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The holidays are always a special time for celebrating traditions (old and new), but if it happens to be baby’s first Christmas—well, that calls for pulling out all the stops. Ornament? Check. Photo? Check. Outfit? Check. Baby’s first Christmas gifts? If you’re still working on that one, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the groundwork for you and figured out which are the best Christmas toys for your little one this year. Any of these baby Christmas gifts are sure to top off this special milestone and make it truly memorable.

In this article:
Newborn Christmas gifts: 0 to 3 months
Baby Christmas gifts: 3 to 6 months
Baby Christmas gifts: 6 to 9 months
Baby Christmas gifts: 9 to 12 months

Newborn Christmas Gifts: 0 to 3 months

Holiday shopping for your little ones is always fun, but baby’s first Christmas gifts have to be extra-special. From play mats to loveys, rattles and more, these age-appropriate presents will soothe and stimulate your little one.


Plush Security Blanket

If you’re considering gifting baby some Christmas stuffed animals, this is a perfect present for your little lamb. As soft as a marshmallow right out of the bag, this sweet, clutchable lamby will see your little one through long car rides, doctor visits and victorious battles with monsters in the closet.

Ages: Newborn to 36 months

Buy it: Jellycat Plush Security Blanket, $24,


Giraffe Rattle

Crafted of 100 percent Peruvian cotton, this sweet, squishy rattle is easy for tiny fingers to cling to and shake and ideal for encouraging baby’s fine motor skills and senses. Baby Christmas gifts that are adorable and development boosters? Yes, please.

Ages: 2 to 12 months

Buy it: Jumbo Giraffe Rattle, $29,


Play Mat

This activity gym from Yookidoo is a guaranteed good time. It features over 20 developmental activities, including the Magic Motion Track that attaches either to the padded arches overhead (perfect for when baby is lying on her back) or to the mat (ideal for tummy time or when baby is ready to sit on her own).

Ages: 0 to 12 months

Buy it: Yookidoo Gymotion Activity Playland, $90,


Night Light Projector

They call the first three months of baby’s life the “fourth trimester” for a reason. Add to your list of baby’s first Christmas gifts a special night light to help calm baby’s evening cries. It plays music and projects light patterns onto the nursery walls to soothe your little one to sleep.

Ages: 0 months+

Buy it: Infantino GaGa Musical Soother and Night Light Projector, $30,


Animated Stuffed Animal

This soft, huggable plush toy is so much more than just a stuffed animal—it flaps its ears, plays peek-a-boo and sings songs to delight your little one. It has our vote as one of the must-have baby Christmas gifts this year.

Ages: 0 months+

Buy it: Gund Baby Flora the Bunny Animated Stuffed Animal, $35,


It’s one of our favorite eco-friendly baby Christmas gifts. The height-adjustable frame is made of 100 percent birch and finished with nontoxic stains. The wooden teething toys are untreated Indian hardwood and buffed with vegetable seed wax. The animal rattles are hand-knit in Peru from organic cotton—and since they’re removable, they can double as stroller toys.

Ages: 0 months+

Buy it: Finn and Emma Play Gym, $135,

Baby Christmas Gifts: 3 to 6 months

Your little one is starting to explore the world around them—so the baby Christmas gifts you select should encourage their curiosity. Delight baby’s senses with musical toys, teethers, tummy time accessories and more.


Babies at this age are beginning to discover their hands and feet, learn to roll over and maybe even sit up—so encourage them with cool Christmas toys that can engage baby with each new milestone. A winner of The Bump Best of Baby awards, this music box plays musical notes as it rolls, encouraging baby to push, roll and eventually crawl after it.

Ages: 0 months+

Buy it: Hape Rotating Music Box, $31,


Imagine the cuteness as your little one sits among her baby Christmas gifts nibbling on this cluster of wooden beads strung together on an elastic cord. The pieces can be twisted and turned into all different configurations, perfect for fine motor skill development. Each “grape” is about 1.5…

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