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I wanted to make sure that my baby’s first Christmas was special.
A baby’s first Christmas ornament is an excellent keepsake—and personally one of my favorites. You may have pictures and salt dough hand prints up on the walls, but I think a first Christmas ornament is something you will tend to appreciate more.
This is not to say that you don’t appreciate your baby’s newborn pictures (because I KNOW they are adorable!) But see, Christmas only happens once a year.
Which means you probably only get out your Christmas decorations and ornaments once a year.
So every year you notice and appreciate your baby’s first Christmas ornament—almost like it’s the first time you’ve seen it.
You get to ooh and aww about how little they were, and lovingly set their ornament up in the tree with everything else.Now, I don’t know what kind of mom you are.
If you are anything like me, you probably don’t have a lot of time for DIY’ing with a new baby.
When I can, I purchase things. It makes my life easier. So, I have went ahead and listed all of my favorite keepsake ornaments you can buy.
I also listed some first baby’s Christmas ornaments (at the bottom) that you can DIY if you are a crafty mom. I’m not there yet—although I am trying (I swear!)
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BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS PERSONALIZED
If you are hoping to get your littles a personalized ornament, keep in mind you need to order a few weeks in advance (at least!) if you want to get it by Christmas.
Luckily, if you don’t make it in time, your baby will never know. Go ahead and order it (even if it’s late). The important thing is that you will have it when it counts.
A personalized ceramic ornament is a perfect baby keepsake ornament. I think the marbled style background looks really classy, and I love the botanical design.
RUSTIC TREE ORNAMENT
This rustic Christmas tree ornament is super cute. It’s made from pure oak, and the artist hand cuts and sands each piece (eco-friendly!) This is truly a one-of-a-kind ornament, because two will never turn out the same!
These adorable little unicorn ornaments are made of durable non-toxic clay, but they do end up with a glossy finish to protect the.
Your unicorn ornament is hand sculpted and baked (no molds!) so this is another unique baby’s first Christmas ornament.
ENGRAVED BIRCH WOOD ORNAMENT
This birch wood snowflake ornament is such a neat idea! This is definitely a popular baby’s first ornament, and it’s because they turn out gorgeous!
BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS CALLIGRAPHY ORNAMENT
Your baby’s first Christmas gold ornament will look good regardless of (almost) any color scheme your tree follows, but luckily this seller has a ton of color options if it’s not your favorite.
These ornaments are shatterproof, and the glitter is located INSIDE the bulb so you don’t have to worry about a sparkly mess (yay!)
BABY FEET ORNAMENT
Maybe it’s just me (I don’t think so!) but baby feet are one of my favorite things about babies. That’s why I love this baby feet keepsake ornament. It’s made from alder and it comes in a keepsake tin.
PORCELAIN KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT
This porcelain keepsake ornament allowed for more info on the actual ornament than most others that I found. It’s definitely a nice option to have if you want! Those cute little baby animals make it a perfect ornament.
RUSTIC BEAR ORNAMENT
These adorable rustic bear ornaments are laser cut, engraved, sanded, and stained. This would be a great addition for your rustic Christmas decor. Personally, I love the 3-D looking engraved letters.
SILVER CHARM ORNAMENT
I think this silver charm ornament is super classy, and it would look great with almost any kind of Christmas tree decor.
The nice thing about that is if you decide to change up your decorating later on, you can do so without worrying about it clashing (not that I worry about it anyway–I don’t care about having a “clashing” Christmas tree!)
You can choose what charm you would like in the middle. Some options include baby feet, a pacifier, and a heart.
ELEPHANT KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT
The little banner included on this elephant keepsake ornament makes it seem playful to me. This ornament is laser engraved and cut from Birch plywood.
If elephants aren’t your thing, the seller offers other laser engraved personalized ornament options.
NON-PERSONALIZED BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
If you don’t really care about getting something your baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized, you can go with a normal first Christmas ornament.
BABY BOTTLE ORNAMENTI feel like this baby’s first bottle is a pretty clever idea. Let me just say that I don’t believe that there is a difference between “boy” and “girl” ornaments, but you do have a choice between blue and pink bottles.
SET OF 4 PORCELAIN MINI ORNAMENTSI love all things mini (like babies!) and I almost wanted to purchase these mini ornaments because they are so cute. This set comes with a mini duck, shoes, a pram, and a rocking horse.
They are about the size of a penny–so keep in mind they may not be super visible on your Christmas tree.
BABY KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT KITThis baby keepsake ornament kit would be an excellent shower gift, or for the mom who doesn’t want to go to the trouble of purchasing all of the necessary items to make it themselves (that’s me!)
This bundle comes with 2 packs of clay (yes it’s non-toxic), 2 molding rings, and 2 paper mats to work on. For displaying your hand/footprints there are 2 easels, 4 colored satin ribbons, and a hole-punch.
MICKEY MOUSE BABY ORNAMENTIf you are a Disney fan, this Mickey Mouse baby ornament is probably right up your ally. Don’t worry, if you prefer Minnie Mouse you have that option too!
GRANDBABY’S FIRST ORNAMENT
It was a big deal when my first baby was born. I was the first to have kids in my generation, and so this grandbaby ornament would have been perfect for grandma.
If your mom enjoys collecting tiny spoons (because it’s a thing!) she will LOVE this addition of your baby’s first Christmas ornament.
