’Tis the season for chestnuts roasting on an open fire, riding on a one-horse open sleigh, and, of course, gift giving. But finding the right gift that is both functional and fun for the 12-month and younger crowd can be tough. So we’ve done the work for you. Celebrate baby’s first holiday season with a few of our favorite toys, teethers, and more that are perfect for eight crazy nights or under the tree!
Hedstrom’s Sensory Bloxx are a set of nine soft building blocks featuring animals, fruits, letters, and numbers to help aid baby’s language development as baby engages in fun building play. For ages 6 months and up.
The Fisher-Price Bright Beats Smart Touch Play Space is a sleek new smart toy that takes baby into the toddler years. The play space grows with baby and features touch-sensitive activation so babies can create their own music while jamming out to some space age tunes! For ages 6 months and up.
Stuffed Animals and Dolls
The Blanky Pink Cotton Flower is a sweet soft-bodied doll that also doubles as a comforting blanket and features Corolle’s signature vanilla scent. For ages birth and up.
Winter is the time to hibernate so help your little one get some shut-eye with the Stay Asleep Buddies Hedgehog from Cloud b. This is a great way to encourage bedtime routines while also providing some bedtime snuggles. For ages 12 months and up.
Rattles & Teethers
For parents looking for an eco-friendly first toy for baby, there’s the Organic Giraffe Rattle from Pebble. With hand-crafted, floppy limbs, this knitted giraffe is a take-along toy and soft rattle in one. For ages 3 months and up.
The Green Sprouts Teether Tower is a five-piece teething ring tower that sits on a wooden base. Filled with sterilized water, just freeze these teethers to help soothe baby’s gums or stack them up for some motor skill development. For ages 6 months and up.
Help babies teeth as they learn their ABCs with the MayApple Baby ABC Teething Letters from Galt. These durable, soft silicone letters feature chew balls, raised edges, and grains and ridges for maximum teething relief. For ages 3 months and up.
The Floaty Fountain Penguins from Alex Brands is a duo of penguins that spurt out water as they float. A little bit of silly splashing fun in the bathtub is always a win! For ages 12 months and up.
The Fisher-Price Splash Play Bath Bar offers lots of bathtime fun with a wheel that spins, a peek-a-boo star, and a ramp for water to travel down. For ages 6 months and up.
Fleet Stacking Boats from Boon are a trio of colorful boats that are just as multi-functional as they are design-worthy for parents. Great for scooping water and rain effects for lots of water play! For ages 9 months and up.
Something for the (New) Parents
Germs have met their match with Bert & Bratt’s Pure Go Portable UV Sterilizer. This is a compact UV sterilizer that zaps germs on pacifiers, nipples, and teethers.
Good grief, Charlie Brown! Carrying around all of baby’s supplies doesn’t mean can’t look fashionable in the process, and The Peanuts Ryan Baby Bag from LeSportsac is the perfect accessory for your own gang this season!
The Squooshi Fill N Squeeze Starter Pack is not only functional but also whimsical. These reusable food pouches are great for homemade baby food, while the cute graphics offer a playful touch.
As any new mom quickly learns, jewelry can quickly become baby’s favorite new teether. And Chewbeads Jane Necklaces solve this problem through functional fashion. These necklaces offer a fun pops of color to any outfit and doubles as safe and soothing teethers for baby.