As our kids have grown up (and multiplied in number), we’ve found gift giving for birthdays and Christmas to be overwhelming and a bit of a turn-off. In recent years we’ve begun to simplify our giving, and we’ve semi-adopted the “four gifts” rule: something I want, something I need, something to wear, and something to read.
Practical Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas: Something I Want
I have a homemade Maya Wrap and love it, but there are time when I would prefer a different style of carrier – and Daddy doesn’t do the Maya Wrap. That’s why I’m adding the COMPLETE All Seasons LÍLLÉbaby baby carrier to my baby’s first Christmas wish list. It allows for six ergonomic carrying positions and works for babies and toddlers – from newborn to 45lbs – without an extra insert needed for newborns.
Check out this list of kid stocking stuffers.
Practical Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas: Something I Need
Whether or not teeth have broken through her gums yet, all babies need something to gum or chew on, and I’m loving this Chewbeads necklace. It’s practical and functional both as an accessory for Mom and a chew toy for baby!
Have twins? Here are some great first Christmas gifts for twins!
Practical Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas: Something to Wear
While this Baby’s First Christmas outfit is super cute, it’s not super practical. I’m adding this much more practical Best Gift Ever bodysuit and leggings set to my baby’s first Christmas gift ideas instead.
Practical Gift Ideas for Baby’s First Christmas: Something to Read
If we didn’t already own a copy, I would add The Jesus Storybook Bible to my list of practical gift ideas for baby’s first Christmas because it’s a book I think every child should grow up having read to them over and over again. But since we have a copy (perks of this baby being the fourth child), I’m adding Eating the Alphabet instead. It’s a board book with colorful graphics that will grab her attention, and it will grow with her, helping her to identify her ABCs when she is an older toddler or preschooler.
I also love this list of educational baby toys.
What practical gifts are on your baby’s list this year?
Check out this great list of gift ideas for babies and toddlers.