Find out what the best Christmas gifts for a baby are so you can be ready for holiday shopping. Babies can’t be left out of the gift-giving and these ideas will be appreciated by the parents too!
WHY GIVE BABIES CHRISTMAS GIFTS?
I have heard many people say that giving gifts to babies is a waste of time and effort and I understand why they feel this way.
Babies really won’t understand or remember that they received a gift for Christmas.
As a mother to four kids I remember when they were babies at Christmas and I couldn’t imagine leaving them out and not buying them a gift.
Christmas gifts for a baby are more about the feeling behind the gift and for the respect of the baby’s parents.
Don’t forget that if there are older siblings in the family they may be confused if their baby brother or sister doesn’t receive a present.
WHAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS SHOULD I GET A BABY?
Babies are too young to ask for toys, books, or bikes for Christmas, and buying a holiday gift for an infant can sometimes be a challenge.
Safety needs to be taken into consideration, as well as the child’s age and size. A good Christmas present for a baby is a gift that both the infant and parents will be able to make use of. There are some interesting options when it comes to achieving this task.
THINK ABOUT WHAT A BABY NEEDS
Taking care of a baby involves the use of many disposable items that must be purchased often. These necessities can be expensive at times.
Everyone knows that having a baby costs a lot of money. One easy gift idea is to create a gift basket that includes items that babies need and parents will appreciate.
Here are some ideas of items to put into a Christmas gift basket for a baby:
- baby wipes
- baby formula
- small baby toys, rattles, etc.
You can buy a decorative basket in a craft store and add ribbons and other festive items to make it fit for the Christmas season. Then fill fill the basket with goodies and enjoy the smile on the face of the baby’s mom and dad when they see what is inside.
GIVE PERSONALIZED BABY GIFTS
Families love received personalized baby gifts that will end up becoming treasured keepsakes. People love to have the child’s name on items.
Christmas is a great time to buy a personalized baby gift.
Here are some great personalized baby gift ideas for Christmas:
- A personalized ornament is a wonderful gift for a baby, especially if it is the infant’s first holiday season. You can purchase one or you can follow this easy tutorial and make a DIY personalized baby ornament yourself.
- Personalized baby blankets are something that will get a lot of use and the child can keep the blanket as a keepsake as they grow up.
- I love all the cute personalized loveys that are for sale now. These will be well-loved by most babies.
- Buy a personalized picture frame and put a picture of the baby inside. Parents will love this gift.
- A personalized baby robe is adorable and perfect to use after every bath time.
- Growth charts are fun for parents to keep track of how fast the baby is growing. A personalized growth chart is even more special.
BABY CLOTHES MAKE A GREAT GIFT
Clothing is always an excellent option for a gift for a baby. Local stores and malls often have great sales around Christmas time, as well as a cute selection of baby outfits.
When buying clothing as a gift for a baby, it is important to remember that babies grow quickly, and the size they wear on Christmas may not be the size they wear three weeks later. Gift givers should buy clothing a size bigger than currently needed to ensure it can be worn again and again.
This is a great chance to gift some nice baby clothes that might be out of the parent’s price range.
GIFT CARDS WILL BE APPRECIATED
When in doubt about what type of gift to give a baby for Christmas, a gift card is always an excellent and greatly appreciated option.
A gift card to a store that sells baby items gives parents the option of choosing from any item in the store and the gift giver never has to worry that she might have bought something inappropriate.
This is a great option for long-distance gift giving.
AGE APPROPRIATE BABY TOYS
People love to give kids of all ages toys at Christmas and babies are no exception.
There are tons of baby toys for sale and it is perfectly fine to give toys to babies at Christmas.
Keep in mind the age of the baby and buy toys that are age-appropriate.
You can also buy a toy that will be perfect in the coming months. Parents love to have a closet full of fun waiting as the baby grows.
Don’t forget about books for baby.
SAVINGS PROGRAMS ARE A GREAT IDEA
Christmas gifts for a baby could be something that will help the baby down the road.
You could start a savings account for baby. Another idea is to open a college savings account for the child.
If you don’t feel like dealing with the paperwork necessary to do those two things you could always buy the baby a piggy bank and add some money to it.
CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR A BABY
A few things to remember when you are buying Christmas gifts for a baby.
When purchasing an item for a baby, you should always provide the parent with a gift receipt if possible. Gift receipts allow the parent to exchange the gift if it is too small in size for the baby or not something they really want their baby to have.
Don’t forget to have FUN when you are shopping for babies. The items available to purchase are so cute and tiny.