11 Gifts That Will Make Baby’s First Christmas Magical
The only thing that's more magical than Christmas? A baby's first Christmas! Celebrate a new bundle of joy by giving them one of these special baby gifts.
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Santa’s Workshop Playset
This holiday toy ($30) is crafted from super soft material that’s completely safe for baby. The five-piece set includes Christmas-themed toys that will keep Baby busy all morning, including a workshop, a Christmas tree squeak toy, a crinkly candy cane, a stuffed present rattle and a Santa Claus plush that makes sound.
Who Says Ho Ho Ho? Baby’s First Christmas Book
Babies love looking at other babies—and during Christmas morning is no different. Who Says Ho Ho Ho? ($8) will allow your own curious baby to explore colorful images of other infants as they get ready for Christmas. The words in the book are easy for an older baby to repeat back to you as they follow along.
Baby’s First Christmas Plush Soft Ring Rattle
This cute rattle ($9) will make a soothing sound as Baby shakes it and plays, and it’s just the right size for little hands to hold. The “1st Christmas” embroidery makes this sweet teddy bear toy a keepsake gift they’ll want to pass on to their own children one day.
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Lovevery Play Kit Subscription Box
We love subscription boxes like this one (from $36 a month) because they’re gifts that keep on giving. Each play kit is filled with developmentally and age-appropriate toys, items and apparel based on the baby’s age. It even provides you with a book of ideas for unlimited play and creativity. (Did you know Taste of Home has a subscription box, too?)
Little People Nativity Play Set
Nativity sets are an important part of Christmas. But if you’re gifting one to Baby, you want to be sure it’s safe. This set from Little People ($25) is a sturdy, colorful option that includes a stable and 12 figures, including Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus and more.
3D DIY Felt Christmas Tree
Since babies can’t exactly pitch in while decorating the real Christmas tree in their home, this felt Christmas tree ($9) is an amazing alternative. The cone-shaped tree stands a whopping 28 inches tall and includes 18 big felt ornaments that can be easily hung on the tree, with familiar, cheerful shapes like snowmen, gingerbread girls and snowflakes.
Silicone Christmas Tree Cookie Teether
OK, so they’re not actually delicious Christmas sugar cookies—but these teethers ($11 for 4) look like the real deal. So when your little bundle of joy is eyeing up the freshly baked goods for Santa, they’ll still be happy with these safe teether lookalikes.
Baby Reindeer Christmas Costume
Keep baby bundled up on Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and throughout the rest of the holiday season with this handmade costume ($20), available in sizes 0 to 12 months. It also makes for a great addition to any family Christmas photo shoot.
Felted Newborn Christmas Toys
These color-coordinated felt toys (from $10) all are handcrafted. You can snag just one, but we have a feeling you’ll want Baby to have the whole too-cute collection.
Personalized First Christmas Baby Blanket
We have a feeling this personalized baby blanket (from $45) will be a cherished item for Christmases to come. You can choose from fleece, minky style or plush fabrics. Since the blankets are created using water-based dye, they’re perfectly safe for Baby.
My First Christmas Outfit
Keep Baby cozy and fashionable on their Christmas morning debut with a personalized bodysuit (from $14). The decorated onesie boasts an adorable design that’s fitting for any sweet boy or girl. Speaking of reindeer, consider bringing back a visit from Santa and other holiday traditions.