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Gifts for Baby's First Christmas: Personalized embroidery hoop ornament

We know shopping for a baby’s first Christmas gift can be a little overwhelming. You want it to be perfect. But we want to remind you — the baby will not remember it at all. Nope. Not even one iota. Sorry. That’s why we tend to favor more keepsake-y Christmas gifts for babies that can help create memories for you all, whether it’s an ornament hung on the tree or the perfect jammies for your Christmas morning photos. Of course there are cool ride-on toys and developmental toys in our guide that can be super fun to put under the tree too. But considering that right now, that little kiddo of yours will be more excited playing with the wrapping paper (if not just napping through it all), we hope you love these lovely gift ideas for your baby’s first Christmas.

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Personalized embroidery hoop ornament

If this isn’t the sweetest little keepsake ornament…make it a tradition and get one for every child or every grandchild each year. ($35 at September House)


Baby's first Christmas gifts: Holiday keepsake book handmade out of birchwood

Baby’s First Christmas keepsake book

We are so blown away by the quality of this lovely handmade birch keepsake book, we had to share it even though it ships from the UK. Order soon! ($62.50, Clouds and Currents)

Baby's first Christmas gifts: Handmade modern stockings with monograms from Good Wishes Quilts

Monogrammed modern Christmas stocking

Liz owns her own set of stockings from this wonderful Etsy artist and she’s waited a whole year to be able to share them here! Not only is Anne Schneider a pleasure to work with, she’s popular; so pick your colors now and get your orders in by December 4.  ($23, Good Wishes Quilts)

Baby's first Christmas gifts: Handmade reindeer rattles from Swanky Jems

Handmade reindeer rattles

It kind of looks like they’re all Rudolph, but name them whatever you want. ($25, SwankyJEMS)


Gifts for Baby's First Christmas: Richard Scarry’s Christmas Tales books

Richard Scarry’s Christmas Tales

We think any books to help build a child’s library are welcome gifts, and we’re happy to discover this box set from the wonderful Richard Scarry. ($5.87 at Barnes and Noble)


First Christmas gifts for baby: Personalized wooden baby rattle, all handmade in Portland

Personalized wooden keepsake baby rattle

You don’t need to spend $200 on a big brand’s sterling silver rattle to have a special keepsake; we think these, handcrafted in Portland by a husband-wife shop, might be even more special.  ($39, Roma Rattles)


Baby's first Christmas gifts: Handmade personalized keepsake block ornament

Personalized Baby’s First Xmas ornament

We adore these shop’s custom baby blocks which are handmade in Michigan, and now they’re available as keepsake ornaments too. ($27 at BLOCKSetc)


Personalized Christmas PJs for babies through size 15 at Chasing Fireflies

Personalized Christmas pajamas for babies and kids

In sizes 6 mo to 16, you could get these for nearly any kid on your list. But we think they’re great for that first Christmas photo if you want something modern and simple. (No offense, glittery sequined Christmas sweaters.) ($49, Chasing Fireflies)


Gifts for Baby's First Christmas: Nursery fur reindeer slippers

Furry reindeer baby slippers

To go with the pjs, perhaps? Cuteness! ($15 on sale at Pottery Barn Kids)


Gifts for Baby's First Christmas: Keepsake Santa music box

Keepsake Santa music box

Kerri Lee makes keepsakes of all kinds, but this music box is one that you’ll love pulling out to put on the coffee table or the mantle every December. ($64 at Tree by Kerri Lee)

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Gifts for Baby's First Christmas: Christmas vacation Griswold baby onesie

Christmas Vacation Griswold baby onesie

If you get it, we love you. And you will be awesome parents. The end. ($24 at The Oyster’s Pearl)