4 simple ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift

Baby’s first Christmas is such a wonderful time. They won’t remember any of it (truth) but it’s the start of many years of ripping the paper off presents and playing with the boxes more than the gifts.

Just because your bebé doesn’t know what’s going on, doesn’t mean you can’t spoil them with a special gift.

At Mamá + Bebé we’re all about stylish and practical gifts for bebés and making shopping for baby easy in our online baby store. You can shop our Christmas collection or read on for our top four simple ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift for Santa to deliver down the chimney. Ho ho ho!

Baby's first Christmas gifts

A premium swaddle

When it comes to gifts for baby’s first Christmas, you can’t go wrong with a swaddle. Particularly if you’re buying for a newborn or a younger bebé.

There’s always that special attachment to the baby’s first Christmas gifts. They’re the ones that get tucked away safely in the cupboard when they’re no longer required, little keepsakes to treasure forever. 

Our swaddles, whether you choose Organic Muslin, 100% Cotton Muslin, Jersey or Jersey Stretch, are all premium quality and designed to last. If you want to dress, or in this case, swaddle, your bebé in Christmas colours, we recommend the Natives Organic Muslin Swaddle, Green Organic Muslin Swaddle or White Christmas Organic Muslin Swaddle

If you’ve got a fresh newborn and you want to take some special first Christmas photos, we also have some special Christmas Swaddle Sacks - Xmas Tree, Santa Claus and Christmas.   

Gifts for baby's first Christmas

Hair accessories

You can never have too many hair accessories. They make excellent stocking stuffers or little extras to add to a gift. 

All of our stretchy headbands are suitable for newborns through to toddler. We’ve got bow headbands in various sizes and styles as well as floral bow headbands and topknot headbands. We’ve also got you covered with hair clips and beanies.

If you want some hair accessories with Christmas cheer, our Star Clip Set, Glitter Bow Headband (also available in a Glitter Bow Set) or Classic Bow Headband (also available in a Classic Bow Pack) all fit the bill. 

Simple ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift


Meal time essentials

For older bebés and even for toddlers, food is a big part of life and their daily routine. They’re exploring new tastes and making a delightful mess as they go. Ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift for this older age group include anything that can help make dinner time easier and more fun. It’s also a bonus that they’re plastic-free eco-friendly baby products.

Silicone meal time essentials are ideal. Parents love them because they’re easy to clean and help to minimise the mess of eating. Bebés love them because they’re colourful, flexible and help them to be independent. They also help you to enjoy the benefits of baby-led weaning

Our Silicone Feeding Sets make a popular choice. They’ve got everything you need for happy meal times. Or you could just buy the pieces they need for the feeding stage they’re at. Our Silicone Bibs catch everything and our Silicone Snack Cups are perfect for busy toddlers on the go.

Baby's first Christmas

A soft baby blanket

The beauty of a baby blanket as a gift is its versatility. They can be used as a pram blanket, nursing cover or even to keep your legs warm while you’re watching TV on the couch when your bebé is asleep.

Our Cotton Knit Blankets come in six soft and neutral colours. They’re lightweight, super soft and breathable, made from 100% cotton. They’re also a generous size - 105cm x 85cm.

If it’s not your own bebé you’re buying for, with a blanket you know that you’re giving something practical that will definitely be put to good use.

Enjoying baby’s first Christmas

They might be too young to remember. They might sleep through the whole thing. They might have zero interest in the day and they might cry when you try to take their photo with Santa. But that’s all part of the joy of it.

Ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift aside, this is the first of many magical Christmases you will share with your bebé. Take lots of photos and enjoy lots of snuggles. Embrace the messiness of motherhood and here’s wishing for a truly silent night.