5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For Newborns
Is it your baby’s first Christmas? How exciting! Nothing compares to the magic and love felt during Christmastime, but you’ll soon learn sharing this special holiday season with your child makes it even more magical.
While your little one won’t remember their first Christmas, you definitely will. And who says you can’t spoil your baby just because they’re too young to remember? Not us! From functional gifts to just plain fun ones, check out these five baby and parent-approved stocking stuffers for newborns!
1. Cozy Baby Blanket
A cuddly blanket for your favorite cuddle buddy is even more comforting this time of year than that pacifier your baby can’t seem to put down. Cozy yet breathable, Baby Tula baby blankets are perfect for cuddling, swaddling, tummy time, diaper changes, breastfeeding, and more. This is one stocking stuffer that’s sure to get used every day. And the fact that each baby blanket is luxuriously soft without the luxurious price tag – and seems to get even softer with each use – maybe you should grab a few while doing your online holiday shopping!
2. Holiday Books
As you and your baby are cuddled up in their new cozy baby blanket, don’t forget to also cuddle up with a good holiday book! Books are great gifts for every age, and the holidays are the perfect time to read wintertime stories to your baby. Whether you take a ride on “The Polar Express” or feel your heart grow three sizes as you introduce your newborn to the Christmas classic, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, few things compare to seeing the twinkling in your baby’s eyes as you read to them.
3. Fluffy Cuddle Buddy
Don’t worry, we’re not saying you need to give your newborn a puppy for Christmas. We’re sure you’re not ready to take care of two babies right now! But that doesn’t mean you can’t give your baby a squishy, stuffed cuddle buddy to snuggle up with during the winter months. Every baby needs a little “lovie,” and while just about any animal will do, we’re partial to a Jellycat bunny. As soft as they are cute, and suitable from birth, these plush bunnies are ready to hop with your baby from your house to grandma’s house and every nap and adventure in between.
4. Sensory Surprise
There are many benefits to sensory toys, specifically those helping develop your child’s fine motor skills and language skills. And there’s no shortage of sensory toys for babies. But sensory balls and multi-sensory cubes are your best options for stocking stuffers. Each comes in a variety of textures, shapes and bright colors, stimulating your child’s brain and providing chances for your child to play and explore their senses, which is how your baby learns about the world around them.
5. Baby Clothes
At such a young age when playing with toys isn’t how your newborn will spend their Christmas morning, take advantage and buy some baby clothes for the next year. And nothing is more practical or easier to roll up to fit inside a stocking than The Spunky Stork baby onesies. With an array of witty pictures and whimsical sayings to choose from – all printed on organic cotton we might add – we can’t promise that you won’t spend all of your holiday budget on these fun baby onesies.
Giant wrapped boxes tied with bright red ribbon aren’t practical for your baby’s first Christmas – but these stocking stuffers are the perfect sized gifts for your tiny tot.
Which small presents are you filling your baby’s first stocking with this year? And we won’t tell if some of them are simply for your benefit. There should be something for everyone to open on Christmas morning, right?