12 Days of Christmas Gifts & Free Printable Gift Tags

Give someone creative 12 days of Christmas gifts with these great ideas! Plus, use the set of printable 12 days of Christmas tags to make gifting just a little easier!



12 days of Christmas tags in a pile

While this post is sponsored by Perdue Farms, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

My family has done secret 12 days of Christmas gifts for a family in need for as long as I can remember. It’s a tradition that started back when I was young that we still do now. We’d organize 12 different secret drop-offs starting from 12 days before Christmas through Christmas morning.





And I’ve been able to continue that tradition with my own family and friends – sending gifts to friends who have lost family members, new moms who needed a little cheer, and more!

I love the 12 days of Christmas so much I did an entire 12 days of Christmas party and 12 days of Christmas games !



I’ve put together some free printable gift tags that you can use with 12 days of Christmas gifts along with ideas for each of the days – both traditional ideas and not so traditional ideas!

Hopefully this will give you enough ideas to get started with your own giving!

12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas

I’ve broken my gift ideas out by day and included two different things for each day:

  1. A non-traditional rhyming/related gift idea that goes with the included gift tags
  2. Gift ideas for the traditional song gift (e.g., partridge in a pear tree)

The 12 days of Christmas tags available to download at the bottom of this post have three different tag versions – a traditional tag, a non-traditional (that matches my ideas), and ones with a blank line you can fill in whatever you want.

Tags for 12 days of Christmas gifts on a pink background

1st Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift : A present for under the tree

For the non-traditional gift, I left this one pretty open so you can really get them anything you want – just wrap it up like you would put it under the tree. Super simple and great to customize for pretty much any person or family.

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Traditional gift : A partridge in a pear tree

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There are a lot of different things you can do with this, just a few ideas to get you started:

  • Pairs of anything – socks, shoes, pants, gloves, mittens
  • Pear anything – pie, socks, ornament for their tree, chocolate covered pears
  • Partridge anything – ornaments, stuffed partridge, a partridge toy

2nd Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Two treats to love

I left this fairly open as well, just pick out two treats that the person or family will love. They could be bags of candy, ice cream gift basket with all the toppings for ice cream, Christmas tree brownies , a homemade apple pie , or really anything.

Tin with treats and 12 days of christmas tags taped on

Traditional gift: Two turtle doves

Just a few gift ideas that quickly come to mind:

  • Turtle candies
  • Dove chocolates
  • Dove bath products like soap, body wash, etc.
  • Stuffed turtles and doves (if they have kids)
  • Ornaments to hang on their tree

3rd Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Three cards fo spend

I came as close to rhyming with hens as possible with three cards to spend. We typically like to include gift cards of some sort in our 12 days of Christmas gifts so this is an easy day to gift them. Stick with your budget and grab three small gift cards – is great for things like fast food and and above is great for pretty much anything else!

We like to try and give at least one practical and one fun. And with this year being a bit strange and people wanting to go into stores less often, doing a gift card for somewhere they can order things directly to their home is a great option.

gift cards in a stocking with 12 days of christmas tags

Traditional gift: Two turtle doves

Just a few gift ideas that quickly come to mind:

  • Turtle candies
  • Dove chocolates
  • Dove bath products like soap, body wash, etc.
  • Stuffed turtles and doves (if they have kids)
  • Ornaments to hang on their tree

4th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Four yummy birds

Another thing we love to do when we give 12 days of Christmas gifts is to give food for a holiday meal. So instead of four calling birds for the 4th day of Christmas, I love the idea of giving four yummy birds.

Get them a variety like chicken, turkey, and cornish hens to make for one delicious holiday season! Or just get them chicken in bulk they can cook all Christmas long!

Frozen chicken with 12 days of christmas tags on top

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Traditional gift: Four calling birds

This one was a lot easier when people used calling cards to pay for things! But now, here are a few fun ideas:

  • Apple gift card
  • Anything bird related
  • Phone related items – cases, Pop Sockets, screen protectors, screen cleaners, stickers, etc.
  • Say Whaaaat? game

5th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Five rolled things

So you could definitely do gold things, but I kind of like changing things up so went with rolled things for the 5th day of Christmas gift. Just a few examples of things that are rolled that would make great gifts:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Clothing
  • Towels
  • Blankets
  • Actual rolls like these yummy yeast rolls or these homemade crescent rolls
  • Coins
  • Balls
  • Rolls of vinyl, stickers, paper
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Anything with tires
Basket of 12 days of christmas gifts that roll

Traditional gift: Five gold rings

Out of all of the gifts (including the 1st day of Christmas), five gold rings is the one people can remember the most (or at least that’s what the survey said in my Christmas family feud game!).

Luckily it’s one of the easiest days to gift since literally all you need are either five gold things or five rings. And those are both a piece of cake!

6th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Six games for playing

If you couldn’t guess from the name of my blog, the 6th day is one of my favorites with its six games for playing! If you need help picking out some games, these are my favorite board games for groups , these are my favorite board games for adults , and these are my favorite board games for kids !

You could do this with video games, holiday games, and more!

Or just give them a printed out copy of my party games for adults ebook with 15 of the best party games ever inside!

12 days of Christmas tags on top of two board games

Traditional gift: Six geese a laying

For some reason they decided that people really liked getting birds in the traditional version of 12 days of Christmas, which makes it a bit tricky to get traditional gifts that aren’t all bird related. Here are a few creative options for day 6 all centered around eggs and laying eggs.

