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 // SOPHIE THE GIRAFFE TEETHER IN GIFT BOX £11.99 Sophie the Giraffe is a popular classic teething toy for babies and this version come packaged in a beautiful gift box so it makes a wonderful present for baby’s first Christmas. Made from 100% natural soft rubber, it is slender, flexible and soft so babies can squeeze and chew it safely. Sophie squeaks when squeezed and is brilliant at helping to soothe sore teething gums.
2 // ELC BLOSSOM FARM PETE PONY SIT ME UP £39.99 With various colours and textures, your baby will enjoy tummy time more than ever thanks to the ELC Blossom Hill Pete Pony Sit Me Up. Suitable from birth, 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 flower mirror, rattling lamb toy and the owl ring rattle. The nest is a cosy place for babies to start playing and exploring textures and when they’re ready to try sitting up, you can stack up the two halves of the Pete Pony Sit Me Up.
3 // MY BIG WONDER BIG WONDERCUBE £23.99 With gently curved edges and non-toxic paint, this striking wooden Wondercube is safe for the youngest of hands and comes with a beautiful six piece appliquéd shape set (circle, square, triangle, diamond, star, pentagon) of fillings made from organic cotton jersey. Practical and ideal for the inquisitive little minds of babies.
4 // FISHER PRICE RAINFOREST MELODIES & LIGHTS GYM £34.99 With three play settings and more than 10 toys & activities, the Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym keeps babies busy, at home or on the go! The rainforest comes to life with music, lights and nature sounds that respond to your baby’s movement. During lay & play time, hanging activity toys & motion-activated music encourage teeny-tiny ones to reach, bat & play! Lower the toys or move them to the soft deluxe mat to encourage your little one to push up for tummy time fun! Sweet details, including a soft, satiny mat border and large crinkle leaf, offer sensory development as your little one plays. For extra on-the-go fun, remove the take-along toucan, which features up to 20 minutes of music in the long-play setting as well as cool, colour-changing lights!
5 // BABY EINSTEIN EXPLORE AND DISCOVER SOFT BLOCKS £10.99 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 // LAMAZE COSIMO CONCERTO £27.99 Little ones will love to make music this Christmas with the musical Lamaze Cosimo Concerto. This soft plush zebra doubles as a piano for baby to begin playing songs and developing musical skills. Each of the coloured stripes plays a different musical note when pressed. Young infants will love the bright colours and big friendly face, and older babies will enjoy exploring and learning that each stripe plays a different sound. Cosimo is also great for keeping babies engaged because there are lots of surprise crinkles, contrast patterns, and multiple textures for them to explore.
7 // EWAN THE DREAM SHEEP £29.99 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.
8 // 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.
9 // LAMAZE FLIP FLAP DRAGON £10.99 Ideal for babies from birth upwards, the Lamaze Flip Flap Dragon is made of soft, durable fabrics in a string of lovely contrasting colours. There are six different materials that babies can explore, noisy crinkly feet and cheeks that squeak when squeezed. The hoop that babies have to pull to make the dragon’s wings flap up and down doubles up as a handy pram clip so little ones can take their dragon everywhere they go.
10 // ADEN AND ANAIS SERENITY STAR £64.95 Combining a feeding diary, room temperature indicator, sound machine, nightlight 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.
11 // BABY SENSORY SAY HELLO STROLLER BOOK £12.00 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 // TIDLO ACTIVITY WALKER £41.99 The Tidlo Activity Walker is a brightly coloured wooden baby walker which will help develop confidence with walking. It has a lovely nature-themed design and features a spinning cage rattle, mini abacus and many more fun activities to entertain and stimulate little ones. At the rear of the walker, there is a storage tray so babies can take their favourite teddy or soft toy along with them for the ride.