Cool first Christmas gifts for baby, because Instagram is waiting
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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
Giving a new baby something to look forward to. But hey, there’s no time like today for the perfect Instagram photo opp.
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
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
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
If you have to cover up those adorable baby toes, at least do it in comfy style.
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$52, Jacadi US
Personalized First Christmas Frame
An affordable little handmade treasure from a SoCal Etsy maker.
$28.95, Flowers in December DS
Baby Reindeer Hat
Even our older kids are asking for one. Fortunately, it comes in lots of sizes.
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.
Personalized Hand-Embroidered Ornament
Check the site for more animals, including an elephant, bear, and possibly the world’s cutest penguin.
$33, September House
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.
Personalized Rudolph Plate
One day there will be the most dazzling gingerbread men on there. For now…rice cereal is just fine.