Baby’s First Christmas: Gifts, Outfits and Decorations

Photography: Ken Copsey

Make this magical time of year extra special for your family with these fun, festive gift ideas for Baby’s first Christmas from Carole Middleton.

From cute outfits to personalised gifts, nothing quite tops the list like baby’s first Christmas. But remember, this time of year is all about creating memories, so you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive presents. Focus on keepsakes and fun crafts that you can enjoy together to ensure your Christmas is one to remember.

Here are some adorable gift and decoration ideas to make your baby’s first Christmas extra magical.

Decorations and Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Embroidered Initial Stocking, £12.50

baby-first-christmas-embroidered-stockingDon’t miss your chance to get creative with baby’s first stocking. You might choose to make your own, or buy one and embroider it with your little one’s name.

Buy now from Marks & Spencer

English Pewter Company Tree Decoration, £21

baby's-first-christmas-decorationSomething to signify Baby’s first Christmas, or a personalised tree decoration will be something you can hold on to for years to come.

Buy now from John Lewis

Wooden Nativity Set, £18.99

wooden-nativity-set-christmasA nativity set is a classic gift and something you and your baby can enjoy putting up together in the years to come.

Buy now from

My 1st Year’s Hooded Towel, £26

my-1st-years-towel-baby-first-christmasHow adorable is this hooded polar bear towel from My 1st Years? We’re obsessed with the little ears. We can just imagine how gorgeous baby will look after their Christmas bath wrapped up all snuggly in this. With personalisation this super cute hooded towel will also be a cherished keepsake for you to remember just how tiny your little one was for their first Christmas.

My 1st Years Personalised Polar Bear Hooded Towel £26.

Buy now from My 1st Years.

LULLY The Musical Teddy Bear, £59.95


LULLY is the only teddy bear to sing 23 live-recorded lullabies, providing an uninterrupted hour of calming music for quiet time, bedtime and relaxation.

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Snow Globe Ornament, £30


Why not start a tradition with a new family snow globe for every Christmas together.

Buy now from Cath Kidston

Knitted Rattle, £10


A rattle is a traditional gift for a new baby and we’re big fans of this festive knitted snowman rattle from Pebble Child.

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Jellycat Brussel Sprout Plush Toy, £18


Even those with a hatred for Brussel Sprouts can’t deny this cuddly toy is pretty, darn cute.

Buy now from Selfridge’s

Baby’s First Christmas Personalised Letter, £21.95


Another great keepsake to show your baby when they’re older (and start to doubt Father Christmas’ existence).

Buy now from

Decoration Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Babies love lights! So be sure to go all-out with your festive décor this year and fill your home with lots of twinkling candles (LED ones are more baby-friendly),  fairylights and lit-up decorations.

Footprint Stencil, £3.99

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Mini Sparkle Santa Hats, £11.99 for eight

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Festive Paper Plates, £5.99 for eight

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More decoration ideas…

Christmas Outfits for Baby

First Chrismas or not, you’ll want your little one to look adorable for all the family photos. These outfits and festive clothes will have your baby looking as cute as little Christmas pudding.

Velvet Dress Set, £16

tu-red-velvet-baby-christmas-dressBuy now from Sainsbury’s

Paisley of London Girls’ Occasion Shoes, £15.99


Buy now from Roco

Cotton Leggings, £12

newbie-baby-first-christmas-leggingsBuy now from Newbie

Stella McCartney Cotton Christmas Sweatshirt, £53

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Kissy Kissy Babygrow, £30

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Knitted Christmas Jumper, £9

matalan-kids-christmas-jumper-babyBuy now from Matalan


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