12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family
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No matter the culture, the Christmas spirit permeates our thoughts and motives during the holidays. Even if you’re a humbug, it can be positively contagious. In whatever way you choose to celebrate Christmas, having at least one tradition is an important part of building heartfelt memories for your family.
Heather Wallace, FamilyEducation’s positive parenting expert and facilitator of Empowered Parenting, agrees, “Adding traditions to your family culture can be an invaluable experience that can lead to a greater connection.”
One thoughtful approach to getting your family in the holiday spirit is with gifts relating to one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, 12 Days of Christmas. In this article, you’ll find well over 12 clever ideas that will help you or someone you know, build a Christmas tradition that could last a lifetime.
On the First Day of Christmas…
A partridge in a pear tree brings to mind the juicy taste and uplifting aroma of pears. Consider gifting a box of Golden State quality pears.
For the kids: Pear-flavored jelly beans
Teach your kids about the history of The 12 Days of Christmas with this free printable lyrics worksheet.
On the Second Day of Christmas…
Two turtle doves are a symbol of love, friendship, and devotion. There are many ways to express these feelings to friends and family, and turtle dove ornaments are one of them.
For the kids: The Turtle Dove’s Journey book
On the Third Day of Christmas…
Not everyone can have three french hens running around their yards, but we can always replicate their meaning of faith, hope, and love through gifts. Or maybe you just really like chickens? If so, why not grab a pair of chicken socks for the whole family?
For the kids: LEGO Minecraft The Chicken Coop
On the Fourth Day of Christmas…
Four calling birds can call in the holiday spirit in so many clever ways, including with a birdhouse or a bird feeder.
For the kids: Woodstock and Snoopy Pajamas
On the Fifth Day of Christmas…
You don’t have to purchase five gold rings for this Christmas tradition. Summon your inner Christmas magician with these Magic Makers Linking Rings.
For the kids: LED Light Up Rings
On the Sixth Day of Christmas…
Who says the humans get to have all of the Christmas fun? Six geese-a-laying will gladly pass along some tasty egg nog made specifically for dogs and cats.
For the kids: Christmas Egg Nog Mugs with Santa
On the Seventh Day of Christmas…
Your true love sent you seven swans a-swimming but in the form of a tiny music box that plays Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
For the kids: Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
On the Eighth Day of Christmas...
The eight maids a-milking will love to pour their fresh drinks from a Christmas-inspired pitcher and mugs, like this vintage-style Tinsel Town winking Santa set.
For the kids: Horizon Chocolate Milk Boxes
On the Ninth Day of Christmas…
When we see nine ladies dancing, we’ll know they got these gifts. A good place to start would be the Echo Dot Smart Speaker.
Just Dance 2020 for Playstation4
Disco Ball Lights (Remote-controlled)
For the kids: Dancing Ballerina Jewelry Box
On the Tenth Day of Christmas…
Ten lords a-leaping are also a-lording over their lands in Catan, an award-winning, civilization-building board game that’s sure to bring out your most competitive, holiday spirit!
For the kids: Catan, Junior
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…
Eleven pipers piping can have a holiday break when you make desserts with these piping tips from Cakebe.
For the kids: Acerich Pipe Cleaner Animal Kit
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…
The 12 drummers drumming most likely needed a bit of a holiday caffeine kick. This 12 days of Christmas Gourmet Coffee set will help keep you going throughout the busy Christmas season.
For the kids: Momma Bear Drum with Mallet
The 12 days of Christmas have never been more fun with these clever ideas that will get you and your family in the holiday spirit. And remember, it doesn’t always have to be about gifts.
As Wallace suggests, “Inspired by the ‘five gold rings’, a fun idea would be to have donuts as a family. A tradition of eating a tasty treat together around the breakfast table can kindle many family memories.”
Looking for more holiday tradition ideas? Check out these Traditions inspired by ALL of the Winter Holidays.
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