Image via a sorta fairytale (Great DIY!)
Baby’s First Christmas is coming up quickly, so what’s a mama to do, but get all the necessary accoutrements ready for the little guy? For a style conscious mama, however – this task is more difficult than it would seem. Baby holiday stuff is, for the most part, horrendous. Seriously, just take a look at this screen shot from a google search:
What? My kid deserves better than that. Since I launched on a (ridiculously extensive) search for my own, I thought I’d share the fruits of my labor with you. Since the stocking and the first ornament are the essentials for baby’s first holiday, here are my picks for the coolest ones out there.
My take on stockings for kids is that they should be fun, but since you will probably want to use it for a while, not too babyish (no cartoon characters, please!). All the ones shown below can be personalized, because we definitely don’t want Santa to get confused, right? If you are crafty (or have a friend who sews), I love the idea of choosing your own fabric. Pick #3 is from Etsy and there are more choices there as well than I can even start with, so hop on and customize to your heart’s content.
1. Blue Confetti Stocking, The Land of Nod. 2. Woolen Stockings, Garnet Hill. 3. Geometric Ornaments Stocking, Blue Stitch Handmade. 4. Monogram Vintage Stocking, Red Envelope. 5. Cream & Red Stripe Fair Isle Stocking, Pottery Barn. 6. Red Canvas Stocking with Ceramic Name Tile, Paloma’s Nest. 7. Tangled Christmas Lights Stocking, Sunny Lee Studio.
For Baby’s First Christmas Ornament, my advice is to stick with Etsy (see Google Image above). There are some sleek looks from Red Envelope, Pottery Barn, and a few others, but you can get a similar look and support a small business shopping on Etsy.
1. Hand Stamped Diamond Ornament, Jessica N Designs. Personalized Patchwork Star, BakerBaby. 3. Personalized Penguin Ornament, The Land of Nod. 4. First Christmas Ornament, Susabellas. 5. Rocking Horse Ornament, Paloma’s Nest. 6. Personalized Retro Ball Ornament, Little Sapling Toys. 7. Baby’s First Ornament, The Brick Kiln. Personalized Ornament, September House.
While I’m sharing, how freaking cute are these two ornaments? I found them on my Etsy search and just had to share. Eeeeee!!!!