100 Easy Neighbor Gifts

Volume III
December, 2005

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100 Easy Neighbor Gifts

by Amy Hunt

stockingIf you are running out of time and creativity this Holiday Season, here is a little cheat sheet: 100 fun and very easy neighbor gifts that will stick within your budget.

M&M's -  "Have a Merry and Most wonderful Holiday Season!!"

Soup or soup mix
- Wishing you a "Souper" Holiday Season!!

Frozen or ready to bake pizza
- "Warm up to a wonderful Holiday Season "Topped" with Christmas cheer!"

Apples and Hershey's Hugs
- A teacher can't live by apples alone...She needs "Hugs" too!!

Popcorn Balls
- Hoping you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season!

Loaf of Bread
- For being there when you were "Kneaded", for "Rising" to the occasion, large or small, for never  "Loafing" on the job, for helping others to "Heel" with TLC; no matter how you "Slice it", you do a terrific job of loving others.   Merry Christmas!!

Jolly Ranchers
- Have a Holly "Jolly" Christmas!!

- We're "Root"ing for you to have a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!!

Chex Party Mix
- Remember Santa "Chex" his list twice to see who's been naughty or nice...so be good for goodness sake!!  Merry Christmas!!

Box of Hostess Ho-Ho's
- Hope a merry "HO - HO - HO" fills your heart the whole year through!  (Put a Santa sticker on the label)

Wire Wisk
-  (Filled with Chocolate kisses) "We WHISK you a Merry KISSmas!!"

Jar of Jelly
- Jelly is like love - you can't spread it around without getting some on yourself!  Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Tray
  - We "Tray"sure your friendship!  Merry Christmas!!

-With each chime of this festive bell, may a Christmas wish come true. And bring you peace and happiness to last the whole year through! Merry Christmas!

Yule Log
-"We send you warm greetings this Christmas Season!!"

- "May this sweet scent bring back thoughts of warm Christmases long ago!"  Merry Christmas!
Cleaners - "You add sparkle and make our life brighter!" Merry Christmas!

- "We're nuts about you!"  Merry Christmas!

- " You've been a life saver!"  Have a great Christmas!

A juice pitcher filled with candy canes
- "We pitcher you raising a little "cane"  during the holidays!"  Have a merry Christmas!!

  - You're "Dust" the finest neighbors we know! Merry Christmas!

Paper Towels
- "Blot out your troubles; absorb the Christmas Spirit!"

Measuring Cup or Glass Measure
- "Wishing you Joy Beyond Measure!

- If we could choose our friends, and we searched the whole world through,  we'd go bananas

Any Star ornament
- "Remember the reason for the season!"

Chocolate Mousse Mix
- "Merry Christmousse" to our "Deer" Friends!

Wooden spoon
- Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or soufflés; You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways.  But whatever it's use, it says, "Merry Christmas from us to you!"

- "If friends were flowers, we'd pick you!  Happy Holidays!!  Or "You make friendship bloom all year round!"

Heart Christmas Ornament
- "May the Joy and Love you give away, come back to you on Christmas day!"

Cinnamon Sprinkles
- (Cinnamon & Sugar, or cookie sprinkles)
"May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love!"   Merry Christmas!

Hersheys Hugs
- "A friend always knows when you need a little hug!"

Christmas music.. CD or Tape
- "May the sweet song of Christmas make your heart rejoice!"  Or  "May the merry sounds of Christmas bring a Joyful Melody to your holiday season" Merry Christmas!!

Filled Basket
- "Wishing you a basket full of Christmas blessings"

- "Add a little Spice to your Holidays!"  Merry Christmas!

Stocking or filled Jar
- "Have a fun filled Christmas this year!"

- "Have "eweself" a merry little Christmas!!"

- "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year Bright!!

- "Happy Hollydays!"

- "Keep Christmas in your heart the whole year through!"

Shaped Sugar Cookies
- "Rolling out a batch of Christmas Cheer, for Someone we think is very dear!!"

Cherry 7-up
- "Just a Little Christmas Cheer from Happy Hearts this time of  year!!  Merry Christmas!!"

Sparkling Cider
- "Wishing you a Sparkling Holiday Season!"

Warm Casserole or Bread
-"Bundled up with warm wishes!!"

Popcorn or Carmel Corn
- "Just "Popping" by with a Holiday Hi!" Or "May your Holidays be Poppin'!"

Seasoning Mix
- "Seasoned with Love" Merry Christmas!!

- "Have an "Eggstra" Special Holiday!!"

Hersheys Hugs and Kisses - "Christmas Hugs and Kisses to You " Or "Holiday Hugs and Kisses to you!"

Apple Pie or Apple Crisp
- "Wishing you a Scrumptious Christmas!"

Fruit Basket
- "May your New Year be Festive and Fruitful!!"

Any Sweet Treat
- "Wishing you a season filled with sweetness!"

 - " Orange" you glad we're Friends!?"  Merry Christmas!!

Chocolate Orange
- "Orange" you glad it's Christmas? Hope your Christmas is a Sweet one!

