Baby’s first Christmas is such an exciting time! If you want the best baby gifts, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got a huge list of the best gifts for your baby this year! They are sure to love all of the items we’ve compiled for you!
Whether you’re looking for a baby shower gift or a gift for baby’s first Christmas, these are the best gifts you’ll find on the market today!
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The Best Baby Gifts
We've rounded up the best gifts for the babies in your life! From toys to accessories, everyday needs and more; you're sure to find the perfect gift for the little ones on your list.
Babies grow so fast but now you can track their growth with this gorgeous elephant themed milestone blanket! Designed in unisex colors, it can be used for every baby and then passed on to friends as well!
Pair with a small stuffed elephant for details that will make your heart melt every time you look back at your photos.
You'll appreciate how this set uniquely includes three markers for the date and "unit". Unlike competitors, they have added days, weeks, months, and years so you can continue to take photos of your child for more than 12 months.
Soft enough to swaddle your newborn, cute enough to make every photo special, this blanket will be a favorite!
Babies can be a hard age to shop for when they are still so young. If you are looking for something that is special and will last a lifetime, consider investing in your child's future with Acorns.
Acorns make it easy to automatically invest spare change from everyday purchases, or set it and forget it with recurring investments. It takes under 3 minutes to set your child up for financial success. Be sure to check out their website for all of the information and details.
We all want our kids to thrive and teaching your baby has never been easier as now you have the help of "Teach My" Learning Kits!
The Teach My Baby Kit is an award winning, all-in-one learning kit designed for babies 6 months and up. Screen-free, this kit contains unique and coordinated tools to teach first words, first numbers, sounds, touch and self-awareness.
From finger puppets and books to blocks and puzzles, this comprehensive kit is full of learning toys and activities that will give your mini scholar a head start.
Teach My Baby promotes fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, parent-child interaction and self-esteem in just 20 minutes a day!
Bright and colored, the Mülti is the only playmat you’ll ever need for your child! It’s a safe and durable mat that helps promote learning and motor skills development from the very first months of life and for many years to come. Made from non-toxic materials, parents will love its easy-to-clean material.
Rollable for easy storage in the car or in the playroom
Made of super comfortable material for hours of fun playtime
Flexible material for security and comfort
Waterproof for those unavoidable messes
Reversible so you can match any decor
Reversible so you can flip the mat over from its colorful printed side to its neutral grey side as needed
DISCOUNT: Use the code 'special16' to get 16% off your entire purchase!
FLEXIBLE SHAPE & LARGE CAPACITY: This 8-piece baby playpen offers a large room for kids to play. You can increase or decrease the number of pieces at will to change the shape and space.
INTERESTING TOYS & OUTLOOK: The material of this playpen for babies contains a small house with four cute pictures two rolling balls and a detachable phone receiver and a dial which can help intellectual development. The cute bear stickers will maintain a child's attention.
ANTI-PUSHING-OVER DESIGN: Featuring thick and stable structure strong suckers under each element and steady buckles between the elements this fence for kids won’t be pushed over.
SAFETY DESIGN: The double locks design on the door and the reasonable height of this toddler fence allows you to leave and work on other things while keeping your baby in sight. The surface is smooth and is child friendly. Multiple certifications safe and reliable.
PLAYPEN DIMENSIONS: Overall Dimension: 61.5" L x 61.5" W x 24.75" H. Applicable Age: 6 Months - 6 Years Old.
Celebrate your newborn baby with one of Covered Good's favorite prints, "Grid"!
This adorable baby bundle includes all the newborn staples you need, including a blanket, beanie, and storage bag.
Both soft and stretchy, this newborn gift set is crafted in their signature rayon blend, with the quality and beauty you've come to expect from the Covered Goods brand.
Life with a newborn is complicated enough...this bundle will help you be prepared for everything parenthood throws at you! It's a great baby gift as well as perfect for taking to the hospital when welcoming a new baby!
Once baby arrives, we want to give them the world! So this Christmas, start with the world of comfort.
