Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Neighbors

Here are some fun Christmas gift ideas for your neighbors. Read these neighbor gift ideas that are not too expensive, but still original, and sometimes homemade

By Petal Mashraki
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published October 19, 2021.

Christmas is a time for spreading goodwill and kindness. We can spread that goodwill beyond our friends and family by giving Christmas gifts to our neighbors. But how do you choose appropriate gifts for your neighbors?

Let's look at some ideas.

Cheap Christmas Gifts for Your Neighbors

Christmas gifts don't have to be expensive, after all, it's the thought that counts. Whether your neighbor is young or elderly, these cheap neighbor Christmas gifts are bound to make them smile.

Use these as last-minute gift ideas for neighbors:

  • Chocolates
  • Special soap
  • A mug filled with sachets of hot chocolate
  • A set of cookie cutters
  • Warm hat, scarf, and hand warmers
  • House plant
  • Scented candles
  • Pampering hand cream

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Your Neighbors

Homemade gifts add a personal touch and show that you really put some thought into your gift. And there is so much you can do!

Gift baskets for neighbors can be handmade, and preparing them is a great family activity. They are easy to assemble and you can personalize them by mixing and matching the contents. Buy a selection of treats, cellophane, and baskets, then prepare the gift baskets individually for the neighbors. This personal touch will mean a lot to your neighbors.

Home-baked goods always make a welcomed gift for neighbors. Homemade jelly, baked Christmas cookies, or muffins in a basket. These are personal and thoughtful gift ideas for helpful neighbors who have even lent you a cup of sugar!

Below is a quick list of some more ideas:

  • Homemade candles
  • Homemade Christmas tree ornaments
  • Knitted items
  • "Season's" Greetings jar of spices.
  • A homemade festive fridge magnet.
  • A basket of fruit or vegetables that have been grown in your backyard.
  • Non-food neighbor gifts include a recipe box with all your favorite recipes.
  • Traditional Christmas foods such as peppermint candy, gingerbread, or a hot chocolate mix, make great low-cost gifts.
  • Non-Material Gifts for Neighbors

    How about gifting your neighbors an experience or a service! Great gift ideas for elderly neighbors include giving them coupons from your kids for clearing the snow from their driveway or washing their car. You could offer to drive them somewhere or simply keep them company for a day with a warm drink.

    Most importantly always add a thoughtful Christmas card with your gift. If you are giving to a family, make sure the gift can be shared by all. For example, edible goods, or a seasonal gift such as unique Christmas tree decorations, holiday games (Janga or a puzzle), or a DIY craft kit.