15 DIY Neighbor Gifts

Cheap Christmas gift ideas to make for neighbors are chic, cheap, and easy are here at your finger tips!  These fun things to make  and home made gifts are pictured tutorials for a coffee cozy, gingerbread house kit, snowman kit, reindeer root beer, cookie dough kit, handsoap and dish towel.

Create a new Christmas tradition or do a simple activitiy for kids with these awesome holiday crafts!

Neighbor Present

DIY Snowman Kit {free printable}

1.  DIY Snowman Kit {free printable} ~ Darling snowman kits made out of a beanie cap and a few accessories.  Perfect neighbor or family gifts for those who live in snowy areas.

You've Been Snowed On! {free printable}

2.  You’ve Been Snowed On! {free printable} ~ You have just been Snowe’d On by a friendly snowman! Just like “You’ve been boo’d” with a twist for Christmas.  Leave treats on neighbors doorstep and flee!

Neighbor Gift

3.  DIY Gingerbread House Kit ~ Looking for a creative gift this holiday season? This gingerbread house kit is such a great idea! Perfect to give to a neighbor or some friends with kids! A thoughtful gift that makes, making a gingerbread house easy and looks so lovely all put together in a basket.

Crochet Heart Coffee Cozy {free pattern}

4.  Crochet Heart Coffee Cozy {free pattern} ~ Move over classic coffee cup, Cindy of Skip to My Lou has given a spectacular spin to the always lovable –and giftable– mug. These heart can’’t take-our-eyes-off-them crochet sleeves make sipping hot cocoa that much more delicious.

Frugal Things to Make

Mini Mug Peppermint House

5.  Mini Mug Peppermint House ~ Perfect for gift giving for warm beverages, this mini mug peppermint house recipe looks divine!

Candy Cane Simple Syrup

6.  Candy Cane Simple Syrup ~ Make your very own peppermint syrup instead of spending your money on coffee syrups.  This simple syrup only requires two ingredients, candy canes and water. Easy peasy!  A great gift idea!

Snowman Cake Pops

7.  Snowman Cake Pops ~ Because treats are so much more fun on a stick, try making these delicious and adorable Snowman Cake pops.  Perfect for gifting or as a party treat.

Oreo Elf Feet {free pattern}

8.  Oreo Elf Feet {free pattern} ~ How adorable are these Oreo Elf Feet?!  They’re perfect if you don’t have time to bake cookies this year.

Homemade Cookie Dough Log {edible gifts}

9.  Homemade Cookie Dough Log {edible gifts} ~ Who doesn’t love cookies fresh from the oven? This clever way to gift cookies allows the recipient to bake fresh cookies whenever they would like. Simply make your favorite cookie recipe, form into a log and attach the free printable tag that includes baking instructions.

Hot Chocolate on a Stick10.  Hot Chocolate on a Stick ~  These super cute hot chocolate sticks use homemade chocolate blocks AND marshmallows, so really, they are a win/win.  How could your child’s teacher NOT swoon over these babies?  {wink}

Happy "Root Beer" {free printable tags}

11.  Happy “Root Beer” {free printable tags} ~ How adorable is this 6-pack of reindeer root beer?  It’s a simple and frugal gift idea that you can make with brown pipe cleaners, red pom poms and the free printable.

DIY Vanilla Extract

12.  Homemade Vanilla Extract ~ If you’’re looking for an easy, affordable and rewarding homemade holiday gift for friends, family co-workers or boss, whipping up a batch of your own vanilla extract is the perfect solution! After all, with lots of holiday baking on the horizon, vanilla extract will be a welcome (and delicious) homemade gift.

What Gift to Give Neighbors

DIY Christmas Towel

13.  DIY Christmas Towel ~ These embellished dish towels are festive and fabulous! Plain hand towels, ribbon, ric rac and a basic sewing machine stitch were used.  They’re practical yet adorable which makes it a great gift for neighbors and friends.

Deer Mit Tutorial

14.  Deer Mit Tutorial ~  Show your friends and neighbors how “deerly” they are appreciated with this darling deer mit!  A plain dollar store oven mit was transformed into a deer using flannel and the free pattern.

Christmas Soap

15.  Christmas Soap ~ Learn how to decorate an inexpensive bottle of handsoap with a vinyl insert. Inexpensive and affordable for only $2 a bottle.  {{smiling}}




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We’’re continuing our Christmas in July with more amazing pictured tutorials for homemade gifts, DIY decorating, free printables, and recipes.

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DIY Neighbor Gifts

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