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Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues

My first set of Christmas Scavenger Hunt Riddles was so popular I’ve had requests to create another set of gift hunt clues.

I tried to come up with clues and hiding places that can be found in almost every home. You can hide just a clue in each spot or a small present along with the clue at each spot working up to the big-ticket gift.

Sign with a Christmas border that reads, "Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues."

Sweet T enjoys a gift hunt so much, she’s requested that none of her gifts be wrapped this year. She wants a Christmas scavenger hunt for them all! Looks like I have some more work to do.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these Christmas scavenger hunt riddles as much as we did. You can tweak the language a little and use these scavenger hunt clues for a gift hunt any time of year. Birthdays just got more fun!

Christmas Gift Hunt Clues (Set #1)

Feel free to rearrange, omit, and tweak some of my Christmas gift hunt clues depending on the age of the participants. A Christmas scavenger hunt makes for a memorable Christmas morning and might just turn into a Christmas tradition for your family!

  • Clue #1 Wrap this first clue and give to the recipient
    Empty box?
    Not to worry,
    Check the microwave,
    In a hurry.
  • Clue #2 Hide this clue in the microwave
    No gift is here to zap with heat,
    So you’ll need to keep looking.
    Think of the place where feasts are baked,
    And Santa’s treats are cooking.
  • Clue #3 Hide this clue in the oven
    Still no present,
    You’d better rush.
    Check the room,
    That makes a flush.
  • Clue #4 Hide this clue anywhere in the bathroom (depending on how hard you want to make it!)
    Before this is over,
    You’ll tour the whole house.
    Find another clue,
    With our not-so-squeaky mouse.
  • Clue #5 Hide this clue under the computer mouse
    Happy memories of us all,
    Reminders placed upon the wall,
    Christmas, birthdays, family time,
    Which one holds your last rhyme?
  • Clue #6 Tape this clue to any of your hanging picture frames
    We’re almost done,
    I’ll stop pulling your strings.
    Your gift can be found
    Underneath the springs.

Place the wrapped gift under the bed.

Free Printable Clue Set #1

Click here or the image below to print out the clues to hide around the house. I recommend using cardstock if you have it.

Preview of a printable pdf of rhyming Christmas scavenger hunt clues.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues (Set #2)

These Christmas scavenger hunt clues are appropriate for adults and for kids and use items and locations found in almost every home. It’s perfect for a gift that’s too large or awkward to wrap or just to do for the pure fun of it. It will definitely be a Christmas morning they’ll never forget if you do this Christmas scavenger hunt! 

  • Clue #1 Wrap this first clue and give it to the recipient to open
    It’s a challenge this year,
    To find your Christmas cheer,
    The Jolly Old Geezer,
    Left something in the freezer.
  • Clue #2 Hide this clue in the freezer
    That was too easy,
    So now use your brain,
    Your next clue will be,
    With this lily-white grain.
  • Clue #3 Place this clue on your flour canister or bag of flour
    I’ll give you a break,
    This couldn’t be clearer,
    Find the next clue,
    Attached to a mirror.
  • Clue #4 Hide this clue on one of your mirrors. If you want to be really crafty put it in a makeup compact
    Retrieve the next clue if you dare
    You may need a chair,
    Because it’s floating somewhere,
    High in the air!
  • Clue #5 Tape this clue to the ceiling fan. Be sure to turn it on!
    I sure am thirsty,
    A drink would be nice,
    To wet my whistle,
    I’ll use this device.
  • Clue #6 Hide this clue on a drinking glass
    You’re getting good now,
    But you’d better beware,
    Search the dark place
    Where monsters hide to scare.

Place the wrapped gift in a closet. Make it obvious unless you want your stuff rifled through! Have fun with your Christmas gift hunt!

Free Printable Clue Set #2

Click here or on the image below to print out this set of rhyming Christmas scavenger hunt riddles. They are

free printable christmas scavenger hunt clues for adults

So what do you think? Does your family prefer a Christmas scavenger hunt to send them on a merry chase for their gifts, do they want them wrapped, or a mixture of both?

Have a very Merry Christmas! Coming up next is a set of hard Christmas scavenger hunt riddles. My family is getting too good at this. A ball pit may be needed. 

If you happen to be celebrating Christmas or at least exchanging gifts with family or friends at Cracker Barrel this year instead of at home, check out my Cracker Barrel gift Hunt Clues too.

The gift will wind up being hidden safely in the trunk of your car, but the recipient will have a lot of fun getting there. You’ll even get the cashier involved and spread some holiday cheer.


Wednesday 8th of December 2021

Wow! Those are some very clever and cute clues! Thanks for creating printables. My handwriting isn't the best and it's nice to be able to print them out, cut, and go!