Baby due around Xmas…stocking/presents?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh I’d have a sticking for sure- even if there was not really anything in it. You will use in the coming years- so it won’t be a waste and it would be adorable!

Post # 3
2262 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Thats if you go into labor early, you could buy a few things to have on hand just in case you do have your bundle of joy before christmas. I wouldn’t go crazy though on christmas gifts the baby will be so little. 

Post # 4
1829 posts
Buzzing bee

I would get a stocking and just fill it with a few little things. A cute teddy, a tiny Santa/Christmas hat and maybe a blanket. Things that will (other than the little hat for cuteness) be useful anyway but so that if he does arrive before Christmas you can get some cute photos!

Post # 5
1055 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In our family, we typically have little presents/stockings for the babies of my pregnant SILs, regardless of their due date!  Nothing crazy, but a little toy or outfit.  Not bc it is necessary, but bc we are all so excited and it is cute!  I’d go with that.

Post # 6
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would get a newborn size Christmas pajama just in case. You will want the photos with baby in Christmas jam jams if he does arrive early. And if you wait until just before christmas they may all be sold out.

Post # 7
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My nephew was born on December 28, 2012 via a scheduled c-section. My mom and I both got Christmas gifts for him. We were so excited, we couldn’t wait. So I don’t think it would be bad to include him in the celebration this year. In fact, I think that would make it more fun.

Post # 8
2473 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

missjewels:  Definitely get the stocking so you can take a photo like this!

If you deliver around Christas, my guess is you’ll be too exhausted to do much, and I’m sure your friends and family will be extra generous with stuff for the baby. I would get or make the stocking for sure, though.

In my family, my aunt made our stockings for us when we were babies, and we still use them to this day. The stocking can be a treasured item 🙂

Post # 9
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would have a stocking for sure, in fact, I’m due in February and there’s a good chance I’ll make a stocking for this baby this Christmas.

Post # 10
2184 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

My daughter was born on December 10, and she had a stocking. I think other folks sent her little trinkets, but we didn’t do full on presents. This year, she’ll be smothered, I’m sure!

Post # 11
7039 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

missjewels:  I’ve been in that situation (due a few days after, thought he was late) and I didn’t. I figure gifts are for the baby, and he doesn’t know what’s happening and won’t remember it, and there’s enough other things to deal with, so what’s the point? Not only do I not regret it, it didn’t even occur to me until I saw this post. 

Post # 12
5781 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Have a stocking but fill it with stuff you already bought. Baby won’t know what’s going on. No reason to spend a bunch of extra money!

Post # 13
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m due Dec. 24th and plan to buy a stocking with her name embroidered just like I have for myself and our dog(no other presents, but my FIL already said he bought her a Christmas gift). My husband has a different kind of stocking, but that was his choice. I would like to use it for newborn pictures, and even if that doesn’t happen, we will use it for years to come.  I have the ones from Lands End, same ones by parents bought when I was little and still look great! (Also they are having a 30% off regularly priced items sale today…I bought the other ones I have after Christmas at a huge discount too)

Post # 14
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

missjewels:  I am due Jan 10– but my first was 7 weeks early, so I am planning to possibly have a baby before Christmas.  I am going to have a stocking.

Not sure about gifts or stuffers– being that I have one kid and remember how, even at nine months– he really didn’t “get” the whole Christmas gift thing….this baby will already have all new things anyway….since almost everything from DH was given away or sold.  

I might put one or two toys in there– but keep it simple 🙂


I know my mom has a stocking stuffer for baby- I guess I don’t actually know if she’s planning to give it to me- for baby, or give it to baby.  But I know she has at least one thing!

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Post # 15
3009 posts
Sugar bee

missjewels:  I was due 1/1 and delivered 12/27. I didn’t do anything for him. I was so crabby by the end that I barely did anything to acknowledge Christmas at all!

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