Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts For Kids Under 1

We combed the stores so you don't have to! Here are the best new gifts to make sure your baby's first Christmas season is filled with squeals of glee. By Danielle Friedland

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BABY LAPINOS THE BUNNY

BABY LAPINOS THE BUNNY

Imagine your rag bag as a plush toy and you'd have Deglingos. Chockful of textures and colors, there's plenty for baby to touch and snuggle with. (The bunny's our favorite.)
Age Range: 0+ years
Get It: Deglingos, Oompa, $20 (save 15% on all Deglingos purchases with code 2008CBB)
We Also Like: SigiKid iBedoo Rose, 0+ years, $30 (save 15% on all SigiKid purchases with 2008CBB)

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ORGANIC COTTON BOWLING BUDDIES SET

ORGANIC COTTON BOWLING BUDDIES SET

Your baby can enjoy knocking things over – quietly! – with this soft bowling set that includes six pins and a ball.
Age Range: 6+ months
Get It: miYim, exclusively at Giggle, $45
We Also Like: Infantino Penguin Bowling, 6 months - 2 years, $25

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PEEK-A-BOO WOOD RATTLE

PEEK-A-BOO WOOD RATTLE

Made from European beech wood with natural beeswax coating and water-based inks, this rattle has a ring on the back and a bell that gently jingles.
Age Range: 0+ years
Get It: Sugar Booger, $15 (get free shipping on orders over $50 with code celebrityblog)

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BABY TAMA THE TURTLE 3-IN-1 TRAVEL PET

BABY TAMA THE TURTLE 3-IN-1 TRAVEL PET

Zoobie Pets, a plush toy, soft pillow and comfy blanket literally all rolled up in one, now come in baby sizes! Loosen Velcro straps on the bottom and the pet flattens into a cushiony pillow; unzip the bottom to reveal a detachable fleece blanket.
Age Range: 0+ years
Get It: Zoobie Pets, Little Jet Set, $25 (plus save 20% on your entire purchase with CELEBBABY20, through 12/19/08)

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RYAN 28

RYAN 28

This soft and colorful zebra comes with tons of toys to play with – 28 of them! – and has no annoying sound effects. In other words: We love it! The price tag's a bit hefty but your little one will love it for years. (Hint: Ask Grandma for it!)
Age Range: 6 months - 3 years
Get It: K's Kids, $88
We Also Like: Ryan 18, 6 months - 3 years, $38

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WOODEN VAN

WOODEN VAN

This super-sized wooden car is sure to please any infant, toddler or preschooler with its eye-grabbing colors and shiny metallic hubcaps. Looks great on a shelf, too.
Age Range: 9+ months
Get It: Vilac, BabyThoughts, $35 (save 10% with code 55362380, through 12/31/08)
We Also Like: Imagiplay Pushalong Duck, 1+ years, $15

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SAMMY MY VERY FIRST BABY

SAMMY MY VERY FIRST BABY

Specially designed for sensitive babies, Sammy is the perfect first doll for any baby: She is manufactured with materials that will not trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. Your baby can cuddle and hug her without you having to worry.
Age Range: 0+ years
Get It: Goldberger Sensitive Baby, Toys’R’Us, $11
We Also Like: Corolle Patachou Dragee, 0+ years, $25

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PICNIC BASKET FILL & SPILL

PICNIC BASKET FILL & SPILL

Every day is a picnic with this fabric play set, which includes a see-through flip-top picnic basket, watermelon wedge, beverage bottle, take-apart sandwich and ice cream cone. Yum!
Age Range: 6+ months
Get It: Melissa amp Doug, $14
We Also Like: Melissa amp Doug Soft Play Bird House Shape Sorter, 9+ months, $20

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EARTH BRIGHTS CHERRY TREE RATTLE

EARTH BRIGHTS CHERRY TREE RATTLE

This abstract tree has brightly colored fabric cords that slide through the hollow tree trunk, two wooden leaves that clack together, and a fleece dove, soft leaf and fuzzy berries to explore.
Age Range: 0+ years
Get It: Sassy, Amazon, $7

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OUTER SPACE ATTACH-N-VIEW BUILDING BLOCKS

OUTER SPACE ATTACH-N-VIEW BUILDING BLOCKS

Inspire your little architect with these adorable blocks. Your babe can shake, rattle and crinkle them while building a space-age city.
Age Range: 3-24 months
Get It: Skip Hop, exclusively at Toys’R’Us, $25
We Also Like: Infantino Activity Blocks, 6+ months, $15

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DISCOVERY BALL AND SALTA INFANT TOY

DISCOVERY BALL AND SALTA INFANT TOY

Made of beech wood and multiple coats of non-toxic child-friendly paints, HABA toys are some of our favorites. Two new additions to their line: The Discovery Ball with Squeaker – whack the button against a hard surface to make it squeak! – and the Salto, a colorful teething ring with movable center pieces.
Age Range: 6+ months
Get It: HABA, Oompa: Discovery Ball, $5, Salto Rattle, $9

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LITTLE PIM GIFT SET

LITTLE PIM GIFT SET

Get that growing mind going with this learning language set, which includes three DVDs that cover mealtime, morning and bedtime routines and playtime. Plus, it comes with a plush little panda. Available in French, Spanish and Chinese. DVDs are also sold individually.
Age Range: 0-3 years
Get It: Little Pim, $60

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LITTLE SNOWMAN AND PENGUIN FINGER PUPPET BOOK

LITTLE SNOWMAN AND PENGUIN FINGER PUPPET BOOK

Amuse your infant with the plush finger puppets that poke through each page of these brightly-colored board books.
Age Range: Infant - 3 years
Get It: Chronicle Books, $7 (save 25% and get free shipping with CELEBBABY)
We Also Like: Button Nose, 0-3 years, $13

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