12 Days of Christmas DIY Gift

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12 Days of Christmas DIY gift basket

I have provided downloadable gift tags to go along with this cute 12 days of Christmas idea for a fun gift that you can give anyone. You can give them everything at once or leave something each day as a fun ongoing surprise.

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When does the 12 days of Christmas officially start?

Officially, the 12 Days of Christmas is supposed to start on Christmas day and end on January 5. Although, this may vary depending on where you are from and your traditions.


What is the norm for giving 12 days of Christmas gifts?

When giving gifts, many Americans now countdown 12 days before Christmas, ending on Christmas day. This seems to be the norm with retailers offering Christmas promotions and sales also.


Add a 12 Days of Christmas themed gift

To pull the gift together, you can always give a themed book or ornament. This could be an extra gift or it could be the 1st days gift or something to start the whole thing.

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Do I need to get everything on your list?

However you choose to celebrate, here is a fun idea for small 12 days of Christmas gifts. Feel free to substitute anything to suit the person receiving your gift.


How do I print the gift tags?

Download: FREE 12 Days of Christmas Printables  and then print! An easy way to do this is to print the description of each gift on labels paper so that you can peel each one off like a sticker and stick it to thicker cardstock paper.

You can also print them out on colored paper. I punched out the numbers with a large hole punch.


On the 1st day of Christmas…

Decorate the Tree (ornament or Christmas lights)

gold snowflake ornament in clear bag with gift card 1 attached

On the 2nd day of Christmas…

POP some Corn (popcorn– homemade or store bought)

2. POP some Corn gift card with popcorn wrapped in white and red

On the 3rd day of Christmas…

Eat a Sweet Treat (Christmas candy or homemade treat)

3. Eat a Sweet Treat tag tied to Marshmallow santa treat


On the 4th day of Christmas…

Sit by the FIRE (votive candle or any larger candle).

4. Sit by the FIRE tag tied to peppermint style votive candle in glass holder


On the 5th day of Christmas…

Write Santa a Letter (stationary or Santa letter printable).

5. Write Santa a Letter tag tied to a rolled up letter to santa


On the 6th day of Christmas…

Build a Snowman (gloves or snowman)

6. Build a Snowman tag tied to a pair of black gloves with snowflakes


On the 7th day of Christmas…

Play a Game (Christmas game).

7. Play a Game tag tied to Santa cardgame


On the 8th day of Christmas…

Warm up on a Cold Day (hot chocolate).

8. Warm up on a Cold Day tag tied to a packet of hot chocolate


On the 9th day of Christmas…

Bake Cookies (Cookie recipe & cookie cutter or a batch of your own cookies/dough).

9. Bake Cookies tag tied to a clear bag with a recipe and cookie cutter


On the 10th day of Christmas…

Give Someone a KISS (Hershey’s Kisses).

10. Give Someone a KISS tag tied to a bag of Hersheys kisses candy


On the 11th day of Christmas…

Sing Carols (Christmas song printable, CD, or iTunes gift card)

11. Sing Carols tag tied to a silver jingle bell and the Jingle Bells song printed out on paper


On the 12th day of Christmas…

Celebrate the REAL Reason for the Season (Riesen chocolates in a box, or other religious symbol/Nativity).

12. Celebrate the REAL Reason for the Season tag tied to a box filled with Riesen candy


Download your printable today!

Download: FREE Printable

All you need to do is download the above printable, cut out, glue to card stock and add to your favorite gifts.

Download 12 Days of Christmas printable tags



Related Christmas printables that you’ll love

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Twas the Night Before Christmas gift

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What did you include in your 12 days gift?

I hope you enjoyed putting this gift together for someone you love. What did you include in your 12 Days of Christmas gift? Do you countdown to Christmas? Or do you begin on Christmas (or any other) day?



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