Jack was one month old on his first Christmas, which meant I was too tired to care about buying presents and he didn’t need anything or want anything. That holiday season is a blur. I remember my Mom decorating my tree and I remember being up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve, feeding my baby by the light of the tree. While there were no gifts for Jackson under the tree that year, it was definitely a memorable Christmas. This year Jack is 6 and Grace will be 9 months old and while she doesn’t need much, there are a few toys that she would enjoy and she has to have something under the tree because her brother would not have it any other way.
While we asked Santa not to go over board, because Grace does have grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends who will be buying for her, here are some ideas for baby’s first Christmas.
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Baby’s First Christmas Gift Guide
Soft and full of sensory material like crinkle paper, tags and chimes this caterpillar pulls apart and baby can mix and match segments when putting it back together. The patterns are bright, eye-catching and is sure to keep baby entertained. A great toy for the diaper bag.
Cute characters Freddie the Firefly and Flip Flap Dragon make for a fun and surprising story filled with peak-a-boo flaps. The book is made of multiple textures for a fun sensory experience. It has a handle making it great for on-the-go.
Jackson got one of these when he was a baby, and we didn’t really know what to make of this silly looking blanket full of tags. 6 years later he still sleeps with that blanket every night. It turns out a baby’s favorite part of a blanket is the tag.
Give a baby’s first Christmas ornament that is sure to be one of a kind.
A sweet book about Christmas to read to baby this year.
I am obsessed with this collection of board books that includes stories on Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks.
Similar to the above series these books include stories about woman who’ve inspired and changed the world.
This classic soothing toy is perfect for getting little ones to sleep at night.
The best toys for little ones are those that can grow with them. I love this activity garden because it’s perfect for babies who can just sit up or who are learning to crawl and as they get older they will enjoy the other activities like looking through the telescope and putting mail in the mailbox. Includes a play panel that you can take along with you. For ages 6 months to 3 years.