Are you tired of doing the same old thing for the neighborhood Christmas Gifts? Not sure what to do for the office Christmas gifts? If you need ideas for these things, then you have come to the right place. On this page you will find a lot of Christmas gift ideas that are perfect for the neighborhood and the office. These are also great ideas as a Christmas gift for the kids friends.
Office & Neighborhood Christmas Gift Ideas & Sayings
Mirror: “Everyone enjoys the goodness you reflect”
Large mug filled with hot chocolate or other drink envelopes
Have a “SOUPER” Christmas: Clean out 2 soup cans – fill one with small packages of dry soup mixes and then fill the other can with soup crackers. Hot glue the two together and tie with a bow.
In a Glass Quart Jar: fill with prepared cookie mix with recipe on the outside
“We’re NUTS about you”: Make a small burlap bag and fringe the edges: Fill it with nuts
Candy you ate as a kid® Wax Lips, Candy Buttons, Wax Bottles, and more fresh candies from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
6. “Just sweeping up all the good times we’ve had to with you”: In a new clean dustpan, fill with goodies, candies, cookies, nuts, etc. 7. Using a pitcher or drink dispenser, tape red and green kool-aid packets around the base alternating colors 8. Holiday Survival Pills”: Buy some pill containers from the pharmacy and take a whole walnut in the shell, paste on two red bloodshot eyes and a nose. Make a small ice bag for the top of the head. Fill the container with candy.
9. Give a box of cornmeal, muffins, etc. and a small crock of homemade honey butter 10. “Just Whisking you a Merry Christmas”: In a wire whisk fill with chocolate kisses 11. Give a bottle of homemade hot fudge with an ice cream scoop: Recipe for a home made hot fudge topping: 2 cups sugar ½ cup cocoa ½ cup butter 1 – 13 oz. can evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Stir in cocoa, sugar and butter over low heat until melted. Mix well. Add milk gradually. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes. Stirring constantly to keep from burning. Cook until thick. Add vanilla. Pour into container.
12. "We wish you a Berry Merry Christmas”: Give a bag of frozen blueberries or other berries with assorted recipes. 13. Pet lovers: Give a big tin full of the families dog or cat favorite brand or dog food or cat food 14. Give a quart jar filled with a muffin mix. The card is a copy of the Christmas Morning muffins recipe: Christmas Morning Muffins: 2 cups flour2 cups boiling water 1 t salt5 teaspoons baking soda 1 cup all bran2 cups sugar 2 cups 0% bran flakes1 cup shortening 2 cups dates chopped4 eggs 1 cup nuts chopped1 quart buttermilk Sift flour and salt. Combine flour mixture, all bran, bran flakes, chopped dates and chopped nuts. Set aside. Mix boiling water and baking soda. Set aside to cool. Cream sugar and shortening in a large bowl. Stir in eggs one at a time. Beat well. Stir in buttermilk and soda liquid. Stir in bran mixture. Tightly cover. Better if refrigerated 12 hours (or more). To bake drop by spoonfuls (don’t stir) into greased muffin tins. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Yields 5 ½ dozen.
15. “Lettuce wish you a Merry Christmas”: Wrap a head of lettuce in fancy plastic. Tie with a big bow and attach a package of salad dressing. 16. Give a pair of stretchable mittens filled with M&M’s or candy tied together with ribbon 17. Give a plate of cinnamon rolls shaped like a Christmas tree 18. Fill a long tube full of rice or beans to use a drafty door stopper. It could be a decorated with bows tied on both ends. 19. Give a bag or mug of homemade hot cocoa mix 20. “Rising for this Happy Occasion”: Make a round braid with a candle in the middle
More Christmas Gift Ideas for the Neighbors & Co-Workers
21. Give a 2 liter bottle of any soda "We soda like you, so we gave you this pop" 22. “Rising for this Happy Occasion”: Make a round braid with a candle in the middle 23. “Dairy Christmas and a Happy New Steer”: Give some cheese or milk products, and some sliced roast beef of some kind. Cute to put in a silver milk bucket pail. 24. A fun, easy, elegant way to present and give homemade cookies or flat candies is to layer them between lacy white doilies and stack 5 or 6 up as a small package. Tie it with ribbon and top with a bow. Easiest to do with large firm cookies. 25. A single checkered or striped kitchen towel can yield many gifts. A bottle sack, a small jar cover, a hot pad, a napkin, etc. It is fun to stencil on the top. 26. Bake bread in a ceramic, clay flower pot and give as a gift 27. Give a card with a package of seeds attached 28. “Orange you glad I didn’t give candy. Merry Christmas”: Give a small basket of oranges, decorated for each member of the family 29. Give a loaf of bread on a bread board or cutting board 30. Give a bottle of 7-up or Sprite with a bottle of cranberry juice and a holiday ice cube mold to make holiday drink recipe 31. Take ice cube molds and fill with cran/raspberry drink. Freeze. Pour in punch bowl with chilled sprite or 7-up. Serve. 32. Christmas Cheer: Get together as a family and drink up this pop. Then fill it with water right up to the top! According to sources, the people who know, pop bottles with water are a great way to go! So, we’re not sending goodies or cookies or pies, Just POP – to get you started on your water supply. 