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12 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for Your Neighbor

Spread holiday cheer to the folks next door with our budget-friendly ideas for neighbor Christmas gifts.

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Succulent Plants (5 Pack), Fully Rooted in Planter Pots with Soil - Real Live Potted Succulents / Unique Indoor Cactus Decor by Plants for Petsvia


A long-lasting alternative to flowers, succulent plants ($20 for five) add a welcome splash of green in the middle of winter. The low-maintenance plants are ideal even for those without a green thumb. Here are more succulents that we’d love to gift.

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Quiddler Word Gamevia

Card Game

Think outside the box and gift a game! Quiddler ($13), a fast-paced word game, can be played with 1-10 players, and kids can play, too.

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Candy Cane SnowballsTaste of Home

Homemade Cookies

Whether it’s an assortment of holiday cookies or a batch of your famous chocolate chippers, homemade cookies are a thoughtful and delicious gift. To make it extra special, use one of our clever cooking packaging ideas.

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Christmas CranberriesTaste of Home

Homemade Treats

While Christmas cookies are a classic choice, our most popular homemade food gifts range from preserves and pecans to dips to candy.

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Zuke's Natural Training Dog Treats; Mini Naturals Recipe; Made in USA Facilitiesvia

Pet Treats

Do you say hello when they’re out walking their dog, or spot a cat snoozing in the window? A box of pet treats is a sweet and affordable gift; look for grain-free dog treats ($14) and soft, chewy cat treats ($8).

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Garrett Mixvia

Popcorn Sampler

While homemade popcorn is easy to make, this popcorn gift box ($33) that blends cheese corn and caramel corn is a treat. Garrett popcorn is our favorite food gift from Illinois; don’t miss our picks for the other 49 states.

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White Mountain Puzzles "Best Sellers", Vintage Book Covers Collage, 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzlevia

Jigsaw Puzzle

Puzzling is the perfect activity for long winter afternoons, making it a great Christmas gift option. We like this 1,000-piece puzzle ($18) printed with vintage bestseller book covers.

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Hecef Cheese Board Set of 3, an Acacia Wood Cheese Board & a Cheese Knife & a Cheese Fork, Perfect Cheese Serving Board (Cheese board with 2 knives)via

Cheese Board

If your neighbors enjoy hosting dinners or cocktail parties, a cheese board and tools ($21) will make a great gift. Setting out a cheese board makes snacking on cheese feel fancy.

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Beeswax Candle Set of 3via


Scented candles are a go-to stocking stuffer, but the fragrance can be too powerful for some. These beeswax candles ($19 for a 3-pack) throw a cozy glow without the aroma.

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Taste of Home 18 x 13 inch Non-Stick Metal Baking Sheetvia

Cookie Sheet

Give the gift of baking cookies! Taste of Home’s Test Kitchen-approved sheet ($27) is embossed, which increases air circulation around cookies. Find more gift ideas for bakers.

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Rifle Paper Co. for Anthropologie Nutcracker Dish Towelvia

Tea Towel

Both useful and attractive, a tea towel is a fun gift with pretty much infinite design options. We like this Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker-themed towel ($20) from Anthropologie.

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Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon Ornamentvia

Tree Ornament

Just about everyone can use another ornament for their tree. This heirloom-quality hot air balloon ornament ($20) is a charming option. We can also recommend all kinds of Christmas ornaments for people who love food.

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Kelsey Rae Dimberg
A former in-house editor at Taste of Home, Kelsey now writes articles and novels from her home in Milwaukee. She's an avid cook, reader, flâneur, and noir fanatic. Her debut novel, Girl in the Rearview Mirror, will be published in June 2019 by William Morrow.

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