Shopping for Christmas gifts for baby made easy: My tips are for everybody looking for a gift. Whether you are a parent, a grandparent, an uncle, an aunt, another relative or a friend - here are my favorite gift ideas for baby's 1st Christmas and for toddlers. Make it a Holiday to remember!
If you are looking for Christmas gifts for toddlers have a look further down the page and get cute ideas for older babies and pre-school kids.
With a Christmas outfit or a Christmassy accessory you can never be wrong. Get a complete girl or boy Holiday outfit or just a single piece like a bodysuit. If Christmas in your country is the cold season of the year you should go for a long-sleeved outfit. It would be a shame if you had to cover a short sleeved onesie with a long-sleeved shirt or sweater. But if you live in a region where it's mild or even hot during Xmas time short sleeves are the choice.
Holiday outfits come with all sorts of sassy printed messages such as 'Baby's First Christmas' or 'Santa's Little Helper', these make them all the more cute!
Festive accessories for little kids also come in several styles and designs: Christmas bibs, baby hats, socks or booties and extremely cute Holiday headbands and hair bows for little baby girls.
If you give a festive outfit and / or accessory there's another 'benefit': photos of baby wearing cute Christmas clothing are a great keepsake!
Photo frames are a great decoration item at the Festive Season. They come in many forms and styles to go with every interior. And they are available in many materials such as wood, silver, gold or glass. Choose the one you like best. Photo frames often have an engraving such as 'My First Christmas".
Festive ornaments to hang at the tree or chimney are a cute keepsake to treasure. My absolute favorite is the Swarovski rocking horse. Just have a look, it's adorable!
All of Raffi's baby CDs are a great present for babies and kids. And the one with the Christmas songs is no exception! Get this for the little one and in short the whole family will hum along!
We all love to listen to this album year after year. There are children CDs that get on your (the parents) nerves after some time... This one doesn't! Even I am looking forward to getting this CD out at winter time. Together with my kids, we love to sing along while riding in the car. Songs included are 'Frosty The Snowman', 'Up On The House-Top', 'Jingle Bells', 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer', 'Must Be Santa', 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas' and many more. This CD is a gift you can give to a baby at its first Christmas and it will last and bring joy for years!
Check out the shopping malls and get a gift voucher so mummy can take baby on a photo date with Santa! This voucher can be given on its own or you might also like to combine it with the outfit to wear at the photo session. You can also give a nice frame with it to later display the best photo in. In that case, it is cute to insert the voucher into your frame.
Alternatively, take baby (while you are babysitting) to the mall and have surprise photos taken.
A photo of your daughter or son together with Santa (and you...) also makes a great present from mummy to daddy or also from daddy to mummy!
Cuddly Xmas toys are a classic gift for baby. They make a treasured companion not only around Christmas time but all year round. A stuffed Christmas teddy bear, a classic Elf On The Shelf or any other cuddly Christmassy toy is the perfect keepsake to give for baby's first Christmas.
Find out baby's diaper size and mommy's favorite kind of diapers and make a beautiful Xmas themed diaper cake or a diaper snail as pictured here!
On a traditional pampers cake you can even put a Santa baby hat on top. Add Christmas goodies, a festive garland and if you like also real Christmas chocolates or candy canes for mum and dad.
Sometimes giving cash or a giftcard is a good idea, too. After all baby cannot actively wish for something yet ;-) But just a bank note or a gift card are kind of unloving - yet pimped with some Christmassy diaper babies your money gift will be awesome! Here is how to make diaper babies.
Here are some more DIY Xmas baby gift ideas. Not all of them are just for Christmas but many can be made to especially fit for Christmas by using winterly designs, Xmas colors and appropriate accessories.
Sophie The Giraffe is one of the best organic teethers, if not the best! And now, there's a 'My First Christmas Teether And Ornament Set' available that makes a really cute present for newborn babies. The set even includes 2 Christmas ornaments.
If you do not know Sophie yet, find all Information about her and her friends here.
Gund and Baby Gund feature some really nice toys and Holiday / Season related playsets that make cute presents for baby. They are recommended for play from infant up:
The workshop playset can even be personalized which makes it double cute and special.
This singing Elmo toy made by Gund is so cute and your kids will love to get it out at winter time year after year! Elmo is wearing a green Santa hat and comes in a sleigh. Elmo sings 'Jingle Bells' and moves his mouth and head to the song. Such a riot for baby and the whole family!
Always keep baby's little feet warm by giving those cute UGG boots or a pair of other sheepskin booties.
UGG sheepskin booties are available for the very little ones already (size 0-1 months and up) and look very stylish on baby. UGG baby boots surely are pricey and parents might not be willing to pay this much for them. That's why they make a really special gift for a little one!Too cute!
A book always makes a great treat for whatever occasion and Xmas related books are great presentss for baby, too. They will love to look at these books for years to come.
Here are some recommendations for cute and stimulating baby books to give in winter time:
- Fisher Price Little People, Christmastime Is Here!: lift the flap, baby - preschool, 10 pages
- My First Christmas by Tomie de Paola: board book, 14 pages
- Bright Baby Merry Christmas by Roger Priddy: touch & feel board book, baby - preschool, 12 pages
- Baby's First Christmas by Fiona Watt: hardcover, 10 pages
- My First Christmas Board Book by DK Publishing: board book, 36 pages
These all together also make a great baby book gift basket - and you might like to add a cosy pillow or a cuddly toy, too.
Little People sets generally are for little ones aged 12 months and older. But you can give this set right after birth so next Christmas the baby / the toddler can play with it. The Fisher Price Nativity Set 'A Christmas Story' consists of a stable with stone walls and palm trees, the figures Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus, an angel, the three wise men, a donkey with a cart, a camel, a sheep and a cow. The star light up and the set plays 'Away in the Manger'.
The set offers great educational value. And since the little one has its own nativity set to touch and play with, it might leave alone your valuable heirloom set. This cute nativity toy set will definitely be a hit with baby and the kids - Christmastime after Christmastime and year after year.
Fisher Price also offer a cute range of special Holiday toys such as the Little People Musical Christmas Train, Xmas Village, Christmas on Main Street or Tree Lighting in Discovery Park. The Fisher Price Little People Xmas sets are interactive baby and toddler toys designed with loving attention to detail. They certainly will be fun to play with for years!
This giftidea is for babies of about 6 months and up and also for toddlers. What better winter and Christmas gift in snowy regions! It goes without saying that babies can't have downhill thrill rides yet but will love to be safely pulled around in winterly landscapes.
Whether you go for a sled made of durable plastic material or a classical wooden sleigh with a backrest is up to you, and in a way also up to your purse ;-) Just bear in mind, the wooden one is more eco-friendly. Both can be used up to the age of approx. 4 years.
Let the winter fun begin!
If your baby is close to one year or if it is baby's 2nd Christmas, you might consider a soft doll. Dolls are suitable for girls and boys and there are also boy baby dolls available as the ones from German company HABA, pictured here. Soft dolls make cute and educational presents for baby and offer hours of play. Find more information on baby's first doll here.
Most of my ideas on this page are somehow related to Christmas. Of course you can also give a 'non-Christmas related' gift for the Holidays, feel free to browse my other pages for more great ideas that will make perfect Xmas givings, too!
If you need a Christmas gift from baby for the whole family, check out lots of great ideas here.
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