Educational Gift Guide for Baby’s
Need inspiration for an educational Christmas gift for a baby in your life?
As joyful as Christmas time can be, there is sometimes a looming anxiety of what to buy for everyone.
Advertised “Educational toys” can confuse even the most well-meaning gift giver, so here is a simple collection of Montessori Christmas ideas with child development in mind (and they won’t break the bank!)
I am going to start by saying books are one of my FAVORITE gifts to suggest to family and friends.
If you know you are looking for book ideas as a Christmas gift then scroll to the bottom for our family’s top 20 favorite Montessori baby books.
EDUCATIONAL GIFTS BY AGE
Montessori Christmas Gifts Ideas 0 – 3 Months
- Board Book
- Skwish Teether
- Baby Safe Mirror
- Classic Baby Carrier
- Looker Play Kit
Contrast Cards (under $10)
These contrast cards are great budget option for a developmental Christmas gift for a newborn!
These can be used next to change area, on the wall next to play mat, or many other places. Very versatile and great for developing baby’s focus.
This baby mobile is designed to visually stimulate a newborn’s focus.
Global Babies Board Book
Global Babies is a beautiful board book that is a Montessori community favorite for bringing diversity exploration into conversation from a young age.
As your child grows and becomes a toddler you can introduce more conversation about the diversity our world when you bring this book out to read together.
The “Looker Play Kit” is a great newborn Christmas gift option as it will be used for multiple months. Great collection of engaging materials are included that are aimed at newborn- 12 weeks.
Montessori Christmas Gift Ideas 3 – 6 Months
Montessori Octahedron Mobile
A Montessori Octahedron Mobile is the 2nd stage of mobiles for babies that is designed to visually stimulate and create focus for babies.
A colorful addition that makes a great gift for any Montessori baby.
3 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
A Gobbi mobile is the 3rd stage of mobiles for babies’ that visually stimulate them.
The “Charmer Play Kit” by Lovevery is filled with grasping toys, wooden rattles, soft book, play guide and more.
Another gift that keeps on giving months after Christmas. ( Great for Grandparents to consider! )
4 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
Montessori Wooden Rattle/Teether
Beautifully made wooden teethers that also are great for grasping skills.
Rubber Teething Ball
Great for grasping, teething, and for focus if it rolls away from them during play.
A toy with many benefits, and can be used as just a “ball” when they get older.
5 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
The Sensor Play Kit by Lovevery is filled with hands on activities that stimulate baby’s sensory play.
Need your baby to stay focused on something while on the change table? This is a great toy for that, as well as for long sessions of focus while they watch the beads move when they move.
6 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
Montessori Baby Cup
An EZPZ Silicone Cup is a great gift for the new cup drinker. At 6 months is when you can often start introducing drinking from a cup as a skill.
7 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
The Inspector Play Kit by Lovevery is filled with wooden puzzles, board book, texture cards and more.
A GREAT gift for the curious baby who is ready to start learning about the way things work and is hands on.
Again, another gift that can be used for many months!
8 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
Animal Board Book
A animal board book with life-like animal pictures is a great addition to Montessori Baby’s shelf.
The tactile aspect to this book is also a great learning opportunity.
Wooden Shape Puzzle
Want to buy your grandbaby their first puzzle? Here is a great option to start with!
Help them learn a new skill and see the joy on their face.
9 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
The Explorer Play Kit by Lovevery is filled with emotions board books, wooden stacking toys, play guide and more.
A subscription box is a grand way to give an experience gift to a baby that will last them many months.
10 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
This is a super fun toy to help with hand-eye coordination + beginning color sorting!
The wooden figures bob up and down our bounce out when you pop them in.
Great addition for any young child that will last throughout their childhood.
Chatbook mini photobooks subscription for a year gives parents a great opportunity to print out photos of family that young kids can hold & browse themselves.
They have a toddler guarantee, so if they are damaged you can get a new one. Allows for independent browsing of family photos without worry.
11 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
Trucks Board Book
This life-like trucks board book is perfect for any child interested in vehicles.
Teach them the real names for everything and see how the real vehicle looks!
The Thinker Play Set is filled with wooden toys, first doll, baby’s first wallet, and more.
Great mixture of toys that can used at home or taken out and about for learning on the go.
12 Month Old Baby Gift Ideas
How about a beautifully crafted wooden puzzle with baby’s name on it?
These beautiful name puzzles are made of organic materials and non-toxic paints only.
This first toddler play kit will start any 12 month old off with great learning activities.
Heaps of wooden puzzles and board books!
Baby’s First Silverware
If they don’t have one yet, now is a great time to get baby their first true utensils set.
When they sit at the Christmas table they will want to watch you and learn how to use them.
A wonderful family memory to share!
GIFTS BY INTEREST
Some of those closer to toddler age, or maybe have just crossed over into the toddler years might have certain interests.
Here are some Montessori Gift Ideas by interest to help you narrow down the best Christmas gift!
For the Kitchen Lovers
Little Mover Set from Lily & River (ships to USA)
This set of wobble board, balance beam, and little steps are a great playroom set for those little ones who love to move!
All natural materials that will last multiple years, and through multiple children. They are beautifully made and are great gross motor skill gift during the winter months when kids are inside a bit more.
For the Creatives
Natural Beeswax Crayons from Honeysticks Store (ships worldwide)
A lovely option for a child’s first crayon set. 100% pure beeswax crayons handmade in New Zealand.
With over 9,000+ amazon reviews and 5-start rating it is certainly a LOVED option by many families.
I know we introduced crayons at around 12 months and had the occasional crayon go in the mouth, so having a natural product is good option when they are this young.
For the Movers
Play Tunnel from Lovevery (ships to USA)
Gross motor skills are huge in the first few years of of a child’s life, and for some they LOVE to move, climb, and get around.
A play tunnel is a great gift as it can be stored away very compact, but still make a BIG impact for play when it is out for kiddos.
For the Explorers
Kids Gardening Set by Storybook Kids Explorer Clubs (ships USA)
My boys have LOVED going in the garden with me since they were crawling. Once about 10 months they have enjoyed getting involved and being able to dig with me or participate in some way.
This gardening kit is similar to what we were gifted by family and is a gift that will last through the toddler years. My eldest has used his watering can from 1 yr old to now 3 years old.
If you know a little explorer this is a fun option that they will enjoy for a long time.
Favorite Montessori Baby Books
Here is a quick list of our favorite Montessori baby books that would make a great addition to any young child’s bookshelf for Christmas:
Most of these books are under $10, so for those looking for budget friendly Montessori Christmas Gift Ideas (or educational gift ideas), this book this list is for you!
How bout a Gift for the Parents?
Are the parents about to enter the toddler years with their Montessori child?
This book is an AMAZING resource to any Montessori parents, and would make a great gift for them if they haven’t got it already!
Hope this has helped you find a great Christmas gift idea for the Montessori Baby in your life!
Have a lovely holiday season this year !