If it's your baby's first Christmas then you're probably on the lookout for elf outfits, personalised baubles and keepsakes. You've come to the right place.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year (cue song) for many, but even more so when it’s your baby’s first Christmas. There’s something overwhelmingly cute about a bubba dressed as an elf, a personalised bauble on the Xmas tree and a sleigh-load of knick-knacks documenting your tiny tot‘s very first festive season! Here’s where to get a mountain of memorabilia in honour of your small human’s first visit from Santa…
All the firsts
It’s a HUGE occasion, so you’re probably going to want to buy something special to mark baby’s first Christmas. Something that you can keep for years to come and pull out of a box and wonder where your cute tot went in years to come (and to question who this grouchy teen is that you now have to force Xmas upon).
First off, how about sitting back on the couch with your tiny person on a cute-as-a-button family cushion by Gifts Less Ordinary to admire a lovely (if a little extravagant) baby’s first Christmas bauble by Harrods? And while you’re decorating the tree, pop on this nature-inspired ornament by Rustic Ornament Gifts.
You’re also going to need a personalised special sack for Santa to pop all of baby’s first prezzies into (it took so long to pick a baby name, so put it on everything, we say). We like the ones by Brightstar Kids or this Baby’s First Christmas number by Gifts Less Ordinary.
Stockings! We love the cuties by Pretty Little Customs or the simple-but-super-sweet stockings by Sophie Natasha Store. Our tip? Fill them with crinkly paper and let your little one use them as a sensory toy rather than packing them with presents they probably don’t need.
Dressing bubba as an elf is practically obligatory
Make the most of baby’s first Christmas and use it as an excuse to break out ridiculously cute outfits. It’s all good fodder for later down the line when you’re pulling out the bribery big guns on your defiant teenager (trust us).
You’ll deffo need pyjamas: we love this unisex red Santa bodysuit from Next so much we’re tempted to get one made in our size…
We were recently drawn into a Mothercare purely to fawn over the off-the-scale darling Santa and Mrs Santa outfits for tots aged from tiny baby up to 12 months. But our favourite finds of the season? This Christmas tree romper set by John Lewis and this reindeer fleecy onesie (if you’re heading overseas to colder climes for Xmas), also by John Lewis. #swoon
You don’t want to spoil that special outfit
So you’re going to need a bib. A Xmas-themed one of course! We’re loving these cute Crimbo character style ones by Mothercare, which are perfect for little dribblers or these festively personalised ones by Bright Star Kids.
You’re almost done
There will be around a gazillion pics taken during baby’s first Christmas, so pop your fave into a photo frame! This one from ALittleBitSparkleCo is simple and cute! And, it’s not going to hurt to jot down all the fun you had on the big day in a beautiful first memories book either: the lovely one by Kikki-K gets our vote.
And finally, all that ‘baby’s first Christmas’ stuff is going to need a home. This personalised wooden box by I Just Love It (pictured above) is it, we think.
No one ever said that babies were cheap… Ho ho ho.