Our list of the best Christmas gift ideas for neighbors is made up of fun, inexpensive and easy to come by presents that will show the people next door how much you appreciate them and your friendship.
Like when buying Christmas gifts for friends, it's important to think about your neighbours interests, hobbies and home when choosing presents for them. Gifts for the their house or garden are always a good option when it comes to the neighbors, as it's your homes that creates the basis of your relationship and you'll know if they've been hankering to replace that broken pot on their porch or love to bake sweet treats in their kitchen.
From simple, practical gifts to sentimental tokens, and fun, cheap Christmas gifts that you can share a laugh about, we've rounded up thoughtful and inexpensive gifts that every neighbour will appreciate this festive season.
Top ten Christmas gift ideas for neighbors
Among our list of Christmas gift ideas for neighbors, these are the ones that really stand out to us as they're fun, useful, not too expensive and easy to snap up as a last minute purchase:
- Vintage Wood Recipe Box: at Amazon
- Potholder baking gift set: at Etsy
- 2018 Bayshore Vintners Pinot Noir: at Macy's
- Trees and Snowflakes Rolling Pin: at Etsy
- Kook Round Pie Dish: at Amazon
- Kaye Swirl Yellow & Blue Dinner Candles Set of Four: at Oliver Bonas
- Ribbed Glazed Succulent Garden Plant: at The Home Depot
- Reindeer Tea Towel: at The Home Depot
- Monogram Wall Nails: at Anthropologie
- Sweet Bee Farm Wildflower Raw Honey Honeycomb: at Zach & Zoe
Best Christmas gift ideas for neighbors 2021
Vintage Wood Recipe Box
Help your neighbor stay organized in the kitchen with this vintage-style recipe box that comes with cards inside for them to write all of their favorite or most-used recipes on.
The wooden design and floral decoration also gives it a lovely antiquey feel which gives it a unique impression—a great Christmas gift for a mother-in-law too!
Festive oven mitt
This is a great for option if you're looking for Christmas gift ideas for your coworkers who love to cook as well as for any neighbors who are always popping by with cakes that they've just baked. There are six designs all with a different spin on a festive saying printed on them.
Sayings include, "Baking Spirits Bright", "Tis the Season to Bake Cookies", "Bake some Christmas Cheer", "Christmas Calories Don't Count", "We Whisk You a Merry Christmas" and "Have a Sweet Christmas".
Bottle of wine
Every Christmas or important holiday that goes by, you just know you'll receive a bottle of wine from at least one of your neighbors. So if you want to keep up the tradition and gift those next door a bottle of vino, this 2018 Bayshore Vintners Pinot Noir would be a lovely way to do so with its bold and fruity aromas that are typical of a Californian red.
A hint of oaked vanilla balances out the red fruits for a smoother finish. It's even affordable enough to give out to a few people over the holidays if the wine alcohol advent calendars on sale this year are a little too expensive to gift.
Neighbor Christmas Tree Ornament
If your neighbor always has one of the best real Christmas trees on the street and loves to dress it up in the best Christmas decorations, why not show them how much they mean to you with this touching Christmas tree ornament that they can display with pride?
With the snowman models outside the houses, this cute design is reminiscent of the classic festive street in Christmas with the Kranks (which is one of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime this year), so is great for any festive movie buffs too.
Brite Star 20-Inch Die-Cut Tinsel Wreath
If your neighbor is always trying to come up with bigger and better Christmas decorating ideas with each year that goes by, treating them to a Christmas wreath could be a way to show that you've really put some thought into their gift.
This glamorous decoration is a wreath with a difference thanks to its festive red color and extravagant gold leaves that make it an eye-catching piece that could be hung indoors or out on the porch.
Trees and Snowflakes Rolling Pin
Another great gift for any neighbors who love to bake, this fun rolling pin will bring a whole bunch of Christmas spirit to any home during the holidays with its adorable star and Christmas tree design that your neighbor can stamp into Christmas cookies before baking them.
It comes in two different sizes so you can choose whichever is most suitable for their type of baking and the seller makes a whole bunch of different festive designs so you can take your pick of your favorite.
