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Keep Christ in Christmas with this cute 12 Days of Christ. Each day has a name of Christ with coordinating gift idea. 

12 Days of Christ-mas- Christ-centered Christmas Gift Idea with printable tags and gift ideas

A Christ-Centered Gift Idea

I LOVE doing 12 Days of Christmas. My go-to 12 Days is this Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas, but this year, I decided to create one that focused on Christ to give to my sister’s family. This 12 Days of CHRIST focuses on a name of Christ, a scripture where that name is found, and a gift that goes with that name.

My hope was for them to be able to learn more about Christ and have a fun present to remind them of that name as they go throughout the month of December.

Some of the gifts are serious and some are more fun. I think a mix is good, especially when kids are involved. And the gifts could easily be switched up to fit the recipient better.

12 Days of Christmas

I specifically wrapped up the gifts because unwrapping presents is always more fun, right? You could leave them unwrapped and just attach the 12 Days of Christ tags to the gift.

12 Days of Christmas gift idea- 12 Days of Christ

You can wrap them all up like this:


Or you can keep them unwrapped and use just the tags.

12 Days of CHRIST Gift Ideas

Ok, so you’re probably wondering what the 12 gifts were? Here’s just a few of the ones we gave….but keep reading because I have more than 12 ideas for you in case some of the gifts don’t fit for your gift recipient.

Christ is Emmanuel

Give your favorite version of the Christmas story. We love this classic version of The Christmas Story found on Amazon.


Christ is the Bread of Life

Christ is the Bread of Life. With Him in our lives, we will always be spiritually fed and taken care of. Give a bread mix or a loaf of bread from your favorite bakery. If you have lots of time, make your own mini loaves!


Christ is the Prince of Peace

Christ is the Prince of Peace because He is the only one that can provide true, lasting peace. For this gift, Reeses’ pieces for the win!


Christ is our Redeemer

Since Christ is our Redeemer who has washed away our sins through His Atonement, give some hand soap! You can usually find really good sales around the holidays.


Christ is our Shepherd

Christ is the ultimate Shepherd of his sheep, who are US! He cares for each one of us individually. Shepherds use crooks, so give candy canes to represent His crook.


Christ is the King of Kings

Christ is our King and a crown represents a King best. Have you ever popped Jiffy popcorn before? This packages makes a crown when you pop it. Cool and fun, huh?


Those were just a few of my favorites.

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Here’s the 12 names of Christ we used: 

  1. Living Water
  2. Emmanuel
  3. King of Kings
  4. Lord of Lords
  5. Lamb of God
  6. Shepherd
  7. Redeemer
  8. The Light
  9. Prince of Peace
  10. Bread of Life
  11. Mediator
  12. King of Israel

Get the 12 tags, companion explanation cards &  coordinating gift list

There are 3 different versions of the 12 Days of Christ so you can find the perfect tags for your gift recipient.

Each version includes: 

  • Tags with names and Bible scripture references
  • Companion cards that explain the meaning of that name
  • Coordinating gift list with ideas to go along with that name

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Grab the 12 Days of Christ-Version 1  instant digital download tags here. Version 1 includes the names listed in this post. 

12 Days of Christ-Version 1

 And if you prefer different names, check out Version 2 with different names and gift ideas here. 

12 Days of Christ-Version 2

Or save big by purchasing the 12 Days of Christ Bundle– includes Version 1, Version 2, plus 9 additional names.

12 Days of Christ bundle

Do you have an LDS Missionary? This would make for a perfect Christmas gift just for them! 

Interested in a different 12 Days of Christmas version?

This Sweet & Simple 12 Days of Christmas- most gifts can be found at the grocery or dollar store!


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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. Bonnie T December 14, 2015

    Hi Mel,
    I’m one of Emily’s friends and we met a long time ago. I found your post about 12 Days of Christmas while on Pinterest because I wanted to do it with my kids this year. We used to do it when I was younger and it was the best! I LOVE this idea about a Christ centered 12 Days! Thank you so much for sharing and for the tags.

    You’re awesome! Merry Christmas.

    1. Bonnie T December 14, 2015

      And where did you get the Nativity finger puppets? And do you have a poem to start this off? Thanks!

  2. Jeanne Groberg November 30, 2016

    I love this list, thanks! I thought of a few more ideas, just for substitutions if they are wanted:
    Wonderful: “wonderful” brand pistachios or POM juice
    Comforter: a homemade hot sack (rice-filled sack that you microwave to warm up and snuggle with)
    Alpha and Omega: Alpha-bits cereal, or alphabet soup or pasta
    Morning Star: star ornament
    Savior: Life savers
    Eternal Father: Dad’s root beer
    Holy One: donut holes/craft hole punch/swiss cheese/something else with a hole(s) in it
    The Word: a Christmas story, any one you like. Or use this in place of Emmanuel above.

    You really got me thinking! I love this 12 days, this is a keeper. Thanks again

    1. Mel November 30, 2016

      I love all these ideas! I had some of these same ideas on version 2: https://www.etsy.com/listing/495783243/12-days-of-christ-version-2?ref=related-1. I’m so happy you enjoy this! Have a Merry CHRISTmas!

  3. Sarah December 21, 2016

    What is the name of the cursivery font you used on your tags?

  4. Joy December 8, 2017

    I absolutely love Sugar Doodle for my Primary needs and Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year of course, thank you Sugar Doodle!


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