12 Days of Christmas Candy

12 days of christmas candy ideas

Want to give 12 days of Christmas candy to your true love? 

Or, are you hosting a party with a 12 days of Christmas theme?

Here are some ideas of different candies for each of the 12 days of Christmas:

Go with a literal 12 days of Christmas theme, choosing candies that represent each of the 12 days from the song, or simply give a small candy gift each day following a different theme, or no theme at all!

Other fun themes for 12 days of Christmas candy include:

  • vintage candies from childhood
  • different varieties of jelly beans each day
  • homemade candies, cookies, or other treats
  • 12 different pez dispensers

Day 1: A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Prickly Pear Cactus Candy

Pear Drops

an actual pear from the grocery store

Pears dipped in chocolate

Simply serve poached pears for dessert on Day 1

Day 2: Two Turtle Doves

Dove Chocolates

Turtle Chocolates

Make your own chocolate doves or turtles--do this fun activity as part of the gift with the kids on Day 2!

Day 3: Three French Hens

Make Day 3 exclusively French candies, or treat it as a taste of candy from around the world. Kids are particularly interested in trying Turkish Delight after reading The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Day 4: Four Calling Birds

Angry Birds candies 

Dove chocolates & Twizzlers (birds on a telephone wire)

Robin's egg candies, or blue jelly beans in a nest

Day 5: Five Golden Rings

Ring pops

Lifesavers ButterRum Flavor

Chocolate coins


Day 6: Six Geese A-Laying

Fill gold plastic eggs with jellybeans

Cadbury Chocolate eggs

fried egg gummies

Tootsie Rolls (goose droppings)

Day 7: Seven Swans A-Swimming

Make your own white chocolate swans

Pep-o-mint lifesavers in case your swans can't swim!

Little duck probiotic gummies--because not all candy needs to be unhealthy!

Day 8: Eight Maids A-Milking

Brach's Milkmaids 

Milk Chocolate

Butterfinger Candy Bar

Milk Duds

Milky Way Candy Bar

Day 9: Nine Ladies Dancing

Pirouette Wafer Cookies


Pop Rock Candy

Day 10: Ten Lords A-Leaping

Lord of the Rings Pez Dispensers

Chocolate Basketballs

NBA Gummies

Airheads candy

Day 11: Eleven Pipers Piping

Toot Sweets--Slide Whistle pops from Chitty Chitty BangBang

Licorice Pipes

Day 12: Twelve Drummers Drumming

Dumdum Suckers

Pop Rock Candy

Drumstick Ice Cream Bars

Drumstick Lollipops

Pixie Stix