This year has been really exciting, we welcomed two new additions to the family, a gorgeous little niece Eden and a handsome little nephew George! Having babies in the family again is lovely and everyone is over the moon. I now have three little people to buy for this Christmas, Maxx who is 5 and wants – everything he sees on TV, Eden who will be 11 months old and George who will be 4 months old. It has been a long time since I had to think about buying a Christmas gift for a baby and when I started thinking about it I realised I had no idea what to get and what item was suitable for each age!
Maxx is easy to buy for as he will tell us what he would like, at the moment that is literally everything he sees on TV but I have a few ideas as to what I can buy him for Christmas. It’s a little more difficult buying for Eden and George due to their ages. I have spent a few hours over the last couple of weeks looking for presents that would be suitable and have found a couple of little bits. I thought it would be helpful to put together some gift guides for Christmas presents for baby’s first Christmas. One for newborn and one for 12 months +.
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The first mood board shows gift ideas for Newborn’s, George will be 4 months old at Christmas so he isn’t old enough for many of the toys and is a couple of months off the 6 months and over age range so I selected items that are suitable from birth onward. As you can see there’s a bit of a grey and white theme going on which I love as it’s suitable for both boys and girls. I have included a few keepsake items in the newborn guide such as the Baby Hand and Foot Print Kit and the My First Passport which is another lovely keepsake, perfect for those well travelled little ones.
The other items I chose were items for George to enjoy rather than his mummy and daddy, I chose the lovely Baby’s Only Playmat which looks fantastic – perfect for tummy time, the Baby’s Only Elephant which is absolutely adorable, the Duck Mood Light which is a battery operated night light which gives off a soft glow, perfect for helping babies fall asleep and reassuring them if they wake up. Last but by no means least is Sophie the Giraffe, perfect for little ones to chew on when they start teething. I have only ever heard good things about this product so it’s definitely a top buy for little ones. George’s mum also loves giraffes so this would definitely be a good buy for baby George.
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Eden will be 11 months old at Christmas so I didn’t see the point in choosing items for the 12 months and under range as she wouldn’t get much use out of them. Instead I chose items suitable from 12 months onward which means they will be suitable for a while to come. Eden is 8 months old now and is able to walk a few steps on her own so I thought the dolls pram would be great for encouraging her to walk, I couldn’t resist adding the lovely Wheelybug Ride On Ladybird toy to the gift guide.
I included the Smackaroo Hammer Bench, Windmill Stackeroo, Nesting Tree Puzzle and Busy Bead Tree because they are all fun toys that are likely to be played with for a long time to come, they will also help develop hand eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. I love the wooden toys featured on the guide above, wooden toys often last longer than plastic toys and are great value for money.
I hope the gift guides have given you some inspiration if you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy the little one’s in your life. Putting them together has certainly helped me feel a little more prepared for Christmas, I feel like I can look forward Christmas instead of worrying about what I’m going to buy. I now have plenty of gift ideas to work with. If you have seen something in the gift guide you want to buy head over to Babydino where you can buy the items featured in the gift guides and much more.