I loved this porcelain baby cradle ornament. The baby is pretty realistic looking, and something about it makes me feel peaceful.
This fabric and wood baby duck ornament is pretty cute.
It was one of the only ornaments I could find that was not made out of porcelain, so this is one you COULD let your baby play with in a few years.
This rattle ornament from Hallmark is classy and beautiful–which unfortunately is not really my style. This rattle is made out of porcelain, and would be a great baby’s first Christmas ornament.
DUMBO ORNAMENT If you are a Disney fan, this Dumbo ornament is another great option for you. This one was one of my favorites, although I am unsure if it actually says the year on it anywhere.
To be honest, I was never a big fan of Winnie The Pooh. Regardless, I still think this Winnie The Pooh ornament is super cute. The side of the little jar says “our little hunny” and it does include the year.
BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WITH A PHOTO
Having your baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized with a photo is a great way to still have a personalized Christmas ornament, without having to wait weeks for one to be made.
I LOVED this block ornament. It’s made from a solid pine two inch block, and it’s personalized with baby’s name, birthday, weight, height, and time of birth.
It comes ready to to hang, and is available in pink, blue, and ivory.
ALUMINUM PHOTO ORNAMENT
This aluminum photo ornament is more than meets the eye. Honestly, I thought it was a cardboard circle cutout when I first looked at it.
Turns out it is made from sturdy aluminum, and the design is permanently imprinted into the ornament with a heating process. It won’t scratch, fade, or wear off!
LASER-CUT PHOTO ORNAMENT
This laser cut photo ornament is made with alder wood, and comes with any color of ribbon you want.
I loved that this seller will engrave whatever wording you want on the back for NO additional cost
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON ORNAMENT
It has become a nightly ritual where we tell our daughter we love her to the moon and the sun. This circular photo ornament is PERFECT for my family, and since the 2018 charm is removable, I will probably buy it.
If you want something a little more simple, this heart ornament could be a great fit for you.
Consider purchasing multiples of these–it would make a great Christmas gift for the grandparents, aunties, and uncles of your family.
Don’t you just love little ornaments that have cute saying? I do! This hot air balloon ornament has a message at the bottom that says “Love’s Journey Begins”, and I think it’s so fitting for a first Christmas ornament.
A snowflake may be a little generic, but your child’s photo will liven up this snowflake ornament. It’s a cheaper option than some, and it will still give you a great keepsake that you’ll treasure forever.
PHOTO ORNAMENT BALL
I love the idea behind this photo ornament ball. It hold two different photos (one on each side) which was nice. I am considering purchasing it because I only have two kids.
Keep in mind, the cap will come either gold or silver. You DON’T get to choose (which personally seems silly to me but whatevs).
SUGAR COOKIE PHOTO ORNAMENT
This baby’s photo ornament is super cute, and has a handmade look to it (at least I think so!)
This ornament is made of plastic. I know that porcelain ornaments tend to look better, but you WON’T want breakable things hanging on a tree if you have young children or cats.
Honestly, I am not even sure why we decorate our tree because our cat is always knocking things off.
This brushed pewter ornament is another GREAT option for your child’s doting grandparents.
The downside to this product is as of this writing, it is not eligible for Amazon prime–but they do same day shipping.
PERSONALIZED PHOTO FRAME ORNAMENT
Again, I don’t feel there is a bit of difference between “boy and girl colors”, but here you have it. This adorable photo frame ornament comes in either pink or blue.
I had to include this first Christmas as a mom ornament. It’s so sweet and such a pivotal time for you.
You will change SO MUCH as a person, so you SHOULD celebrate your very first Christmas with this new identity.
DIY BABY FIRST CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
If you happen to be a crafty mom–than DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament! Consider enlisting your partner for help to make it a memorable experience (not that mine would be much help hah!)
BABY’S FOOTPRINT ORNAMENT
This adorable baby footprint ornament is made with homemade clay. I loved that this blogger makes the ornament with cinnamon applesauce clay.
You definitely want to make SOME kind of print while your littles is this small. We have hand and footprints for both of my children, and it is one of the most valuable keepsakes we own.
SALT DOUGH PHOTO FRAME
These salt dough photo frames are super pretty and easy to make. If stars aren’t your thing, you can do the same thing with other cookie cutter shapes.
This DIY baby’s first Christmas ornament would be a perfect gift for your most loved family members.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT ORNAMENT
I LOVED these birth announcement ornaments–they looked very professionally done to me!
Although you probably don’t have all of the supplies sitting around, they are pretty cheap and easy to find.
BABY SOCK ORNAMENT
This baby sock ornament is one of the most unique ones I found when searching for good DIY baby’s first Christmas ornaments.
Tiny baby socks are super adorable and a great way to remember how tiny your little one once was. You could even keep a sock and make it later if you don’t have a lot of free time (because..baby).
FIRST BEACH TRIP ORNAMENT
I liked this beach trip ornament because it’s not necessarily something you need to do this year–you just want to do it on your baby’s first beach trip!
I loved the idea of putting sand in the ornament. Thinking about it, you could probably do something similar with fake snow to celebrate your baby’s first snow.
We just don’t live near a beach, so our kid’s first beach trip hasn’t even happened yet!
Wrapping Up Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
Regardless of which you choose, I definitely think you should TRY and do some sort of ornament for your baby. Although I KNOW you don’t have a lot of free time right now, it’s something you will treasure forever.