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That first holiday season with your baby is no doubt the most magical! You want to shower them with all the gifts and all the holiday cheer. Finding the best gifts for babies can bring up lots of questions—are you buying it for them or for the parents, and are you finding a gift that is developmentally appropriate for their age? Not to worry, we have you covered with an ideal selection of presents that will make your little one’s holiday one to remember.

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Etsy | Busy Puzzle
A team favorite, this personalized puzzle is both a charming keepsake and developmentally engaging. Customize the colors, shapes, and more!
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CRATE & KIDS
Babies can use this stylish walker while sitting or standing, and it has everything from a shape sorter to a ring abacus and fake phone.
ETSY | MONKEY & MOUSE
This cushioned, weather-proof swing provides endless entertainment and works inside or out, providing fun swinging even in winter months when placed inside.
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ETSY | Bychyk & Bychyk
We love this sweet personalized accent for any nursery or playroom—plus, you can select the colors to go with your decor!
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POTTERY BARN KIDS
A modern, friendly take on the classic rocking horse is always a kid pleaser. Plus we love that you can add your little one's name to it!
Nordstrom | Janod
A shape sorter with the fun additions of a hammer and balls will provide loads of fun for your little one while they learn their shapes and colors.
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baby blocks
Yinibini Baby
These educational wooden blocks are as beautiful as they are stimulating for your little one's brain. Printed in English and Spanish (in non-toxic paint, of course!) these blocks will help baby know their numbers in no time.
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POTTERY BARN KIDS
An editor and reader favorite, the Pikler triangle and slide is the ultimate gift for fun while aiding in crucial gross motor development. Crafted from sustainably sourced bamboo, this toy provides entertainment for years.
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running rabbit ride on
Maisonette
A gift that is adorable, developmentally educational, and eco-friendly is a win, win, win as far as we're concerned, and this adorable ride-on bunny is no exception.
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black voices
Quarto Books
Introduce your baby to Black culture and history with this three book set featuring Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.
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MADE TRADE
The perfect best friend for your little one, this sweet little piggy is hand-knitted by artisans in Bangladesh, made from organic cotton, and it's machine washable. Perfect since your babe will never want to be without it.
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COCOVILLAGE
Just wait 'til you see the look of glee on your little one's face when they tap the ball through the hole for the first time—then they'll want to do it 100 more times. You'll be amazed at the intense focus a 12-month old can hold.
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BABY BOXY
This thoughtfully curated gift box takes the guesswork out of gift-buying for babies this holiday season with a perfectly-wrapped trio of festive items.
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Retrospec
Babies will improve balance skills and have a blast riding this adorable (and affordable!) four-wheeler bike from this editor-favorite cycling brand. Tons of colors available.
house of noa
The House of Noa
It's always a win when practical baby gear meets beauty, and this padded, size-adjustable playmat is exactly that, providing a safe space for baby and doubling as a gorgeous area rug for the room.
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foam gynamsium
Wayfair
One of the most popular gifts of the 2020 season (so it's no surprise we're bringing it back), this foam gym gives babies and tots a safe space to explore, jump, climb, and play!
evan the elephant cuddle and kind
Cuddle + Kind
We dare you to just choose one of these darling hand-crafted stuffed animal friends; available in two sizes, each Cuddle + Kind animal has a name and a story. With each purchase, 10 meals are donated to children in need.
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Etsy | K&J Keepsakes
There's something nostalgic about this meaningful keepsake—a personalized stool that is not only useful but will stay with your little one for years to come.
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KIWICO
It's so much more than meets the eye with this small but mighty car set. Each car offers a unique function offering a number of ways for your child to play and engage.
TARGET | LOULOU LOLLIPOP
Babies will love the comfort they get from this teether and we love its cheeky design! It comes with the added bonus of a teething clip so they cannot drop it on the ground.
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star tunnel
Selfridges & Co
A stylish design of a popular toy, this starry blue tunnel provides endless entertainment like discovering object permanence for babies or providing a tunnel entrance into a fort when they get older. Plus, it collapses flat for easy storage or travel. Also available in pink and orange.
rainbow cloud pop
KIDO
Our favorite kind of toy: educational, beautiful, and fun. Babies will learn to match colors and have a blast as the sticks pop back out due to the hidden springs inside!
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Janod
The perfect entertainment for babies just learning to pull themselves up all the way to the toddler years, a beautiful activity table is a must in our book.
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Amazon
They definitely didn't make them this cool when we were young! Little ones love the thrill of getting pushed along in their very own car while pretending to drive. But they may never want to get out!
Happy Mango
The beauty of stacking rainbows toys is that they are quite literally beautiful but also the possibilities for play are endless. They'll push your little one's imagination to try and explore new ways of play—plus, we love this soft silicone material for babes.
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celestial dreams mat
Skip Hop
Baby's best friend and mommy's biggest helper: this beautiful activity mat is safe and stimulating for infants and babies and the perfect place to practice tummy time, rolling, and nurture important independent time in that first year.
Bookshop.org
We dare you not to tear up when reading this book to your sweet babe and imagine all the wonderful things they'll turn out to be. Plus, the vibrant, whimsical illustrations are mesmerizing for little minds. An inspiring must-have for every kid's bookshelf.
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ETSY | Eventide Pennant Co.
Customize this felt pennant keepsake with your little one's name and pick the colors that go best in their nursery or playroom.
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