Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July: Day 17 Neighbor Gifts

Do you want to say Merry Christmas to a neighbor, but still need to stick to your budget?  To you want to say Thank You to the mailman, your bank teller, the local checker at the grocery store or an acquaintance at church? Here are a few ideas I found saved on my computer. I'm not sure of their original origin. Sorry!

Neighbor Gifts:

Note cards or Post-It-Notes — Take "note!" We're thinking of you this holiday season!

Baked item — "It's a Christmas miracle ... I baked! Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours!"

Rhodes frozen cinnamon or orange rolls — "Rise" to the occasion and celebrate the holidays in a "tasty" way.

Pepperidge Farm cookies — Homemade cookies would be so fine, but these are so much better than mine! Merry Christmas!

Roll of wrapping paper — "Wrap" yourself up in a wonderful holiday season!

Mittens (fill with tape, scissors, tags and pen) — Let us "lend" you a "hand" this Christmas season!

Frozen lasagna — "What's for dinner?" During the holidays we hear this a lot, just heat this lasagna until it is hot!

Apples and caramel dip — To a most "a-peel-ing" family. "Dip" into a very happy holiday season!

Christmas paper plates — Hoping you'll "arrange" to have a wonderful Christmas this year with a "plateful" of fun!

Bag of salad and dressing — "Tossing" out a wonderful Christmas wish to you and yours all "dressed" up with Christmas cheer!

Bag of pistachios or peanuts in shells — Don't go "nuts" this Christmas! From your "nutty" neighbors.

Bagels and cream cheese — "Spreading" a little Christmas "shmear" to our friends who are so dear!

*Microwave Popcorn and 2-liter of soda: "Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a good friend you is!"

Snowman — There's "snow" better folks than you! Merry Christmas!

Christmas potholders — "Hot" holiday wishes for you! Happy holidays!

Magic Markers — Friends are the "magic" of Christmas!

Christmas cookie cutter (or a pair of red scissors) — "Cutting" out a perfect Christmas wish for you!

Bounty paper towels — This season may the "absorbing" spirit of Christ "blot" out your problems, "soak up" your sorrows, and "wipe" away your difficulties. May the New Year bring you "bounteous" blessings all the year through!

* Wooden spoon - Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or souffles; You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways. But whatever it's use, it says, "Merry Merry Christmas from us to you!"

If that list didn't do it for you, this list of 100 ideas will definitely give you an idea or two!

M&M's -  "Have a Merry and Most wonderful Holiday Season!!"

Soup or soup mix
- Wishing you a "Souper" Holiday Season!!

Frozen or ready to bake pizza
- "Warm up to a wonderful Holiday Season "Topped" with Christmas cheer!"

Apples and Hershey's Hugs
- A teacher can't live by apples alone...She needs "Hugs" too!!

Popcorn Balls
- Hoping you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season!

Loaf of Bread
- For being there when you were "Kneaded", for "Rising" to the occasion, large or small, for never  "Loafing" on the job, for helping others to "Heel" with TLC; no matter how you "Slice it", you do a terrific job of loving others.   Merry Christmas!!

Jolly Ranchers
- Have a Holly "Jolly" Christmas!!

- We're "Root"ing for you to have a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!!

Chex Party Mix
- Remember Santa "Chex" his list twice to see who's been naughty or be good for goodness sake!!  Merry Christmas!!

Box of Hostess Ho-Ho's
- Hope a merry "HO - HO - HO" fills your heart the whole year through!  (Put a Santa sticker on the label)

Wire Wisk
-  (Filled with Chocolate kisses) "We WHISK you a Merry KISSmas!!"

Jar of Jelly
- Jelly is like love - you can't spread it around without getting some on yourself!  Merry Christmas!!

Christmas Tray
  - We "Tray"sure your friendship!  Merry Christmas!!

-With each chime of this festive bell, may a Christmas wish come true. And bring you peace and happiness to last the whole year through! Merry Christmas!

Yule Log
-"We send you warm greetings this Christmas Season!!"

- "May this sweet scent bring back thoughts of warm Christmases long ago!"  Merry Christmas!
Cleaners - "You add sparkle and make our life brighter!" Merry Christmas!

