Part 1 – Making festive wrapping paper
To get started, head to the Resident Services plaza and talk to Jingle, the black nosed reindeer. He’s as happy as he can get, but as he will explain, he forgot his wrapping paper! Luckily, he’ll give you a DIY recipe for festive wrapping paper and ask you to make three.
Festive wrapping paper requires 1 red ornament, 1 blue ornament, and 1 Gold Ornament. Since Jingle wants you to do three, that means you’ll need three of each color!
You can get ornaments from the decorated spruce tree Trees on your island. Shake even a single spruce top Tree will actually give you an endless amount of ornaments, but although they don’t drop an ornament every time, decorated spruce top Trees will never drop wasp nests!
Once you have three of each color, head over to a craft workbench and make all three wrapping papers. In return, Jingle will give you some Toy day Low.
Part 2 – Deliver gifts
Since the wrapping paper task has been such a success, Jingle will now ask you to help him deliver gifts to residents of your island and give you a magic bag. The Magic Bag will be with you until 5am, when Jingle also leaves the island. Until then, you will have to offer a gift to each resident of your island, where Jingle will give you a reward!
The magic bag is counted as a tool: you will need to hold it when speaking to a resident so that you can give them a gift. Some villager will be so grateful, they will give you their own Toy Day gift! These will be the same toys that were available in Nook’s Cranny during the holiday season, but they may not be the same colors as Nook’s!
If a resident is currently doing something, such as fishing, you will have to wait until they stop doing it before you can give them a gift.
Once you’ve delivered gifts to the eight residents, return to Jingle and tell him “I’m done!”. He’ll take the magic bag away from you (aww), but he’ll give you a gift in return: a DIY recipe for a stack of gifts and a toy day sled (which you can sit on!)
And that’s it, you saved Toy Day!
Stack of gifts
The stack of gifts requires 3 red wrapping paper, 1 wooden toy, and 1 cardboard box to craft. Two of these are the ones you might not be able to get right away. Red wrapping paper can be found at Nook’s Cranny, but they only offer two colors at a time, and the cardboard box is something you can only get in Nook’s Cranny, Balloons, or the recycling box in Resident Services the day after a villager moves to your island.
Fortunately, the wooden toy can be made with 3 softwoods.
Photo by Jingle
As a reminder, you’ll want to set up the Toy Day stockings you got from Jingle as a reward for helping him with the wrapping paper. Leave them in your house overnight, then the next day interact with the stockings and you’ll get Jingle’s pic!