Baby’s First Christmas: 9 Useful & Thoughtful Gifts for Babies

From teething and weaning to playtime and sleep time, baby’s first year is filled with fun adventures and major milestones.

When it comes to finding that perfect Christmas gifts for babies however, it can be a little tricky.

After all, babies can’t make you a list of what they want and most would probably be happy to simply eat the wrapping paper. My 10-month-old certainly would!

That’s why we’ve designed our ultimate Christmas gifts for babies guide, packed with presents that are not only cute but also helpful for mums and fun for tots. We’ve got keepsake blankets, teething toys, feeding accessories, sleepy time toys and even a handmade baby swing for hours of outdoor fun.

Whether you’re shopping for your own sweetie or are looking for gift ideas for a relative or friend, we promise that any of these great Christmas gifts for babies will make a beautiful addition to the present pile. Mums will appreciate them. Babies will love them.

PICK 1: Swingz n Thingz – Baby Swing

PRICE: $169.00
GREAT FOR: Outside play
AGES: 6 months ALL the way to eight years of age

Give the gift of joy this Christmas with this adorable Baby Swing. It will keep the smiles and giggles going long after the last of the tinsel is packed away and allow your little one to take part in some good old fashioned fun in the backyard, away from the screens and the plastic toys. Suitable for babies from 6 months up to around 8 years (awesome!), they provide endless hours of entertainment and last for years, often passed down generations.

Simple to hang and move, with a single hanging point, these beautiful swings are also handmade in Noosa and built to last! They are made with fade-proof and rot-proof outdoor canvas and marine-grade rope and hardware and come with a seatbelt, support cushion, hanging kit and canvas tote bag (doubles as a stylish shopping bag).

You can even create your own colour combinations and have a personal message etched into wood, creating a lifelong keepsake.

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PICK TWO: mioplay – Playgym 

PRICE: $199
GREAT FOR: That first year of developmental play
AGES: 0-12 months

A playgym is a must for all little ones learning the ins and outs of play. The MioPlay Playgym is as pretty as it is practical, providing little ones with hours of developmental fun.

It’s been designed by a team of award-winning designers and doctors to enhance the physical and cognitive development of your baby through sensory stimulation and dynamic cause and effect learning. Great for visual and cognitive stimulation, this beautiful playgym is also perfect for teething tots. 

Made using 100% natural and non-toxic materials, and with various colours, shapes and textures, your little one will love it!

Mioplay Playgym gifts for babies

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PICK THREE: Malarkey Kids – Munch Mitt

PRICE: $19.95
GREAT FOR: Teething tots
AGES: Three months +

When all they want for Christmas is their two front teeth, give them the gift that takes the pain out of teething! It’s the Munch Mitt and it’s a teething baby’s dream come true! Washable, wearable and award-winning, the Munch Mitt is a silicone teething mitt designed by a mum who was looking for a way to help her teething baby.

Not only do babies love chewing on it, but it can also soothe their teething gums naturally. Plus, they LOVE the sound of the crinkly paper so it doubles up as a fun distraction too!  No need to dose bubba up with medicine or rely on teething gels. It’s also ideal for infants who cannot grasp or hold a standard teether and easily fits on to baby’s hand.

It makes a great gift for any new bubba in your life (plus for mum too) and is available now at Baby Buntings.

Malarky Munch Mitt - Christmas gifts for babies

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PICK FOUR: Namely Co – Personalised Knitted Name Blanket 

PRICE: $112
GREAT FOR: A special cuddly keepsake
AGES: Newborn and up

Cosy, cuddly and oh so cute, these personalised cot blankets are sure to go down a treat under the Christmas tree. They are designed by Namely Co, a personalised knitwear brand and made from 100% organic cotton.

The blankets come in a number of beautiful colours to suit your nursery theme and are big enough to grow with your tot. Great for newborn photoshoots now and perfect for cuddling up on the couch when your baby is a bit bigger, we predict these beautiful blankies will become a cherished item for both mum and bub.

Namely and Co keepsake blankets Christmas gifts for babies

Shop now and enjoy 10% off your Christmas purchase with the code MUMCENTRAL.

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PICK FIVE: Chu Chu  – Surprise Eggs and Train 

PRICE: $5 – $30
GREAT FOR: Surprise play
AGES: 18 months +

Is there anything more eggciting to a little one than finding a surprise inside an egg. There are heaps of surprise toys out there but most are designed for the older kids. Not Chu Chu Peek and Surprise Eggs!

Chu Chu is perfect for your little hatchlings just learning about the fun of surprises!