  • Kinder eggs
  • Surprise eggs of some sort (you could even make your own DIY surprise eggs )
  • Plastic Easter eggs filled with treats or money
  • Egg toss game
  • Egg frying pan and dishes for eating eggs
  • Instant Pot for making the best hard boiled eggs

7th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Seven boxes brimming

Since every person and every family is a little different, I left this one pretty open as well. Gift seven boxes brimming to the top with something (or not actually brimming, just get boxes). You could do gifts or things that naturally come in boxes like:

  • Shoes
  • Snacks
  • Cereal/granola bars
  • Jewelry
  • Chocolate
  • Pizza
  • Boxed sets of music/movies
  • Subscription box
12 days of Christmas gifts with a tag inside a box

Traditional gift: Seven swans a swimming

We’re back to the birds again – this time swans swimming. Here are a few ideas that work well for the idea of water, swimming, etc.

  • Bath and body products
  • Swimming/water toys
  • Swan shaped jewelry, dishes, home decor
  • Towels
  • Water bottles

8th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Eight meats for grilling

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woman placing a gift tag on a meat based 12 days of christmas gifts

Traditional gift: Eight maids a milking

Finally we get away from the birds and move onto cows! There are tons of different things you can do with this day!

  • Gift card for a maid service
  • Cleaning products
  • Cleaning tools (vacuum, broom, etc.
  • Milk duds
  • Milk chocolate anything
  • Anything with milk
  • Anything with cows

9th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Nine songs for dancing

With the traditional gift being ladies dancing, I wanted to do something related to music for my version. You can take these songs for dancing any way you want but some musically related ideas to get you started include:

  • Musical movies (Greatest Showman, anything Disney, etc.)
  • iTunes gift card
  • Headphones
  • Music box
  • CDs (if that’s still a thing for them)
  • Just Dance video game
  • Concert tickets
  • Musical tickets
12 days of Christmas gift tags on top of a stocking with a gift card and bells

Traditional gift: Nine ladies dancing

Really you could use any of the music themed gift ideas above or you could try something more dancing themed like:

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  • Dance shoes
  • Tickets to a ballet or dance performance
  • Dancing jewelry, shirts, etc.

10th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Ten things for sleeping

One of our family traditions is getting new pajamas every year for Christmas. Those would be a great addition to this sleeping day plus you could add any of these as well:

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Slippers
  • Cozy socks
  • Face masks
  • Aromatherapy/sleeping oils/lotions
  • Bedding
  • Sleep monitors
12 days of Christmas tag on top of a pillow and socks

Traditional gift: ten lords a leaping

Out of all twelve of the days, this one was by far the hardest to come up with ideas. Here’s what I came up with to hopefully give you some ideas to start with:

  • Anything related to jumping – small trampoline, jumping shoes, trampoline park tickets
  • Lord of the Rings items
  • Lord of the Flies items
  • Lord of the Dance items
  • Lord & Taylor Gift certificate
  • Leap movie
  • Leap frog toys

11th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Eleven wipes for wiping

Another easy themed day we typically included with our 12 days of Christmas gifts was cleaning products or bath and body products. This wipes for wiping idea works for either OR is perfect for a family that has a baby or toddlers who literally might need diapers and wipes.

  • Diapers and wipes (or any baby products)
  • Bathroom products
  • Paper towels, towels, kitchen towels
  • Cleaning products
  • Beauty products (like face wipes, cooling wipes, etc.)
  • Nail polish products (the nail polish remover wipes are great)
12 days of Christmas gifts for day 11 with a gift tag

Traditional gift: Eleven pipers piping

We’re back to music related items on this one plus anything that you might pipe or that has to do with piping. Here are some fun ideas for gifts related to piping:

  • Cupcake baking kit or frosting piping tips/set
  • Pipe cleaner craft kits
  • Pipe wrench and other tools
  • Piping Rock supplements and vitamins
  • Bagpipe music or Lord of the Dance video
  • Anything that should be piping hot – hot chocolate, spiced cider, etc.

12th Day of Christmas Gifts

Non-traditional gift: Twelve clothes for dressing

The last themed gift we always give during our 12 days of Christmas gifts is clothes. While the tag says dresses dressing, you can give any type of clothes they might need – coats, shoes, pants, dresses, you name it!

Clothes in a basket with a printed out 12 days of christmas tag

Traditional gift: twelve drummers drumming

When I think about twelve drummers drumming, all I can think about is noise. So much noise! This one is kind of fun because you can either go with the drumming/music route or you can go with the twelve route and do a dozen anything. Here are a few ideas to get started:

  • Dozen roses
  • Donuts or any other baked good
  • Packs of a dozen Christmas favors of some sort
  • Toy musical instruments
  • Real musical instruments
  • Sheet music (if you know someone plays an instrument)
  • 12-packs of soda
  • 12 oz strip steaks

Download the 12 Days of Christmas Tags

Like I mentioned above, I put together three different versions of tags for each of the 12 days of Christmas gifts! There are ones that go along with my non-traditional gift ideas above (e.g., five rolled things), ones that go with the traditional gifts, and ones that have the day with a blank line that you can write your own things on!

Enter your first name and email address in the form below to get the tags. If you do not see the form, click here to get to it .

Or if you’d rather not fill out the form, you can get a copy in my shop here.

Once you fill out the form, you’ll immediately receive an email with a link to download the tags. If you don’t see the email right away, make sure to check your spam and promotions folders.

The file will include:

  • 2 pages with non-traditional tags
  • 2 pages with traditional 12 Days of Christmas tags
  • 2 pages with 12 days of Christmas tags with blanks for filling in yourself (examples shown below).

Just print out the tags you want to use, cut, and add them to your 12 days of Christmas gifts!

Blank 12 days of Christmas tags