Extra special gifts for baby's first Christmas

Of course a baby or young toddler won’t remember that first Christmas, but that’s never stopped a parent from showering them with gifts, right?

Here, some sweet first Christmas gifts and keepsakes in every price range to help make the memories last.

All picks have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion in this guide. 

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All discount codes expired 2018

For more up-to-date discounts and gift ideas, please visit our 2019 holiday gift guide or 2020 small business holiday gift guide


Personalized First Christmas Ornament

So many to choose from (see our personalized gift category too!) but this one is really special.

$25, Simply Silhouettes
Use code COOL17 for 20% off your order


Baby Reindeer Pilot Hat

Gentlemen, start your Instagram feeds.

$22, Hanna Andersson


Organic Cotton Soft Winter PJ Set

We love this brand, and we love this adorable gender-neutral, modern pattern.

$36, Skylar Luna
Use code thankyou15 for 15% off all non-sale items


Christmas Handmade Frame

Bonus if the baby is crying on his lap; perfection is overrated.

$24.95, Flowers in December DS


Cozy Classics Nutcracker Board Book

A magical version of this Christmas classic, perfect for the pre-verbal set.

$9.93, Amazon


Steiff Christmas Bear

Forget the elf — this adorable guy belongs on your shelf forever.

$33, Saks Fifth Avenue

Baby keepsake ornament: Put in a new scroll with a memory each year for 12 years!

Baby Memories Keepsake Ornament

Love this! Jot down a new memory each year, roll up the paper and place in the ornament. In 12 years you’ll have quite the keepsake.

$19, Milestone
Use code CMP17 to save 10%


Reindeer Music Box

Perfect reminder that it’s the little things that can fascinate little minds and fingers.

$40.50, BZA Co
Use code coolmompicks for 15% off storewide


$27, Sarah & Abraham
Use code CMP17 for free shipping


Handmade Baby Booties

If you have to cover up those sweet baby toes, this is a fine way to do it.

$16.32, Good Wishes Quilts


Naughty/Nice List Clarence Claus Onesie

Which one suits your baby? Hm…better get both.

$18, Greentop Gifts
Code COOLMOMPICKS for 15% off your order


Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Blocks

They’re handmade in the UK so be sure to check on shipping time.

$6.83/ea, Sophia Victoria Joy


Personalized Christmas Placemat

Ready for any spontaneous reindeer games. Or you know, spit-up.

$12, Psychobaby
Use code 15CMP2017 for 15% off sitewide


Handmade Cherrywood Nativity Set

Right now it’s for looking. Eventually, for playing.

$26, Ideas in Wood
Use code HEDGEHOG2017 for free shipping

Related: 6 unexpected nativity sets your kids can actually play with


Night Before Christmas Cookie Cutter Set

While your baby’s too young to use them, it could be the start of a lovely family tradition together.

$24.95, Williams Sonoma


Plaid Footie Pajamas

Perfect for traditional Christmas morning photos, without making your baby look like an elf.

$24, Bloomingdales


Son of a Nutcracker Elf T-shirt

Okay, so maybe you do want your baby to look like an elf. The Buddy kind.

$19.99, Tee Factory Co

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.