21 Best Baby’s First Christmas Gifts For a Very Special Holiday (2023)

  • BY Editorial Staff
  • November 8, 2023
21 Best Baby’s First Christmas Gifts For a Very Special Holiday (2023)

Buying your baby’s first Christmas gifts can be hard. After all, your little one doesn’t need much, and you can only manage so many personalized holiday trinkets. Depending on when a child was born, you need ideas for newborns through 1-year-olds. And you’d prefer things the baby can actually use and enjoy.

So, what do you get a baby for their first Christmas? Don’t worry. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of shopping for babies this year. Our comprehensive holiday gift guide will help your family choose the perfect goodies for your baby boy or baby girl. From stocking stuffers to cute clothes to unique customized items, this list will have your kiddo cooing with happiness! 

Best Gifts for Baby’s First Christmas

1. First Christmas Blanket

Baby’s First Christmas Blanket

$69.95

For baby’s first Christmas gifts from their grandparents, check out this super-snuggly blanket! Soft fleece and a cute snowman will make the holiday right. If the little one is too young to sleep with this, it makes a great substitute for a play mat.

2. Baby’s 1st Christmas Musical Bear

Baby’s 1st Christmas Musical Bear

$98.95

A special gift from Santa will be waiting under the tree this holiday! This darling collectible gift set features a musical bear that will become a keepsake, a Christmas-themed onesie, and more. Just make sure to save the chocolate for the grownups!

3. Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake

Pearhead Babyprints Keepsake

$12.99

Make your own clay hand or footprints right at home! This kit is highly practical and ideal for infants and toddlers alike. You can make the baby’s print and gift it to mom and dad or let them use the kit themselves. Either way, this present is a sure winner!

4. Baby Shark Family Personalized Christmas Ornament

Baby Shark Family Personalized Christmas Ornament

$16.95

Go traditional with a twist when you gift these cute 1st Xmas ornaments! Holiday decorations are popular for a baby’s first Christmas, but this is one that will grow with your family. Put on your best smile because this ornament will have the whole gang singing around the tree!

5. Baby’s First Christmas Elephant Personalized Ornament

Baby’s First Christmas Elephant Personalized Ornament

$16.95

An adorable elephant makes this ornament shine! A gender-neutral design makes it a lovely first Christmas gift for a baby girl, a boy, or twins. The cheap cost won’t break the bank, which is unusual for customized items. Give the family a keepsake for their tree for years to come.

6. Baby’s 1st Christmas Personalized Photo Ornament

Baby’s 1st Christmas Personalized Photo Ornament

$16.95

Make their tree come alive with a unique photo ornament! The baby’s name and birthdate are highlighted by a picture and whimsical train and trees. Giving this may seem sentimental, but the parents will love it, especially seeing how much their little one has grown.

Baby’s First Christmas Stocking Stuffers

7. Baby Banana Teether

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Banana Teether

$5.99

So much of the stuff gifted for a baby’s first Christmas is really for the new parents. This present is purely for the little one, though mom and dad may thank you, too. Teething is terrible for everyone. This gentle toothbrush teether will soothe pain and stop tears!

8. Personalized Baby Blocks

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Personalized Baby Blocks

$42.50

Every newborn needs a personalized keepsake. Instead of going for a Xmas-themed token, why not give a beautiful baby block? This is one block you don’t want going in a tower! But it is one 1st Christmas gift idea that will someday go in their treasure box.

9. Silicone Plates

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Silicone Plates

$20.49

The newest member of the family will be several months old before worrying about solid food. But if your Christmas kiddo is almost a year old, then you need these plates! Toddler-proof silicone will make mealtimes happy and quiet again. You’re welcome!

10. Baby Rattle

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Baby Rattle

$29.99

What do you buy a 3-month-old for Christmas? Why, toys to support sensory and motor development. Rattles may seem like afterthought toys, but they will stimulate the baby’s coordination, strength, and senses. These unique rattles have a variety of hard and soft surfaces for chewing and are dishwasher safe.

11. Indestructibles Books

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Indestructibles Books

$5.95

Are you wondering what to buy a newborn for Christmas? These durable books are fantastic. Besides being able to withstand page-tearers, corner-chewers, and spine-breakers, each book is washable! The stories and illustrations will support early literacy, and indestructible assembly will make your family reading time fun again!

12. Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Skip Hop Bath Spout Cover

$9.29

This year’s gift guide doesn’t include many safety items, but this is a must-have! Your older babies can easily bump their heads on the water spout during their baths. This cute whale spout cover will protect your sons and daughters from spout-related injury!

Baby’s First Christmas Clothing

13. Family Holiday Pajamas

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Family Holiday Pajamas

$19.99 – $34.99

Look cool in your Christmas morning pictures and start an annual tradition with matching outfits! These pajamas are warm and cozy for the whole family. Not only that, your little one won’t be the only one with holiday spirit. This is a tradition that will grow with your kid!

14. Baby Christmas Stocking Caps

Baby Christmas Stocking Caps

$5.11

Take advantage of your wee one being cooperative and dress them up this year! These baby’s first Christmas Santa hats will go with any outfit. If you can keep the baby from chewing the pom-pom, you might even get two years out of their hat!

15. Romper Jumpsuit

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Romper Jumpsuit

$23.99

This cute baby romper will keep your little guy toasty warm this winter. The jumpsuit has a darling teddy bear hood for added adorableness and is easy to get on and off. Just make sure to practice good car seat safety with this suit, so everyone comes home safe.

Other Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas

16. Make Your Own Canvas Print

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Make Your Own Canvas Print

$59.95

If you’re debating what to buy for baby’s first Christmas, how about a design-your-own canvas print? Choose a special family holiday photo if you would like a perfect, festive piece of wall decor. This is also a lovely gift for newlyweds – just use their wedding picture.

17. Night Before Christmas Recordable Book

Night Before Christmas Recordable Book Gift for Baby

$144.50

For a truly personal DIY baby’s first Christmas gift, give a recordable book! The Night Before Christmas is a toddler favorite, made better by grandma, auntie, or dad reading it. Whether you’ll be there in person or not, record it so your little one can listen all they want!

18. Skip Hop Play Center

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts Skip Hop Play Center

$141.99

This cool activity center is where the good times are at! The great convertible design will grow with kids, from bouncing babies to busy preschoolers. It’s easy to change out toys as your child grows. You can use all the pieces over again if your family expands!

19. Baby Birthday Photo Canvas Print

Baby Birthday Photo Canvas Print

$59.95

A favorite on our list, this is one keepsake they will want to keep forever. A newborn picture, the child’s name, and their birthdate combine for a memorable canvas print. This makes a wonderful baby’s first Christmas gift for the family!

20. Baby 1st Christmas Stocking

Baby 1st Christmas Stocking

$10.95

For baby’s first Christmas gifts from their grandparents, check out this super-snuggly blanket! Soft fleece and a cute snowman will make the holiday right. If the little one is too young to sleep with this, it makes a great substitute for a play mat.

21. DIY Felt Christmas Tree

Baby 1st Christmas Gifts DIY Felt Christmas Tree

$13.99

For a fun present that will keep your kid entertained for hours, take a look at this great Christmas tree. They can decorate their own tree with the included ornaments, including putting the star on top! They’ll have loads of fun watching the train, too!

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