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Everything you need to celebrate your baby's first Christmas in style

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babys first christmas

From cute keepsakes to creating new traditions, your baby's first Christmas is something special to celebrate. Although it may be a bit different this year, there are still plenty of ways you can make this year memorable – for the right reasons. 

What to do for baby's 1st Christmas

If you're used to having a big extended family Christmas, it's likely that this won't be going ahead. However, try to turn this into a positive, perhaps make a point of making this Christmas just about your own little family. Handpick the traditions you love from you and your partner's Christmases and make them your own, or create new traditions you'd like to take on. It's these extra touches that make a magical Christmas.

Of course, you can still be connected to your extended family, even if you don't see them on the day. Arrange a video call so you can all see each other, and make thoughtful handmade gifts and cards for them. 

What to buy for baby's first xmas

When it comes to your new arrival, there are plenty of adorable baby's first Christmas gifts, keepsakes and outfits available. We've cherry-picked our favourite must-have items that will add festive flair to your first Christmas with your new little one.


Baby's first Christmas baubles and ornaments

This rustic solid walnut baby's first Christmas decoration is a unique addition to your Christmas tree, hanging from a traditional red polka dot silk ribbon for a charming timeless touch. 

Keep the memory of your newborn's first christmas for years to come with this playful Christmas bauble.

Baby's first xmas gifts

Because you deserve a little treat too – this set features four unique and useful baby gifts including a Usbourne Christmas themed book and a gorgeous muslin blanket. The gift box also includes delicious festive treats for both mum and dad including Glühwein festive tea and a chocolate orange festive pizza slice. You can choose a baby boy or baby girl gift box.

Celebrate your new little ones First Christmas with this Personalised Bib andHat gift set. The perfect addition to their 1st christmas outfit.

Create your own keepsakes with this amazing photo backdrop. This year you'll be instagram ready!

A gift for them to cherish for years to come – perhaps one you could read to them every Christmas. 

Sacks are great alternatives to stockings, not only do they fit bigger presents but it makes finding presents under the tree that much easier! This stylish Santa sack is perfect for a classic christmas look.

It's not a true Christmas if you haven't been rushing around last minute for stocking fillers, why should your little one miss out! This little extra is the perfect accent to your mantlepiece this year.

I know we already showcased one sack in this list but hessian sack is calling to be picked up by the polar express postal service! Available in a range of cute designs, inlcuding a penguin, santa and reindeer.

Baby's first Christmas outfit

Imagine the big day has arrived, you're sat around the tree eagerly awaiting the presents... can't you just picture your little one in this adorable Christmas outfit?

The reality is your little one might have already outgrown newborn onsies already, the year has flown by! If so these super cute and cool Christmas Eve penguin pyjamas are perfect for your little one to snuggle up in on the night before Christmas. Let's hope they get a good nights sleep before the big day!

These personalised baby leggings have a hand drawn reindeer on the bottom - perfect for showing off as baby enjoys crawling, tummy time or cuddles.


Having worked across a variety of magazines, on topics from food to travel to horses, Stephanie now works as a Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online. 

She loves taking her lurcher puppy Moss for long walks in the country, and spending time with her niece and two nephews. In her spare time she writes fiction books and enjoys baking (her signature bake is lemon drizzle cake).

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