Fun and Inexpensive Christmas Gifts for Friends and Neighbors
by Julie Coulter Bellon
There is only one more week until Christmas. Can you believe it? We have been busy at our house finishing up Christmas cards and wrapping friend gifts, teacher gifts, and neighbor gifts. Of course it’s nothing fancy, just a remembrance really, but it is so fun to sit on the couch with my kids while we wrap their gifts for their friends and teachers. With so many people in our life that we love and admire and want to get gifts for, we’ve had to put our thinking caps on in order to be able to have something inexpensive, yet thoughtful for everyone. I love the cleverness of some of the gifts we’ve seen, received, thought up ourselves, or just found on the internet, and I wanted to share my favorites with you today.
A plate of cookies: Merry Christmas from your “crummy” neighbors
A juice pitcher filled with candy canes: We “pitcher” you raising a little “cane” this holiday season. Merry Christmas!
A box of light bulbs: Wishing you a bright and radiant Christmas
Box of Whoppers: Hope you have a whopper of a Christmas!
A pack of bubble gum: May your holidays “bubble” over with fun!
Chocolate Mousse Mix: Merry Christmousse!
A Chocolate Orange: “Orange” you glad it’s Christmas?
Cookie Dough: Here’s a little extra “dough” for Christmas
Hershey’s kisses in a wire whisk: We “whisk” you a Merry Christmas.
An eggbeater: We wish you an eggstra special holiday
Jolly Ranchers: Hope you have a jolly Christmas season!
Measuring cups or tape measure: Wishing you joy beyond measure!
Paper Towels: Blot out your troubles and absorb the Christmas spirit!
A Jar of Jam: Hope your holidays are “jam” packed with cheer!
Pencil and Notepad: Merry Christmas from our pad to yours!
Snickers chocolate bar: Don’t snicker, just be glad you got something
A Candle: May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year bright!
Sprite: May your Christmas be merry and sprite!
Feather Duster: You’re “dust” the finest neighbors we know!
100 Grand Chocolate bars: You’re worth a “hundred grand!” Merry Christmas!
Cheese ball and crackers: We don't mean to sound "cheesy", but we hope you have a "ball" this Holiday Season!
Strainer: We couldn’t “restrain” ourselves from wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Chex Party Mix: Remember Santa “Chex” his list twice to see who's been naughty or nice . . . so be good for goodness sake! Merry Christmas!
Sparkling White Toothpaste: You make my life “sparkle.” Merry Christmas!
Hot Cocoa: Warm wishes this holiday season.
Cheese grater: Hope you have a “grate” holiday!
I know, I know, some of them are cheesy, but what can I say? I love that. So tell me, what is your favorite gift to give your neighbors and friends?