2021 Gift Guide Holidays and Christmas Ideas for Babies

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Babies

My babies are all grown, but I have my beautiful, strong warrior of a granddaughter to love on and, with her in mind, I bring you gift ideas for babies!

Great Gifts for Babies

Babies can’t exactly appreciate your thoughtfulness, or even open a gift without assistance, but low expectations take the pressure off and make shopping for wee ones fun and easy!

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There are a lot of practical gifts that babies need and parents want.

2021 Gift Guide Holidays and Christmas

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Here are our recommendations for the best gifts for babies:

Push and Play Toys 

Ride on vehicles are tons of fun for any age! As babies start to grow, they’ll learn to explore with push and play toys that double as ride-on vehicles! One of this year’s hottest ride-on toys, and a genuine classic, is the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Car .

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Cutting teeth can be quote the experience for everyone involved! Help baby cut those teeth through and find a bit of relief with soothing teether toys. The Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys are an all-time favorite.

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Sorting & Stacking Toys

If there’s one toy that kids never seem to get bored of, it’s a few good sets of building toys. The mushie Stacking Cups have been our granddaughter’s favorite for a while now.

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Indoor Climbers and Play Mats

As babies become mobile, it’s nice to give them a safe, soft surface to explore as they reach developmental milestones. The Little Tikes Learn & Play 2-in-1 Activity Tunnel is hot toy this season! As is the MEOWBABY Foam Ball Pit!

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The Little Tikes Activity Garden Playhouse has so may fun activities to explore (inside or out)!

Musical Toys

I recently read that babies listen to a singing voice more than talking. Maybe that’s one reason they love musical toys! A popular one this year is the iPlay Musical Turtle Toy.

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Rattles & Rings

Put a toy that fits perfectly in your baby’s hands and you can watch them move it over and around continuously. My granddaughter’s favorite rattles are the Fisher-Price Rattle ‘n Rock Maracas, Blue/Orange.

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Hammering & Pounding Toys

Help your baby develop hand-eye coordination and experience object permanence with these great developmental toys. It may get loud, but the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Pounding Bench Wooden Toy With Mallet is another great classic!

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Bath Toys

Bath time can certainly be for more than getting baby clean! Especially once they are able to sit and splash. Start with the Munchkin Baby’s First Bath Set, complete with a rubber Ducky, and then let the splashing begin!

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Activity Centers

Most of these activity centers, jumpers, and discover tables feature bright colors and lights, a variety of sounds, and different textures to help stimulate your baby’s developing senses. They also provide a mix of physical and sensory experiences to promote movement and cognitive skills.

Popular activity centers this holiday season include:


Grab the Bright Starts 5-In-1 Your Way Ball Play Activity Gym & Ball Pit for a different way to encourage stationary play.

Education and Learning Toys

The best way for children to learn sometimes is through play. Having a tangible item to engage with or repetitive teaching to memorize are great for developing babies. Try the LeapFrog Choppin’ Fun Learning Pot; it is on the hottest toy list this year!

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Sensory Toys

Dimpl Pops are sure to be a hit this holiday season for all ages! My TEENS are fighting their toddler niece for access to hers!

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As an avid reader, I always think books make great gifts for kids. They don’t take up space, are educational and there are so many fun titles to enjoy. Activity books are also great for this age.

Here are some our our favorites books for toddlers & preschoolers:

Let’s Count Soft Book – World of Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar || LAMAZE Peek-A-Boo Forest || I Love You to the Moon and Back || My First Library : Boxset of 10 Board Books for Kids || Where’s Spot? || Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? || Dear Zoo Lift the Flaps || Goodnight Moon || Corduroy || Guess How Much I Love You


For holiday specific book recommendations for kids, click here.

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