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    28 First Christmas Baby Gifts That Their Parents Will Really Appreciate

    Their baby won't remember this year's gift, but the parents definitely will.

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    1. A portable busy board for a fun and effective way to improve their motor skills with activities like buttons and buckles.

    a reviewer photo of the open busy board with various buckles, zippers, ties, and buttons

    2. A multi-functional baby sound machine to combine a night-light, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert in one pretty little machine they can control remotely from their phone as not to disturb their sleeping babe.

    3. A compact UV sanitizer if the parents of this COVID-era baby are extra concerned about germs. This portable cleaner eliminates 99.99% of bacteria and is the perfect size for high-touch necessities like pacifiers, bottle nipples, teethers, and other small baby items.

    4. A lighted recordable pop-up book so far away relatives can still be a part of the holiday magic with a page-by-page voice recording of The Night Before Christmas.

    5. Or, a personalized The Night Before Christmas book that'll become a cherished family keepsake with the option to customize the story with the family's last name, two guardian names, up to six children's names, and even Santa's skin tone.

    6. A personalized wooden name puzzle because it's a fun and colorful way to help baby learn their name, and their parents will love how it doubles as stylish nursery decor.

    7. A sophisticated wooden piano for training up the next mini maestro with a toy that plays real music and even includes six sets of beginner "sheet music" so they can gradually learn to play classic melodies.

    a reviewer photo of the piano with a music note card inserted

    8. A DIY baby print ornament kit to help their parents create a one-of-a-kind keepsake they'll hang on the tree for many Christmases to come.

    9. A newborn-safe electric nail file if these nervous new parents hate handling sharp tools near their baby's flailing hands and feet. This handy gadget makes nail maintenance easier, and will grow with them thanks to four age-appropriate filing pads

    10. A silicone teething toy with a pacifier clip so their little one can find a little relief from teething-related pain.

    a baby model chewing on the toy, which is clipped to their carseat strap

    11. A muslin milestone mat set that comes with a felt triangle frame and swaddle blanket to help document their baby's growth in Instagramworthy style.

    a white muslin blanket that says "months" with the numbers 1 through 12 on it with a triangle frame over the number four and a black and white blanket folded on top

    12. A set of nontoxic Crayola egg-shaped crayons because the ergonomic shape is easier for their little hands to hold, and the color easily comes out in the wash so you're not inflicting loads of hopelessly stained clothes on the parents.

    an adult and child model sitting with the crayons and paper

    13. A wooden walker wagon for helping topsy-turvy tots build confidence and balance as they take their first steps. And when they realize walking is overrated, they can ride in it like a regular wagon. It's safe for indoor use too, with a front bumper that prevents scratches on walls and furniture.

    14. A personalized cable knit stocking to kickstart years worth of holiday traditions with a mantel-worthy vessel for candy canes and small surprises.

    a red stocking labeled "dad", a white one labeled "mom", and a green one labeled "grace"

    15. A door frame-mounted bouncer if their kiddo is ready for a little playtime independence. This seat provides hours of fun, exercises their legs, and allows them to be a part of the action without having to worry about chasing them all over creation.

    16. A portable vibrating pad so you can give tired parents a break from endless crying and sleepless nights with soothing vibrations that'll help their baby drift off to dreamland without filing into the car for another drive around the neighborhood.

    17. A lightweight animal rocker that comes in a variety of adorable designs if your favorite little royal is in need of a plush, joy-inducing throne to call their own.

    18. A waterproof The Pigeon Needs a Bath book because their kid can probably relate to not wanting to take a bath, but a story about this dirty bird will probably make it a lot more fun.

    the book cover

    19. A silicone baby feeding set for the tyke who's gearing up for solid food (and the parents who are gearing up for all the messes that come with it).

    a reviewer photo of the entire feeding set sitting on a table

    20. A too-cute full-coverage bib with long sleeves and an extended length to curb mealtime messes and save them from spending every evening in the laundry room.

    a child model wearing the long sleeve bib and sitting in a highchair

    21. A sprinkle whale bath toy with colorful flashing lights if you want to help make bath time the best time of the day. This *whaley* cute toy is rechargeable and can keep the water spraying fun for 80 minutes straight. 

    reviewer's photo of the whale toy lit up and squirting water in the bath
    reviewer's gif of the whale bath toy in action

    Promising review: "Bought this for my child to play with during bath time. Very cute design. I was surprised by the suction this little guy has; the water that it shoots out easily reaches 6 inches high. The charge time is kind of long but it also lasts a long time. I only charged it when it arrived and it still has charge. The lights are really neat too. Definitely a cute gift idea for the little ones." —Amazon Customer

    Shipping Info: Available on Amazon Prime with 1-day shipping. Non-Prime shipping options will still arrive before Christmas (see Amazon’s full shipping information here).

    Get it from Amazon for $14.59+ (available in two colors).

    22. Plus, a mesh bath toy organizer that'll help their parents reclaim the tub and once again take showers without fear of stepping on a hard plastic toy.

    a reviewer photo of a white mesh organizer with one big pocket and three small pockets mounted with two suction cup hooks

    23. A light-up sports center so their future MVP can get to shooting free throws and scoring goals with an LED scoreboard that counts up to 10 and gears and buttons that play 50+ educational songs, sounds, and phrases.

    24. A wooden activity table because what could be better than an all-in-one entertainment station that can keep their kid busy for hooouuurrrsss?

    a child model playing at the wooden activity table with various interactive activities mounted on it

    25. A rainbow InnyBin with six textured shapes for a fun motor skill-improving activity they'll enjoy well into their toddler years.

    26. A washable leakproof floor mat so they can keep their floors looking like they did before they introduced a lovable but messy child into their home. The top easily wipes clean, while the bottom is dotted with silicone dots for safe, skid-proof protection.

    Reviewer's picture of the cartoon safari-themed floor mat under a high chair

    27. A pack of colorful muslin blankets that are large enough to use for a wide range of baby tasks from swaddling and burping to a lightweight and breathable stroller cover.

    28. Some long-sleeve The Beatles lyrics onesies because it's never too early to start influencing their taste in music.

    a reviewer photo of the five different long sleeve onesies

    Their parents *swooning* over these adorable finds: