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Christmas Wish List and Gift Tags


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Christmas Wish List Santa Letters and Gift Tags: Create a simple Christmas Wish List with your kids.  Give them something they want, something they need, something they wear and something they read. #christmaswishlist #santaletters #santawishlistfreeprintable #santawishlistremplate #christmaswishlistprintable via @somewhatsimple

Create a simple, yet darling, Christmas Wish List with your kids.  Give them something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.

Something you want, something you need, something you wear and something you read, Christmas and Santa gift tags

Santa Wish List Idea

Several years ago, I was introduced to a great method of making a Christmas wish list with my kids.  This list for Santa keeps things simple and still makes the holidays very special. Most of all, it makes them really think about what they want to ask for. Ever since then, we’ve been using this list idea and I love it! We tell our kids they get to make a Christmas wish list that includes:

Something you want, Something you need, Something to wear, and Something to read

(I love a good rhyme to keep things easy to remember!)

Making A Christmas Wish List

Each year our kids will get a big gift from Santa and we also buy a couple of things for the whole family, like board games and movies. They also buy small gifts for each other and the grandparents always come bearing gifts.  However, from mom and dad they only get 4 things under the tree and we call it good!

Because we love this idea so much, we decided to create a printable that’s simple yet darling so each of you could enjoy this awesome idea as well!

want wear read need christmas gift tags


  • Santa letters + gift tags (download below)
  • Pen or marker
  • Scissors or paper cutter


  1. First, print of our darling letters and have the kids fill them out.
  2. When it’s time to put the gifts under the tree, print off the tags if you’d like, cut them out with a paper cutter or scissors, fill in the name, and attach with tape or ribbon to your gifts!
  3. Stay sane this holiday season. 😉

If you are more of a visual learner, here’s a quick video explaining this idea –

More Great Christmas Printables

Christmas Wish List Printables

Everything stays organized, simple and fair with this list. Plus, it adds variety to the presents under the tree! Click the links below for the printable(s) you want to use:

Santa Wish List in Red

Santa Wish List in Green

4 Things Gift Tags

Hope you enjoy and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Santa Wish List and Christmas gift Tags free printable

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in December 2012 and was updated in 2017 with new printables and images.

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