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Baby’s First Christmas Gifts – Your Ultimate Shopping Guide

 

With less than two months away until Santa Clause slips down the chimney and puts Christmas gifts under the tree – it is time to start planning if you haven’t already!

Chances are, by this stage of your baby’s development, your house is already packed full of baby gear, and if you are like me, you can’t imagine putting anything else in your home.

Your baby may not understand the concept of Christmas yet, so I think baby’s first Christmas is mostly for the proud parents and family members to celebrate. Don’t be offended if your little one prefers to play with the cardboard box that a gift came in rather than the gift itself. Thats just what they do, and boy is it cute!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand heading to the mall during the holiday season. Now that we have a new baby, I dread the mall even more. I find shopping online a heck of a lot easier these days and that is how I plan to do most of my Christmas shopping this year.

I have composed an ultimate shopping guide for baby’s first Christmas gifts, and I have also organized them in to categories in hopes of making your life just that much easier.

The gift guide is categorized in the following:

Toys

Books

For the nursery

Clothing

Everything else

One of the benefits of shopping online for your gifts this year is that you don’t have to load up your baby and brave the busy malls and lineups. All of these vendors offer multiple shipping options to ensure that you receive your packages well in time to get them under the tree.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions regarding any of the products listed here, and I am happy to help.

Baby’s First Christmas Ultimate Gift Guide

Toys Toys Toys

VTech Magic Star Learning Table 

VTech Magic Star Learning Table 

​This activity table is perfect for younger babies, as well as older babies who are practicing to stand. The legs are removable so the toy base can be placed directly on the floor. It comes with six fun activity options, including english and french options. Toys are engaging, and light up. VTech Magic Star Learning Table is built to enhance and build fine motor skills for your little one.

Price: $39.97

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Centre

Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Centre 

This wooden toy is built to captivate your child’s curiosity and work on fine motor skills while offering hours and hours of story time play. Since 1979 the Manhattan Toy Company has been producing wooden toys for children, and they are all made in the safest possible way. The wood structure and all of its elements can easily be wiped clean, which is especially important during cold and flu season. Four different story boards are built in to this unique tree design.

Price: $149.99

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

 

Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Wooden Blocks

Melissa & Doug ABC 123 Wooden Blocks 

Melissa and Doug are another well known toy company famous for their wooden children’s toys. This gift features 50 assorted blocks with letters, number, and simple pictures to help with recognition and spelling. These blocks are categorized in different colours which is great for those little ones learning to match. Block play helps promote creativity and both independent and cooperative play; it also develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Price: $19.49

Where to Buy: Amazon 

 

 

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker

Traditional baby walkers have been banned in Canada since 2004. This is a new updated style of walker and they are so much fun for our littles to play with. Children can explore musical creativity, fine motor skills, roll playing with the activity board, as well as work on their balance. The toy board is removable to sit flat on the floor for younger children, and is built to grow with your child through their early developmental stages.

Price: $63.99

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Skip Hop Explore and More 3 Stage Activity Centre

Skip Hop Explore and More 3 Stage Activity Centre

If you have been following my blog, you will know I have reviewed this Exersaucer and rate it very highly. I am a lover of Skip Hop products because they are so well made, but they have gone the extra mile in designing this unit. What does that  mean? A paediatrician was on the design team to make sure that it is ergonomically correct, and all parts of this activity centre are built to teach your child in one way or another.  The toys are all detachable for easy washing, which if you know how messy baby’s can be, this is a must have. It even turns in to a table when your child is too big for the sit in portion. It is meant to grow with your child for years. A must have for every family!

Price: $140.24

Where to Buy: Amazon

Books Books Books

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection

Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? This is the perfect beginner set of books for your child. Over his long career, Dr. Seuss published over 60 of his creative and quirky tales. This set includes 5 hardcover books of Dr. Seuss’s favourite tales: Green Eggs & Ham, Red Fish Blue Fish, The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, and Hop on Pop. My parents used to read these stories to my sister and I, and I am now reading them to my own children. A classic gift that will last through the years. Also available in Beginner Book Collection #2 

Price: $43.39

Where to Buy: Amazon

Personalized Books from KD Novelties 

Personalized Books from KD Novelties 

KD Novelties puts you and your children in to their stories. Upon ordering you will enter your child’s name, age, city you live in, friends or family members as well as a personalized message from you. There are over 100 titles to choose from, and these are stories to encourage your child to read. Each book is bound in hardcover washable materials, and they are durable and designed to last a lifetime. This is such a neat keepsake for your child. I remember my cousin got me a personalized book when I was a baby and I still have it to this day. If you are looking for a one of a kind gift, this is a great option.

