Presents for Baby’s First Christmas – Picks from Nasiba

With Christmas just around the corner, The Tot Founder and mama of three, Nasiba Adilova, shares her gift picks for baby’s first Christmas.

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There’s nothing quite like getting to experience Christmas with a new baby.

It doesn’t matter if they’re 12 weeks old or 12 months old, getting to watch Christmas lights twinkle in their curious and awe-struck eyes is one of my favorite things in the world. As the mother of two boys and now a little girl, this momentous first occasion is something my growing family cherishes deeply, which is why I take pride in making each of my children’s first Christmas’ extra special.

Whether we’re at home or visiting family across the globe, I love starting or continuing traditions like reading Tiny Bee Gift Co.’s A Christmas Carol by the Christmas tree before we open presents. It’s important to me that my children understand the value of family and the meaning and purpose behind the holidays from Day 1. Life can get insanely busy or even down right turbulent, which is why embracing holidays that bring friends and family together to express love and gratitude is crucial. In a way, Christmas marks the end of a year and can be a beautiful time to teach little ones about reflection as well as how special memory making can be.

When it comes to shopping for a baby, it can get a bit tricky, especially for those who don’t have kids yet and are unsure of what’s age appropriate.

 

Tips for choosing age appropriate gifts for babies

Even though babies tend to be equally fascinated by the wrapping paper as the present itself, thoughtfully picked presents really do often end up becoming heirloom pieces that can be passed down from generation to generation. By shopping wisely for toys now – you will have the opportunity to give items that will be played with for years, not months. The other pro of choosing age appropriate gifts is that they can serve as a great distraction on the day if you’re still busy trying to get Christmas dinner on the table or have a meaningful conversation with family and friends.

One special gift idea I really love is gifting a new baby a Marie Chantal Holiday Angel Wing Footie that they can then give to their baby on their first Christmas. Being able to pass down an outfit, sweater or rattle is sentimental and a great way to honor or remember the previous owner. It’s little things like this that add extra meaning to an already special holiday season.

 

Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers from Santa, family matching holiday PJs or simply want educational toys that will help your tot reach important developmental milestones, I’ve got you!

Here are my idea for baby’s first Christmas gifts as well as my product picks!

  • Personalized Christmas ornament & cookie plate for Santa
  • Personalized stocking and Santa Sack
  • The Night Before Christmas book
  • Crocheted rattle
  • Play mat
  • Clothing
  • Cozy organic pima cotton PJs
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hooded towel
  • Bib
  • Swaddle
  • Organic baby personal care items
  • Climbing triangle
  • Indoor ball pit
  • Swing
  • Developmental play gym
  • Stuffing stuffer toys
  • Play and learn sets
  • Baby/Toddler Trike

Scroll down to see my product picks for each.

 

 

Caroline & Co. Hand Painted Ornaments & Plates

 

Caroline and Co Cookies for Santa plate

 

I know it’s hard to bake with a one-year-old, but as your baby gets older, baking Santa cookies the night before Christmas can be a wonderful tradition! As is decorating the tree! All hand painted in Tennessee, the Caroline & Co’s adorable Baby’s First Christmas ornaments will be family treasures for years to come.

 

Caroline & Co Baby First Christmas Wreath Ornament Flat

 

Caroline & Co Hand Painted Baby’s First Christmas – Wreath Ornament Flat

 

$40

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Caroline & Co Baby First Christmas Wreath Ornament

 

Caroline & Co Hand Painted Baby’s First Christmas – Wreath Ornament Ball

 

$48

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Caroline & Co Cookies For Santa Plate

 

Caroline & Co Hand Painted Cookies For Santa Plate

 

$80

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Storybook Goods Personalized Stocking & Santa Sack

 

Storybook Goods Luxe Bow Christmas Stocking

 

Nothing fills my heart with more joy than seeing another little stocking added to our mantel, which is why I can’t get enough of these personalized stockings from Storybook Goods. They also have super cute Santa Sacks that you can add a little friend’s name to!

 

 

Storybook Goods Luxe Bow Christmas Stocking

 

Storybook Goods Personalized Luxe Bow Christmas Stocking

 

$107

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Storybook Goods Nutcracker Stocking

 

Storybook Goods Personalized Nutcracker Stocking

 

$110

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Storybook Goods Santa Sacks

 

Storybook Goods Personalized Santa Sack

 

$115

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GATHRE Mats

The GATHRE Mats are as versatile as they come. Suitable for tummy time, park dates, a trip to the beach or most popularly under the highchair for an easy mealtime cleanup – these ethically and responsibly made leather mats offer durability, functionality and effortless style.

