24 Last-Minute Neighbor Gift Ideas [Creative, Simple, Affordable!]

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Let's be honest…we're all busy, aren't we? But whether you like it or not, Christmas is about 2.3 seconds away. (Yay! Freaking out. Hooray! About to cry. Yippee! I think? I can't decide how to feel…)

Lucky for you I'm showing you a whole hoard of adorable, creative, cheap, easy, and simple LAST-MINUTE neighbor gift ideas. Not that any of us need them because we've all been done for weeks now right?…Of Course. Um, yeah…he'em…

Moving on.

Two years ago, you might remember, I came up with the DIY Farkle Game:

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Last year I did Yahtzee (basically the same way as Farkle). This year?

Ready-to-go Santa Goodie Plates!

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

I'll show you exactly how I did it (by digging through my pantry), and have also rounded up tons of additional creative ideas from my Christmas Pinterest board to help inspire you even more. Hope you enjoy!

Here's how I did the goodie plates:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

I was at Target several weeks ago and saw adorable stacks of Christmas appetizer plates in the dollar bins. They were $3 for a stack of 4. Needing them in my life, I grabbed as many as they had and went home smiling.

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

I also saw those adorable straws in the dollar bins and grabbed a few packs. Who can say no to cute straws??

This week I price-matched hot chocolate packets at $0.79 for 6 packets. While in the store I saw a huge packet of Walmart's version of knockoff Oreos. The idea dawned on me and voila! Santa Goodie Plate is born.

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

I came up with a little poem to tape to each plate (because I'm a nerd like that)…

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

…stacked the hot chocolate packets, cookies, and straw, then tied it all together with leftover scraps of ribbon that I saved from gifts given to us last year.

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

(tip: be sure to tie the straw into the bow so it doesn't fall off the plate)

I'll attach our family Christmas card and call it a day! For teachers and super close friends I included a bottle of Bath and Body Works lotion (in a Christmas scent, of course) that I stocked up on when it was on sale for $3 each.

Ta-da! done and done. Easy, cute, proud of myself.

As promised, I've rounded up tons of additional neighbor gift ideas.

I'll start with gifts given to our family from neighbors:

We “cereal”sly love your family:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

 

We were soapin'…

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Baby it's cold outside…

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Artisan bread from a local bakery:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Gum ball Christmas tree:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Popcorn bag:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

(P.S this is the Chicago Mix from Costco – you can get a large bag for just a few dollars)

Fresh Salsa

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

“Reindeer Food” oatmeal packets:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

(My son actually made this in preschool but I thought it would be such a cute gift idea!)

100-hour candle:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

A full ham!

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

One super nice neighbor gave us an entire Christmas ham!

Make your season “bright”…

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

(it's an extension cord and hershey's kisses) 

“7-up”lifting scriptures:

Dozens of cheap and easy last-minute neighbor gift ideas! From FunCheapOrFree.com

Aren't my neighbors ridiculously creative??

Here are some favorites from my Christmas Pinterest board:

Redbox Movie Gift

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From Over the Big Moon

Hershey Nugget Trays

IMG_4462From Stuck on Stampin

Mason Jar Christmas Gift 

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From Polka Dot Chair

Paper Towel Roll with Saying

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From Crafts reDesigned

Wrapping Paper and Tape

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From It's Always Craft Time

We “Whisk” you a Merry Christmas

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From Silver Trumpets

Clorox Wipes Gift

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From Free Time Frolics

Flashlight

Secret Santa Gift for a Dollar

From A Thrifter in Disguise

Christmas Potpourri

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From Yellow Bliss Road

Paper Goods

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From Cinnaberry Suite

Hopefully this sparked some ideas to get you going on your neighbor gifts this year. Don't forget to check out my Pinterest for more great ideas!

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