Gift Guides

26 Easy Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors

A Christmas gift for your neighbor doesn’t need to be overcomplicated, in fact, the best neighbor gifts are simple, thoughtful, and unique.  

Whether they’re a “head-nod and a wave while you leave for work” neighbor, or a “let’s share a bottle of wine while the kiddos play” neighbor, a small gesture goes a long way.

We scoured the internet high and low to find affordable, fun, and meaningful gifts that your neighbor is guaranteed to love. We reviewed lifestyle magazines, home magazines, and other review sites to curate a diverse list of gift ideas for neighbors.

From relaxing gifts for the neighbor who needs to unwind, to edible gifts for your foodie neighbor, to sporty gifts for your athletic neighbor, there truly is something for everyone on this list. 

Nobody wants to break the bank when putting together a gift for your neighbor which is why we kept our picks budget-friendly. Some are so affordable you could mix and match to create the best gift for your neighbor. 

We even included a section of DIY Neighbor Christmas Gifts.

And remember, if you’re in a pinch, you can’t go wrong with a Gift Box of Sweet Jerky, which comes with a personalized card! You can order enough for the whole neighborhood.

Easy Neighbor Gifts to Buy 

1. Microwave Popcorn Maker

Microwave Popcorn Maker

This eco-friendly popcorn maker is the perfect gift to enhance your neighbor’s movie nights or any night in. Even better, you can share a bowl together. The best types of gifts create experiences and you’re doing just that with this microwavable popcorn maker. 

Shop on Amazon: W&P Microwave Popcorn Maker - $24.99

2. Monogrammed Mug 

Monogrammed Mugs

Nothing says “this gift is just for you” like some good old monogramming. Make your neighbor feel special with a beautiful mug with their initial on it. Their next cup of steaming hot coffee will be enjoyed just a little bit more. 

Shop: Blockprinted Monogram Mug - $10.00

3. Maldon Salt Sea Salt Flakes

Maldon Sea Salt

This next gift is the ultimate finishing touch to any and every meal. A great kitchen staple, this flaky sea salt goes with everything. Guaranteed to impress, give your neighbor this simple, yet delicious meal enhancer. 

Shop on Amazon: Maldon Sea Salt Flakes - Pack of 2 - $14.12

4. Health Nut Jerky Box

Health Nut Jerky Box

Our Health Nut Jerky Box is perfect for the neighbor that you see in the gym that you know probably doesn't want another holiday cookie box. This handcrafted jerky box is not only artisanally made and keto-friendly, it also supports our small family owned and operated local business. If you really want to wow your neighbor with a unique and delicious gift, the Health Nut Jerky Box is the choice for you. 

Shop: Health Nut - Keto Jerky Box - $36.00

5. Dried Flower Bouquet 

Dried Flower Bouquet

The best kind of home decor gifts are ones that add an element of beauty to your home that become a bright spot to look at each day. If you want a gift that brings life to your neighbor’s home, a dried flower bouquet is a wonderful option. Low-maintenance and lasts forever, this mini dried bouquet is guaranteed to look amazing in your neighbor’s home. 

Shop Etsy: Mini Dried Flower Bouquet - $5.53

6. Levain Cookie Box

Levain Cookie Box

Does your neighbor have a sweet tooth? Keep things simple with an undeniably delicious treat, cookies from Levain Bakery. Everyone who’s tried these cookies know that they’re truly a magical experience and the best part is they ship nation-wide! 

Shop: Levain Bakery Signature Cookie Box of 4 - $29

7. NYT No Recipe Recipes 

New York Times Cookbook

Whether your neighbor is cooking every night or is more of a Postmates person, this versatile cookbook from the New York Times is the perfect gift for homecooks of all levels. It focuses on creating simple meals from ingredients you likely already have in your pantry to make weeknight cooking more inspired. Something we can all appreciate is saving time when it comes to cooking. 

