Best Holiday Gifts for Babies from Newborns to 6-Month-Olds

Baby playing on Skip Hop Celestial Dreams Activity Gym

You’ll make the first Christmas magical with these holiday gifts for babies. On the list: tummy-time faves, educational toys, keepsakes, and cuddly stuffies to love on. Shopping for lots of littles? Check out our gift guides for one-year-olds and 18- to 24-month-olds.

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Jellycat Huggady Dog Stuffed Animal


Holiday gifts for babies should always include a sweet stuffie like this one. Super soft and small enough for babies to grab and toddlers to tote around, this huggable puppy is your child's new best friend.

SkipHop Celestial Dreams Activity Gym best holiday gifts for babies

SkipHop Celestial Dreams Activity Gym


A moon-shaped pillow for tummy time, a star-shaped baby mirror, and five hanging toys that rattle, chime, and crinkle will keep your child captivated while you get things done.

music box Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star nursery decor

Over the Moon Music Box from Tree by Kerri Lee


Lull your baby to sleep with "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," played on this hand-painted, wooden music box. Twist the star to hear up to three minutes of this favorite melody.

Quarto Books Baby's Busy Day Book Set


The best first books for babies: a sturdy board book for playtime and outings, a waterproof book for the bath, and a soft, cloth book for bedtime reading. The books tell the story of a baby's routine, and interactive elements keep kids engaged.

Melissa & Doug PB&J Take-Along Toy


Clip this peanut butter- and jelly-themed toy to your stroller, car seat, or high chair for interactive activities on the go. Kids explore a variety of textures, shapes, and a jelly jar rattle while building fine motor skills.

LOVE square print framed artwork nursery decor best holiday gifts for babies

Lovevolve LOVE Square Print


Add more love to your nursery with this brightly colored print. It comes in a variety of color combos to match any decor. Get a couple for a bolder artistic statement.

WavHello SoundBub White Noise Machine & Bluetooth Speaker


A sound machine is on all tired parents' wish lists of holiday gifts for babies. Benji the Bear has six white noise sounds and connects to Bluetooth so you can add your own or turn on a soothing playlist. Stand it up on a table or clip it to the crib or car seat.

Wooden Multi-Stage Sensory 5-Piece Gift Set from Hape best gifts for babies

Hape Wooden Multi-Stage Sensory 5-Piece Gift Set


Three kinds of rattles, a beaded teether, and a dog on wheels make up this super cute wooden gift set. The octopus rattle suctions to a table or high chair so kids can't hurl it mid-meal.

Cotton Pointelle Baby Blanket Make Make Organics best holiday gifts for babies

Organic Cotton Pointelle Baby Blanket from Make Make Organics


A sweet newborn gift large enough (30x40) to snuggle with for years to come. Lay down this organic cotton blanket for tummy time and bring it for stroller rides on chilly days. Comes in four gorgeous neutrals.

Cuddle Bunny Wee Gallery lovie best holiday gifts for babies

Wee Gallery Cuddle Bunny


Made from soft organic cotton with textured hands and feet, this sweet bunny is the perfect companion for comfort and cuddles.

KiwiCo Bond with Me Gift Set

KiwiCo Bond with Me Gift Set


All the newborn necessities you need: tummy-time mirror, swaddle blanket, black-and-white cards for visual development, and a milestone pillow with cards to commemorate each amazing month.

ABC What I Can Be personalized book from I See Me best holiday gifts for babies

ABC What I Can Be! Personalized Book from I See Me!


Teach ABCs with this rhyming book that inspires kids with all the careers they can choose. The text is personalized with a child's name.

Clean Touch Inkless Hand & Footprint Duo Frame Kit Keababies best holiday gifts for babies

Keababies Clean Touch Inkless Hand & Footprint Duo Frame Kit


This sweet keepsake showcases your baby's photo, footprint, and handprint so you can remember this time forever. The genius clean-touch ink pads transfer prints without leaving a mess on hands and feet.


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