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The Best “Baby’s First Christmas” Ornaments to Add to Your Tree

Commemorate this extra-special holiday season with a festive, personalized keepsake.
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Updated October 30, 2023
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You’ve already received the best gift of all: your baby! Now it’s time to celebrate your first Christmas together as a family. There are so many ways to make this holiday season extra-special, from getting baby a heartfelt gift and a fancy first Christmas outfit for festive photos, to buying baby’s first Christmas ornament for your tree. Browsing for hangable keepsakes? Look no further than this shoppable inspiration. We’ve rounded up the cutest and most wonderfully personalized baby ornaments of 2022. No matter your style, there’s an option here that’ll fit right in with your holiday decor and mark this major life moment.

The Best Ornaments for Baby’s First Christmas

Whether you’re looking for something classic and timeless, or a personalized ornament unique to your family, we’ve rounded up some of the best options out there.

Personalized picture frame ornament

Baby 1st Christmas Photo Ornament
Image: Zazzle
Buying Options
Zazzle|From $15.32
What We Love
  • Fully customizable
  • Tons of frame choices
Things To Consider
  • Thread does not come attached

Looking to make baby’s first Christmas really memorable? Create a personalized ornament, complete with a photo of your little one, with Zazzle. Choose from a variety of shapes—with a frame or without—and personalize your ornament with baby's name, the year and a message of your choice.

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Reindeer baby’s first Christmas ornament

Spode Christmas Tree Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Image: Target
Buying Options
Target|$18.99
What We Love
  • Made from sturdy dolomite
Things To Consider
  • No personalization options

What could be more classic than a Rudolph ornament to commemorate baby's first holiday season? Accented with gold horns and hoofs and wearing a red scarf to match his nose, this adorable reindeer will look sweet on your tree for years to come.

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Light up baby’s first Christmas ornament

Beyond the Moon Personalized Light Up Christmas Ornament
Image: Personalization Mall
What We Love
  • Built-in 6-hour timer
Things To Consider
  • Fragile

Brighten up your tree with this baby Christmas ornament, illuminated from within by candlelight (battery operated, of course). Personalize it with their name, a sweet message and—you guessed it—the year.

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Handprint baby’s first Christmas ornament

Baby's First Christmas Handprint Ornament Kit
Image: Pottery Barn Kids
What We Love
  • Easy to use
Things To Consider
  • Clean with a dry cloth only

Use this kit to turn your little one’s handprint or footprint into a glittery keepsake for baby’s first Christmas ornament. It comes with all the tools you need, plus easy-to-follow instructions. As baby grows, you’ll look back fondly on how tiny they were!

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Heart-shaped baby’s first Christmas ornament

My Very First Christmas Personalized Baby Ornament
Image: Personalization Mall
What We Love
  • Comes in three colors
Things To Consider
  • Some assembly required

Display your little one’s birth stats on this personalized baby ornament. We love the heart-shaped porcelain, the fact that it’s double-sided and the seasonal snowflake accents.

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Baby block first Christmas ornament

Baby's First Christmas Ornament 2023
Image: BLOCKSetc | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy|$40.50
What We Love
  • Amazing customer reviews
  • Six sides to personalize
Things To Consider
  • Pricey

Thanks to this block-shaped option, you can get baby’s first Christmas ornament personalized on all six sides. Get it engraved with a special message, initials, a holiday image and more. Talk about a sweet keepsake.

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Glass baby’s first Christmas ornament

My First Christmas Glass Ornament, Blue Snowman
Image: Maisonette
Buying Options
Maisonette|$24.95
What We Love
  • Monogrammable (for $10 more)
Things To Consider
  • Fragile

Celebrate your little one's first Christmas in style with this classic glass bauble. It’s decorated with a friendly snowman and reads “My First Christmas.” Plus, this baby holiday ornament is perfectly packaged in a gift box with a coordinating tied ribbon for easy gift-giving and safe storage.

