15 best Christmas gift ideas for 0 to 6 month olds

Choosing the perfect gift for those you love most can be tricky at the best of times. But when one of those people is still learning to move their body and developing their personality? Yeah, that’s damn hard. Like, you can’t just buy them an Amazon voucher and be done with it! But fret not mama: here’s our guide to 15 of the best gifts for 0 to 6 month olds.

The Christmas-themed gift

Bonds Christmas Tree Magic Wondersuit

If there’s ever a time to embrace a novelty outfit or print, it’s Christmas (aside from Halloween, of course). The legends at Bonds have released their Christmas Tree Magic Wondersuit, a festive take on their Zip Wondersuit that’s covered in stars and little peeping Christmas trees. It’s perfect for dressing even the youngest of babes to impress on the 25th. 

Buy it here. (Bonds Australia ships directly to the USA.)

Source: Bonds 

The book gift

Hello, Animals! book

While babies are amazing little things, they’re not born with the best vision – their sight and ability to make sense of what they see develop over time. Giving a baby lots of exciting things to look at can help them strengthen their sight, but with all they can see at first being blurry shapes, you’re going to want to be picky about what you park them in front of. The go-to? Contrasting patterns and black and white pictures, making Smriti Prasadam and Emily Bolam’s black-and-white-patterned board book Hello, Animals! a must-buy. 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Amazon

The interactive toy gift

Hitituto Baby Water Mat

If you’re new to the mom game, water play mats (sometimes known as pat mats) are mats that you fill with water and pop down (usually on the floor) for your little one to poke, prod, and engage with. They often have shapes or toys that float inside for optimum amazement and come in bright colors to captivate little minds (they’re convenient for entertaining babies during tummy time). 

Hitituto’s Baby Water Mat features a vibrant seascape, cute floating toys, is easy to fill, empty, roll up, and transport (if your babe is playing on the go). Love!

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Amazon

The wooden toy gift

Manhattan Toy Skwish Natural Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy 

Manhattan Toy’s Skwish Natural Rattle and Teether Grasping Activity Toy is a verified classic (like, it’s been around for 30 years). Why? Well, there are so many reasons to love it: it’s multi-use (it’s a rattle and a teether toy), it’s perfect for little hands to grab, it helps develop gross motor skills, it makes a cute little tinkling noise, and it’s made from sustainable rubberwood (which is doesn’t splinter or chip). 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Amazon

The musical toy gift

Global Gumnuts & Nursery natural wooden maracas set 

Music: not only is it a whole lot of fun, but it’s a beautiful way of interacting with your babe (they’ve been hearing sounds since they were in the womb, after all!). And while your little one isn’t likely to be mastering the drums just yet, little maracas that make soothing, rhythmic noises when jiggled are fun and perfect for playtime (even though you’ll likely be the one doing the shaking until your baby finesses their fine motor skills to be able to grab the maracas themselves). We love this set from Global Gumnuts & Nursery. 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Etsy

The clothing gift

Purebaby Long Sleeve Sunsuit

Clothes make for a fabulous baby gift (like, growing babies will always need clothes). But, if gifting clothes for Christmas, why not make it a special event? We love the idea of buying your little one their first swimwear, ready for summer to come. 

Purebaby makes the most gorgeous yet sun-protective swimsuits – they’re long sleeve, UPF 50+, chlorine resistant, and come in adorable patterns.  

Buy it here. (Purebaby ships directly to the US.)

Source: Purebaby

The developmental play gift

Done By Deer Croc Activity Cushion

You probably know how important tummy time is during your little one’s first few months of life—but making it engaging for your babe? Now that can be hard! This is where Done By Deer’s Croc Activity Cushion comes into play (pun intended). It features a teething ring, mirror, tags, and play rings attached to a little crocodile-shaped pillow that you lay your babe over for maximum tummy time fun. 

Buy it here. (Shipping is global.)

