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Baby’s First Christmas Decorations

For many of you this will be baby’s first Christmas. It’s a magical time. Whether they are a few weeks or a few months old marking this milestone is one you can really go to town with.

From our previous Christmas presents post we know many of you are torn between showering your little one with gifts or keeping it minimal as they will be too young to understand. Whatever camp you fall in to we think you can’t go far wrong with a sweet little ornament to adorn the branches. Something that can become part of the family tradition of decorating the tree. All whilst eating mince pies and singing along to Jingle Bell Rock. Obviously!

There are so many beautiful handcrafted decorations around so I’ve hunted out some little bits of loveliness to give you a bit of inspiration.

The Bauble

One of my absolute favourites is by Studio Seed. Believe me when I tell you these baubles are divine and they are very much in demand. They contain a papercut name and a pretty sprinkling of sequins which will twinkle and glitter in the fairy lights. They are then finished with a baby’s first Christmas charm.

We are big fan’s of Cheryl Rawlings and a few of the team may possibly have already made a purchase. Her signature typography will look fabulous on the tree.

These ceramic baubles from Not On The High Street are a classic style that will last for years to come. Stamped with your baby’s name and date of birth or weight they are a truly beautiful piece.

If your Christmas decorations edge towards a more traditional woodland theme then you can’t go far wrong with these glass baubles filled with miniature pine cones and a personalised wooden charm.

Keep it simple with an Alphabet bauble from Next. You could get one for each family member or try spelling out your little’s name.

If you favour the bright and bold then this engraved bauble is divine.


A cross over between bauble and ornament, this flat ceramic bauble from Gilbert and Stone is hand stamped with your chosen name.

I adore these polar bears. Each one personalised with a name or you can even create a whole family. They come in acrylic or wood to suit different schemes.

Gorgeous white ceramic ornaments look lovely hanging on the tree with twinkly fairy lights. This one from Susabells is beautifully made.

On the high street Marks and Spencer always have a great range of decorations and this reindeer is a lovely classic design or Mamas and Papas have this silver star which can be engraved with baby’s name.


I love traditional wooden decorations for their classic timeless appeal. This wooden tag from Betsy Benn is one of my favourites. Engraved with a letter from Santa it allows you to share stories of their very first letter from Santa as they grow up.

My own tree has a bit of a gingerbread theme so this little man from Wooden Toy Gallery would be right at home.

This star decoration from Sophie Victoria Joy can be personalised with your very own message, baby’s name, birthday, weight and a christmas wish for baby’s first Christmas.

Another star option (spot a theme!) star from Clara and Macy is made from bamboo with handstamped lettering. It would look lovely in a nursery too after Santa has been!

These little decorations can be personalised with baby’s name but also etched with their hand or footprint for a lovely keepsake.


There are so many toy inspired decorations out there that are perfect for little ones. Although not all personalised they are still a sweet memento of that first Christmas.

What’s not to love about this knitted penguin from The White Company?

Perfect for little boys (or girls!) is this super fun dinosaur. It can be personalised with up to 30 characters so could include a name or first Christmas message. You can even add a dinosaur name by putting ‘asaurus’ or ‘osaurus’ after your child’s name. They will love it when they are a bit older!

This little whale from The Nesting Spot is an unusual find for a Christmas tree but I love it! You can also choose from a bear, rabbit or elephant, each equally as lovely.

I couldn’t not include this little mouse from John Lewis. He is just too sweet for words.

Stockings and Sacks

Your little one’s will surely be needing somewhere for Santa to leave those lovely toys so a stocking or sack is a must.

John Lewis have this stocking in a pink or blue option complete with little gingham heart or this is also a great option from The White Company.

Having filled stockings (on Santa’s behalf obviously!) I can tell you they are quite an awkward shape so this printed bag from Claire Close is a great alternative.

I love this soft linen option from Lili A Pwt at Not On The High Street. Simplicity at its best.

For larger toys a sack is required, believe me! This hessian design is such a classic.

So that’s my favourites. Have you spotted any lovely decorations for baby’s first Christmas?


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Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! My bub is due just before Christmas so may not get an order in time for this year but can’t wait to purchase for next year!


So many lovely options, I absolutely adore the baubles by studio seed and have already purchased one for Eliza’s first christmas! It’s beautiful and the service was great, highly highly recommend them. I love Christmas time, I think the Christmas Eve Boxes are a lovely idea. I’ve started buying the bits and bobs and some very cute JoJo christmas pj’s and a reindeer bib. I still need to find a box to put it all in, off to Etsy I go…


I so want to do the Christmas Eve box. Thinking I may leave it slightly earlier in the month from the elves so that the girls have a bit longer to wear the PJs and read the Christmas book. I’m actually rather excited for Xmas now as suddenly feel like it is nearly here x


i am so excited for Cassie’s first Christmas -i have already ordered the studio seed bauble for her and a personalised sack – she will have no idea, but i am looking forward to these items being treasures for the future. Happy Christmas planning everyone!!


Clear glass baubles look so good even on their own. I’ve made one for Anna’s first Christmas last year by filling it with a photo, hospital bracelet and of course some feathers and confetti. It was a bit of a faff but I just unpacked it last week and still love it, imperfections included. The studio seed ones are stunning though.


Fantastic post and love the Studio Seed baubles!! Really want one for Isla. They are so pretty.


Another Studio Seed fan here, can’t wait to hang ours on the tree.

I also bought the 2015 stocking from The White Company but I got the bundle that included the 2015 sleepsuit too ?


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