Sometimes I feel like I need to give a little something to the neighbors during the holidays. Here's a list that I've collected over the years. I'd love for you to add any ideas you have, too!
*Nestle’s Crunch bars: "When you feel the season “crunch” you
And you might feel just a bit blue
Just nibble on this chocolate –
And soon you’ll feel like new!"
*Doughnuts: “Do-Nut” feel great when the holidays are here?
Hope that the feeling can last throughout the year!
*Strawberry jam: Have a Berry Merry Christmas!
*Jolly Ranchers candy: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!
*Hershey’s kisses: Merry Kiss-mas!
Mounds candy bars: Have Mounds of fun this Holiday Season!
*Spiced apple cider mix, potpourri, or Holiday Fragrance: This little gift comes with lots of love for a dear friend who is “scent” from above!
*Mints/mint truffles: This is “mint” for someone dear...
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
*Whisk filled with kisses: We “whisk” you a Merry Kiss-mas!
*Box of Hostess Ho Ho’s: Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!
*Reisen’s candy: I have lots of “Reisens” to wish you a Merry Christmas!
*Jar of homemade soup mix: Hope your Holiday season is “soup-er”!
*Jar of salsa: To spice up your holidays
And make them real hot...
Just open this salsa
And enjoy it a lot!
*Package/book of Lifesavers: Merry Christmas to a real Lifesaver!
*Bag of popcorn balls: Just having a “ball” this holiday season!
Hope this gives you a very good reason to have one, too!
*Banana bread: This wonderful loaf of homemade bread comes to you today
With the very warmest of wishes for the holiday!
*Miscellaneous items: The magic of the snowman will melt and depart
But the magic of Christmas can always be in your heart!
*Anything cheesy: Cheeze-ons Greetings!
*Basket of oranges or orange slices or orange soda: “Orange” you thrilled the holidays are here –
That St. Nick is coming – that Christmas is near?
*Homemade jelly: Nothing’s more pleasant than the sweet taste of jelly
Or the sight of dear old Santa and his jolly old belly...
*Teddy bear, Gummi bears or teddy grahams: Hope your Christmas is “beary” nice.
*Bag of Jelly Beans: Thanks for “bean” such a wonderful neighbor. Merry Christmas!
*Can of nuts: Hope the holidays don’t drive you NUTS!!! Merry Christmas!
*Hot chocolate mix (see recipe): Wishing you a warm and wonderful winter.
*Anything hand made: I’m “sew” glad we are friends. Merry Christmas!
*Bag of caramel corn: Just poppin’ by with a warm Christmas “Hi”!
*Any baked goodie: Hope your holidays are delicious!
*Mag of M&Ms: Have a Merry & Most wonderful Christmas!
*Cookie Dough: It seems as though this time of year
We all run short of DOUGH. . .
And so we want to help you out
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!
*Bag of Whoppers or Raisenettes: We were awakened when we heard Santa call
“Dash away, Dash away, Dash away all!”
But soon we discovered, out on our lawn,
Santa and his reindeer were all gone.
With our little shovel we started to scoop,
All of the droppings, YUCK reindeer poop.
But then we so generously filled up your sack.
Hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your snack!!!
*Bag of mini-marshmallows or white whoppers:
Heard you’ve been naughty so here’s the SCOOP,
all you’ll get is . . . SNOWMAN POOP!
*2-liter bottle of Sprite: May your days be Merry and Sprite!
*Bag of Hershey’s Hugs: You can’t put Love in a box . . . but you can wrap a person in a HUG!
*Anything Yummy: Season’s Eatings!
*2-liter bottle of Sprite and a package of microwave popcorn:
Pop! Pop! Fizz! Fizz! Oh what a good neighbor you is!
*Golf balls or tees: Merry Christmas to a real swinger!
*Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses: We hope this isn’t too sentimental or too gushy or too sweet –
But we think you’re really terrific, and just knowing you is a treat.
So here’s a bunch of hugs and kisses sent with our love your way –
Thanks for always being so sweet – and have a Merry Christmas holiday.
*Popcorn bowl filled with treats: Your Christmas shopping is finally done
The presents are wrapped under the tree
Now it’s time to enjoy the holidays –
You deserve the rest, we agree.
So here’s a family entertainment center
Built for your enjoyment and fun –
Watch a movie and eat a treat or two,
Enjoy the season ‘til it’s over and done.
*Bubble bath or bath salts The holiday an be a strain
On our body and our brain –
So when you feel stressed
A hot bath is the best
It truly will help keep you sane!
*Dishcloths tied as pants: Now don’t get excited and don’t be mislead
These aren’t for you but for your dishes instead.
Pull out the bows, take out the stitches.
You’ve gained to dishcloths, but lost your britches!
*Garbage bags: I’m not saying you’re trashy. In fact you’re squeaky clean
But Christmas generates garbage if you know what I mean –
There’s wrapping paper and ribbon, and baking remnants galore
Craft clippings, empty boxes and litter by the score!
You’re gathering debris from over here and there –
And sweeping up muddy footprints is a sight none too rare.
Well, don’t get discouraged – don’t let your spirits lag.
When you use this present, you’ve got Christmas IN THE BAG!!
*Other gift ideas:
Girls socks with beads crocheted to the edges
Holiday napkins surged around the edges (18" for each napkin)
Popcorn bowl with name written in paint-pen on the outside and popcorn inside
Decorative bottles containing flavored vinegar
Sweatshirt with child’s handprints in shape of a Christmas tree (footprint could be tree trunk)
Reindeer pin made out of a Christmas light bulb
Basket filled with favorites
Twelve Days of Christmas Stories (choose 12 favorite Christmas stories to make into a book)
Bag of Reindeer Food (glitter or confetti mixed with oats) with a note to sprinkle it on the front lawn on Christmas Eve
Homemade notecards (I use fabric scraps and fusible interfacing-brand name Heat & Bond)
People feeder (chicken feeder and mason jar wfilled with candy
Foot heater (pillow filled with rice – heat in the microwave)
Hooded towel (can be made for infants, toddlers & adults)
Brownie sundae kit (brownie mix, ice cream and fudge - see recipes)