To make baby's first Christmas truly memorable, you can delight your little one with a musical snow globe, give a Christmas tree decoration, create your own gift set, make a personalized Christmas stocking, consider hand or foot printing, personalize a Christmas plate, buy a figurine watch, and think about giving an angel pendant.
Christmas is even more exciting when you have a new baby in the family with whom to share the season. The memories spent on this day will always be special and memorable, especially with gifts that will always be remembered and kept. Here are some wonderful commemorative gifts ideas, both ready-made and personalized baby gifts that you can give for baby's first Christmas.
A musical snow globe is a great gift
Musical snow globes are pleasing to baby's senses. Babies find them attractive and are soothed by the music. Specialty shops carry many snow globes with a Christmas theme. It is also a good idea to write what year your baby received their snow globe on the underside, along with his or her name.
One thoughtful gift for a new baby would be a personalized Christmas tree ornament
The baby's very first Christmas ornament will become more precious with each passing year as it is hung on the Christmas tree by the child, and then the adult, who once received it so long ago. There are lots of Christmas tree ornaments you can choose from for baby's first Christmas celebration. Perhaps you'd be interested in ordering a personalized tree bauble with a miniature Santa or angel inside it, or maybe a Christmas ribbon-bedecked baby rattle. You can also hang a snug little pair of booties all complete with the baby dedication from you and the year of the Christmas celebration.
Put together a gift set that you design yourself
Creating your own unique and special set of firsts is yet another creative gift for baby's first Christmas. Gift sets can be created by combining a number of commemorative photo frames, plush toys and other Christmas themed items. Wrap it in a basket and bring out the creativity in you to make your gift more special.
A personalized Christmas stocking is another great idea
Most children end up with a Christmas stocking and getting one early in your child's life that will last is a great idea. If you are a talented seamstress, you could make and personalize a baby stocking, and if not, there are plenty of personalized "baby's first Christmas" stockings out there for sale. Make the stocking cute by adding bells, ribbons, or other ornamental fixtures, but don't make it too chaotic looking by adding too much.
Either a hand or a foot print is another option to think about
An imprint of the new baby's hand or foot would be a creative personalized gift. Using a baby's hand or foot, you can make a shirt or a framed print with ink or make a clay cast.
Customize a plate with a Holiday-themed design
A Christmas plate is also a great commemorative gift for baby's first Christmas. Many stores specialize in items for you to customize with your choice of pattern and inscription. Try putting this plate on the top shelf of your dining or reception areas.
Purchase a figurine watch for the new baby
One other wonderful holiday or Christmastime gift to mark an infant's first Christmas is a watch including a figurine. You may choose from a variety of styles and designs, anywhere from the elegant, classic angel, to the more fun and whimsical snowmen, Santas and reindeer.
Think about giving an angel pendant
At last, a beautiful and truly memorable present you may give for baby's first Christmas is an angel gift with a chain. The pendant is something your baby can use every Christmas until she becomes a grown up. If well cared for, the pendant may be passed on from generation to generation.
There are in fact a number of different gifts you can give an infant to help commemorate his or her first Christmas, including personalized apparel like socks, bodysuits and shirts, or more fun things like music box Christmas CDs, Christmas baby books, personalized Christmas blankets or even Christmas-oriented stuffed animals.