You’ve made it! Baby’s FIRST Christmas! Here come the adorable photos of your little under Christmas tree, draped in lights, laying among ornaments. So what should go under the tree OTHER than your little one? Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for a baby’s very first Christmas.
First, I have ALWAYS gotten questions about my Kleynimals keys. They were a hit with my little, and every little that got their hands on them. They’re made of stainless steel so they’re non-toxic, BPA free, green, impact resistant, and dishwasher safe. They ‘clink’ and ‘clank’ like the real things but have smooth edges so your little can go to town. Then throw them in the dishwasher to disinfect them whenever your heart desires. Kleynimals also gives you the ability to have them engraved so you can make a them a keepsake for your little. I can’t imagine these things NOT lasting long enough to be passed down for generations, just like fine china. Check out the Kleynimals website and order in time for Christmas!
Another favorite of mine is the Sophia the giraffe infant teether. It’s easy for them to hold, and tough enough for them to want to chew, and chew, and chew, and chew. You can find it in a gift set, along with a book of shapes here from Target for $14.99.
This Wubbanub Pacifier Toy is a cozy comfort to littles that love their paci. Isabella hated her paci but loved to at least chew on it when it was attached to this little guy. They come in different animals but, as you can tell, we love giraffes.
This is another magical object you can throw in your diaper bag. The Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes. It lights up and plays seven different songs (always remember, if it lights up and sings, it’s worth a look). Click HERE to buy it on Amazon for $8.99.
For little’s that are a little less little, a Wuka quiet book will likely be perfect. Check out their website here. The set pictured is currently on sale. I met this vendor, recently, at Swiss Days in Midway and fell in love with their product. The pages are so cleverly crafted. You can buy pages individually (one at a time, if you wanted) to create a quiet book that’s sure to keep your little entertained. This educational toy will teach your little how to button, zip, match, and more. It’s an entertaining way for them develop their fine motor and sensory skills. Plus, they really are made SO well.
The Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Chatter Telephone is also a classic hit. Isabella still loves playing with hers. These are on sale at HERE on Amazon for $4.97.
Another thing Fisher-Price has done COMPLETELY right is this Little Super Star Classical Stacker. It plays music and has a light display (again, Lights + Music = WIN). Let’s face it, your little is going to LOVE anything that lights up. You can find this one, discounted, HERE on Overstock.com.
A plush animal chair was a huge hit with Isabella. I kid you not, every day since she got it, she’s sat down on it to read. It’s part of our bedtime routine. This was scored at Costco last year for $17.99 so keep your eye out for them this year! (OR you can also find a much more expensive one at Nordstrom.)
Fisher-Price® Laugh N Learn Puppy and Pals Learning Table will keep your little entertained for hours. It’s a prop for them to stand and while they stand they’ll learn colors, numbers, shapes, and words in English AND Spanish. It lights up and sings over 60 songs so it’s sure to be among the favorites.
And for your crawler here’s a fun one, the Pacific Play Tents Fun Tube Tunnel! If your infant likes crawling behind the couch like mine, this is a great alternative. Find it HERE at Target.
Here are a few links to more of my favorites:
You can never go wrong with books (hard or plush), stuffed animals (avoid ones with plastic eyes and noses– choking hazards), or soft, fluffy blankets.
Remember, in the end this is your baby’s FIRST Christmas. Don’t become too wrapped up in buying the perfect gifts. They wont remember the gifts. They wont even pay attention to them when they’re older and looking at photos of their first Christmas. But they’ll always recognize and remember love. So spend as much time as you can, this Christmas, cuddling and snuggling them as much as possible by the tree lights. Because those are the pictures that make it onto the mantle.