33. For children, put popcorn balls or cookies in a toy boat or truck or lunch box or bicycle basket 34. Give seasoned salt in a clever shaker 35. Give seasoned vinegars. They can be used for pickling, as a meat marinade or cooking in general. To make the seasoned vinegar, put your choice of flavoring into a clean jar or bottle. Fill with vinegar and put a lid or cap. Let stand in a cool, dark place without shaking about three weeks. 36. “Best of Luck in this upcoming year”: For an easy treat for a family with children buy the Holiday Lucky Charms 37. Buy an interesting old bottle or jar. Fill it with multicolored pasta. Attach a package of dry pasta sauce mix. 38. Give a goodie string: In the home of yeoman farmer of mid-nineteenth century south, the goodie string provided both a seasonal decoration and a hospitable gesture. It was customary for visiting children to be offered a treat of their choice from the goodie string. The tradition of the goodie string is documented and shared through a restoration of a pre-civil ware house standing in the Atlanta area. The goodie string would be hung by the hearth in the kitchen where family and friends would gather for meals and visits. 39. Some goodie string ideas: Gingerbread men tied to the string for every member of the family, taffy tied to Christmas string, a families favorite candy bars tied to the string, etc. 40. Give ten bean soup in a fun container: Add ¼ cup of each of the following: put in fun container Small limasButter beans Split green peasPinto beans Red kidney beansNavy beans Great northern white beansLentils Black beansPearl Barley. The message and instructions should be attached on the outside of the container Wash and soak beans overnight or quick soak. Add one or two chopped onions, 2 quarts water, ½ lb. ham or ham hocks. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 2 – 2 ½ hours. Add 1 – 28 oz can tomatoes. 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, salt and pepper. Simmer 30 minutes longer. Yield: 10 servings
Even More Neighborhood Christmas Gift Ideas
41. Give a container full of ginger bread mix: Gingerbread mix recipe: 8 cups flour1 tsp cloves 2 cups sugar1 tsp ginger ¼ cup baking powder1 Tbs cinnamon 1 tsp salt2 cups shortening 1 tsp baking soda Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cloves, ginger and cinnamon. Mix well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender. Use within 3 months. Makes 12 cups of mix. Store in tightly covered container. 42. Give a gallon size bottle of Apple Juice with the following poem: Apples delight the eye with colors Ranging from gold to deep red, They tempt the taste with delicate flavors. Poets and storytellers Throughout the worlds have praised the Beauty of apple blossoms. Apples are the valuable of all the fruits that grow on trees. As apples are valuable we likewise Value your friendship. 43. Give a chocolate cookie tree. Purchase a small pine tree or a fake pine tree. Make your favorite toll-house chocolate chip recipe. While the cookies are still warm, pierce them with a needle to create a hole through which lengths of ribbon can be drawn. When cool, they are hung from the boughs of a small tree. They eat the cookies right off the tree. 44. Make a cookie wreath. Right out of the oven arrange your favorite cookies in a wreath position overlapping slightly on a plate or old serving tray. Continue layering until 3 layers deep. Top with a bow.
45. Fill a hot pad mitt with a package of spaghetti, a noodle server spoon, a can of tomato paste, and a package of spaghetti mix. The gift would be a dinner in a mitt. 46. “Don’t go bananas this Christmas”: Give a bunch of bananas wrapped with a bow. 47. “Bread of Life”: Carton of Bread croutons to decorate your Christmas salad 48. “Here’s to butter” you up for the Christmas season”: Bowl of butter curls of molded butter 49. “We wish you a full measure of Christmas cheer”: Measuring cup or glass measuring cup filled with candy or party mix and tied with a bow. 50. “We couldn’t restrain ourselves from wishing you a Merry Christmas”: Strainer with a bow on it (you could even put a bag of pasta in it) 51. “To a grate neighbor” or “Tis the season to be grateful”: Grater and cheese
52. “Just in BRINE. . .our wish for a Merry Christmas”:Jar of pickles
53. “You’re a HONEY of a family”:Jar of honey or honey bear
54. “An onion a day keeps everyone away.Have a peaceful Christmas.”:Onion (for the Scrooge)
55. “With a wish for health and happiness this Christmas greeting comes your way.To sweeten up your life a bit without promoting tooth decay”:Fruit
56. “If we could choose our friends and we searched the whole world through.We’d go BANANAS trying to find a better bunch than you.”:Bananas
57. “When it comes to neighbors you’re the best of the bunch”:Bananas
58. “Apples are my fav-or-ite.I hope they suite your appetite.Make a pie inside this plate or eat them plain, they’ll taste just as great!”:Pie plate full of apples
59. “You’re the apple of our eye and such a polished person”:Apples
“The world is make up of a MIX of all kinds of people and were blessed to live by the best”:Mixes