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Top 9 Commemorative Gifts for Baby's First Christmas

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Baby's first Christmas is special, so it's fun to choose some ornaments or special outfits to commemorate baby's first holiday season with your family. Here are some great options to celebrate your little one this Christmas, from stockings to ornaments to music and rompers.

1. Pottery Barn Baby Handprint Ornament

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This easy-to-use kit lets you create a personalized ornament with baby's handprint. You can choose a kit with glitter or in plain white. Once you receive the kit, just press baby's hand into the soft material (you can re-do until you're happy with the result) and let it dry. It would be easy to paint baby's name on the opposite side, too.

2. Pottery Barn Kids First Christmas Stocking

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Classic colors and crisp gingham trim make this a stocking to remember for baby's first Christmas. I love the applique reindeer and stitched snowflakes. They're child-like but will still blend in with most holiday decor. Baby's name goes on the white band at the top, in rich red embroidered letters.
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3. Lenox 2013 Baby's First Christmas Carriage Ornament

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The 2013 annual Lenox baby's first Christmas ornament is a classic baby carriage made of beautiful, creamy china. There are gold accents that coordinate with the gold hanging cord, plus pink and blue dot trim. The year is written inside a gold heart on the side of the carriage.

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4. My First Christmas by Tomie de Paola

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Award-winning author and illustrator Tomie de Paola helps babies learn the traditions and symbols that make the holiday season so special in this beautiful book. My First Christmas is a wonderful book for newborns, but older babies will also enjoy the vivid illustrations and toddlers will enjoy relating the traditions in the book to those of their own family.

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5. Carters Baby's First Christmas Bib

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A bib is an easy way to add some holiday cheer to baby's wardrobe! These sweet bibs from Carters Just One You line have really cute Christmas themes, plus they're really soft for baby. My favorite is the little reindeer with the tiny nose, but there are several other adorable options. At less than $6, this is a great way to get baby into the Christmas spirit.

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6. Precious Moments Personalized Christmas Ornament

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I really like the twist on traditional Christmas colors on this round ornament. It has soft green stripes at the top and deep mulberry red on the bottom. A classic Precious Moments figure is the focal point, and baby's name plus 2013 are written on the bottom in white. At less than $20, this is a nice personalized gift for baby.

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7. Rockabye Baby Christmas Rock Classics CD

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Parents will love this holiday CD just as much as babies do, because the songs are all lullaby versions of Christmas rock songs from your favorite bands. Listen to soothing songs from Pearl Jam, The Pretenders, Smashing Pumpkins, The Ramones and more. It's the perfect soundtrack for baby's first Christmas!

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8. Gymboree First Christmas Quilted Bodysuit

If you're expecting a baby and a white Christmas, a toasty bodysuit is the perfect attire for the little one! This cozy quilted bodysuit is all white with bold red trim. It covers baby's feet so you don't have to worry about little socks falling off. There's a Christmas tree and "Baby's First Christmas" embroidered at the top. Available for newborns through 9 months.

9. Baby's First Christmas: Music Box Lullabies CD by Jed Distler

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Soft, easy-listening style music will introduce your baby to classic Christmas songs. Twenty-one tracks allows plenty of music for naptime or play, featuring favorite carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells." Celebrate baby's first Christmas Eve with this soothing CD.

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