While I’m a firm believer that babies don’t need much – quite frankly they’re happy with a bottle and a tummy rub – try explaining that to new grandparents and aunts and uncles who are just itching to race down the aisles of their nearest baby store this Christmas. My little one isn’t even born yet, but I’ve already been inundated with requests from well-meaning family members who’d like to pop a little something under the tree, in anticipation of her arrival.
As a first-time mum-to-be who’ll be delivering in January I’ve somewhat put a dampener on their plans by asking for dull (yet highly practical) gifts, like thermometers, bottles and diapers. Because she’ll just miss Christmas (sniff), I wanted things that would be of use down the road, rather than just for the festive season.
However, the mere thought of Christmas with a tot got me feeling all gooey inside. After all, Christmas is a magical time for little ones and it’s important to make the most of it, and allow your loved ones to do the same. With this in mind I’ve set up a list of my 12 favourite Christmas buys, from Mud Pie (all available at JustKidding). You can either don your Santa hat and hit the shops yourself, or pass it on to family members so they have a bit of inspiration on their next Yuletide shopping spree.
Merry Christmas everyone!!
Mud Pie Christmas Crawler & Sock Set – Dhs140
Perfect for baby’s first Christmas, this cute-as-a-button set will have everyone cooing over your little one on December 25. It’s available in sizes 0-6 months and is made of cotton.
Mud Pie My 1st Christmas Bloomer – Dhs90
How could anyone resist these adorable bloomers, suitable for 0-12 months?
Mud Pie Reindeer Velour Stocking – Dhs140
For their first Noel, hang this sweet stocking up; ready to receive lots of adorable Chrimbo goodies.
Mud Pie Reindeer Antler Hair Clips Set – Dhs35
Think of all the cute photo ops you’ll have if your little darling dons these felt reindeer hair clips on Christmas Day. (One size fits all).
Mud Pie Santa Hat – Dhs100
This chunky-knit Santa hat will get your tot in the festive spirit. One size fits most newborns.
Mud Pie Crochet Santa Booties – Dhs60
While we know babies love nothing more than tearing off their booties with abandon, we still can’t help feeling all slushy about these Santa Booties, which fit sizes 0-6 months. Too cute!
Mud Pie Rattle Toe Socks – Dhs60
Keep their tootsies warm, and them entertained, with these gorgeous cotton socks that rattle when baby kicks.
Mud Pie Holiday Felt Bow Clips (Set of 2) – Dhs35
Check out this delightful stocking filler that will jazz up your little ones festive outfit this Yuletide season.
Mud Pie Christmas Owl Pacy Clip – Dhs35
There’s nothing more terrifying than a baby that’s lost its dummy. Make sure your Christmas isn’t interrupted with mad pacifier hunts by investing in this Christmas Owl Pacy Clip. Baby’s dummy will never be far away.
Mud Pie Reindeer 3-Piece Set – Dhs110
Santa is on his way and she’ll want to look her best for the big occasion, so kit her out in this fabulous festive outfit, which is perfect for sizes 0-6 months.
Mud Pie My First Christmas Bib – Dhs85
Baby will look extremely festive for Christmas dinner this year if you pop on this My First Christmas Bib.
Mud Pie Christmas Tree Lounge Set – Dhs170
If you let her open one present early on Christmas Eve, make sure it’s this cute Christmas Tree Lounge Set. These PJs are not only comfortable, but the seasonal design means she’ll be dressed for the occasion when Santa calls.