Saturday, 21 November 2020

Christmas Gift Guide for Babies

 


Babies are tough to buy for at Christmas, It isn't like kids who love a certain thing, prefer a certain colour and they can't exactly make a Christmas list. So I often see parents asking for ideas to buy other babies and ideas of what to buy their own.

Below in my guide I have a selection of gifts that could be good ideas for babies, whether you are buying for your own or for some one else's baby.

There are a few things to think about when gifting, age of baby, something helpful for parents, something fun and then the price range. My guide below will give you all this information you need to know! 

So I hope this guide gives you a little inspiration this year. 

1. Snuglo Baby Moustache Suit and Hat 

How cute is this little unisex outfit? Snuglo is a British Baby Clothing company who specialise in making super cool clothing for babies and toddlers. Their range goes from newborn to 4-5 year and you can buy items such as hats, bibs, baby grows, leggings and t-shirts. This outfit features a cute gentleman pattern with tophats, moustaches and spectacles. It is super soft and the material is of a really nice thickness, keeping baby nice and warm. It is also made from 100% cotton and can be machine washed. This set is available from newborn to 12 months and it comes in a lovely Snuglo gift box making it the perfect outfit to gift to a baby. The hat is £4.95 and the all in one is £10.95. You can also buy the set as a full gift set with other added items such as bib. Head to the Snuglo website to see more. 


2. Gummie Glove Teethers

These have to be the cleverest little teethers that I have seen. Have you heard of babies starting to teeth really young? But yet struggle to hold the teether to their mouth? The Gummie Glove solves this problem by the baby wearing the teether as a mitten. The Glove comes in a little bag, and has a colourful design that babies will love. Attached to the glove which is fasted by soft velcro is 3 chewable teethers. 2 on the side one one that you can take on and off the front of the glove. This glove is not just for younger babies though and also can be used for any baby to toddler who is having teething troubles. 
The other set is the Link and Teethe which all babies find fun to use. It is super colourful and made in different shapes which can then be linked to a carseat or pram if needed. The teethers are all made from a soft silicone which reminds babies of chewing on a finger and they are safe for chewing being BPA, Phthalate and latex free. These would make such a good gift to keep any chewing baby happy. The glove and links are both £12.99 and can be bought from the Gummie website. 


3. Melissa and Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench 

This is a gift which is more for the toddler age of babies, though I can see my baby boy taking after his daddy (a blacksmith) and wanting to use that hammer sooner! Melissa and Doug wooden toys are all made from strong wood and they are such good quality wooden toys. Always super colourful and super fun and this pounding bench is no different. It comes with a wooden hammer and 6 colourful characters that need to be bashed through the toy. It is fun to be had over and over again. It also really helps with grip, and co ordination helping your little one learn at the same time as have fun. This would make such a good gift for a child to open on Christmas morning. Recommended for ages 2+ though I would happily myself give this to a younger baby. Maybe just be prepared to be bashed over the head. You can buy for £15.99 from stores such as Amazon


4. Nuby Textured Sensory Toys

Babies love anything colourful so these sensory shapes are a perfect gift for a baby at Christmas. These toys explore lots of different textures from a smooth surface to different sized lumps and bumps. They also come in lots of shapes and sizes including balls which babies will love to roll. The bricks are perfect for babies to stack and the animals are great for gripping hold of. The soft plastic they are made from is super safe for babies to chew, which we all know they love to do. It also comes in a bag which you can then store them all in after play. These toys are perfect for ages 0+ and at first will give your baby a sensory experience of seeing the bright colours. But it is also perfect for older babies who love to grab, roll or build towers. These can be bought from the Nuby website for £14.99.


5. Ziggle Red and White Striped Blanket

As Christmas is winter season, a warm snuggly blanket makes the perfect gift! And Ziggle has this lovely red and white star blanket perfect for Christmas. I love that it is a lovely design for Christmas but then I can also see it being used all year round as it isn't overly festive. The design is also reversible with a white and red stars on the inside. The blanket is so soft and is made from luxury chenille. It is perfect for cold winter walks or snuggling your baby up for naps. Ziggle also do many more baby products such as bibs, towels, muslins and clothing so there is plenty of gift ideas on the website. This blanket is £20 and can be bought on the Ziggle website


6. Nuby Star Pram Toy 

This is such a cute pram toy for a baby. The star is super fluffy and has such a happy little face which will be lovely for a baby to stare up to. It also comes with a soft cloud, soft moon and hard star hanging down from it. When moved it makes a lovely chime sound which will be lovely when the pram sways. As the baby grows older they will also love to shake this to make the chime noise. It is great for clipping to highchairs, car seats, or prams and so perfect for on the go. It would make such a lovely gift and I think the snowy look to the star gives it a slight festive feel. You can buy this from Nuby for £8.99.


