Gift ideas for a baby’s first Christmas
It can be tricky buying Christmas presents for the youngest recipients. They don’t really *need* anything, but at the same time it’s nice to get them a little gift so you don’t feel like they’re being left out. Our son was 4 months old on his first Christmas and we got him a little music box, similar to the Djeco one below. He really loved it and I like the idea of getting something which can be kept and remembered when they’re older.
Here are a few other ideas to suit different budgets.
Gifts Under £10
A light, flexible, easy to clean ball with loads of holes to make it easy to grip – for babies to play with, it doesn’t get much better than the classic Oball!
With its retro looks and unique movement this brightly-coloured rattle is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. A really lovely toy which has to be tried to be appreciated!
You can’t go wrong with a Jellycat soft toy as a present for the tiniest recipients. Something to be cuddle and cherish forever!
The Oombee cube by Fat Brain Toys is such a great little shape sorter. The shapes are all attached to the cube so they can’t get lost, and they’re made of silicone so it can double as a teething toy.
Recommended for children aged 18 months and up, but we think these pull-back grasshoppers are great as soon as babies are starting to crawl. Really unique, eye-catching design, they make a brilliant noise, and are fun to chase too.
These classic wooden music boxes play beautiful tunes and babies are fascinated by the dancing characters.
Flensted’s 5 Balloon style is our best-selling mobile but there are plenty of other gorgeous options too, such as the Shoal of Fish. Flensted mobiles are hand-assembled in Denmark and are so delicate and well balanced that the slightest breeze sets them moving.