The Best “Baby’s First Christmas” Ornaments to Add to Your Tree
October 28, 2021
You’ve already received the best gift of all: your baby! Now it’s time to celebrate your first Christmas together as a family. There are so many ways to make this holiday season extra-special, from getting baby a heartfelt gift and a fancy first Christmas outfit for festive photos, to buying baby’s first Christmas ornament for your tree. Browsing for hangable keepsakes? Look no further than this shoppable inspiration. We’ve rounded up the cutest and most wonderfully personalized baby ornaments of 2021. No matter your style, there’s an option here that’ll fit right in with the rest of your holiday decor.
Looking for baby’s first Christmas photo ornament? This Hallmark one doesn’t disappoint. The frame is shaped like a sugar cookie and is decorated with a sweet message and the year. Insert a favorite photo of your little elf and admire the sweetness!.
Buy it: Hallmark Baby’s First Christmas Photo Frame 2021 Keepsake Christmas Ornament, $16, Kohls.com
This baby ornament has plenty of rustic flair, with a wood-slice base and a fuzzy deer embellishment. Plus, you can personalize baby’s first Christmas ornament with their name, the words “1st Christmas” and the year.
Buy it: Darkhorse Gifts Baby’s First Christmas Ornament in Deer, $22, Etsy.com
Use this kit to turn baby’s handprint or footprint into a glittery keepsake for baby’s first Christmas ornament. It comes with all the tools you need, plus easy-to-follow instructions. As baby grows, you’ll look back fondly on how tiny they were!
Buy it: Pottery Barn Kids Baby’s First Christmas Handprint Ornament Kit, $20, PotteryBarnKids.com
Display your little one’s birth stats on this personalized baby ornament. We love the heart shape, the fact that it’s double-sided and the seasonal snowflake accents.
Buy it: My Very First Christmas Personalized Baby Ornament, $14, BedBathandBeyond.com
Thanks to this block-shaped option, you can get baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized on all six sides. Get it engraved with a special message, initials, a holiday image and more. Talk about a sweet keepsake.
Buy it: BLOCKS Etc. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, starting from $32, Etsy.com
Brighten up your tree with this fun baby ornament that boasts color-changing lights! Personalize it with their photo, their name and—you guessed it—the year.
Buy it: Shutterfly Classic First Christmas Light Up Ornament, $40, Shutterfly.com
A tree on a tree! Get baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized with their name and choose the text font and color on this hand-painted ceramic tree ornament. (Other options include a snowflake, train, horse, moon and plane shapes.)
Buy it: Ceramic Shaped Baby’s First Christmas Ornament in Tree, $30, PotteryBarnKids.com
Obsessed with woodland themes? Good news: Baby’s first Christmas ornament can fit right in. This ceramic piece is printed with their name, the year and an absolutely adorable fox.
Buy it: Mooseberry Design Co. Personalized Woodland Fox and Snowflakes Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, starting from $24, Etsy.com
Celebrate your little boy’s first Christmas in style with this classic glass bauble. It’s decorated with a friendly snowman and reads “My First Christmas.” Plus, this baby holiday ornament is perfectly packaged in a gift box with a coordinating tied ribbon for easy gift-giving and safe storage.
Buy it: Coton Colors Baby’s First Christmas Glass Ornament, $24, Maisonette.com
This baby girl or baby boy first Christmas ornament is beautifully intricate. The laser-cut nursery scene is sure to impress your holiday guests. Personalize it with your little one’s name and the year.
Buy it: Wallace Wood Ornaments Personalized Laser-Cut Hand-Painted Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, $23, Etsy.com
Can’t choose just one baby pic? No problem—baby’s first Christmas photo ornament can display three. It also comes in a few different glass shapes: a square, a circle and a hexagon.
Buy it: Shutterfly My First Christmas Glass Ornament, $35, Shutterfly.com
Want baby’s first Christmas ornament to also act as your family’s holiday card? Look no further than this cardstock ornament featuring a photo framed with sprigs of holly. You can even customize the colors and seasonal greeting before sending them out to all your family and friends—and hanging one on your own tree, of course.
