Spread some joy (and sanity) this Holiday season

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I try hard to be prepared (it doesn’t always happen, but I try) and I love having small gifts ready to go for unexpected guests, neighbors or bored kids at a restaurant. Especially during the holidays! That’s why I love these small, ready to go gifts with fun labels.

I made up a couple of fun printables to make it even easier for you to have small gifts at the ready. Or you could plan a whole day of leaving these fun gifts around town for people to find. Wouldn’t it put a smile on your kids’ face to find one of these lying around?! Here’s what I did:

I started with Avery 22807 2″ round Print-to-the-Edge labels. I created 3 different printables (download links below)

I gathered up some toys. Shop the dollar store or party favor isle for multi-packs of toys to make it easier!

Package up the toys in paper bags, boxes or just leave as is

Apply label

And you’re good to go!

Build some fun = bricks or blocks

Have a ball = rubber ball

Race into action = toy car

We even made a little video to show you just how easy it is.

Easy, but a big impact. You could also use Avery Design & Print Online: Easy to use templates for all Avery products to create your own labels for gifts you have. Check out Avery on Pinterest for lots of inspiration including more Holiday gift ideas or on Facebook for more inspiration, deals/discounts and contests!

Follow the directions on the Avery label packaging for printing and print on a plain paper to test placement with your printer first.

Here are the downloads so you can make your own. These are made for the Avery 22807 labels.

Have a Ball

Build Some Fun

Race Into Action

Labels make our lives so much easier don’t they? Holidays, household organization school organization…

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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. labels are most helpful for me when i have a last minute gift and need to wrap it cute!

  2. I mostly use labels for organization, but I love the look of these cute gift tags!

  3. I like to label things for my boys so they can easily find and put away their toys, clothes, etc.

  4. I use labels to save time. I love how labels allow me to put the same message on multiple items quickly and neatly, without fear of them coming off.

  5. great blog! Love labels! I use them in my office and pantry the most!

  6. Labeling all of the storage containers filled with my son's toys and clothing. I'm hoping for a second child and want to keep everything organized so we can easily access the hand-me-downs.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  7. I use labels in a variety of ways around the home and tend to find them perfect for organizing my children's craft supplies. I also use them to address gifts over the holiday season! I have never used a template though but I really think I should because they create fantastic designs.

  8. Susan Smith Reply

    I love the peal off labels to use at Christmas and on my childrens school supplies.

  9. lisa brown Reply

    Labels are useful to me for storage boxes of all kinds.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  10. I use labels to organize toy bins and pantry.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  11. I use labels when sending a ton of thank you cards after a birthday party

  12. Antoinette Reply

    I've used tons of labels for mailing and for the backs of pictures (instead of handwriting names, dates, locations — print on a label and stick on).

  13. Labels are particularly useful during christmas for mailing out xmas cards

  14. I have lots of plastic totes in the closets, and it's nice to label them to keep things organized.

    chambanachik at gmail dot com

  15. Tricia Bunker Reply

    I mainly use labels for our Christmas cards and birthday goodies bags!

  16. I make homemade goodies for Christmas gifts and these labels would be awesome!

  17. I label my daughter's clothing and lunch items for summer camp.

  18. wild orchid Reply

    Labels are useful to me when I am organizing things in my home.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  20. I'm a label addict! All our storage boxes are labeled, however that doesn't always mean the kids will read and utilize them 🙂

  21. Oh my…these are so cute and I love how you use them for these cute boxes. I usually use labels on my homemade beauty supplies as gifts. Gotta give these Avery products a try. I love them!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  22. Karen Medlin Reply

    Very cute Idea, thank you for your template, For my DIY projects I like to label all the small bins that I store nuts, bolts, screws, etc.. make it look nicer and I can find things a lot quicker.

  23. I use labels for address labels and for labeling craft bins thanks for the giveaway

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