Are you searching for high-quality organic and non-toxic Christmas gifts for your baby’s first Christmas this year? I have compiled a list of the best non-toxic and organic baby toys straight out of Santa’s Workshop!
There’s nothing quite like the joy that comes from buying those first Christmas presents for your new baby. A first Christmas is magical and the best gifts are those that will be cherished for years to come. Toys that are made from high-quality, organic, and non-toxic materials will last forever and provide your baby with hours of fun making them the perfect gifts to put under the tree this year as you celebrate your Baby’s First Christmas.
If you have a toddler at home and are looking for fun non-toxic gifts for them as well check out this post on the 20 Best Non-Toxic Toys Your Toddler Will Love!
What are the benefits of non-toxic and eco-friendly toys?
- Made from high-quality materials: all of the toys on this list are made from safe and non-toxic materials like wood, organic cotton, food-grade silicone, and non-toxic dyes and paints.
- Last a long time: these heirloom quality toys are guaranteed to last for as long as you need them too (through multiple siblings and even grandchildren)
- Good for the environment
- Non-toxic toys are made with safe, high-quality materials so you don’t have to worry about your baby being exposed to the toxic chemicals in so many plastic toys that come from China. Chemicals such as PVC, phthalates, BPA, lead, and flame retardants should all be avoided when it comes to your baby and your baby’s health.
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Choosing Non-Toxic Christmas Gifts for Baby Under 1
Now that you know why choosing organic and non-toxic toys and gifts for your young baby is so important, let me show you the toys that have made my baby’s Christmas list this year. All these gifts are organic, sustainable, and made from high-quality materials that will last forever!
Just a side note: I have broken this list up into 2 separate groups. Gifts for 0 to 6 month olds and then gifts for 6 to 12 month olds- just because there is so much growth and development that happens within that first year of life and you definitely wouldn’t get the same gift for a 2 month old that you would for a 10 month old.
Non-Toxic Christmas Gifts for 0 to 6 month old babies
Wooden Rattles are a classic baby toy and are the perfect gift to entertain your young baby. There is nothing more calming for a fussy baby than the gentle sound of a rattle clicking. This one is perfect for small hands and this one has been an absolute favorite of all of my babies.
Wooden Baby Activity Gym
Wooden Baby Gyms are the perfect gift for babies from birth up to toddler age. They provide so many developmental benefits such as hand-eye coordination, encourage problem-solving, creative thinking, and improve fine motor skills. This one from Finn and Emma is one of my favorites! If you want to see many other gorgeous wooden baby gyms and learn about all of the wonderful benefits they provide infants you can read my post all about non-toxic wooden baby gyms here.
I know this may not sound like a super fun gift for a baby, but a baby in the 0-6 month range can never have enough blankets. And they are useful for so many different things besides just swaddling (and if you are looking for a swaddling hack you check out my super easy swaddling post here).
Organic blankets make for a really fun game of peek-a-boo and also a quick and easy play mat. These GOTS certified organic muslin ones are my favorite because they are so soft, high quality, come in really nice prints, and are a great value. I also love these ones as well.
Organic Wood Rocking Chair
This wooden rocker chair is the perfect first Christmas gift for babies up to 7 months. It is a great alternative to toxic baby swings and is such a classic heirloom piece of baby furniture.
This gorgeous rocker rocks with your baby’s natural movements and is so soft that your baby will love being in there and won’t want to come out…except maybe to eat.
Non-Toxic Play Mats
No play space is complete without the addition of cushiony non-toxic play mats. Playmats are great under your baby’s activity gym or just to have a safe, comfortable place to play with your baby. And of course, this is a gift that will grow with your baby as they begin to roll around, crawl and then take their first steps. I have these play mats and absolutely love them. I also have these ones and we love them just as much!
