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Festive Homemade Gifts for Neighbors: Spread Holiday Cheer

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The holiday season is the perfect time to show appreciation for your neighbors and spread a little joy with thoughtful, “semi-homemade gifts”. Here are five delightful and easy-to-make ideas that will leave your neighbors feeling warm and cherished. And they won’t break the bank!

Holiday Cookie Mix in a Jar

Share the joy of baking by gifting a jar filled with layers of dry ingredients for holiday cookies. Attach a recipe card with instructions on how to turn the mix into delicious cookies. Choose festive ingredients like red and green sprinkles or chocolate chips. This delightful gift allows your neighbors to enjoy the fun of baking during the festive season. Find all the instructions here.

Personalized Herb Garden

Do your neighbors enjoy cooking? Gift a mini herb garden that they can enjoy throughout the year. Plant small herb pots with favorites like rosemary, basil, and mint. Decorate the pots with festive paint or ribbons and include care instructions. Not only is this gift thoughtful, but it also adds a touch of freshness to their kitchens. Check out some inspo here. (My favorite idea is to paint the aluminum cans and tuck them into a small planter box!)

Handcrafted Ornaments

Create a set of handmade ornaments to adorn your neighbors' holiday trees. Craft ornaments using materials like felt, wood, or clay. You can personalize them with names or add festive touches like glitter or sequins. Present the ornaments in a charming box or bag for a delightful and sentimental holiday gift. You’ll love the ideas here.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Kit

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Warm your neighbors' hearts with a DIY hot cocoa kit. Fill jars with layers of cocoa mix, marshmallows, and crushed peppermint. Attach a decorative tag with instructions on how to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa. Consider including festive mugs for an extra touch. This comforting and sweet gift is perfect for chilly winter evenings. Here are some great recipes!

Remember, the essence of the holidays lies in the thought and effort put into each gift. These homemade ideas not only showcase your creativity but also convey the warmth of the season. Spread the joy of the holidays with these delightful and personalized gifts for your neighbors.


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