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Celebrating your first Christmas with a new baby in the family can be truly magical.
One of the nicest ways to mark your first Christmas together and to start to make new traditions as a family is to purchase a 1st Christmas bauble that'll have pride of place on your Christmas tree until your baby is all grown up. Just imagine, in a few short years, your little baby will excitedly be hanging the their 1st Christmas bauble on the tree themselves.
If you're looking for a gift for new parents, a baby's 1st Christmas bauble is a really fabulous idea that they will find extremely touching, especially if the baby is really young, as chances are they won't have had much spare time to think about special Christmas keepsakes amongst all the nappies and sleepless nights.
Xmas baubles are a really old tradition that stem from the Roman practice of hanging fruit from trees at Christmas time, before they became popular as decorative glass ornaments in Germany in the late sixteenth and seventeenth century (with a man called Hans Greiner being the first to 'invent' and manufacture them), so it can be lovely to take this fun historical idea and use it to create a little family history of your own.
There are lots of different styles to choose from when looking for baby's first Christmas decorations, so make sure to decide what look you're going for, personalised, delicate, handmade, rustic, or a certain colour, and also about the material it's made from. If it's a gift for parents and won't be within grasping reach of baby then you could choose china or glass baubles. If you want it to be more relaxed and something that the baby can feel and enjoy from a young age you'll want to choose a material like plastic or wood for baby's first Christmas tree decoration.
We've searched for the most beautiful 'My First Christmas' baubles in a whole range of budgets, styles and colours, including blue Christmas baubles and pink Christmas baubles if you're looking specifically for a boy or girl. If you've been inspired by this feature and are looking for more fabulous festive ideas, why not take a look at the best Disney Christmas decorations to bring the magic of Disneyland into your home or our list of the best baby's first Christmas gifts that will be treasured forever.
Kidadl's Top Pick
With so many gorgeous baby's first Christmas bauble ideas to choose from it can be hard to narrow down your favourite but we've chosen this bauble because of its classic design, excellent price, and the fact that it can be personalised with so many details about your baby.
1. Getting Personal Personalised Reindeer Bauble
This lovely simple reindeer design will fit perfectly on any style of Christmas tree and will go nicely with pretty much any colour scheme, making it great for gifts. It can be personalised with your baby's name and the year of their first Christmas and will never look dated, so can become a lovely long lasting baby's first Christmas keepsake. You can even add a message of up to 60 characters on the back. And the price, considering the chic design and fact it can be personalised, is extremely good.
- Price: £9.99
- Can be personalised
Best For A Special Gift From Grandparents Or Godparents
2. Wedgwood Christmas 2020 Baby's First Ornament
This teddy bear bauble comes with the year of your baby's first Christmas engraved on his left paw and is sure to become a much loved family keepsake. It's one of the most expensive Christmas tree baubles on this list, but is perfectly priced to make it a special gift from a doting grandparent or godparent.
- Price: £35
- Made from porcelain
- Comes in a beautiful blue presentation box
Best For Adding Some Bling To Your Tree
3. Swarovski Baby's 1st Christmas Ornament 2020
This adorable little crystal teddy bear hanging on the moon will always remind you just how cute your little baby was that very first Christmas. It would make the perfect gift for new parents with its etching including the year of baby's first Christmas and the fact that it'll sparkle brilliantly in all the lights when placed on a Christmas tree.
- Price: £49
- Made from delicate crystal
- This is not suitable for children under 15
Best For Creating A Rustic Christmas Look
4. My 1st Years Personalised Glass Bauble With Wooden Reindeer Scene
This bauble is cleverly designed with a flat base so that it can be used as either an ornament or a bauble. The rustic design will look gorgeous on any Christmas tree too, with a charming wooden reindeer scene and tag that can be personalised with your baby's name, perfect for Christmas gifts for the new parents in your life.
Best For Peter Rabbit Lovers
5. Jojo Maman Bébé Mrs Rabbit & Peter Rabbit Bauble
While this bauble can't be personalised it would make a lovely first Christmas gift for a baby due to its traditional Peter Rabbit design, which is often associated with new babies and Christening gifts. With the touches of red and red ribbon this design will work perfectly on the tree.
- Price: £9.95
- Festive red ribbon design
Best For Durability
6. Clouds And Currents Personalised Initial First Christmas Decoration
This wooden layered bauble with a charming festive design allows you to not only personalise the banner beneath but also to have your baby's initial used as part of the design. This is one of the baby's first Christmas baubles that is made from wood so is really durable and will be ideal for your child to put on the tree themselves when the time comes.
- Price: £22
- Can be personalised
Best For Including Your Baby's Photo
7. Sophia Victoria Joy Mini Wooden Photo Bauble
If you don't just want the name of your baby on a bauble, but a picture of their cute face to adorn your tree then this is the bauble you need. The clever design allows you to pick your favourite baby photo and has it immortalised for every Christmas to come inside a glass dome.
- Price: £18
- Includes a photograph
Best For Something A Little Bit Different
8. Oh So Cherished First Christmas Bootie Tree Decoration
If you don't want a classic bauble these cute little booties that come in silver or gold and can be personalised with baby's name and a message from the gift giver is a lovely idea. They'll remind you each year just how little your baby was that very first Christmas.
- Price: £18
- Add a personalised message for gifts
For A Luxurious Keepsake That'll Last Forever
9. Braybrook & Britten Teddy Edward Sterling Silver Christmas Decoration
At the very top end of the bauble range you'll find this dreamy sterling silver teddy bear that can be engraved to make a seriously smart and elegant keepsake. It comes in a beautiful soft pouch and carries a London hallmark making a really quality piece of festive decor. You can choose a red, pink or blue ribbon too.
- Price: £110
- Made from sterling silver
Best For A Really Personalised Christmas Design
10. No Ordinary Gift First Christmas Baby Details Bauble
This bauble is a truly fantastic choice for a first Christmas because the design perfectly combines a festive feel with a classic cute new baby vibe. The elephant standing in snow is a really fun take on Christmas and the four balloons can be personalised with all the details you'll need to make it a real keepsake: the date they were born, their birth weight, the year of their first Christmas and their name. It comes in both blue and pink too, so is perfect for either a little girl or a little boy or you can choose mint green if you want to stay neutral. Whilst they may look like Christmas glass baubles, they are actually made from clear acrylic and wood, so when your baby becomes a toddler and wants to help decorate the tree, there's no worries about breakages.
- Price: £25
- Can be personalised
Kidadl Best Buys curates the top parent-recommended products across the internet for families of all ages and with all budgets in mind. If you liked our suggestions for the best first Christmas baubles for babies then why not take a look at some of our other fabulous suggestions like the best Christmas hats for kids and babies to buy now and the best Christmas soft toys that are great presents for kids and toddlers.
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