The Best Presents and Keepsakes to Commemorate Baby’s First Christmas

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The holidays and Christmas take on a whole new kind of magic when you’re experiencing them again through the eyes of your children, especially when you’re celebrating the first holiday season with your new bundle of joy.

I pictured our first Christmas with my new family-of-three huddled under the twinkling lights of the tree unwrapping gifts. My husband was also looking forward to embracing some traditions from his own childhood like reading The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, at the time, our baby daughter was not even 3 months old and couldn’t quite absorb all of the magic we were planning to bestow on her but, looking back, it was still memorable for us.

We were also given quite a few “Baby’s First Christmas” gifts in the form of bibs, books, pajamas, and ornaments. Certainly, it’s kind and generous of family and friends to gift special keepsakes to our children, and I don’t want to leave out gratitude, especially at this time of year. But not every gift is exactly adorable or what you might choose yourself. Plus, sometimes it’s special to gift your new baby something heartfelt their parents picked out especially for them to commemorate their first holiday season. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite baby’s first Christmas gifts and keepsakes below—check out the list!


Keepsakes & Ornaments

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Custom Baby Photo and Memory Book

BabyPage is a convenient and fun way to create beautiful pregnancy journals, baby books, and photo albums without the hassle of traditional ‘print and paste' scrapbooks. The service's app provides age-specific and holiday question prompts for parents to quickly and easily record unique memories. Once you are ready to print your book, you can select an adorable cover design and have it sent right to your door.

A custom BabyPage photo book is a great way to commemorate baby's first Christmas and holiday season and later becomes a cherished gift that your little one will have for years to come!

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Etsy | Chic Mama Jewelry

Personalized First Christmas Ornament

An editor and reader favorite, there is no better marker of a little one's first Christmas than this hand-sculpted and stamped ornament, which features their name, birthdate, birth time, and more.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Handprint Ornament Kit

The best thing about this sweet personalized handprint ornament is that it gets more meaningful every time you hang it on the tree. Plus, putting it together is a fun activity.

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Lands' End

Personalized Frame Ornament

For photos of your family or portraits of your little one that are just too cute to not put on the tree, look no further than this frame ornament.

baby's first christmas ornament
Etsy | Remember November Inc.

Custom Acrylic Silhouette Ornament

These special keepsake ornaments are amazing for gifting to parents and grandparents alike. Customize with each little one's name for an extra touch of personalization.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Baby's First Christmas Moon and Star Ornament

Newborns deserve the moon for their first Christmas, and this beautiful ornament allows you to gift it to them. This sterling silver keepsake is a gorgeous way to remember this special time.

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Etsy | AV Home Design

Personalized Baby's First Christmas Wooden Ornament

We're obsessed with these adorable personalized Baby's First Christmas ornaments. Made from durable wood, these are at no risk of breaking or shattering.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Personalized Santa with Rudolph Quilted Christmas Stocking

For families who love a good Christmas film, look no further than these Rudolph- themed stockings from Pottery Barn Kids. Plus, these can be personalized with little one's names.

Many other designs available, too!

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L.L. Bean

Personalized Needlepoint Stocking

A timeless needlepoint stocking evokes holiday cheer with its beautiful detail. Plus, you can personalize these stockings with the names of the whole family.

Eight design options available from classic to campy Christmas stockings.

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Etsy | INKtropolis

Personalized Christmas Cookies for Santa Plate

Add your little one's name (or multiple kids' names!) to this dishwasher-safe polymer plate that can be used each year to leave out cookies for Santa.

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Pottery Barn

Personalized Ribbon Mat Frames

A great frame that can be used for many years is an amazing gift for any family, but especially for those with newborns and young children. This is the perfect way to make and save memories.

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The Night Before Christmas Book

Gift your little one a classic Christmas story that can be read year after year on December 24.

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Mark & Graham

My Very Own Christmas Personalized Children's Book

This beautiful, illustrated storybook lets your little one be the hero of their own story this holiday season. This is sure to be a family favorite for years to come.

