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Baby Christmas Gifts and Toys

From too-cute teethers to so-cool cruisers, we’ve got the goods that will be delighting the tiniest tots throughout the new year.

The holidays are always a special time for celebrating traditions (old and new), but if it happens to be your baby’s first Christmas? Well, that calls for pulling out all the stops. Ornament? Check. Photo? Check. Outfit? Check. Your baby’s first Christmas gift ideas…Oh, still working on that one? You’ve come to the right place, then. We’ve already figured out which are the best of the best for baby this year. Any of these baby Christmas gifts for your little one will top off this special milestone and make it truly memorable.

Best Baby Christmas Gifts

Whether your wee one just joined the family, or is fast approaching the first-birthday mark, you’ll find the best baby Christmas toys right here. We’ve even included perfect stocking stuffers.


Photo: Courtesy of Jellycat

Plush Security Blanket

Yes, Christmas plush toys are everywhere. But take a look at this one. 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, Rhbabyandchild.com


Photo: Courtesy of Rubbabu

Pig Aniwheelie

Your list of baby’s first Christmas gift ideas could easily start with a perfectly palm-sized, squishy porker on wheels. This handmade toy has a tactile, velvety surface that babies can’t resist.
Ages: Newborn and up
Buy it: Pig Aniwheelie, $8, Rubbabu.com


Photo: Courtesy of Finn and Emma

It’s one of our favorite eco-friendly baby Christmas gifts. The height-adjustable (read: it will see plenty of use) frame is 100-percent birch, finished with nontoxic stains. The wooden toys are buffed with vegetable seed wax. The dolls (one is a pirate!) are hand-knit in Peru from organic cotton; even the rattle inside them is phthalate-free. Ahoy, baby!
Ages: 3 to 12 months
Buy it: Finn and Emma Play Gym, $135, Finn and Emma


Photo: Courtesy of Yookido

Stack Flap ‘N’ Tumble

As your baby stacks each of the five pieces, she hears a different sound, making this one of the best baby Christmas toys for reinforcing cause and effect. Once they’re all stacked, she can drop the balls down the chimney to hear yet more engaging noises.
Ages: 9 to 24 months
Buy it: Yookido Stack Flap ‘N’ Tumble, $25, Amazon.com


Photo: Courtesy of Gulnara Kydyrmyshova/Uncommon Goods

Taco Booties

Infants usually discover their hands before their feet. But put these handmade, felted wool booties on your little fiesta animal, and his tootsies will be just as big a delight. These have our vote as one of the must-have baby’s first Christmas gift ideas.
Ages: 0 to 12 months
Buy it: Taco Booties By Gulnara Kydyrmyshova $25, Uncommongoods.com


Photo: Courtesy of Fisher Price

Press ‘N Go Monster Truck

Found: one of the best baby Christmas toys of the year! This silly guy takes off when baby presses down on his head. Don’t be surprised when your reluctant crawler is suddenly scooting across the floor to catch up with his new pal.
Ages: 9 months and up
Buy it: Fisher-Price Press ‘N Go Monster Truck, $8, Amazon.com


Photo: Courtesy of Lakeshore Learning

Scoot-Around First Rider

As baby Christmas gifts go, this is among our top picks for the wow factor under the tree. A bike for beginning beginners, the chubby handles and smooth-turning wheels are made to help brand-new walkers build muscle strength and balance.
Ages: 12 to 36 months
Buy it: Lakeshore Scoot-Around First Rider, $80, Lakeshorelearning.com


Photo: Courtesy of EverEarth

Owl Baby Rattle

Looking for quality wooden toy among your baby Christmas gifts list? Your tiny tot will be shaking things up with this clacker-style rattle. The ring design makes it a cinch to hold onto. Clack. Giggle. Repeat.
Ages: 6 months and up
Buy it: EverEarth Owl Baby Rattle, $15, Amazon.com


Photo: Courtesy of Emily & Meritt

Looking for baby Christmas gifts that mom will love too—these chew-safe, squeezable blocks come in pretty colors, interesting shapes and cotton-rope detailing that will entice your baby to reach and grab, building those key fine motor skills. Dreamed up by fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, the blocks come in a giftable bag that reads, “you’re a gem!” Ain’t it the truth.
Ages: 3 to 18 months
Buy it: Emily & Meritt Gem Blocks, $39, Potterybarnkids.com


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