With just 5 weeks to go until the big day I thought it was about time I kicked off my Christmas Gift Guide series this year! Do you struggle to find the perfect gifts for babies and young children? Look no further! Today I'm sharing some of my favourite gift ideas for a baby's first Christmas. From toys to keepsakes there's sure to be something for everyone. Some of these are items we have previously owned and loved and others are gifts which we think would make a lovely gift for babies and children up to 1 year of age! Of course most babies are mostly interested in all of the wrapping paper and boxes but it's just so much fun to watch your little ones have fun at Christmas.

Personalised Santa Plate, eBay £13

This would make a lovely early Christmas present or it could be kept until next year if you'd rather give it on Christmas day. I recently bought on for Amelia to go in her Christmas eve box and can't wait to start the tradition of leaving out goodies for Santa this year. I love the idea of personalising it with your child's name. 

Sophie La Girafe Cosmetics available from Boots & Harrods - £22.95

These skincare cosmetics from Sophie La Girafe would make a lovely gift for babies of any age. They are all organic and natural and also great for sensitive skin. Available to purchase individually or in a gift box for the perfect present. 

Soft Sole Chelsea Boot, Bobux - £21*

Bobux are a children's shoe brand from New Zealand and is a family business created by Chris & Colleen Bennett who created a soft leather shoe which actually stayed on and helps feet to develop naturally without restricting their movements. The Chelsea Boot from the Soft Sole range would make a lovely 1st Christmas gift for babies and toddlers of all ages. Available in Navy, Chocolate & Bright Pink.

Little Delights Gift Set, Little Butterfly Organic London - £43*

This organic skincare range from Little Butterfly would make a lovely gift for a baby of any age. As with all of their gift sets they are beautifully presented in a luxury gift bag with silk paper and include a handwritten gift guide. The Little Delights gift set includes a 200ml bottle of dewdrops at dawn body lotion and bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash. This is a simply elegant and nurturing gift set.

4 Piece Feeding Set, OXO TOT  - £17.87*

This 4 piece feeding set from OXO Tot would make a great gift to have ready for when your little one is ready to eat with cutlery. The plate features a non-slip weighted base and curved ring to help them guide food onto their utensils. The ring can also be removed once they have mastered the art of self-feeding allowing the plate to be used as the child grows. The set is dishwasher safe, suitable from 12 months and available in a choice of two colours: green & raspberry.

Hape Wooden Mini Van, eBay £6.49

These Hape wooden toys are great for first toys as they are a good chunky size perfect for little hands. Helps develop hand-eye coordination, imaginative play and fine motor skills.They are all made from natural wood and water based paint. Many other colours available to make a collection.

Sophie La Girafe Teether, Amazon - £10.39

Sophie has quickly become a "must have" baby essential amongst many parents. This teether is designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething gums. It's made from 100% natural rubber and helps stimulate all five of baby's senses. Presented in a lovely gift box to make the perfect gift this Christmas. 

Twinkle Classic Swaddle Blankets, Aden + Anais - £44.95

I bought these for baby boy and couldn't resist including them in this gift guide. They would make a lovely gift for a younger baby's first Christmas if you weren't too sure on what to buy them or wanted to sway away from toys or clothes. These blankets are breathable and very comfy as they get softer with every wash. There are lots of different designs available and they are very versatile as can be used as a blanket, nursing cover, burp cloth, car seat cover and more!

Pot Of Dreams Ceramic Money Box, eBay or most card shops - £8-10

This money box is a great gift for the nursery and perhaps for younger babies instead of toys. It has to be smashed to open helping parents save for their littles one future. Available for baby boy in blue or girl in pink. 

Baby Keepsake Box,  eBay - Prices vary

A baby keepsake box is a great gift for babies of all ages for parents to keep special memories, baby scan photos and any little keepsakes such as baby's firsts. The one above is from My 1st Years which they no longer sell however there are hundreds to choose from on eBay. This is one of my personal favourites.

DIY Word Banner, The Kid Who - £10

This DIY word kit banner allows you to say what you want to who you want without saying a word. Great for creating special messages or favourite phrases on the wall. Available in three packs, Gold, Black and Multicoloured. 

Wooden Organic Teether, Etsy

These organic wooden teething rings would make the perfect gift for a teething baby! I've bought a few for our little one even though he won't be needing them for a while they are just too nice to resist. They are all super soft too and many designs available. 

Our Story For My Son/Daughter Journal, Amazon £16.58

Another keepsake gift rather than one for baby to use, however this journal can be given to your daughter on son on their 18th birthday once you have completed it. It's a great way to document your feelings during and after pregnancy, births stats, baby's firsts and then every year until their 18th birthday.

Hopefully this has given you some ideas on what to buy for a baby's first Christmas. What will you be buying your little one's for Christmas this year?

You can check out last years gift guide here for more ideas!

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  1. I had no idea Sophie giraffe did cosmetics, lovely. My recommendation would be the suck.UK 100 year diary.

  2. I have the Sophie Giraffe on my list for my newborn too. Lovely list of gifts!

  3. These skincare cosmetics from Sophie La Girafe would make a lovely gift for babies of any age. They are all organic and natural and also great for sensitive skin. Available to purchase individually or in a gift box for the perfect present. what is pack and play


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