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.
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!
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.
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?