Types of Gifts for the 12 Days of Christmas
On this day, give a single gift. While a partridge in a pear tree may be impractical on day one, many gifts remain true to the spirit of the carol. For example, give the gift of pear brandy or a beautiful pear-scented candle.
Most people do not know how to care for turtledoves. However, two tea towels with doves or birds embroidered on them work well.
Your true love probably does not have a chicken coop out back. While French hens do not make practical gifts, many people love chicken collectibles. Give three chicken collectibles, such as salt and pepper shakers and a figurine.
Chances are you do not know what a calling bird is. Liturgical experts suggest the four calling birds represent the four original gospels of the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This may be a great day to give the gift of an antique Bible or the "New Testament."
Geese tend to be mean, and not many people want to care for them in their backyards. However, six antique eggs make wonderful gifts.
If you do not have room for seven swans, consider giving seven handkerchiefs with a bird theme. Find antique linen handkerchiefs to give as gifts.
While maids-a-milking are not practical, milk is. Give your true love a mug with eight packets of hot cocoa.
If you do not have room to sleep nine ladies dancing in your home, do not worry. Give your true love the gift of nine dance lessons, or record a CD with your nine favorite dance tunes on it, and hold a dance party at home.
Having 10 lords leaping around the house seems chaotic and loud. Instead, offer 10 items that make your true love jump for joy: home-baked cookies on a pretty holiday plate.
If your true love is not a bagpipe fan, there is no need to fret. Instead of pipers piping, record a CD with 11 of your favorite instrumental songs to listen to on a romantic evening.
Save your true love's eardrums by foregoing the 12 drummers. Instead, offer something quietly thoughtful, such as a gift card for 12 iTunes downloads that have drums on the track somewhere.