Christmas Gift Guide 2016: Gifts for Babies

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If you've ever had or known baby, you know that they are the most grateful of recipients. They will smile broadly at a square cardboard box, a textured stick, or crinkly wrapping paper. So much joy is to be found in the simple things.

That being said, if you still have the desire to pick up something for the sweet baby in your life, we have a few ideas for you. These are items that will be appreciated by the baby AND the parents.

Note that the gifts in this section are geared especially for babies (birth to age 1). Check out our Preschooler (ages 2-4) and Kid (ages 5-9) guides for ideas for bigger kids.

Bestever Bear Baby Mat by Mary Meyer

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Give the new parents somewhere for baby to lounge this holiday season. This oversized snuggle spot is luxuriously soft and BEARY cute. Best of all, it's machine-washable.

  • Buy Bestever Bear Baby Mat.
  • Like Mary Meyer Toys on Facebook.
  • Follow Mary Meyer Toys on Twitter.

Chewbeads

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These 100% silicone teething necklaces allow new mums to wear jewelry that is safe for babies to chew on. I love the bright colors and versatile designs. I can't tell you how many times I've been stopped by well-meaning friends to "warn" me that the baby has my necklace in his/her mouth. What a surprise it is when they discover that the necklaces are designed with that very purpose in-mind. Absolutely ingenius!

  • Buy Chewbeads.
  • Like Chewbeads on Facebook.
  • Follow Chewbeads on Twitter.

Robeez

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Baby shoes are just for show in the very early months, but I love having a pair of comfy shoes for when baby starts to crawl and then walk. Robeez has long been among my very favorite brands for baby shoes because they are constructed with high-quality, super soft & supple leather. Comfy for baby's growing feet, while also being adorable! Pictured above are the Classic Leather Moccasins in Navy and the Stylish Steve Soft Soles. So stately for your little gentleman.

aden + anais swaddle blankets

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These soft, lightweight, breathable, and extra large swaddle blankets are well-used and well-loved in our house. They're ideal for newborns, but easily stay in use as little ones grow bigger. My older daughters even use them for building forts!

  • Buy swaddle blankets.
  • Like aden + anais in Facebook.
  • Follow aden + anais on Twitter.

Zutano Clothing & Booties

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Zutano is a wonderful pick for soft, modern, and colorful clothes for babies. The pieces are whimsical and playful - in design and in practical use. You'll find very few buttons and nary a trace of scratchy lace. One more thing to love about Zutano? They are a truly baby-friendly company based in Vermont. Following a progressive and carefully customized maternity/paternity policy, new mothers and fathers at Zutano are encouraged to bring their babies to work. That's a company I can get behind!

  • Buy Zutano clothing.
  • Like Zutano on Facebook.
  • Follow Zutano on Twitter.

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What are YOU getting for your baby this Christmas?

BROWSE the complete 2016 Christmas Gift Guide to get ideas for everyone on your list!

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