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 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 focus on keepsakes and fun crafts that you can enjoy together to ensure your Christmas is one to remember. Here are some adorable gift, decoration and outfit ideas to make your baby’s first Christmas extra magical.

Decorations and Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

M&S Red Velvet Alphabet Stocking, £12.50

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Don’t miss your chance to get creative with baby’s first stocking with this plush red number featuring a gold embroidered design for your little one’s initial.

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Fortnum & Mason Baby’s First Christmas 2021 Stork Decoration, £20

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Signify baby’s first Christmas with this stylish Fortnum & Mason stork tree decoration – something you can hold on to for years to come.

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My 1st Years Personalised Wooden Children’s Nativity Set, £40

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A nativity set is a classic first Christmas gift for your baby or an expecting new mum and something you and your child can enjoy putting up together in the years to come. We love this personalised option from My 1st Years option for an extra-special gift.

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LULLY The Musical Teddy Bear, £59.95

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The perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas, 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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My 1st Years Personalised Reindeer Hooded Towel, £28

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How adorable is this hooded reindeer towel from My 1st Years? We’re obsessed with the little ears. Plus, with the option for personalisation, this super cute towel will be a cherished keepsake for you to remember just how tiny your little one was for their first Christmas.

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Cath Kidston Shine Bright Snow Globe, £30

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Why not start a new family tradition with a new snow globe each year, starting with baby’s first Christmas? We love this stylish option from Cath Kidston.

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Pebble Child Penguin Knitted Rattle, £17

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A rattle is a lovely and traditional gift for a new baby and we’re big fans of this festive knitted penguin rattle from Pebble Child, whose products are made entirely by hand with natural materials.

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Not On The High Street Personalised Letter And Star Decoration From Santa, £19

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Another great keepsake to show your baby when they’re older (and start to doubt Father Christmas’ existence), this Not On The High Street personalised letter comes complete with a magic hanging star decoration.

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Decoration Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas

Not On The High Street Night Before Santa Footprint Stencil, £12

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Buy now from Not On The High Street

Meri Meri Mini Sparkle Santa Hats, £12.50 for eight

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Party Pieces Metallic Nutcracker Paper Plates, £5 for eight

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More Baby’s First Christmas Decoration Ideas

Christmas Outfits for Baby

First Christmas 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 a Christmas pudding.

JoJo Maman Bébé Check Party Dress, £29

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This traditional navy and green check dress is an adorable choice for baby’s first Christmas, with sizes available from six months upwards – just add tights for a cute festive look.

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Paisley of London Girls’ Occasion Shoes, £15.99

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These festive Paisley of London wine-coloured shoes are the perfect addition to your daughter’s Christmas outfit, with a Velcro strap for easy dressing and adorable knotted bow in matching velvet.

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Matalan Unisex 2 Pack Christmas Leggings, £4

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Keep your baby cosy and comfy come Christmas Day with this handy two-pack of cotton festive leggings from Matalan.

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Kissy Kissy Christmas Babygrow Gift Set, £60

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This Christmas babygrow set makes for the perfect gift for you or a loved one, made of super soft and stretchy 100% Pima cotton jersey with a matching bib and hat, adorable ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ embroidery and popper fastening for easy changing.

JoJo Maman Bébé Red Robin Fair Isle Cardigan, £25

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The perfect Christmas cosy knit, this unisex, classic Fair Isle robin cardigan from JoJo Maman Bébé is made from cashmere, perfect to keep your little one warm and cosy this festive season.

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