Perfect Neighbor Gift Ideas

Amidst all the Christmas shopping, parties, and celebrations, let us not forget our neighbors! Hopefully you have plenty of good ones to appreciate because I’ve got plenty of good neighbor gift ideas for you to sort through. Maybe an ornament or customized potted plant? How about a cool graphic desktop calendar (pdf printable), or maybe some chalkboard coasters? There’s a little bit of everything!

Some you might DIY, some you might buy… it’s all here in the gallery below.

Happy gifting!


  • Clay Ornaments 1 of 20
    DIY clay ornaments

    Ornaments make great neighbor gifts and these clay ones are a super cool and easy DIY.

    See this tutorial here from Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Painted Wooden Spoons 2 of 20
    painted spoons design mom

    These are so easy to make and last way longer than a batch of cookies.

    Details here at Design Mom

  • Free Printable Treat Bags 3 of 20
    treat bags

    Find some plain bags and use this free printable. Stuff with your favorite treat to share and your neighbors will love you, guaranteed! 

    Get it here from Oh Happy Day

  • Chalkboard Coasters 4 of 20
    chalkboard coasters a thoughful place blog

    Nothing says "thanks for being my neighbor" more than some coasters, right? These chalkboard ones are easy to personalize and so much fun. 

    Details here from A Thoughtful Place

  • Tiny Gift House Boxes 5 of 20
    tiny house gift boxes dm

    Sometimes it's all in the presentation. These tiny gift houses are perfect for stuffing with delightful treats (homemade caramels are a personal favorite). 

    Details here at Design Mom

  • Mason Jar Soap Dispenser 6 of 20
    blissfully content soap dispenser

    These come together really easy once you have all the supplies and neighbors are sure to appreciate the effort.

    Details here from Blissfully Content

  • Plaster And Gold Leaf Votives 7 of 20
    DIY gold leaf votives

    These pretty little candle holders are a fairly easy DIY. They'd be a great afternoon activity to complete with older kids and perfect to pass around to neighbors once done. 

    DIY here at Design Mom

  • Beeswax Candles 8 of 20
    beeswax candle

    Beeswax candles are perfect for the holiday season, they smell great and burn beautifully, and you can make them yourself! They'd make a great neighbor gift I think!

    DIY here from Oh Happy Day

  • Desktop Calendar 9 of 20
    christmas calendar

    These calendars can be personalized and come in pdf form so you can print off as many as you like. What a great gift idea, and for pretty cheap, too. 

    Get it here from Oh Henry Prints

  • Chalkboard Gift Tags 10 of 20
    chalkboard tags sisters suitcase

    You can purchase wooden tags at craft stores or online, a little chalkboard paint and you've got custom gift tags. A little bag of these in a pretty package and voíla, neighbor gifts!

    Details here from My Sister's Suitcase

  • Homemade Vanilla 11 of 20
    homemade vanilla

    Did you even know you could make your own vanilla in the first place? And apparently it's super amazing, too. The only hiccup is that it takes a few months to age. Stick a "use after" stick on the back with the date and you're good to go. Impressive, eh? 

    See how here from Say Yes To Hoboken

  • DIY Custom Cutting Board 12 of 20
    custom cutting board oh happy day

    Yes, you really can make your own cutting boards. And it's not too difficult or expensive either, promise! They'd make the most amazing neighbor gifts.

    See the cool DIY here from Oh Happy Day

  • Peppermint Sugar Scrub 13 of 20
    peppermint sugar scrub

    Have you ever made a sugar scrub? They're so simple! Put together a few of these and your neighbors, and their soft skin, will thank you. 

    DIY here from Say Yes To Hoboken

  • Etched Birch Ornaments 14 of 20
    etched birth ornaments

    Here's another great ornament idea, etched birch rounds. Have you ever etched wood? It's so fun and looks super cool. 

    Details here at Design Mom

  • Custom Cookie Plate 15 of 20
    cookie plate mer mag

    Take the most traditional neighbor gift around, cookies, and turn it into something super special with a custom cookie plate. With the right kind of marker they're super easy to make!

    Tutorial here from Mer Mag

  • Boxes Of Holiday Treats 16 of 20
    boxed holiday treats you are my fave

    If you love to go the traditional treat route, here's a fun way to give it a little twist: clear boxes with compartments for variety. 

    Get recipes and a free printable here from You Are My Fave

  • Tiny Holiday Wreaths 17 of 20
    nieghbor holiday wreaths

    Anything miniature is my favorite, these tiny holiday wreaths are no exception. I'd love to see these given with a sweet note, or maybe around a pillar candle. The perfect personal touch for neighbor gifts. 

    DIY here from The Sweetest Occasion

  • Simple Salsa With Style 18 of 20

    Is salsa a condiment or a side? Maybe it could be classified as a main course depending on the night. I tried to stay away from treats and food on this post, but these somehow snuck in. I love the clever packaging and I bet your neighbors would too. 

    Details and inspiration here from Sugar Lander

  • Chalkboard Potted Plant 19 of 20
    potted succulent

    Paint and personalize a plain terra cotta pot (chalkboard paint is fun!) and plant a sweet succulent or blossom of choice.  Boom, unique neighbor gifts for everyone in your 'hood. This one says "My Dear Neighbor, sorry my kids are so loud. Happy Christmas!" Awesome. 

    Inspiration via A Golden Afternoon

  • Bubbly + Towel 20 of 20
    fancy drink

    This one couldn't be any more simple and you have to appreciate that! Pick up a bottle of your favorite kind of sparkling cider or bubbly drink, wrap in a new kitchen towel and attach the free printable tag. Neighbor gifts? Check. 

    Details and printable here from The Neighborhood


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