Price: Starting at $17

Where to Buy: KD Novelties

 

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

This 30th Anniversary edition of the Polar Express comes with a keepsake “all aboard” tree ornament. In my opinion this is the best Christmas story out there. I really love reading it every holiday season, along with watching the movie. It is a Christmas tradition in our home. The story features a young boy who get whisked away on a magical adventure aboard The Polar Express and is taken to the Christmas town where he is to make a wish.

Price: $23.37

Where to Buy: Amazon

For The Nursery

Baby Care Play Mat

Baby Care Play Mat

Easily transform any area of your home or baby’s nursery in to a safe, hygienic, soft play space for your little one. As babies are learning to explore on their own, they are prone to bumps and bruises. Soften the fall with this cushy mat. The Baby Care Play Mat is double sided with one side featuring stimulating colours, and the other a more neutral tone to blend in with your home decor. Waterproof material and easy to clean. Made with safe, non-toxic, phthalate free, lead free, latex and formaldehyde free materials. It is virtually odour free as well! Easy to move from room to room, or store as you can just roll it up.

Price: $149.00

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Personalized Books from KD Novelties 

Melissa & Doug Toy Chest

Another great product from Melissa & Doug. Every nursery or play room needs a toy chest! This chest features 8.25 cubic feet of storage space, and a safety hinged lid to prevent pinched fingers. It is made of solid wood and build to the Melissa & Doug standards, which is meant to last years and years. This toy chest also doubles as a bench, and could be used in an entry way or foyer as a space for little ones to put on their shoes before leaving the house. Assembly is required with a phillips screw driver, which is not included.

Price: $153.59

Where to Buy: Amazon

KidKraft Farmhouse Table and Chair Set

KidKraft Farmhouse Table and Chair Set

A perfect place for tea parties! This natural wooden set comes with 4 tot sized chairs and 1 tot sized table. This is a great space for homework, meal times, playing house and so much more. Solid birch wood construction is built to last, and the natural finish will compliment any home. This brings a whole new meaning to the term “eating at the kids table.”

Price: $129.98

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Natural Canvas PomPom TeePee

Natural Canvas PomPom TeePee

Neutral tone beige 100% chemical free organic canvas teepee for your child’s play room. Comes with sturdy wooden poles and built in bottom. It is large enough to accommodate two children playing inside comfortably, and will allow for hours and hours of creative playtime. The TeePee comes with a coloured LED light that you can hang inside to create a night time light show for even more fun. Triangle flag is included with the set, and can be easily rolled up when not in use. Inside there is a storage pocket perfect for books or other treasures. Comes with storage bag, and all canvas pieces are machine washable for easy clean up.

Price: $139.99

Where to Buy: Amazon

 

Bumper Free Crib Bedding

Bumper Free Crib Bedding

We all know you aren’t supposed to use bumpers in your crib these days in order to help prevent SIDS. Pish Posh Baby has a line of bumper free crib bedding so you can still get those super cute patterns and sets to compliment your nursery, without the extra pieces that you will never use. They have 30 different sets to choose from so you are guaranteed to find something that catches your eye. Pish Posh Baby is a company owned and ran by a group of four moms. They are available to contact by phone or Email or live chat to answer any questions before purchasing any of their products.

Price: Starting at $169.00

Where to Buy: Pish Posh Baby

 

 

 

Clothing

Gymboree

Gymboree 

If you are looking for good quality children’s clothing that will last play dates, mud puddles, and grass stains, then check out Gymboree! They have some great sales going on and items starting at $7.00. Gymboree has been making clothes for kids since 1986, and have grown to over 900 stores in Canada and the United States.

Price: Starting at $7.00

Where to Buy: Gymboree

Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack is a global leader in children’s fashions. They offer sizing from 0 – 12 years of age and a large variety of modern clothing. They offer something different than your normal store would carry. Janie and Jack is under the “Gymboree” umbrella and they use the same quality and care when producing all of their clothing items.

