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

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  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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??

  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. 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! 😛

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