5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Neighbors

As you’re makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice, don’t forget to add your neighbors!

 

Here are five simple, powerful, and affordable gifts to share the joy of Christmas with the people living around you. Gifts open doors for natural connections that can lead to spiritual conversations. 

No matter how you decide to bless your neighbors, download these free Christmas Gift Tags “From My Home to Yours.”

1. CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

Purchase a large set of ornaments in bulk then divide them up between your neighbors, or upcycle and re-gift an ornament from your own collection. 

 

2. PLATE OF COOKIES

It doesn’t matter if they’re homemade or store bought! Wrap your sweet treats in cellophane on a paper plate, and add a recipe card if you baked them yourself. You can even add a box of tea or a bag of coffee.

 

3. CHRISTMAS CARD

Buy a box of cards or make them yourself (this is a great activity for your children to get involved in!). A greeting card delivered with a personal greeting instead of a postage stamp is a wonderful gift!

 

4. CHRISTMAS ADVENT CRAFT

Print this free Christmas Advent Craft to share with your neighbors. Simple instructions and a supply list are included on the printouts. You can even provide the items needed to complete the Advent calendar if you’d like.

5. THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS “PRESENCE”

Give the gift of yourself this year! Hosting an Open House for your neighbors is an easy way to welcome several neighbors at once. Take the stress out of Christmas with free invitations, a planning guide, and even icebreakers. If you prefer more intimate ways to connect at Christmas, check out our ideas for introverts.

We want to see the creative ways you celebrate the birth of Christ with your neighbors! Comment below, or tag @amylively on Instagram and @amylivelyauthor on Facebook.

 

Merry Christmas to you and your neighbors!

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