38 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts For Your Favorite Neighbors

By Candice Elliott | Updated: December 19, 2023

    Collecting your mail while you’re on vacation, lending you a cup of sugar, and keeping your spare key so you don’t get locked out. Good neighbors are hard to find and something to truly cherish. Whether they’re next door, above, below, or down the block, it’s nice to show appreciation for all they do.  

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What are some great Christmas gifts for your neighbors?

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re poker-playing buddies, host barbecues in each other’s backyards, or don’t really talk much at all; it’s always a nice gesture to reach out with a little holiday cheer. If you know they live alone, it’s even sweeter.

    So if you’re looking for great Christmas gift ideas to show them they’re the best neighbor, look no further. We’ve curated a list of 38 Christmas gifts for neighbors, be they women, men, or your favorite neighborhood kiddos. 

    If all else fails and you feel a bit crafty, easy Christmas ideas aren’t much simpler than homemade gifts. Grab some of these natural wood slices and paint your own tree decorations for the ‘hood!

  1. Star Ornament
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    The Christmas tree ornament can never be beaten as an iconic holiday gift idea. This ornament will show your appreciation for a neighbor you might not be super close with but who is a good neighbor nonetheless! The ornament is ceramic porcelain and includes a gold cord for hanging and a gift box. 

  3. Traveling Neighborhood Plate
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    This is one of the most unique and sweet neighbor gift ideas we’ve ever come across! This is a traveling neighborhood plate. You give it to a neighbor covered in treats for them to enjoy. They then pass it on to the next neighbor, and so on. It’s a moveable feast bringing happiness wherever it goes.  The plate is made of ceramic and measures 10-inches across. 

  5. Sweet Candle 
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    It can be hard coming up with gift ideas for a neighbor you don’t know very well, but a candle is a popular gift with almost everyone. The scent mixes vanilla, sandalwood, and amber, a pleasant, warm fragrance for the cold winter months! The soy candle comes in a gift box ready for gifting. 

  7. Gourmet Biscotti
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    Whether you’re conveying a gesture of gratitude, sharing a thoughtful wish of remembrance, or want something nice for yourself, a Barnetts Fine Biscotti Gift Box is perfect. This classy gift box includes twelve gourmet chocolate and fruit/nut-topped biscotti handmade from premium ingredients, and they are delicious down to the last crumb. This modern Christmas cookie is a gift that’s sure to be enjoyed and well remembered. 

  9. Hot Cocoa Mix Gift Set
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    Nothing says “holiday season” more than hot chocolate! This cute gift box includes four hot cocoa flavors: double chocolate, French vanilla, peppermint “candy cane” mocha, and gingerbread. Each mix is in a glass bottle. Add two tablespoons to six ounces of water, stir and enjoy! BYO marshmallows!

  11. Hummingbird Houses 
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    If you’ve ever wondered what a hummingbird’s house looked like, these are it! The homes are 100% eco-friendly and handwoven from hibiscus grass. The houses can hang from a branch, vine, or fence from the hemp rope loop. The tiny houses can also be used inside as part of home decor. 

  13. Hand Soap
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    These beautiful hand soaps smell as good as they look! The scents are lavender, sweet orange, lemon verbena, olive, and thyme. The set comes in a pretty gift box, and if you have more than one neighbor gift to buy, you can split them up for an inexpensive gift. 

  15. Storm Glass
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    Everyone has that one neighbor for whom weather is almost a hobby. They’ll love this storm glass. The liquid in the glass looks different depending on the weather; for example, clear liquid means clear weather, cloudy liquid means clouds and precipitation, and small dots in the liquid mean fog. 

  17. Olive Oil Gift Set
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    Good olive oil can really improve a dish. These oils are organic, Greek, and extra virgin olive oils, and each has been infused with herbs. The flavors are basil, garlic, red pepper, and rosemary. The bottles are in a rustic wooden box, and each bottle contains 1.7 ounces. 

  19. Kitchen Towels
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    Set of colorful coordinating cute holiday kitchen towels. Total of 6 flour sack dish towels. Fun kitchen towels feature festive holiday red truck kitchen towels, santa towels, Merry Christmas kitchen towels, and Believe in the Magic of Christmas kitchen towels. These fun dish towels help create a stylish and cute kitchen for the winter season.