The Boppy Newborn Lounger is the only baby support pillow uniquely designed with a recessed interior to perfectly cradle your baby’s bottom. And while your baby is lounging safely, your hands are free to snap photos of your future rock star.
For easy care, this pillow is even machine washable.
I (Mariah) love to both give and receive super practical gifts. When people ask me what my son wants as a gift, I often say diapers! They might think I am kidding, but I am not. Diapers can get expensive and are always something your baby will want, need, and use.
Check out the brand Dyper. These diapers are free of chlorine, latex, alcohol, lotions, TBT, and Phthalates. They're unprinted, unscented, soft to the touch, yet extremely durable and absorbent. Plus, they are eco friendly.
You can purchase them one time, or set up a delivery schedule for an on-going gift. Dyper even makes wipes, diaper creams, and more so make sure you check out their whole line of products.
Harmful UV rays won't stand a chance against Coolibar's Baby Fauna Sun Blanket. Made from their ultra-soft Organic Cotton ZnO fabric that works like a sun shield with dependable UPF 50+ that will never wash out.
This cooling blanket protects your baby’s delicate skin where their stroller or car seat canopy can’t cover. It’s the perfect throw blanket for a visit to the pool, stroll in the park or to use at the beach—it’s sure to be a family favorite!
Check out this convertible car seat from Chicco. This is the only car seat your little one will ever need because it fits kids from day one to year ten! Yes, you read that right. The Fit4 4 -in-1 Convertible Car Seat starts out as a rear-facing infant seat (starting at 4 pounds) to a rear-facing convertible car seat, to a forward-facing booster up to 100 pounds!
Check out the Chicco website to see all the amazing features this car seat has to offer!
Feltman Brothers make the most adorable clothes for babies that are perfect for the holidays. Last Christmas Mariah's son wore the Feltman Brother's Knit Set while his cousin wore the matching Knit Dress. There is nothing cuter than this vintage style clothing.
Feltman Brothers make precious little outfits from size newborn up to 4T. Their clothing is perfect for holidays, special occasions, baptisms and so much more. We have been dressing our son in Feltman Brothers his whole life and are excited to continue the tradition throughout the years.
Zip Top makes products that are better for baby and better for the planet. These 100% platinum silicone food storage containers are endlessly reusable as well as microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The Zip Top baby snack containers stand up, stay open, and zip shut making them easy for little hands to feed themselves. They feature a sturdy, one-piece design that has no glue or seams and won't rip.
My favorite part is that these are completely free of BPA, lead, PVC, and phthalates. That means that they won't leach harmful chemicals into your baby's food like plastics can! Zip Top makes it easy to prep food, serve it, and store it all in the same container!
Travel mats are a great item to have when you have a little one in tow. You will find endless opportunities to lay down this durable, water-resistant fabric for some nice protection from the dirty ground. It is available in both a 5x5 or 5x7 size making it big enough for the whole family to enjoy.
We have one that we just keep in the back of our car so we have it whenever we need it. We use it when watching outdoor sports, local parades, and even emergency diaper changes in the back of the vehicle! You never know when it might come in handy, but it is always nice to have one close. Plus the travel pouch makes it super easy to store and carry with you as needed. -Mariah
Have you heard of the Breathable Baby Crib? This crib's main focus, design, and intentions are to keep your baby safe while sleeping. Shouldn't that be the main focus of every crib? Unfortunately, it is not.
I remember crib shopping for my son at the local baby store and being told that "all cribs are the same" when it comes to safety. I believe that there are no "dangerous" cribs on the market, but I knew there had to be a "great" option that I could feel really good about. In my opinion, the "best" crib on the market is the Breathable Baby crib.
This crib has no slats for baby's to get their arms or legs stuck in between which can be a serious problem. These cribs have mesh sides which makes it safe for baby, even when they smoosh their face up against the side of their crib.
Breathable Baby makes full-sized cribs, mini cribs and they even sell their mesh liner (in multiple styles and colors) so you can add it to the crib you already have. Don't wait until it is too late and an injury has occurred. I would recommend making this a must-have item this Christmas! -Mariah
Friends, you need to check out the Newton Baby Waterproof crib mattress. This is the ONLY crib mattress that is completely washable. Plus, it is 100% breathable.