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The Nutcracker in Harlem Book

Reimagine the classic Nutcracker tale with this adorable storybook. Set in New York City at the height of the Harlem Renaissance, this book tells the story of a girl who finds her voice through a magical toy.

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Christmas Cookies Gift Box

This gift box includes thermal footie PJs, a swaddle, and a matching bib in a sweet Christmas print, plus a knit gingerbread rattle and a festive board book to celebrate the season.

baby christmas reindeer gift set
Etsy | Cotton Tale Toys

First Christmas Reindeer Gift Set

Woodland-themed toys are perfect for the Christmas season. Give the little one in your life the gift of play with these reindeer rattles and toys.

Buy these items together or separately.

Clothes & Accessories

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Mark & Graham

Kids Floppy Knit Santa Hat

This personalized embroidered hat is cozy and festive, and perfect for celebrating a newborn during the holiday season. Made of soft wool with a faux fur pom-pom, we love this seasonal gift.

Spearmint Love

Newborn White Christmas Tree Hat

Keep little ones cozy this holiday season with this Christmas tree embroidered newborn hat. Pair this with the wreath onesie linked below for a coordinated outfit of wintery foliage.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Nursery One-Piece Pajamas

Let their onesie say it all this Christmas with this super-cute "My First Christmas" one-piece pajama. Plus, this one is made from extra-soft organic cotton.

baby's first christmas onesie
Etsy | Little Fruit Tree Shop

First Christmas Baby Pajamas

For a more subtle, minimalistic first Christmas onesie, this piece from Etsy is perfect. The wreath and ornament design is sweetly detailed and extremely cute.

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Little Sleepies

Tartan Swaddle & Hat Set

Snap a photo of a newborn baby on their very first Christmas in this adorably-festive tartan swaddle and hat set. Also available in a tartan swaddle and headband set, too!

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Little Sleepies

Reindeer Cheer Zippy PJs

Another cute baby PJ option from editor-favorite brand Little Sleepies, this pair features a pretty red and white reindeer and wintery forest pattern.

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Organic Christmas Pajamas

An adorable option for baby's first Christmas, this classic style comes in newborn to 9 months.

Adult sizes also available for a family matching moment.

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Pottery Barn Kids

Embroidered My First Christmas Bib

This fabric bib has a plaid pattern on one side and an embroidered "My First Christmas" message on the other. It's a little expensive, but a sweet keepsake that can be worn by multiple kids in the family.

baby's first christmas gifts

Baby's First Christmas Bib

Every baby needs a good bib, and this "My First Christmas" bib is both functional and seasonal.

etsy baby's first christmas onesie
Etsy | Katrina's Custom Creations

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Baby Onesie

Although babies may not be quite old enough to watch Home Alone, they can still sport the classic holiday movie's signature quote on this adorable onesie.

baby's first christmas onesie
Etsy | Lil Pnut Shoppe

Santa Baby Onesie

Give this beloved holiday bop new meaning this season with this retro onesie. New parents will adore dressing their little one up in this red and white number on Christmas Day.

Long-sleeved onesies available, too!

baby christmas hair bow
Etsy | AniBabee

Red Baby Hair Bow

For the baby that's bound to be dressed up for the holidays, we love this velvet hair bow. Choose between attaching the bow to a clip or to a nylon band.

baby's first christmas gifts
Little Sleepies

Tartan Bow Headband

Another festive headband option for a little one, this option features the prettiest red and green plaid pattern.

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Rudolph Lovey Snuggle Blanket

Gift a little one a Rudolph blanket and stuffy to snuggle with this adorable lovey that's less than $10.

baby's first christmas gifts
Little Sleepies

Holiday Treats Sleepyhead Lovey

Another holiday lovey option, this one is Christmas cookie-themed and even includes a cute gingerbread man at the top.

Did you check your list twice and realize you still have more people to shop for? We’ve got you covered! Check out our entire holiday gift guide for even more ideas.

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