Looking for the perfect baby’s first Christmas ornament? I’ve scoured the internet for the best first baby Christmas ornaments whether for a baby girl or a baby boy, personalized DIY or collectible from Hallmark or Precious Moments, I’ve got options for you!
I’ll never forget the year I finished decorating our Christmas tree and had it come crashing down literally five minutes later thanks to my young twin toddlers playing by it.
The Christmas tree crashing down brought about some casualties, namely of one of my husband’s baby boy’s first Christmas ornaments.
Lying on the ground was the smashed remains of his first baby Christmas ornament.
I think I cared more about its loss than my husband did, and I am not even a very sentimental person!
But, there’s just something special about having these Christmas ornaments for baby commemorating their first Christmas! Even I, the youngest of a large family, have a baby’s first Christmas ornament, and you bet I hold it dear.
I’m just grateful my husband actually had two Christmas ornaments from his birth year (don’t ask me why) so that he still has one we put on the tree every year.
We just make sure to put it high and back, so even if the tree were to fall, or little hands reach up, it would be safe.
The Baby’s First Christmas Ornament Tradition
I couldn’t find a good source for this tradition of gifting a baby an ornament to commemorate their first Christmas, but I like to think it’s a form of celebration – both of your own baby, and to celebrate the baby’s whose birth we celebrate at Christmas – Jesus Christ.
I know many love to buy a new ornament every year for their child so when they leave home, they’ll have their own special ornaments to hang on their first small Christmas tree.
That’s a very sweet tradition indeed!
And I do think there is just this beautiful sentimentality to baby’s first Christmas ornaments. Someone loves this baby enough to gift them something they’ll enjoy for years, often personalizing the ornament with their name and year.
35 Baby’s First Christmas Ornament Options in 2019
All of our five babies have special first Christmas baby ornaments, and now I want you to help find the perfect one for your baby (or grandbaby)!
Places that Sell Baby’s First Ornament
Below are just some of the places that sell baby’s first Christmas ornaments.
You can browse through their available options, or keep scrolling to check out my favorite finds from these sites in various styles and materials! It’s much easier than trying to find the gems yourself. 😉
Also, you can totally DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament, so I’ll be sharing a few links at the end for those of you who are crafty and/or frugal or want to truly personalize it.
Baby’s First Christmas Elephant Ornament
Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments
I think too often we fear that getting something “personalized” increases the price a ton, but that’s just not true.
These places love writing baby’s names on ornaments or whatever information you might want!
I think these baby Christmas ornaments that share exactly how old your child is on their first birthday are pretty neat! Plus, you can get a photo on the back. – $15.99 at PersonalizationMall.com
Personalized Precious Moments Baby Boy First Christmas Ornament – $17.99 at PersonalizationMall.com
Personalized Wood Block Baby First Christmas Ornament – $42.99 from PersonalizationMall.com
As a twin mom, I LOVE this personalized wood twins first Christmas ornament. – $16.99 from PersonalizationMall.com
Laser-engraved wood baby first Christmas ornament – $16.99 from PersonalizationMall.com
Glass Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament – $19.99 from PersonalizationMall.com
Etsy Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments
The great about Etsy, is that there are so many pages and pages of unique and customizable designs! You can totally search for any type of ornament or animal or design and see what comes up! You never know what you can find.
Here are some of the more popular options:
Stainless Steel Onesie Baby’s First Christmas Ornament from TagYoureItJewelry
Personalized Wood Laser-Cut Baby’s First Christmas Ornament from WallaceWoodOrnaments
Baby Girl and Baby Boy’s First Christmas Ornaments
Baby’s First Christmas Photo Ornament
My First Christmas Wooden Frame Christmas Ornament – $9.99 from Target
“Our Gift from God” Photo Frame Baby First Christmas Ornament – $12.99 from ChristianBook.com
Disney and Hallmark First Christmas Baby Ornaments
LENOX Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
The neat thing about these LENOX baby ornaments is that they have a breakage replacement program! Plus, they are beautiful porcelain with gold accents, a true keepsake.
Crystal Baby’s First Christmas Ornaments
Christopher Radko Baby’s First Christmas Blown Glass Ornaments
More Baby’s First Xmas Stockings
Religious Christian Baby First Christmas Ornament – $6.99 from ChristianBook.com
DIY Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
If you prefer to make your own homemade baby’s first Christmas ornaments, you will likely need some of the following supplies:
- Empty Clear Plastic Ball Ornaments
- Heavy-Duty Glass Ball Ornaments
- Natural Wood Slices
- Cricut Machine & Supplies
- Acrylic Paint Marker Set
- Red Christmas Ornament Hangers
- Colorful Felt
- Wood Baby Blocks
- Mod Podge
You can also opt into buying a DIY Baby’s First Christmas ornament kit like the following:
- Claydough Glitter Handprint Ornament Kit
- Baby’s Handprint/Footprint My First Christmas Ornament Kit
- Mud Pie Glitter Handprint Christmas Ornament
- Bottle-shaped Baby’s First Christmas Ornament with Pen to Write on It
And below is a collection of DIY Homemade Baby’s 1st Christmas ornament ideas and tutorials for you to check out:
- Easy Modge Podge Baby Block Photo Christmas Ornaments
- Birth Facts Ornament
- Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornament with Hospital Items (a great way to use up the items you got from your hospital stay and turn them into a keepsake!
- DIY Salt Dough Hand Print Ornaments
- Round Wood Cut Baby Handprint Ornament
- Baby’s First Christmas DIY Wooden Ornament
I hope you love your keepsake baby’s first Christmas ornament! May it never get broken from said child pulling over your Christmas tree.
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