Your bouncing bundle of joy is the best Christmas present you could ask for, so how about a keepsake to remember the occasion: baby’s first Christmas ornament.
Christmas is basically made for children.
The Christmas toys, festive games, caroling songs, and all the yuletide activities.
So for baby’s first Christmas, an ornament is a sweet way to commemorate the day.
You can keep it forever, and it can take pride of place on the tree.
Or, if there’s a new baby in the family or even your friendship group, a personalized first Christmas ornament can make the perfect gift.
So, from simple minimalist designs to opulent baubles, personalized engraved ornaments for baby’s first Christmas, and even DIY first Christmas ornaments, we’ve got you covered.
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- Where to buy baby’s first Christmas ornaments
- Top personalized baby first Christmas ornaments
- How do you make a baby’s first Christmas ornament?
Where to buy baby’s first Christmas ornaments
Not sure where to start with getting baby’s Christmas ornament as a festive keepsake?
Here are our Peanut mamas’ favorite places to order your baby’s very first Christmas ornament:
Who doesn’t love Etsy?
So many choices, so many styles, and you’re helping support small businesses, too!
You can find personalized baby’s first Christmas ornaments, handmade first Christmas ornaments… whatever you want!
Our top pick from Etsy:
And how cute is the faux-bauble style?
buybuyBABY has so many baby essentials (and not-so-essential bits) for your little peanut’s first Christmas.
They have a huge range of baby’s first Christmas ornaments, even with characters like Peppa Pig, My Little Pony, and Thomas the Tank Engine ‒ great for baby’s first Christmas as well as older kids.
Our top pick from buybuyBABY:
Shutterfly is the place for personalized photo ornaments.
Quick, easy, and reasonably priced, they make the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas.
Our top pick from Shutterfly:
Well, this one by Shutterfly lights up ‒ it doesn’t get much more festive than that!
How about a baby Christmas ornament that is a little off-the-wall and quirky?
Most of the Christmas ornaments from Maisonette aren’t really for babies, but you could get something wacky and different to mark the occasion of baby’s first Christmas.
Our top pick from Maisonette:
But if baby’s first Christmas coincides with their first word, haircut, tooth, or steps, then these could be the perfect gift.
The baby Christmas ornaments at Minted are a little different ‒ they’re also greeting cards for the festive season!
So if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas card to send out to friends and family for baby’s first Christmas, you’re in the right place!
Don’t forget to keep one for yourself!
Our top pick from Minted:
Plus, it’s completely customizable ‒ you can change the color, the greeting, the shape, the photo, and the text.
You can get basically everything else from Amazon, but what about baby’s first Christmas ornaments?
If you’re after something with quick delivery at a good price, Amazon is the place to go.
Our top pick from Amazon:
Gifts for You Now
There’s a pretty big range of personalized baby’s first Christmas ornaments at Gifts for You Now.
From cute cartoon baby Christmas ornaments to simple text-only baubles, you’ll find a whole host of baby’s Christmas ornaments, just a click away!
Browse more on Gifts for You Now
Our top pick from Gifts for You Now:
Then this is the baby Christmas ornament for you!
With a rough wood bark effect on the outside, and burned-wood engraving on the front, this personalized baby’s first Christmas ornament is simple, but sweet.
Personalized Ornaments for You
Where better to look for baby’s first Christmas ornament than Personalized Ornaments for You?
This is the most inclusive range of baby Christmas ornaments we’ve ever seen, with options for babies of color, twins, and triplets, adopted children, and new parents and grandparents.
Browse more on Personalized Ornaments for You
Our top pick from Personalized Ornaments for You:
Celebrate your adopted child’s ‘Gotcha Day’ and remember it every Christmas together. 🤍
Top personalized baby first Christmas ornaments
Personalized Christmas ornaments are the perfect keepsake for baby’s first Christmas.
Here are our top 10 personalized baby’s first Christmas ornaments:
1. Personalized Baby Girl’s 1st Christmas Glittered Carrier Ornament African American by Personalized Ornaments for You
You can personalize the name and year of birth on this adorable baby’s first Christmas ornament.
