Baby's First Christmas Gift Ideas
Whether it’s your own baby’s first christmas or you want the perfect gift for a friend’s little one, choosing the right present for a newborn or small child can be a little daunting. With so many baby products, toys and gadgets on the market these days, it’s important to buy something that both parents and baby can appreciate. In this post, we run through some of our favourite baby’s first Christmas present ideas based on age, all available to purchase right here at Direct4Baby.
What do you get a baby for their first Christmas?
It’s important to bear safety in mind when choosing a Christmas present for a baby, especially if they are still very small. However, there’s also nothing wrong with getting something that the little one can appreciate as they get a bit older, so long as you inform the parents that it may not be suitable just yet if it isn’t for your own child. Toys, nursery accessories and small keepsakes are all great baby present ideas, but if you want something the baby will be able to use right away it’s best to buy something aimed at their specific age group. Most baby products should specify the appropriate age group on the packaging, so always be sure to check before purchasing.
0-3 months - newborn baby gifts
Newborn babies are in the very first stage of their lives and whilst they may not be able to move around much or really engage with a toy, they will appreciate more tactile gifts that aid their development and interest in the world around them.
Young babies generally love mobiles as they help to keep them calm and offer a sense of familiarity with the world around them when they’re out and about. The Tiny Love Take Along Mobile can be attached to travel cots, infant carriers, bassinets and strollers thanks to its lightweight design. Colourful and slow moving, this mobile offers 30 minutes of continuous music and five different tunes to soothe your baby and keep them happy whilst on the go.
A grobag is an essential item for any newborn baby, there’s nothing more important than making sure the little one gets a good night’s sleep and does so safely. The SnuzPouch Sleeping Bag in Cloud Nine is suitable all year round due to the 2.9 tog - perfect for standard room temperatures of between 16-20 degrees. Machine washable, this grobag features a handy nappy change zip, making night time changes a lot easier. The grey and white cloud design is fresh, modern and suitable for all genders. Suitable from birth up to six months, this is a gift that any new parents can get plenty of use out of.
A nightlight is the perfect addition to any nursery. The Purflo Little Lummies Night Light not only looks really cute with a lamb design and colour changing lights, but also helps to soothe babies to sleep with 10 different lullabies, plus four nature and heartbeat sounds with volume control. The colour changing light fades after 30 minutes to help your little one drift off into a peaceful sleep.
Best gifts for babies 3-6 months
At this age babies are starting to take more interest in their surroundings, moving around a little more and starting to learn and play
The Sleepyhead Deluxe Pod is highly popular among new parents as it offers a safe and comfortable environment for babies between 0-8 months to sleep, play, rest and enjoy tummy time. Available in a range of colours and prints with spare sheets available to purchase, the Sleepyhead range is a fantastic Christmas present for both baby and parents. The comfy barriers offer security and are designed to mimic the womb, which is soothing and nurturing to your baby. Take a look at our full Sleepyhead brand review to find out more.
A baby bouncer is the ideal gift for little ones aged between three and six months, offering both comfort and entertainment by bouncing whenever your baby kicks or moves their arms. Featuring a fun elephant print and two soft toys to play with, the Bababing Float Baby Bouncer is both stylish and stimulating for your baby. It’s also lightweight, meaning that moving it between rooms couldn’t be easier (though this should never be done whilst the baby is using it).
Gifts for babies 6 months+
Once babies reach six months, they start to become a lot more active, and begin to try solid foods. This opens up a whole range of great gift ideas for their first Christmas.
Themed around the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland, the Oribel activity table is ideal for babies six months and beyond, bringing a touch of magic to playtime. A 2-in-1 product, this convertible table acts as an activity centre suitable for little ones aged 5-12 months. Once they outgrow it, you can easily turn it into a play table for children all the way up to five years old! This longevity of this product makes it a great choice for a baby’s first Christmas present, offering incredible value for money.
Most babies start to eat solid foods at around six months old. The Little Rhymes Twinkle Twinkle dining set makes meal times that little bit more special, packaging a beautifully designed plate, bowl and cup in a gift box resembling a fairytale book. Featuring the moon, stars two super cute birds, this three piece set will bring storytelling to the dinner table and encourage the baby to try some new foods.
Baby walkers are a fun way to keep little ones who are six months old and above occupied and on the move. The Kids Embrace Batman Walker offers interactive play thanks to a range of lights, melodies and sound effects. Your little one will feel like a superhero in this Batmobile-inspired baby walker, complete with steering wheel, buttons, chunky wheels and iconic Batman decal. Lightweight, this baby walker offers an adjustable seat with three different height options, and folds away for compact storage. Remember that baby walkers should only be used under the supervision of an adult.
Baby’s first christmas presents at Direct4Baby
If you’re looking for something special for a little one’s very first Christmas, make the most magical time of the year even better with a present from Direct4Baby. From baby toys to nursery accessories, you’ll find a range of both special and practical gifts that both baby and parents will love.