The Best Holiday Gifts for Babies

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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 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.

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.

Etsy | Busy Puzzle
A team favorite, this personalized puzzle and busy board is both a charming keepsake and developmentally-engaging toy. Customize the colors, shapes, and more!
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Melissa & Doug
Have your little one go grocery shopping in your home with this adorable grocery cart featuring built-in shape sorters and two wooden chunky puzzles. There’s even a coffee cup and holder because, just like mama, your toddler may get thirsty when going grocery shopping. Use code EVERYMOM20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase!
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Little Sleepies
This buttery-soft lovey is made from Little Sleepies' Lunaluxe™ bamboo viscose, ensuring the best cuddles for your little one.
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Lalo
This safe and stimulating toy for babies comes in four chic colors so it won't clash with any home's decor. Plus, its wooden frame can be turned into a play tent as your child grows!
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Amazon | MeowBaby
This ball pit is made with a foam pool and includes 200 BPA-free balls making it an ideal toy for sensory, fun, and safe play. Many colors available.
Melissa & Doug
Have your LO dive into some under-the-sea adventures with some lovable rollable friends including a shark, crab, and octopus. This ocean slide also has some great interactive elements like a sea star that turns and a whale flipper.
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KiwiCo
KiwiCo's subscription boxes arrive right on your doorstep and are carefully curated with toys and activities based on extensive research and developmental knowledge of your child's age and stage.
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Etsy | Bright Gift US
A cute addition to any nursery or playroom, this growth chart can be relocated into any space as your child grows. A fun keepsake gift for any family.
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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!
BuyBuyBaby
This activity center is designed to grow with your child with its three-stage design. Littles can sit, swivel, bounce, and play and, later, the activity center turns into a play table with a chalkboard surface!
Pipette
This baby bath set from editor-favorite brand Pipette includes tear-free shampoo + wash, nourishing daily lotion, and a hippo toy to make bath time extra fun.
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Etsy | Wooden Likes Ua
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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Etsy | K&J Keepsakes
Calming kiddos down at night becomes less of a task with this comforting personalized night light that's available in several cute themes.
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Crate & Kids
With a washable exterior cover and a durable foam construction, this cozy chair can take anything your little one throws at it.
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Is there anything cuter than baby UGGs?! Gift a little one their first pair with this adorable bootie set.
Etsy | Shop BILY Brand
Personalized gifts are always special, and this whimsical hand-stitched onesie featuring your baby's name or nickname is just that. Many color options available.
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Etsy | Laurel Lodge
These handmade linen stuffed animals are both timeless nursery items and fun playthings. Other animals available, too!
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Amazon | Manhattan Toy
The perfect entertainment for babies just learning to pull themselves up all the way to the toddler years, this toy encourages hands-on learning and makes a statement in any playroom.
Target | Harper Iman
This handmade linen doll from small business Harper Iman was created to promote a positive self-image in children and is sure to become a beloved toy for any child.
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Amazon | Skip Hop
This spinning floor toy encourages babies to crawl—and, once its caught, the little bee lights up and plays sounds!
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 it won't be dropped on the ground or lost.
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Amazon | Pearheads
Gift parents a keepsake they will always remember with this ornament craft kit to showcase baby's little hand and footprints for years to come.
Amazon | Jolly Jumper
This toy (that's often featured in TikTok videos!) is sure to put a smile on baby's face and can be easily installed on any standard doorframe.
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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Artifact Uprising
A customizable book of baby's favorite people, places, and things. A great gift for long-distance families!
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Target
Let CoComelon take over your holiday gifting just like its taken over the rest of your life. Your baby will love it!
Target | Stina & Mae
This colorful blanket can be used as a swaddle, receiving blanket, burp cloth or stroller accessory. Plus, it's made from 100% buttery-soft organic cotton and is machine-washable.
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Amazon | Natalie Marshall
This adorable Hanukkah book includes cut-outs and raised elements that babies will love to interact with. Plus, there's a Christmas cookie version of this book, too!
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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WildBird
Available in nine beautiful colors and patterns (plus two sizes), this sleep sack is padded for softness and includes both a zip and snap closure for baby's added comfort.
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Amazon | Wee Gallery
A wooden stacker is a classic baby toy and we love this cheeky hedgehog version made from sustainable bamboo wood. And it helps littles learn problem-solving, creative play, and motor skills.
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Vitruvi
Form meets function with this aesthetically-pleasing humidifier that fits nicely on a nightstand thanks to its sleek shape. It's also whisper quiet, can run for 24 hours, and baby-safe because it doesn't use any heat.
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Etsy | TheLLCo
This cozy blanket comes in several sizes, colors, and font options for a totally bespoke gift for any babe on your list this year.
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Etsy | Gladfolk
Help little ones learn their ABCs with this simple-yet-pretty wooden alphabet set, sealed with food-grade mineral oil so it's safe for little ones.
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Pretty Please Teethers
This two-in-one product can help safely introduce solid foods to a baby and be used to soothe teething pains. More colors available.
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Maisonette | Babymoov
Gear up for next summer with this practical-yet-cute beach tent and play area that protects baby from the sun, sand, wind, and bugs.
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Pottery Barn Kids
Make bath time extra special by wrapping baby up in this adorable personalized hooded towel. Available in six colors!
Amazon | The Dreidel Company
Celebrate and learn about the eight nights of Hanukkah with this 10-piece children's menorah that includes nine candles and storage bags for the whole set.
Amazon | Hape
This toy engages babies as they play by making a silly tinkling sound when pushed and continues as the penguin begins to waddle and wobble.
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Amazon | Wee Gallery
These artful alphabet cards feature high-contrast illustrations of woodland creatures to not only help babies with visual development but memory skills and letter recognition, too.
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Nordstrom
This cozy hooded bunting is both adorable and practical to keep baby bundled up and warm this winter. It features fold-over hand mitts and a snap-up front for an easy, fuss-free fit.
Honeybug
This gift box includes thermal footie PJs, a swaddle, and a matching bib in a sweet Christmas print, plus a knit reindeer rattle and a festive book to celebrate the season.
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