Christmas is a fun time of year when we get to spread happiness to those around us, including our neighbors and friends. But it’s also a busy time of year and coming up with easy neighbor gifts that don’t take a lot of time to prepare can be tricky.
Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Neighbors
I’ve put together a list of easy, last minute Christmas gift ideas for neighbors that are fun, thoughtful and sure to bring a smile to your friends’ faces.
With holidays and parties, many stores have sales on their soda, making it a really inexpensive option for a gift idea. You can get creative using the names of soda as a play on word like the ones listed below:
- May Your Days Be Merry and “Sprite” (Sprite)
- I’m “soda-lighted” you’re our neighbor! (Any soda)
- We’re “rooting” for you to have a happy holiday! (Root Beer)
- Hey neighbor! You’re “fan” tastic! (Fanta)
- We think you’re “AW”some! (A&W Rootbeer)
- Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a good one you is! (Any soda)
We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas
Another item that goes on sale during the holidays is cake mix and brownie mix. Pair one with a whisk and you have a fun, yummy and practical gift to give. You could also include a dollar store oven mitt as part of your gift. This printable gift tag from Crazy Little Projects is simple and cute!
White Chocolate Popcorn and Pretzel Mix
If you’re looking for a great snack mix that will go a long way, check out this white chocolate popcorn and pretzel mix. For around $10, you can make about 40 cups of this delicious snack mix to either take to a party or divide up into bags and pass around to your friends and neighbors. My husband takes this to work to give his coworkers each Christmas and it’s always a hit!
Grinch Pills and Rudolph Noses
Buy a few bags of red and green M&Ms, dump them in a big bowl, then sort them out by color. Put some green M&Ms in a bag and label them “Grinch Pills”. (You can find a cute poem for the “Grinch Pills” here.) Put the red M&Ms in a bag and label them “Rudolph Noses”. (And there are a few fun printable options for Rudolph Noses here.)
Cookie Cutter and Roll of Sugar Cookie Dough
A friend gave me a Christmas cookie cutter set a few years ago with a little poem about the different symbols of Christmas. It was a cute way to tie it into the season. You could also do this, with or without a poem, and include a roll of cookie dough (store-bought or homemade). I thought this was a cute poem to use.0
Just “Popping” by to Wish You a Merry Christmas
Popcorn is a popular snack any time of year, but especially during the holidays. It’s also a great and easy neighbor gift. You can buy packages of popcorn in bulk from places like Costco or Sam’s Club and then include a note saying something like ‘Just “popping” by to wish you a Merry Christmas!’.
A Night Off from the Dishes
With all the holiday parties and get-togethers, not to mention the fact that kids are home during Christmas break, the amount of dishes that need to be done can really pile up! Why not give someone a night off from doing the dishes by gifting them some paper plates, napkins, cups, and silverware? I don’t know of anyone who wouldn’t think this is a great gift!
Soap or Hand Sanitizer
The winter is a prime time for germs to make their way into your home. Grab some hand sanitizer or soap, print off a cute label that says “Spread Cheer, Not Germs” and tie it around the neck of the bottle with some simple ribbon (or just tape it on!).
These are just a fun cute and thoughtful last minute gift ideas for neighbors. They won’t break the bank, and will be much appreciated!