Ahhh, Christmas time. Time to decorate, plan holiday get togethers, and of course buy Christmas gifts.
And the age old question starts – what exactly to do you get for Christmas for babies? I mean, they won’t remember it. And I’m sure some people don’t even buy gifts for babies at this stage, because of that scenario.
However, no matter what you do, others will most certainly buy for your child, and usually guilt starts to creep in, and most folks will get something for their little ones, because, well, they’re cute.
So in that instance, let’s take a look at what some top rated ideas for this age look like, so you’ve got some things up your sleeve if you get asked.
Like our favorite Christmas gifts for toddlers post, all of these products are easily ordered off Amazon, and are all rated 4 stars and above.
This ensures you get the best of both worlds- you know where to buy it and you know that others like yourself have already reviewed it.
And in this time of year, ANYTHING that saves time is most welcome. At least that’s my mantra!
So without further ado, here’s our list of top Christmas gifts for babies!
Perhaps there is something to this Mozart business… this toy ranks extremely high and teaches how to combine sounds to create 8 different Mozart pieces. The different sides of the cube light up to the sound of the music.
A great toy that teaches auditory skills in addition to creativity. This one should also last from the 6 months timeframe all the way to the 2-3 year old stage.
This book is a best seller and is a perfect beginner book for your baby. It’s so important to begin reading to babies early on, as they process more in the entire first year of their lives than any other.
The book includes a ton of every day words, paired with vibrant images that reinforce the words. Best of all, the book is small and tough enough to withstand baby gnawing, grabbing and more. A great choice to have on hand in any nursery.
I love, love, love this toy, mainly for its versatility and the fact that it grows with your baby. So many of these movers are only good for when toddlers are beginning to walk, and then they outgrow it.
This one actually is an activity table for when baby is sitting up, then a locked activity table for babies who are beginning to stand, and then a walker for those are beginning to walk! A best seller on Amazon, and it also includes 70+ activities, song and sounds. A win for babies all around!
Little Tikes comes up with some of the best toys around, I swear. This Activity Garden is awesome – have you guys seen this? Like the walker listed above, this one also changes into three different setups so baby can grow with it.
It has a crawl-through archway, three different play modes, lots of things to grow fine motor skills, and over 80 activities to keep baby busy (shape sorter, ball spinner, slide and more). If you’re looking at activity centers, this is definitely one to consider.
This toy won product of the year for infants/toddler category, and it’s easy to see why. With its large LED-colored grid tummy and dancing moves, it is colorful and stimulating for babies to watch and move with.
There are 3 modes included so baby can grow with the toy: Dance ‘n Move, Learning & Games, and Customized Sing-Along, and Mom/Dad can even record a phrase for the toy to remix in with his songs.
The VTech Sort & Discovery Cube is literally jam-packed with activities – it features five sides of fun, and over 75+ songs, sounds, phrases, etc.
Which means this is a fantastic learning toy for your little one and will keep him/her busy for awhile. Colors, numbers, animals and shapes are all introduced, and there are 6 different activities included.
This little buddy is a hugely popular toy for babies, and it’s one of the classic ones from Leapfrog these days.
You can program your child’s name in this, and he will speak to your child, play different songs & phrases, and even play lullaby music before naptime or sleep time. The best part? You can connect to Leapfrog online for additional songs and learning options.
I love this top rated toy because you can start using it almost from day one with your infant, all the way until they are too big for their infant seat. It’s colorful, fun, and the toys dangle so your baby can bat and play with them.
It’s also super flexible and works with a stroller, car set and even a rock ‘n’ play. These types of toys are great for building motor skills – see more toys for building fine and gross motor skills here.
I actually am having my sister order this one for my 7 month old son this Christmas! I saw it as part of my toy research and marked it in my cart to keep an eye on. I love this thing!
There are three levels of music, songs, phrases and activities for your baby: 6M+, 12M+ and 18M+. As you guys know, I’m a HUGE fan of toys that grow with your child, so the fact that it has those levels and it’s made by Fisher-Price makes this one a winner.
And we’ll end on another classic Fisher Price product. I will tell you guys, we have this shape sorter and it’s been one of my daughter’s favorite toys since she was like 7-8 months old.
She absolutely loves playing the shapes, trying to get them in, and then dumping them out of the bucket. It also is a great learning and development toy for fine motor skills, which is crucial during this stage.
Still stuck on what to buy for your little nugget?