30 best Christmas gifts for baby 2021: What to buy for baby girls and boys

CHRISTMAS is a magical time of year, and it’s even more fun when you have a baby or child to spoil.

If you’re wondering what to get the baby in your life this year, whether it is your own newborn, your niece, nephew, grandchild or friends little one, we have you covered

The best Christmas gifts for babies can be anything from personalised blankets to photoshoots

Christmas time is special for all ages, especially children, and it is easy to get carried away when shopping for babies.

While some buy babies new outfits, toys, books, or props for their pram and around the home, others may gift photography shoots and interactive experiences to make memories and treasure their younger years.

But buying for babies can be just as expensive, if not more so, than buying for adults.

Some of our favourite retailers when buying Christmas presents for a baby include Mamas & Papas, The White Company, M&S, John Lewis as well as My First Years and Not On The High Street.

We have curated the best Christmas presents for a baby below for some gifting inspiration.

Personalised Christmas gifts for baby

You can’t go wrong with a personalised gift for a newborn or infant, it’s a present they’ll treasure forever.

Here’s some of our top picks for a present that’s totally unique.

1. Personalised Bertie bear

A traditional bear makes a great gift
  • Personalised Bertie bear, £32 from Not On the High Street – buy here

Is there anything sweeter than a cuddly personalised bear? We think not! This furry companion is a great addition to any little one’s bedroom. It is a traditional style bear that comes with a knitted jumper in a choice of white, blue, pink, red and navy. It also arrives beautifully packaged in a Babyblooms illustrated box, making it a lovely gift for a new mum.

2. Wooden name train

Build a lovely name train for your little one
  • Wooden Name Train, £6 from Not On The High Street – buy here

Is it a keepsake or a toy? Well, a little of both actually! This eye-catching wooden magnetic train is a wonderful gift for a new baby or toddler. With its bright bold letters that you can choose to create a special name train, it is even compatible with Brio and Bigjigs rail systems. Win-win!

3. Nursery Rhymes And Personalised Poems Book

Make baby’s first book even more special
  • Nursery Rhymes And Personalised Poems Book, £23 from Not On The High Street – buy here

It’s never too early to start reading to your little one, even if they are a newborn. Nursery rhymes and songs help with sensory development for babies and toddlers, and this book features a mixture of traditional Nursery Rhymes as well as some unique personalised poem’s based on the child’s first name. It also comes with their name on the front and room to print a message inside. So sweet you’ll want to show it off!

4. Personalised Blanket

Print a lovely message on baby’s first blanket
  • Personalised Blanket, £35 from Not On The High Street – buy here

Buying baby’s first blanket is pretty special. We love this unique eco-friendly blanket that is made right here in the UK.  With 100% certified organic cotton, it has a delicately soft feel and with the personalised message, you can use it in baby’s cot, in the pram or even hang on the nursery wall.

5. Personalised Bib

  • Personalised Bib, £11.99 from Getting Personal – buy here

When your baby starts eating, it can get very messy! Bibs are an essential part of the dinner table process and help clean up any spilt purees or foods quickly and easily. They are also good for when the baby has a bottle or is going through that dribbling phase. These 100% cotton ones make a great gift with a Christmas motif and an area for the printed name of your choice. Delish!

6. Personalised Grey Hooded Fleece Robe

  • Personalised Grey Hooded Fleece Robe, £23.80 (Was £28) from My 1st Years – buy here

These personalised grey hooded fleece robes are perfect for use after bath time to wrap up and keep cosy.

With its snuggly hood, secure waist tie and two large front pockets they hit the style stakes high- and make tiny tots look oh-so-adorable.

Christmas gifts for baby girls

Gifts for baby girls

Looking for a Christmas gift for a baby girl? These gifts are practical, and not to mention super cute!

1. Cotton Smock Sleepsuit

Smocking on a sleepsuit adds a pretty touch
  • Cotton Smock Sleepsuit, £20 from Jojo Maman Bebe – buy here

This gorgeous pink sleepsuit with smocking detail features a Peter Pan collar, built-in socks and a fine ditsy print that is great for day wearing and nighttime. Ultra cuteness overload.

2. Glitter Dino Hat Set

  • Glitter dinosaur hat set, £13 from M&S – buy here

This dinosaur winter warmer set will ensure little girls will be ready for all weather and makes a gorgeous Christmas gift. The gloves come with multi-coloured dino spikes and a hat with a glittery printed motif on it. We love the ribbed edging to keep heat in too!

3. The Very Brave Lion Book

The White Company
The Very Brave Lion is an illustrated children’s book perfect for you little one[/caption]
  • The Very Brave Lion Book By Wendy Ravenhill & Cee Biscoe, £13 from The White Company – buy here

The Very Brave Lion is a poetry tale, which has been brightly illustrated for little ones to enjoy. This text depicts a young cubs journey through life, and confiding in his father about his fears.

4. Unicorn Slippers

Unicorn slippers are bound to put a smile on any child’s face this Christmas[/caption]
  • Unicorn Slippers, from £11 from M&S – buy here

M&s has launched Unicorn Slippers for kids, which are made of a soft fluffy material, complete with a 3D Unicorn face on the toe. The best part? They are made from fully recycled material, making them eco-friendly too.