Price: Starting at $7.00

Where to Buy: Janie and Jack

Crazy8

Crazy8

Started in 2007 to bring parents an outlet to purchase clothing with style for their children, but a low price tag. All pieces are designed to easily mix and match creating many outfits out of few pieces. They offer great deals on clothing from ages 6 months to size 14. The creator behind this brand is a mom of two, and knows how crazy life with kids can be. She strives to create good quality clothing that will not wear out from your everyday busy lifestyle. They have crazy good sales, and even send your child a gift on their birthday.

Price: Starting at $10.00

Where to Buy: Crazy8

 

Everything Else

 

Yikes Twins Hooded Towels

Yikes Twins Hooded Towels

Yikes Twins is owned and operated by Wendy. Wendy is a fierce mompreneuer who has three children including a set of twins. This is her way of providing for her family. All products are hand made by Wendy and are shipped all over the world. There are over 20 designs to choose from and can fit children from birth up to 8 years old. Recently she has added adult hooded towels, slippers, swaddles, soap socks, burp cloths, and an awesome line called doodlepants which includes dino hoodies, and mermaid items. Oprah mentioned Wendy’s line of slippers as one of her favourite must have items last Christmas season!

Price: Starting at $20.00

Where to Buy: Yikes Twins

 

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12 thoughts on “Baby’s First Christmas Gifts – Your Ultimate Shopping Guide”

  1. Hi

    This is a really good idea to have a space for baby products and you have some really good gifts ideas here.

    Love the personalised books this would be a really good gift and the fact that they are personalised adds a really good touch to it which will be valued for years to come.

    Dr Suess beginner books – Love it I still have my copy, which I have had for many years now.

    VTech sit to stand walker another that I really like because there is so much learning with this.

    Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Centre – Love this, it looks like hours of fun.

    Thank you I will have to come back again to choose.

    I will be sharing this post with my family and friends.

    Many thanks

    Jennifer

  2. Part of the charm of Christmas gifts for children is that when you return to see them stored in your home or depicted in the photographs of the family album, you remember again each year of life that remained frozen in time. I have teenage daughters and yet seeing the KidKraft Farmhouse Table, and Chair Set or the Natural Canvas PomPom TeePee reminded me when they were hosting an imaginary banquet or tea time and they invited you as “an older neighbor” to whom he had to be offered some courtesies.

    1. Oh Tommy! I remember tea parties with my dolls as a younger child! Thanks for your comment. It really brought back some heartwarming memories. 

  3. You mean Christmas is that near? I read this article with a lot of excitement because I didn’t know that Christmas celebrations are just around the corner. I think I’ve been too busy to notice the times.

    Again thank you because your article came as a wake up call because I promised my daughter that I will buy her a toy guitar for Christmas if she performs well in exams and ti already happened she had 412 marks raised from 365. 

    So as you can see, I have to fulfill my promise and when I was looking around I didn’t find the ‘toy guitar’ in your review. What is your recommendation?

    1. Why type of toy guitar are you talking about? A child size acoustic? Or one that lights up and makes noises? I will do my best to reccomend something perfect for you, I just am not sure I know which style you are talking about. How old is your daughter? 

  4. The VTech Magic Star Learning Table and the Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker look real great for the prices. I think kids really like the push type toys so I would lean towards the Walker. So glad you opened your Book suggestions with Dr. Seuss – that’s a must have and I’m a big fan of Polar Express, as well. That Natural Canvas PomPom TeePee looks like loads of fun and your best suggestion and this would last until kids are 5yo or so. Great list – thank you

  5. Olonisakin Kehinde

    hello Montana,  firstly let me say a merry Christmas to you in advance…  You are the first to get my Christmas greeting  😂 😂.  

    Nice collections  here,  I’m beginning to imagine for my coming baby how Christmas,  I mean the first Christmas will look like.  Thanks to your website and post,  I think my problem is half solved already. 

    🎄 🌲 🎄……. 

  6. I like your site. I think it is great for Moms that can’t get out to shop. The gift ideas are great. Last year my great grandson had his First Christmas and it was hard to know what to buy a one year old. You are right about the playing with the boxes instead of the toys, my kids did that when they were that age. 

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