If you’re searching for the best Montessori aligned gift ideas for babies, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for a baby shower gift for a newborn, a holiday or Christmas gift for a 6-month old, or the perfect birthday present for baby, our Montessori baby gift guide is a great place to start.
We have ideas that include budget-friendly Montessori toys from Amazon to gorgeous custom-made items from Etsy, as well as our favorite picks from Montessori-aligned companies such as Lovevery and Monti Kids. This Montessori gift guide has been updated for 2022.
Wooden Motor Development Set
These Montessori wooden baby toys promote fine motor and gross motor development and are very satisfying for babies. They are used from about 4 months+ when babies begin to reach for and grab things. They are used for auditory and tactile stimulation for young infants. All these items are made with non-toxic materials.
Black and White Cards
Created by Lovevery, these high-contrast images with varying pattern complexity help develop and strengthen your baby’s vision, while playful themes will give you fun ways to build vocabulary.
Object Permanence Box
An object permanence box is a classic Montessori toy for babies 6-12 months. They have many benefits including fine and gross motor skills as well as hand-eye coordination.
This sensory ball has 8 different sections with various textures and sounds for babies to explore. Our favorite part about this one is that it’s machine washable.
Montessori Spinning Drum
The spinning drum is another classic Montessori material that makes a great baby gift. Great for ages 6 months to 2 years.
These Montessori mobiles include all of the recommended mobiles for newborn babies including Munari, Octahedron, Gobbi, and Dancer. There are many developmental benefits of mobiles for babies.
Montessori Egg Cup
The egg and cup or ball and cup is another classic Montessori material for babies. It is a simple but beneficial toy that makes a great gift.
Pull Up Bar
Around the time that infants begin to attempt pulling up, this Montessori tool can be used, usually from 6-10 months old. Often, the pull-up bars are paired with a mirror, which is often recommended for your child’s bedroom.
Mirror for Nursery
As mentioned above with the pull-up bar, mirrors are often encouraged in Montessori bedrooms and nurseries. There are many benefits to a safe and secure room mirror.
Wooden Grasping Cars
This set of 2 wooden grasping cars is a great budget-friendly option for a Montessori baby gift. These are made from natural beechwood with no painting or staining.
Activity Gym Play Mat
Created by Lovevery, which offers many Montessori aligned toys for babies, this play gym grows with your child and can be used in multiple ways for the first full year of your baby’s life.
Tripp Trapp High Chair
More than just a high chair, the Tripp Trapp is loved by Montessori parents around the world. It grows and adjusts with your baby and can be used until they’re 3 years old. One of our favorite Montessori aligned gifts!
This walker from HABA is our favorite from our recommended push walkers article. Wheel speed can be adjusted depending on the walking skill of the child. Recommended age 10 months+.
Baby Play Kits 0 – 12 Months
Lovevery offers 6 different play kits for babies that offer a variety of Montessori-aligned materials for your infant.
Used by parents for generations, the Topponcino is a Montessori infant essential and considered by most as the first “must have” newborn product.