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Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide

Ideas for the newest member of the family!

It’s really hard to buy for infants at Christmas. My youngest son just turned 6 months, and I know he won’t even remember or really care about what kids of gifts he gets – but I feel guilty slighting him! It’s his first Christmas, and I want to remember it, even if he won’t. 

So when it comes to gifts for infants, I love the idea of things that will last for the coming years instead of just being used for a couple months. I also always follow the quality over quantity rule at Christmas time, so remember that a few really nice gifts that will last will be better than a bunch of toys that end up getting ignored and then given away!

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Chairs make great first Christmas gifts, they’re practical and last through toddler-hood. This Bear Chair from Land of Nod so cute! I also love the standard anywhere chair from Pottery Barn Kids, you can personalize it and the covers are washable and changeable. Finally, a wooden rocking chair is perfect for watching TV but also great for milestone pictures since it’s so clean and neutral. 


Commerate the first Christmas with a special ornament! I love these sweet little deer and patchwork star ornaments from Etsy. Also, the silver elephant ornament is simple and modern and sure to light up your tree.  

Personalized Gifts

Pottery Barn Kids’ personalized stroller blankets make great gifts. The blankets are great quality and last for years! They also have a ton of designs, fonts, and color options – your gift will surely be unique. The Lost My Name books are a personal favorite of mine – we gave one to my son for his first birthday. They tell the tale of the main character who loses their name and the creatures he or she meets along the journey to find it. I also like these puzzle name stools. They’re great for brushing teeth, working at the kitchen counter, and sitting to put shoes on as they get a little older.  


Zany Cube | Plush Rocker | Hess Truck

Zany Cube | Plush Rocker | Hess Truck

I love B. Toys and this cube is no exception. It has four fun sides while baby is still sitting to play, and a bunch of fun loops and tunnels on top when he starts to grow. It still has a place in our house even with my 2.5 year old son! This plush pottery barn rocker is so cute and can even be personalized! Finally, I love that we have a tradition of getting my older son a Hess Truck each year for Christmas. My grandfather has over 30 years of trucks too! I love their quality, they are made very well, and they have great lights and sounds. Read more on collectible Hess Trucks here


Check out our other gift guides for toddlers and moms!

Ideas for the newest member of the family!

Photo: Devon Anne Photography (Brookhaven PA)

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    You have beautiful baby! Interesting gifts choice!

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  • Reply K.D December 6, 2016 at 6:27 am

    I LOVE the picture, it should really be in a magazine, or a macy’s ad. This is a great list. Perfect for anyone that has a child, grandchild, or niece/nephew in their life. My son’s first Christmas people were always asking what to get him, needless to say, I wish I had this then.

    • Reply Megan Z December 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

      Aw thank you! This is my younger son and he was so good with Santa this year!

  • Reply Andrea | Messy Nest Mama December 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

    This is such a great gift guide! I can’t wait to pick up some things for my 5 month old! The activity cube and personalized step stool are so cute 🙂

  • Reply emma December 5, 2016 at 10:22 am

    We have the Land of Nod chairs and they are THE BEST gift my boys have received. I recommend them to everyone!

  • Reply thetaylor411 December 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    You have a lot of great ideas! I love getting the little ones personalized ornaments to add to the tree, it’s something they can keep forever.

  • Reply Lindsay Helm December 3, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Love the personalized ornaments! And the chairs! I actually had a bear chair as a child and my mom has kept it to this day. Some things just stay with you!

  • Reply Jacqueline|Mama's Munchkins December 1, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    This is a great list. I actually have many of these already over the years. Most of them are so nice to have as well since they can grow into the toy.

  • Reply Jasmine - LoveLifeLaughMotherhood December 1, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Personalized gifts are so awesome, we are doing a few this year!

  • Reply Christine Cox December 1, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    The personalized ornaments are such a good idea!

  • Reply Shann Eva December 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I love these ideas! So true that even though the baby won’t remember, we certainly will. I love the personalized items, and the chair especially!

  • Reply Stef @ Crafty Christian December 1, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Great ideas! We are getting the boys some of those big chairs for their play room 🙂

  • Reply J. Ivy Boyter December 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Great ideas! I always like those cube toys that have different things to do on every side!

  • Reply Belle December 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Love these ideas! We got our kids their first Christmas ornament and got each of them a sterling silver spoon and fork set. 🙂

    One Awesome Momma

  • Reply Jalisa Marie December 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Love all of these options. We kind of went overboard when it was my sons first Christmas. Mind you he was only 6 months old so he had no idea what a toy even was. On top of my parents and my in laws buying him stuff he was definitely spoiled.

    • Reply Megan Z December 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Yeah definitely hard not to go overboard the first year! Now my older son is 2 and I have no idea what to get!

  • Reply Melanie December 1, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Love the ornament idea! We have 3 boys and each year we get them a new ornament. That way, someday when they grow up and have their own Christmas tree they will have their ornaments to take with them. The kids love searching for “their ornaments” each year when we decorate the tree! Great ideas for the little ones!

  • Reply Markell Corpus December 1, 2016 at 11:57 am

    These are great ideas! Thank you!

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