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Christmas Student Gift Ideas & Gift Tags

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.

Reindeer student gift bag & Christmas student gift tag

Christmas Gift Tags for Pop It Fidget Toys

Students just can’t get enough of the Pop-It Fidget Toys and they are good for helping students release nervous energy and regain focus. Therefore, they make great holiday surprises! Amazon has a variety of bulk holiday themed Pop-Its or you can use any student favorites.

Christmas gift tag Pop-It
Christmas gift tag Pop-It

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.

playdough Christmas student gift tag

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.

playdough Christmas student gift tag

Have a Bright and Bubbly Holiday Gift Tag

Our young students love blowing bubbles, so a favorite student gift is bottles of bubble solution or bubble wands. They are always excited to receive them!

Christmas student gift bubbles

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 tag for Jolly Rancher Candies Have a holly jolly Christmas

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

Christmas student gift tag for a book

Season’s Readings Student Gift Tag

Seasons Readings Christmas student gift tag

Warm Up With a Good Book Student Gift Tag

Get Wrapped Up in a Good Book Christmas 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 student gift tag for glowstick

Christmas Bulb Student Gift Tags for Glowsticks

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 these Wishing you a COLORFUL Christmas tags right to the box!

Wishing You a COLORFUL Christmas Student Gift Tag

Christmas student gift tag for crayons
Christmas student gift tag for crayons

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.

student gift tag for Christmas gift

I Ho-Ho-Hope Your Holiday is Snow Much Fun! Christmas Gift Tags

This is another cute tag that I have used several times for various student gifts. There are two different sizes to fit a variety of presents.

Christmas student gift tags
Christmas student gift tags

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.

Christmas student gift tag idea

If you liked the tags pictured above and would like to use them for your student gifts they are available here.

Saved me a TON of time during a very busy time of year! Thank you SO much! Was worth every. single. penny.” – Jennifer K.

“These were absolutely fantastic! I loved them and so did the kids! Thanks for making them editable- it meant I could personalize them even more. THANK YOU!” – Cathy T.

“These were PERFECT for my holiday gifts! Thank you for making them so easy to use and keeping the kids engaged during a crazy time of year!” – Megan P.

Christmas Student Gift Tags Editable

Student Gift Tags Mega Bundle

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I’m Tina and I’ve taught preK and K for 20+ years. I share fun and creative ideas that spark your students’ love for learning. 


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