31 Cheesy, Easy, & Adorable Neighbor Gift Ideas

31 Cheesy, Easy, and Adorable Neighbor Gift Ideas

Looking for neighbor gift ideas? Have I got a list for you! My mom passed this list on to me years ago, and since it was an old, typewritten copy, I thought it was time it came into the digital age.  :) I love how cheesy these ideas are, but they are also super fun and easy. I remember quite a few from my growing up years, so they also bring back a lot of memories. If you’re looking for something that you don’t have to bake, there are some really great ideas on here!


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  1. M&M’s: Have a Merry & Most Wonderful Christmas!
  2. Soup or soup mix: Wishing you a “Souper” Holiday Season!
  3. Frozen or ready-to-bake pizza: Warm up to a wonderful holiday season, “topped” with Christmas cheer! OR…Hope your holiday has a lot of “pizza-az”!
  4. Apples & Hershey’s hugs: A teacher can’t live by apples alone…she needs hugs too!
  5. Popcorn balls: Here’s hoping you have a “ball” this year!
  6. 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”. No matter how you “slice” it, you do a terrific job. Merry Christmas!
  7. Jolly Ranchers: Have a Holly “Jolly” Christmas!
  8. Root beer: We’re “rooting” for you to have a wonderful holiday season!
  9. Chex mix: Remember, Santa “Chex” his list twice! Happy Holidays!
  10. Nuts: We’re “nuts” about you! Merry Christmas!
  11. Measuring cup filled with candy (I love this polka dot set!): Wishing you joy beyond measure!
  12. Cinnamon & Sugar (or cookie sprinkles), in a cute jar: May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love–Merry Christmas!
  13. Salsa: Adding a little “spice” to your holidays!
  14. Seasoning Mix: “Seasoned” with love–Merry Christmas! Or “Seasons” Greetings!
  15. Sprite: May your Christmas be Merry & Sprite!
  16. Soda Pop: I’d “soda” like to wish you a Merry Christmas!
  17. Mints: Friends like you are worth a mint! OR We were “mint” to be friends!
  18. Grater & Cheese: To a “grate” neighbor–Happy Holidays!
  19. Bear-shaped Honey: Have a “beary” sweet Christmas!
  20. Christmas-shaped Pasta (or any pasta & sauce): Have a “pasta-tively” happy holiday!
  21. Jam: Hoping you have a holiday “jam-packed” with fun!
  22. Cookie Dough: Here’s a little extra “dough” for Christmas! or Everyone needs a little extra “dough” for Christmas!
  23. Divinity: May your holiday be divine!
  24. Toffee or Brittle: Any way you “break it”, we’re think you’re the greatest!
  25. Apple anything (pie, muffins, bread, cobbler, or apples): You’re the “apple’ of our eye! Merry Christmas!
  26. Banana bread: We love you a whole bunch!
  27. Cupcakes: You take the cake! Merry Christmas!
  28. Carrot cake: We “carrot” a lot about you!
  29. Oranges: “Orange” you glad we’re friends? I am!
  30. Sparkling Cider: Wishing you a sparkling holiday season!
  31. Set of thank you notes: We’re so thankful for you!…..

And one more that I love, and have done several times…Snowman Soup!  I’ve created free printables for download!

Don’t forget to check out my new book, Simply Tradition: 70 Fun & Easy Holiday Ideas for Families.  It’s chock full of holiday traditions, ideas, and recipes for every family–and it makes a great gift!

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  1. I love all the ideas. I hope you don't mind if I share them on my blog. I'll be sure to link back to you! Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. A list note pad (Target usually has cute Christmas ones in the dollar bins). THe attachment: Make your list and check it twice.

  3. I am totally making these for my 3rd grade class, they will love them! Thanks for the wonderful idea!


  4. What a great blog! Thanks for visiting my site – both your blogs look great! Wow – 2 sets PLUS 1 more! Yikes! How do you find time to do anything else? But wouldn't you agree that twins are easier the second time around? So much wiser!

  5. Thanks for sharing….here are a couple of my all-time favorites:

    (Twizzlers) "Twizz" the season!
    (muffin mix) You're gettin' "muffins" for Christmas!


  6. Here are some that I have used for neighbor gifts and now that we have moved we get to use them again.
    Microwave Popcorn- Just popped in to say Merry Christmas

    Light bulbs- may your days be Merry & Bright

    Seasoning Mix- Seasons Greetings

    Joy dish soap- Joy to the World

    I am doing the Joy dish soap again this year and crocheting dish rags to go with it

  7. Love these ideas!

    Here are a few more:


  8. One other I forgot about. . .
    a roll of wrapping paper with the note: Wrap up your season with love!

  9. Awwwww. I love these cheese-tacular ideas : ) I think little gifts that let people know you care are perfect.

    Every time I see a comment you have left somewhere I just smile. Your blog name is so perfect.

  10. i LOVE all these ideas. we can't give gifts that aren't fun and cheesy.
    my favorite so far was a bottle of squeezable jelly wrapped in a ribbon and our note said "'Tis the squeezin' to be jelly".
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thanks for sharing!!! I linked your ideas on my blog too! http://twolittlechickadees.blogspot.com/2010/12/season-of-giving-teacher-gifts-ideas.html

  12. One year, our neighbors gave us pizza dough with the same everyone needs a little more dough at Christmas time message as the cookies.

    We made "Orange you glad…" burlap sacks for our neighbors. It turned out to be an inexpensive and healthy gift! http://healthymomskitchen.com/healthy-homemade-gifts

  13. This year, one of our neighbors gave us Gummy Bears and said "Have a "Beary" Merry Christmas." Cute!

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