Shop on Amazon: The New York Times No-Recipes Recipe - $14.99

8. Cookbook Stand 

Cookbook Stand

This is a great gift that your neighbor has probably not thought of to buy for themselves. Spruce up any kitchen and save counter space with this beautiful, wooden cookbook stand. It’s classy and will keep your cookbook organized and stain-free. Happy cooking! 

Shop on Amazon: Bamboo Cook Book Stand - $14.43

9. Hot Chocolate Trio Gift Set

Hot Chocolate Trio Set

This budget-friendly hot cocoa mix features 3 delicious flavors; mayan spice, dark chocolate sea salt, and vanilla bean malt. These unique flavors are absolutely delicious and will leave your neighbor wanting more. Inexpensive and festive, be sure to check out this gift set from a great small business!

Shop: Cocoa Mix Gift Set - $33

10. Portable Speaker

Portable Speaker

Is your neighbor music-obsessed? Or, maybe they love podcasts. Either way, most people appreciate a portable speaker. It’s the type of gift that you don’t realize you need until you have a beach day planned. Help ensure your neighbor has top-notch excursions with this top-rated and budget-friendly bluetooth speaker. 

Shop on Amazon: Oontz Angle 3 Bluetooth Speaker - $26.97

11. Fuzzy socks

Fuzzy Socks

Classic and never overplayed, fuzzy socks are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Who doesn't want to throw on a pair of festive socks when they’re sitting by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate in-hand? Universally loved, give your neighbor the gift of comfort this holiday season.

Shop on Amazon: Non-Slip Plush Slipper Socks - $17.99

12. Cocktail Bitters

Cocktail Bitters

This is for the neighbor that doesn't stop talking about their bar cart. And, let’s just say that you admire their hustle! The cherry on top of any good bar cart, is a set of good cocktail bitters. With 5 different flavors, your neighbor is going to love trying each one and deciding what they will go best with. 

Shop on Amazon: Strongwater Cocktail Bitters Sampler - $31.95

13. Tony’s Chocolate Bundle

Tony's Chocolate Bundle

This is the chocolate that you see in the grocery store that looks like so much fun but you never have a reason to buy it for yourself. Treat your neighbors to these huge, and deliciously smooth Tony’s Chocolonely bars. With several fun flavors to try, your neighbor can thank you later.

Shop on Amazon: Tony's Chocolonely Super Duper Milk Bundle - $32.79

14. Candle Set Trio

Boy Smells Candle Trio Set

Help your neighbor relax with this wonderful candle trio from Boy Smells. This set is made for wood lovers and features scents like cedar, hinoki, and sandalwood. You seriously can’t go wrong here!

Shop: Boy Smells Woody Set of 3 - $56

15. Eucalyptus Body Wash 

Nécessaire Body Wash

Nothing says tis’ the season like Eucalyptus. This body wash from Necessaire not only has an insanely refreshing scent but it also contains multiple vitamins including Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Omega-6, and Omega-9. Consider it a win-win. 

Shop: Nécessaire Body Wash Eucalyptus - $25

16. Pancake Mix Gift Set

Stonewall Kitchen Pancake Set

An ideal, cozy morning almost always involves pancakes. Allow your neighbor to experience this unmatched joy with Stonewall Kitchen’s pancake set which features not just farmhouse pancake mix and a nice whisk, but Maine Maple Syrup as well. It’s truly everything that you need for a dreamy morning!

Shop on Amazon: Stonewall Kitchen Our Breakfast Grab & Go Set - $29.95

17. Dumpling Light 

Dumpling Light

Impress your foodie neighbor with this funny yet hip dumpling light. Perfect for lighting up any kitchen counter or even a bed-side table, this dumpling is pretty cute and will definitely bring a smile to your neighbor’s face. 

Shop: Smoko Food Light - $22

18. Over The Door Mini Basketball Hoop

Mini Basketball Hoop

This is for the neighbor that loves sports. Give them the gift of mindless fun with this Over-The-Door Slam Dunk Mini Basketball Hoop. Your neighbor will be thanking you for days plus you guys can play this together!