We love the car seat detail, so you can be taken back to when she first came home from the hospital.
2. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament Block by Glitzby on Etsy
There are lots of personalization options for this baby Christmas ornament.
Plus, baby can play with the wooden block as a toy, too!
3. Baby First Christmas Waiting for Santa Ornament by Personalized Ornaments for You
This baby Christmas ornament evokes all the feelings of the festive season.
And with personalization options to change the name and year of birth, you’ll never forget baby’s first Christmas.
4. Baby’s First Christmas Keepsake Photo Ornament by Banberry Designs on Amazon
After a personalized baby’s first Christmas ornament with a photo of your little cherub?
This silver-plated ‘letter to Santa’ ornament by Banberry Designs doesn’t have any personalization on the ornament itself, but the photo of baby (in a Christmas outfit, of course) makes it truly unique.
5. Baby’s First Hanukkah Menorah Ornament by Personalized Ornaments for You
So this one’s not really a Christmas ornament at all, but if you celebrate Hanukkah and choose to have decorations, then this personalized menorah makes the perfect baby’s first Hanukkah gift.
6. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament by Palmy Pineapple on Etsy
Simple, elegant, and oh-so-festive, this baby’s Christmas ornament by Palmy Pineapple is the perfect addition to your Christmas tree.
7. New Arrival Personalized Photo Christmas Ornament by Gifts for You Now
Another simple disk-shaped bauble, this personalized baby first Christmas ornament has so much detail!
You can add baby’s name, date of birth, time of birth, birth weight, photo, and even your name as a parent!
8. Baby’s First Christmas Photo Ornament by Banberry Designs on Amazon
This baby’s Christmas ornament comes with a detachable pendant with the year of baby’s birth, so you can have it on for their first Christmas, then remove it for future Christmasses together.
9. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament by Fox Blossom Co. on Etsy
This baby’s Christmas ornament is totally unique ‒ a twisted wire spelling out your baby’s name and year of birth around the shape of a super-cute baby carriage.
10. Personalized “We’re Expecting” Holiday Ornament (Snowman) by Gifts for You Now
If baby’s making an appearance around Christmas or the new year, this “We’re Expecting” Christmas ornament is perfect for you.
Simply change the year to personalize this ornament to make it your own!
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How do you make a baby’s first Christmas ornament?
If you’re after something truly unique to remember baby’s first Christmas, why not make your own baby Christmas ornament?
Easy glitter handprint baby Christmas ornament
Don’t have much time to make a DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament?
We love this super-simple, but super-cute glitter handprint ornament for baby’s first Christmas.
All you need is some baby-safe glue or mod podge, a plain festive bauble, and some glitter ‒ your choice of color.
Our top tip: If you’re struggling to get baby’s hand open to add the glue, or you’re worried they’ll try to put it in their mouth, try an adorable footprint glitter Christmas ornament instead.
Full instructions on the Gluesticks blog
DIY baby handprint Christmas ornament
Let’s go one step further ‒ instead of a glitter handprint, how about a 3D handprint for baby’s Christmas ornament?
First, you create a simple four-ingredient salt dough, knead it for a while, then cut it into your desired shape.
Then it’s time for baby to get crafty!
Press baby’s outstretched hand into the salt dough, then air-dry for a few days.
Our top tip: get some cut-out letters (like these from Amazon) to press baby’s name and date of birth into the salt dough.
Full instructions on the You’re So Martha blog
DIY baby’s first Christmas clay ornament
Sure, this one’s a bit different, but how about a handmade Christmas-themed piece of pottery, inspired by your little one’s first Christmas?
We love this air-dry clay pottery kit by Pott’d.
So those are our favorite baby’s first Christmas ornaments for the festive season.
Whether you’re expecting, trying to conceive, starting your fertility journey, adopting, or looking for gifts for family and friends, we wish you the happiest of holidays.