6 Adorable Gift Ideas For Baby’s First ChristmasShawn
The first year of a baby’s life is a memorable one – for the parents, if not necessarily the baby. While those first months are inevitably associated with tireless work, stunning expenses, and very little sleep, it is also punctuated by day after day of pure love and memories that will last a lifetime. New parents will undoubtedly want to make their baby’s first Christmas special, even if there’s little chance that the baby will fully appreciate the wonder and magic of Santa and presents. That’s not the point! For this Christmas, at least, the celebration is all about the parents. That said, just because your baby doesn’t exactly know what’s going on, that doesn’t mean you can’t find some gifts they will get some use out of!
When it comes to buying gifts for an infant, it’s important to keep your wits about you. After all, the baby is just as likely to find the wrapping paper fascinating as the gift inside. There’s certainly no need to spend hundreds of dollars on fancy toys that they won’t even make sense of. Keep things simple, and lean into meaningful gifts that the child can look back on with fondness as they grow older. The market is saturated with great gifts for the smaller set, so you should have no trouble finding options. If you need a point in the right direction, though, here are some of our favorite gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas.
Personalized Baby Beanie
Available in 14 vibrant colors, this personalized baby beanie is the perfect gift for a child celebrating their first Christmas. Any pediatrician will tell you that it’s critical to ensure that your baby is always plenty warm – and the head is one of the easiest ways for heat to escape the body. Therefore, whenever there is a chance of your baby getting too cold, the most important factor is to make sure their head is always covered and comfy. That’s easy to do with this attractive and soft personalized beanie!
Instructions Not Included Onesie
Instructions not included – has a truer sentiment ever been written about the experience of raising a newborn baby? Sure, the bookstores are filled to the brim with experts telling you everything they know about the growth and development of a baby, and there is probably much wisdom to be found between their covers. And yes, those who have gone through the process of raising a baby can lend you their insight. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, you’re in uncharted waters. Many parents look back on that first year and think, “Wow, how did we ever do it?” Celebrate the mystery of it all with this whimsical onesie.
If you’ve spent a significant amount of time on our blog, you know that we’re huge proponents of childhood literacy. That’s more important today than ever before, when many parents are content to throw their young children in front of a screen for hours at a time. Now granted, there’s not a lot an infant can do to read and extract story meaning from a book. But that’s the great thing about Indestructibles. Not only do they live up to their name, they are virtually wordless, giving the baby (and his parents) the time and space to make up stories for themselves. These books introduce the theory of reading while also giving the child the vital room to develop cognitive skills that will last a lifetime.
Personalized Baby Hat
What could be more adorable than a baby wearing this little hat? Just look at the little tuft of fur coming out of the top! If that doesn’t make you want to say, “aww,” we don’t know what could. In addition to the lovely little tuft, this hat comes with your choice of 6 fonts, each of which can lend a special character. We always believe that personalized gifts are the best gifts, and that goes double when choosing a Christmas present for your new baby.
Personalized Baby Blanket
We know a 45-year-old woman who still has a baby blanket from her own childhood folded up in a closet. That might sound unusual, but we’re willing to bet that it’s not. In fact, we’d go so far as to guess that most of us can find remnants of our earliest childhoods – if not in our own houses, then in the house where our parents live or the house where we grew up. These items take on special meaning and nostalgia, and it can be almost impossible to throw them out. Knowing this, shouldn’t they be worth keeping around? With this personalized baby blanket, you’re gifting your child a present they can use today…and still look back on fondly many years from now.
Personalized Pillow Case
One look at the picture below will tell you right away if this is the right gift for your baby. As far as we’re concerned, it’s one of the best products – in this context – that we’ve ever featured on the site, and here’s why: At no other time in a person’s life is their “stats” as important as when they are born. Weight, length, date, all that good stuff – these are the numbers that people remember forever. That’s what makes this product so special. In addition to being a beautiful pillowcase in its own right (available in many colors, by the way), it serves as a canvas for all of that personal and meaningful information. Great present, especially for a first Christmas!