I love to give my neighbors non edible gifts all throughout the year but especially at the holidays. While they might love my treat laden plates, here is a list of neighbor somewhat homemade gift giving ideas that won’t break your bank or their belts. There are so many people at the moment that have allergies, are gluten free and just don’t enjoy having another round of cookies given to them. These diy gifts are also great to give for teacher gifts or for that one person you are still stuck on. We allllll have that one person!
These 10 gift giving ideas that are not food are pretty simple and pretty awesome. Have any to add? Be sure to let us know below in the comments.
- Hand soap: We all use it but at my house, it rarely makes it on the shopping list until we’ve been out for a few days. Gift a holiday themed bottle for a gift they’ll actually use. Or get a nice bar of it here.
- Birdseed ornament. Spring is around the corner and these are easy to make.
- Paper plates: Don’t we all want to do fewer dishes? There are so many cute designer style ones out there like these Floral Tea Party ones you could really get something cute.
- Potpourri: Delia has three recipes and a free printable to go along with them.
- Fleece Throw Blanket – you can also nab one at IKEA for around $6.
- A Redbox Movie code. This one is cheating a little, as I would want to attach the code to a bag of popcorn.
- Washcloths. Do you knit? (join our Ravelry group) You can pick up a ball of cotton yarn on the cheap and whip up a washcloth or two in an afternoon.
- Carols. If it’s Christmas time then grab the kids and entertain your neighbors with your favorite carol. Need some ideas on songs? Check out our Holiday mixtape.
- Pack of Pens. I lose more pens than I have ever owned. I think they mingle with lost socks to create extra tupperware lids.
- Candles. Everyone loves candles. Maybe don’t get so overpowering with the scents though.
What do you think? Do you give/receive neighbor gifts? For more gift giving ideas, check out our whole gift guide section here at Punky Moms.