Source: Smallable

The educational play gift

Konges Slojd Baby Mirror

Fun fact: showing your baby their adorable little face in the mirror can help them learn to recognize themselves and make facial expressions, amongst other things (who knew?!). Plus, it’s just a downright entertaining play activity for you and your baby! This is why Konges Slojd’s cute baby mirror makes for a beautiful gift – it’s small enough to be held by you, sits upright on flat surfaces (for mirror play during tummy time), and is chic enough to become nursery decor down the line.   

Buy it here. (Shipping is global.)

Source: Smallable

The ‘it’s really for the parents’ gift 

Blossom and Pear stroller liner

Your baby will likely be spending a lot of time in their stroller. So why not pimp their ride?! We love this stunning stroller liner from Blossom and Pear. It’s universal, meaning it’s designed to fit most stroller types and is reversible and washable (because accidents happen, hey). It’s also available in various patterns – daisies/pink stripes, autumn leaves/caramel stripes, and white leaves/grey stripes. So not only will your babe be comfy, but we can bet you’ll look chic as f*ck pushing your pimped-out stroller, mama. 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Etsy

The outdoorsy gift 

Kollab Mini Mat

We’ll admit this is possibly more a gift for mom and dad right now, but as your baby grows, Kollab’s Mini Mat will be a go-to for al fresco adventures (even if it’s outdoors tummy time in those early days). Its compact size means it’s transportable but still great for playing at the park, beach, or wherever your family adventures take you. And it comes in the most striking designs (pro tip: this mat makes a great backdrop for baby pics!). 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: Kollab

The stocking stuffer gift

BIBS Loops

Ok, amongst all the 1,000 other things you never knew you needed until you became a parent: toy links. Seriously. You can clip them together to turn them into a toy, use them to fasten a toy to a pram or car seat, or use them to secure a swaddle to your pram. They’re so versatile! We love BIBS’ offering: a convenient 12-pack that comes in beautiful muted tones. It’s quite possibly the perfect stocking stuffer for babies. 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: The Memo

The bath time gift

Tikiri My First Ocean Buddies

Toys can be a great addition to bath time – not only are they downright fun for babies, but they can help keep busy little hands and minds occupied while you get cleaning. And the bathtime toy we love? Tikiri’s My First Ocean Buddies range. It offers a variety of sea creature shapes (including a crab, an octopus, a whale, a seahorse, and more) that are made from sustainable rubber (meaning they can double as a teether toy too) with a little rattle inside (for fun!), and are all fully-sealed for hygiene. Cute! 

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.) 

Source: Metro Baby

The practical (but fun) gift

Ramona the Radish Teether

If you’re a practical gifter, this one’s for you. Oli & Carol’s Ramona the Radish Teether is useful for helping relieve tender gums once your baby’s chompers start coming in, all in the shape of a hilarious little radish (because why not have a little fun). It’s made from sustainable rubber, hand-painted using natural pigments, and can even be used in the bath. (Yep, it’s even more practical than you thought.)

Buy it here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: The Memo

The ‘doing good’ gift

World Wildlife Fund koala adoption 

If you like to do a little good with your gifting, adopting a koala in your baby’s name through an organization like the World Wildlife Fund is a unique and meaningful present. Your donation can help protect against diseases that affect koala populations, restore their forest homes, and upgrade wildlife hospitals to ensure these fuzzy cuties receive the care they need. What could be sweeter than helping your little koala look after a real-life koala?

Adopt your koala here. (Or here, if you’re in the US.)

Source: World Wildlife Fund

The novelty gift

Taco booties

Cute? Yes. Practical? Yes. Ridiculous AF? Yes. These little booties tick so many boxes!

Not only are they funny little things, but they’re handcrafted in small batches in Kyrgyzstan (how’s that for unique) and are made from natural wool (love). The ultimate shoes for the festive season, we say. 

Buy it here. (Shipping is global.)

Source: Uncommon Goods

There you have it, mama – you’re ready to crush Christmas. For more gift inspiration, read our guide to the best gifts for daycare educators

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