Buying Christmas gifts can be stressful but buying a newborn baby gifts can be downright right tricky. What exactly do you buy a newborn for Christmas?
There are a few different ideas when it comes to buying a baby under the age of 6 months Christmas gifts.
The first is to buy baby’s first Christmas items so that the child can have a special keepsake as they grow up. There are all kinds of unique personalized first Christmas gifts that make great gifts.
Another way to go is to buy toys or other play items that the baby will be able to use in the future. Parents can simply keep the toys put away until the child is old enough to play with them.
Another idea is to buy a personalized gift for the child that may have to do with their birth or just something that has special meaning with their name on it.
The last idea for Christmas gifts for newborns is to buy essential baby items that can be used now or in the near future. Things like clothes, diapers, bath items, or anything that the parents may have not gotten from their baby registry.
I’ve broken down these gift ideas further to help you get your Christmas shopping done this year and find the perfect gift for the little baby girl or boy in your life.
Christmas Gift Ideas For Newborn Babies 2017
Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas
There are all kinds of neat baby’s first Christmas gifts to choose from, but one of the most popular ones is a personalized ornament.
You can buy your baby or grand baby their very own Baby’s first Christmas ornament to mark this special year, but then you can even continue on that tradition with a new ornament for them every year.
Here’s some great choices for 2017 baby’s first Christmas ornament for girls and boys.
I recommend that you check out Etsy.com for some more beautiful baby’s first Christmas ornaments. They have just about any type of ornament that you could want.
If you aren’t interested in buying an ornament as a Christmas gift there are other really cool My First Christmas gifts for babies. You’ll find picture frames, stuffed animals and more.
Also be sure to check out the baby’s first Christmas blankets as well as the other personalized Christmas blankets for a present as well.
More Christmas Gifts For Newborn Baby Boys and Girls
If you want something different than just the first Christmas gifts above, then there are several other options for great newborn Christmas gifts as well.
Toy Christmas Gifts For Babies
Although newborns may not be able to really play with toys yet, there are a few “toy items” that you can buy for your little one that would make great gifts. You can also think ahead and find some toys that he will enjoy playing with when he gets to be around 4-6 months old.
Baby Teething Toys And Rattles
What’s nice about these toys for babies is that they will be used much sooner than other baby toys. Once your child can grasp items they can start handling these teethers and rattles.
You’ll find that teethers and baby items that they can chew on are great for when they start getting those teeth in.
Top Baby Toys For Ages 3 Months and Older
Here are the current best selling baby toys that would be perfect for a Christmas gift, even if the child can’t really play with them for a few more months. You’ll find toys in a variety of price points to fit your budget.
Although I included the sit-to-stand walker toy above it is recommended for ages 6 months and older. But, it is such a great, developmental toy that is one of the best sellers for quite some time now that it would be perfect for a gift for even a young baby that they can eventually learn and grow with.
The Sassy Developmental Bumpy Ball is perfect for young babies and is a great inexpensive Christmas gift for newborn babies. It would make a great add-on gift or even a stocking stuffer for baby.
Baby Activity Gym Or Mat
If the infant doesn’t already have an activity gym or mat, then this is a must-have Christmas gift for a baby. They are so much fun and provide great entertainment and learning for babies.
Babies can start using the kick and play piano right away as it can be used for tummy time and play time from birth. It then even transforms to a sit and play piano for older babies and toddlers can simply just play with the piano all by itself.
The Jumperoo has been around for years and still remains one of the best selling baby activity centers. Once the baby can start holding his head up by himself, he can start using the Jumperoo for crazy fun play time. In fact I have had one of these through all my kids and each one has even fell asleep while in it because they wore themselves out from jumping.
The Best Christmas Books For Babies
Books make another awesome present for young babies. A baby is never to young to be read to. In fact, studies have shown that reading to infants helps them develop a wider range of vocabulary as well as encourages earlier talking and reading when they get older.
I would recommend Christmas board books for babies as they are more durable and are short and simple to keep your baby’s attention.
You can always start reading the books to your baby this year or start her own library for next Christmas when she will enjoy them even more.
You can also buy books that are not Christmas related as cloth books for babies also make wonderful gifts that can be used all year long. The cloth books work well because they are soft but sturdy for little hands and can even be chewed on and not damaged.
Personalized Christmas Gifts For Newborns
A personalized gift really shows that extra special thought and works great as a baby keepsake for the little one as well. There are Christmas themed personalized presents as well as other non-holiday themed items to choose from.
You can even find great birth stat gifts for newborns that are perfect for little ones who have just arrived in the past few weeks before the holiday.
Personalized Books For Babies – Including Christmas Books
How awesome are these books that you can personalize them with the child’s name as well as other information including their birth date, city they live in, and even family members.
With the Christmas book you can even have the title changed to read “Very Merry First Christmas” to have that special keepsake as a special remembrance of this holiday.
Personalized Stuffed Animals for Newborn Babies
The birth announcement stuffed animals are so precious and are such a special gift for a new child. There are also other animals besides the elephant to choose from.
With the personalized stuffed animals you can choose to have just about anything you would want (within reason) embroidered on the animal. You could go with just the baby’s name or monogram. You could also do a birth stat option or a special quote or Bible verse for the baby.
Cubbie blankets give you the best of both worlds with a small, snuggly blanket topped off with an adorable stuffed cubbie friend. This may just become the child’s favorite blankie to have with them at all times.
Essentials Gifts For Newborns
If you are buying Christmas presents for your newborn baby and you are just looking to have something under the tree, whether for an older child’s benefit or just to start off a tradition on your child’s first Christmas, you can always go with some baby essentials.
- Sippy Cups
- Pacifiers or Pacifier Holder
- Clothing and Socks
- Blankets or Swaddlers
Or if you have a certain item from your baby registry that you really wanted or needed and didn’t receive before the baby was born, you can always make it a Christmas gift for your little one.
This newborn baby Christmas gift guide is not only for parents but any of these presents are also great for grandparents, uncles, aunts, or just friends of the family.
A baby’s first Christmas is such a special occasion even if that child is just a newborn. It’s celebrating a new life and lifetime of wonderful holidays to come.
Although most people find that it’s hard shopping for Christmas gifts for newborns, if you put a little thought into what the parents may need or what the baby may even need in the future, you’ll find plenty of great gift ideas.
Hopefully this guide helps you find the perfect Christmas present for the newborn baby in your life.