2019's 10 Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies and Newborns

While babies may not remember gifts, there are many amazing gifts that parents and babies can enjoy together.

Best Christmas Gifts for Babies in 2019

Fisher-Price Bright Beats BeatBo DLX, $64.99

  • This cute little toy features a fun dancing action to help your little one get their hips shaking and head bobbing along to the beat. It features four modes that grow with your child through their baby and toddler years. Parents who review it appreciate that it has two sound levels and say its songs “aren’t annoying.”


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Fisher-Price BeatBo

Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table, $24.39

  • This interactive toy provides a fun introduction to music while encouraging hearing-vision-hand coordination as well as sound recall. Features piano, drum, guitar and French horn sounds, and the piano keys teach numbers and colors.


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Baby Einstein music discovery toy

Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother Crib Toy & Sound Machine, $39.98

  • Send your little one off to sleep with a soothing lullaby while they enjoy watching the unique and calming underwater light effects and motion of the baby undersea characters. The “drift off” feature slowly softens music and dims the lights.


Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

Munchkin Lazy Buoys Bathtub Toys, $6.99

  • These sweet little bath toys come complete with two floating friends, two scoops and strain cups and one spinner ball to keep your little one entertained and engaged in bath time play. They don’t hold any water, so they shouldn’t grow any mold and mildew in between baths.


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Baby playing with bath toys

Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker, $33.99

  • This jungle-themed rocker will be your little one’s favorite place to sit back, relax, and rock out for years to come. It starts as a cozy, stationary infant seat with a removable toy bar, then easily converts to a toddler rocker as your baby grows. Suitable for kids up to 40 pounds. (Not for sleeping.)


Infant-to-toddler rocker

CUKU Tummy Time Water Play Mat, $11.99

  • This stimulating playmat is a good companion during tummy time. The outer bumper in inflatable, while the inner bladder can be filled with your desired level of tap water. During tummy time, the baby can squish the soft surface and watch the fish inside go floating – it adds sensory stimulation and comfort all at once.


Tummy Time Water Mat

Baby Beanie Earflap Hat, $10.98+

  • This cozy cotton and acrylic hat keeps baby’s head warm. It has a fleece lining so it won’t be itchy. The soft ear flaps offer extra comfort while the cushy ties help make sure the hat stays in place. Plus, its super cute double pom-poms bring smiles to parents’ faces. Available in 4 infant & toddler sizes and 17 colors.


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Earflap hat for babies

TouchThinkLearn ABC Baby Board Book, $16.66

  • This toddler-friendly board book turns the ABCs into a multisensory experience. Cutout shapes and tactile sensations help to hold toddlers’ attention while introducing letters and new vocabulary. Parents appreciate that this book is well-made, attractive and interactive.


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ABC Board Book

What makes a good baby gift?

What should I look for in a great baby gift?

Safety is the most important feature of all when it comes to baby gifts and toys. Avoid gifts that have small parts or magnets that can detach. Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for age guidelines. Apart from that, look for toys that are both stimulating and entertaining for the baby, so they have fun and learn at the same time. And of course, try to keep the parents happy too! Sometimes gifts that are noisy or large are too much for some households to take. And if a toy needs batteries, make sure they’re included.

What is an inexpensive baby gift?

The most inexpensive gift on this list is the Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys for under $4. Some other inexpensive ideas are grippy toddler socks (babies are always losing them) and baby bath and healthcare products that parents are likely always running out of.

What is the highest rated baby gift on this list?

The highest rated gift is the CUKU Tummy Time Water Play Mat with 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.