Christmas Gift Guide: For Babies & Toddlers

What better way to introduce the very youngest children to the magic and wonder of Christmas, than with some well chosen, beautiful gifts?  Here's our pick of the best toddler and baby gifts around.

Beautifully presented in a lovely BabyBlooms gift box, this handmade velvet Christmas stocking is a luxurious addition to your Christmas d├ęcor and something for any child to treasure for years to come.  Embroidered with any name up to ten letters long, the 35cm stocking is accompanied by a lovely little snuggly Bertie Bear in matching knitted jumper.  This new cuddly chum also bears the child's name and is sure to become a beloved constant companion.  Bertie Bear's Personalised Christmas Stocking is also available in blue and red.

Pop some of these Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils in their stocking for endless fun and some wonderful drawings to pin on your fridge!  A colouring pencil, watercolour and wax crayon all in one, the pencils colour on paper, cardboard, glass, metal and other smooth surfaces and have an extra wide lead for more coverage.  They're practically break-proof too, and available in a wide range of colours, from leading retailers including Amazon.

A beautiful addition to the Christmas tree for years to come, this beautiful snowman bauble with its gold hoop and red ribbon can be personalised with any name up to eleven letters long.  Made from bone china, it appears fragile but is designed to be robust, even if little hands manage to get hold!  Available in this and other designs from

Hampshire-based Childs Farm uses natural ingredients and essential oils to produce a range of mild, kind and delicious smelling toiletries to care gently for baby and toddler skin.  Containing no parabens, SLS, mineral oils or artificial colours, the range is rigorously tested to ensure it is suitable even for those with sensitive or eczema-prone skin.  Products are available direct from the website or from Boots, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Ocado.  We love the Baby Essentials Kit in great sizes for your changing bag or travelling, the cute horsey brush and the oh-so-gentle wipes.

The BimBamBoo set, by the team behind bamboo coffee cup Ecoffee Cup, includes a divider plate, bowl and handled-cup made from naturally organic bamboo fibre and non-GMO corn starch, with no BPA or phthalates. These naturally produced and eco-friendly products are also naturally sterile, making them the ideal surface for kids' food, plus they are fully dishwasher safe.  Available in a variety of designs, including this gorgeous owl set, other designs such as cars and animals are available.

The perfect place to keep all those special birth congratulations cards, this lovely Brand New Bundle of Happiness tin is a great gift for a new mum.  Big enough to store lots of cards and special mementoes of birth, it will look great on the shelf too.

Doddl children's cutlery is a lovely gift for those making their first steps into independence.  With easy-hold handles which are simple to use and foster early skills to help transform family mealtimes.  Doddl cutlery is suitable from 12 months up and helps encourage development of a pincer grip, with short ergonomically designed handles that make controlling cutlery easier.  Available from Kiddicare and Amazon, Doddl cutlery is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

For younger eaters, this cute Bibetta Ultrabib in a lovely Christmas design is perfect for Christmas dinner.  The Bibetta special edition Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer bib is made from flexible, waterproof neoprene and has a soft pelican-style pocket that folds out to catch food, ideal for baby led weaning as children can easily retrieve dropped finger food.

The Sing Along with Mr Tumble Soft Toy is the ideal gift for any Something Special fan.  Press his hand and he sings and moves to the iconic 'Hello' theme song.  With a cute light up nose and clothing made from soft, brightly coloured fabrics, he is the perfect playmate for small people from 18 months up.  Perfect for role play, encouraging speech, and developing play, the Sing Along with Mr Tumble Soft Toy is available from leading toy retailers including Argos.

The Something Special: Laugh With Mr Tumble DVD is also available, featuring nine episodes of Mr Tumble and his friends having lots of fun and laughter.  Featuring Aunt Polly, Chef Tumble, Baker Tumble and, of course, Justin, there is mischief and mayhem involving a swimming gala, dogs, baking and more.  Great fun!

Everyone loves to dress up for Christmas, and why should baby be left out?  While they may not quite manage a Christmas jumper, this adorable Christmas pudding hat and booties set by Ana Gibb will make them truly scrumptious!  Made from merino wool, it will keep baby cosy as well as cute.  Available in 3-6 months and 6-12 months sizes.

We love Plan Toys, perfect for open-ended play, beautifully tactile, environmentally sustainable, and chemical-free.  This cute Bunny Racing Car is the ideal gift for babies and toddlers.  Sweet little bunny in her pink racing car is smooth to the touch and the perfect proportions for little hands to grasp and push.

This adorable Lullaby Igglepiggle is the perfect night time friend. Ready to play soothing lullabies from the TV show and with a sweet light-up star which glows in soothing colours, making him perfect for winding down at bedtime. This soft cuddly toy holds his red blankie and plays four different Night Garden lullabies, perfect for easing little ones towards sleep. Available from Amazon, Argos, Very, Littlewoods and Debenhams.

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  1. The BimBamBoo set and the Childs Farm brush are both lovely, might have to get that set for my youngest, really nice traditional looking gifts. Starting to feel really festive!

  2. Fabulous, love the owl dinner set and the personalised bauble - a treasure to keep.

  3. Some great ideas..thanks for this its really helpful x

  4. These are gorgeous, I love the bib and the stocking!

  5. Some really great ideas, needed some for my little niece think I’m sorted now


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