50 of the best Christmas gift ideas for baby – I’ve compiled a list of stocking filler ideas for you! I can remember being super excited about my Baby’s first Christmas but asking myself “What can I put in my baby’s Christmas stocking?” So, here are some ideas, from practical baby gifts to toys and treats.
Stocking fillers are actually perfect for babies and newborns and the gifts tend to be quite small and budget friendly. Perfect for little hands (and therefore little budgets!) Many of the gift ideas are things that baby needs anyway and practical baby gifts are perfect.
Baby’s first Christmas is one you’ll cherish forever, so buying some memorable keepsake gifts is a great idea too.
Here are a few of the best stocking filler gift ideas for your baby for their first Christmas this year.
Sentimental gifts for Baby’s first Christmas stocking:
- Christmas photo album book
- Inkless Print kit to capture baby’s hand & footprints (check out my Christmas inkless print kits)
- Personalised Christmas decoration – click this link to order yours
- Snow globe with Christmas photo in it (decoration only – not a toy)
- Small, special blanket
Baby clothes for stocking fillers:
- Christmas pyjamas
- Christmas onesie
- Summer hat
- Christmas nappies
Baby Toys for stocking stuffers:
- Soft toy
- Bath toys
- Cloth book
- Board book
- Taggie toy
- Sensory toys
- Finger puppets
- Bath crayons
- Toy phone
- Musical toy
- Soft ball
- Sophie giraffe
- Car seat & stroller toys
- Toy wrist
Practical gifts for baby stocking fillers
- Teething bracelet
- Dummy / Pacifier (if your baby uses one)
- Tooth brush
- Bath bubbles
- Baby wipes travel case
- Teething mitt
- Crib accessories
- Nail file
- Nails clippers
- Bath toy holder
- Hoodie towel
- Bandanna Bib
- Teething necklace
Christmas food & treats for baby’s stocking fillers:
- Sippy cup
- Squeezable baby food
- Soft spoons
- Teething rusks
- Cutlery set
- Food catcher
- Christmas plate
- Christmassy bib
One of the most magical parts of Christmas morning is opening the stockings.
We would leave our limp, empty stockings by the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve along with a glass of milk and mince pie for Santa and a carrot for Rudolf.
Then I’d lie wide eyed for hours and spend a restless night trying to get past the anticipation enough to fall asleep, bouncing out of bed when I considered it acceptable to wake up and therefore wake up the rest of the household (when they clearly thought it was too early!)
Rushing down stairs to open the living room door, to be greeted with the fresh pine smell of the Christmas tree.
Santa had obviously come while I’d been sleeping and now our stockings had magically been filled!
Bulging and mis-shapen, tantalising us with clues about what gifts might be inside.
Our Christmas stockings never disappointed and there was always a traditional and predictable array of stocking gifts.
For example, useful stationary, bathroom smellies like bath bombs and bubbles, useful socks and underwear, something to read, silly toys and lots of Christmas sweets.
In the toe of our stocking, we always had a few walnuts and brazil nuts in their shells and we knew it was all finished when we got to the Orange!
So, when I had my first baby, I was so excited to be on the other end of the Christmas stocking. At last it was my chance to play Santa and create the Christmas magic and tradition for my little boy.
But he was only a few months old! He couldn’t enjoy bath bombs and chocolate just yet. In fact, he’d hardly be aware of the magic at all!
But that didn’t stop me. After all, Christmas gift giving is as special for the giver as it is for the receiver.
So, I bought my little 4 month old baby a little stocking and have enjoyed giving it to him every year since.
This year will be his 19th Christmas stocking! It is a little bit bigger now!
Happy Christmas shopping for you baby.