  21. Succulent Pots
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    These six ceramic pots are perfect for succulents, air plants, or ferns. Each pot has a drainage hole in the bottom. The plants are not included, but you can order them here. These are great if you need Christmas gifts for several neighbors. 

  23. Garden Stepping Stone
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    A stepping stone is always a pretty addition to a garden, and this one celebrates friends! The stone is made from polyresin, and the phrase is carved and painted into it. The stone can be placed outside or hung up as a wall plaque. 

  25. Gourmet Gift Basket
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    A lot of food gift baskets are filled with inferior items, weird processed things, and those gross little strawberry-flavored candies. Not this one; this is a gourmet gift basket filled with the most excellent goodies– caramels, crackers, cheese spread, olives, cookies, and more, a nice mix of both sweet and savory treats. The basket includes a personalized message. 

  27. Cheeseboard
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    Cheeseboards are perfect for an impromptu neighbor’s gathering. This board includes everything needed for casual entertaining, including several cheese knives for serving. The board is made of bamboo, and all of the accessories fit neatly in the swivel drawer when not in use. 

  29. Reusable Shopping Bags
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    Neighbor Christmas gifts can also be super practical and helpful, and these reusable bags are stylish but sturdy! Made of heavy cotton canvas, the handles are leather and can hold up to 25 pounds each. The flat bottoms ensure items don’t get crushed. The set includes a bonus drawstring bag. These tote bags are great for food shopping, the beach, or the gym.

  31. Flame-Free Candles
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    Candles always make a lovely gift but might not be ideal for homes with young children or pets. Those homes can still have nice candlelight with these flameless candles. They run on 2 AA batteries (not included) and include a timer that can be set to 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours. The candles are also great for blackouts as they provide light but pose no risk of fire. The candles are also nice for outdoor gatherings. 

  33. Magnetic Wristband
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    If you have a neighbor who bought a fixer-upper or loves DIY projects, they’ll get tons of use from this gift. This magnetic bracelet can hold nails, screws, nuts, bolts, and other small metal objects that they’re using for the project. It even makes small tasks like hanging a picture or painting easier. 

  35. Wind Chimes
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    If your favorite neighbor is right next door, this is a gift for you too! These wind chimes have been tuned, so they’re much more melodic than many of the others on the market. The chimes are composed of six 30-inch rust-proof aluminum tubes. The larger tubes make for softer, more gentle tones. 

  37. Coffee And Chocolate Sampler
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    The ultimate tour of the world’s top coffee-producing regions, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, and Kona. Experience chocolaty Latin American coffees, fruit-forward African roasts, earthy Sumatran blends, and everything in between. Bean Box handpicks coffees grown on the world’s finest estates and roasted to perfection by Seattle roasters. Makes a great together gift for your favorite couple of neighbors.

  39. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
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    Why not say it with chocolate pretzels at Christmas time? Food gifts make a great Christmas neighbor gift, and these pretzels will show you are a good neighbor! This bag contains 6.5 ounces of milk chocolate-covered pretzels, the perfect mix of sweet and salty. The pretzels are also available in dark chocolate. 

  41. Taste of Italy Gift Basket
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    This gift basket has everything they need when it’s Italian night on the menu. The basket contains pasta, seasoning, cookies, savory crackers, mixed olives, and a chocolate bar. Everything comes in a pretty tin basket that can be repurposed. 

  43. Funny Oven Mitt
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    Sometimes you’re lucky enough to have a neighbor who is such a good cook that you have to wear your eating pants when you’re invited for dinner! This is the oven mitt for them! The glove is machine washable, made of 100% cotton, and has extra quilted insulation to protect the hands from heat. 

  45. DIY Christmas Ornament Set
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    This DIY Christmas gift is the perfect gift for neighborhood kids. It will give them a fun project to do over the break and let them make their own Christmas gifts to give away to family and friends! The kit includes 130 wooden ornaments in ten shapes, markers, and twine– plus some jingle bells! The wooden shapes can be used as ornaments or gift tags.

