Baby’s first Christmas is a very special milestone for new mums and dads. Join in the celebrations with our keepsake ideas to mark the occasion. Want more gift ideas? Search for the perfect pressie with our gift finder.

Soft lighting lamp

New parents can never have too many board books. This Little Piggy from the NGV Design Store puts a comic twist on the classic nursery tale, with read-aloud rhymes about a pig with superpowers. To make reading time even more magical, add the warming glow of a Miffy the Bunny nightlight lamp.

Large light in the shape of a cartoon rabbit
Miffy Original Lamp from NGV Design Store photo via NGV Design Store website

Pusheen plush toy

What’s velvety soft, with whiskers and popcorn? It’s Pusheen the Cat Snackable, of course, from Minotaur. This chubby grey cat is made for cuddles, and the pretend box of buttered popcorn she’s holding is just as soft. You’ll recognise this endearing cartoon cat from social media.

Soothing scents

Help create a serene atmosphere with Essensorie’s aromatherapy products for the home. Their clove and blood orange candle is made from soy wax, presented in a lidded amber glass jar. For a seasonal touch, the perfume includes notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and frankincense.

A woman holding a candle in a fragrance store

Wooden rainbow puzzle

The rainbow lion building set from Stranger than Paradise is both educational and beautiful. When the set is complete, it forms a colourful lion. Take the organic building blocks apart, and little ones can build whatever they please with the curved and geometric shapes.

How-to guide for parents

Head to the reference section at Readings and you’ll find helpful books for parental newbies. The First Six Weeks shares all they’ll need to know about taking care of a newborn. The suggestions keep coming over at Readings Kids. For interactive fun, Where’s Bluey? has lots of things to seek and discover hidden on the page.

A corner of a book shop filled with children's books
Readings Kids

Artisan care packages

Fill their pantry with gourmet goodies, and new parents will be over the moon. Gift cards from Spring Street Grocer range from $50 to $500, and can be used online or in-store. Will they choose essential ingredients like pasta and curry paste? Or will it be brie from the cheese cellar and champagne from the wine shop?

Australiana Christmas bauble

To decorate the tree, give the new family an Aussie-themed ornament from Monsterthreads. It’s sure to become a perennial favourite, proudly displayed every year. Hand-painted on glass with slumbering koalas and laughing kookaburras, the baubles are sold individually or in sets of six.

More Christmas gifts for new parents

Surfing Kookaburra Christmas Decoration

from Card & Caboodle
Buy now

King and Godfree Gift Voucher

from King & Godfree

Espresso Blend Subscription

from Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters

The Big Sticker Book of Birds

from Melbourne Museum
Buy now

Last updated on Wed 10 Nov 2021

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