Easy Christmas Treats in a Can {neighbor gift}


I hope you all enjoyed the Snowman Dice Game I shared last Wednesday. This week I have another fun idea that is not only a cute neighbor gift, it is also new family tradition in my home.  You’re going to love how easy these Christmas treats in a can are to make!

One of my readers left me a comment mentioning a fun activity her family does each year.

Each year take a walk (or drive) around your neighborhood and vote for the house with the best
Christmas decorations- choose a top 3 or 5 or 10 or just your absolute favorite.

Then, leave treats on their doorstep telling them how much you appreciate their decorations!

Simply fun and thoughtful- I love it! This year my family will be dropping off these:

Making them is as easy as 1-2-3:

Purchase a can at your grocery store with a pop-top. Open the BOTTOM of the can with a can opener & empty the contents. Wash the can really good and dry it completely.

Fill the can with treats then seal it up by adding some hot glue to the rim.

Embellish the heck out of it! Cover it with cute paper, add some ribbon, buttons etc. Include a short note of appreciation and a tag telling them to open it.

And that’s it!

For more handmade holiday ideas, stop by Somewhat Simple!

See you next week!


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  2. Comment-Anonymous Helena Lujan

    Oh my gosh I’m so in love with this idea!! We have a family tradition of seeing the local Christmas lights every year, and always vote (informally) on our favourites and this just seems like the next logical step – to say “thank you”. I appreciate your sharing this wonderful idea, and your attitude of gratitude!! We’ll definitely be doing this xo

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  4. Comment-Anonymous Cams

    Love this idea. You could fill it with any small gift idea as an alternative to wrapping paper or a box. Great for recycling cans.

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  6. Comment-Anonymous Michelle Sexton

    I LOVE this idea!!! I’m going to keep this in mind for the future. My little one is too young to understand this, but I think I would like to do this when he is older. 🙂

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  8. Comment-Anonymous Wegweiser Dorothy

    The best christmas idea I´ve seen so far! Thank you.

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