It’s your tiny human’s first Christmas. Of course it’s a momentous milestone in their little life, but what exactly do you get a baby for Christmas?
Fear not, help is at hand! We’ve rounded up a list of brilliant Christmas gift ideas for babies that your littlies will love.
So grab a cuppa and get your online Christmas shopping on with our 2017 Christmas gift guide for the littlest people in your life.
Mizzie is the ultimate Aussie gift for bubs, great for your own babies or excellent for friends and family overseas. Designed by Aussie parents, this cute kangaroo is a natural teething and squeeze toy, which will soothe sore gums with its 100 per cent soft natural rubber. What’s more, each Mizzie is individually hand painted, making every one unique.
Available from Tree Top Toy Shop ($27.95).
Sweet Dreams with Lulla
If you’re a new mum then what you’re probably wishing for this Christmas is the gift of sleep. And Lulla Doll is here to save the day. Lulla springs from mums in Iceland and is based on scientific research that closeness improves sleep. The doll plays a real heartbeat and continuous breathing sound for eight hours, soothing your little ones to sleep. Plus, Lulla is soft, cuddly and safe to give everyone sweet dreams.
Pre-order now from Lulla Doll ($99).
Baby Beach Time
It’s not an Aussie Christmas without a trip to the beach or a dip in the pool. So why not get a gift that you can both enjoy this Christmas? Make beach time easy and fun with the Frog Orange baby carrier. This beauty is the first functional neoprene (wetsuit material) baby carrier so you can wear bub in and around water. And because it’s Christmas and HEDZUP are all about spreading good cheer, they’ll send it free.
Available in five different colours from HEDZUP ($139).
Looking for something really special for the little one in your life or a new baby on the way? These beautiful baby blankets from Uimi are the gift that will last a lifetime. They’re made from natural, sustainable fibres, like egyptian cotton and soft merino wool and available in a huge range of colours and patterns. Choose from bassinet or cot size. This is a gift they’ll want to keep forever.
Get yours from Uimi (from $139).
The Ultimate Play Mat
The Tiny Love Dynamic Gymini activity mat will keep them entertained all Christmas and beyond, with adjustable arches that grow with your baby. Whether it’s tummy time or just playtime, this bright, colourful mat with its fun woodland friends, lights and music will bring out the smiles.
Available from Toys R Us ($129.99).
Of course Christmas gift giving is all about thinking of others, so why not get a gift that also gives back? Cuddle+Kind make beautiful, ethically produced, hand-knitted dolls that your baby will love. And for every doll sold, they give 10 meals to children in need. There’s so many cuties to choose from – reindeer and penguins for a festive twist or sweet bears, foxes, bunnies, puppies, unicorns and even mermaids
Available from Cuddle+Kind (US$48 + shipping)
A Very Chewy Christmas
Give bubs something they can really get their teeth into this Christmas! The Comfortchew is a 2-in-1 gift for your baby. Soft fleece and ribbon pieces act as a comforter for him, while the rubber corner lets him chew away to his hearts content.
Available from Cheeky Chompers ($38.99)
Odell the Octopus
Who wouldn’t want giant cuddles for Christmas? The latest Jellycat soft and squishy cuddly toy, Odell the Octopus will give your baby just that. With eight silky-soft arms, for little fingers to grip and pull, who can resist an Odell cuddle?
Get yours now from Peekaboo Baby ($69.95).
Food Truck Fun
Food trucks are so in right now and this one has more cool tricks than you could shake a babyccino at! It’s a kitchen, a cash register, a truck and a shape sorter in one. And this truck really is an all-singing, all-dancing toy, with three Smart Stages levels of different songs, sounds and phrases for hours of learning and fun.
Available from Target ($89).
Ollie the Owl
A silent night is almost guaranteed with our friend Ollie Owl’s soothing sounds and gentle glow. He is a great gift for new babies who might be finding it hard to settle, with four different sounds, three light levels, a CrySensor and auto timer, you’ll all be off to sleep in no time.
Get yours now from grostore ($79.95).
Bathtime Bee Fun
Does your baby love bathtime? The Skip Hop – Zoo Fill Up Fountain will make it extra fun! Dunk the bee in the water and then pull it out for an umbrella water effect. Bigger babies can do it themselves with the easy-grab handles. Watch them have a soaking good time!
Available from The Stork Nest ($18.99)
The Happiest Apple
What’s more festive than a giggly baby? The Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Happy Apple will have them giggling away with its wibbly, wobbly base and silly sounds. The chunky fruit pieces are the perfect size for little hands. And taking them in and out encourages fine motor skills, while the ‘core’ button teaches colours and numbers.
Get yours at Kmart ($10).
For Little Music Lovers
Babies love music and this versatile piano will have them grooving along anywhere. The Playgro Music and Lights Piano and Kick Pad can be used on the floor as a baby piano or attached to the side of the cot as an entertaining kick pad.
Available from Baby Bunting ($49.95).
Cute Christmas Clothes
Looking for the perfect Christmas Day outfit for the baby album? These gingerbread baby and elf rompers with matching hats are just too adorable to go past.
Available in sizes 3M-24M from David Jones ($39.95).
Glow, Baby, Glow
Is your baby on the move yet? Do they fancy themselves as a Christmas crawler? Well they could be on the go with Escar-Glooooow the snail. Push down on his shell and you’ll send balls popping and lights glowing as he moves along… probably with baby right behind him!
Available from Kidstuff ($39.99).
Christmas in Da House
It’s not Christmas without at least one wooden toy that looks straight from Santa’s workshop under the tree. And this little bird house shape sorter from Le Toy Van fits the bill perfectly. It comes with a sweet little bird house and six shapes for sorting, all finished in non-toxic paints.
Find it at Knock On Wood Toys ($23.95).
Fluffy Penguin Stories
When it all gets a bit overwhelming it’s nice to settle down for some quiet time with a book. Read about Little Penguin and his festive friends through this gently rhyming story. The touch and feel textures on each page let babies interact with the cute polar pals too.
Available at Big W ($8).
Make sure to check our Christmas section for more great gift ideas for toddlers and big kids.