Babe's First Christmas Gift Guide
There is something so so magical about a little babe’s first Christmas ✨
Whether a 1 week or 51 week old little babe, the first time you celebrate Christmas with your own little person is so much more magical.
With 14 DH babe's amongst us, we are well experienced to share our picks for your babe's first Christmas. And if you have a first Christmas gift to buy, maybe for a niece, nephew or special fam friend - this guide has all the price points covered. Yesss read on for those extra spesh fave Aunty gifts!
We love the idea of gifting your little babe something super extra special for their first Christmas. Something they will love and treasure for the year (and years) ahead, but also a timeless keepsake that will be treasured for the years to come.
We’ve put our collective Mama heads together & curated our best ever collection of beautiful gifts [in all price points] that we think are just perfect for a babe’s first Christmas. We hope you love them as much as we do.
A Ride On or Push Along Toy
Starting with the Ride on Reindeer #obvs, and golly jolly gosh I just don’t know if this one can be topped! OK that's the blog, thanks for reading.
Jks. It’s a Deer, so naturally it’s the perfect first Christmas gift (just imagine how instaworthy this beauty will look under the tree!) Georgia from Glenelg says it perfectly: “Depending on their age they may still be too little to ride it, but I like to think that Christmas is the perfect opportunity to get the key toys they are going to grow into and use for the next year” Plus think of the Christmas photos!
All the beautiful ride on and push along toys are carefully chosen because they are practical and they are made to last forever.
You can see our full range of Ride Ons & Push Alongs here.
A keepsake doll
We love these beautiful keepsake dolls as a special gift. These are exquisite décor for the nursery, and also in a ‘big girls room’ in years to come (if you choose to keep it special and out of reach) But they are also designed to be loved and would make the perfect doll for treasuring now too. The fabric dressed dolls will be a little sturdier and the tulle style ones are just a little more precious. We have a huge range of these from sparkly princesses to boho beauties.
You can see the full range here
An heirloom wooden vehicle
Like our dolls, these vehicles make the most beautiful heirloom gifts. The quality is amazing, and they are absolutely designed to be loved and played with (read: wheeled over all the furniture and driven all over the house) These are the type of toys stand the test of time. They are the ones that outlast the childhood and get packed away with all the keepsakes and the most treasured things. You know the box that your Nana had, when you were a kid, filled with toys from your parents childhood? These wooden vehicles end up in that box. And one day you’ll be the Nana and you’ll be telling your Grandie how you got this truck for your babe’s / their parent's first Christmas.
See the full range of these beautiful vehicles here
A Dinkum Doll
The Dinkum Dolls truly are the best mate for your little babe. They are made from the softest, snuggliest cotton fabric, which is machine washable #enufsaid. They feature the sweetest embroidered details, from their eyes and mouth, to the little rainbow over their heart.
It’s up to your child to choose who their Dinkum doll is, and with their loveable faces, huggable and posable bodies, there is no end to the fun and imaginative play ahead. We love these as *the doll* for your babe’s childhood. The one they love the most and the one that accompanies them on allllll the adventures (that you can’t leave home without – sorry!) We love everything about these, especially all the beautiful doll things that go with them. May we suggest a Strolley, A cot or even a doll bassinet!
Also - boys love dolls too! Boys grow into fathers, and teachers, and doctors and uncles, and all sorts of people who care for children. And it is so intrinsic for boys to also want to nurture their own babies. These dolls are just perfect for that, as they are so neutral and non gendered.
You can see our huge range of dolls & accessories here
A Special Jellycat & Book
There’s a reason we share the Jellycats nearly everyday. They are truly so loved by everyone and for good reason. With the softest, most tactile fur they are a sensory delight. They soothe, calm and offer comfort for little babes. With a huge range of creatures there is something for every babe (or every nursery theme!) Whether you go with a small one for a stocking filler or a big one for a real keepsake, this is a toy that will be so treasured over the years.
May we also suggest this is a great suggestion for a relative to gift too. We all know from experience how much our littles LOVE these, and yours will too.
Check out all of our amazing Jellycats here (we are the biggest stockist in SA!)
A Wheely Bug
So much fun! And cute (back to that Instaworthy Christmas tree!) Coral from Tanunda gifted her little Esme one for her first Christmas and says: “Esme absolutely loved hers and used it so much more than I ever thought she would. Even up to the age of 2.5 - 3 she got around on it, and it’s often a part of her imaginary play world too even now”
Developmentally these are bang on perfect for that 10-12 month mark, and are truly something your little one will get so much joy from.
The wheely bugs are here
A wooden toy
“Toys” in the sense of things an under 1 babe will interact with are a bit limited, but we’ve put together a little collection of interactive toys designed specifically for this age. Some of these are 18 month plus, but we also like the idea of buying a toy they will grow into.
This collection of interactive toys for the littlest babes, perfect for the early stages of development. Encouraging stacking, sorting, colour recognition, problem solving, fine motor skills and more.
We have carefully select toys that are of the highest quality, made with safe and sustainable materials. These toys are made to last, and these are the heirloom pieces that will be played with for generations to come.
You can see our little collection of toys designed for little babes here
A Noah's Ark Toy
We adore a Noah's Ark Toy for a special Christmas Gift.
These Arks will captivate your babe's imagination - open ended imaginative play at it's absolute finest. We can guarantee your little person will be playing with this well into their school years.
Arks are open ended, and will integrate will all the toys. They foster creativity, story telling and problem solving. And if it suits these will be amazing decor until the time is right to pull it out for play.
You can see our incredible range of Arks here
We would be so thrilled to help you choose the perfect gift for your babe's first Christmas. And if you need any help choosing you can reach us at any of our stores, or via email and all the contact details are here.
Wishing you the most magical festive season ahead.
Gina & the Daisy and Hen team xo