baby’s first christmas guide

A baby’s first Christmas is a special time for everyone to enjoy and while the festive season isn’t just about presents, personalised keepsake gifts and cute Christmas pyjamas can certainly add to the occasion.

Here's some Christmas gift ideas that can help the whole family make the most of the most wonderful time of the year. And to help those who may never have had to buy Christmas gifts for babies before, we've selected some of our most loved Christmas presents for newborns to give you some inspiration this festive season.

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baby and kids christmas clothing

From sparkly skirts to Santa suits, you're never too young to dress up for the festive season. What's more, Christmas clothing makes a great present. Accessories are fun gifts too, like sweet elf hats and snuggly slippers. Pull out all the stops for baby's first Christmas Day with a party dress, or pop them in an adorable reindeer onesie. Christmas jumper fans? Make sure your little one joins in the fun with a cosy character top. And if your baby is still a newborn on December 25th, we have a lovely selection of soft and comfy Christmas sleepsuits.

Everyone loves Christmas pyjamas, right? Our baby Christmas pyjamas are a great way to get children looking festive over the holiday season. We have a great selection of boys' and girls' Christmas pyjamas that features some incredibly cute designs, and includes all sizes to fit newborns and up..

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christmas eve box

Every little one (and maybe the not so little) loves an early Christmas present, and becoming quite the tradition now are Christmas Eve boxes. Especially for smaller presents, and maybe something for Santa and his reindeer, Christmas Eve boxes are perfect for whetting your little ones' appetite for Christmas Day.

At Mothercare, we have a few boxes for your to choose from - including a festive red Christmas Eve box and our personalised polar bear Christmas Eve box.

Build up the excitement and anticipation for Christmas Day with gifts like:

  • Christmas pyjamas
  • a Christmas book or DVD
  • a letter from Santa
  • hot chocolate and treats
  • a cuddly toy
  • food to leave for Santa and his reindeer
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christmas toys

Now the tree's up, you'll need presents to go under it. Choosing Christmas toys for your new little one is heaps of fun. Think snuggly teddies that'll become their best friends and sensory toys to help them learn about their new world.

Little ones love discovering the bright colours and textures on a baby gym and playmat. Babies who'll be nearly 12 months old for their first Christmas can have an exciting grown-up present.

Something like an activity table, a walker or even a first ride-on toy is ideal. Whatever's under the wrapping, the sight of those extra presents under the tree will be a truly memorable moment.

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advent calendars

There’s no denying that advent calendars are fun for all ages. Little ones love the excitement of opening their calendar as they count down the days to Christmas Day.

If you are looking for a baby’s first advent calendar, then why not choose something which will last longer than chocolate. Our Happyland Advent Calendar lets them open the door to a new Christmas-themed toy every day in December. Or there's our Personalised Advent Activity Book, where your little one can solve puzzles and play games whilst counting down to Christmas.

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personalised christmas gifts

personalised christmas gifts

Personalised Christmas gifts for babies are great if you want to give something extra special this festive season. Cherished as keepsakes for years to come, our range of personalised gifts include everything from letters from Santa, to Christmas tree decorations and stockings.

Reading with children is a great way to spend some quality time together, and there is no reason why this has to change at Christmas, and you can make that time even more special with a personalised Christmas book, one starring your own little bundle of fun.Christmas books make such wonderful gifts, you can read to your little one for years to come.

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christmas baubles and decorations

Even the littlest member of your family can get involved when it comes to decorating the tree. Granted, all they'll be able to do is watch and merrily gurgle away. But you'll still cherish the memory of twinkly lights reflected in their beautiful eyes. Why not treat the tree to some new decorations for them to marvel at? Items like a 'baby's first Christmas' bauble make lovely keepsakes. When they're old enough, they can hang it on the tree themselves as you tell them all about their first festive season.

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