Let me start by saying babies don't need much – they are happy with a boob and a set of jingling keys – but just try to tell new grandparents, aunts and uncles that are itching to go nuts at Toys R Us. If you don't give them a list you will end up with a drum set or a battery operated Dora toy that can loop a stroke inducing "Hola!"
However, I’ve noticed that many sites are putting together baby gift lists that have a lot of, well, expensive, short-lived stuff on it. Don’t get me wrong, you know how I love me some hippy-whittled-Parisian-giraffe teethers, but when you’re shopping for a baby, you want to get things that your baby will really enjoy that aren’t necessarily cheap, but have a little staying power to get the most bang for your buck.
So I set up my own little list of what I thought a baby would like for its first Festivus on Baby List.
I tried to pick things that had lasting appeal and could be enjoyed by your baby now, and down the road. And I tried to pick things that are practical, and things you'd like to have, but would never buy for yourself. I've got a pretty good span going on because your baby could be brand new or almost a year old this holiday, so keep that in mind.
Check out the list to find the items shown above (plus more) and let me know some of the great gifts that you think should be added.