100 Easy Neighbor Gifts
by Amy Hunt
If 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!!
Rootbeer - 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!!
Bell -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!!"
Potpourri - "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!
Nuts - "We're nuts about you!" Merry Christmas!
Lifesavers - " 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!!
Broom - 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!
Bananas - 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!"
Flower - "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"
Salsa - "Add a little Spice to your Holidays!" Merry Christmas!
Stocking or filled Jar - "Have a fun filled Christmas this year!"
Lamb - "Have "eweself" a merry little Christmas!!"
Candle - "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year Bright!!
Holly - "Happy Hollydays!"
Calendar - "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!!
Eggbeater - "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!"
Oranges - " Orange" you glad we're Friends!?" Merry Christmas!!
Chocolate Orange - "Orange" you glad it's Christmas? Hope your Christmas is a Sweet one!
Sprite - " 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!!"
Mints -"Friends like you are worth a Mint!!" Merry Christmas!!
Matches - "No one Matches you as neighbors!" Merry Christmas!
Strainer - (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!!"
Santa - "Ho - Ho - Hoping your Christmas is Heavenly!"
Angel - "Hoping you have a Heavenly Christmas!!"
Eggnog - " 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!!"
Gum - "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!!"
Pie - "Just a "Holiday Hi" and a tasty Pie!! Happy Holidays!!"
Divinity - "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 - "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!"
Recipe - "Just like you, friend...it's tried and true, just for you! Happy Holiday Baking or Merry Christmas Cooking!"
Pizza - "Hope your Holiday has a touch of "Pizza - z!!" Merry Christmas!!"
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