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.
Help your baby’s growing brain and body continue to develop with these fun toys. Your baby will love to play with these at home or while you’re out and about!
Does your little one love sloths? This cuddly sloth rattle will match perfectly! Comes with a teething ring and tags for babies to explore.
I love this Montessori-inspired tissue box that is sure to engage and entertain baby. The crinkly paper and bright colors make this super fun, yet it will still help baby develop their fine motor skills. That’s a win-win!
This crawling crab is perfect for when the baby starts to really move around. With lights, music, and motion this is a must!
Check out these cute farm animal rattles! I love that these are perfect for babies, but can also be used as your baby grows and develops fine motor skills.
Suction rattles can be a lifesaver in terms of entertaining baby while you prepare their meals. They easily suction to any surface, clean easily, and are sure to entertain your little one!
When you grab your morning coffee be sure your little one also has theirs with this super cute latte coffee cup rattle. Start the day off with a little mommy and me coffee time!
Your baby enjoys exploring their world using all of their senses. Fill their stocking up with some sensory toys for a delightful experience!
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!
Perfect for stacking, sorting, and counting, these sensory stacking blocks are great developmental toys with endless possibilities for fun and learning!
Check out these super cute rattle socks! This developmental accessory has crinkly paper, different textures, and bright colors and can be velcroed to a car seat.
Enjoy the bath a little more with your baby with these fun toys. These can grow into toddlerhood and beyond.
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!
Wash baby’s hair or body with this adorable bath toy watering can. Perfect to grow with baby!
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.
Lovey: Get a personalized lovey with your baby’s name on it. This is something they can use and have as a special keepsake later!
You can’t go wrong with a soft tag blanket for a baby. The soft, soothing cloth can go anywhere with the baby and is sure to become the perfect lovey.
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!
Fleece booties: These soft and cozy fleece booties will keep your little one’s piggy toes nice and warm. Plus, there are plenty of colors to choose from.
Winter hat: This multipurpose winter hat is part scarf, part hat and will keep your baby’s head, neck, and face warm in chilly weather. It’s super stretchy and will definitely be a winter staple for your child for years to come.
Take Along Toys
Keep baby entertained in the car and on the go with these fun take along toys.
This silicone baby teether is an excellent stocking stuffer. Not only is it a teether, but it rattles and has plenty of different tactile shapes to chew and hold onto. It’s a full sensory experience!
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
Give your little one something to chomp on while they enjoy the Christmas festivities. These baby teething toys are perfect to fit in your baby’s first stocking.
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
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.
Eating solid foods can get very messy, but with these silicone bibs, you’ll have less mess (and laundry) as your baby starts eating yummy foods. Cleanup is so easy with these!
Baby Dolls and Stuffies
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!
This cute caterpillar is perfect for tummy time! The bright colors, rattle, and music will entertain baby and encourage longer tummy time. It even has a height ruler to see baby’s growth!
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!
Once your baby starts growing a bit, make sure to check out our stocking stuffers for toddlers list.
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!
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