When I heard of the Newton Baby Waterproof Crib Mattress, I knew it would be perfect for us! This mattress allows you to wash everything, which is great for those of us that have a messy baby and like to keep things clean!
Simply take off the mattress protector, zip it closed, then wash in the washing machine. You can also wash the foam mattress itself by rinsing it off in the bathtub or outside with the garden hose. Just make sure you shake off any access water and allow it to completely dry before the next use.
Newton Baby makes 3 different style mattresses, in multiple colors and two sizes. Think of how much time a baby spends sleeping. Why not give them the best when they are in their crib? We love ours and I know you will, too.
These amazing blankets are lightweight and airy, which means they will easily fit in your diaper bag to provide a carseat cover in a pinch, provide just the right amount of protection from a chilly wind, or offer a comforting cocoon for baby.
They are available in an assortment of beautiful prints that are so special you'll want them all!
This Ingenuity Swing and Rocker combine two must-have baby items in one product! The baby swing's seat can easily be removed to convert into a rocker in just one easy motion saving parents both time, money, and space!
This 2 in 1 swing/rocker combo has all the features a parent looks for in a swing (and rocker).
-Change the seat direction with one hand
-Baby can sway in 3 different directions
-Features a vibration mode
-Swing plugs in so no need for batteries
-Super quiet motor and gentle music built-in
-The swing has a handle and wheels so it can easily move from room to room!
This is the perfect swing for any house with a baby! Be sure to check it out.
This is a gift you and your baby can both enjoy! Ruggish makes safe, soft, spill-proof two-sided, memory foam play mats that are kid-friendly, yet still stylish.
You will love that this 'rug' is non-toxic and certified by both the United States and European Toy Safety Standards so you know it is safe enough to eat off of (which your baby will!). It is two-sided offering beautiful, neutral patterns on one side and an interactive play map on the other side. The rug measures it at 4'-8" x 7'-0" and is .5" thick making it the size of your 'typical' household rug.
If your house has hardwood floors as mine does, this is the perfect rug for you. I love that it can be used for years and years to come. It is the perfect place to lay a baby comfortably, it can withstand an active toddler and provides built-in entertainment for preschoolers and up. Plus, you can simply flip it over the next time company comes over to hide the car tracks and show the patterned side. With a 1-year manufacturer warranty included, you have nothing to lose!
The anti-colic bottle is just one of the many innovative developments parents love from MAM. Its vented base has small air holes and a silicone seal that allows for maximum air flow in while still preventing milk from leaking out.
Every baby needs a number of great teethers and this set is just perfect to stuff baby's stocking with! There are 11 total pieces with this set including 8 animal links, a link and tether teether, a spinning teether rattle, and a rattle and teeth bead ring.
Check out this gorgeous and soft stuffed elephant from Teddykompaniet! Everyone needs a friend as they grow and this guy is the perfect buddy.
Teddykompaniet also offers a variety of other options including stuffed animal and blanket sets, little lovies, musical plushes, and more.
For over 20 years, Swedish little ones (even Princess Estelle!) have preferred to snuggle up to Teddykompaniet’s toys. Now, they are finally bringing their Scandinavian design and quality to the US! Check them out today!
Anyone with a baby will tell you that the proper diaper bag is a must have item. Thank goodness the styles and designs have come a long ways since I myself was a baby. I recently found TWELVElittle diaper bags and they are my new, absolute favorite.
My personal favorite is the On-The-Go Backpack style. This diaper bag has it all! First of all, it is a backpack style, which is a must in my eyes to ensure that I have both arms completely free. The next thing I love is all the organization and pockets! The main compartment alone has five pockets for maximum organization. It also has a fully padded laptop sleeve and double zipper on the back so it can slide onto luggage easily. Plus, it has two external bottle pouches.
