The 9 Best Baby's First Christmas Ornaments to Buy in 2018

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A baby’s first Christmas is one of the most special events in many families' lives. Commemorating it with a special ornament is a sweet way to recognize the day. Plus, your baby's first Christmas ornament is a great addition to the tree that will be cherished for years to come and can even be passed down in the family.

They come in a variety of styles and shapes to suit any taste (and tree!), and they make incredible heirloom gifts. They make sweet, sentimental gifts for new parents too, if you know someone who is expecting. Don’t worry if they receive more than one—the more the merrier and brighter. Here are some of the best first Christmas ornaments you can buy now, to give as a gift or keep for your own child.

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Best Personalized: Personalized Heartily Yours Baby's First Christmas Ornament

Sweet and simple, this heart-shaped ornament can be personalized for either a boy or a girl. Each is decorated with a scroll that reads “Baby’s 1st Christmas” and features a cute little baby covered by a blanket. You get to choose from pink or blue, and artists will inscribe it with the name and year of your choice for no additional charge.

The ornament measures 4" x 4" and a satin ribbon is attached for easy hanging.

Customers say the quality is solid, but it’s not so heavy that it will weigh down the branches of the tree. Several say it’s even cuter in person than in the pictures.

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Best Ivory: Lenox 2018 Baby's 1st Christmas Rattle Ornament

Whether your family collects Lenox tree decor or not, this gorgeous ornament will add an elegant flair to any tree. Simple and timely, the ivory rattle has 24-karat gold details with just a hint of pink and blue in a pattern on the rattle. It reads “Baby’s 1st Christmas 2018” and pretty ribbons on each side tie it off.

Made of porcelain, the hand-painted ornament has a gold cord for hanging on the tree, from a mantle, or elsewhere to mark the special occasion and honor it for years to come. It’s also covered under the Lenox lifetime breakage replacement program, which provides great peace of mind.

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Best Glass Ball: 4" Boy with Teddy Bear Glass Ball Christmas Ornament

For a classic look to commemorate baby’s first Christmas, there’s this pretty glass ball ornament. Hand painted by artists in the Ukraine, this one captures all of the innocence of children and Christmas. It features a boy holding a teddy bear and carrying a Christmas lantern. In flowing a font it reads “Baby’s first Christmas.”

It measures 3" in diameter and comes with a ribbon to use for hanging. It also comes in a gift box, which it makes it perfect for baby showers or to place under the tree as a gift. This ornament is a work of art that will add an extra special, sentimental touch to any family’s tree.

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Best Picture Ornament: Silver Filigree Heart Shaped Photo Ornament

For a pick with a personal touch, this heart-shaped ornament from Banberry Designs is just perfect. In the center of the heart is a space for baby’s picture, making it truly one of kind. A charm that reads “Baby’s First Christmas 2018” dangles below.

With a pewter finish, it features pretty scrolling details and is peppered with little jewels that make it sparkle and shimmer while it hangs on the tree. It also comes in a pretty gift box, which makes it great for gifting and for storing as well. The ornament is about 4", and the picture opening measures approximately 1 ½" x 2".

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Best Birth Announcement: All About Baby Photo Birth Ornament

This sweet ornament captures all of the details of baby’s big entrance into the world. One side features a picture of the little guy or girl, which you upload online. The other side features details from their birth including their name, the time and date of the arrival, and their birth weight and length. You get to personalize it further by choosing from one of six color combinations.

It comes a velvet drawstring bag, so it’s ready for gift giving and the bag is also great for storing it once the holidays have passed. It also comes with a ribbon so it can be hung right away. Customers rave about this gift, saying it’s the perfect, go-to baby gift that always delights new parents.

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Best Hallmark: Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament 2018

This classic rattle ornament from Hallmark will look gorgeous and hold a special place on any tree. Made of porcelain, the precious rattle ornament is designed by Tammy Haddix. It’s peppered with tiny stars and moons, which is perfect for families who are sure to be over the moon with their new little bundle of joy. Inscribed in silver is “Baby’s First Christmas” and the year 2018.

The ornament measures 1.95" x 3.81" x 1.95" and it comes with a keepsake box for easy storage and gift giving. It’s one that will bring back beautiful memories as it’s hung year after year. With the quality and craftsmanship Hallmark has been known for for more than 100 years, this ornament is sure to last.

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Best Disney: Disney Parks Baby's First Christmas Mickey Mouse Ears Hat Ornament

For Disney fans, you can’t go wrong with this sweet ornament featuring everyone’s favorite flying elephant, Dumbo. Dumbo sits in the middle of the ornament, with a Santa hat perched atop his adorable big ears. Blocks below spell out “Baby's 1st Christmas,” and a rattle peppered with snowflakes makes up the backdrop of the red and green motif. A pretty red satin ribbon is attached for easy hanging on the tree.

The ornament is made of resin, and it measures 2 ½" x 3 ½" x 2 ½". The fact that it doesn’t have a year on it means it’s timeless and you can stow it away until that first baby or grandbaby decides to come along. Its classic cuteness is a great way to get kids excited about the wonder and magic Disney offers.

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Best Crystal: Waterford Baby's First Ornament

There’s nothing like the look of crystal twinkling in the Christmas tree lights and no one does crystal better than Waterford. This 2018 Baby’s First Christmas Ornament from the famed company features a sweet little baby shoe. A silver charm with 2018 marks the year, and a white satin ribbon is attached for hanging the lead-crystal ornament. It measures 1.9" x 1.4" x. 2.6" and it comes in pretty box perfect for storing and gifting.

It’s simple, elegant, and sweet, and would make a great gift for new parents or grandparents. This classic crystal ornament is sure to become an heirloom passed on for generations.

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Best for Grandparents: 2018 First Grandchild Photo Christmas Ornament

If your parents are super excited about their new grandson or granddaughter, this ornament is a great gift option. Made of brushed pewter, it features an angel trumpeting the news with 2018 scrolled on a flag unfurling from it. Below is a rectangular opening for a picture of the precious little one with the words, “First Grandchild” inscribed beneath.

It comes with a red satin ribbon for hanging on the tree, but it can also stand like a picture frame to be displayed on a mantle or other flat surface. This one is sure to get a starring spot year after year.