Here's 4 reasons why you should forgo giving neighbor Christmas gifts and give New Years gifts instead! Plus easy New Years Gifts for neighbors ideas!
NEW YEARS GIFTS FOR NEIGHBORS IS BRILLIANT
Did you run out of time to deliver Christmas gifts for neighbors?
Or do you want to simplify your Christmas season and take one thing off your plate?
Giving New Years gifts instead of the traditional Christmas neighbor gift is a fantastic idea.
The idea to deliver a neighbor gift after Christmas had never even crossed my mind until we received a New Years gift from a family in our neighborhood when we were first married. It was brilliant!
Year after year, we would get a simple gift that would help us ring in the new year. And I became totally convinced that this was the best idea ever.
1- SIMPLIFIES CHRISTMAS
Of course the most obvious reason why giving New Years gifts is a great idea is because it will simplify your Christmas season.
With Christmas activities galore, Christmas cookies to make, shopping and wrapping to do, giving one of these neighbor gift ideas (albeit simple) might just be the final something that makes your holiday season more stressful than you'd like it to be.
While there is nothing wrong with not giving neighbor gifts at all, giving a New Years neighbor gift will still give you a chance to reach out to neighbors you want to without it being one more thing you have to do before December 25.
2- MORE TIME
Usually the week between Christmas and New Years is slower paced. Sure there might still be Christmas parties and family gatherings to attend, but with the kids still out of school, and work schedules less demanding, you have more down time. And more down time means more time to putting a simple gift together and more time to deliver it happily.
3- UNIQUE GIFTS
While I love creative neighbor gifts just as much as you, you have a whole new world of gift ideas because not many people give New Year's gifts.
You're not just limited to Christmas English Toffee or these yummy Christmas treats.
A New Years gift can be something fun like poppers, New Year's Eve party hats, sparklers, popcorn, soda, or an appetizer for NYE.
4- TREATS ARE GONE
By the time New Years comes around, those plates of cookies, tins of popcorn, and other goodies are probably long gone.
By giving a New Year gift, your treat will actually be a treat since there aren't plates and plates to compete with.
NEW YEARS GIFT IDEAS FOR NEIGHBORS
If I've convinced you to give New Year's neighbor gifts instead of Christmas neighbor gifts, here are some incredibly easy and fun gift ideas:
POPCORN NEIGHBOR GIFT IDEA FOR NEW YEARS
Cute New Year's Eve idea is this "Just poppin' by to wish you a Happy New Year!" Attach the tags to a box of popcorn, bottle of soda pop, or these party poppers.
ROOT BEER GIFT IDEA
Everyone loves root beer, right? Give a gift they can use on New Year's Eve and attach this cute "Merry Christmas and a Happy Root Beer!" tag.
COOKIE DOUGH GIFT IDEA
Who couldn't use some extra dough after Christmas? Package up some frozen cookie dough for a clever and funny neighbor gift.
Let us know what you think!