We are planning ahead to Christmas (it will be here before you know it!) figuring out the theme for our big Christmas pageant we put on for parents, planning the Christmas party, and deciding on Christmas gifts for the students. I’m usually asked to create the gift tags for the student gifts we choose (and I love doing it!). I’ve put together all of the ideas I have done over the years and decided to share them in case you need a new idea or two. These are gifts that are easy to create (because the holidays are hectic enough) and they won’t break the bank. If you are like me and have to buy for multiple classes, you probably need items that are not too extravagant. If you like the printable tags attached to the gifts you can find them here.
Reindeer Gift Bag and Christmas Gift Tag
I have used several versions of a reindeer gift bag for student gifts over the years but this one is my favorite. I think the candy cane antlers are just too cute! Any small student gift or treat can be placed inside the bag. To create the bag, simply fold down the top of a brown lunch bag several inches, cut small holes on each side for the candy canes and slide a candy cane in each hole (I secure the candy canes on the inside of the bag with tape to prevent them from moving), glue on 2 googly eyes, a pom pom nose, and draw a mouth. The “A little gift for a DEER student” tag can be attached to one of the candy canes or to the bag itself.
Gift Tags for Playdough Student Gifts
Playdough is a popular and wonderful gift for young children. You can choose to make your own or buy the packs of small cans. They are reasonably priced and you can find the multi-packs at stores such as WalMart or they are also on Amazon in a variety of amounts (10 pack, 24 pack, 36 pack)
Have a “Dough-lightful” Holiday Christmas Student Gift Tag
These round playdough Christmas gift tags can be attached to the top of small playdough cans or attached to a bag containing playdough.
Wishing You a “Dough-lightful” Holiday Christmas Student Gift Tag
This playdough gift tag can also be attached to a small can of playdough or attached to a bag of playdough.
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Student Gift Tag
Our students LOVE Jolly Rancher candies! I attached this Holly Jolly tag to a small bag filled with Jolly Rancher candy and they loved it!
Christmas Student Gift Tags for Books
One of my favorite Christmas gifts for students is to give them a book and I know a lot of other teachers feel the same way. Because I’ve given books as gifts many times I have several gift tags for them. The tags can be placed inside the front cover or on the outside of the package if the book is gift wrapped.
Get Wrapped Up in a Good Book Student Gift Tag
Season’s Readings Student Gift Tag
Warm Up With a Good Book Student Gift Tag
Christmas Student Gift Tags for Glowsticks
Another favorite gift of students are glowsticks – they think they are so cool and magical! Since we have given these as gifts several times I have 2 different versions of gift tags for them. Simply tie them to the glowsticks!
May Your Christmas Be Merry & Bright Student Gift Tag
Christmas Bulb Student Gift Tags for Glowsticks
Christmas Student Gift Tag for Crayons
A popular gift for young students is a box of crayons. They love opening a brand new box and creating something special. Attach this Wishing you a COLORFUL Christmas tag right to the box!
Wishing You a COLORFUL Christmas Student Gift Tag
It’s Snow Secret! You’re a Great Student! Gift Tag
I’ve used this cute tag for a number of different gifts – snow globes, snow dough to name a few. It can be attached to any Christmas gift to add a special holiday message. It can also be used throughout the winter season as a reward or motivator.
Wishing You an EXTRA Special Christmas Gift Tag
Attach this gift tag to a pack of EXTRA gum for an extra special Christmas treat for your students.