Baby's First Christmas Gift Guide

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

I know it can be difficult to buy for a babies first Christmas. I am finding it especially difficult this year with Elsie. I do however have a few really great ideas here and a few of these items are wrapped and ready for Elsie, the rest are cute items she already has.

Book/Soft Toy Set


We have a few of these cute sets now and the kids love them. I have always read to my kids even before they understood what I was doing. These cuddly toys are great for when they are little and they can cuddle them whilst you calmly read them a story. They are also good as they get older and start to recognise that the character in the story is the same as their toy. This book is great for teaching them to count as they get older and familiarising them with numbers in a fun way.

Photobox Soft Baby Photo Book


It's difficult to do this picture justice in a photograph but this is by far the best first Christmas present any of my children will ever get! The quality of the 'Soft Baby Photobook' is fantastic and I love how I could make the photo book into a short story of our family for Elsie to enjoy. She can look at the pictures and we can read the words to her as she gets older. Then even when she is a lot older it is something we can really treasure as it really is special. The eight page photo book costs £30.99 . You can also buy 4 page, 12 page and 16 page books. I however thought the eight was just perfect! The soft books are even safe to wash and Iron if they need freshening up. Also Photobox always have fantastic offers on their website so it is always a great place to look for photo gifts.


Of course all babies need blankets. They make great presents especially for those under six months (the hardest age to buy for!). Personalisation makes that blanket that bit more special. I love this blanket of Elsie's (Personalised white cable knit blanket) and it certainly draws attention. I've had many people question where the lovely blanket is from whilst out and about. It is great quality and would make a lovely memorable gift. The blanket costs £25 and although the colour you see is unisex there are a few choices of colour for the personalisation which is a lovely added touch. This blanket can be found on the My 1st years website along with lots of other fabulous personalised gifts.

Me to You


I love the me 2 you range of gifts especially the baby items. How cute is this 'My 1st Christmas' hat and rattle?! Elsie has already been getting her use out of the hat for the festive season and the rattle has been put away in her Stocking for Christmas. She loves rattles, the noises are very stimulating for babies and I especially think that soft ones are fab for younger babies. Rattles in particular are magic in our house. Elsie can go from screaming one minute to fixated and smiling at a rattle. Definitely a must have item for all babies! This hat and rattle set costs £10 and is available at Amazon and other retailers. (You can see photo's of the hat in action on my Instagram page).

Marks & Spencer


This Christmas jumper dress and tight set was actually sent to me to review for the Mumii website but I love it so much I thought I would give it a mention here too! The quality is amazing. It is lovely and soft but also thick to keep her warm in this nasty weather. The sizing is great and it is very reasonably priced at £15 for the set. It comes in sizes 0-3 months to 18-24 months and so would be a great gift for a first Christmas. The dress is available to buy here

Disclaimer
A few of the items featured were sent to me free of charge however all opinions are my own.

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