the ultimate gift guide for baby’s first christmas

cue the christmas music because the holidays are quickly approaching! this year is especially exciting in our household because it’s our baby’s first christmas! i spent more of her nap times than i care to admit reading reviews and comparing toys to add to her wish list. i found so many goodies, so i decided to share my first gift guide!

*if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher

disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. this means i make a small commission if you decide to purchase a product through my link. this does not affect your purchase cost in any way, but it helps me keep this blog running! i only share products and brands that i use, love, and/or trust. in this gift guide in particular, i am only sharing items that i currently own or are on our actual wish list.

it was important to me to include gifts that baby will grow into. i’m not the type who wants to spend money on a toy that will only be relevant for a few months. each toy i have listed is also rated 4 stars or higher on amazon (at the time of posting) and some are best sellers! each one is also prime eligible (hello, free shipping!) and most of them are under $25!

 

stocking stuffers

baby’s stocking is the perfect excuse to stock up on some of those little things you can never have enough of, like pacifiers, socks, teethers, bibs, bows and her first sippy cup! some cute keepsakes like a security blanket commemorating baby’s first christmas and her own photo book are good ideas too.

baby's first christmas gift guide: stocking stuffers // *if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher

nuk orthodontic pacifier | munchkin fresh food feeder | malarkey kids munch mitt

bandana drool bibs | sassy photo look book | color city unisex cartoon animal knee high socks

nuk learner cup | parker baby co. headbands | kid’s preferred baby’s first christmas blanket

 

related: must-have stocking stuffers for a teething baby

 

sensory toys

sensory toys are important for baby as they encourage learning through play by stimulating her senses. each of these toys will help her refine both her tactile and fine motor skills, while improving her cognitive abilities through teaching letters, numbers, colors, shapes and more. some of these toys also provide auditory stimulation.

baby's first christmas gift guide: sensory toys // *if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher | toys that stimulate baby's fine motor skills, tactile skills; provide auditory stimulation; and improve cognitive abilities through teaching numbers, letters, shapes and more.

eyscar stacking cups | kleeger inflatable baby water mat | alex jr. my busy town wooden activity cube

fisher price rock-a-stack & baby’s first blocks | playgro bead buddies giraffe | vtech baby roll & discover ball

iplay, ilearn musical toy gift set | playskool cookie monster’s drop & roll | manhattan toy winkel rattle

sassy developmental bumpy ball | tiny love take-along arch | vtech baby lil’ critters musical beads

 

 

developmental toys

these developmental toys encourage baby to reach that next milestone: to sit up, to crawl, to stand and to walk! i’ve also included some tummy time products since that is essential for baby to hit these milestones.

baby's first christmas gift guide: developmental toys // *if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher | developmental toys help baby reach her next milestone: sitting up unassisted, crawling, standing and walking.

bright starts tummy time prop & play | vtech move & crawl ball | baby einstein discovering music activity table

bright starts 5-in-1 activity gym | fisher price poppity pop elephant | evenflo exersaucer

fisher price kick & play piano gym | vtech sit-to-stand learning walker | manhattan toy tree top adventure activity center

playz play tent, crawl tunnel and ball pit with basketball hoop

practical gifts

baby isn’t going to know what’s going on during her first christmas, so it’s the perfect time to sneak some gifts for mom in there! these are non-toy gifts that can be used every day.

baby's first christmas gift guide: practical gifts // *if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher

prosource puzzle play mat | baby play and learn: 160 games and learning activities for the first three years

maxi-cosi pria 70 convertible car seat | growth chart art

baby banana bendable training toothbrush | caden lane circle dot shopping cart cover

books

we all know how important it is to encourage reading from the very beginning of baby’s life. i have included some christmas books and others that teach things like letters, numbers, and shapes.

baby's first christmas gift guide: books // *if your baby could make a wish list, this would be it!* the ultimate gift guide to baby's first christmas. the best stocking stuffers, sensory toys, developmental toys, practical gifts and books that your baby actually wants for christmas. @blissfullyher | encouraging reading at a young age will help baby thrive.

where is baby’s christmas present? | elmo’s 12 days of christmas | dear santa

llama llama holiday drama | numbers colors shapes (first 100) | everything is mama

sesame street first board books | whose feet? soft activity book | my first word book

i hope you were able to add some ideas to your wish list for that special baby in your life, whether she is your own or in your extended family. don’t forget to pin these gift guides for reference while you’re shopping!

what’s on your christmas wish list (for yourself or your kids)!?

38 comments

  1. Lindsay says:

    This is such a fabulous post chock full of amazing ideas. We had almost all of the developmental toys for my daughter and luckily saved them all for my baby on the way.

  2. Darla says:

    Awesome gift ideas. As much as I don’t want to spend money on toys…i just can’t help myself. I love the practical items the most. Nice list to make shopping easier.

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