10 of the Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Babies and Newborns
If you’re celebrating your baby’s first holiday season, you’ll want to make it magical. But let’s be honest: shopping for babies can be a challenge. They really don’t need much, aside from the essentials you probably already have.
If you’re asking yourself, “What do you get a baby for their first Christmas?” we’ve got you covered! Whether you’re shopping for your own baby or another sweet little one who’s dear to you, make sure your list includes these holiday gift ideas for baby that will make the experience merry and bright.
1. A special lovie
Life is easier with a friend you can hold on to. The popular Mary Meyer Putty Nursery Character Hound Dog Blanket is a plush stuffed character that sits atop the center of the blanket. Mary Meyer Putty Nursery animals have luxurious fabrics, neutral color palettes, and sophistication for today’s baby world of room decor, toys, and clothing.
2. A classic teether with an updated twist
Meet Sophie La Girafe's best friend! Fanfan The Fawn Rubber Teether Toy draws your baby's gaze by way of the dark, highly contrasted spots all over its body and becomes a familiar, reassuring object that is easily recognized. Like Sophie, Fanfan is made using 100% natural rubber from rubber tree latex and food-grade paint – that means it’s extra soft and completely safe for babies. Lightweight and easy to hold, Fanfan has several chewable parts (ears, legs, etc.), making it perfectly suited to help soothe baby's gums when getting their first teeth.
3. Nesting toys
The Mushie Nesting Stars Toy brings a little Danish style and wholesomeness to your child's playroom. Older babies will love matching the muted colors while exploring their fine motor skills with this beautiful nesting star toy set. It also helps them develop hand-eye coordination, balance, gripping strength and trunk control, gross motor skills, and crossing midline exercises. Made from 100% non-toxic, BPA, and phthalate-free plastic.
4. A personal gym
Babies have lots of developmental milestones in the first year. So give them a gift that helps them grow! The TINY LOVE Magical Tales Black and White Gymini is a stylish activity gym, designed especially to support newborn development. With 18 developmental activities and interactive toys, it encourages a baby’s skills as they naturally play. Its contrasting black and white details provide visual stimulation for newborns. The adjustable arches are easy to arrange in a variety of ways or remove to enhance your baby’s developmental environment for tummy time. Your little one will love exploring the shapes on the soft black and white book or marveling at their own reflection in the mirror. The spacious and cozy play area lets babies stretch and experiment with movement and rolling over.
5. Soothing pacifiers
Help soothe your sweetie in style with these adorable Itzy Ritzy Orthodontic Sweetie Soother Orthodontic Pacifiers! Their one-piece design is made of durable, latex-free silicone and each pacifier features a precious accent on the handle to coordinate with baby's outfits. Available in a two-pack, these pacifiers are ideal for babies 0 months and up, free of PVC and BPA, and dishwasher-safe.
6. Eco-friendly bamboo dishware
The Avanchy Rainbow Baby Gift Set is the easiest way to meet all your baby-feeding needs as they grow. This bamboo dishware is a great natural choice for infant feeding, baby-led weaning (BLW), or toddler self-feeding. The spoons’ have an ergonomically designed bamboo handle, and the soft silicone tips are gentle on a baby's gums. The Avanchy plate and bowl feature a no-slip silicone ring that fits most high-chair trays resulting in cleaner, happier feeding sessions. Mix and match your favorite colors and styles to create the perfect collection. Avanchy dishware is beautiful and will last a lifetime with proper care.
7. Sleep-inducing white noise
The Tonies Nap Time White Noise Audio Play Figurine plays two hours of soothing white noise, providing an ambient environment that helps your child fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Use it with the amazing Toniebox system. Individual hand-painted collectible figurines like this one magnetically attach to the Toniebox, an amazing music and storybook player that makes it simple and safe for little listeners to listen to what they want. Tonies are the perfect holiday gift to grow with your baby in the years to come!
8. The sweetest toy in the bunch
Parents and babies loved Estella's banana baby rattle so much that Estella couldn’t resist adding to the bunch with a larger 9" stuffed and plush baby toy! The Estela Banana Organic Stuffed Plush Baby Toy is handmade in Peru from the softest organic cotton—perfect for snuggles or sweetening up any infant nursery or any room. This machine-washable soft toy makes for a unique baby gift, especially for the healthy, food-loving family.
9. Natural skincare products
Babies deserve a fresh start in life with ingredients from nature that are gentle for their sensitive skin. The Burt's Bees Baby Sensitive Essential Gift Set features some of their most popular products, including Burts Bees Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash, Ultra Gentle Lotion (Sensitive), and Diaper Rash Ointment. It also includes a 100% organic cotton washcloth to gently cleanse and soften your baby's sensitive skin, safely and naturally. These pediatrician-tested products are formulated without synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and parabens.
10. A cozy blanket
This cozy blanket is silky soft and keeps your little one cozy as they get bigger. The Tuwi Wave Knitted Baby Blanket has baby alpaca fiber and is hypoallergenic, perfect for those with sensitive skin. The material is lightweight, and the weave lends an extra stretch to the blanket. It also traps air, so it’s breathable in hot weather and warm when it’s chilly. The softness of baby alpaca fiber feels almost like cashmere, but it’s more eco-friendly and sustainable. Choose from natural grey or cream palettes, both with endless subtle tonal variations reflecting the qualities of the sea and sky.
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