- " May your Christmas be Merry and Sprite!"

Ice Cream Snowballs and Hot Fudge
- " Here's some packaged "snowball" treats - Just Drizzle Hot Fudge and its ready to eat!...Enjoy!!"

Snicker Bar
- "Don't "Snicker", just be glad you got something!!"

-"Friends like you are worth a Mint!!" Merry Christmas!!

- "No one Matches you as neighbors!" Merry Christmas!

- (With a Christmas bow) " We couldn't restrain ourselves from wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!"

Box of Light Bulbs
-"Have a bright and radiant Christmas"

Bubble Gum or Bubble Bath
- "May your holidays "Bubble" over with fun!!

Pencil and Notepad
- "Merry Christmas from our pad to yours!!" or Merry Christmas to a "noteworthy" friend!"

Jar of Pickles
- "Just in brine, our wish for a merry Christmas!!"

Grater and Cheese
- " To a Grate Neighbor!  Merry Christmas!"

Ice Cream
- "Have a "Cool" Yule!!"

Bear shaped Honey
- "Have a Bear-y Sweet Christmas!!"

- "Ho - Ho - Hoping your Christmas is Heavenly!"

- "Hoping you have a Heavenly Christmas!!"

- " Have an "Udderly Moovalous" Christmas!!"

Gingerbread House
- "Nibble, nibble like a mouse, we hope you'll nibble at this house!"  Merry Christmas!!

Mugs with Hot
Chocolate Mix - "To our special friends who are so Dear, We wish you all a cup of Cheer!" One mug would be a special gift for a Teacher.  "To a Special Teacher dear, wishing you a "Cup of Cheer"!"

Cocoa Mix
- "Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas!"

Muffins or Muffin mix
- " You're getting "Muffin" for Christmas!!"

- "By Gum! You're a great neighbor!! Have a Merry Christmas"

Veggies and Dip
- "Dip into a wonderful Holiday season and a Healthy New Year!"

Christmas Shaped pasta
- (Or any Pasta and a bottle of Sauce )"Have a Pasta-tively Happy Holiday!"

Jar of Jam
- "Hoping you have a Holiday "Jammed" packed with fun!!" "Have a "Berry" nice holiday season!!"   Or  "Hoping your Christmas is "Jam- packed" with Christmas Cheer!!"

Cookie Dough
- "Here's a little extra "Dough" for Christmas!  Or "Everyone needs a little extra "Dough" for Christmas!!"

Homemade Frozen Rolls
- "Here's a little holiday treat.  Rise and bake, it can't be beat!  Warm fresh rolls just for you.  Top with butter that's all you do!  Warm Holiday Greetings to you"

Brownie Mix
-  (Or any Mix) "Whip up this mix for a wonderful holiday fix!  Wishing you a "rich"  Holiday Season!!"  (Be sure to attach the recipe!)

Homemade caramels
- Hoping you have a "Rich" and "wonderful" Holiday!!"

- "Just a "Holiday Hi" and a tasty Pie!!  Happy Holidays!!"

- "May your Christmas be "Divine" and your Holidays so Fine! Sweet Christmas Wishes!"

Rice Krispie Treats
- "Snap, Crackle, Pop" We think you're really Tops! "

Toffee or
Brittle - "Any way you break it, we think you're the greatest!"

-  "Fudge" a little on the calories and enjoy the Holiday Season!"

Cheese Ball and Crackers
- "We don't mean to sound "Cheesy", we just hope you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season!  Or  "Spread a little Christmas Cheer this Holiday Season!"

Apple Anything
-  (Pie, Cobbler, crisp, muffins etc.) "Sending you a "Bushel" of love this holiday Season!!"  Or " You are the apple of my eye, Teacher!"

Banana Bread
- "Banana Bread just for you, because you have so much to do... We also love you a whole "Bunch" too!  Merry Christmas!"

Cinnamon Rolls
- "Here's a sweet treat "Rolled" up with warm Holiday Wishes!  Merry Christmas!"

Homemade Chocolates
- " You're so Sweet...having you as neighbors is really a treat!  Have a Heavenly Holiday Season!"

Cake or Cupcakes
- "You take the "Cake" neighbor, We think you're first rate!  Happy Holidays to you!!"

Cornbread or Mix
- "We're not trying to be "Corny" we just want you to have a Merry Christmas!"

Carrot Cake
- " I Really "Carrot" a lot about you!! Merry Christmas"

Spiced Drink Mixes
- " Hoping your Holidays are "Spiced" Just right!"

Homemade Ice cream of a Frozen Treat
- "Here's the Scoop: Hoping your Holidays are a "Blizzard"  of fun!"

- "Just like you, friend...it's tried and true, just for you! Happy Holiday Baking or Merry Christmas Cooking!"

-  "Hope your Holiday has a touch of "Pizza - z!!" Merry Christmas!!"

* DVO welcomes your kitchen hints and cooking or nutrition questions! Email us and we'll post your hints and Q/A's in upcoming newsletters! *

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