Baby’s First Christmas Gifts

The approaching festive season has already filled me with excitement! But, as a mum, I know there’s a ton of stuff to plan and prepare to make it a magical Christmas for the kids. And one of those important tasks is picking out the perfect gifts! Maybe you’ve been on the hunt for baby’s first Christmas gift ideas because you want to surprise a friend or colleague with a little one, but you’re feeling a bit stumped.

Well, I’ve got your back! I’ve put together a hassle-free list of options for you to choose from. This post “Baby’s First Christmas Gifts” is just the beginning of a series on Christmas gift ideas for kids, and I’ll be covering ages 1 to 5. Stay tuned for more wonderful suggestions that are sure to bring smiles and delight to children of various ages! πŸŽπŸ‘ΆπŸŽ„

Considering that Christmas can put a strain on your budget with all the other expenses, most of my suggestions are wallet-friendly, coming in at under Β£20. You’ll find a few options that are slightly pricier, but nothing exceeds Β£50, so you can enjoy the holiday without breaking the bank! So, without further ado, dive in and find the perfect gift! πŸŽπŸŽ„

1. Personalised Christmas Stockings (click here or the photo for link)

Personalised Christmas Stocking, Β£9.99

The moment we hung our firstborn’s Christmas stockings on the tree, it melted my heart. It’s a truly special experience for both the baby and the parents, creating memories that will be cherished. If you’re searching for a gift that will warm the hearts of new parents on their baby’s first Christmas, this is the perfect choice! πŸ§¦πŸŽ„πŸ’•

2. Personalised Christmas Ornament & Baubles (click here or the photo for links)

Personalised Baby’s First 1st Christmas, Β£8.95
Baby Boy & Girl’s First Christmas Ornament, Β£6.99

Absolutely, hanging the baby’s first Christmas ornament is another precious moment for parents. I still hold onto my firstborn’s first Christmas bauble, a thoughtful gift from one of my husband’s patients. It’s not just an ornament; it’s a keepsake with memories woven into it. Here’s hoping it becomes a cherished tradition, something you can pass on to your little ones when they’re all grown up! πŸŽ„βœ¨πŸ’–

3. TOMY Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs Baby Toy (click here or the photo for link)

TOMY Toomies Hide and Squeak Eggs, Β£8.99

You might be wondering, “Why are these eggs in an egg carton so exciting?” I had the same thought when I picked them up for my 6-month-old son. However, I decided to give them a try since they had an overwhelming number of positive reviews – currently over 43,000 and counting! Turns out, my 40,000 fellow consumers were absolutely right – it was a huge hit! My little one adored it, and every parent I recommended it to came back to me with stories of their kids loving it too. So, if you’re on the lookout for a budget-friendly option that’s sure to impress both the child and their parents, this is the one to go for! πŸ₯šπŸ‘ΆπŸŽ‰

4. Soft Baby Blocks (click here or the photo for link)

B. Toys – One Two Squeeze Baby Blocks, Β£13.95

This versatile silicone toy is a real gem. Not only can babies use it as a teething toy due to its chewable material, but the colorful blocks with various textures provide excellent sensory stimulation. What’s more, it grows with your child, lasting well into the toddler stage when they can stack and tumble the blocks. While there are other silicone blocks with shapes on the sides for matching play, I’d personally recommend this simple version. The sticking-out shapes on the others can be a bit tricky for little ones to stack, as they do not have the idea that they need to stack on the sides without protruding shapes. This toy keeps it straightforward and endlessly enjoyable!

5. Sensory balls (click here or the photo for link)

Bright Starts Oball Easy Grasp Classic Ball, Β£4.99

Babies have an undeniable fascination with balls, and when it comes to sensory balls, the Bright Starts Oball featured in the link above truly stands out as the best! Once again, to a grown-up’s eyes, it may look just too simple, but as the saying goes, “simple is best for babies.” Just take a look at the glowing testimonials from over 32,000 people! It’s a mystery why babies are so drawn to it, but the design is clearly spot-on for our little ones. If a single ball feels too basic or you’re looking for more variety, you can opt for a sensory toy assortment like the one below! πŸŒŸπŸ‘ΆπŸ€πŸŽ

Bright Starts Soothers & Shakers 7pc Gift Set, Β£24.36

6. “That’s Not My” books (click here or the photo for link)

That’s Not My Snowman, Β£6.50

Ah, the famous “That’s Not My” series! There are now so many delightful books in the series that you’re bound to find the perfect one featuring your little one’s favourite animal or interest. Personally, I couldn’t resist “That’s Not My Squirrel” because it was just too adorable, and “That’s Not My Bus” was a hit in our household since my little one was absolutely obsessed with buses when he was younger. Whether it’s animals, fairies, or fire engines, there’s a “That’s Not My” book to match every baby’s unique interests! πŸ“šπŸΏοΈπŸšŒπŸ‘ΆπŸ“–

7. Fisher-Price Kick & Play Piano Gym Mat (click here or the photo for link)

Fisher-Price Baby Play Mat, Kick & Play Baby Gym Play Mat, Β£39.99

Here’s another delightful toy that holds a special place in my heart and my son’s early memories! This baby play gym is incredibly versatile. You can use it from the newborn stage as a comfy tummy time mat. As your little one starts moving their legs around 3-4 months old, they’ll absolutely adore kicking the piano keys with their feet while reaching for all the dangling toys above. Once they begin to crawl, they’ll explore all around the mat, and they may even flip over to interact with the piano using their hands too! While there’s an upgraded version with lights on the piano called the Deluxe Kick & Play, I can assure you that this basic version is more than sufficient for hours of playtime fun! πŸŽΉπŸ‘ΆπŸ’«

8. Baby walker (click here or the photo for link)

VTech First Steps Baby Walker, Β£29.99

As your little one approaches the later part of her first year, consider surprising her with a baby walkerβ€”a perfect companion for those imminent first steps! While a classic wooden walker (like this one) is always a charming choice, my two boys absolutely fell in love with this VTech baby walker. Bonus: the mobile phone toy it comes with became one of their must-have items whenever we ventured out! πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈβœ¨πŸ“±

Photo by Eugene Zhyvchik from Unsplash

I’ve shared a list of toys that brought endless joy to my kids, and I hope you find the perfect one for your child, nephew, niece, or a friend’s little one! May these gifts bring smiles and laughter. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas filled with happiness and warmth! πŸŽπŸŽ„βœ¨

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