It’s a fact: The holiday season is even more magical with children. From watching their eyes fill with wonder as they take in twinkling lights to the thrill of selecting the perfect gifts for your greatest gift, this truly is a special time of year. Even if your little one won’t remember the specifics of their first holiday season, you surely will.

If this is the first holiday season for your baby (or another baby in your life!), there are two good guidelines to keep in mind while shopping for a gift. First, look for age-appropriate items—which will be different for a 2-month-old baby versus an 11-month-old baby. Second, gifts with sentimental value and meaning are always good bets. 

Whether you prefer to shop online or in stores, Target has a huge selection of gifts from exclusive brands and at a range of price points.

Baby’s first Christmas gifts: 10 favorites

While there truly is no going wrong when you select gifts with love, here are 10 of our favorite gifts for baby’s first holiday season…

Winnie the Pooh Lovey Blanket

Disney Baby


1. Winnie the Pooh Lovey Security Blanket

What’s more huggable and lovable than Winnie the Pooh? This cuddly security blanket is the perfect size for little hands—and is also great for taking on the go, so you can keep your baby’s lovey with you for whenever they need a little extra comfort.

Fat Brain Toys Dimpl Toy

Fat Brain Toys


2. Dimpl Baby and Toddler Learning Toy

Learning about cause and effect, boosting cognitive development and engaging fine motor skills can look like fun and games with this attention-keeping toy. Made with 100% food grade silicone and sturdy plastic, there’s no wrong way for your baby to play with the bubbles. (And the size is perfect for taking it along!)

Mickey Mouse Plush Toy



3. Mickey Mouse Plush

With embroidered details and super soft plush sculpting, this instantly recognizable Mickey Mouse is sure to become one of your baby’s best buds. There are no hard pieces, so Mickey is suitable for the youngest of Disney fans—and you can also get his sweetheart Minnie.

Infantino Balls, Blocks and Buddies



4. Go gaga! Balls, Blocks & Buddies

This set of baby toys is a classic combination for good reason: There are endless possibilities and ways to play with the squeezable balls, blocks and animal pals. The bright colors and interesting textures will engage your newborn’s senses. Then, as they grow, they can learn to arrange the toys by color and use their fine motor skills to stack the blocks.

Sophie la Girafe Teether

Sophie la Girafe


5. Sophie la Girafe Teether

Putting things in their mouths is a universal favorite activity for teething babies—and the flexible, chewable, adorable “Sophie” teether, your baby can soothe their sore gums all they want. The lightweight natural rubber construction holds up to even the most aggressive of baby bites while Sophie’s legs and neck are easy for baby’s to grip.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical Toy

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Light-Up Musical Toy

When you give this light-up Rudolph for your baby’s first Christmas, it can be enjoyed for years to come. And each time you take it out for your holiday decor, you’ll think back to this special year! With a red nose that lights up and classic songs from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie, this plush toy will capture your baby’s attention and imagination.

Munchkin Baby First Bath Toy Gift Set



7. Baby First Bath Toy Gift Set

If your baby is getting to the age where baths aren’t just about getting clean, but also about having some fun, this set will really make a splash! The set includes a Scuba Swimming Bath Toy, Little Boat Train and White Hot Bath Safety Ducky—with that last one also working to alert you if the water temperature is too hot for your baby.

Polar Bear Crinkle Blankie

Make Believe Ideas


8. Snuggable Polar Bear Crinkle Blankie

There is just something about a crinkly texture and sound that babies love—which makes this precious polar bear blanket an instant favorite. The varied textures and patterns will engage your baby’s senses while the size is perfect for stuffing a stocking.

Hedgehog Calming Vibes Soother



9. Calming Vibes Hedgehog Soother

With four music and vibration settings, this cuddly hedgehog is designed to soothe. Approved for newborns on up, the soft textures, sweet melodies and calming vibrations can help comfort your little one when you need some extra back-up, like when they’re in the stroller or winding down for a nap.

Minnie Mouse Hooded Towel

Lambs & Ivy


10. Minnie Mouse Hooded Towel

This Minnie Mouse hooded towel puts the “fun” in functional when it comes to drying off after a bath! With a rich, absorbent cotton blend, this Minnie towel will help your baby stay warm after the bath—and look cute while doing it.

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