Buy it: Minted Holly Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, starting at $55 for a set of 15, Minted.com
We love the look of this pick for baby’s first Christmas ornament. If you’re going with a silver color-scheme for your tree, this metal option will fit right in. Add the date and a personalized note.
Buy it: The Silver Diva Baby’s First Onesie Christmas Ornament, $25, Etsy.com
Get baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized with their name, the year and a painted, Christmas tree-carrying pickup truck. How’s that for a cute country-inspired design?
Buy it: Mooseberry Design Co Watercolor Truck with Tree Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, starting from $24, Etsy.com
This sweet ceramic baby girl’s first Christmas ornament features a plaid print, and is hand-painted with name and date of birth. You can also choose a baby boy version in blue.
Buy it: Caroline & Co Handpainted Plaid Baby Girl First Christmas Ornament, $40, TheTot.com
Looking for something on trend for 2021? Look no further than this lucite design ornament. This contemporary pick can be customized with all of baby’s birth stats.
Buy it: The Pink Owl Designs Personalized Baby Stats Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, starting from $29, Etsy.com
This next pick, by Pearhead, let’s you create an extra-special keepsake to commemorate baby’s first festive season. The oval ornament is double-sided, meaning you can insert a photo on one side and baby’s footprint or handprint on the other. A darling sight from every angle!
Buy it: Pearhead “Baby’s 1st Christmas” 2-Sided Babyprints and Photo Ornament in White, $10, buybuyBABY.com
Here’s a fun, festive twist on ornamental footprint art: Mudpie’s DIY version uses your little one’s print to create a cute reindeer motif. Trust us, you’ll cherish this baby Christmas ornament for years to come.
Buy it: Mudpie Reindeer Footprint Ornament, $16, Nordstrom.com
Shopping for a dynamic duo? This adorable twin bunny rabbit Christmas ornament features both their names. Bonus: You can add their photo or unique inscription on the back—just send the seller your preferred pic and information.
Buy it: The Butterfly Press Personalized Twins Christmas Ornament, starting at $22, Etsy.com
This next pick is a treat for the Christmas tree and baby. Created by the beloved brand Sophie la Girafe, this ornamental gift set includes two glass baubles plus the classic teether toy.
Buy it: Sophie la Giraffe My First Christmas with Sophie la Girafe Gift Set, $49, Maisonette.com
How sweet is this baby Christmas ornament? The tiny porcelain shoes are tied with a light blue ribbon (or you can choose pink!) and feature the year baby entered the world—plus, delicate gold lettering that reads: “Baby’s first Christmas.”
Buy it: Holiday Lane Blue Shoes Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, $18, Macys.com
How about this whimsical wooden ornament from Uncommon Goods? The celestial-inspired design features a happy half moon and a sprinkling of stars. Add the year to the front and baby’s name to the back for a personalized touch.
Buy it:** Keri Lee Baby’s First Personalized Ornament, $46, UncommonGoods.com
Willing to splurge on baby’s first Christmas ornament? Look no further than this glittery bauble by Vietri. Inspired by childhood memories of Santa Claus, this artisan-crafted ornament has been hand-painted with an intricate holiday design and is ready to take pride of place on the tree.
Buy it: Vietri Old St. Nick Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, $39, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Speaking of heirlooms, there’s nothing quite like getting baby’s first Christmas ornament from Lenox. This piece has Disney’s Winnie The Pooh sitting atop an ivory porcelain and 24K gold-tone rocking chair that is commemorative of 2021.
Buy it: Lenox Disney Winnie The Pooh Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, $70, Macys.com
For something totally timeless, this elegant wire baby Christmas ornament is shaped like a vintage stroller that displays the year and baby’s name. It’ll have a place of honor on your tree, even if you switch up the style of your other holiday decorations around the house.
Buy it: Fox Blossom Co Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, $16, Etsy.com
How about a menagerie of felt ornaments? These adorable animals have been handmade in a Fair Trade factory in Nepal, making them a truly unique addition to your holiday decor. Choose from a range of fuzzy friends including a whale, kangaroo and twin lambs.
Buy it: West Elm Baby’s First Christmas Felt Ornaments, starting from $12, WestElm.com