First Christmas present ideas inspired by mummy bloggers
Get inspiration from these daddy and mummy bloggers top baby's first Christmas gift ideas for the newest member of your family.
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There's no time more magical than a baby's first Christmas. From classic children's books to keepsake gifts they'll cherish forever, deciding exactly what to get the newest addition to your family can be tricky.
We asked social-savvy mamas and papas to share their personal baby gift tips - read on for all the festive gifting inspo you need.
Baby's first snow globe
‘For Goldie’s ﬁrst Christmas I really wanted to get her something she could cherish forever. So I bought her a beautiful snow globe that sits on the shelf in her bedroom. Now that she’s a bit older she often asks me to take it down and shake it.’ Sophie, mum to Goldie, 20 months; @sophskies. Fawn snow globe, £40, Trotters.
Baby's first Beatrix Potter books
Image: Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales, Waterstones
‘We found it rather tricky to know what to buy Enzo for his ﬁrst Christmas as he was too young to get excited. So we decided to get him a classic keepsake book set, a Beatrix Potter collection, which is super cute, and The Christmas Story, which we intend to bring out every year and read to him as a bit of a tradition.’ Anna, mum to Enzo, two; Anna Williamson, @awilliamsontv. Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales, £32., Waterstones.
Baby's first toy kitchen
‘First Christmas presents are tough because little ones don’t really know what’s going on and are often more interested in the wrapping! But we decided to get an investment piece for Aarya - a wooden kitchen from Asda. I pimped it myself and painted it in Farrow and Ball colours so it was easy on the eye for us!’Rohini, mum to Aarya, four; @rohiniwahi. Wooden kitchen, £39.97, Asda.
Baby's first trike
Image: John Lewis & Partners
‘The only thing River still owns and still absolutely loves from his ﬁrst Christmas haul is his Scuttlebug ride-on. Great value for money and although he couldn’t ride it unaided for a while, it’s deﬁnitely brought hours of fun over the years.’Carrie, mum to River, four; @mre.soeur. Scuttlebug Tiger Trike, £29.99, John Lewis & Partners.
Baby's first walker
‘This Christmas will be the ﬁrst with Evie so I’ll try to be restrained and buy only things she will need, like a walker, but I know I won’t be able to resist a few frivolous bits, like a novelty Christmas outﬁt and maybe a wooden rocker for when she’s older. If you can’t indulge a little at Christmas - when can you?’ Catherine, mum to Evie, eight months; @catherinemhudson. London bus wooden walker, £59.99, Kiddimoto.
Baby's first savings
‘Both of my kids were really young so I got them each a lovely, ceramic moneybox that you can’t open – you have to smash it. I had them personalised and popped a little note in and every year they put birthday money in. They’ve just spent their “savings” on their family holiday in Legoland!’ Lainey, mum to Tyleah, seven and Blake, ﬁve; @laineyp_pt. Money pots, £22.50, Terramundi.
Baby's first shopping list
Image: John Lewis & Partners
‘We bought Alba a kitchen for her ﬁrst Christmas present but because she was a bit too small to use it straight away it was the pots, pans and basket of fruit and veg that were the real winners. Because they were plastic and brightly coloured they were great for her to grab hold of and then later play “chefs” with. Carl, dad to Alba, three; @carlprince.pt. Basket and play food, £12.50, John Lewis & Partners.
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