Looking for the best baby stocking stuffers for your little one’s first Christmas? Here are some of our favorite ideas for baby stocking stuffers that you can gift to your sweetie this Christmas!
Stocking stuffers have always been one of my favorite things about Christmas morning. We have traditions in my family where we get some of the same stocking stuffers each year, as well as a few other goodies. I always found so much joy digging through my stocking to see what little treasures were inside!
I didn’t want to buy our daughter many (if any) Christmas presents when she was a baby. (I promise I’m not a scrooge!)
It’s just that she was only 7 months old her first Christmas and already had everything her little baby heart could desire. We really didn’t need more stuff. I knew her grandparents were going to shower her with gifts so I didn’t want to spend money for even more stuff.
But stocking stuffers were a different story. I bought her a stocking that matched ours and filled it with baby stocking stuffers I knew she would love. Sure, half of them were for my benefit, but she enjoyed playing with the stocking and seeing the different items we included.
Here are some of the best gift ideas for babies. I’ve included items that your baby actually needs, would have fun playing with, or that you might love to have for them. That way, there’s something for everyone on Christmas morning! Depending on your child’s developmental milestones, these stocking stuffers are good for babies 0 to 12 months old.
Lovey: Here’s a lovey that has it all! Teething toys, crinkly paper, and colorful ribbons for baby to play with!
Sensory balls: Babies—and toddlers for that matter—love balls. These balls have different shapes and textures, making them great for stimulation and playing. Plus the bright colors are fun and add visual interest.
Baby paper toy: No matter what you gift your baby, they will end up playing with the packaging and paper anyway. Baby paper is perfect for little hands because it’s washable and doesn’t tear so your baby can play with it again and again!
Bath toys: Cute bath toys that won’t collect mold or mildew are the only bath toys I buy now! These colorful stacking boats are perfect for bath time and as a baby stocking stuffer! Toys and bubble baths always help extend bath time in our house!
Bath mitts: Wash your baby in style with these adorable personalized animal bath mitts. Doubles as a puppet for some bath time fun! I love toys like this that can grow with your child.
Bath book: We love reading or (practicing reading) in all areas of the house and the bath is no exception! This little book is waterproof and perfect for tiny hands!
Wubbanub : We had about 7 different pacifiers for Evelyn when she was a baby. It was helpful to have one wherever we went in the diaper bag, crib, and a backup! She quickly depended on them to fall asleep, which meant I toted one everywhere. Pick a cute new wubbanub to add to baby’s stocking and their collection.
Clothes & Accessories for Baby
NYE Outfit : Right after Christmas ends it’s time to ring in the New Year! Pick out an adorable NYE outfit to stuff in baby’s stocking so you’re one step ahead. Even if your sweetie won’t make it to midnight, you’ll still want to grab a pic of them on their first New Year’s Eve!
Baby bow: If you like a more delicate look, these sweet bows from Fawn and Finn are so cute!
Take Along Toys
Picture word books: Babies and young toddlers love to look at—and chew—board books. This 100 words book is perfect for tiny developing brains. Before you know it, their vocabulary will start exploding!
Interactive books: Soft, interactive books that babies can play with are always a hit. This little owl book includes peek-a-boo flaps and fuzzy features. Keep it in the stroller or car seat for those long holiday drives!
Teething Toys & Necessities
Nintendo Teether: It seemed like teething lasted forever with our daughter. I was constantly reaching for different teething toys to help soothe her little gums. Grab this Nintendo teether for a little nostalgia!
Sweet Baby Keepsakes
Baby’s first ornament: Make your baby’s first Christmas ornament from their birth announcement! This is such a simple DIY that you will treasure forever!
Feeding Items Baby Will Love
Sippy cup: If you’re getting ready to introduce solids to your baby soon, it’s a good idea to start giving them a small amount of water at meals too. We liked this weighted straw cup for Evelyn’s first sippy cup.
First baby doll: Once your baby turns 12 months, they’ll start to pretend play and show nurturing qualities! Get your baby their first doll as a stocking stuffer. Baby Stella is the perfect happy baby doll for girl and boys.
Personalized baby dolls: These personalized baby dolls will grow with your baby! Customize them with your baby’s name for a sweet keepsake!
Other Baby Stocking Stuffers
Nick’s family tradition was to include an orange or two in their stockings so of course we had to do that too. In my family we always got a container of Downy fabric softener (strange but we grew to really love getting it in our stocking) so I made sure to include a container for Evelyn’s baby stocking too!
What were some of the stocking stuffers your family includes as traditions? Leave me a comment below! I love family traditions so much and would love to think of new stocking stuffers we can use as we grow our family!