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Easy 12 Days of Christmas Idea + Printables


Looking for a simple and sweet 12 Days of Christmas idea? This original version is simple to put together and many of the gifts can be found at the grocery or dollar store. 


Welcome to So Festive! This Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas is one of the most popular posts on here, but take a look around and I promise you’ll fall in love with other easy ways to celebrate like The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars ( 2 dozen in 25 minutes!), Simple Hospital Survival Kits for New Moms and Dads, and The Easiest Frozen Hot Chocolate.

You’ll love the Christmas tradition ideas, festive food,  and more.

Sweet & Simple Easy 12 Days of Christmas Gift Idea

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I shouldn’t be surprised at how popular my mom’s Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas Idea has been on Pinterest. If you are still in need of a simple 12 Days of Christmas for someone, use this! I’ve already got printable tags made for you and all the inexpensive gifts can be picked up at the dollar store or grocery store.


Each day there is a simple gift and poem to go along with it. You don’t have to wrap the gifts, but it makes it more fun that way!


You can deliver a gift each day, or put them all together in one giant gift bag and instruct the recipient to open one each day.


We put one together this year for a dear family whose mom has recently been diagnosed with cancer. My heart aches for them, as my family has been through this very same thing. I wish I could help more, but I’m hoping this will at least bring them some extra cheer this season.

It’s not too late! Spread some festiveness and surprise someone or a family with the 12 days this year!


Download the printable tags

Click here for the how-to and printable tags!

If you’d like to change up some of the days or gifts, (like if you don’t have snow, for example), you can grab editable tags right here that you can use over and over.

Simple 12 Days of Christmas Idea with Printable Tags- 12 days of christmas poems

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12 Days of Christ- A Christ-Centered 12 Days of Christmas

Is this easy 12 days of Christmas not quite what you’re looking for? How about one that is centered on Christ? Each day features a name of Christ with a coordinating scripture and simple, inexpensive gift to go along with it. Check out all the details here.

Or save this idea for later. Pin it now before you forget! 


Save this Easy 12 Days of Christmas gift idea for later! Pin it now before you forget!




Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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  1. Linda December 4, 2015

    Such a cute idea! I found this on Pinterest. Can you send me the editable version? Thanks!

  2. Jaime December 14, 2015

    Can you please email me the editable printable. Thank you! [email protected]

  3. Sharon November 28, 2016

    I would love the edible version as well. Such a cute idea!

  4. Deb Olson December 19, 2016

    I ordered the 12 Days of Christmas tags twice and was unable to get the download.
    Please advise me as to what I can do.

    Thank you,

    Deb Olson

    1. Mel December 21, 2016

      I sent you an email!

  5. Monique November 25, 2017

    I would love to have the printables


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