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12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas

November 1, 2004

Several friends and I are planning on doing the 12 Days of Christmas for a lady who really needs some pampering right now. She is sole care-giver to her husband, who is a double amputee, has diabetes and is on dialysis everyday. We are wondering what are some things we could give her to correspond to each of the 12 days.

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Doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, can be cute or funny. Just something to let her know we are thinking about her. Any suggestions? We will be starting on the 14th of December, so time is of the essence.

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December 8, 20101 found this helpful
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Our Sunday School class has done this for the past 3 years. Some ideas are: day 1, pears and a bird ornament; day 5, gold napkin rings and some pretty napkins; day 8, carton of milk and cleaning supplies; day 7, gift certificates to a local swimming club; day 3, 3 cornish hens decorated with little tiny paper french berets; day 6, carton of eggs and maybe cooking ingredients. This gives you something to go from. We always do it secretly. On the last day (Christmas Eve) we always have made a larger gift basket filled with like movies, snacks, maybe some gift/gas cards, etc.

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December 8, 20103 found this helpful
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I have done this for my mother-in-law for years:
Start on December 14th
Day 1 - Pin
Day 2 - Pair of gloves
Day 3 - Picture of the grandkids (three)
Day 4 - Food pack of four items (like jelly)
Day 5 - Family picture
Day 6 - Reese's christmas trees (six pack)
Day 7 - Lucky 7 lottery tickets
Day 8 - 8 oz soap bath & body works
Day 9 - Cafe vienna cooffee (9 oz)
Day 10 - ten of anything
Day 11 - Eleven of anything
Day 12 - Calendar

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December 15, 20100 found this helpful
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On December 13th, there are officially 12 days left until Christmas! A fun and creative Christmas tradition I remember from my childhood is called "The Twelve Days of Christmas. It all starts on December 13th and continues up until Christmas Eve, December 24th. My favorite "12 Days of Christmas" is to leave one nativity piece each night and at the end of the 12 days the family will have a complete nativity scene.

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November 13, 20162 found this helpful
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12 Days of Christmas doesn't end on Christmas, Christmas IS the FIRST day of Christmas ... Christmas Eve is the last day of Advent :/

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November 5, 2011

I have a family of 2 moms and 2 daughters. I would like to surprise them with 12 Days of Christmas gifts left at their door step, without them knowing who it is. I am the worst gift buyer ever. Any thoughts?

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful
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You don't say what the ages are of the mom's or daughters but you could get gloves, candles, postage stamps car wash gift card, finger nail polish kit, a picture frame, a journel to write in, socks, lotions, kitchen towels, CD of music or a movie video, wind chimes, lip balms, etc. I think you get the idea, just you would know what each person might like or use! Good luck and hope this helps.

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November 15, 20110 found this helpful
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Great idea & how nice of you!

tea bags & mugs
cocoa, marshmallows & mugs
a bag of microwave popcorn for each & a bottle of popcorn seasoning
sugar cookies (store bought is ok) & frosting/sprinkles to decorate
a family video/dvd
board game
little stockings with candy
bubble bath
cute socks
gift certificates for small treats (McDonalds for a box of cookies or happy meal,krispy kreme,etc)
gas card

Just take a leisurely stroll through the store & see what you can come up with, you never know what you'll find.

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December 4, 2018

I need ideas for new parents and a 5 month baby boy, ideas for 12 days of Christmas.


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December 4, 20180 found this helpful

12 days of baby gifts

Step 1
1 Christmas ornament

Step 2
2 bottles

Step 3
3 rattles

Step 4
4 cups

Step 5
5 bibs

Step 6
6 baby spoons

Step 7
7 blocks

Step 8
8 washcloths

Step 9
9 undershirts

Step 10
10 socks (5 pairs)

Step 11
11- diapers

Step 12
12- one package of 1-12 month stickers for picture taking

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December 4, 20180 found this helpful

I love gifts like this!!

If you are doing it on a budget, check out your dollar store and hunt out something for each line of the song.

If the sky is the limit, try these suggestions and links (PS I have no affiliation with any of these auctions--I just thought the items were cute or interesting!!):

A partridge in a pear tree this cute Hallmark ornament for babies with a partridge in a pear tree

www.ebay.com/.../192740265806?hash=item2ce0370f4e...

Two turtle doves some Dove chocolates for mom and dad and a gift certificate to babysit

Three French hens a children's book like this one by someone whose last name is French

www.ebay.com/.../172473450872?epid=1200203517&hash...

4 calling birds--a Big Bird baby book

www.ebay.com/.../252957409450?hash=item3ae56fc0aa...

5 gold rings--a red or green baby teething ring

www.ebay.com/.../253992404936?hash=item3b232087c8...

6 geese a-laying tee shirts for the family with a goose on it

www.ebay.com/.../162922068271?hash=item25eee9792f...

7 swans a-swimming stuffed animal swans

www.ebay.com/.../331740207235?hash=item4d3d41d883...

8 maids a-milking coupons and a case of the baby's formula if that is the milk of choice

9 ladies dancing--9 pair of baby socks

www.ebay.com/.../233002248897?hash=item3640042ac1...

10 lords a-leaping--10 holiday theme baby bibs

11 pipers piping--a CD of flute music for babies

www.ebay.com/.../352482060132?epid=50642945&hash=item5211916764...

12 drummers drumming--a baby outfit with a drummer boy

www.ebay.com/.../143009053056?hash=item214c00f980...

Have fun with it!!! Post back what you decide!

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December 3, 2010

Several friends and I are planning on doing the 12 Days of Christmas for a lady who really needs some pampering right now. She is sole care-giver to her husband, who is a double amputee, has diabetes and is on dialysis everyday. We are wondering what are some things we could give her to correspond to each of the 12 days. Doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, can be cute or funny. Just something to let her know we are thinking about her. Any suggestions? We will be starting on the 14th of December, so time is of the essence. Thanks, Connie from TX

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