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13 Neighbor Gifts That Are Elegant But Frugal

3 Home Christmas gifts for neighbors that are elegant but frugal such as activities for kids, fun candy grams, and edible gifts, as well as practical gifts that they can use every day.

Neighbor Gifts That Are Elegant But Frugal

 

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Check out this Homemade Christmas Gift!  How to make a Snowman kit.

Neighbor Gift Ideas

1.  Just Add Snow {snowman kit} – Darling snowman kits made out of felt and a few accessories.  Perfect neighbor or family gifts for those who live in snowy areas.

Easy Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas!

 

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

2.  Christmas Wishes Blowing your Way – Spray paint the lids the color of your choice. Use a sticker to put the first letter of the recipient’s last name on the jar. Fill with goodies. Add some ribbon and a tag.

Cupcake Take Along

3. Cupcake Take Along – A pictured instructions on how to make this adorable cupcake kit complete with sprinkle test tubes.  So adorable.

DIY Christmas Gifts perfect for Neighbors!

DIY Christmas Gifts

4.  Printable Family Wall Decor – Simply print out this darling numbered sign and pop it into an elegant frame for a really quick semi-homemade gift for neighbors and friends.

5.  Book Page Flower ornament –  I just adore paper flowers and this one is easy to make and recycled from old book pages.

6.  Cookie Cutter Star Wreath – Assembled in minutes out of common home supplies — star cookie cutters, silver paper clips, and red twist ties — this charming creation is a cinch to craft.  Attach this You’ve Been Star’d poem and you’ve got a thoughtful gift.

Cookie Cutter Fudge

7. Cookie Cutter Fudge – Here’s a sweet gift for someone with everything. Place cookie cutters and fudge into cellophane gift bags, and tie with ribbons.

handmade christmas present ideas

Handmade Christmas Present Ideas

8.  Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Reindeer – Wrap in a plastic treat bag, and relish in the oohs and ahhs as you deliver them to your friends!

9.  How To Business Card Holder {Sewing} – These handmade business card holders are cute and functional.  Perfect for any girl who carries business cards around and a fun gift for the new graduate that is about to start their first job.

10.  Cookie Dough Kit – “Sugar and Spice and everything Nice!! That’s what GREAT Neighbors are made of!”

11. A jar of Salsa – Happy Holidays from your “nacho” ordinary neighbors.

Flip Recipe Organizer Tutorial

12.  Flip Recipe Organizer Tutorial – This flip recipe organizer is designed to keep recipes organized so that meal prep takes as little guesswork as possible.  It would also make a great gift for neighbors this Christmas.

Candle Stick Apothecary Jars

13.  Candle Stick Apothecary Jars – Just a candlestick {these are from Ross, 3 for $10}  Spray prime, spray painted them any color.   The jars were old Fry’s salsa jars soaked in bleach solution and labels peeled off. The lids were spray painted to match the candlesticks then glued onto the candlesticks with gorilla glue.

Christmas In July

More Homemade Christmas Gifts

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22 comments

  1. Cupcake Take-Along was adorable! ? I’d love to make that for my friends this coming Christmas. And I wish I knew how to sew so I could make those business card holders too! 😛

  2. The cookie-cutter fudge: So Cute! I may do this for my co-workers.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Cupcake Carry Along bag! That is GENIUS! I have already planned to have my daughter help me put one together for her teachers next year – super cute! Thank you for posting all of these amazing ideas!!

  4. What great ideas!! I just have to remember this when it gets closer to the holidays. I know we should get started on making stuff but with the kids out of school…who has the time??

  5. Overloaded! I’ll bookmarked this page for reference when I do the shopping. I’ll grab the materials and ingredients. I have this cramming habit every Christmas. Can’t beat it, hope this time will be different. Thanks for this post. 🙂

  6. Oh my! I am obssessed with that Snowman kit! Adorable!

  7. I love all the gift ideas…So cute! My fave was the green candlestick holders with the candy jars!

  8. I love the page flower ornament! So adorable

    Good tips!
    Nidya V.

  9. Too many perfect ideas to single out just one! Love all of these suggestions!

  10. Really these gifts are very awesome to give them to some on different occasions.

  11. Great ideas here. I love the fudge in a cookie cutter idea (can you tell I’m a chocoholic?) and the candle stick apothecary jars are sooo sweet. To be even more frugal, check out your local thrift shops for candle sticks that can be painted up and upcycled as nifty gifts.

  12. I want a snowman kit! That’s adorable. As a matter of fact. . .I’d like one of each.:0)

  13. I love the candlestick jars! Unfortunately, there is not a Ross store anywhere near me, and I can’t find any inexpensive candlesticks. I’ve searched online, but no luck 🙁 Any ideas where else to get some?

  14. These are all so adorable! Love the cupcake one the best; you could totally personalize it for everyone you know, and do it with your kids. Sounds great.

  15. Absolutely adorable! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  16. I love those candy jars. I think I’m going to make them just for the sake of making them.

  17. I would name your blog the dreamland! While Santa knocks at our door just once per year, you blog is open the whole year – wow!

  18. YOu can’t beat homemade fudge for the holidays! I love to give and receive!! 🙂

  19. Thanks for sharing your site. You have wonderful pictures and ideas. I’m going to bookmark it for future references.

  20. Thank you for this article. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this blog into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases.Thanks!

  21. I like the Candle Stick Apothecary Jars to make for myself! They look so nice!

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