Perfect Keepsake Gifts for Baby’s First Christmas
Southerners are known to hoard and hand down their heirlooms. Anything from cast iron skillets to vintage china, we cherish those items that our parents and grandparents gave to us, whether they were brand new or well loved. Shopping for a baby’s first Christmas gift is an ideal time to give him or her something that will, someday, become a valued keepsake. When deciding on what to buy for a baby’s first Christmas gift, keep in mind that monogrammed baby items always become keepsakes, as do classic children’s books and well-made stuffed animal toys.
Personalized Silver Baby Cup
Buy It: $65; etsy.com
Every Southern baby needs an assortment of monogrammed items, and this pretty silver-plated cup is the perfect start to her collection.
Animal Friends Growth Chart
Buy It: $39; landofnod.com
Keep track of your child’s growth through the years with the help of his favorite friends from the zoo. When he starts acting “too big for his britches,” simply pull this chart out to remind him of how little he once was.
Monogram Knit Striped-Trim Baby Blanket
Buy It: $155; neimanmarcus.com
A monogrammed item, such as this heirloom-quality baby blanket, is always a cherished keepsake.
Wedgwood Peter Rabbit 1st Tooth/Curl Box
Buy It: $80; amazon.com
Beloved Peter Rabbit will keep watch over important items such as the first tooth or a lock of baby’s hair; just don’t hide any carrots in the box.
My First Teddy Plush
Buy It: $16; macys.com
This soft and huggable companion, ready to be friends for life, is designed with safety in mind. Embroidered eyes and nose means there no small parts for your baby to swallow.
Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales
Buy It: $30; barnesandnoble.com
The antics and tales of Peter Rabbit and his friends are timeless. The stories in this heirloom-quality book will give your little one hours and hours of enjoyment for years to come.
Reed & Barton Francis First Sterling Silver 2-Piece Baby Flatware Set
Buy It: $162; amazon.com
You know your little darling is a princess, so go ahead and let her eat like one. This beautiful flatware set, sure to become a keepsake, is designed in one of the most collected sterling patterns.
Baby’s First Year Engraved Photo Frame
Buy It: $50; etsy.com
Little one grows so fast. This photo frame allows you to capture the fleeting moments of her first year all in one place.
Winnie the Pooh Plush
Buy: $20; disneystore.com
The lovable Pooh Bear has been delighting children, both young and old, for years. Introduce your special little one to this timeless character with this cuddly plush toy.