What Do You Get a Baby for Christmas? 30+ Gift Ideas for Newborns, Babies, & Toddlers - Like Honey

What Do You Get a Baby for Christmas? 30+ Gift Ideas for Newborns, Babies, & Toddlers

Do Newborns Really Need Christmas Presents?

Honestly, if it was just me, I wouldn't buy our newborn a single Christmas gift. Well, maybe just one or two. But when you have a 4 and 5 year old who are in their Santa-believing prime, you kind of have to go through the whole wrapped presents and stocking thing even with the newborn. Santa wouldn't leave out the baby, would he?!

What Do You Get a Newborn for Christmas?

Newborns really only need like 3 things: milk, diapers, and naps. All the prep-work that comes with having a baby pretty much covers everything else. Our little guy will be about 1 month old at Christmas this year, so he's not going to have much of a wishlist. Since we're already fairly equipped to take care of his immediate needs, I'm using this opportunity to give him some items he'll be needing in the near future!

There's no point buying more of what you already have and there's still no need for larger items like tricycles or toddler beds, so don't worry if your baby isn't receiving any "big" gifts this year. Next year will be SO much more fun! Grabbing a few things you know you'll be purchasing within the next few months is a great way to kill two birds with one stone and not add unnecessary spending to your already stretched holiday budget.

More Gift Ideas for Older Babies

Honestly, even if your baby is past the newborn stage, they probably don't need much! Take advantage of the savings you have while they're too young to know the difference and get them some things they'll need later or just scale back on what you probably want to buy--I know I always go over my budget with my kids because I just want them to have everything! Use these early years as a chance to save up and invest in their future, whether that be saving for a bigger yard or just saving for the next size car seat. I promise it will pay off in the end!

Have you ever had a newborn over the holidays? How did you handle the gift-giving? Feel free to comment with any suggestions you have or items you loved!

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