A year ago, my two best friends had their first babies and I was completely clueless about what to buy them outside of the typical diapers and wipes. Do I get my friends an educational children's book or stick to packs of onesies? Do kids still care about Leapfrogs? In my first year as an “auntie,” I quickly learned that babies are mini busybodies who just want to have fun (and shut down as soon as Paw Patrol appears on the TV) and parents just want anything that’ll make their lives just a little easier. So with Christmas on the horizon, I polled a few parents to find out what’s on their wishlist this season. Ahead, the 20 best gifts parents and kids will love.
NogginStik Developmental Light-up Rattle
Infantino 3-in-1 Grow with me Activity Gym and Ball Pit
Soft Fabric Over Closet Rod Hanging Storage Organizer
14k Gold Bracelet
Premium Ultra Soft Organic Bamboo Baby Hooded Towel
$20.95 (32% off)
You only want what’s best for the baby in your life and this blanket is not only super soft and absorbent, but it’s made with 100% organic bamboo and cotton to protect the baby’s skin.
Unisex Baby Organic Cotton Bodysuits
$18.35 (27% off)
“We have enough bodysuits”—said no parent, ever.
Double G Logo Diaper Bag
She will be the envy of every mom in the changing room thanks to this designer diaper bag.
Bouncer Balance Soft, Cotton/Jersey, Dark Gray/Gray
Thick Baby Crawling Cushion Non-Slip Toddlers Mat
The rubber grips on the bottom prevent the mat from slipping and is light enough to pack for road trips to grandma and grandpa’s house.
Bright Beats Franky Beats Bat & Boogie
The songs will eventually drive you crazy but hearing your little one recite them word-for-word will melt your heart.
Baby Bandana Drool Bib Set of 8 for Girls
Keep baby nice and dry in these cute bibs.
Fisher-Price On-The-Go Baby Dome
Baby Food Maker Chopper Grinder
Because baby deserves more than processed foods with harmful chemicals.
Lakeshore Getting Ready to Write Gumball Grab
Perfect for practicing color names, sorting, and counting.
Educational Insights Design & Drill Activity Center
Kidi Star Music Magic Microphone
$25.02 (17% off)
Living room entertainer now, The Voice winner years from now.
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set
Adults will also enjoy.
Hooded quilted metallic shell jacket
Swift Run Sneaker