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3 Creative Christmas Gift Tag Ideas To Try This Year

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I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Christmas gift tags, especially around Christmas time. So this year, I was determined to come up with some creative gift tag ideas that are MUCH cooler than a cheap-o adhesive label. (Admit it….they’re not cool and we all know it.)

Here’s the thing: Gift tags generally fall into one of two categories. They’re either inexpensive and cheesy looking, or they’re totally stunning but cost the equivalent of one week’s daycare payment. Um, no thanks….on both accounts.

So instead of opting for traditional Christmas gift tags this year, I found a few personalized, meaningful gift ideas that can double as gift tags. And they are SO STINKING CUTE.

It’s a win win: You’ll get a giant gold star from all the grandparents because your gifts are so thoughtful, and you’ll also avoid wasting money on something that usually goes straight into the garbage once the post-dinner present-opening frenzy is over.

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Wanna see what I found?

My three favorite Christmas gift tag ideas:

Photo Ornaments Christmas gift tags

Here’s an easy win for the grandparents: Create a photo ornament using a picture of each grandparent with your kids, and use that as your Christmas gift tag.

I got mine from Kodak Moments this year, and they turned out SO WELL. I can’t wait for our parents to see them! Take a peek:

Christmas gift tags

I loved the unique look of these metal ornaments that I chose. The Kodak Moments ornaments come in lots of different styles — from more traditional, silver-plated styles to some that are even made from bamboo — so there’s bound to be a style that you (and your in-laws) will love.

Initial Keychain Christmas gift tags

How cute are these personalized tassel keychains?

Christmas gift tags
Photo via BubblyZone on Etsy
Christmas gift tags

Photo via BubblyZone on Etsy

Provided that your family and friends have names that begin with different letters of the alphabet, a keychain with the recipient’s first initial is a great way to add a little something extra and forego the usual paper Christmas gift tags. And at less than $10 each, this sweet Etsy find is pretty affordable.

Monogrammed Ornament Christmas gift tags

Etsy is THE source for tons of inexpensive, monogrammed Christmas ornaments. From buffalo check to rustic wood to mercury glass varieties, there are SO many options, so there’s a price and style for everybody.

And last but definitely not least, I am freaking out over these cute and colorful monogrammed ornaments. (No, really….I am dying over the last ones. I need, like, 25 of them for my own tree.)

colorful monogrammed christmas ornaments
Photo via Shop Molly Ellen on Etsy

What do you guys think? Would you use a non-traditional Christmas gift tag idea for your Christmas gifts this year?

Need more kids craft ideas this year?

Here’s a few of my other posts to help occupy their time.


Ditch the boring gift tags -- use these creative gift tag ideas instead to personalize your holiday gifts!

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Judith Dreyer

Saturday 22nd of December 2018

these are great ideas. Of course I 'm a little prejudiced!

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