AD| Of course, I’m writing a Christmas gift guide for babies! If you are planning on buying gifts for a baby and you’re unsure then always ask the parents first! There are so many toys these days for babies and some are quite common, so don’t be afraid to ask for ideas or ask if the item you are thinking of would be suitable, or keep receipts incase its a duplicate! So here are some Christmas gift ideas for babies.
This post contains a mixture of PR samples and products I bought myself, but all products I would recommend for Christmas gifts for a baby’s first Christmas, or up to the age about about 18 months.
That’s not my… books
Leo loves these books! He’s currently 11 months old and for the past 4 weeks or so he’s really been into books. The That’s not my… book series is great for babies. The hard books are great for sensory play, with each page having a texture for them to explore. There’s also a little white mouse on every page which we try and find.
There’s over 60 in the series now and even some Christmas themed ones!
Jaques of London Wooden toys
Jaques of London do some wonderful wooden toys. There are many benefits to wooden toys. Leo has a few toys from Jaques now! His newest is the Wooden Car Park pictured above. He loves watching me put the cars on the ramp and push them down. He can’t quite do it himself yet but he is trying!
They also sent me this Kids Construction Bench which is for children around 3 or more. It’s got a few tiny pieces but I’ve put it away to give to Leo when he’s old enough.
If you follow this link, you can get 15% off toys from Jaques of London.
Mizzie the Kangaroo
Mizzie the Kangaroo is a 100% natural rubber teething toy that is designed to help your baby’s sensory development as well as their sore gums. Mizzie stimulates a baby’s sense of sight, touch and hearing – plus has a squeaker! The toy is safe for your little ones as it’s free from PVC, BPA, nitrosamines, phthalates and is made from water-based non-toxic dyes.
Leo regularly chewed this toy when he was a little younger. He loved the squeaker in and now he is able to squeeze it himself. He will sit and squeeze it and laugh. It’s the cutest thing!
He has a Sophie giraffe too but prefers this one by far.
Buy one here.
Bjarni Baby Clothes
For the baby that has enough toys, get them clothes! Clothing is a great gift as babies grow out of stuff so quickly, it’s hard to keep up. I was sent this romper and a long-sleeved vest. Now Leo is crawling, we’re struggling with babygrows with feet in so this footless one is perfect for those lazy days at home when we’re chilling out in our comfy clothes!
A bit about Bjarni Baby:
All of their clothing is made from 100% organic cotton with no chemicals or dyes. Only the natural cotton plant is used in our clothing which is either green, brown or cream cotton plants. This makes it much kinder to babies sensitive skin.
They use the four-needle six lines stitching technique on all clothing that delivers an aesthetically pleasing, straight and seamless finish on the clothing. The major benefit of this is that the flat seams = no irritation making the items of clothing much more comfortable for active babies. For babies with skin sensitivities or eczema, the seams won’t cause irritation or chafing.
Fisher Price Game Controller
I bought this game controller for Leo MONTHS ago and it’s a toy he keeps coming back to. I bought it because when his dad was playing on the Playstation, he would sit and watch him and want to grab the controller.
It’s just learnt how to push buttons so he sits and presses the same one over and over again which honestly, is annoying, but he’s happy! You can set it to make game noises or say numbers, shapes and colours.
Hide and seek eggs
These eggs are all over my living room all of the time. Woo. But He loves them.
They have different colours you can match, they have shapes on the bottom so it’s also a shape sorter game when they’re a bit older and they squeak when you press them.
Leo likes to hit them so they squeak and bash them together.
This is another Jaques toy but one we bought. This pop up bunny game is one of Leos favourite toys – you press the bunny pegs down and they pop out. You can also match the colours up to the carrot.
Leo is too young to put them in yet, but we’re working on it. For the moment, I put the bunnies in and he takes them out. For some reason, he loves doing this over and over again! It’s a great toy that he will enjoy for a while as he will change how he plays as he gets older.
Other gift ideas:
I wrote a post already about toys for 0-6 month olds. At 11 months old, he still plays with the following from that list so they would be great contenders for older babies:
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