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Practical gift ideas for baby’s 1st Christmas

Whether it’s your little one, family or a friend’s, a baby’s 1st Christmas is so special. But let’s be honest, they haven’t a clue what’s happening! So choosing a practical gift for a baby’s first Christmas is a thoughtful and helpful gesture for both the baby and their parents. Here are 17 practical gift ideas:

  • Baby Clothes: Babies grow quickly, so clothing is always a useful gift. Opt for onesies, sleepers, or outfits in larger sizes to ensure they’ll have clothing to wear as they continue to grow.
  • Baby Blankets: Soft and cozy blankets can keep the baby warm and comfortable, especially during the winter months.
  • Nappies and Wipes: Nappies and wipes are essential items for new parents because they get through so many! You could consider getting a nappy subscription for the ultimate practical gift, or a gift card so they can choose and help cover these ongoing expenses.
  • Baby Bath Products: a bundle of baby shampoo, lotion, soft cloth and bath toys make a lovely but practical and enjoyable gifts for baby’s bath time.
  • Baby Feeding Supplies: nice bibs, a set of bamboo plates, cups and spoons, as well as baby food containers are practical items for when babies are weaning.
  • Baby Gear Accessories: Items such as pram organisers, car seat blankets, or baby carriers can make outings with the baby more convenient.
  • Baby Monitor: A baby monitor can help parents keep an eye and ear on their little one while they sleep or play in another room.
  • High-Quality Baby Toys: Look for toys that are not only fun but also promote sensory development, like wood, soft plush toys, rattles, or teething toys.
  • Personalised Keepsakes: Consider a personalised baby book, a baby’s first Christmas ornament, or a framed photo of the baby. These items can be cherished for years to come.
  • Baby Essentials Gift Basket: Create a gift basket with a variety of baby essentials, such as dummies, muslin cloths, baby shampoo, and other useful items.
  • Subscription Services: Subscription boxes that deliver baby essentials, books, or educational toys on a regular basis can be a unique and practical gift.
  • Baby Care Classes: Consider gifting parents a class on baby CPR or infant first aid. These are valuable skills that can provide peace of mind.
  • Financial Contributions: Offer to contribute to a baby’s savings account or an education fund. This practical gift will benefit the child in the long term.
  • Books: beautiful books that baby can grow with are always a treasured gift
  • Offer to Babysit – time out for the parents is the ultimate practical gift
  • Book a Service for the Parents – a one off clean, laundry service, hair wash & blow dry or nail voucher will be so appreciated by parents of newborns
  • Say You Care with Food – food hamper or food vouchers for supermarkets or Cook so they can fill their freezer with yummy meals

When choosing a practical gift for a baby’s first Christmas, consider the parents’ needs and preferences, as well as the age and stage of the baby, to ensure your gift is both thoughtful and useful.

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