Frugal Neighbor Gift Ideas

Neighbor Gift Ideas

I love giving simple gifts to the neighbors and friends on my street during the holidays, usually a delicious treat of some sort. It is nice to do something small to show you are thinking of them and you can get the kids involved to help teach the joy of giving! Here are some great ideas for frugal homemade Christmas gifts that would be perfect for neighbors and friends…

frugal homemade neighbor gift ideas


You can find cute packaging options at lots of stores right now, like Walmart, Target, or a dollar store. Think ribbon, twine, bows, gift tags, treat boxes, tins and cellophane bags. You might even be able to find some on clearance during the week of Christmas (or it will all be sold out!). If you do find clearance prices, stock up on some for next year!

1. DIY Christmas Countdown Plaque

2. Chalkboard Countdown

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie dough neighbor gifts

3. Homemade Frozen Cookie Dough Balls – Package in an airtight container, then place it in a cute bag, tin, or treat box with instructions!

4. Homemade BBQ Sauce – Pour some into a small mason jar with a bow on it! Any of your favorite homemade mixes or sauces could be a nice gift!


5. Batteries – Wrap with a ribbon and cute gift tag. Find online battery deals.

6. DIY Blue Mason Jar – Fill it with candy or a candle if you want to!

no fail delicious caramel sauce from scratch

7. Homemade Caramel Sauce – Pour some into a small mason jar with a bow on it!

8. Holiday Decorative Frame

Playdough Final

9. Homemade Playdough

10. DIY Hair Ties – Wrap around your Christmas card, gift card, or jar filled with candy.

11. Homemade Jam – Pour some into a small mason jar with a bow on it! Love homemade jam!

5 finished spoons

12. Custom Mug with Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoon

13. Quote Block

14. Baking Mix with Mixing Spoon

Hot Chocolate Santas Picture

15. Hot Chocolate Santas

16. Custom Magnet – Use the family’s last name initial to make a handy monogram magnet!

17. SOS Mix – Cute printable tag to go with it!

homemade canned apple pie filling with free printable labels

18. Apple Pie Filling – Dress it up with a cute printable tag and decorative string!

19. DIY Brownie Mix – Package it in a cute jar or other airtight container and include the instructions.

peanut butter cup fudge

20. Treat Plate – Use a decorative treat box, paper plate or platter to give yummy Christmas treats. Offer a tantalizing variety or simply your favorite one!

cookies and cream popcorn

21. Popcorn – Package it in a cute treat box, jar, tin, or decorative cellophane bag.

candied roasted pecans

22. Candied Nuts – Scoop some into a cute container, like a treat box, mason jar, or decorative cellophane bag.

lemon zucchini poppy seed bread

23. Bread – Bake bread in mini loaf size, if possible. (It is especially cute if you use a decorative little paper liner or tray, like these.) Wrap with cellophane or cover with plastic and tie a ribbon around or put a bow on it with a gift tag.


Types: Crafts, Adult, Teen
Categories: Decoration, Frugal, Gift, Inside The House, Christmas

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