Parenting / 12 November, 2022 / Ellie Thompson

38 Ideas To Make Baby’s First Christmas Extra Special

Celebrating baby’s first Christmas is one of the most exciting milestones in those early days of parenthood, and there’s certainly a lot to think about to ensure those festive moments are made extra special. From choosing age-appropriate presents to investing in keepsakes that will last through the years, to deciding on festive fashion and occasionwear for those photo opportunities on the big day, John Lewis has everything you need to make your baby’s first Christmas one to remember.

Babyblooms Personalised Berkeley Bear Soft Toy with Stocking Gift Box

Hanging up a stocking on Christmas Eve is one of the most magical traditions, so why not start as you mean to go on? Treat your special little one to a gift that they will be able to treasure for years to come with this gorgeous personalised stocking and gift set from Babyblooms.

Beautifully embroidered with your child’s name – this set offers a stocking ready for Father Christmas to fill with presents and a delightful companion, Berkeley Bear, to accompany them over this Christmas and many more to come.

Baby & pre-school toy range

Babies can be pretty tricky to buy for, and it’s not unusual for them to have more fun with the cardboard box and wrapping paper than what’s inside! To help make your Christmas shopping easier, and without breaking the bank, John Lewis has everything you need when it comes to exciting toys for your littlest merrymaker this Christmas, so you can shop with ease.

Choose from a whole host of activity toys, playmats, ride-ons, mobiles and soft toys from the John Lewis Baby & Pre-school Toy range. Here are some of our favourites for wrapping up under the tree:


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Storybooks and audio for babies

It’s never too early to be reading to your baby, and a book is a fabulous gift that can be treasured and enjoyed over and over again. Reading helps your baby develop in so many ways, helping with sounds and words, stimulating imagination and instilling a love of books from baby age.

From interactive baby books to beautiful storybooks and audio content, John Lewis has it all.

tonies® Toniebox Starter Set

The no-screens WI-FI enabled Toniebox transitions from favourite storytime companion into perfect naptime friend, so your little listener can enjoy it from wake-up to wind-down. With a range of soothing Sleepy-Time Tonies including nature sounds, white noise and lullabies, the magical storybox is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas. And with tonies® raft of ever-expanding content, this is the gift that will keep on giving through the ages.

The soft-padded Toniebox plays the songs and stories available in tonies® library of kids’ classics, including Peppa Pig, In The Night Garden, The Clangers, Fireman Sam, Paw Patrol and more. And that’s not all, your Toniebox Starter Set comes with your very own Creative-Tonie so you’ll have the opportunity to record songs, shushes and stories with your very own voice for your little one to drift off to.

The Toniebox is completely portable, and once charged, is fully mobile for seven hours, making it the perfect companion for an on-the-go family.

Christmas outfits for baby

Christmas occasionwear is all about cosy fairisle knits, traditional tartans, dark reds, greens and navy, together with a little added sparkle and some cracking footwear. And of course, the festive season wouldn’t be the same without a Christmas jumper, with little ones being no exception!

Here are our picks for the big day.

Baby’s first Christmas tree decorations

If you’re looking for a festive keepsake, John Lewis has a variety of super-special Christmas tree decorations that will remind you of your baby’s first Christmas for years to come.

Meet Santa at John Lewis

John Lewis has partnered with LEGO® to make sure the whole family can experience the magic of Christmas this year. Stores across the UK will be play host to a range of festive treats, with ‘Meet Santa’, a visit to ‘Santa’s Grotto & The Magic Tree’ and a ‘Santa’s Tea Party’.

Book now for a chance to meet the big man himself and receive a LEGO® or LEGO DUPLO® gift. You can even bring your dog to some of the experiences (you’ll need to check which ones!) so it’s a truly festive family occasion… Just make sure they don’t bark at any reindeer!

Visit the John Lewis website to find out what Santa experiences await in a store near you!


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