There’s something so special about a baby’s first Christmas, and although they aren’t really aware of the day it’s a milestone for all parents.
Dexter, like Henry was, will be six months old around Christmas so the majority of our Christmas will be spent having the fun of starting to wean. As he’s so little, he really doesn’t NEED much, and has a lot of Henry’s old toys too.
So this year we’re focusing our baby’s first Christmas gift collection around keepsakes, stuff that will last for years.
Not strictly for Christmas Day as a gift but a tradition we love. This beautiful wooden Christmas Eve Box is personalised and will stand the test of time and many Christmas Eves to come. It’s the perfect size to filled with PJs, a book, DVD and some sweet treats. And I’m so excited to keep this little annual celebration alive. You can see what we put in Henry’s box last year in this post!
As Henry has one, we had to get a personalised Christmas sack for Dexter too, and I love this one, the perfect size for all of Santa’s gifts in the future. They come in a range of styles and can be in cotton or Hessian. We chose Hessian as I just love that slight rustic feel.
No Christmas is complete without a stocking, although I never actually had one growing up. But Dann did, and we both felt it was a tradition we wanted to uphold for our little ones. I adore this Dino one I found in Homesense, and more so that I know there won’t be many of them about.
I love these since seeing them all over Instagram, so had to treat ourselves to one, ahead of Dexter starting to wean in December. These plates are both gorgeous to look at, easy to clean and great for kids highchairs as they come with a coloured suction attachment too. We use these for Henry too. The fox is fab for lunches and snacky bits, and the bunny for dinners and hot meals.
We’ll also be adding a new bauble to the tree in Dexter’s honour, which will likely be from John Lewis as I’m obsessed with their decorations!
What are you getting for your baby’s first Christmas gift?
*PR sample provided in exchange for inclusion within this post. All opinions are my own.
As a mother who loves to travel, I’d love to take Henry on a trip to Disneyland Paris someday. The trip won’t be cheap, but I’ve learned that I can buy or rent a Disney Vacation Club timeshare on the DVC Resale Market at a steeply discounted price.