Christmas with a new baby is such a magical time. Creating new family traditions really brings the season to life and gives it new meaning. So, what are our top tips for creating a magical first Christmas with a new baby?
Top tips to create a magical first Christmas with a new baby:
Firstly, don’t expect too much from baby! If they are tiny, they will (hopefully) sleep through some of the day to give you some well-earned rest. They will probably enjoy looking at the Christmas tree lights and maybe playing with wrapping paper but they won’t get all that excited about the idea of Christmas just yet. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have lots of fun planning some new family traditions 😊
First stop is a Christmas stocking. Nothing is more exciting than hanging a stocking on Christmas Eve ready for Santa’s visit and at Babyblooms we have some personalised luxury velvet stockings that will look fabulous year after year. Of course, Santa works hard delivering gifts to all the children of the world and he deserves a little treat when he visits your house. Our personalised Christmas Eve plate even has space for a carrot for the reindeer and is sure to become a special part of Christmas Eve night. A personalised Christmas Eve box is a lovely way to start the magic of Christmas Eve and a personalised Christmas Eve story is a lovely way to wind down on Christmas Eve night.
So, once you have got Christmas Eve sorted you can think about the tree. It is such a lovely idea to put a keepsake “Baby’s First Christmas” bauble on the tree and Babyblooms have some beautifully illustrated, personalised baubles that will become a treasured keepsake for years to come. Baby will also need an outfit for Christmas Day and we have some cute Christmas bib and t-shirt combos that can also be personalised.
Finally, Christmas can be a good time to stock up on some essentials. A new baby isn’t going to mind what you buy them so why not take the opportunity to stock up on some essentials? A super soft blanket or cosy bathrobe and hooded towel will be used all year round and makes a practical and thoughtful gift for baby’s first Christmas.
Our very own Babyblooms Grandma, Marilyn Dew shares some unique and special gift ideas for Baby's First Christmas.
Having been a buyer and receiver of many baby gifts in the last 50 years, I think the most special gift is for Baby's first Christmas. Let's be honest, babies under the age of one don't have a Christmas wish list and can easily be overwhelmed or unimpressed, so choosing a suitable present is often more about appealing to the parents than the child. I have loved sourcing unique and special gifts for this year's Babyblooms Christmas Shop and these are my top five favourites:
Personalised First Christmas Baubles
This is a treasured piece which is proudly displayed on the tree year on year. Many customers choose to make this their signature gift and to gift one each year, building a collection that the child (and likely the parents) will treasure into adulthood as a record of Christmases past. Our baubles are made from fine bone china and illustrated with our beautiful Babyblooms Christmas tree.
I still have china that my daughter Lisa was bought for her First Christmas and we used it every year in the month of December. It was one of our family traditions and I still have it to remind me of those special times.
Personalised Teddy Bear
Cuddly traditional bears have always been a firm favourite but giving ours personalised and embroidered knitwear means we have an extra special gift for Baby's First Christmas.
Baby's First Christmas Shoes
I have kept my daughter's first shoes and this is why we wanted to do a special range for Baby's First Christmas. Decorated with our very own teddy bear, Bernard they are available in tan and red making them suitable for boys and girls and after Christmas too.
Baby's Personalised Christmas T-Shirt
There are certain items of clothing that are kept forever as signature pieces and our fabulous new T-Shirt is one of these. Decorated with the Babyblooms Christmas tree and embroidered with a name of your choice, these make special gifts for Christmas.
I hope you like our new seasonal range and we will also beautifully wrap them free of charge for you. Our packaging of gifts now comes in one of these new illustrated boxes depicting our BabyBlooms home, local high street and town of Chipping Sodbury. They not only look beautiful but can be played with or kept forever.
We always like to hear your feedback and any unique gift ideas so we can share them with our community. It won't be long before we have to start sourcing Christmas gifts for 2015!
Marilyn Dew (buyer for Babyblooms and mum to founder, Lisa Roberts)
If, like us, you still have lots of presents to buy and wrap, or don't normally think about Christmas until Halloween and Guy Fawkes' Night are over, then why not get a few treats and treasures today to tick off your #ChristmasList.
We've put together a lovely collection of goodies for everyone this year; including Christmas presents for babies of course, as well as Mums, Dads, grandparents, friends and wider family. We've also found some brilliant Christmas Stockings this year that are so cute.
Pop into our Christmas Presents pages and take a look around, and find something lovely to make your loved ones smile on Christmas morning.
Cute and cuddly soft toys for babies and younger children, fairy costumes and creative games for older boys and girls, and fun and indulgent gifts for mums and dads too... and we've not forgotten to get in some lovely things for Grans and Granddads and friends and the wider family too...
Here's our full list!
Christmas Presents for Babies - Christmas Presents for Boys - Christmas Presents for Girls - Christmas Presents for Mums - Christmas Presents for Dads - Christmas Presents for Grandparents - Christmas Presents for Men - Christmas Presents for Women
Whoever you're buying for this year, have a look at our Christmas Gifts Collection, we're sure you'll find something lovely to give this Christmas.
Magical Christmas Presents from Babyblooms.