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Laser cut baby’s first Christmas ornament

Personalized Baby's First Christmas Ornament
Image: WallaceWoodOrnaments | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy|$17.21

This first Christmas ornament is beautifully intricate. The laser-cut nursery scene is sure to impress your holiday guests. Personalize it with your little one’s name and the year.

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Metal baby’s first Christmas ornament

Baby's First Christmas Ornament
Image: TheSilverDiva | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy|$25.00
What We Love
  • Sturdy
Things To Consider
  • One-sided

If you’re going with a silver color scheme for your tree, this metal option will fit right in. Add the date and a personalized note for a super-cute first Christmas ornament.

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Commemorative first Christmas ornament

Babies 1st Christmas, Newborn Ornament Gifts
Image: EverGreenCraftUS | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy|$19.99
What We Love
  • Multiple personalization fields
  • Artwork won't peel or crack
Things To Consider
  • Sizes range from 3" to 4"

Commemorate all the details of baby's birth with this personalized Christmas ornament from Evergreen Craft US. This adorable nursery-themed ornament displays baby's birthday, hometown, height and weight, as well as a photo—what better way to remember the year of their first Christmas?

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Double-sided baby’s first Christmas ornament

Pearhead Babyprints Double-Sided Photo Ornament with Clean Touch Ink Pad
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$12.95
What We Love
  • All DIY supplies included
Things To Consider
  • Let dry for 24 hours

This pick by Pearhead lets you create an extra-special keepsake to commemorate baby’s first festive season. The oval ornament is double-sided, meaning you can insert a photo on one side and baby’s footprint or handprint on the other. A darling sight from every angle!

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Twin babies’ first Christmas ornament

Personalized Christmas Ornament Twins First Christmas Ornament
Image: TheButterflyPress | Etsy
Buying Options
Etsy|$18.50
What We Love
  • Comes with a gift box
Things To Consider
  • Made of porcelain

Shopping for a dynamic duo? This adorable bunny rabbit Christmas ornament has space for two names. Bonus: You can add their photo or a unique inscription on the back—just send the seller your preferred pic and information.

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Vintage-inspired baby’s first Christmas ornament

Old St. Nick Baby's First Christmas Ornament
Image: Saks Fifth Avenue
What We Love
  • Whimsical design
Things To Consider
  • Fragile
  • Pricey

Willing to splurge on baby’s first Christmas ornament? Look no further than this glittery bauble by Vietri. Inspired by childhood memories of Santa Claus, this artisan-crafted ornament has been hand-painted with an intricate holiday design and is ready to take pride of place on the tree.

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Heirloom-quality baby’s first Christmas ornament

Rocking Horse Ornament
Image: Lenox
Buying Options
Lenox|From $39.95
What We Love
  • Personalizable
  • Hand-painted
Things To Consider
  • Fragile

This hand-painted rocking horse, made from ivory china with gold accents, makes a gorgeous addition to any Christmas tree. Personalize it with baby's name and the year and hang it with the included gold cord.

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Felt baby’s first Christmas ornament

Baby's First Holiday Felt Elephant Ornament
Image: West Elm
Buying Options
West Elm|$15
What We Love
  • Baby-friendly material
Things To Consider
  • Not personalizable

How about a menagerie of felt ornaments? These adorable animals are handmade in a Fair Trade Certified facility in Nepal, making them a truly unique addition to your holiday decor. Fuzzy friends to choose from include a whale, kangaroo and elephant.

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How We Chose the Best Christmas Ornaments

We get it—there are thousands of Christmas tree ornaments out there to choose from. Our goal is to do the bulk of the research for you, so you don’t have to spend hours searching online. Our team selected baby’s first Christmas ornaments in a range of materials, prices and designs so that whatever you’re looking for, you’re likely to find it on our list, from the sturdy and budget-friendly to pricier, more fragile ornaments—no matter what, we want you to find a family keepsake you’ll cherish for years to come. We read user reviews to see how these products worked for real families, and didn’t consider anything less than an average of four stars.

Interested in learning more about our editorial process? Read about how our team develops and reviews all our articles here.

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