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If you’re celebrating the first holiday season of your little one’s life, there’s no better way to commemorate it than with a thoughtful gift. There are plenty of colorful and fun new toys, cozy finds, and keepsakes on the market, so it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed or indecisive about what to get. We curated some of the best toys and entertaining finds that will make for the perfect gift for their first-ever festive season. Whether you’re a new parent, the cool aunt or uncle, or the sibling who will always have their back, these picks will surely put a smile on their adorable little faces.
No matter if you’re shopping for an infant that is approaching their first birthday or is somewhere in the middle of their first year, there are plenty of unique baby gifts to choose from. We found several toys that help develop babies’ early skills, such as their dexterity and fine motor skills, as well as help them with color recognition, shapes, numbers, and more as they get older. You can also give them something sentimental and comforting, like a stuffed animal, or something useful, like a sound machine for bedtime. From activity gyms and teether toys to an adorable stacking rings set and the softest play mat ever, shop our favorite gifts for infants ahead!
Find the best gifts for the all kids in your life with our gift guides, including for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, 5-year-olds, 6-year-olds, 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds, 9-year-olds, tweens, and teens.
— Additional reporting by Alessia Santoro