Mini Soap Trio
It's always nice to receive something useful but slightly luxurious for the house, so these mini soaps would make for a lovely gift for neighbors to keep in their guest bathroom.
With floral orange blossom, zesty Mediterranean fig and aromatic juniper berry scents, these fun soaps could also make for a lovely extra Christmas gift for moms who love exotic scents.
Funny Flat Wine Stoppers
If you have a good rapport with your neighbors, these inexpensive wine stoppers can make for a fun gag gift that they can actually get some use out of too.
With funny sayings on them as well as an air-tight vacuum seal, this will help keep their wine fresh for longer and can even allow them to take an already-open bottle with them for spontaneous meet-ups with the neighbors!
Dazey LA Positivity Please Mug
If your neighbor always looks at the glass as half full in life, then they'll love this perky mug that will keep the positivity going with its fun design and cute saying.
This will look especially at home in any kitchens that have been designed around a stoneware trend—and with its dishwasher- and microwave-safe capabilities, it's a practical purchase too.
Kook Round Pie Dish
For any neighbors who love to bake pies, this dish makes for a thoughtful and useful present that looks good in the kitchen too. The 10in surface area and deep edges means that they can bake a full-size pie without making too much mess and it's available in four different colors to suit your neighbor's kitchen.
An impressive but relatively inexpensive that you can order in minutes and one to keep in mind if you're shopping for Christmas gifts for couples who have recently moved in and need to add to their kitchen essentials.
Capri Blue Volcano Mini Matte Black Jar Candle
If your neighbor has shelves full of the best scented candles in their house, then they'll love this chic tin vessel that's filled with a gorgeous fresh scents.
With tropical fruits, sugared oranges, lemons, and limes and exotic mountain greens, they won't want to blow this one out.
Kaye Swirl Yellow & Blue Dinner Candles Set of Four
For a candle that's all about design instead of scent, this set of swirled tapered candles comes in two fun colors—light blue and mustard yellow—that will brighten up the dinner table, mantelpiece or bookshelves.
Each set comes with four candles that each burn for eight hours, so they'll get plenty of use out of them.
We also love the range of candle advent calendars available to buy this year – perfect for the people in your life who would love to unbox a new candle every day in December.
Iris Rainbow Plant Pot
A lovely, inexpensive plant pot that would go perfectly with a small plant or succulent and makes for an impressive gift for any plant lovers that you have among your neighbors.
It's also available in a couple of different sizes so you could even buy a few for them to make a little display out of. This could even make a nice Christmas gift for teenagers who will be heading off to college soon with a dorm room to decorate.
Tiesta Tea Blueberry Wild Child Loose Leaf
An easy, last-minute gift to snap up online, this non-caffeinated loose leaf tea blends apple pieces, tart elderberries, cornflowers, rosehip, pomegranate, sweet blueberries and antioxidant-rich hibiscus for a fruity finish that will taste great in any iced tea drink.
And it comes in a smart tin that makes it look like a more impressive gift.
Personalized Best Neighbors Ever Walnut Cutting Board
If you're particularly close to your neighbours and want to show them your appreciation, this chopping board will be something they can use over and over but will cherish and smile about every time they use it.
You could even pair this with some local cheeses or freshly baked bread for the best Christmas food gift packed with thought.
Garden Tile Coaster
This stoneware coaster will bring a touch of nature to your neighbor's dinner table with its intricate shimmering tiling and botanical motifs. They also have matching mugs, bowls and plates to go with this so you could either get them their own special coaster or a matching set of everything.
Mixed Metallic Alcohol Tags Set of Three
Help your neighbors to dress up their home bar with this set of chic alcohol tags. With a tag each for their vodka, whiskey and gin bottles, this will help them stay organized and and make their decanters look nicely dressed up for the holiday season and ready to make some signature Christmas cocktails.
Personalized Neighbor Christmas Tree Ornament
If your neighbour is known for their classy Christmas tree decorating ideas, this elegant wooden decoration will add another touch of style to their tree and the adorable engraving will make them think of you every time they look at it.
A lovely way to honor a special neighbor and mark a memory after a difficult year where community has never been so important.
