We’ve made it to December, which means the official Christmas countdown has begun! Amidst the holiday rush, there are always lots of activities that put us in the Christmas spirit, from decorating the house with festive decor, to lighting the tree and making memories with the kids. As you gather gifts and little goodies for the family this year, why not make gift wrapping an experience all its own?
Today we’re sharing some adorable FREE Christmas gift tag ideas to help you put together the perfect presents for your friends and family. We’ve provided links and instructions so you can recreate each of these looks on your own!
Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags
Embroidered Christmas Tree Gift Tag
Intimidated by the thought of embroidering? Don’t be! We’ve made it simple with our free, downloadable embroidered gift tag that requires very little skill to create. Kick your gift wrap up a notch by tearing a page from a vintage illustration book. And for those of you who really want to get into the spirit, add an antique ornament with string!
Supplies needed: embroidery thread, needle, scissors.
Get the Look: Green Thread | Kraft Wrapping Paper | Twine
Simple Evergreen Gift Tag
This simple evergreen gift tag evokes the feeling of a white, snowy forest. Pair it with high-contrast black and white wrapping paper, or keep it minimalist with brown kraft paper instead. If you want to get the kids involved, have them string some tassels on too!
Get the Look: Stripe Paper | Tassels
Reindeer Pom Pom Gift Tag
Make gift wrapping a family affair by letting the kids add Rudolph’s nose to this adorable free Christmas gift tag. They’ll be so proud to hand out their gifts! Take your gift wrap a step further by gluing pom poms to the top for a fun and festive look.
Get the Look: Kraft Paper | Pom Poms
FaLaLaLaLa Gift Tag
Make your season merry and bright this year by choosing fun colors beyond the classic red and green. Buy or make your own tassels or use strings of pom poms for a fun ribbon alternative! In addition to the gift tag, include a silly Polaroid picture to let everyone know who the gift is from and spread the holiday cheer!
Get the Look: Rainbow Paper | Tassels | Twine
Just for You Gift Tag
For an understated yet elegant look, go for these refined script gift tags. Use inexpensive kraft paper with a sprig of winter greenery to make the gift tag pop. Then, secure it with one of our cinnamon applesauce gift tags (recipe included below!) to complete this simple, natural look.
Get the Look: Kraft Paper | Twine
Cinnamon Applesauce Gift Tag Recipe
Activate all the senses when you give gifts this year by including a fragrant cinnamon applesauce gift tag. (Plus, it’s a great activity to keep the kids occupied during Christmas break!) Here, we’ve outlined the entire process for making these sweet-smelling delights.
1 cup ground cinnamon
¾ cup applesauce
2 tablespoons white glue
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg or cloves
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing until well combined and dough begins to form.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on a cutting board or a smooth surface to prevent sticking. Then, empty the dough mixture onto the surface. Knead several times and press firmly into the shape of a ball. Next, roll your dough flat, about 1/4 inch thick.
Using Christmas cookie cutters, or any other shapes your kiddos enjoy, cut out your festive holiday designs, and lay them onto the parchment paper.
Using a straw, poke a hole in the gift tags where you want to tie string. Be sure to leave some space as a buffer, so the ornament doesn’t break.
Bake your cinnamon applesauce ornaments in the oven for 2 hours. Once you remove them from the oven and allow them to cool, add some ribbon or twine to each gift tag and attach them to your presents!
Sometimes the simple things in life, like heartfelt gift wrapping, spark the most joy during the holidays. We hope you and yours are filled with happiness this holiday season. Tag us on social media to show us how you used your tags!
Click below to download your free printable Christmas gift tags!