Non-Toxic Baby Mobile
All babies love to lay in their crib and watch as their mobile gently moves around above them. They provide so many developmental benefits and can even help your baby sleep better at nighttime and at naptime. You can find a non-toxic mobile in so many different themes and colors now. You just need to decide whether you want one with wood, fabric, or even silicone. I had this one over my baby’s crib. This one from HABA is another really nice option.
I do want to mention that mobiles need to be removed from your baby’s crib by about 6 months or when your baby can start to sit themselves up.
Organic Loveys are my favorite gift to give new Mommies for their young babies. In case you don’t know what a lovey is, it is basically a blanket and stuffed animal in one.
They always make really nice presents because they are lightweight and soft so they are perfect for when babies start to grab and move things. They are also nice for teething babies to chew on and cuddle with for comfort. I always get the loveys from Under the Nile. They are 100% GOTS certified organic Egyptian cotton and completely handmade.
Non-Toxic Christmas Gifts for 6 to 12 month old babies
Organic Stuffed Animals
Organic Stuffed Animals make such a great First Christmas gift for babies because they are soft, cuddly, and make such a nice “friend” for your baby to carry around. Plus they provide lots of developmental benefits for children including hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, self-awareness, and even imagination! There are a lot of adorable GOTS certified organic stuffed animals available. My babies love this sweet doggy and this adorable piggy.
Wooden Musical Eggs
These Wooden Musical Eggs from HABA are so much fun. They are the perfect size for little hands to shake and twist and are just so cute. The HABA musical shaking eggs are come in a set of 5 eggs and are a more fun version of a rattle. Each egg is a pretty two-toned color. My 2 year old and 4 year old love to use them in our toy kitchen when they cook as well, so they are bound to get plenty of use.
Solid Wood Toy Drum
It is a well-known fact that babies love noise and that babies love to bang! Making this solid wood drum a perfect Christmas gift. Introducing instruments at a young age is so important because it boosts cognitive development and brain function. It can also really help improve coordination and fine motor skills. This drum comes in a really fun red and blue triangle pattern or a natural version (this is the one that my boys have!) It is such a timeless, classic toy that makes such a beautiful sound that I promise you won’t mind listening to it all the time.
Wooden Chunky Puzzles
Chunky puzzles made from high-quality wood make such a nice gift for older babies. Not only are they so nice to look at and even use the chunky pieces as a decoration in a nursery or playroom they have a lot of developmental benefits for your baby. Puzzles teach your baby to learn how to think and put things together. They also help improve problem-solving skills, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and even shape recognition.
Whether your baby enjoys putting the pieces into the correct places or just wants to play with the pieces on their own wooden chunky puzzles are a lot of fun and a really great gift! All of our chunky wooden puzzles come from my favorite family-owned company!
Wooden Shape Sorters
If you want your baby to become familiar with different shapes and how they fit together, shape sorters are the perfect toy for that. They also help improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination. There are so many different types of non-toxic wooden shape sorters whether you want one that is more like a puzzle or ones that have other features in addition to the shape sorting is up to you. I always try to choose one that has a box so that there is a place to store all of the shapes when playtime is over. This one has bright colorful shapes and this one is an adorable barn with animals. They are both high-quality wooden shape sorters that have storage and are so much fun!
Stacking toys are an all-time favorite toy for my littles. Stacking rings one on top of the other and then taking them off and doing it all over again is so much fun and really helps to build hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. The repetition is also so important for development as well. We love this rainbow-colored one at my house. If you are not a fan of the colors, it also comes in natural as well.
Solid wooden blocks are the quintessential classic toy for babies. They build spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and they are just so much fun to stack up. Blocks are the kind of toy that can be played with forever and in so many different ways. They just encourage so much imaginative play. I truly believe a child can never have too many blocks! Whether you want colored blocks, animal blocks, or hollow blocks you can’t go wrong. And this alphabet block and wagon set are just too stinkin’ cute (and currently hiding in my closet patiently waiting for Christmas to come)!