 

GATHRE Mini Mat - Rainbow

GATHRE Mini Mat – Rainbow

 

$62

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Gathre Micro Mat Canyon

GATHRE Micro Mat – Canyon

 

$32

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Tiny Bee Gift Co. The Night Before Christmas Book

 

I mentioned this before, but my family reads The Night Before Christmas every year! Always a fan favorite, I love gifting it from Tiny Bee Gift Co because for each Tiny Bee book purchased from The Tot, Tiny Bee donates a second book to Baby2Baby, who provide low-income children with the basic necessities (including books!) that every child deserves.

 

Tiny Bee Gift Co. The Night Before Christmas

 

Tiny Bee Gift Co. The Night Before Christmas Book

 

$30

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Cheengoo Crochet Holiday Rattle

 

Cheengoo’s Crochet Holiday Rattle adds just the right amount of Christmas cheer as your baby learns to grasp, shake, and let’s be honest…drop!

Cheengoo Christmas Treet Crochet Rattle

 

Cheengoo Holiday Crochet Rattle

 

$15

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Pehr Playmat

 

 

Play mats are a must-have for both tummy and play time. Available in a timeless nautical print and whimsical celestial print, Pehr’s round play mats are screen printed by hand using AZO-Free dyes and (the best part) are machine washable!

 

Pehr Life Aquatic Playmat

 

Pehr Life Aquatic Playmat

 

$84

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Pehr Celestial Playmat

 

Pehr Celestial Playmat

 

$84

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Marie-Chantal Holiday Velour Gold Angel Wing Footie

 

Marie Chantal Velour Footie with Gold Wings in Green

 

I give this gift to everyone I know who has a baby!!! Made of scrumptious velour, the gold angel wing footie suit from Marie-Chantal is something even your baby’s baby will wear!

 

Marie Chantal Velour Footie with Gold Wings in Red

 

Marie-Chantal Baby/Toddler Holiday Velour Gold Angel Wing Footie

 

$110

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HART + LAND SLEEP Holiday PJs

 

 

Perhaps the thing I love giving most is HART + LAND family matching PJs! Made from organic pima cotton that is buttery soft and free of harmful chemicals like pesticides and flame retardants, their SLEEP collection features festive prints and sizes for the whole family!

BUT for baby, I recommend their footed bodysuit PJ!

 

HART + LAND Pima cotton PJ Set - Painted Stripes

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Organic Pima Cotton Footed Bodysuit PJ – Painted Stripes

 

$40

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HART + LAND Baby/Toddler organic pima cotton footed bodysuit PJ - traditional christmas

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Organic Pima Cotton Footed Bodysuit PJ – Vintage Christmas

 

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HART + LAND pima cotton PJ bodysuit - vintage skiers

 

HART + LAND Baby/Toddler Organic Pima Cotton Footed Bodysuit – Vintage Skiers

 

$40

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Louelle Baby Gift Set

 

Louelle have mastered gift sets. From choosing timeless prints and colors to hand-selecting the best fabrics, their products are where practicality and luxury intersect.

Available in a variety of colors and exclusively available at The Tot, the below sets include a sleeping bag, hooded towel and apron bib!

 

Louelle Pink Gingham Gift Set

 

Louelle Gingham Gift Set – Pink

 

$245

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Louelle Blue Gingham Gift Set

 

Louelle Gingham Gift Set – Blue

 

$245

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Louelle French Grey Gift Set FW19

 

Louelle Linen Gift Set – French Grey

 

$245

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Atelier Choux Bibs + Swaddles

 

Atelier Choux Exclusive Bib

 

As lovers of all things organic and timeless, we teamed up with Atelier Choux to create soft and functional rocking horse bibs. Just the thing you need for catching drool and dribbles, they’ll make your tot’s look even cuter!

I’m also a huge fan of the brand’s swaddles because they can be used in so many ways. From swaddling to burping to using as a nursing cover, they’re the most versatile thing a mom can own in my book!

 

Atelier Choux x The Tot Exclusive Small bib with rocking horse print

 

Atelier Choux x The Tot Small Bib – Rocking Horse

 

$22.50

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Large Atelier Choux x The Tot Bib with a rocking horse print

 

Atelier Choux x The Tot Large Bib – Rocking Horse

 

$35

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Atelier Choux Family Tree Swaddle

 

Atelier Choux GOTS Certified Organic Swaddle – Friends & Family

 

$46

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BEB Organic Baby Personal Care Products

 

Beb Organic Soothing Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

If you know me at all, you know I won’t put anything on my children’s skin unless I know it’s truly non-toxic. If you’re looking for organic baby skincare that leaves skin feeling hydrated and nourished, you need to know about BEB Organic.

I’ve also been very into Gua Sha lately, which is why I’m so excited about their new mommy and me gift set!

