The Best Christmas Gifts for Neighbors

Show your neighbor how grateful you are for that cup of sugar with these budget-friendly gift ideas perfect for the holiday season and beyond.

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Updated on November 06, 2023

Gift shopping for your neighbors can be tricky. You want to show them your appreciation during the holiday season with a beautiful, thoughtful and well-made gift but you don’t want to break the bank to get there. We’re here to make shopping a breeze with our curated list of 20 tried-and-true gifts guaranteed to put a smile on your neighbor’s face. The best part is: All our favorite neighbor-worthy gifts start at $14, and everything on the list is under $45.

Ready to shop? Find presents for your wine night partner in crime, the gardening guru down the street, the charcuterie board artist across the way and many more neighbors in the links below.


Give the family next door a blueprint for a new Christmas tradition with this Jumbo Cookie Cutter from Anthropologie. The stainless steel cutter comes in three oversized seasonal silhouettes ideal for creating easy-to-ice cookies for Santa. Snag the jumbo design in a gingerbread man shape, a nutcracker or the classic tree pictured above. Pair the cutter with the ingredients for homemade gingerbread or a roll of store-bought sugar cookie dough to round out the gift.


One can never have too many charcuterie boards. Give your neighborhood wine night this sleek slate and acacia wood cheese board to pull out for their next holiday get-together. The handsome design features a central slate panel prime for serving cheese, meats and honeycomb and a pair of white ceramic appetizer bowls for dips, nuts and pickled vegetables.

From $24.95
Williams Sonoma

Few joys compare to indulging in a cup of rich hot cocoa during the Christmas season. Treat your neighbor to classic comfort with the Williams Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate set. The decadent drink kit forgoes cocoa powder for chocolate shavings to yield a velvety sip inspired by the celebrated Parisian café Angelina. Each tin includes 12 ounces of bittersweet chocolate shavings that melt like magic with steamed milk to make 8 cups per container. The festive metal tin requires little-to-no wrapping (just top with a bow!) and pairs well with candy canes, marshmallows or boozy airplane bottles for a well-rounded gift.

$35 (Set of 5)
Etsy | willowandbrooks

Wrap your neighbor’s home with winning scents of the season with this foolproof Christmas Stovetop Simmer Bag. Each pre-assembled simmer bag includes dehydrated orange slices, cinnamon sticks, dried cranberries, cloves and fresh pine or rosemary packaged with a holiday ribbon and hanging gift tag. And the best part? The aromatic bundle includes five simmer bags, allowing you to spoil your street without breaking the bank during the holiday season.


Home-baked goodies are always appreciated during the holidays, but sometimes you want to elevate your offering with a little something extra. Up the ante and pair your prized sourdough bread with this sweet-and-spicy spread. This Bourbon Apple Butter is made in small batches with fresh California ingredients, including apples, sugar, bourbon and a signature spice mix. The dynamic elements deliver a singular flavor that warms you from the inside out and feels in keeping with the Christmas season.

Mark & Graham

Give the self-proclaimed homebody on your street this heirloom quality personalized Piecework puzzle they’ll look forward to working on each year. The artful Après-Ski puzzle provides hours of tech-free enjoyment for the entire household and gives them a reason to cancel plans and curl up on the couch for some quality time this holiday season. And, our favorite part? Each puzzle comes with an optional box monogram in your choice of 18 unique font designs and 26 colors.

From $22.95
Williams Sonoma

‘Tis the season for keeping spirits bright, and what better way to do that than with a round (or two) of espresso martinis? The Espresso Martini Mix from Williams Sonoma delivers the decadent flavors of the iconic winter cocktail using a blend of coffee and other natural ingredients. Gift the ready-to-serve mix with festive toppings and your favorite vodka or gin for a primo holiday gift.

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From $13.99 (On Sale!)
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These marble-and-wood alphabet coasters are a failproof gift for any neighbor on your street. The handmade four-coaster set is perfect for avid entertainers and homebodies alike. Gift the classic coaster stack solo or pair them with a bottle of bubbly for an extra spirited touch.