- "We're nuts about you!"  Merry Christmas!

- " You've been a life saver!"  Have a great Christmas!

A juice pitcher filled with candy canes
- "We pitcher you raising a little "cane"  during the holidays!"  Have a merry Christmas!!

  - You're "Dust" the finest neighbors we know! Merry Christmas!

Paper Towels
- "Blot out your troubles; absorb the Christmas Spirit!"

Measuring Cup or Glass Measure
- "Wishing you Joy Beyond Measure!

- If we could choose our friends, and we searched the whole world through,  we'd go bananas

Any Star ornament
- "Remember the reason for the season!"

Chocolate Mousse Mix
- "Merry Christmousse" to our "Deer" Friends!

Wooden spoon
- Whether stirring up cakes, cookies, soups or soufflés; You'll find this spoon useful in so many ways.  But whatever it's use, it says, "Merry Christmas from us to you!"

- "If friends were flowers, we'd pick you!  Happy Holidays!!  Or "You make friendship bloom all year round!"

Heart Christmas Ornament
- "May the Joy and Love you give away, come back to you on Christmas day!"

Cinnamon Sprinkles
- (Cinnamon & Sugar, or cookie sprinkles)
"May your Christmas be sprinkled with laughter and love!"   Merry Christmas!

Hersheys Hugs
- "A friend always knows when you need a little hug!"

Christmas music.. CD or Tape
- "May the sweet song of Christmas make your heart rejoice!"  Or  "May the merry sounds of Christmas bring a Joyful Melody to your holiday season" Merry Christmas!!

Filled Basket
- "Wishing you a basket full of Christmas blessings"

- "Add a little Spice to your Holidays!"  Merry Christmas!

Stocking or filled Jar
- "Have a fun filled Christmas this year!"

- "Have "eweself" a merry little Christmas!!"

- "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year Bright!!

- "Happy Hollydays!"

- "Keep Christmas in your heart the whole year through!"

Shaped Sugar Cookies
- "Rolling out a batch of Christmas Cheer, for Someone we think is very dear!!"

Cherry 7-up
- "Just a Little Christmas Cheer from Happy Hearts this time of  year!!  Merry Christmas!!"

Sparkling Cider
- "Wishing you a Sparkling Holiday Season!"

Warm Casserole or Bread
-"Bundled up with warm wishes!!"

Popcorn or Carmel Corn
- "Just "Popping" by with a Holiday Hi!" Or "May your Holidays be Poppin'!"

Seasoning Mix
- "Seasoned with Love" Merry Christmas!!

- "Have an "Eggstra" Special Holiday!!"

Hersheys Hugs and Kisses - "Christmas Hugs and Kisses to You " Or "Holiday Hugs and Kisses to you!"

Apple Pie or Apple Crisp
- "Wishing you a Scrumptious Christmas!"

Fruit Basket
- "May your New Year be Festive and Fruitful!!"

Any Sweet Treat
- "Wishing you a season filled with sweetness!"

 - " Orange" you glad we're Friends!?"  Merry Christmas!!

Chocolate Orange
- "Orange" you glad it's Christmas? Hope your Christmas is a Sweet one!

- " May your Christmas be Merry and Sprite!"

Ice Cream Snowballs and Hot Fudge
- " Here's some packaged "snowball" treats - Just Drizzle Hot Fudge and its ready to eat!...Enjoy!!"

Snicker Bar
- "Don't "Snicker", just be glad you got something!!"

-"Friends like you are worth a Mint!!" Merry Christmas!!

- "No one Matches you as neighbors!" Merry Christmas!

- (With a Christmas bow) " We couldn't restrain ourselves from wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!"

Box of Light Bulbs
-"Have a bright and radiant Christmas"

Bubble Gum or Bubble Bath
- "May your holidays "Bubble" over with fun!!

Pencil and Notepad
- "Merry Christmas from our pad to yours!!" or Merry Christmas to a "noteworthy" friend!"

Jar of Pickles
- "Just in brine, our wish for a merry Christmas!!"