5. Winnie The Pooh The Complete Collection

The complete collection never looked so good
  • Winnie The Pooh The Complete Collection, £149.99 from John Lewis – buy here

Winnie the Pooh is quite simply a children’s classic. With thirty captivating tales by AA. Milne this collection makes for a stunning children’s gift. Join in the adventures with Winnie, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore and create lovely bedtime memories with many stories to choose from

6. English Trousseau Dashing Hare Hamper

An elegant gift for a first baby
  • English Trousseau Dashing Hare Hamper, £129 from John Lewis – buy here

Need some inspiration for the perfect first baby gift? Then look no further than the English Trousseau hamper which has everything you need for a new addition to the family!

It comes with organic cotton vests, silver-plated baby brush set, and a Victorian-style woollen shawl. Each comes adorned with the Dashing Hare logo – which is a noted symbol of good luck, plentiful fortune and abundant love. A luxury keepsake that you’ll want to keep forever.

7. Hydrocotton Baby Robe

The White Company
A fluffy bath robe is an ideal gift for children of any age and any time of year[/caption]

Is there anything cuter than snuggling up to a clean baby after a bath in the softest bath robe? We think not. The White Company has delivered, as it has created a soft Hydrocotton robe to keep them warm and dry, and to absorb any water after bath time. This comes in a variety of colours to suit all babies.

  • Hydrocotton Baby Robe, £28 from The White Company – Buy here

Christmas gifts for baby boys

These adorable presents are perfect Christmas gifts for baby boys.

From the practical, such as a soothing sounds machine to the personal such as the ‘My First Print Paint Kit’.

1. Baby Hand And Foot Inkless Print Kit

Not On The High Street
Big steps on the brownie point system with this gift[/caption]
  • Baby Hand And Foot Inkless Print Kit, £11 from Not On the High Street – buy here

Make memories with some fun painted hands and footprints of your little one. This complete kit comes with a frame to display the precious print at the end that we think will look lovely on any nursery or bedroom wall. Perfect as a baby shower gift or a special present for an expecting mum, to even mark your little one’s first Christmas.

2. T Rex Dino Light

A roarsome gift idea!
  • T Rex Dino Light, £8.99 from Not On The Highstreet – buy here

Brighten up any baby boys nursery with this origami-inspired T Rex dinosaur light. Containing a white LED bulb it will give a gentle glow all around the room and is particularly helpful for those 2am night feeds when you want something small to see in the dark.

3. Zoe the Penguin Music Box

A creature comfort suitable for the cot
  • Zoe the penguin music box, £30 from Kidly – buy here

Is it a music soother, a night light or a wireless speaker? Well, actually all three! This cute little addition from Kidly helps soothe little ones in the nighttime by playing an array of gentle songs and sounds, while the light gives a soft glow. The cry sensor is particularly useful to automatically turn on when baby awakes to gently lull them back to sleep.

4. Baby Elf Outfit Set

Jojo Maman Bebe
Just adorable[/caption]

Whether your little one is celebrating their first Christmas or third, getting them involved in the festive fun with a little Christmas outfit is a must.

  • 2 Piece Elf Outfit Set, £23.99 from Jojo Maman Bebe – Buy here

5. Personalised Name Vest Suit

Perfect for that dress-up photo moment
  • Personalised Name Vest Suit, £8.99 from Amazon – buy here

Baby will definitely be ready for his close up with this very photogenic name vest! With a sweet elephant picture and initial detail, it comes in a short-sleeved style made with 100% cotton. So sweet.

6. Personalised Monochrome Bibs

A perfect bib for babies first Christmas
  • Personalised Monochrome Bibs, £16 from My 1st Years – buy here

Designed for everyday use, these monochromatic bibs come personalised in packs of three. With star detail and one popper fastening for ease to put on, they are sure to be fuss-free. A versatile item that is machine washable to be used time and time again.

Christmas gifts for toddlers

Picking out a present for a toddler? You can’t go wrong with the below.

Give them a new toy and they’ll be over the moon.

1. Bing Shape Sorter Train

Great for sensory play
  • Bing Shape Sorter Train, £24.99 from Very – buy here

Take Bing bunny and friends on many adventures with this colourful train and sorting blocks. Enjoy the red light-up feature on the front of the engine, that even plays the classic Cbeebies theme tune, which your little one will instantly recognise. Perfect for developing further sensory play as well as imaginative storytime.

2. Kindercraft Wooden Balance Bike

A great first bike to promote balance
  • Kindercraft Woode Balance Bike, £44.90 from Amazon – buy here

An ideal first bike for children two years and above, it comes in a lovely print and a lightweight wooden structure. Designed to help promote balance, core strength, and movement in legs, the bike also has two carry bars on the frame, making it easily transportable. Your tiny tot will love whizzing around!

3. Rocking Tricycle

This Rocking Tricycle is a two in one[/caption]
  • Rocking Tricycle, £110 from Kidly – buy here

Get the music on and get rocking! This lovely hand-finished wooden rocking Tricycle will make your tiny tot jump for joy. It is a two in one design, as it functions as a rocker, but you can take off the rockers and turn into a no pedal tricycle.

