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Having a new baby in the family for the holidays is fun and exciting! Celebrate the season with an excitement that only a child can bring by gifting your little one with gifts that they will enjoy exploring over the next year or two, or perhaps give them a gift they will keep with them forever. Here is a list of wonderful Christmas gift ideas for babies that includes everything from practical to playtime to downright precious.

A couple of quick pointers to keep in mind …

Make sure the gifts are age-appropriate and safe for your little one. And only buy trusted brands and quality products. If your baby is getting ready to age out of an age-group, consider buying items for the next age group. For example, if the baby is 5 months old, perhaps gifts for ages 6-12 months is more appropriate than 0-6 months. Finally, if you're buying a gift for someone else's baby, think about asking the parents what sorts of gift ideas they have. Now, take a look at our 2021 Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies, and let the holiday shopping season begin!

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

Activity Walker

Learning to walk has never been more stylish than with this wooden activity walker from Pottery Barn Kids. The classic wooden walker features a shape sorter, rotating blocks, a spinning mirror and more fun activities that will keep Baby busy — even before they start walking. Recommended for ages 18 months and older, find it for $89.

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies:  Pottery Barn Kids activity walker
Wooden activity walker from Pottery Barn Kids, $89 | Image: Pottery Barn Kids

Hello, Farm! Board Book

Instill an early love of reading with Hello, Farm! by Maddie Frost, an adorable introduction to life on a farm. Simple questions with upbeat answers carry the short story that's supported by whimsical illustrations babies will love! Plus, parents will love the fact that this book is nearly indestructible. In fact, it's part of the “Indestructibles” collection of books, which are all tear-proof, chew-proof, non-toxic and virtually, well, indestructible! Find it for $5.95.

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies:  Hello, Farm! board book
Hello, Farm! by Maddie Frost, $5.95 | Image: Amazon

Dinosaur Rocker

Curious crawlers and hopeful walkers will love the adventure that awaits with the Wonder & Wise by Asweets dinosaur rocker from The Tot. The friendly looking dinosaur is made of soft, sturdy fabric and sits firmly atop a strong wooden frame. Your little one will enjoy epic amounts of rocking fun. Find it for $149.

Music Instrument Trio

Inspire a love of music from the earliest age with this musical trio of instruments from Mochi Kids. The three-piece set includes a drum, bells, and a guiro, and they all store neatly in the included cloth bag. Made of durable, brightly colored wood components, the instruments also encourage hand-eye coordination and musical creation. Find them for $52.

Teamson Wooden Play Lab

This wooden activity center by Teamson is built to last. The hexagonal shape offers plenty of sides to explore, with spinning shapes and moveable beads. Babies can experiment with sounds and movement, enhancing their hand-eye coordination while stimulating their senses. And the quality craftsmanship ensures this piece can be passed down through families for years to come. Find it for $89.99.

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies:  Teamson Wooden Play Lab
Teamson Wooden Play Lab, $89.99 | Image: Teamson

Woodland Animals Puzzle

Tiny puzzle lovers will delight when they unwrap this whimsical wooden puzzle from Wee Gallery. Five friendly creatures fit perfectly into their spots, and the earthen colors give it a rustic and realistic vibe. Find it at June & January for $25.

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Woodland animals puzzle from Wee Gallery, $25 | Image: June & January

Bathtub Basketball Hoop

Bring a competitive edge to bathtime with this Darby Dog bathtub basketball hoop from Skip*Hop. Set up is quick and easy with the suction cup backing, and three water-squirting toys easily store with a quick tug of the drawstring net. Bathtime has never been more fun! Find it for $10.

Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies:  Bathtub basketball hoop
Darby Dog bathtub basketball hoop, $10 | Image: Skip*Hop

First Year Box

For a GREAT Christmas gift for babies that doubles as a GREAT new baby gift for parents, check out this “First Year Box” from Monica + Andy. In addition to the perfect packaging, we love the practicality of it as well. Included are 18 pieces that will carry Baby through the first year of life — blanks, bibs, burp cloths, caps, bodysuits … you name it! For an additional fee, you can even get it monogrammed! Find it for $340.

First year box
First Year Box, $340 | Image: Monica + Andy

Baby Blanket

For a luxe baby present that will quickly become their favorite lovey, this baby blanket from Rockin' Royalty delivers. The super soft faux fur blanket is surrounded by a smooth, satin trim. The best part? It gets softer and softer with wash! Find it for $69.50.

Baby blanket in pink and brown
Rockin' Royalty baby blanket, $69.50 | Image: Rockin' Royalty

Wooden Stacker

Enjoy this new take on a classic baby toy with this adorable wooden stacker from Rose & Rex. With beautiful earth tone colors, the stacker encourages hand-eye coordination and development of fine motor skills. Plus, the durable wooden construction means it will stand the test of time — or at least extended periods of play! Find it for $65.

wooden stacker
Wooden stacker, $65 | Image Rose & Rex

Wood & Silicone Teether

Every baby will teethe. It's a fact! Ensure they're prepared to teethe with a friend with one of these adorable wood and silicone teething rings. Three playful options include a frog, monkey and mouse. Soft enough for the gums, but durable enough to withstand a baby's ravenous gnawing, this will be a great gift that's both fun and useful. Find it for $7.80.

wood and silicon teether
Wood & silicone teether, $7.80 | Image: Elite Baby

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