TWELVElittle makes tons of super cute designs. Just because I have a son doesn't mean I want to carry a boyish style diaper bag. The Leaf Print is my go-to option because it is girly without being too feminine. -Mariah
Bring on the teething toys! I made the mistake of thinking teething toys would be shorted lived in our house, but I was wrong. It feels like my son has been teething for 12 months straight! The Manhattan Toy Company Winkel toy is perfect for little hands and cutting teeth. You can safely refrigerate the Winkel for a cooling, soothing feel. The spun tubes are small and flexible making it perfect for little hands. It also comes in a ton of fun color combinations to catch the eye of your little one.
Babies love to be snuggled, held, and rocked. So give your baby the gift of time with you each day with this Storkcraft Swirl Tuscany Glider and Ottoman. It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy your new little one!
Create a dedicated area for you and baby to be together. This glider offers a soft spot to cozy up, bond, and feed in complete comfort.
You'll be able to depend on the sturdy wood construction for years to come. Relax into the soft polyester cushions and no more worrying about baby spitting up because they’re wipeable! The metal ball bearings make for a smooth rocking motion and the matching pillow adds lumbar support.
Easily store baby books, magazines, and other essentials within arm’s reach in the convenient pocket tucked into the side cushion.
Settle in with your baby, you’ve earned it! This chair is made for those moments.
Check out this wooden stacking toy for babies. Each solid, wooden disk is made of bright non-toxic paint. These stacking disks actually are magnetized to stick together when stacking. This is a great toy option designed for babies ages 9 months and up and is sold through Manhattan Toy company, a brand that is known and trusted by parents everywhere.
This is hands down the number one item you need to have if you have a baby. In my (Mariah's) opinion, there is nothing that can replace the peace of mind of having the Owlet Smart Sock and Camera for your little one.
I often see parents ask "Is the Owlet worth the money?" My answer is always the same, YES! We bought an owlet for our son before he was ever born. My son William wore his Owlet Smart Sock every single night from the day we brought him home from the hospital through the first year of his life (until he reached the weight limit of 25 pounds).
The Owlet smart sock tracks your baby's heart rate, oxygen levels, and sleeping patterns. As a first time parent, this made us feel so much more safe and secure at night. Nothing can give you peace of mind like the Owlet Smart Sock.
Baby's clothing should be three things; comfortable, easy to put on/take off, and adorable. Magnetic Me Baby Footies from Figure 8 Moms meets all three of those criteria perfectly!
Parents can put an end to those dreaded late-night diaper changes because Magnetic Me Baby Footies allow you to simply open the outfit, insert your baby and the outfit practically dresses itself because of its quick-close magnets! Plus, the fabric is incredibly soft and the patterns are super cute.
See all the style and size options on the Figure 8 Moms website.
Wooden high chairs have always been a popular option. They look sleek, are well made, and can last a long time. Check out my personal favorite, the Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair. This chair is made to last and grow, along with your child. You can simply adjust the height of the seat and footrest so it can comfortably seat your little one through adulthood!
The Abiie Beyond Wooden High Chair is available in multiple colors of wood and cushion colors. The tray is removable and it can fit right up next to the table so your little one can actually enjoy meal time with the family. Mariah loves that her son can sit with the family, right at the table, instead of off to the side by himself. You can't often do that with plastic high chairs.
There are several reasons why these Quilted Backpacks are one of Stephen Josephs' top selling options!
These quilted bags are available in a variety of super cute colors and patterns and are the perfect size for your little one. In fact, they’re also perfect for you as they easily double as diapers bags on non-school days.
Featuring an exterior zip pocket, oversized top handle, and easy-to-wash fabric, you’ll quickly see why these packs are so popular.
Plus, are you looking for ways to make it even more individual? Then why not have Stephen Joseph personalize it with your child’s initials or name?
Bathtime is often a baby's favorite or least favorite part of the day. When my son was a newborn, he hated bathtime. Looking back, I wish we would have had the 4moms cleanwater tub for him. This would have made bathtime much more enjoyable for everyone involved.
This tub is designed to keep babies clean, safe, and comfortable throughout bathtime. You no longer need to worry about your baby soaking in their own mess or the water getting cold. The 4moms tub has a unique feature that allows it to have a constant flow of clean water and a built-in, color-coded thermometer to make sure the water is always the perfect temperature. Meanwhile, the old water slowly drains out.
