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Best Gifts for Baby’s First Holiday Season
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Gifts for Baby’s First Holiday Season

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Best Gifts for Baby’s First Holiday Season.
Best Gifts for Baby’s First Holiday Season

The holidays are going to look a little different this year with a new baby. Your nights may no longer be silent, but your days are sure to be merry and bright as you set the stage for family holiday traditions as a new family.

A baby’s first holiday season is a great excuse to pile on the presents—and trust us, your little one is going to get a lot even if you insist that family/friends don’t buy them anything—but what do you get a tiny tot who will most likely care more about the crinkly wrapping paper and colorful bow than what’s inside the box?

Thankfully, there are different types of holiday gifts that can be useful now and in the future (after all, your baby isn’t going to notice if a gift gets stashed away after opening it). While choosing presents for your kiddo’s first holiday season, think of things that could be useful for the rest of the year in addition to what they’d like now.

For anyone giving gifts for a baby’s first holiday season, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the different ideas for such a special milestone, so we can help. There are a few categories to keep in mind while shopping: keepsakes commemorating baby’s first holiday season; toys that aid in gross motor skills, like walking and climbing, or fine motor skills like grasping and stacking; personalized gifts the little one can treasure for life; and the ultimate gift that keeps on giving, subscriptions that send age-appropriate gifts as baby grows and big-ticket items that will be handy for years to come.

Or, if you’re looking to have more of a minimalist holiday season and don’t want to add to clutter, there are also great gifts that set up a child’s financial future.

The amount of adorable baby gift ideas for their first holiday are pretty much endless. Here are some of our favorites:

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Katrina Nattress

Katrina Nattress is a writer and mother of two who resides in Portland, OR.

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