Outdoor Wind Chimes
If you want to get them a gift that you can both enjoy, a beautiful set of wind chimes that can be displayed on their porch will allow you both to enjoy the calming sounds that come from it.
And the stylish spiral design of this set gives it an elegant look that could elevate the look of your street as a whole.
Blue Ceramic Incense Dish
Help your neighbor bring some zen to their home with this ceramic incense dish that features a central conical structure to hold incense sticks sturdily in place while the deep bowl around it means that the ash from the burning incense can collect neatly in there without making any mess.
Pair this with a set of incense sticks for a lovely DIY gift set.
Ribbed Glazed Succulent Garden Plant
If your neighbor is of the green-fingered variety and you want to get them a one of the best gifts for gardeners without spending too much money, buying a plant for the inside of their house could be a thoughtful approach.
This multi-succulent pot will let them bring the outside indoors with a mini indoor garden that they can nurture.
French Press Coffee Maker
If you and your neighbor spend your mornings catching up with a coffee over the fence, then they may appreciate a French Press coffee maker that will allow them to brew just enough fresh coffee for that one special cup a day.
This simple model comes in three different colors—black, copper and silver—so you can choose the one that best matches your neighbor's kitchen and you have the option to purchase with or without accessories.
A nice Christmas gift idea for parents in your neighborhood with young kids who always seem to be on the go.
Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee Farm Wildflower Raw Honey Honeycomb
For neighbors who enjoy fresh produce, this raw honeycomb would make an impressive but affordable present.
Zach & Zoë's Sweet Bee Farm explains that their "bees gather from a blend of flowers, all at different times of the year, giving each jar a slightly different flavor", making this a truly unique Christmas gift.
Personalized Christmas Tree Bamboo Cheeseboard
Everyone loves a cheeseboard at Christmas—especially when guest are over or when the neighbors gather for their holiday festivities. So add a bit more Christmas spirit to your neighbor's December with this tree-shaped board that they can use year after year to serve their cheeses on.
It comes with an engraving on that reads, "Its The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year", but you can even add a customized message if you would prefer it to be engraved with their family name, a personal message or even another festive saying.
Bar Gold Metal Bottle Opener
Another lovely gift that could make an addition to the home bar, this bottle opener would be the perfect gift for any neighbors who love to live the glam life.
This engraved gold-toned bottle opener also has a a range of other matching bits that you could make a little gift set out of if you want to give an extra-impressive present.
A spoon rest is one of those kitchen essentials that even those who don't cook very much can make good use out of—after all, even when you're boiling a pan of pasta you need somewhere to rest your ladle.
This stoneware Anthropologie offering is hand-painted with beautiful botanicals that will bring some color to any kitchen, but that would look especially at home in a space that uses bright interiors or floral designs. It's also dishwasher- and microwave-safe, which is a plus.
Reindeer Tea Towel
This inexpensive gift would be a great buy for any neighbors who love to change up their home decor when it gets to the holiday season. A festive tea towel embroidered with one of Santa's reindeer that they can bring out each December to add an extra touch of Christmas to their home.
It also comes with a range of other matching products, including a Christmas stocking, a dinner placemat and a pillow.
Green Turtle Ceramic Soap Dish
Another small home staple that could jazz up the guest bathroom, this ceramic soap dish is great for any wildlife lovers or neighbors who love to travel, as the design transports you to a sunny beach and blue waters full of adorable little turtles.
This could also be a thoughtful extra gift for those who have steered away from traditional shampoo bottles and instead are trying to use the best shampoo bars around—with such a cute home for their new shampoo bar they're bound to be more excited to use it.
These monogram nails are an inexpensive way to give a really impressive gift that will give their house a little life and a thoughtful touch of personalization.
Purchase the first initial of your neighbor's surname for a joint home gift or you could even get one each for everyone in the family so that can each have their own initial displayed on the living room wall or even in their bedrooms. This would also make a great Christmas gift for kids who want a bit of customization for their bedrooms.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what to spend your money on. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including, Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.
She's in the know about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys—and being a product specialist on a brand for bold women means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys. When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, trying out new recipes, exploring different wines and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter after spending a year living in Madrid.
Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.
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