Monday, November 11, 2013

Five Christmas Neighbor Gift Ideas

Already stressing over what to give your co-workers or neighbors for Christmas? Well, stress no more. Right now is the perfect time to get those gifts put together.  And if you're looking for some creative gifts, I thought I'd offer a few ideas I've used in years past to help you get going. So, let's get started:

1.  Winter Survival Kits.  
Fill the containers with:  
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Facial tissue
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A can of 7-up or ginger ale.  
Decorate your containers with: blue, white or purple cardstock, snowmen shapes, snowflake glitter or stickers and simple pine tree shapes.

Add the following verse written by Kay Winters:
It's just not funny
When your nose is runny;
You feel all soggy
Hoarse and froggy.
Your throat is scratching; 
The germs are hatching.
You know it catching -

2.  A  Johnson and Johnson travel first aid kit.  I added a note that says, "When you need aid, we'll be there."  A budget friendly gift for around $2.00!

3.  24-carrot Co-worker Snack Pack: fill a clear cello bag with mini carrots, light ranch veggie-dip (I found the dip at Target), and a small bag of "gold" chocolate coins.  Perfect if you have co-workers or neighbors that are on a diet.  The tag reads, "So grateful to have you as a 24-carrot co-worker!"  For a neighbor, change the tag to read, "So grateful to have you as a 24-carrot neighbor!"  Here's a link to the download the tag HERE.

 4. A Tropical Holiday Breakfast:  a small box of pancake mix, a fresh pineapple, and a small pint of coconut syrup.  Here's the recipe for the syrup - it's so yummy!

Verse for the tag:                           
Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
And the snow isn't delightful
And since you've no place to go
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
It doesn't show signs of stopping,
So we're giving you breakfast which requires no shopping.
The pancakes, coconut syrup and pineapple are yummy,
So enjoy a tropical treat that's filling to the tummy!
Merry Christmas!

5.  Happy New Year Party Supplies:   Poppers, party snaps, and party blowers all in a cello bag tied with red ribbon add a little crinkle paper to the bottom of the bag.  The best part about this gift idea is, it can be made ahead of time and won't spoil.

For more gift ideas with free downloadable tags go HERE and HERE:   xoxo Grandma

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