The 4moms® cleanwater™ tub also grows with your baby in three different stages making it the only tub you will ever need. It's a lifesaver for us moms that went through 3 tubs in the first year!
It can be so hard to see your little baby all stuffed up and know that there isn't a whole lot you can do to help them. Thankfully there is one main thing you can do to help your baby breathe when they are congested and that is to clear that mucus out! Parents can now breathe easy knowing the Zoli BREATHE will help when their baby gets stuffy!
Mariah's pediatrician actually recommended that she get a battery-operated nose sucker, like the clinically tested, gentle, steady suction of the BREATHE nasal aspirator. It clears up your baby's stuffy nose, fast. The best part is that the compact, cordless design allows you to take it anywhere. The handle makes it easy to reach awkward angles, and the clear reservoir allows you to see the amount of congestion cleared. It may sound gross, but it is so satisfying to see what you were able to get out.
If your baby is stuffed up, try suctioning their nose every few hours. Especially before eating and sleeping.
This is hands down my favorite teether. My son started using these ZoLi Chubby Gummy Teethers around 4 months and still uses them today at over a year old. The ZoLi Chubby Gummy Teether has the perfect shaped handle for those little, chubby hands to hold. The shield helps me feel more assured that he won't accidentally push it in too far. Plus, they come in several colors so I can keep track of each one and wash them in the dishwasher. -Mariah
Check out this must-have item for homes with a busy baby!
This awesome Dreambaby 3 in 1 Play-Pen Gate can be used in a variety of different ways. It's perfect for blocking off a fireplace or Christmas tree. You can also use it as a playpen area or stretched out to separate rooms.
This gate was a lifesaver for us last Christmas! It kept not only our son away from the tree and presents but also our pets. Like us, you might find your house needs more than one Dreambaby 3 in 1 Play-Pen Gate! -Mariah
Are you shopping for a brand new baby? Check out this adorable Oeteo 6 piece newborn welcome set. This easy to wear onesie features no buttons, no snaps, and no zippers, making it super simple for quick diaper changes and easy dressing. Parenting a newborn is not simple, especially those middle of the night diaper changes in the dark. I think this is the perfect solution to the problem of getting 2/3 of the snaps and giving up!
Check out Figure 8 Moms to find tons of Oeteo easy to wear clothing plus other items for both mom and baby from all of your favorite brands.
What baby doesn't love to be hugged and carried all day long? Mariah's son is what she calls a "velcro baby" who never wants to be put down, so the proper carrier was always a must-have item for both of them.
The Abiie Huggs carrier uses hip seat technology which keeps your baby ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position. It also allows for four carrying positions- front-inward, front-outward, back carry, and hip carry. That makes it easy for you and your little one to find the most comfortable carrying position for both of you.
Every baby needs a classic baby rattle. Check out the Homi Baby organic wooden baby rattle. This rattle is the perfect shape, size, and weight for babies to shake, rattle, and roll. Rattles are oftentimes one of a baby's first favorite toys, it was for my son!
These rattles go through a 4 step sanding process to make sure it is smoother than a baby's bottom. They come in multiple colors or natural wood. You can also have it personalized on the Homi Baby website with your child's name. Make sure you check it out!
The Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit is the perfect way to transition your little one out of a swaddle but still keeps them snuggled and feeling secure. Mariah's family swears by this sleepsuit and its 'magical' effect. It comes in multiple sizes, colors, and fabric as well.
The double zipper allows for easy in/out of the suit and convenient diaper changes. The scoop neck ensures the fabric stays away from the baby‘s face for extra safety and the open hands and feet help keep the baby at a comfortable temperature. Mariah recommends having two so you always have one clean and ready to use!
Have you heard of Elimination Communication? It is "a practice in which a caregiver uses timing, signals, cues, and intuition to address an infant's need to eliminate waste. Caregivers try to recognize and respond to babies' bodily needs and enable them to urinate and defecate in an appropriate place." It is never too early or too late to give the Elimination Communication method a try.
