Is there anything more magical and exciting than baby’s first Christmas? I’ve always loved the holidays, but Christmas with kids is just so much more special and fun (albeit, absolutely exhausting sometimes — haha!). Both of our kiddos have been about 1 year old for their first Christmas so they were fully involved and immersed in the celebrations.

Below is my Baby’s First Christmas Holiday Gift Guide! It’s aimed toward older babies (1 year old) since Brielle is nearly a year old and includes toys, books, a little fashion and a lot of learning.



Manhattan Toy Wee Baby Stella Sweet Scents Birthday Set

This is the cutest, softest and sweetest (literally) doll! Not only does it look sweet, but it SMELLS great! I can’t wait to give this soft doll to my daughter and to see her delight when she gets that first sniff. The Wee Baby Stella Birthday Set is vanilla scented and comes with an array of cute accessories: tiara, cupcake (magnetic to stick to her mouth) and happy birthday bib. With each hug, scent is released (it’s not an overpowering scent either…just the perfect amount). This soft doll is a great option for a first doll for a little baby. Well made and super cute, you can’t go wrong when it comes to the Baby Stella collection. The sweet attention to details (cute little toes and fingers, soft tummy and bellybutton are perfect for inspiring creative role play in our littlest ones. There are so many fun accessories and outfits that can be purchased to accompany this doll as well.


Finn + Emma Polaroid Wooden Rattle

I love all the cute and unique designs that Finn + Emma has for wooden rattles and teethers. You’ll find nothing like them anywhere else. They’re made from Indian Hardwood, sealed with vegetable seed wax and filled with beans for a soothing and alluring sound when moved. Rest assured that they’re non-toxic and chemical free to ensure safety for your sweet babes.



I can’t rave about this bib enough! The Silibib silicone bib is so perfect for easy cleaning; simply wipe or rinse clean and it’s ready to use again (is dishwasher safe as well or can be boiled to sterilize). No more dirty, nasty cloth bibs with caked on food and stains. There is a hidden scoop at the bottom that is perfect for catching all those crumbs too.


Step2 Infant to Toddler Swing

This swing is perfect for adapting for continuous use for your child. This swing securely cradles your child in it’s seat with an easily adjustable latching system. The seat wipes clean for ease of use and the ropes are weather resistant to increase the lifespan of this swing. Easy to install and perfect addition for every child’s backyard.


BabyLit Books

When I first came across these books, I fell in love. I’m a booknerd and hope to pass that trait along to my children. BabyLit has done a wonderful job transforming the classics to a baby and toddler friendly book series. Bright and fun illustrations accompany these books along with quotes and excerpts from the original books and novels. I couldn’t believe how many choices there were and so many of my favorites. I can’t wait to read these books with my children and they’ll surely get years and years of use into the preschool years and beyond.


Rockabye Plush Rockers

Rockabye has the cutest and most adorable rockers! These high quality rockers are made in the U.S.A. from unique and soft fabrics, can be personalized with your child’s name and even play music. There are countless designs to choose from for every baby boy or girl on your list and it can be used to age 3 and beyond (has an 80 pound weight limit!). My favorite is definitely the fawn!


Fisher-Price Bright Beats Build-A-Beat Dance Mat

This large and soft mat is perfect crawling and dancing on! With 4 color sections that teach counting, alphabet, movement and shapes. The bright colors, lights and music are great for stimulating the senses and encouraging movement and play, while also sharpening their gross motor, thinking and problem-solving skills. We saw this in the store and my daughters eyes lit up watching “BeatBo” move and groove! Definitely a great gift idea for your busy bee baby.


Pinhole Press Custom Board Book of Names and Faces

This personalized board book is just darling. We filled the book with pictures of those closest to us: grandparents, aunts and uncles, pets and of course our immediate family. The process to create is quick and simple. Simply choose your photos, customize names and text and you’re done. I love how this book not only is perfect for little ones, but a great keepsake to keep as children get older. The pages are incredible well made and thick to withstand lots of wear and tear from kiddos. They also offer a wide array of other personalized board books, calendars and other ideas for others on your Christmas list too!


Oh My Dahling Boutique Bows Headbands

Oh My Dahling makes the sweetest handmade bows headbands. There are so many different styles and colors to choose from, and custom orders are welcomes too. I absolutely the glittery and feminine touch of the Pink Satin Bow and love the Peonie Bow as well. It’s the perfect finishing touch for a little girls outfit.


For ease of shopping, please check out the links below! I hope you were inspired and find the perfect gift for the sweet babes in your life.

Have you started Christmas shopping? What must have item is on your baby’s wishlist?

Don’t forget to check out my Preschooler’s Gift Guide for even more gift ideas for every child on your Christmas list!

Disclosure: I was given several of these products in exchange for a review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

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