Unique Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas

Practical Christmas gifts will always be gratefully received and put to good use by newly-blessed parents. As keepsakes, though, they tend to score rather low for memorability.

If you’d like to give the new baby in your life something just for them, that is truly special, and marks the occasion of their very first Christmas, consider one of our beautiful crystal ornaments. They may even be passed on to their own children one day.

Rocking Horse golden Christmas ornament

All of Waterford’s gold-plated ornaments are designed to catch the eye, and this glittering rocking horse is a shining example. Reminiscent of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, this charming depiction of the traditional children's toy is sure to become a treasured memento of baby's very first Christmas. Strung for display with a Waterford-embroidered satin ribbon, it’s beautifully presented with a cloth pouch in a signature Waterford box.

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Baby's First Bear Christmas ornament

The 2022 Baby’s First Bear is a returning favourite in the Waterford crystal ornament collection. This wonderfully detailed adorable teddy celebrates baby’s first Christmas with everyone's most trusted first childhood friend. Beautifully presented in a signature Waterford box, a cloth bag, and a “2022”-dated gold tag attached to a white satin ribbon.

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Baby’s First Boot Christmas ornament

Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with brilliance, sparkle, and glow. Strung with a white satin ribbon, this adorably cute boot memento is perfect for celebrating Christmas and will stand the test of time. With “2022” already etched on its golden tag, this is a warmly special way to welcome a new baby into the joy of the festive season.

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Crystal Disc Christmas ornament

This light-catching keepsake is a demonstration of Waterford’s unmatched expertise in crystal. Complemented with a white satin ribbon, a gold-plated date tag, and a signature Waterford cloth pouch, this sparkling disc makes a unique gift to mark baby’s very first Christmas.

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Lismore Castle snow globe

Beautifully presented in a signature Waterford box, this snow globe makes an irresistible and enchanting gift sure to mesmerise the eyes of both the young and the young at heart. This picturesque glass snow globe stands apart for its miniaturised 3D model of Lismore Castle, the rugged landmark which inspired Waterford’s most iconic cut design, Lismore. Add a touch of timeless fairy tale magic to baby’s room with the Lismore Castle snow globe.

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Times Square 2023 snow globe

Begin baby’s celebratory education early by introducing them to the wonderland that is New York’s Times Square every New Year's Eve. Both exciting and reassuring when shaken and swirling, this unique glass globe features a detailed 3D model of the NYC skyline with the iconic Waterford Times Square Ball in bright red, plus miniature love hearts among the traditional flurry of snow. The snowglobe also comes artfully presented in a signature Waterford gift box.

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