Baby Gift Guide

Baby Gift Guide

This is my first experience shopping for a baby, so I since I’ve had to do a ton of research to let my family know what to get Leyton…I’m going to try to simplify it for you guys too! I polled tons of my mom friends to see what their kids liked the most or needed and here’s what I learned.

Some of the items are basic necessities, some are super practical and others are for good old fashioned fun and great for learning! We plan to keep our Christmas shopping simple for Leyton this year, since we know his grandparents will spoil him. The only thing left on my Christmas to-do list for Leyton is to find a Santa to snap a picture with and make a little footprint ornament. Being the procrastinator that I am, I did 80% of my Christmas shopping on Saturday… Yes, 6 days before Christmas. Better late than never though, right?

Here’s what is on Leyton’s wish list this year plus a few extras that I’ll refer back to for his 1st birthday in August!

Baby Gift Guide:

Car Seat Toy Bar // Standing Play Station // Munchkin Diaper Pail Refill Bags // Lots of Links Learning Links // Bumbo // Diapers  // Sophie the Giraffe // Moms on Call  //  Stacking Cups // Sippy Cup //  Vtech Sit to Stand Learning Walker //  First 100 Words and any books with different textures/ pop ups and sounds //

Baby Gift Guide


Baby Gift Guide


Baby Gift Guide

Speaking of books, I have completely fallen in love with I See Me‘s personalized books and think they make FABULOUS and unique gifts. The concept behind the books is that they personalize the book to have your baby’s name in them.

The book we chose is Leyton’s Sing-Along Book. It has super cute illustrations in it and has Leyton’s name placed in each song so we can sing to him each night and use his name. They have personalized puzzles, growth charts, baby items and books. How fun is that?!

What are you getting for the baby in your life or what else would you add to this list for others?

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Heather Brown helps busy mamas of young littles who are caught in the hustle to find encouragement in their journey to true health, from the inside out, starting with the heart. Read her journey of learning to live a life well-loved HERE!


  1. Susan M
    December 21, 2015 / 12:35 am

    Love these ideas, Baby! Thank you for researching and posting them 🙂 I love the Leyton Sing Along book – so cute! Hope I find the ones I want to get him for your Nana and us to give him.

  2. December 21, 2015 / 3:01 am

    Aw the itsy bitsy spider book looks adorable. Isn’t it precious how we witness the joy on our children’s faces as they witness their first Christmas?

  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    December 21, 2015 / 5:16 am

    Oh how I miss my boys being that age. I remember spoiling them rotten on each of their first Christmases. Enjoy that little one you have there.

  4. December 21, 2015 / 8:47 am

    When my daughter was little, there was no greater joy than getting diapers as a present. They’re so expensive! great ideas!

  5. December 21, 2015 / 8:52 am

    Baby stuff is such fun! We had the walk-behind toy in the picture, and all 3 of my kids loved it! And books are definitely always a hit– especially ones with big, bright pictures like you showed.

  6. December 21, 2015 / 9:06 am

    This is a great gift guide for babies this Christmas. I was looking for inspiration for a present for my friend’s son x

  7. December 21, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Great ideas! My boys at that age loved the Play Table, which really helped them to stand and the walker was also fun for them and helped them walk quicker I believe too.

  8. December 21, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    That giraffe is just too cute! I’ve done some shopping for the little cousins and this year it’s mostly stuffed animals because they love them! Love this like, too!

  9. December 21, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    My son and daughter LOVE Sophie the Giraffe. It’s kind of perfect because my daughter’s name is Sophie. I love these picks! The books look so cute!

    • Heather
      December 21, 2015 / 11:15 pm

      That is SO cute and fun, Logan! Merry Christmas, Sophie and fam. 😉

  10. December 22, 2015 / 12:13 am

    Happy First Christmas to Leyton. 🙂 That book is ADORABLE! I love personalized gifts and books are such a great gift that children can grow into. My son is five and I could not be happier when we get books as a gift.

  11. December 22, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I love this list! We welcomed our 3rd little one a year ago, and I can’t remember for the life of me what I did with my older two! They are 7 & 5 now, and things seem so different! Great ideas. I always think books are a perfect gift!

  12. December 22, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Both of my kids loved their toy bars. One of the best things to get little babies.

  13. December 23, 2015 / 4:04 pm

    I Love reading about gift guides with so many family and friends having babies. I need new ideas of things to buy for them. Great post

  14. December 23, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    I love books as gifts for any age! Picture books are always a hit. Personalized books make them extra special.

  15. CourtneyLynne
    December 23, 2015 / 9:19 pm

    Omg what awesome baby gift ideas!!!! Babies are the most fun to shop for. Atleast I think so 😉

  16. December 29, 2015 / 12:41 am

    My favorite gift to give for new babies are books because they last a lot longer than other gifts. They’re something that can grow with the child. I’m so glad you included books on your list!

  17. December 29, 2015 / 1:50 am

    This makes me want to have another baby. We always buy books for baby gifts.

    • Heather
      December 29, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      Thanks Jill and Pam for reading MLWL! Yes, books are such a great gift. Leyton got several for Christmas and I’m so glad. 🙂

  18. December 30, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    I love babies. I hope you had a wonderful new year enjoy the baby the y grow fast.

    • Heather
      January 1, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks so very much for reading MLWL and for your comment, Nicole! Happy New Year to you!

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