Ideas For Baby's First Christmas Gifts
It's a year of firsts for baby -- it's the first time experiencing each season, foods and, of course holidays! A first Christmas is kind of lost on a baby -- they have no idea what they like yet, let alone how fun getting presents is. So giving a gift for baby's first Christmas is more for the parents, but they can be indirect gifts the baby can enjoy when he's all grown up. With that in mind, we came up with a few ideas to inspire you.
Where babies are born isn't always where they stay. If they're born in South Bend, Ind., they may grow up in San Diego, Calif. -- and origin stories are always interesting. Give the baby you're buying for something significant to the place he was born -- cute travel mugs from his birth city or a creeper to commemorate his native state. A keepsake to mark the place where he's from tells part of his story -- a story he can put together when he's older and is able to appreciate his roots.
There are many ways to personalize gifts to mark baby's first Christmas. A simple photo frame can be transformed into a keepsake. Do it yourself -- quilted, decoupage, letter tiles -- make a unique frame for baby, mom and dad to look back on fondly.
There is a finite amount of time a baby fits into an adorable creeper -- for baby's first Christmas, make it count with a personalized onesie. It's perfect for photo opportunities on Christmas morning that parents can use later for scrapbooking and crafts. Though babies may only get a couple of wears out of it, they get a lot of miles out of it in the form of adorable photos.
Gift Of Tradition
Let your first "baby's first Christmas" gift be the start of a tradition. Whether it's an ornament, a book or a rattle, think of it in terms of themes. If you want to give baby a snow globe, send a different one the following year. A Christmas ornament can be something tiny and elaborate like a garden gnome to hang on the tree. You can give baby a slightly different version of the same thing each year. It's something baby can expect and treasure each year as he grows up.
Gift Of Stories
Christmas is one of the few holidays that has hundreds of stories written around it. Story time is part of most childhood experiences, so giving baby a Christmas story for you or mom and dad to read before bed, comforted by stuffed animals and body pillows at Christmastime, is another way of giving the gift of tradition. It's something baby can look forward to each Christmas -- it's a gift that keeps on giving.
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