Holiday Gift Guide for 0-12 Months


There is nothing like selecting the perfect gift for a loved one and watching them glow with excitement.  I am looking forward to the years of joy I will have buying gifts for my son, however, my goal is to keep the toy giving to a minimum.  Therefore, this holiday gift guide for babies 0-12 months is filled with 95% of items I own, have used or have purchased for others.  I find quality and usefulness important over the newest and hottest fads in toys, as well as gender neutral options!  I hope you enjoy my selections and will please leave a comment if you found this helpful.  Happy Holidays!

holidy gift guide for babies 0-12 months - simple gift ideas for babies

Natural Babe

Wooden Camera:  Light up your little one’s creative soul with this adorable wooden camera by Little Sapling Toys

Bonnet + Bloomers:  Not an official set, however, they’d be better together – from the amazing line, Rylee and Cru

Socks:  These would be so sweet on little feet!  By Eva + Elvin and available at one of my favorite online shops, Bitte

All Natural Teether:  I am always singing the praises of the rubber pacifier my son uses, well this CaaOcho teether is in heavy rotation at our house too!

Wooden Blocks:  One of the first items on my baby registry and amazing handcrafted quality.  A must have!

holidy gift guide for babies 0-12 months - simple gift ideas for babies

Baby Blues

Play Mat:  From tummy time to play dates this mat is the most cushioned out there. Worth every penny as it is high quality and made from natural materials

Sweatshirt:  I could have put every shirt on this gift guide by Ahoy Amigo.  Their water themed handmade and hand screen printed goodness is definitely gift worthy

Bandana:  These are a must for any teething or messy baby. Simple snaps and great colors and prints! I own every color 🙂

Fabric Humpback Whale:  Under the Nile’s organic cotton toys are so soft for babies and will carry a message to older kids as this is just one of their Endangered Species series

Booties:  These booties changed my life.  More on that here.  Zutano booties are a must, as they stay on little, squirmy feet!

holidy gift guide for babies 0-12 months - simple gift ideas for babies

Minimal Mama

Growth Chart: This growth chart by Wee Gallery is simple and chic enough for even the most minimalist parent to enjoy

Ringo the Octopus:  This toy had me at black and white with skinny strings that babies enjoy exploring and completely sold me at the Beatles reference

Hello, Animals Book:  Simple and sweet board book with black and white illustrations and sparkly pops of color.  The also endearing Hello, Bugs makes is a sweet set

BumGenius Cloth Diaper:  I can’t stress enough having a week’s worth of cloth diapers on hand should diaper rash hit or to simply give that little bum a break from time to time

Arrow Swaddle:  What baby gift guide would be complete without a swaddle?  Modern Burlap has a black and white print for everyone.  I use this one to death

holidy gift guide for babies 0-12 months - simple gift ideas for babies

Colorful Kiddos

Benedict the Bunny:  With each purchase of a doll, Cuddle + Kind provides 10 meals for children in need.  A gift that helps others, nothing better than that

Melissa + Doug Bead Maze: The perfect sized bead maze for little hands!  The suction cups make it easy to keep babes occupied in the high chair while you clean up the mess!

Baby Banana Teether: This cutie was part of my favorite teether round up and it’s just too sweet not to add as a stocking stuffer

O Ball Car: The perfect first car toy for babies as it’s light, is easy to grip and the beads inside the tires seem to fascinate little ones

Noisy Farm Book:  I sang the praises of this book here and I am happy to report the interest is still huge at 8 months!

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