Grater and Cheese
- " To a Grate Neighbor!  Merry Christmas!"

Ice Cream
- "Have a "Cool" Yule!!"

Bear shaped Honey
- "Have a Bear-y Sweet Christmas!!"

- "Ho - Ho - Hoping your Christmas is Heavenly!"

- "Hoping you have a Heavenly Christmas!!"

- " Have an "Udderly Moovalous" Christmas!!"

Gingerbread House
- "Nibble, nibble like a mouse, we hope you'll nibble at this house!"  Merry Christmas!!

Mugs with Hot
Chocolate Mix - "To our special friends who are so Dear, We wish you all a cup of Cheer!" One mug would be a special gift for a Teacher.  "To a Special Teacher dear, wishing you a "Cup of Cheer"!"

Cocoa Mix
- "Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas!"

Muffins or Muffin mix
- " You're getting "Muffin" for Christmas!!"

- "By Gum! You're a great neighbor!! Have a Merry Christmas"

Veggies and Dip
- "Dip into a wonderful Holiday season and a Healthy New Year!"

Christmas Shaped pasta
- (Or any Pasta and a bottle of Sauce )"Have a Pasta-tively Happy Holiday!"

Jar of Jam
- "Hoping you have a Holiday "Jammed" packed with fun!!" "Have a "Berry" nice holiday season!!"   Or  "Hoping your Christmas is "Jam- packed" with Christmas Cheer!!"

Cookie Dough
- "Here's a little extra "Dough" for Christmas!  Or "Everyone needs a little extra "Dough" for Christmas!!"

Homemade Frozen Rolls
- "Here's a little holiday treat.  Rise and bake, it can't be beat!  Warm fresh rolls just for you.  Top with butter that's all you do!  Warm Holiday Greetings to you"

Brownie Mix
-  (Or any Mix) "Whip up this mix for a wonderful holiday fix!  Wishing you a "rich"  Holiday Season!!"  (Be sure to attach the recipe!)

Homemade caramels
- Hoping you have a "Rich" and "wonderful" Holiday!!"

- "Just a "Holiday Hi" and a tasty Pie!!  Happy Holidays!!"

- "May your Christmas be "Divine" and your Holidays so Fine! Sweet Christmas Wishes!"

Rice Krispie Treats
- "Snap, Crackle, Pop" We think you're really Tops! "

Toffee or
Brittle - "Any way you break it, we think you're the greatest!"

-  "Fudge" a little on the calories and enjoy the Holiday Season!"

Cheese Ball and Crackers
- "We don't mean to sound "Cheesy", we just hope you have a "Ball" this Holiday Season!  Or  "Spread a little Christmas Cheer this Holiday Season!"

Apple Anything
-  (Pie, Cobbler, crisp, muffins etc.) "Sending you a "Bushel" of love this holiday Season!!"  Or " You are the apple of my eye, Teacher!"

Banana Bread
- "Banana Bread just for you, because you have so much to do... We also love you a whole "Bunch" too!  Merry Christmas!"

Cinnamon Rolls
- "Here's a sweet treat "Rolled" up with warm Holiday Wishes!  Merry Christmas!"

Homemade Chocolates
- " You're so Sweet...having you as neighbors is really a treat!  Have a Heavenly Holiday Season!"

Cake or Cupcakes
- "You take the "Cake" neighbor, We think you're first rate!  Happy Holidays to you!!"

Cornbread or Mix
- "We're not trying to be "Corny" we just want you to have a Merry Christmas!"

Carrot Cake
- " I Really "Carrot" a lot about you!! Merry Christmas"

Spiced Drink Mixes
- " Hoping your Holidays are "Spiced" Just right!"

Homemade Ice cream of a Frozen Treat
- "Here's the Scoop: Hoping your Holidays are a "Blizzard"  of fun!"

- "Just like you,'s tried and true, just for you! Happy Holiday Baking or Merry Christmas Cooking!"

-  "Hope your Holiday has a touch of "Pizza - z!!" Merry Christmas!!"


  1. Lol...I love all the little witty sayings!

  2. Quite an exhaustive list ! I love the sayings that go with the gifts.