Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re a new mom, this holiday takes on a completely new light. After all, it’s your baby’s first Christmas! Everything is new, exciting, and completely Instagram-worthy.
For my daughter’s first Christmas, I really wanted to give her something special. We had plenty of toys (not that she used them), and I felt like her first Christmas present should be more meaningful than something we’d simply toss aside in a couple months.
Since you’re reading this, I’m guessing you feel the same way.
In this post, we’re going to look at the sweetest, most meaningful baby’s first christmas gift ideas. And these aren’t just any Christmas gifts! These are the kind of keepsakes your baby will keep forever and cherish always.
10 Memorable Gift Ideas to Celebrate Baby First Christmas
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Look, I know snow globes are a bit of a cliche, but there’s a reason so many people love them! When you flip a snow globe over and watch that glitter descend to the bottom, there’s no cozier feeling in this world.
Buying your baby a snow globe to commemorate his first Christmas is a great idea. Babies love watching snow globes (obviously supervised) and when you buy one with a tune, you can make it a part of his bedtime routine.
You also have so many options to choose from. The snow globe pictured above is from Amazon, but if you really want to get into personalized options, Etsy is the perfect place to shop.
Baby’s First Christmas Book
Did you know that you can buy your baby a personalized Christmas book? Not only is this one of my favorite Christmas gifts for babies, but it’s such an amazing tradition to start. You can go for a Christmas book that is specifically designed for first Christmases, or you can purchase one that you can read year after year.
Your baby may not be able to sleep with his lovie now, but it’s still a great time to find him one. A lovie isn’t any old toy you’ll take to the Goodwill when your baby outgrows it. This is something she will always keep carefully tucked away in a memory box.
Personally, I love lovies that are personalized, like this one from Amazon.
Custom Rocking Chair
For my daughter’s first Christmas, she was gifted a rocking chair. Obviously, she wasn’t able to use it for quite some time, but it’s now a gift that she loves and plays with regularly.
Rocking chairs are another one of those baby’s first Christmas gift ideas that last for a lifetime! It’s just impossible to give it up. Plus, when your baby outgrows her rocking chair, she can use it for her tea parties!
Buying a simple onesie that says “My First Christmas” is pretty much a rite of motherhood. And you know what, when you’re searching endlessly for Christmas gifts for babies under 1 year, there is nothing wrong with going basic!
A few of my favorite places to search for these onesies include Amazon, Etsy, and Carter’s.
This is another one of those traditional baby’s first christmas presents you don’t want to miss. Every single year your baby will see his ornament. In fact, he may even pass it on to his kids later.
If you love personalized, we purchased a beautiful customized wooden snowflake ornament for my daughter’s first Christmas on Etsy. It was less than $20, and it’s still absolutely stunning.
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You’ve heard of time capsules, right? Some parents start a time capsule for their baby’s first birthday, and then have their child open it on their 18th birthday.
So, going off that idea, what if you created a time capsule to commemorate his first Christmas? It could include his first ornament, little baby mittens, a ticket to his first light show, etc. This is definitely one of the more unique baby’s first Christmas gift ideas out there, but it has the potential to be so precious that you may want to consider it!
A Christmas Outfit
I’m sure I don’t have to pull your arm to consider this Christmas gift! Christmas outfits are perfect for baby’s first Christmas Eve service, family photos, and of course, Christmas dinners with the fam. As much as I love Amazon, my go-to place for buying the absolute cutest baby outfits is definitely Etsy. You will go nuts once you start searching.
If you choose the right stocking, there’s a pretty good chance your baby will use it well into adulthood and even after he becomes a parent himself. If that’s your ultimate goal, I would purchase a full-sized stocking with his name embroidered on it. Alternatively, you could buy a baby stocking like this one, and keep it around as a simple baby’s first Christmas gift.
This is another one of those Christmas gifts for babies that translates into a timeless family tradition. A Christmas countdown calendar is usually wooden centerpiece that your baby can play with as he grows. Some families choose an advent calendar, while others celebrate the 12 days of Christmas.
Alright! Those are my baby’s first Christmas gift ideas! Is anything sticking out to you? Honestly, sometimes choosing a gift for a baby can be a little perplexing. My advice is to stay away from toys and really focus on finding gifts that celebrate his first Christmas. That way, you won’t have to worry if your baby “likes it” or if you’ll be throwing it away in a couple weeks when he outgrows it.
Now that you hopefully have a few gift ideas in mind, I hope you’ll check out our post, 20 Christmas Traditions to Start with Your Baby. These ideas go beyond seeing Christmas lights or Santa. They’re the stuff memories are made of!