Gift ideas for your favorite 0 to 12 month olds
Looking for the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah? In this holiday gift guide for babies, you’ll find some of our favorite gifts for littles under 12 months old. I’ve included both toys and practical gifts too. Many of these items are things we loved with both of our kids as infants.
You’re sure to find something perfect for your baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah!
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Gifts for Babies 0-12 Months
Skip Hop Follow-Me Bee Crawl Toy
One toy that came highly recommended to me from other moms with babies is the Skip Hop Follow-Me Bee Crawl Toy. This is such a fun toy for babies who are learning to crawl.
GUND Flora The Bunny
My son loved his Flappy the Elephant, but ours is a bit past its prime. So I was thrilled to see that GUND makes other singing animals too. I thought Flora the Bunny was just adorable – and I will be adding to cart this Christmas.
Wooden Rainbow Abacus by bopoobo
Bead maze and abacus toys are great for little hands to learn fine motor skills. But also, this will look really cute in the nursery until she’s ready to play with it.
Baby Tissue Box Toy
I know this looks silly – a pretend tissue box, but it’s one of our most played with baby toys. Our daughter loves this tissue box toy. She will spend hours happily pulling out the fabric tissues over and over again. If you buy one toy for your baby this year, get this.
The Peanutshell Tummy Time Water Play Mat
Tummy Time water play toys are also a popular gift for babies. I really like this Tummy Time Water Play Mat from The Peanutshell because it’s cute and fun, and a bit different from the typical under-the-sea theme you see for these toys.
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Baby Pretend Tv Remote Control
Although she is little, my daughter loves being in charge of the TV remote. She will usually settle for this toy TV remote from Fisher-Price. Most of the time at least!
Bella Tunno Wonder Bib
The Bella Tunno Wonder Bibs are our favorite bibs for meal time. We got several years worth of use out of the bib we had for Ben, and now we use one at every meal for Savannah. Plus they are the cutest phrases on the bibs!
Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teething Mitt
Last Christmas, Savannah was 4 months old and loved shoving her hands in her mouth. I made sure to including the Itzy Ritzy Silicone Teething Mitt under the tree for her that year.
Itzy Ritzy “Latte” Silicone Baby Teether
Nothing says “just like mommy” like a latte-shaped teether. In addition to being super cute, it’s also super durable. I guarantee your baby will love it a “latte”.
Copper Pearl Baby Bandana Drool Bibs
Speaking of teething – and drooling – I’ve also added some of my favorite Bandana bibs to baby girl’s wish list. Copper Pearl Baby Bandana Drool Bibs come in a huge variety of prints and are incredibly durable and absorbent.
Jellycat “If I were a Kitty” Touch & Feel Book
Touch and feel board books make wonderful gifts for babies of any age. But I think you’ll agree with me that this one is to purr-fect to pass up.
Jellycat Bashful Grey Kitty Stuffed Animal
The best stuffed animals are from Jellycat. They are incredibly soft and cuddly – and also extremely durable. Both of my kids’ lovies are from Jellycat.
Big Gifts for Babies
Ingenuity Activity Gym & Play Mat
Activity gyms are a great toy for babies since they can be used for newborns and up. I like how this Ingenuity Activity Gym & Play Mat folds flat and is easily portable. Plus, it’s super cute!
Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym
If your baby does not enjoy their activity mat & play gym, chances are they’d like this version. The Fisher-Price Deluxe Kick & Play Piano Gym is super popular – especially when babies reach the stage when they love to kick (we’re in it right now!).
Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat
As our little girl outgrows her bouncer, I have been looking for something I can put her in when I’m folding laundry or washing dishes. I like how the Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat has attachments for toys, but also folds flat for storage.
Skip Hop Baby Activity Center
We got a ton of use out of our activity center when our son was a baby, and I can’t wait until our daughter is big enough to use it again. This Skip Hop Baby Activity Center is one of the most popular. It is designed to grow with your child through 3 different stages, so it’s well worth the investment.
Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker
Listen, I know this toy probably doesn’t match your aesthetic and you may also find the music it plays annoying – but your baby will love it. Even if they aren’t walking yet, they can still play with the interactive toys on the front. And it has staying power. We have this one as a hand-me-down from our nieces, and it still works, 6 years and oodles of kids later.
Graco Doorway Bumper Jumper
One of our most-loved piece of baby gear has to be our doorway jumper. Both of our kids LOVED our doorway jumper – and would have jumped for hours if we let them. It’s easy to store and easy to clean – the seat easily comes off and is machine washable for when your baby projectile vomits in the middle of jumping.
Thank you for checking out my gift guide for babies 0-12 months old. I hope you are able to find the perfect gift for your sweet baby’s first Christmas or Hanukkah in this list of toys and gear we have loved so much.
If you enjoyed this gift guide for babies, make sure to check out my full collection of holiday gift ideas for kids, including a One Year Old Gift Guide, Toddler Gift Guide, Preschooler Gift Guide, Kindergartener Gift Guide, Hanukkah Gift Guide and Stocking Stuffers Guide.