If you’ve got a little one between the ages of zero and one, this might be their very first Christmas! We absolutely love this time of year, and we want to make sure you have the best first Christmas with your little one, one of many to come.

If you’re going to have a tiny newborn at Christmas, buying toys probably isn’t on your mind, but did you know that even a 2 week old baby can enjoy toys that promote a sensory element? If you wanted to wait a little longer before buying toys you could always get a little keepsake or personalised item that makes a memory out of their first Christmas in the world.

If you’re on the other side of the hill and have an almost-one-year-old, you’re probably looking for a good distraction for them, or at least, something that keeps them still or occupied for long enough to make a cup of tea!

We’ve put together this Christmas Guide guide with options for presents for all the stages, from birth to one years of age, to help you out when you get stuck this Christmas:

Christmas gifts for babies under 3 months of age

Paddington Activity Cube

Paddington Activity Cube

Age: From birth

Description: This large, soft cube is ideal for newborns and is perfect for stimulating and encouraging their senses. It includes mirrors, plastic rings for them to grab onto, lots of textures and rattles that they can shake, or you can shake it for them. It’s also not a one trick pony and can be used as they get older to play throw and catch.

Baby Art Square Magic Box

Age: From birth

Description: This is a present for the parents really. Create a lasting memory for life and treasure your baby’s hand or foot print with this special keepsake idea. It’s quick and easy to use and can be customised as you like.

Christmas gifts for babies 3 to 6 months of age

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Developmental Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Developmental Caterpillar

Age: From birth

Description: Everyone loves the hungry caterpillar! And your little one will too. This colourful clip on toy is designed to stimulate babies’ senses and encourage development through play. It has a variety of colours, textures and sounds and play can be encouraged as you read the famous book to your baby! Clip it onto your babies’ cot, pram, car seat or activity gym.

Christmas gifts for babies 6 to 9 months of age

Munchkin Baby Stay Put Suction Bowls

Munchkin Baby Stay Put Suction Bowls (3 Pack)

Age: From 6 months+

Description: Anyone with a 6 month old will have weaning on their mind. These Munchkin Suction Bowls are an absolute lifesaver! The three bowl sizes can accommodate for various stages of weaning and for different meals. Suction bowls can help to encourage self feeding and (can) help to minimise mess. They’re machine washable, as obviously this is a must!

Christmas gifts for babies 9 months to 1 year of age

Hape Red Camper Van Walker

Hape Red Camper Van Walker

Age: From 10 months+

Description: By now you’re likely to have a crawling, climbing, cruising baby who is learning new skills every day! This rad Volkswagen camper van walker is a must-have for parents with babies aged 9 months to a year. It is the perfect gift for adventurous toddlers and brave babies! It’s ideal for babies learning to walk, who can push it along in front of them, it’s weight distribution making it easy to move. Babies can also play with it by putting their favourite toys in it, they might even try to climb in!

Munchkin Squirting Farmyard Friends

Munchkin Squirting Farmyard Friends (8 pack)

Age: From 9 months+

Description: At around 9 months of age a lot of babies are starting to make communicative sounds and words. These sweet bath toys are perfect for encouraging this behaviour whilst in the bath, helping to develop their fine motor skills whilst learning to identify animal names and sounds! They are durable and easy for little hands to grasp.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!

About the author: Lucy

Lucy is our youngest regular contributor at 24 and has recently welcomed her first child, Charlotte, only 3 months ago. As a single mum living in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, she's a huge fan of photography, cycling, and all things DIY - when she has time, of course.

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