  47. Beauty Gift Set
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    Burt’s Bees makes excellent skincare products. This set includes some of the company’s best-loved products; cleansing cream, hand salve, body lotion, foot cream, and lip balm. Each product is travel-sized, so the set makes a great gift for a neighbor who loves to travel. 

  49. Playing Cards 


    Class up the neighborhood poker night with these fancy playing cards! The cards are coated in 24K gold foil, making them not only swanky but durable and waterproof should you spill your gold flake Martini on the card table. It’s a standard deck of playing cards, and they come in a beautiful wooden box. 

  51. Peppermint Soaps + Body Butter
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    This set is so cute you may want one for neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family! The set includes peppermint body butter and two adorable soaps shaped like Christmas candy. 

  53. Ring Toss Game
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    Are your favorite neighbors the kids next door? This ring-toss game will make a fun Christmas gift for the whole family. The game can be set up quickly and played inside or outdoors, so it’s perfect for those cold or rainy days when everyone is stuck inside. The game is a fun gift for all ages. 

  55. Mason Jar Measuring Spoons
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    I love Mason Jar gifts because they remind me of summer. And because those warm summer days seem so far away during the chilly holiday season, these measuring spoons will remind them of warmer days to come! These ceramic measuring spoons make a practical gift that is also beautiful. The set includes one tablespoon, one teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, and 1/4 teaspoon. 

  57. BBQ Set


    Fire up the grill! This stainless steel bbq set has all of the essentials they’ll need to get dinner from the grill to the table. The set is dishwasher-safe and includes a handy carrying case for storage or taking the show on the road. 

  59. Pocket Magnifying Glass 
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    If you have an elderly neighbor, this is a thoughtful gift. It’s a pocket magnifying glass with a light, so it’s perfect for instances like reading a menu in a dimly lit restaurant or reading the small print on pill bottles or food packages. The glass is small and lightweight, fitting easily into a purse or pocket. 

  61. Personalized Coffee Mug
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    A personalized gift is always a nice touch. The recipient knows it was chosen especially for them. This ceramic mug can be customized in size, color, name, and design. You can also choose to include a matching coaster and gift box.

  63. Jewelry Dish
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    A catchall dish is an excellent go-to gift because it has so many uses. The plate can hold jewelry, keys, phones, change, cash, or bars of soap. Really any small items you want to keep in one spot. This dish is made of ceramic and has a neutral finish to fit in with any decor. 

  65. Spoon Rest
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    Santa himself couldn’t do better! This beautiful ceramic spoon rest is a thoughtful gift for cooks and non-cooks alike. If not used as a spoon, rest on the stovetop; it’s large enough to be used as a catch-all trinket dish or a jewelry dish. 

  67. Going Away Coffee Mug
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    Sadly sometimes, our favorite neighbor moves away. But they probably won’t get as lucky with their next neighbors! Send them off and wish them well with this funny coffee mug. The mug is made of ceramic, dishwasher, and microwave safe and available in 11 or 15-ounce sizes. 

  69. Multi-Tool
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    This tool is about the size of a credit card, so small enough to fit into a wallet, but it does a lot! The device is 40 in 1; it’s a box opener, a bottle opener, a wrench, a screwdriver, a prybar, a measuring tool, a can opener, and more! Unlike many similar tools, all of the edges on this one are smooth so that it won’t cut or snag a pocket or wallet. 

  71. Coaster Set
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    Useful gifts can be beautiful, as these coasters prove! There are six braided cotton coasters in neutral colors, perfect if you need a gift for new neighbors whose decor you’ve not yet seen. The cotton coasters are more absorbent than those made of other materials. 

  73. Minimalist Vase
  74. Vases make an excellent holiday gift because every house should have at least one, and you can never have too many! This vase is ideal for a minimalist neighbor, very sleek and elegant. The vase is made of ceramic and measures about 6 inches high. Sometimes simple gifts are the best! 

  75. Wine Gift Bags


    Grab a few bottles of wine and pop it in these charming gift bags for an instant “thank you” this festive season. Whether they’re hosting some festivities or you just want to show your appreciation for another year. It’s a cost-effective but sweet gift idea.