Christmas Gifts from Baby: Sweet Presents from Your Baby to the Ones that Love Them

If you’re a new parent, chances are you’re feeling a little swamped this holiday season. In addition to all the holiday obligations you had before baby came along, you’re probably also juggling the typical demands of new parenthood (like being exhausted, overwhelmed by diapers and spit-up, and finding yourself rocking and swaying even when baby isn’t in your arms) and trying to figure out how to balance spending time with relatives and taking time to enjoy your little one's first holiday season.

One thing you don’t have to worry as much about this year though? Presents. Turns out your brand-new, more-than-adorable little one is the ultimate gift giver. Check out the ideas below for Christmas gifts your baby can give to all the special people in their life!

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A finger-painted photo frame

Plain wooden picture frames are both affordable and easy to find online and in stores. Give your baby a wooden frame and some finger paints and they’ll create a sweet masterpiece into which you can insert their picture, wrap in holiday printed paper, and give to anyone who loves baby!

A handprint ornament

Baby’s hands are growing every day and, years from now, the recipient of this sweet gift will look back in awe at how tiny they once were. Whether you chose to paint and print their hand onto paper, trace their hand and paste the cut out in a hanging frame, or use dough to create a physical print, baby handprint ornaments are a classic that anyone would love to receive!

Footprint Christmas trees

This Christmas gift is definitely easier to create before your baby beings to wiggle and squirm but, no matter their age, it’s a sweet gift the recipient will likely put out as holiday decor in the years to come. To create a footprint Christmas tree simply paint your baby's foot with green paint, stamp it onto paper and add the necessary ornaments. Framing the print will give it the staying power it needs to last into future holiday seasons.

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Photo gifts

If you consider yourself less than crafty, consider simply uploading your baby’s sweet image to a photo printing site> and selecting the gifts the people in your life are most likely to use. Most sites have options for everything from mugs to blankets.

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Christmas Gifts from Baby: Sweet Presents from Your Baby to the Ones that Love Them

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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