Your babies first Christmas is a special time for you and your family and one that will be remembered for years to come. Here are some practical ideas for baby stocking stuffers that you will use for the coming year.
We are expecting a baby a week before Christmas so I have to get all of my Christmas shopping finished beforehand and come up with this list of stocking stuffer ideas to help you.
These are for baby boys and girls and you can use them for a while so you aren’t throwing your money away.
Practical Ideas for baby stocking stuffers
I love putting together stockings for my children, after having two babies and now this one on the way I know what they really enjoy and what you don’t need to buy because it’s a waste of money.
If you need good ideas without breaking the bank this is your go-to list for baby’s first stocking.
Here is the list that I came up with full of affordable first Christmas stocking ideas.
If you need other ideas for your older children here is a great article with ideas for you: Top Christmas Toys Kids Are Sure to Love
Stocking Stuffers For Teething and Toys
Baby Teething Toys– These are adorable elephant shaped teethers that are soft and work really well for teething babies.
Baby Banana Infant Training Brush– This is perfect for teething babies and teaching good oral hygiene.
Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toys– These bubbles stimulate your baby’s sense of sight, hearing, and touch. Your baby will love these!!
First Years Stack Up Cup Toys– I had these when I was little and they are great for helping your baby with fine motor skills, counting (numbers on the bottom), and they have holes in them for water play.
My toddler still loves these and he is almost 4!!
Fisher Price Rattle and Rock Maracas– Babies love things that make noise and these maracas fit perfectly in their tiny little hands. Perfect for strengthening sensory skills and gross motor skills.
Baby Einstein Musical Toy– This is perfect for soothing your little one and provides 7 different melodies to keep your baby entertained.
My son loved this, he used it all the time and it helped on days he was really fussy!
You will love it because it keeps him occupied and won’t frustrate your little one.
Lamaze Peek A Boo Forest– This is the best book!! Our son got hours of entertainment with this because of the sounds the pages make and the little flaps with animals hiding behind them.
One of the best soft books you can get for visual development and lots of laughs from your baby.
Bearington Baby’s First Teddy Bear– If your little one doesn’t have a favorite bear yet this is the one to get!
Our son had to have his with him at all times and was constantly babbling to him. He still has him and has to include him in everything he does at the age of 3 so this is a long term investment!
This bear is 12 inches tall and fits perfectly in your little one’s hands, every baby is sure to love this toy.
Clothing Ideas For Stocking
Princess Lace Ruffle Socks– These are adorable on any baby girl and are good for newborns to one year old. They go great with any special occasion dresses, flower girl outfits or any other outfit you want to dress up.
Baby Boy Girl Winter Hat– This beanie cap works for infants, and toddlers and your baby can wear it up to 24 months. Perfect for keeping your little one warm all winter long.
Cozy Fleece Booties– Perfect for keeping your baby’s feet nice and snug, warm and comfortable with nonskid bottoms. These come in various sizes and colors to suit your needs.
Rattle Socks– These are perfect for keeping your infant or baby entertained, my son had a pair of these and loved them!
Made to capture your baby’s attention and encourage them to grab which helps with muscle awakening and motor skills.
Dinosaur Camo Stripe Socks– These are the cutest socks for baby boys and they work all the way up to 24 months!
stocking Stuffers For Food
Baby Super Spoon & Spork Set– This awesome set helps your baby get more food in their mouth by helping level the spoon with each bite.
The bonus of having these is that they create less mess and help teach your baby to feed themselves.
Fruit Feeder and Teether Set– This is the safest way to introduce fruit and vegetables to your baby during the transition to solid food while going through teething.
It has an easy-grip design so that your little one can hold it easily and the silicone giraffe is brightly colored to capture baby’s attention.
Travel Feeding Spoon With Case– This is perfect for taking in a diaper bag when you go on vacation or on outings and it comes with a convenient carrying case.
PandaEar Set of 2 Silicone Baby Bibs– These are the best bibs that actually catch the mess so it isn’t all over your baby or on the floor and they wipe down easily.
I love these, wish I had used them sooner and avoided the messy high chair and clothes.
Keepsakes For The Stocking
Items you will want to keep for years to come as a memory of his or her first Christmas!
My First Christmas Lovey Plush Blanket– This is a super soft blanket with an adorable reindeer on it. Perfect for your little one to hold on to and love for years.
Baby’s First Christmas Photo Album– Great for all of those pictures of first moments and traditions.
Adorable Elf Costume– Perfect for any Christmas photos with family or for Christmas day!!
I thought this was the cutest thing, great for making memories of the holidays.
Newborn Baby Photo Props Outfits– Adorable ideas for newborn Christmas photos. These cute crochet hats are perfect for boys or girls and make the best photo memories.
Final Thoughts On Baby Stocking Stuffers
Whatever you choose to put in your baby’s stocking is fine, you don’t have to have fancy things. Sometimes the simple items like pacifiers and teethers or rattles are the best.
Make sure to take lots of pictures and cherish the memories on this special day! It only happens once in your little one’s life so make it special in your own way.
Don’t stress too much over what to buy this year rather enjoy your family and making lasting memories because that is what really matters.