Uncommon Goods

Give your next-door neighbor a reason to invite your over for fireside chats with this cozy portable campfire. The handcrafted campfire is recycled soy wax and paper and burns for up to five hours. Pair the food-safe fire with ribbon-wrapped s’mores supplies to round out the gift with something sweet.


Treat your standing neighborhood coffee date to a gourmet coffee sampler box. This top-rated gift set includes four globally sourced single-origin coffee beans. Wrap the bundle as is, or pair the coffee sampler with a roomy mug for a little something extra.

From $27.99
Mark & Graham
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When in doubt, win them over with wine. Throw your go-to bottle of red into one of these luxurious leather wine totes for a failproof gift that any neighbor will appreciate. Each tote features a magnetic closure to keep the bottle secure on the go and comes in your choice of three chic finishes: red, cognac or forest green.

$42.99 $40

Give the neighborhood game night hosts a vintage board game like Monopoly for their collection. There are endless new games and activities on the market, but we think there's something special about the classics. Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue have an uncanny ability to unlock nostalgia and connect friends and family across generations.

Williams Sonoma

You know that neighbor who always drops by with a batch of fresh-baked cookies? Spoil them in return with a beautiful hardcover cookbook that encourages their craft. The Williams Sonoma Baking Favorites Cookbook features more than 120 mouthwatering recipes for sweet and savory dishes, offering endless inspiration for their next drool-worthy creation.

Harry & David

Not sure what to get your favorite family down the street? This snack box from Harry & David covers all the bases with sweet, spicy and savory bites that everyone in their household will enjoy. The budget-friendly bundle includes Moose Munch caramel popcorn, hickory-smoked summer sausage, sharp white cheddar cheese, mixed nuts, three-seed crackers and honey-hot mustard.


Snag this delightful popcorn set for the neighbors who spend their weekends lounging on the sofa watching discovery+. The tasty bundle includes three non-GMP popcorn kernel packs, fluffy white gold, crunchy ruby red and sweet tricolor blend, and five mouthwatering seasoning blends: cheezy white cheddar, sweet-and-salty kettle corn, sizzlin’ spicy sriracha, buttery caramel corn and spicy chili lime.


Show your next-door neighbor appreciation with this small-but-sentimental candle from Sweet Water Decor. The hand-poured candle features an endearing calligraphy-style label and burns for up to 40 hours for long-lasting enjoyment. Each candle boasts notes of sugared oranges, lemon and crisp mountain greens for a fragrance that energizes their home for days after burning.


Warm your neighbor's heart this holiday season (and beyond!) with the help of this easy gift idea. Snag this gorgeous bistro coffee mug from Anthropologie and tuck a batch of homemade hot cocoa mix, a peppermint-dipped stir stick or stick a $10 coupon to their favorite cafe in town.

$26.99 (Set of 12)

Give the sweet tooth in your neighborhood their dream gift: a box full of gourmet chocolate-dipped cookies. The Barnett’s Chocolate Bundle includes 12 decadent cookies with 12 unique garnishes, including rainbow sprinkles, crushed peppermint, caramel chips, dried cranberries, cookie crumbs, pretzels, sunflower seeds and more.

$27.99 $24
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Treat your neighborhood homebody to the gift of top-rated comfort with this five-star sherpa blanket from Amazon. The plush blanket is budget-friendly, and it’s earned over 5,500 glowing customer reviews. In other words? You can sleep easy knowing that your neighbor will love it, too. Scoop up the black-and-white plaid design or choose from 13 additional colorways to best suit their style.

$18 $14
Etsy | DWELLhomeshoppe
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Gift your neighbor obsessed with anything and everything farmhouse this personalized tea towel. The pretty linen-like tea towel comes customized with their home address in serif and script lettering and will pair seamlessly with their existing rustic furnishings.

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