Based on the smash-hit Youtube channel Chu Chu TV, these colourful surprise eggs will help develop your child’s motor skills while providing hours of playtime fun!  Each Peek & Play Surprise Egg reveals a fun animal surprise, a different coloured egg and a letter for extra learning fun!

There is also a train playset available which plays the hit song, “Johny, Johny Yes Papa” when you press down on the chimney and comes with an exclusive Surprise Egg.  You can pick up Peek & Play Surprise Eggs at Big W and other toy stores.Chu Chu eggs - great Christmas gifts for babies and toddlers

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PICK SIX: Jujo Baby – Shwrap™

PRICE: $79.95
GREAT FOR: Brand new babies
AGES: Newborn +

Oh lordy, my ovaries! These part-wraps, part-cardigan are too cute. They are called Shwraps™ and they are wrapped with adorableness! And won’t they make a great Christmas gift for a brand new little bubba?

The Shwrap™ is a unique blanket with sleeve design concept combining a blanket with sleeves and exclusive to Jujo Baby. You can wrap the baby while keeping their arms free but covered. They offer an easy way to transfer from the car seat or pram to the bassinet without having to unwrap and wake sleeping babies and they are great for discreet breastfeeding too!

Knitted using the softest 100% cotton yarns, the Shwrap™ is machine washable and a unique way to spoil the newest family member.

Shwrap - Christmas gifts for babies

Take 15% OFF THE ENTIRE WEBSITE – not just the Shwrap – with the code MUMCENT at checkout! #winning

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PICK SEVEN: TOMY – Baby’s First Year Essentials Pack 

PRICE: $150
GREAT FOR: Baby’s first year of teething, toys and taste testing
AGES: Newborn +

There’s so much fun to be had during baby’s first year and TOMY has a great range of items to keep them happy. From revolutionary bottles and feeding accessories, teething soothers and toys, you’ll have everything you need for bub just in time for the holiday season.

Stimulate those development senses with TOMY Lamaze toys such as Jibber Jabber Jake the Frog and the Bitty Bite Bug Rattle. Both feature heaps of different textures, colours and noises to keep them happily chewing and playing for hours. Prepare for the weaning adventure with a cute JJ Cole Feeding Bib and the Boon NURSH Bottle and Sippy Spout and get ahead of teething with the Boon GROWL Silicone Teething Dragon. These are only some of the countless great TOMY products on the shelves and designed for babies.

TOMY products can be found at Baby Bunting, Baby Kingdom, Babies R Us and major retailers.

Christmas gifts for babies - TOMY

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PICK EIGHT: Living Textiles –  Softie Toy and Muslin Gift Set 

PRICE: $19.95
GREAT FOR: Sweet, sleepy dreams
AGES: Newborns +

Meet your baby’s new BFF – a cuddly softie from Living Textiles! There are a number of different adorable critters to choose from – Max the Monkey, Kenzie the Unicorn, Kevin the Koala, Theodore the Elephant and Saidy the Cat.

Each softie is made from 100% Cotton knit and features a jingling rattle to keep baby entertained. Toy tested and with no buttons to keep them safe, these cuddly friends are sure to become baby’s favourite companion.

Pair their softie with a baby essential – a 3 pack of muslin swaddle wraps valued at $44.95. Made from 100% cotton, each wrap is extra-big and pre-washed for extra softness. A good wrap goes a long way when it comes to newborns and settling and these ones are definitely worth their weight in gold!

Babies first Christmas? Living Textiles has a fantastic range of gorgeous Christmas gifts for your little one starting at just $12.95! Living Textiles soft toys - Christmas gifts for babies

Use the Code MUMCEN25 to receive 25% off your order including sale items!

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PICK NINE: Tiny Love – Meadow Days Super Mat

PRICE: $69.99
GREAT FOR: Tummy play and free play
AGES: Newborn +

A super-sized mat for super-sized baby fun! From the crew who know how to entertain our babies, Tiny Love has delivered the goods with this magnificent woodlands themed play mat.

Perfect for encouraging tummy time, playful kicking about and inspiring baby’s curiosity, the Meadow Days Super Mat is a playground of developmental play – and all at ground level!

Featuring a host of adorable friends, this gorgeous brightly coloured play mat includes an adjustable stand-alone mirror helps engage baby (who’s that baby in there?!), extending all important tummy time. The fun doesn’t end there either – there’s peek-a-boo flaps, a crinkly fox tail, a teether toy, ribbons and soft textures to discover too. And when your bub is plum tuckered from play, the Meadow Days Super Mat folds up for easy storage.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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