4. Peppa Pig Flip and Learn Phone

No worries about the phone bill with this fun flip phone
  • Peppa Pig Flip and Learn Phone, £9.99 from John Lewis – buy here

Chances are if your little one has watched Peppa they are a fan. With her fun family adventures and contagious oink, this phone is designed to be able to speak to Peppa – and all her friends at the touch of a button! The chunky flip phone even promotes learning numbers and colour recognition. It’s a perfect item for imaginative play too.

5. Personalised Baby Brush and Comb Set

Personalise the box and the brush
  • Personalised Baby Brush and Comb Set, £19.99 from Getting Personal – buy here

When babies become toddlers, it’s not only their legs that start growing rapidly. Often this is the age where their hair can start to become much longer and thicker – and will frequently need to be tamed.

The box can come personalised with a message and the silver-plated hairbrush and comb includes a drawstring cloth storage pouch. Unique, useful AND thoughtful.

6. Yellow Duck Waterproof All-in-one

Quack and splash around with this lovely all-in-one
  • Yellow duck all-in-one waterproof, £42, from Jo Maman Bebe – buy here

There’s nothing better for toddlers than having a splash in puddles (muddy ones even better!) All that fun and play can come with an abundance of wet clothes but an all-in-one waterproof swiftly helps keep what’s underneath nice and dry.

This eye-catching yellow duck waterproof all-in-one has a sweet beak hood, stirrups, and is also windproof. Team it with their matching duck wellies for ultimate style!

Unusual Christmas gifts for baby

Looking for something a bit different?

These unusual Christmas gifts are outside the box but not too wacky.

Christmas gifts for baby: unusual baby gifts

1. Little Bird Told Me Rio Llama Rocker

  • Little Bird Told Me Rio Llama Rocker, £99.95 (Was £119.95) from Cuckooland – buy here

With its soft fluffy body, jingly tail and scrunchy ears, it’s safe to say the Rio Llama Rocker is guaranteed to bring lots of fun to your little one.

Suitable from nine months onwards, with sturdy handles and base, it is a great play item as well as looking aesthetically pleasing for a toddlers nursery.

2. Baby Socks Gift Set

Socks with the cutest messages
  • Baby Socks Gift Set, £14.99 from Amazon – buy here

Nothing says it better than a gift with a message. These quirky items come with fun- and a little cheeky- messages that are the best gift for someone who has recently had a baby. Available in packs of four, with colours of grey, blue, pink and dark grey. guaranteed warm toes all day and night long.

3. Le Toy Van Animal Stacker

Stack and play all day!
  • Animal Stacker Tower, £14.95 from Cucklooland – buy here

Learning through Safari just got a little more fun! With this classic wooden animal stacker featuring in the wilds favourites, your toddler will enjoy stacking them up high and watching in glee as they topple over! Featuring nine animals which arrive complete with bag, not only does it encourage sensory but it also helps them learn about colours – and even animal noises. Made of sustainable wood and featuring non-toxic paint, it is eco-friendly as well as fun.

4. Star Projector Light

Introduce a dazzling night sky to your little one’s bedroom
  • Star Projector Light, £22.99 from Amazon – buy here

Sometimes we all need a little help getting off to sleep. Toddlers will love this comforting and enchanting night sky illumination, which they can watch from the comfort of their own bed. It has some great features including different colours, a set timer, and spin motion. It helps to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere and is a great Christmas gift with just the right amount of uniqueness to it.

5. boppi Tiny Trekker Backpack

A boppi backpack will be a firm favourite for years to come[/caption]

Does your little one feel left out when you go shopping or travelling? Now they don’t have to with their own durable backpack. It features adjustable padded straps, double zip fastening and a durable external shell.

  • boppi Tiny Trekker Backpack, £14.99 from Bopster – buy here

What do you get a baby for their first Christmas?

If you’re looking for that first Christmas present then why not pick up something personalised?

It’s a gift they’re sure to treasure, and it’s unlikely anyone else will have done the same.

Cuddly toys, and clothes will be always be appreciated too!

How much should I spend on a baby gift?

Babies get a lot of gifts so don’t worry about spending too much if it’s just a token gift. Depending on the gift you’re intending to give, around the £10 – £20 mark should be fine! Babies love simple gifts and anything eye-catching or colourful always hit the mark.

What should I get a baby who has everything?

If the baby in question already has everything, why not get them a gift they can grow into?

Something for when they’re a toddler or a young child maybe?

You also can’t go wrong with a personalised Christmas gift for baby, they probably won’t have too many of those.

What’s a good Christmas gift for a baby girl?

If you’re looking for a good gift for a baby girl, we’d suggest getting something personalised.

It can be anything from a book to a toy. A teddy bear can be a great choice too.

Check out guide above for some shopping inspiration.

What’s a good Christmas gift for a baby boy?

Looking for a great Christmas gift for a baby boy? We’d suggest getting him something that last and could be useful.

You could get him a cosy little bathrobe or a wooden name puzzle.

Personalised story book could also be a great choice.

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