June 05, 2017
By Gen Cohen
June 05, 2017 / By Gen Cohen
Baby's first holiday or birthday can't pass unnoticed. Though they may have more fun with the box than anything in it, there are still plenty of fun gift ideas to add to their toy chest. From activity gyms and bead toys to an adorable rocker and the softest play mat ever, here are our 36 favorite baby gifts for this year!
Your little one can chew away on their first slice of pizza with this adorable Pizza Slice Wooden Teether ($13).
Once your baby is holding themselves up a bit, they can sit in this Busy Baby Activity Chair ($129) that has a bunch of activities built right into the seat.
Got a drooler on your list? These chic, playful Matimati Baby bandana bibs ($22) keep their clothes dry while still looking stylish.
No baby toy bin is complete without these Classic Baby Beads ($15).
On the Ringmaster Baby Activity Gym ($89) your baby can explore and play with the hanging animal rattles.
Freshly Picked Metallic Leather Moccasins ($34, originally $60) are the sweetest kicks for little ones who aren't up and walking yet but need a layer other than socks in cold weather or on a special occasion.
These Monique Lhuillier Security Blankets ($69) come in three styles — elephant, lamb, and bunny — and have the potential to be your child's favorite lovey.
These fleece and velour Farm Animal Rattle Blocks ($34) are a soft toy for your little one to grab and squeeze.
Not much will be cuter than watching your little one move around on the Fisher-Price Bright Beats Learnin' Lights Dance Mat ($35, originally $40) this holiday season and beyond.
These Celestial Baby Rattles ($20, originally $24) make delightful rattling noises and are easy to grip to provide hours (OK, minutes) of fun for baby.
Little Lotus Swaddle ($75)
What's better than a cozy pair of zebra and tiger baby booties ($6)? A pair that rattles! These rattle booties are so sweet and will give babies who've just discovered their feet something new to do with them.
The LilyPad Playmat ($120) is the perfect squishy mat for your baby to play on and will grow with them straight through the toddler years.
The Fun on the Farm Stacker ($39) is a silly take on the classic stacker that will teach your little one all about farm animals.
More than just a blanket to lie on, the Shape Up Baby Activity Mat ($79) has a bunch of different shapes in different colors and textures for the perfect amount of stimulation for your baby.
Skip Hop's line of toys is full of great items that encourage infant development. Among our favorites is the Skip Hop Treetop Friends Stroller Bar Toy ($20). With multiple textures and activities — and a mirror so they can see their own adorable face — it's sure to keep the attention of little ones.
There's no doubt that unicorns are having a "moment," and while your baby may not be following the trends quite yet, this plush rocker from Pottery Barn Kids ($179) adds an element of whimsy to any nursery or playroom. You can also personalize it with an optional monogram or baby's full name.
A playful take on the classic stacking rings, this wobbly stacking tower ($20) from The Land of Nod is a great toy for helping infants develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
The night sky might not be visible from your little one's nursery, but this star cloud mobile ($98) brings the gorgeous elements indoors! From the handmade cloud to the hanging metallic stars, it's a chic yet sweet accent to any crib.
Janod's magnet stacking toys are always a favorite of ours, and the Pingoo penguin stacker and rocker ($16) may be the cutest of the bunch!
This organic Cat in the Hat stroller toy ($20) is made from cotton that's untreated, unprocessed, and unbleached and is a sweet way to introduce tots to the iconic literary figure.
Talk about the perfect gift! Aden + Anais's new collection of Cuddly Companions ($25) combine two of our favorite things from the muslin blanket leaders — an amazingly soft and functional swaddle blanket and a stuffed animal based on the popular characters from their playful patterns. There's a giraffe, a monkey, a penguin, and more, but the circus lion may be our favorite!
Have you ever seen a chair as plush as this one from RH Baby and Child? The Cuddle Plush chair ($85, originally $95) comes in three animal varieties, but we're partial to this sweet pup!
Go back to basics with Janod's beautifully constructed Caramel Rocking Horse ($100), which features a smart support frame to keep the smallest riders safe and sturdy. The frame can be removed when your baby's equestrian skills advance to the next level.
As baby begins to crawl, cruise, and eventually take those first steps on their own, they'll want the comfort of a friend to take along with them. Restoration Hardware's simple and sweet chambray whale pull toys ($53) come in petal or gray on a weathered wooden base.
Skip Hop's Giraffe Safari Activity Toy ($19) includes eight multisensory activities and a triangle ring that lets you attach the cute giraffe anywhere!
Set their standards in vehicles high from an early age with the award-winning Spherovelo Ride-On Car ($120).
Fisher-Price's Laugh and Learn Learning Kitchen ($44, originally $64) is full of activities for babies, inside and out. Babies can open and close the refrigerator, flip the light switch, and stir the soup, while enjoying more than 20 sing-along songs and musical activities. There's even an introduction to Spanish!
Commemorate the first Christmas of a special new addition with a customized baby block ornament ($26, originally $43) that's just for them. Available in green, natural, and red, these are sure to become a holiday heirloom.
Babies through toddlers love exploring B. Toys' interactive barn ($33), which is packed with sensory experiences including lights, sounds, doors that open and shut, and even a spiraling silo.
Moulin Roty's Brindille Donkey ($52) is soft and sweet, but there's so much more to him than that! A squishy belly, feet that rattle, and an attached ring, carrot, and mirror make for plenty of interactive fun.
For babies up to 12 months, Haba's Aircraft Baby Swing ($142, originally $160) is as cute as it is fun. A rattling propeller adds a little extra vroom, and the adjustable height, seat, and straps help accommodate growing infants.
No matter your price point or the size of the gift recipient's home, there's a place for Jellycat's snuggly Fuddlewuddle Lion Plush Toy. He comes in a range of sizes from $25-$75.
These supersoft baby blankets ($76) come in a fun array of animal-print, polka dot, and floral designs and are just the right size for your little one to snuggle in the stroller.
The Finn and Emma Play Gym ($135) is an eco-friendly gift that comes with removable organic cotton dolls that can be played with anywhere baby goes.
Designed to ease the transition from the womb, the Ollie Swaddle ($59) decreases irritability while promoting self-soothing.