 

Beb Organic Vital Touch Set

 

BEB Organic Vital Touch Set

 

$222

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Beb Organic Soothing & Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

BEB Organic Soothing & Nurturing Gua Sha Set

 

$128

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Kiss Kiss Goodnight Discovery Kit

 

Another personal care brand I can’t get enough of it Kiss Kiss Goodnight.The Kiss Kiss Goodnight Discovery Kit is perfect for parents with a new baby, and these three travel-sized nighttime essentials are beautifully presented in a signature box. The Hydrating Face & Body Lotion will prepare your and your little one’s skin for a restful night’s sleep and is perfect for locking in moisture after a warm bath or shower. The Hydrating Balm will gently and effectively heal diaper rash, and can be used on mama’s hands and lips too! The Balm Cleanser is a natural massage gel + gentle milk cleanser + moisturizer in one and is specially formulated for sensitive skin.

 

Kiss Kiss Goodnight Discovery Kit

Kiss Kiss Goodnight Discovery Set

$34

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Now we’re getting to my favorite part of my baby’s first Christmas gift idea list:

Toys that facilitate play-based learning!

From Pikler Triangles to shape sorters, the below product picks and gift sets provide fun while aiding in your tot’s physical and cognitive development.

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Lily & River Birch Wood Climber

 

Lily & River Birch Climber White Ladder

 

The Lily & River Pikler-inspired Climber allows babies to use their natural climbing instinct to strengthen muscles, build confidence and most importantly – explore what their little bodies are capable of. Available in birch wood and bamboo, you can choose from two colors and configurations.

 

 

Lily & River Climber Natural Rockwall

 

Lily & River Birch Wood Climber

 

Ranging from $350 to $533.95

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Balu Organics Premium Ball Pit

 

Balu Organics Large Ball Pit - Pink

 

The Balu Organics Ball Pit can be used from day dot (without balls of course) for tummy time and play time! As your baby gets stronger, it then becomes a safe and soft place for them to learn to sit up. Once they’re confidently balancing and eventually walking, you can let the ball pit fun really begin!

 

Balu Organics Medium Ball Pit - Grey

 

Balu Organics Premium Medium Ball Pitw/ 300 Balls  – Grey

 

$229

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Solvej Swing

 

Solvej baby swing in White with baby

 

Swinging can be both exhilarating and calming, which are two feelings all babies and toddlers love! Easy to hand inside or out, the Solvej swing comes in multiple colors and will be loved dearly.

 

Solvej Swin Taupe

 

Solvej Baby/Toddler Swing

 

$220

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Lovevery Play Gym

 

Lovevery Play Gym

 

The Lovevevery Play Gym is genius. Complete with non-toxic toys and 12 months of developmental activities to do with your tot, it transitions into a toddler tent when they get older!

Lovevery Play Gym

 

Lovevery Play Gym

 

$140

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The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set 0 – 2 Years

 

To help make Christmas shopping easier this year, The Tot Team and I have worked hard to create age-appropriate stocking stuffer gift sets for 0 – 2 year olds. Featuring things like board books, wooden musical toys, stacking cups and soft toys to cuddle, they’ve all been curated to offer babies a fun and educational experience. And of course – they’re free of toxins!

 

Stocking Stuffers Infant Unisex $50

 

The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set

 

$50

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Stocking Stuffers Infant Boy $100

 

The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set 0 – 2 Years

 

$100

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Stocking Stuffers Infant Girl $100

 

The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set 0 – 2 Years

 

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Stocking Stuffers Infant Unisex $200

The Tot Stocking Stuffer Gift Set 0 – 2 Years

 

$200

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The Tot Play & Learn Sets

 

Speaking of fun and educational gifts, have you heard about The Tot Play & Learn Sets?

We teamed up with an Early Learning Educator to create a booklet of activities designed to help babies reach important milestone. Each set also includes six toys that can be played with in a variety of ways! While we have options for kids up to age 6, I’ve listed the three sets that are perfect for baby’s first Christmas below!

 

Play & Learn Bundle 0-3m

 

The Tot Play & Learn Set 0 – 3 Months

 

$120

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The Tot Play & Learn Set 3-6 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Sets 3 – 6 Months

 

$120

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The Tot Play & Learn Set 6-12 months

 

The Tot Play & Learn Sets 6 – 12 Months

 

$120

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Doona S3 Liki Trike

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A very important part of your baby’s development will involve engaging in active play. While they may now be able to pedal now, you can introduce them to the concept of riding a trike with Doona’s S3 Liki Trike!

Liki S3 Tricycle Mode Grey Hound V2 AW19

 

Doona S3 Liki Trike

 

$249

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