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The best Catholic baby gifts of 2021


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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 10/28/21

If there's a baby on your Christmas list, check out this ultimate gift guide for the littlest Catholics.

I know what you’re thinking: “A gift guide in October?! We’re not even past Halloween yet, much less Thanksgiving!” But this year, word on the street is that you need to order gifts far, far ahead of when you’ll need them, owing to supply chain issues and postal slowdowns.

If you’ve got a baby or toddler on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re a parent, godparent, grandparent, auntie, uncle, or caring friend, these gifts will grow with the little ones in your life, and surround them with a loving environment of faith.

Baby gear, but make it Catholic

These hand-painted My First Christmas ornaments from a Catholic artisan are the perfect gift for any family with a baby!

Try not to swoon over these stunning baby blankets, quilts, and muslin swaddles with a Catholic theme from Fawnly.

Anyone who’s prayed the Rosary with a wiggly baby knows they’ll try to grab and chew the beads, so put safety first with gorgeous and baby-safe silicone rosaries.


Give baby his or her first rosary thanks to this wooden teether and rattle shaped like a one-decade rosary ring.

Keep that pacifier handy with these darling saint-themed pacifier clips.

Share your family’s faith with a sweet, gently tongue-in-cheek Cradle Catholic onesie.

When it’s time to start solids, keep things tidy with an easy-to-clean silicone bib featuring the Meal Blessing prayer.

Keep baby entertained with this wooden baby gym (and don’t miss these other sweet baby goods!).

What could be cuter than a tiny baby in a saintly headband?

Keep baby’s little feet warm with these comfy baby shoes (that actually stay on!), featuring smiling images of saints and nuns.

Wrap up baby in Heavenly love with the coziest muslin quilts and swaddle blankets in saintly themes.

These soft, elegant blankets will remind you of your saintly friends every time you swaddle your baby.

Savor each milestone with a personalized rosary blanket.

Inspiring artwork for the nursery

The Alphabet Saints and Noah’s Ark posters from Studio Senn would make a whimsical and eye-catching addition to your nursery wall.

During those never-ending newborn nights, call to mind your baby’s eternal destiny with this Born to be a Saint print.


This delicate print reminds you to bless your baby with a nightly prayer to “Sleep with the angels and rise with the saints.”

Share your faith with your baby from the start thanks to this Catholic ABC print.

Introduce your baby to a beloved patron saint with these durable religious statues.

Saintly friends for your baby to love

Honor your child’s patron saint with a plastic or soft plush doll from Shining Light Dolls, or these natural wooden saints from Saintly Heart.

Dozens of beloved saints come in cuddly “pillow doll” form at Blessed Friends Forever. (And check out these specifically Marian saint dolls!)

Use this sturdy, baby-friendly Nativity set to introduce your little one to the Christmas story.

Blocks are a classic toy, and these stunning patron saint blocks help your baby learn about the saints while they build and play.

Beautiful books your family will treasure

Every Catholic baby needs some of Katie Warner’s books, which gently introduce kids to Scripture, the Mass, and the family of God.

Wrap up your bedtime routine by reading Sleepytime Saints: A to Z.

Store your favorite memories in a special Catholic keepsake book.

Baby can join in the family Rosary from the start with these sturdy board books featuring all 20 mysteries.

Little ones can learn the vocabulary of faith and see the beauty of the Mass in the Light of Sunday Catholic Treasury book.

Share faith formation from the start with the cute Teeny Tiny Theology board book series.

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