This year, you’ve been blessed with the greatest Christmas gift of all time: a new baby!
Now, it’s time to find a unique gift that’ll be just as adorable as your new bundle of joy.
The best gifts for baby’s first Christmas are rooted in practicality.
After all, babies don’t understand the concept of Christmas or holiday gatherings.
In truth, any gift you buy for them will end up being a gift for yourself as well, which is why you should take a quality over quantity approach to gift-buying for your baby.
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Need some extra-special gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas?
Read on for a roundup of quality gifts for babies that will help make their first holiday season all the more memorable.
1. Holiday Pajamas
Getting holiday jammies is a popular family tradition, and for good reason! There’s nothing better than going to bed on Christmas Eve in cozy sleepwear.
Extend the cozy, holiday spirit to your little one by picking up some baby holiday pajamas just for them.
A versatile set of pajamas is great for playing, sleeping, eating or simply hanging out around the house.
Plus, they’ll look adorable in their holiday jammies and get a better night’s rest—it’s a win-win!
2. Personalized Ornament
Hands down, one of the cutest gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas has got to be a personalized ornament.
Whether it’s a photo of your newborn baby, a mold of their tiny feet or their hospital hat stuffed into a clear ornament, this Christmas gift is an absolute must for all new parents.
If you’re getting sappy at the idea right now, just wait until you unbox baby’s ornament next year.
Your heart will instantly turn into mush at the sight. Your mom was totally right when she said that babies grow up too fast!
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3. Books, Books and More Books
Baby will eventually outgrow toys and clothes, but the gift of reading lasts a lifetime.
Why not get baby some books for his or her growing library?
If you don’t want to pick out books one-by-one, consider giving you and your baby the gift that keeps on giving: a children’s book subscription.
4. Hanging Height Chart
Looking for a unique gift idea for baby’s first Christmas?
Get them a height chart that you can use to track their growth.
You can hang it in baby’s nursery and have it double as a cute design element for your nursery wall.
Word to the wise: Get an actual hanging height chart instead of a decal. That way, it won’t damage the paint if you decide to make a design change.
5. A Winterized Baby Stroller
If you live in a region that gets tons of snow, this gift idea for baby is going to be worth every penny.
A winterized stroller is specifically designed to handle slippery surfaces and tough terrain, so you and the baby will be safer on your outdoor strolls.
Specifically, keep your eyes out for a stroller with mountain suspension and a swivel front wheel that locks for easier navigation through snowy, rough terrain.
6. Winter Weather Baby Accessories
While we’re talking about wintertime strolls with your baby, you might as well pick out some cute winter gear for your little one.
Be sure to get an adorable baby cap that covers their little ears.
Don’t forget warm layers, cozy socks and a cute pair of baby mittens!
7. Professional Family Photoshoot
By now, you probably have lots of random pictures of your little one.
But how many pictures do you have of you and your baby together? Or of your baby and your partner?
Or all three of you together? Probably not that many.
This year, splurge on a family portrait and make sure that every family member is in the picture.
Not only will you have an amazing holiday card to show off, but you’ll also have adorable photos that you’ll cherish for years to come.
8. Keepsake Library
From that first sonogram to baby’s first blanket, keepsakes are a precious way to preserve special memories.
But in your sleep-deprived state, you probably didn’t have a good place to store baby’s keepsakes.
This year, treat yourself to a baby keepsake library that is designed to help you store baby’s sweet mementos.
Are you more of a journaling type?
Get yourself a baby memory book that allows you to document your little one’s first year and your journey as a new parent.
9. Musical Stuffed Animal
Looking for ways to stimulate your baby’s senses?
Consider getting them a cute stuffed animal with musical capabilities. Musical stuffed animals can help turn naptime into a musical experience by gently singing tunes to your little one.
Plus, they’re super soft and huggable!
Even if your baby doesn’t seem entranced by the song, he or she is sure to love their soft plush toy.
10. Baby Playmat
Another great way to help your baby develop their senses is by giving them a baby playmat for Christmas.
These interactive mats come in an array of colorful designs that provide a safe place for baby to play, relax and work on developing skills.
Best of all, they can give parents a much-needed break from holding their little one all the time.
Just lay your baby down on the mat and let them interact with it while you wipe down the counter or answer the phone.
Whether you recently welcomed your new bundle of joy or your baby is a few months away from turning one, these gift ideas are a great way to celebrate baby’s first Christmas.
Cherish this time and take lots of photos. Baby’s first Christmas only happens once!