First Christmas pressie - lots of pressure! We're joking, but who are you trying to impress, really? Babies are pretty entertained by anything novel. So, whatever your budget, you'll find something cool in our First Christmas shop that'll hit the spot. But if you'd like a bit of a steer, here are some absolute faves for that first festive pressie.
FOR OPEN PLAY: A STACKER
A stacker looks simple to us, but to a baby it's a whole fairground of challenges and play possibilities. With the KIDLY Label Silicone Rocking Stacker, there’s no pole to thread onto or 'right' way to play with it: each chunky element simply offers loads to discover, as they’re chewed, waved, rolled, thrown, piled and wobbled. Brilliant for developing so many skills - hand-eye coordination, learning about balance, height, size and order - and we love silicone because it’s so robust, hygienic and safe.
FOR UNDER 6 MONTHS: A Baby Gym
A baby gym is always a treat for a smaller baby and the Little Dutch Wooden Baby Gym comes with everything you need included, from the attractive wood frame to 3 soft toys - ready for the small recipient to try to bat & grab. It makes playpen or tummy time miles more fun, encouraging hand-eye coordination and stimulating their senses.
FOR OVER 6 MONTHS: A CART WITH BLOCKS
This beautifully made development toy, the Sweet Cocoon Cart With ABC Blocks by Janod comes with 20 colourful blocks illustrating letters, numbers and basic shapes, for stacking, sorting and construction, as well as 3 abacus rows to start them off with counting. When it's not toting blocks it can take other toys on joy-rides and its silent natural rubber wheels make sure it won't scuff your walls or mark your floors. Plus it's designed not to tip, to help those wobbly early walkers.
FOR SHELF APPEAL: Trixie Mrs Rabbit Puzzle
We love that both chunky pieces are perfect for baby or toddler hands to manage and are ideal to feature in all kinds of imaginary stories.
FOR THE BIG GIFT: Janod's LLAMA RIDE-ON
Little legs will adore jumping aboard or pushing along this colourful, fiesta-looking ride-on. Great for adventures in the house, there's even a shape sorter built into the body of the vehicle, for extra playing opportunities and to give other motor skills a work out too.
Like this? We've put together other collections to help you nail that perfect Christmas present, whether you’re after a Stocking Filler, Big Gift for the Big Day, an Eco-Friendly gift, something For Creatives or For Adventurers.
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