8 Musical Christmas Gift Ideas for Baby

by | Dec 18, 2015 | Baby Games, Baby Music, Instruments | 0 comments

Give your baby the gift of music this Christmas!

Music really is the most wonderful gift that you can give your baby this Christmas. You are not just giving your baby a toy – you are giving them an experience. One which develops their learning and skills in so many areas!

I certainly remember how busy life is with a baby so to make things that little bit easier for you I’ve compiled a list of good quality, baby-safe musical instruments that you can buy online. Christmas is just around the corner so if you there isn’t time to get your online order delivered check out your local toy/ gift store or department store. You could also keep these ideas in mind for first or second birthday gifts.

8 of the best baby-safe music toys online

Music Bells Set of 8

Ring out those chimes and smiles!
8 precision tuned bells to make your own melody.
A crystal clear and colourful cascade of notes.
Includes a play-along song sheet.
Discover music, develops fine motor skills and stimulate the senses.
For ages 3 years and up. (Note from Ed: Please ensure if you buy these to use with your baby during music time that you supervise them carefully.)

Bokido My First Drum

 Simple with clean, colourful lines and a little French elegance, this sturdy but lightweight round drum by Boikido is a winner. Wooden with a natural looking drum head. It is 15 cm in diameter and comes with 2 wooden beaters. A superb example from the Boikido range of superbly designed musical toys. 


Come they told me, Pa rum pum pum pum…play along to the Christmas carol on this ultimate music set for little maestros! The 8 bug-themed instruments in the set include a kids marching drum (which also doubles as a storage case), centipede drumsticks, jingle bell ant, busy bee maraca/clacker, caterpillar tambourine and two shaka-shaka eggs. It’s a fun way to develop music and motor skills.

Fun Factory Wooden Maracas 

A classic musical toy, these wooden maracas are enjoyable to shake and play. They have a great sound, not too loud so great to use from a very young age. They are multi-coloured and are sold individually (not as a pair) Measures: 15cm Long Non toxic paint.

Wooden Bell Stick

– Jingle Bells,  Jingle Bells, jingle all the way….jingle some Christmas fun with this cute and fun wooden musical bells instrument! Makes a great stocking filler. Made from sustainable timber and comes in a range of different characters and faces. Bells chosen randomly unless specified. Packs of 6 includes all bells.

RainStick Tower

Just turn the tower upside down and watch the colourful balls falling down. A unique and stimulating toy for your baby and toddler. This gorgeous toy is crafted from eco friendly plantation rubberwood and finished with all natural beeswax and beads with non-toxic, child safe paints.
Beautifully handmade with eco friendly timber
Great for babies and toddlers.

Halilit’s Baby Xylophone

  This instrument is specifically designed for babies! While the bars are not made of wood it is labelled as a xylophone on the box. The misnomer aside, this is an excellent instrument of the highest quality. It is accurately tuned and is a perfect first xylophone for babies 12 months and up.

Hape-Tap-along Tambourine

This tambourine adds rhythm and energy to any musical performance. The wooden play surface helps keep the volume down to comfortable levels. Product images not final and may be subject to change
Colourful design for young children
Non-toxic finishes and child safe materials
Encourages imaginative role play
Suitable for ages 1 & up
baby shakers demonstration by Sarah

Music is the gift that keeps on giving

Of course experimenting and playing with musical instruments offers many direct benefits for your baby. But the opportunity for you to make ‘live’ music with your little one is also extremely valuable. Once the craziness of Christmas has subsided and it is just the two of you on a Monday morning why not sit down together and enjoy a “jam session”? Demonstrate how to shake the maracas, bang the tambourine or play a scale on the xylophone and sing along.

If you’re stuck for song and game ideas, check out my online program of music activities for babies. There are so many benefits of music for babies and it truly is one of the best gifts you can give them.

Join my 8 session online program of 100+ music activities for you and bub.

If a face-to-face music class isn't practical for you or your baby/toddler, consider my online program! I'll teach you how to do music with your little one in the comfort of your own home. I sing and demonstrate the actions - you’ll soon be singing along, sharing smiles and giggles and feeling great for playing an active role in your baby’s development.

30 minutes a week = a lifetime of developmental benefits.

Sarah Richard-Preston

I'm Sarah Richard-Preston, creator and presenter of The Bubble Box - a program of music activities for you to share with your baby. I demonstrate the activities through streaming videos, right here on The Bubble Box website. I'm a qualified teacher with 13 years experience in early childhood education and I am passionate about music and the developmental benefits music promotes. Join me online in my 8 session music program today to give your baby's development a boost and make the most of precious baby time.


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