Shop: Over-The-Door Slam Dunk Mini Basketball Hoop - $35

19. Airpods Case 

Airpods Case

These inexpensive airpods are a super convenient gift that your neighbor will definitely love. Not only will this case allow your neighbor to never confuse their airpods with someone else’s pair again, they will be able to locate theirs in their purse faster as well! You can’t go wrong with a gift that serves a purpose.

Shop Amazon: Airpods Silicon Case - $9.99

20. Best Story Wins Card Game 

Best Story Wins Card Game

This conversational card game is a wonderful gift because it brings people closer together. Sharing stories is one of the greatest ways to bond with others and you’ll be doing just that with this creative and unique game. Pair it with the popcorn maker and allow your neighbor to have the night in of their dreams. 

Shop: Best Story Wins Card Game - $16.00

21. Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack 

Truff Hot Sauce Gift Set

This gift is for your neighbor that is a spice fanatic. This trio of hot sauces will elevate your neighbor’s meals and is the perfect option for someone that loves to try new flavors. The best part is that this hot sauce is completely preservative free. Get your kick on!

Shop on Amazon: Truff Hot Sauce Variety Pack - $60.26

DIY Neighbor Christmas Gifts

If you’re looking for an original and thoughtful gift for your neighbor, you can’t go wrong with a homemade gift. There is so much to be said about sharing a beloved recipe with someone you care about and we definitely recommend doing so for your neighbor.

22. 2 Ingredient Bagels

2 Ingredient Bagels

What’s more heartwarming than hot bagels fresh out of the oven? These two ingredient bagels are an easy crowd pleaser. If you really want to go all out, create your own gift basket with cream cheese, lox, and capers

Check out the recipe here: 2 Ingredient Bagels

23. Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread

Something that people don’t talk about enough is that you can eat banana bread everyday if you want to. This delicious healthy banana is free of refined sugars and uses simple ingredients that taste great and are great for you. Bake this for your neighbor that appreciates a healthy, sweet treat.

Check out the recipe here: Healthy Banana Bread

24. Honey-Lemon Dressing

Honey Lemon Dressing

Any gift that has to do with simplification is at the top of our lists. Share your favorite homemade salad dressing with your neighbor. Salad dressing is something that seems so simple but can make a world of difference in taking a dish to the next level.

Check out one of our favorites here: Honey-Lemon Dressing

25. Santa Shaped Cookies

Santa Shaped Cookies

If you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, this DIY gift is for you. These Holly Jolly Santa Cookies are extremely fun to make and are guaranteed to impress. Not only are these cookies adorable, they are absolutely delicious as well.

Check out the recipe here: Holly Jolly Santa Cookies

26. Pickled Red Onions 

Pickled Red Onions

Any type of pickled good makes an incredible gift because they last a long time and pair well with almost everything. We recommend pickled red onions because they are both versatile and deliciously tangy. A little can go a long way with this thoughtful gesture.

Check out the recipe here: Pickled Red Onions

Bottom Line

If we’ve learned anything over the past few years it’s how much the little things truly matter, so if you’re debating whether or not to give your neighbor a holiday gift, the answer is absolutely yes! We recommend getting as creative as possible and making sure that your gift is personally curated.

If you really want to ooh and ahh your neighbors, add one of our witty holiday cards with a customized message for only $1! You can’t go wrong with Seasoned Greetings as it’s a crowd pleaser. But if you’re feeling feisty (and you know your neighbor will get a laugh) go with the cheeky Bite Me card (some things never go out of style).

Tip: We recommend giving the Bite Me card to people who have a sense of humor. In other words, hold off on giving one to Scrooge. 

And don’t forget, you can treat your neighbor to delicious, hand-crafted jerky without breaking an arm and a leg. Shop our smaller sampler bags at only $6 a piece. Bundle your favorite flavors with some holiday ribbon and a personalized gift tag and you’re all set! Yes, it’s really that easy. 

With the wide selection of flavors ranging from sweet to heat, it’s fun to mix and match flavors to create bundles based on your neighbor’s palette preferences.