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 holiday 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’re here to share 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.
Editor-favorite brand Melissa & Doug is a great go-to for toys for kids of all ages. For babies, it doesn’t get much better than this interactive push toy that encourages gross motor development, coordination, and color recognition.
We can’t think of a better gift than toys that promote baby’s development. Newborns are fascinated by the world, and this play kit subscription box is a great option to aid their visual exploration.
Make bath time even more enjoyable with these adorable and fun squirt toys. We love that they’re easy to clean, assuring that you won’t have to worry about harmful mildew during bath time.
There’s a reason a zip-up pair of PJs is always a good go-to when it comes to gift giving—they’re as useful as they are adorable! Little Sleepies’ fun festive patterns and signature cozy bamboo fabric is what makes them an editor-fave PJ brand.
A team favorite, this personalized puzzle and busy board is both a charming keepsake and developmentally-engaging toy. Customize the colors, shapes, and more!
Editor-favorite kids brand Carter’s makes the most adorable outfits for little ones—and this festive Santa set is no exception! Celebrate a baby’s first Christmas with this cozy and Instagram post-worthy ‘fit.
All books are a great option for babies, but one that’s customized is even more special. Choose between three themes (or design one of your own!) for the perfect sentimental gift that you’ll love reading over and over.
A newborn baby’s first mementos are so special. This classic, elegant, and heirloom-quality Trunk from Petite Keep will ensure those irreplaceable memories and keepsakes are stored safely for years to come. Use code EVERYMOM10 for 10% off on all trunks!
A cuter-than-cute romper sweatshirt in soft, trendy tones is only made better when crafted with organic cotton. Make it even more special by personalizing with your little one’s name!
A fun toy that doubles as adorable nursery decor is always a win in our book. This alpaca rocker is the type of toy they’ll want to keep and pass onto their own kids one day.
Encourage sensory exploration and the development of fine motor skills with this adorable paint palette press toy and teether. Babies will love pressing the colorful bubbles and hearing the gentle pops.
It doesn’t get much more special than a customized heirloom baby blanket. For a gift they’ll cherish for years to come, look no further than this option that comes in several colors and themes.
The reviews of this toy could speak for themselves, but we too can’t get enough of its appealing, functional, and innovative design. This stimulating high chair toy is sure to encourage sensory exploration and fine motor skill development.
A good standalone gift or one that can be paired with something else, this classic boxed book set is a favorite of littles and parents alike.
An editor-favorite baby item, this playmat is so fun for babies because of its colorful design and musical piano that littles can play as they kick their feet!
Calming kiddos down at night becomes less of a task with this comforting personalized night light that’s available in several cute themes.
It really doesn’t get more adorable than this custom, hand-embroidered baby sweater. If ever a single item called for a full-blown photo shoot, we know it’s this one.
In a vibrantly fun way, this rainbow wooden stacking toy helps kiddos explore concepts like balance, shapes, and colors.
This high-contrast soft activity pad helps babies develop visital and motor skills and is an easy toy to take on-the-go.
Toys that promote sensory exploration are exactly what little minds need. We know they’ll have tons of fun stacking these bright toys on top of one another as they play.
Here at The Everymom, we can’t get enough of customized gifts. This personalized train set is the perfect mix of sentimentality and entertainment.
While you may have spent months picking out the perfect name for your little one, it was only a matter of time before adorable nicknames were given, too. Showcase all of their monikers with this fun personalized nickname bodysuit.
Help your little begin to learn how to safely ride a bike with this compact folding trike that features a dual steering system for baby and parents. It’s the perfect present to grow with your child as the trike transforms as your child ages.
Spark a little one’s curiosity in the most creative way with this collapsible tunnel. They’ll have hours of fun playing and exploring in a design that won’t clash with your home’s decor.
You probably loved playing in ball pits when you were a kid. Bring that same excitement home for the little one in your life with this aesthetically-pleasing option that comes in many colors and styles.
The sweetest addition to any nursery, this custom initial and name print is a gift any parent with a baby would love.
Soft and cozy is the name of the game with baby gifts. This plush toy and blanket combo couldn’t be more perfect as your baby’s comforting lovey.
There are few things more exciting for babies than playing Peek-a-Boo, and having a sweet animated toy that can play with them is sure to put the biggest smile on their face!
A quality, kid-friendly bookcase is what any nursery needs. Not only does this handmade bookcase have tons of room for baby’s favorite titles, but its design makes the books easily-accessible for tiny hands.
Gifting nursery decor can be challenging—except when the item is personalized and as adorable as this pennant. Made out of heirloom standard wool and available in several colors, this would be the perfect addition to any baby’s room.
For a little one whose best friend or older sibling happens to have four paws, this bespoke onesie can be customized with a portrait of the family’s pet. How special is that?!
Nothing says “fun” quite like interactive crawling toys for babies. This one not only walks and plays music, but dances too! Endless baby smiles and giggles are sure to ensue.
Encourage exploratory, skill-building play with this sweet treehouse tower equipped with a bead maze and two adorable rolling pieces.
Blocks are a go-to baby toy for a reason. With this aesthetically-pleasing set, babies will have so much fun learning about colors and shapes.
Help baby develop sensory, fine motor, and problem-solving skills with these soft and lightweight toy cars. Just pull them backward to wind them up and then watch them zoom away!
An adorable and high-quality felt mobile is a wonderful addition to any nursery and is sure to enthrall any little one. We love that this handmade gift features cute safari animals!
Designed to regulate baby’s temperature and make diaper changes easy, this quality wearable blanket—that comes in many pretty colors—can help a little one sleep soundly and comfortably all night long.
Babies are adorably curious and love to play, and it’s our job to foster that curiosity in fun and safe ways. This interactive activity table does just that—and grows with your child!
This felt fill-and-spill toy is great to teach babies about imaginative play. Plus, mushrooms are so *in* right now!
Every kiddo deserves a bath towel in the shape of their favorite animal. Make their dreams come true with this high-quality bath towel they’ll love to get wrapped up in.
You can’t go wrong with understated nursery items when choosing a gift for a baby on your list. Make this heirloom chair extra special by having it personalized with the child’s name.
A special book is always a great gift—especially one that makes your little one the main character. This custom title is sure to be their new favorite book on the shelf.
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