Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas 

Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas 

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Is there anything more magical than a baby’s very first Christmas? In a year of ‘firsts’, the run up to the festive season is the icing on the cake when seen through the eyes of a little one.

But, let’s cut to the chase. Gift buying for a baby can be a little tricky. Whether you’re looking for your own little bundle of joy or a friend or family member, our guide to the best gifts for babies is here to take the hard work out of shopping for that perfect present.

Magical Memories 

If you’re shopping for a real tiny tot, then toys probably aren’t going to be on the list just yet. 

Why not mark the occasion with a keepsake gift to treasure.  This adorable “My First Christmas” bauble from gorgeous independent brand, Rosie Meringue makes a sweet token gift idea that will be treasured for years to come.

And how about this adorable Memory Box from our favourites at Little Dutch? Not only does it look wonderful, but for pure sentimental value it can’t be matched.  We’re not going to lie, this one is a real tear jerker. Fill it with all those magical memories for a gift that keeps on giving year after year.

And, we couldn't resist throwing in these precious books from Emily Rollings. In a range of themes, choose from ‘memories from your mother’, ‘memories from your father’ and our personal fave, ‘Christmas Memories’. There's the option to add a keepsake box to present it in too. You’ll be hard pushed to find a more thoughtful gift idea than this one, destined to be cherished for a lifetime of memory making. 

Box it up

We’re all for a gift box over here. They are the perfect stress free gifting solution, plus it saves on the gift wrapping too, making it one less thing to worry about during all that Christmas craziness.  


We are swooning over these stunning sets from luxury brand Marie-Chantal. Beautifully presented, each one is carefully selected, brimming with gorgeous baby essentials that make a really special and useful present. We simply can’t get enough of their iconic angel wings design, so fitting for this time of year too. Take a peek at their full range

We also love this offering from Emily Rollings. Featuring a darling cotton blanket in the softest cotton mix and a co-ordinating bobble hat, this one scores extra points for cuteness. Choose from lovely, gender neutral grey or oatmeal.

Little Dutch have come to our rescue once again with the sweetest boxed delights featuring items from their popular ‘Little Goose’ range, This super soft cuddle cloth is an instant hit and will make a huggable bestie for life. 

First Toys 

As far as first toys go, this soft activity cube is the star of the show and a best seller for a reason. Jam packed with interactive features to discover, it’s a sensory feast that will keep little imaginations entertained for hours on end. The gorgeous design and soft textures also make this a firm favourite for little learners.  

And, how about this amazing padded activity blanket? An added bonus is that it is perfectly packable for all those mini adventures on the go. Choose from a host of colours and themes to suit your little one's personality. We simply can’t resist the soft toy crab with it’s peekaboo mirror to delight little explorers. 


A soft toy doll always gets a good reaction and makes a truly timeless gift to love. We are spoilt for choice with this wonderful array of little companions, lovingly crafted with their cheerful faces and detailed outfits. Choose your favourite. 

Heirloom Treasures 

If you’re on the lookout for a really special gift,  then make it a magical first Christmas to remember with an heirloom gift. These pressies really don’t have to cost the earth either, quite literally.


For early walkers then this little baby walker is a no brainer. Sturdy, stylish and sustainable, it’s the perfect combo. Available in a choice of sweet pastels, this toy has real longevity too thanks to its ingenious 2 in 1 design, packed with these chunky wooden building blocks. Double the fun, and a great ‘hand me down’ too. 

A ride on is another surefire success. Hop on and giddy up for adventures with this super  selection, all suitable from 12 months+. Crafted from solid wood, in striking, eye-catching designs and a good old sprinkling of nostalgia for good measure. These will certainly look the part in the playroom or nursery as well.

For more festive gift ideas, be sure to check out our Christmas gift guide. Packed full of stunning toys, gifts and homewares to spark a season full of joy.

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