7. Aveeno Mum and Baby Gift Set

This one is a treat for mum and baby. Aveeno is all about looking after the skin and so this gift set gives that and more. It comes with a Baby Hair and Body Daily Wash which gently cleanses baby from head to toe, a baby daily care moisturising lotion which moisturises dry skin and keeps the skin nice and soft, and it comes with a moisturising lotion for mums to, which helps keep her skin nice and soft too. They are both designed so they can be used for the first weeks of a babies life, so it makes a great gift for a newborn baby. Plus they will love the cute teddy comforter that it comes with. It all comes in a lovely gift box and will be a delight to open by both mum and baby on Christmas morning. You can buy this set from Boots for £20.00.


8. Toffee Moon Cardigan

If you are looking for some gorgeous winter baby clothing then look no further than Toffee Moon. Toffee Moon make gorgeous outfits and accessories for babies which are beautiful, practical, comfortable but also unique. Made with the softest of materials perfect for your babies skin. This little cardigan come with cute little buttons and is made from naturally breathable cotton. You can get this design in many colours including greys, pinks, blues, or even an amber colour. You can also find slight variations of cardigan designs such as sparkly buttons. This cardigan can be bought in sizes Newborn as pictured below, all the way to 12 months. You can also get added personalisation to your clothing and for an extra £10 for can get 3 initials added to it. This really is a gorgeous Christmas present and comes presented really nicely all ready to be handed over as a gift. The cardigan is £25 and can be bought from the Toffee Moon website.  


9. Nuby Cloud Comforter 

Another cuddly gift perfect for a baby from Nuby. This cloud comforter has a fluffy cloud design with a grey and white stripy blanket comforter at the bottom with little added colourful tags for baby to play with. It is super soft and baby will love brushing their face against it and its perfect for cuddles. designed for newborns upwards and this is a gift perfect for a child to keep until they are older. Lily still has her comforter from when she was a baby. You can buy this toy from the Nuby website for £8.99.
 

10. BabyCup 

Babycup is an award winning product which babies will enjoy and parents will love too. One thing babies love to do is learn and these special cups teach your baby to drink from a cup at a early age, cutting out sucking meaning its better for teeth. Not only does it encourage learning how to drink, it encourages your baby to learn grip and fine motor skills. The cups come in cute different colours and are also see through so you can measure how much liquid is inside. Plus you get 4 little cups inside one pack meaning you have more for when one is in the wash. They are BPA Free meaning they are safe for babies to drink from and they are also super easy to wash meaning no nasty germs linger behind. This would make a great gift for a baby who just can't wait to be a little more independent. You can buy these cups for £8.99 on the Babycup website


11. Peggie Penguin Sensory Teether

Be prepared for teething with this cute teether in the shape of a penguin. You can't get more wintery than a penguin so this would make a cute gift for any baby. Babies will find this extreamly satisfying to chew on as their teeth start to develop. Shaped with little hands in mind in can easily be grabbed ready to place into a little mouth and chewed. The shape makes it perfect for front and back teeth. The feeling of the teether will also satisfy the baby as it has bumps on it for a sensory feel. Perfect to rub against sore gums. It also contains a safety clip and ribbon so it can be attached to clothing to prevent loss and maintain hygiene. This cute little teether can be bought on the Bickiepegs website for £8.99.


12. Mam Soothers 

I have always loved Mam Soothers. Lily was quite fussy with them and Mam was her favourite brand. Features of the dummy is that you can get different age range and different types. Including ones for night time which glow in the dark. I found this very helpful when Lily awoke in the night needed her dummy putting back in. I have also always loved the cute patterns that are on the front of the dummies. Mam use subtle colours so they aren't over colourful on your babies face. Always helps to then be able to see your babies cute smile form behind the dummy. The different sizes you can get start at 0 and go 12 months plus. Meaning these are gifts you can give for any age of baby. I am sure parents would be very appreciative of this gift at Christmas time. They are also made from a soft silicone meaning that baby enjoys the similar feeling to skin, and more importantly they are BPA and BPS free. You get 2 in a pack and the pack can be re used as storage for them when on the go. You can check out all the different soothers on the Mam website and buy them from £5.75 a pack. 


13. Nuby Reindeer Musical Toy

This toy will really get your baby in the Christmas spirit. What a cute reindeer from Nuby. Super soft to touch and stroke and cuddle, and then it is also musical which will really entertain them. At a push of a button this reindeer comes to life with a song of "do your ears hang low" and also a game of peek a boo. It is super easy for your 6 month old to press the button, or for younger babies you could press the button yourself. This will provide so many giggle for a baby and I can imagine it getting played with over and over again. This is a great way to encourage a baby to start interacting more and who better to interact with than a singing reindeer. This toy does not come with batteries, so when gifting this toy, keep that in mind. You can buy the Nuby Reindeer for £14.99 from the Nuby website in the Christmas section they currently have. 


Hope that you get some inspiration from this guide and have a lovely Christmas.

Which of the items above would you love to buy a baby for Christmas? 

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6 comments:

  1. The Ziggle red and white blanket is my favourite to give as a gift to treasure!

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  2. The gummee glove looks fantastic

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  3. They are all fabulous. I love the baby moustache suit 😂

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  4. The babycup is something new I haven't seen before

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  5. Some lovely ideas, I thoroughly enjoy buying gifts for babies at Christmas! They are always so grateful :)

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