How It Works. How do you run a holiday shop at your school?

What is a Holiday Gift Shop?

A Holiday Shop is an easy & fun way for Elementary schools to reach their service project goals. If you are looking for a way to teach children budgeting, problem-solving and independence, then a holiday shop is a great fit for your school!

Checkout our new options to meet the safety requirements of your school! Penguin Patch now offers an Online Holiday Shop. Your school can now have the option of running a traditional on campus shop, an online shop or a combination of both to ensure that every student is able to shop…no matter what their school year looks like.



Choose Hands-On or Touchless Shop

Option #1 HANDS ON:
Students shop while social distancing and wearing masks. Volunteers wear gloves and hand sanitizer is used before and after the shop.

Option #2 TOUCHLESS:
Students shop with their eyes and do not touch the gifts. The volunteers fulfill the orders wearing gloves and the student checks out.

Face masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers will be included for all volunteers. Colorful floor decal template provided to ensure social distancing. PPE supplies

Traditional Holiday Shop Benefits:

Provides flexibility to your PTO/PTA Board – you choose the mark-up and the dates that you want to hold your shop

● A variety of gifts for every budget, avoiding the need to shop on your own

● Penguin Patch provides all supplies you will need to have a successful shop – gift bags, budget envelopes, table cloths and a poster to advertise your shop

Earn extra funds to put toward other school needs

● Combine your holiday shop with another school event to make it the event of the year! i.e. Cookies with Santa or Holiday Movie Night

Create a school tradition that students will look forward to every year

● Great way for adults to model teamwork while being active in school events



Picking the gifts for family and friends

Students shop online and place orders securely via our website.

Placing the Order

Students can shop online and place orders securely via our website. Each school will be provided with shopping instructions and will use their specific school code to login.

Pick Your Dates

Begin your shop as early as November 2, 2020
End by December 1, 2020

To have the most successful shop, we recommend selecting a Monday to Monday shopping range.

November 2nd-9th | November 9th-16th | November 16th-23rd | November 23rd-30th

All orders must be submitted no later than midnight on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

∗We will do our best to accommodate late orders, but we want to make sure the students have their gifts before the holidays. This will keep the kids happy and our staff safe! ∗


Online Holiday Shop Benefits:

● Provides flexibility to your entire school…students, parents, staff and volunteers. Shop on your time!

● A variety of gifts for every budget and every person in the family.

Fun & easy shopping right from home or school. The students will love filling their cart and learning about how to stay within a budget.

● Earn extra funds to put toward other school needs.

Shop online, on campus or select both to make sure every child can shop!

Earlier shopping dates for more flexibility with this years challenges. Gifts guaranteed to arrive before the holidays.

● Your students gifts will be shipped to their home in “Special Delivery” packaging to spread joy.

Gift bags for every item included to allow the child to wrap the gifts on their own!

  Step 2 Step by step sponsor handbook, full color, parent letters, posters, budget envelopes and more! Step 3 Shop Arrives complete with gift bags for each item purchased and tablecloths. Set up for kids and enjoy! So fun & easy  Step 4 Ship unsold merchandise back to us using our prepaid labels that are provided