It might sound a little crazy at first, but it totally works for some parents and babies! Tiny Undies makes everything you need to try this concept at home. From teeny tiny underwear to itty bitty toilets, and even a "How To" book, they have you covered. Check out their website to learn more!
I bet you have never seen a pair of baby pajamas that are as easy to use as the ZippyJamz.
ZippyJamz makes diaper changing quick and easy even if your baby is sleeping, kicking, or wriggling. ZippyJamz was developed to make diaper changing quick and easy for parents and keep babies warm and comfortable throughout the process.
What is brilliant about the ZippyJam is their 2 zipper design. You have your typical zipper for dressing and undressing. Then, you have a second zipper that arches from one ankle to the other allowing for quick and easy access for diaper changes. Your baby won't even have time to get cold or fussy because it makes the process so quick! Trust me, any parent (and baby) would love to get these for Christmas!
Your little one will be joining you for mealtime before you know it! Make sure you are ready for your newest dinner guest with the First Foods Set from ezpz. This set includes 1 tiny bowl, 1 tiny cup, and 2 tiny spoons.
This has been the ONLY bowl I have found on the market that actually stays on the table! Plus, the tiny spoons and cups are the perfect size for little hands. We made sure to have multiple sets so we always hand one clean because these are the only dishes we will use with our son. -Mariah
Mariah's son started wearing shoes shortly after he was born. They are a great way to keep socks on, keep little one's feet warm, and of course, are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit.
The thing with baby shoes is that you need to buy a good, quality shoe like shoes from stride rite. Did you know that the right shoes can help support healthy foot development as well as protect those precious little piggies?
Shoes from stride rite have earned the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval which means that they have been tested and proven to promote healthy foot development.
stride rite shoes are super cute and come in tons of styles from newborns to big kids, for both boys, and girls, plus their shoes come in wide and extra wide widths! Check out their website to see them all.
Winter is in full swing in Minnesota! The snow is falling and the temperatures are freezing! As many people know, babies are not supposed to wear any type of jacket when in the car seat for safety reasons, yet we know we need to keep them warm.
The best way to keep your little one warm this winter is with the JJ Cole Original Bundleme Bunting Bag. It is super simple to slide this cover over your baby's infant car seat to keep them protected and warm when running between the vehicle and building. We used ours every day for about 6 months so this is another must have item if you live anywhere cold!
It can seem almost impossible to find winter boots for babies, especially winter boots that will be easy to get on, stay on little one's feet, and actually keep them warm! Well, the hunter is over thanks to Stonz Baby Puffer Booties!
These winter booties easily slip on over your baby or toddler’s feet, socks or shoes. I love that we can slide them right over my son's shoes so we don't need to bring extra shoes with to daycare! They have a non-slip, waterproof sole that prevents potential falls and is great for walking in wet and snowy conditions.
The 3M insulation layer keeps your baby extra cozy and you can even add an ultra-warm fleece liner (purchased separately) to be inserted in extreme cold situations. Stonz makes tons of boots for all weather conditions in baby, toddler, and big kid sizes so be sure to check them out!
These are all great, but I think that the Qaba 10-piece Play space would be really helpful to make sure to keep baby safe.
Tuesday 8th of December 2020
I absolutely love the Qaba 10-piece Play space! If I had enough room in our home, I would definitely get this. Love the design and it seems to be high quality.
Tuesday 8th of December 2020
I love the Qaba 10-pcs Play Space. It looks so much better than a traditional playpen.
Friday 4th of December 2020
I love the JJ Cole Original Bundleme Bunting Bag perfect for this winter use it so cold outside now.
Wednesday 2nd of December 2020
Love the breathable baby crib. My SIDS fear is SO real and I am extremely concerned with a safe sleep environment. A safe sleep space for baby that is nice and breathable is such a comfort to a new mom!
Hi! I'm Janessa and I started Thrifty Nifty Mommy in 2010 after the birth of my first child. Over the years Thrifty Nifty Mommy has expanded to a team of 4 writers. Click the "About" tab to learn more about my family and the other writers at Thrifty Nifty Mommy.
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