If you’ve lived in your home for a while, your neighbors may seem more like family than the people that live next door.
But no matter what type of relationship you have with your neighbors, you can show them you care with a friendly gift.
It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate, but a small little something can say “I’m thinking about you!” when your neighbor is celebrating a milestone like graduation or retirement. And for those of you with new neighbors, a gift can be a way to show them a warm welcome.
Below, you’ll find some of my recommendations for the best gifts for neighbors.
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Food Gifts for Neighbors
Everyone loves food, right? So if you’re trying to put a smile on your neighbor’s face, you can drop a special treat on their doorstep.
If you have some time on your hands, you can make a homemade dessert or dish. Here are a few of my recipes that I like to gift to my own neighbors.
Homemade Treats I Like to Gift
- Harvest Snack Mix
- The Best Quick and Easy Banana Bread
- Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
- My Favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe for Fall
- Cookies and Cream Fudge
But I get it… life can get crazy!
So if you don’t have time to make something in your own kitchen, you can buy something online and send it straight to their doorstep.
Moving to a new neighborhood can be overwhelming. But being greeted with a plate of homemade cookies makes the process a lot easier!
So if you have a new neighbor, you can welcome them with a bath of cookies made with Southern Roots Sisters cookie mixes.
You can also deliver a plate of Sweeteez cookies and treats that ccome in pretty individual packaging.
Opening the box on my doorstep to find this would certainly put a smile on my face!
Do you have someone in the neighborhood that always throws the best cookouts? If so, they’ll be thrilled to receive the Tail Grate Collection or the Prime Steakburgers and Dogs from Happy to Meat You.
The packaging certainly isn’t everything, but it sure makes this gift set from Adams Apple Co. that much more appealing!
In addition to this Bushel and a Peck gift box, there are also boxes for the grill master, for the baker or for the ultimate entertainer.
If you give your neighbor an almond torte from Prantl’s Bakery, just be warned that they’ll be knocking on your door asking where it’s from!
While light and fluffy, the torte has this rich flavor their tastebuds won’t forget. No wonder it was named the best cake in America by the Huffington Post!
The gift of one of our My Grandma’s of New England coffee cakes will be one they remember for a while.
The cakes are ultra-moist, surprisingly flavorful and great for sharing if your neighbors want to serve it at a family gathering.
Now, they’re available in Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry Walnut, Cinnamon, Cinnamon Walnut, Chocolate Chip and Pineapple Coconut!
The buttery crunch of Miss Ginny’s Toffee is the perfect gift for any neighbor with a sweet tooth.
The company has been around for over 25 years and each toffee square is made in small batches to ensure quality and irresistable flavor.
A gift that’s almost always welcome? Wine, of course!
This selection will suit everyone’s taste—white wine, red wine, rosé and more. So if your neighbors plan on having a housewarming party, they’ll be set!
Home Gifts for Your Neighbors
Gifts for the home are always a good idea because they’re practical and helpful for any homeowner.
Give your neighbors a gift that symbolizes protection and peace with this My Saint My Hero door hanger.
It comes in a few styles and I love that it shows you put a lot of thought and meaning into their gift.
If you’re trying to find a neighbor gift for fall or winter, take a peek at the Just Jill Candle sets that will have their home smelling fabulous from the moment they light the wick.
You can also show you care with a homemade dessert.
If you make it in this floral lace dish from Temptations, they’ll get a double gift with your tasty treat and this colorful baker.
Or you can make some bread and gift them one of these mini loaf pans. How cute!
If your neighbors celebrate Chritmas, bring some holiday cheer to their home with a Byers’ Choice figurine!
We have a whole assortment available includiing Mrs. Clause, little girls and boys, Baking Santas and more!
A home gift doesn’t need to go inside their home. You can also help your neighbors decorate the outside of their house!
I love this sweet welcome sign. Simple yet elegant!
This personalized door mat is also a good pick. Plus, it shows you put some thought and effort into the gift.
And if you’re trying to find an outdoor neighbor gift that’s a little more unique, wind chimes are always a good choice.
I like this one from QVC because it features a very classic look that can work with any type of architecture.
Already thinking ahead to the holidays? These “neighbor potholders” are a cute gift.
And since they have a small pocket, you can put utensils or reats inside them!
Items for a Homemade Gift Basket
Giving someone a gift basket is classic and traditional. Here are a few things you can throw in a basket that will surely bring them joy.
These pepper jams from Southern Roots Sisters can work as a spread on toast, an addition to charcuterie boards or even on top of savory meals.
An apple butter jam is also included… great as a pastry filling or as a sweet touch to your morning breakfast!
If your neighbors have kids (or they just have a sweet tooth!), I know they’ll love a sundae-themed gift basket full of sprinkles, ice cream bowls and more.
Beekman 1802 has been one of my favorite snack brands for a while, and when I saw this brown sugar pumpkin granola, it looked too good not to share!
It’s made with coconut chips, pumpkin seeds, organic honey, sliced almonds and more. Delish!
If you’re putting together a snack-themed basket with a few goodies, the nuts from Pear’s Snacks are a great addition.
They’re avaialbe in a sweet pack, a savory pack, or a combo of both!
Check out this Christmas-themed snack and candy basket from Etsy.
Cookies? Popcorn? Trail mix? Perfect for both kids and adults.
This “Ultimate Meat and Cheese” basket is filled with everything your neighbors will need for a tasty night indoors.
You can’t go wrong with cheese, sausage, crackers, pretzels and condiments.
So whether you’re saying “hello” to a new neighbor or you’re in the mood to wish everyone a happy holiday season, I hope these gifts for neighbors will bring you and the neighborhood crew even closer.
From my home to yours,
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