7 Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas
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A baby’s first Christmas is an exciting time—mostly for the parents. The baby himself is a little young to understand what’s happening. This means baby’s first Christmas gift is likely to be appreciated more by Mom and Dad that the little one. It also means you have plenty of opportunities to choose gifts that both parents and children will love for years to come.
Make sure babies dressed for the season with Christmas-themed clothes. Not only are Christmas clothes and onesies practical, they also offer a chance to turn special holiday moments into photo shoots, capturing pictures which will be cherished for life. So if you’re tempted by that little onesie with reindeer head hoodie, now’s the time to buy it!
Baby’s First Stocking
Baby’s going to need a stocking to hang on Christmas Eve, so why not find one she can use as she grows? You can find lovely baby-themed Christmas stockings customized with the child’s name or, if you’re handy with a needle and thread, you can make your own.
“Baby’s first Christmas” tree ornaments are lovely keepsakes. Make the gift even more precious with a personalized ornament displaying the child’s name and photo on the front and back. As kids grow, they’ll love hanging their own special ornament on the Christmas tree.
Christmas Swaddling Blankets
Like clothes, Christmas swaddling blankets are great ways to help baby look seasonal and photo-ready, and can be used later to make keepsake crafts.
Personalized Christmas Books
It’s never too early to introduce children to books, so why not mark baby’s first Christmas with a beautifully illustrated personalized board book? Sturdy enough to survive little hands, these gorgeous board books are sure to become treasured keepsakes.
Most of the ideas for baby’s first Christmas are intended to be long-lasting heirloom gifts, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give a fun gift as well. Activity mats help keep baby focused and occupied through the Christmas season and well into the new year.
Don’t underestimate how much new parents will love the offer of free babysitting during the holiday season. The chance to have a night out, see a movie, or just get some Christmas shopping done is sure to be appreciated. If the new parents don’t need a babysitter immediately, print out some babysitting coupons they can “cash in” over the next year.