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10 Inexpensive & Simple Christmas Neighbor Gift Ideas


If you’re going to give a Christmas Neighbor Gift idea, give something that’s inexpensive, simple, and practical. These 10 ideas are just that!

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Simple Neighbor Gifts

Sometimes it’s perfectly okay to forgo Christmas neighbor gifts (as I teach in my 7 Days to a Simpler Season online course), but if you really want to give your neighbors a gift, then I’ve got you covered!

Here are 10 Simple Neighbor Gift Ideas that are fun, but practical. I’ve also included printable tags and more details should you want to use the ideas!


1. We Dish You a Merry Christmas – Holiday Paper Plates

Give a gift that will help your neighbors and friends simplify their December. You can pick up a package of red or green paper plates from the Dollar Store and attach these cute printable tags for a practical gift. And bonus! You can deliver them anytime throughout December, saving you from last-minute Christmas gift delivery stress. Grab the tags here!

Cost: $1 

Printable Tags: Get them Here 

Tip: Stock up on holiday paper goods after Christmas is over for next year! 

Neighbor Christmas Gift Idea- with paper plates

2. 25 Days of Christ Christmas Candle Scripture Advent Neighbor Gift Idea

Give a Christmas neighbor gift that is both practical and will help create memories. This Christmas Candle Advent is a great way to focus on Christ throughout the season with a candle you can burn down each day as you read a few verses about Christ. Details and printable scripture list here.

Make these now and deliver at the end of November. You’ll be able to cross neighbor gifts off your list in a hurry.

Cost: 50 cents

Printables: Download Here

Tip: Buy a large package of candles from your local craft store using a coupon to save even more! 


3. Just Poppin’ By to Wish You a Happy New Year!

Simplify your Christmas season by giving New Year’s gifts instead. Pick up a box of popcorn and attach a cute tag to it. You can deliver these a few days before New Years Eve–a perfect New Year’s Eve party treat.

Cost: $1 or less

Printable Tags: Download Here

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 4. You’re Getting Muffin for Christmas Neighbor Gift Idea

Giving a muffin mix is a great idea! With all the hustle and bustle of a busy Christmas season, a quick breakfast will be super welcome! Get the details and tags here.

Cost: $1 or less 

Printable Tags: Get them Here

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5. Here’s Some Extra Dough- New Year Gifts

If you’re feeling overwhelmed during December, give your neighbors a New Year gift instead!  How about some Extra Dough for the New Year? You can deliver these gifts after Christmas is over and when everyone isn’t so sugar-overloaded! Plus, it may just be the perfect addition to their New Year Eve’s celebrations.

Cost: varies

Printable Tags: Get them Here

Tip: Make the dough ahead of time and freeze it in balls. When you’re ready to deliver, simply package up the dough in cellophane bags and attach the cute tags with baking directions. Get the tags, our favorite inexpensive cookie dough recipe and details here.


6. Make-Ahead Sand Art Brownies

You can prepare these delicious Sand Art Brownies mix jars well before the Christmas season. Not only are the Sand Art Brownies tasty, the presentation is spot on! Plus, no baking for you and your recipients can make a treat when they need it fast. You can layer all the ingredients in old mason jars and attach a cute tag with the ingredients and directions. Get the full ingredient list and tags for the Sand Art Brownies here.

Cost: varies, likely under $2

Printable Tags: Download Here 


7. Merry Christmas and a Happy Root Beer!

This fun gift can be used as a Christmas gift or New Year gift. Grab a bottle of Root Beer and attach this tag to it for a gift that is easy peasy! Plus, it’s always nice to have a bottle of Root Beer on hand, right?

Cost: $1 or under

Printable Tags: Download Here

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8. We Tissue a Merry Christmas!

You can never have enough tissues throughout the Winter season, so why not give a box as a Christmas gift? Target has adorable mini boxes of tissue with fun Winter patterns for $1.50! Really, how cute is this red&green plaid? Attach these cute tags and you’re good to go!

Cost: $1.50

Printable Tags: Get them Here

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9. Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancake Mix

Give a gift that will help simplify someone’s Christmas season! We gave Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancake mix a few years ago and let me tell you, it’s a win-win. This gift can be prepared well in advance (the mix stores well for a few months) and then can be packaged and delivered when you’re ready!

A simple and quick breakfast or dinner will be a welcome treat compared to many treats that are given. Plus, these pancakes are SO tasty!

Cost: a few dollars

Generic Recipe and tags: Download here

Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancake Mix

10. A Christ-Centered Gift

I created a 12 Days of Christ (a Christ-centered 12 Days of Christmas version) a few years ago and it has been such a hit! What a great way to reinforce the meaning of the season by giving a gift that relates to Christ?

Sure, you could do the 12 Days of Christ , but chances are you won’t want to the 12 Days of Christmas for your all your neighbors and friends.


for a simple gift idea, why not pick one name used in the 12 Days of Christ and attach it to a coordinating gift?

For example, Christ is the Shepherd. So you could give a box of candy canes and the companion card to go with it.

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Or… how about Christ is the King of Kings? 

This fun popcorn is cooked over the fire or stove and puffs up to look like a King’s crown when it’s all done.


There are so many fun options with this gift idea! You can see more details and examples here.

Cost: Varies

Printable Tags: Get them here. 

That was a long post! If you made it all the way through, give yourselves a pat on the back!

I hope you find these inexpensive and easy neighbor gift ideas helpful!

Merry Christmas!



Melissa loves simply celebrating life through holidays, travel, photography, and the simple moments at home. Her best friend Brandon and her are raising their 4 adorable little ones just north of Salt Lake City, UT. Sunshine, gelato, a good run, planning a trip, and an organized house make her really happy. She loves sharing simple ideas to inspire everyone to celebrate life. Simply.

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