With the Christmas festivities close upon us (I know, where did the time go?) we wanted to help you get ready for the time of gift-giving with some amazing and practical gifts for baby's first Christmas!
Let’s be real, as much as we would like them to, they’re not going to remember their first Christmas, and before you know it, they’ve outgrown most of their clothing and play toys. That’s why it’s so important to get practical gifts that will help mum and bub for those crucial (and sometimes difficult) developmental stages that will come all too soon! But what does that mean?
When gift-giving for baby's first Christmas our Practical Mumma Rachel suggests thinking about what they’re going to need in the next 6-12 months, whether they will start teething or learn to start eating themselves, think of some practical products that will help them in the near future. Trust us, it will be greatly appreciated!
Whether your Mum, Nan or even Aunty & Uncle, our Practical Mumma Rachel has curated the perfect list of practical gifts to help you with baby's first Christmas!
Getting ready for Outdoor Adventures!
One thing we are so lucky to have in Australia during the holiday season is the beautiful summer weather. Help keep your little one safer in the outdoors this Christmas with some sun-safe products, perfect for anywhere and everywhere! The perfect, practical gift to last!
Made in sizes 0-2 perfect for bubs first Christmas, there is a huge range of designs and colours to choose from. With 100% UV protection, a guaranteed replacement for lost or broken glasses and durability to even test the strength of adults, they’re the perfect practical gift to keep bub safe in the Australian climate!
Best suited for Newborns and Crawlers, the Bedhead hats are built for comfort, style and sun safety with UPF50+
With a wide range of designs including: The Baby Legionnaire Flap hat and Baby Legionnaire Swim Hat, they are an essential item for spending time in the Australian sun! So why not prepare them for the future by gifting sizes 0-3 and 3-6 months to ensure they always have one that fits as they grow!
Getting ready for teeth!
Ahh! The teething stage- fun for no one! But don’t stress, we have some products to help you with that! Our teether products make the best first Christmas presents as you know they will be used regularly and provide practical benefits. Your little one will love the bright colours and their Mum and Dad will love you for the practicality!!
The Brushies full set + book
Whether you are wanting to make teeth time fun, or are needing an easier way to maintain your baby's gum health, the Brushies full set is the perfect practical gift that you know will be used every day! Made for baby's from 4 weeks to 4 Years, take control of your kid’s dental hygiene with the help of the Brushies characters Momo, Chomps, Pinkey and Willa!
Little Woods Silicone Teether
Silicone Teethers are a great practical present to gift for baby's first Christmas! MadeStrong enough to withstand constant biting and soft enough to be gentle on little mouths, they will help elevate pain during the teething period of development. The bright colours and unique shape also serves as the perfect mix of toy and teether!
Getting ready for Eating!
Food time with kids isn’t always the easiest (Don’t worry, we understand all too well!). So having the right tools to help make it a bit easier means the world! The following products are the perfect gift to help mum when it comes time to food time!
Star Grazer- Silicone Divided Star Plate
Before you know it, that little bub in your life will move on to eating solids and eating time has just got a whole lot more hectic, especially when they are fussy! The Star Grazer Non-toxic Silicon Divided star Plate is the perfect gift designed to help put an end to mealtime battles and help get fussy eaters excited about food. You can combine hot and cold foods, Portion snacks and Keep wet and dry foods separated.
Wipe Away Silicone Bibs| 2 Pack
Get that Mumma in your life ready to introduce solids with the Wipe Away Silicon Bib. Helping to keep eating a clean as possible,the adjustable neck strap grows with baby and the handy catcher at the bottom is perfect for stray food and mess.
Made from 100% silicon, it allows you to simply wipe away any mess with a wet cloth or running water at the end of mealtimes. Helping you conquer feeding time!
Stocking Stuffers under $15!
Who doesn’t love a stocking stuffer?! Just something small but shows how much you care. But remember, keep it practical!
Whether it’s a spare for a sleepover at grandmas or just adding to the character collection, the extra Brushie packs are a perfect (and affordable) stocking stuffer!
Burrow and Be- Headband
Made from an organic cotton, elastane blend, the beautiful Burrow and Be Headband in Botanichichaos & Florence features a knot/bow that can be adjusted slightly to fit any shaped head. As it's made to fit babies between 0-18m, it's the perfect little addition to any outfit!
Beechwood Wooden Rattle & Teether
Doubling as a wooden rattle and teether, it is the perfect combination on sore gums and keeping that little-one entertained!
Sweet Christmas Outfits!
A baby first Christmas is an important day that is sure to be filled with lots of photos! Why not get that little bub in your life the perfect little outfit to play around in all day while looking stylish!
This year, burrow and be have you sorted for that perfect Christmas outfit! Do you know what’s even better? Burrow and Be clothing is designed for kids to be kids, so they not only offer style but durability that will last through rough play and constant wear! Below are just two of our favourite (and Christmas day, practical) outfits, but there are so many to choose from!
Florence Flutter Bodysuit
This body suit is super comfy, wearable and makes nappy changes a breeze. Available in Sizes 0-3 months to 1 year, this will be a summer fave! Perfect for exploring on the hot days, this can also be worn with cardi's on the cooler nights and even leggings into Autumn, making a very sweet outfit for your wee one.
Wilderness T-shirt Paired with Olive short
Practical, matching and stylish! Your little one will have a blast in this outfit this Christmas! Made from our 100% organic cotton and elastane (95% and 5%) blend, it's light and cool for hot summer days, with just a little bit of stretch for added comfyness. Available in sizes from 3-6 months!
But overall when it comes to the holidays, besides gift giving, whether it's their 1st or even 5th Christmas, don't forget to truly cherish those memories with your little ones while, well, they're still little!
We hope that you have some new found inspiration and has given you some great ideas when it comes to bubs first Christmas!
With love the Mums Toolbox team!
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