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.
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)
On the 2nd day of Christmas…
POP some Corn (popcorn– homemade or store bought)
On the 3rd day of Christmas…
Eat a Sweet Treat (Christmas candy or homemade treat)
On the 4th day of Christmas…
Sit by the FIRE (votive candle or any larger candle).
On the 5th day of Christmas…
Write Santa a Letter (stationary or Santa letter printable).
On the 6th day of Christmas…
Build a Snowman (gloves or snowman)
On the 7th day of Christmas…
Play a Game (Christmas game).
On the 8th day of Christmas…
Warm up on a Cold Day (hot chocolate).
On the 9th day of Christmas…
Bake Cookies (Cookie recipe & cookie cutter or a batch of your own cookies/dough).
On the 10th day of Christmas…
Give Someone a KISS (Hershey’s Kisses).
On the 11th day of Christmas…
Sing Carols (Christmas song printable, CD, or iTunes gift card)
On the 12th day of Christmas…
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.
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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?