Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Cool first Christmas gifts for baby, because Instagram is waiting

First Christmas Ornament at Field and Forest Design : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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Gifts for baby’s first Christmas are such a big deal for so many families. And we don’t blame you. We tend to favor those small keepsakes and ornaments that will be around for a while, but we’ve got a few splurgey baby Christmas gift ideas in here for you too. We get it — sometimes new parents just can’t help ourselves!

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Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Handpainted on rounds of wood, what a lovely commemorative ornament for baby’s first Christmas.

$16, Field and Forest Design

Playsam Rocking Horse at giggle : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Playsam Rocking Horse

Giving a new baby something to look forward to. But hey, there’s no time like today for the perfect Instagram photo opp.

$190, giggle

Personalized Reindeer Baby Rattle at Roma Rattles : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Reindeer Baby Rattle

Made from natural maple and cherry woods by a husband and wife team, it’s a safe teether, rattle, and lovely keepsake all in one.

$29, Roma Rattles

Personalized Handmade Stocking at Good Wishes Quilts: Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Handmade Stocking

One of our favorite stocking makers on Etsy (Liz owns a whole set from her!) has tons of fun modern styles, but we’re loving these classic designs in such pretty colors that are new to her shop this year. Great gift for a second — or third — baby, especially if you’re getting one stocking for each child.

$18.99+, Good Wishes Quilts

Mother Stork's Keepsake Baby Book at Kistner Supply Co : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Mother Stork’s Keepsake Baby Book

This exquisitely handmade baby book from a small mom-run company retools a 1904 classic using archival quality paper and Smythe Sewn hardbinding, making it one of our all-time favorite baby gifts. It’s just been rereleased and updated this year, and it comes beautifully packaged. Perfect gift for when you’re shopping for a combo new baby-holiday gift. (Oops, been there.)

$150, Kistner Supply Co

Faux-Fur Baby Booties at Jacadi : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Faux-Fur Baby Booties

If you have to cover up those adorable baby toes, at least do it in comfy style.

We’re sorry, but this item is no longer available.

$52, Jacadi US

Personalized First Christmas Frame at Flowers in December DS : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized First Christmas Frame

An affordable little handmade treasure from a SoCal Etsy maker.

$28.95, Flowers in December DS

Baby Reindeer Hat at Diapers.com : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Baby Reindeer Hat

Even our older kids are asking for one. Fortunately, it comes in lots of sizes.

$10.95, diapers.com

The Christmas Story Pop-Up Book by Robert Sabuda at Amazon : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

The Christmas Story Pop-Up Book by Robert Sabuda

Books always make good baby gifts, and this one is is an artful option for the season.

$26.92, Amazon

Personalized Hand-Embroidered Ornament at September House : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Hand-Embroidered Ornament

Check the site for more animals, including an elephant, bear, and possibly the world’s cutest penguin.

$33, September House

Sherpa-Lined Baby Gnome Sweater at Hanna Andersson : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Sherpa-Lined Baby Gnome Sweater

Let it snow!

$59, Hanna Andersson

Maileg Plush Penguin at My Sweet Muffin : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Maileg Plush Penguin

For when you just can’t resist one more plush friend.

$28, My Sweet Muffin

Vintage Baby's First Christmas Little Golden Book at Amazon : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Vintage Baby’s First Christmas Little Golden Book

There’s something cool about this original Christmas book that you may have even owned when you were a kid.

$17.99+, Amazon

Personalized Rudolph Plate at Pottery Barn Kids : Cool first Christmas gifts for baby | Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Personalized Rudolph Plate

One day there will be the most dazzling gingerbread men on there. For now…rice cereal is just fine.

$35, Pottery Barn Kids

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