My son is now 10 months old and the excitement is starting to build around the fact it is his first Christmas! I don’t think he’ll know much about it other than the lights and feeling the sense of excitement. (I’m sure he’ll LOVE the wrapping paper!) But it’s still a milestone that’s exciting for all the family. He’ll be close to 1 so I’m sure he’ll be a little inquisitive about what’s going on. It’s so hard to think about what a baby wants or needs as a present these days. Do you go for practically for the parents? Or complete fun for the baby? Musical toys are great for development, but I’m not sure you’ll be on the thank you card list from the parents. Well how about doing a bit of both? Here are 5 simple and sweet ideas that will make any parent or baby happy this Christmas morning.
Firstly, these fun Christmas Teddies are just adorable. Not only are they for all ages but also they’re a great keepsake. Especially if it’s the little ones first Christmas. You can bring them out year after year especially for the festive season, or let your baby keep hold of it as a favourite little bright and colourful friend. The vid colours will catch your babies’ attention and I’m sure it will be a family favourite.
You might have noticed that over the last couple of years, the Christmas Eve box has suddenly made an appearance. A marketing ploy or a lovely family memory… you decide. If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry; it’s a bit of a new phenomena in the UK. There’s a little more about the boxes here if you’re intrigued. But there are some great boxes around now if you haven’t got the time to decorate one yourself. It’s a great little box to feel with goodies on Christmas Eve. Who wouldn’t love that? Even I’d be a bit excited if my other half gave me one of theses on the 24th December.
Then we have a super cute baby dressing gown, a Christmas comforter and some gorgeous baby slippers. These are three of the basic things that any baby would benefit from. Plus, the parents would be pretty chuffed too. They are the things that get used a lot during the colder months and strangely, the things that also end up going missing pretty easily too! Strange but true. You could opt for a festive design that is nice for a first Christmas present. It’s perfect if the parents are good at keeping things as a keepsake for when they’re older. But a basic design would work just as well and of course is more versatile. Some parents wouldn’t mind Rudolph slippers all year; others might not be so full of cheer. (For reference, I’d love it!)
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s baby safe and remember it’s always the thought that counts. I’m sure everyone will love it whatever you choose for the cutie pie in your life.