Baby’s first Christmas is often more exciting for the parents than it is the baby since they will be far more interested in the wrapping paper and empty boxes than they will the actual presents. But that doesn’t mean you can’t choose a gift that’ll become a much-loved toy or a treasured keepsake. I’ve scoured the internet, sourcing the best presents for babies and putting them together in this little gift guide to help you make this Christmas the most special one yet.
Here are my top picks for baby’s first Christmas:
1 // aden + anais Metallic Gold Musy £20.99 aden + anais are renowned for their iconic swaddles and muslin blankets and they’ve just realised a stunning new metallic collection just in time for Christmas. Made for those born to sparkle, the 100% cotton muslin musy squares have had a beautiful makeover with new prints that are as soft and cosy, as they are shimmery. They’re absorbent and breathable and perfectly sized for life on the go, making them the ideal security blanket, bib, burp cloth and more. Go on…add a little twinkle to your baby’s eye this Christmas with these lovely metallic gold musy’s.
2 // Little Tikes Baby Tummy Tunes Giraffe £17.99 With various colours, textures and sounds, your baby will enjoy tummy time more than ever thanks to the Little Tikes Baby Tummy Tunes Giraffe. This cute little friend has been designed to make tummy time fun, so even the fussiest and most reluctant of babies will find it hard to resist the self-discovery mirror, ladybug squeaker and grabbing rings. The Tummy Tunes Giraffe encourages reaching and stretching while engaging your little one’s core as they play the piano keys.
3 // Little Tikes Baby Peekaboo Seal £9.99 Your little one can play their favourite game on the go with this super cute pram attachment friend. All they have to do is pull the tail to make the seal cover its eyes with its fins, then release for a game of peek-a-boo. It also features a rattle and spinning will which is great for sensory play as it engages all of the senses. The Peekaboo Seal is the perfect stocking filler for babies this Christmas.
4 // Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow Deluxe Gym £39.99 Keep baby busy and stimulated this Christmas with the Fisher-Price Moonlight Meadow Deluxe Gym. It features two soft overhead arches with 6 linkable toys, including a self-discovery mirror and a removable plush bunny tummy time wedge with glowing lights and sweet music to support and entertain baby during tummy time play. The combination of music, lights, fun sounds and bright colours helps to stimulate all senses and aide development.
5 // Baby Einstein Explore & Discover Soft Blocks £15.00 The Baby Einstein explore & discover soft blocks are perfect for little hands to discover and explore! Each block has a different activity and real-life imagery. The Shapes block features multi-textured fabric for tactile stimulation, the Colour block has a fun vibe and the names of colours are shown in English, Spanish and French, the Numbers block has a peek-a-boo sun mirror for fun self-discovery, and the animals block rattles and shows names of animals in English, Spanish and French.
6 // Parent Apparel Mother/Baby Gift Set £28.00 This bold gift set comprises a limited edition Lara + Ollie Rainbow Necklace for mums and a ‘The Tooth Hurts’ baby grow from Parent Apparel for little ones. Baby grows are available in black or white and come with a rainbow necklace for mum that is teething-friendly for babies. Both items come beautifully gift boxed so would make a perfect Christmas present for new mums.
7 //aden + anais Serenity Star £64.95 Combining a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, night light and clock, the Serenity Star is a must-have product for every nursery. The feeding diary records and displays the last time you started feeding and on which side (if nursing). The sound machine plays two lullabies, as well as a heartbeat and white noise to help baby sleep through the night. The room temperature indicator displays in Celsius and glows red, blue or white if the room is above, below or at the ideal temperature. The innovative and stylish Serenity Star would be a very welcome gift under the Christmas tree for new parents this year.
8 // Skip Hop Elephant Activity Toy £16.00 There’s lots to explore with this multi-sensory toy. The Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Elephant Activity Toy features lots of colours, sounds, textures and patterns to stimulate the senses. And because it comes with a clip to attach it to buggies and cots, your little one can take their companion with them for play on the go.
9 // Rainbow Nesting Blocks £20.00 These rainbow nesting blocks are incredibly versatile with endless play possibilities. A bridge, a tunnel, a rocking chair for little dolls, a fence a small house…. or just a stacking toy. Guaranteed to provide your little one with endless hours of fun.
10 // Ewan The Dream Sheep £39.99 Ewan The Dream Sheep is a soft cuddly toy with light and sound features, including actual womb and heartbeat recordings. This is proven to calm babies and help lull them into a peaceful slumber. Features a comforting pink glow with on/off switch and a range of soothing sounds including womb, rain, vacuum, harp and heartbeat. The perfect gift for newborns and younger babies.
11 // Baby Sensory Say Hello Stroller Book £9.99 With eight pages of sensory fun, this Say Hello Stroller Book is sure to become a firm favourite with your baby. Great for fun on the move, this lovely Baby Sensory Say Hello book has been made from a soft fabric with friendly characters in bright colours to engage your little one’s curiosity. It features a baby safe mirror so they can interact with their reflection and lots of other different textured fabrics and fascinating patterns that baby will love to discover and explore.
12 // Hape Wonder Walker £89.99 This balanced walker provides a sturdy base for pulling up, and a unique design that makes pushing a breeze. Moveable knobs, gears, and colourful balls turn it into a busy-box on wheels. It helps little ones develop their imaginations and creative skills while encouraging movement during playtime.