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The classic holiday song, “12 Days of Christmas” can serve as inspiration to shower your loved one with gifts this holiday season, just like the man in the song gives his true love twelve gifts. However, if you were to actually follow the lyrics of the song, your loved one would end up with 23 birds, eight cows, and a whole lot of people to feed. Instead, here’s how to gift twelve great gifts inspired by the song that she actually wants.
How to Choose Twelve Gifts of Christmas Gifts
If you’re attempting to give your loved one a gift based on every verse of the famous song, you know that some verses are a whole lot harder than others. While it might be easy to find five gold rings (though expensive), it’s a lot easier than leaping lords or drummers drumming. And what exactly is a partridge? Instead of sticking to each verse in it’s entirety, it’s perfectly okay to pick a key phrase and run with it. For example, if you’re not sure what to get for two turtle doves, you can pick out the word “turtle” and gift your loved ones some turtle candy. Or, choose something that’s more in line with the dove theme. Likewise, don’t think you have to take each verse literally and it’s always better to get your loved one a gift she’ll actually like as opposed to something that’s more in keeping with the original meaning of the song. For example, instead of gifting your loved one a flute that she might never touch for eleven pipers piping, you can opt for shelves with industrial piping or even a cake decorating kit that teaches her how to pipe buttercream. The more creative you can be with each verse, the better — especially when it includes something your loved one is already interested in.
Twelve Gifts of Christmas Ideas
If you’re looking to delight someone special this year, here are twelve creative days of Christmas gift ideas:
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Holly Jolly Village
Though it might not be a pear tree, this arrangement is packed with wonderful Christmas tree shaped pineapple covered in semisweet chocolate and green drizzle. It’s also filled with reindeer shaped pineapple, pineapple stars, and a chocolate dipped wreath apple ring.
2. Two Turtle Doves: Peace & Doves Bouquet™
Perfect for a verse about doves, this delightful arrangement is packed with delectable white chocolate dipped dove shaped pineapple. Fresh and succulent cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, and strawberries make the package complete.
3. Three French Hens: Succulent Garden
It might not be a French hen, but this succulent garden is full to the brim of hens and chicks. The white ceramic pot and beautiful foliage add some color to any surface — whether it’s a desk, windowsill, or table.
4. Four Calling Birds: Woodlink Blue Hopper Bird Feeder
This bird feeder will attract a whole lot more than four calling birds. It features two perches on either side of the feeder with room for plenty of feathered friends, plus a locking top and metal spring-activated perches that keeps squirrels away.
5. Five Golden Rings: 14K Gold 14mm Round Hoop Earrings
It might not be five golden rings, but we can guarantee she’ll be just as happy with this pair of golden ring earrings. They’re made with 14 karat gold with rhodium plating to enhance appearance and reduce tarnishing.
6. Six Geese a Laying: Chef’sChoice Egg Cooker
This gift might not be able to lay fresh eggs in the morning, but it does provide an easy way to cook them. It lets you cook your eggs exactly the way you want them, from soft-cooked to hard-boiled all in the same batch.
7. Seven Swans a Swimming: ‘Swan’ by Mark Adlington Painting Print on Canvas
Did you know that swans symbolize beauty, grace, love, and passion? This beautiful swan painting will look right at home on your loved one’s walls and will serve as a constant reminder for how much you love her.
8. Eight Maids a Milking: milk + honey Bath Soak No.08
Treat your loved one to a de-stressing bath filled with the relaxing scent of lavender. It’s made with real milk to sooth and calm the skin and requires a whole lot less upkeep than eight cows and their keepers.
9. Nine Ladies Dancing: Bose® – SoundLink® Micro Portable Bluetooth® Speaker
You won’t be able to keep from dancing with this portable speaker. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth to seamlessly stream your favorite tunes, and with six hours of playtime, you’ll be rocking out all night.
10. Ten Lords a Leaping: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy
Hunker down this winter with two classic trilogies in one: The Hobbit trilogy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. While it might not be ten lords who love to jump, will provide far hours of entertainment for you and your loved one.
11. Eleven Pipers Piping: Rustic Industrial Floating Pipe Shelving
Made with rustic industrial piping and barnwood inspired distressed wood, these shelves lend a bit of farmhouse charm to any decor. Plus, they’re a lot more useful than eleven guys playing the flute.
12. Twelve Drummers Drumming: Silent Practice Drum Kit
Let your loved one learn the art of drumming without disturbing the neighbors. This silent drum kit will help her learn the basics until she’s ready to upgrade to a real drum set.
This year, shower your special person with twelve amazing gifts that will unwrap a little bit of Christmas joy each day.