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30 Gift Ideas for Your Neighbor

If you’re great friends with your neighbors, it’s a no-brainer to spoil them from time to time with a thoughtful gift or holiday treat. If this feels less familiar to you, that’s okay! Sometimes neighbors are just the people who live next door to us, but it’s nice to know they are there if you need them and it’s best to keep them on your good side for times when you’re low on sugar or need your mail collected. Check out this great selection of gift ideas for your neighbor. Whether it’s a housewarming gift for a new neighbor, a holiday gift, or just because, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best gifts to make you look extra thoughtful.

By Reina Esser • Published Jan 2 2023

1. Giving Plate

It's giving friendship

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Cookies are not included! Looking for a gift that keeps on giving? Well for this plate, it's in the name. Pass along holiday treats, Christmas cookies, or brownies to any loved one or neighbor and they'll be inclined to keep the kind gesture going. Hopefully, this plate makes it around the neighborhood. Sign and date the back with a permanent marker to document the chain of fellowship!

2. Trader Joes Spice Gift Set

Tis the season for seasoning!

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If you're unfamiliar with Trader Joe's or haven't yet had the chance to get to know their products, we can guarantee that this spice set contains heavenly seasonings and flavor combinations! Your neighbor will reach for one of these blends every time they cook, enjoy popcorn, or when they need to add a little ~spice~ in their life.

3. Holiday Gift Basket

Harry & David never disappoint.

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Yum! Treat the best neighbors ever to an awesome holiday gift basket or let new neighbors know how excited you are to have then join the neighborhood with this housewarming gift. It's got everything you need for a cozy night in snacking on sweets and enjoying wine.

4. Stylish Coasters

A simple gift idea that goes the distance.

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I'm pretty sure condensation was created by the coaster industry, so you might as well support them. All jokes aside, coasters are essential for every bedside table, coffee table, and office desk. So gift your favorite neighbor something useful, affordable, and stylish. These coasters are dishwasher safe, BPA free, and designed to last.

5. Mushroom Log

For the neighbor who has everything.

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If your neighbor seems to have it all and loves to cook, garden, or enjoys a DIY gift, this mushroom log is a very fun gift idea that will yield them years of oyster mushrooms! Soak the log, and store in a temperate environment that is damp and dark. In just six weeks, they'll be able to harvest a log full of delicious mushrooms. Repeat the process every six weeks for up to three years! If you're ever short on mushrooms, you'll know just who to ask.

6. Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition

Parent approved for family game night.

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If you've played Cards Against Humanity with your neighbor, you probably had to wait for the kid's bedtime. This time, have fun with all family members present with this family-friendly version of the hilariously popular game.

7. Personalized Christmas Ornament

Say Merry Christmas with a thoughtful ornament.

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A classic gift that will be cherished for years is a personalized ornament. As your neighbor adorns their tree each year, they'll be reminded of the friendship and community between neighbors.

8. Emphatic Coffee Mug

For your most enthusiastic neighbor.

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Your favorite neighbors deserves the best and we think a personalized coffee mug is just that. As they shuffle out to get the morning paper, they'll hold their coffee proudly and show off their hard earned (or easily won) title as the best effin' neighbor ever.

9. Spoon Rest

Stir, taste, rest, repeat.

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This 2-pack of spoon rests is a practical, affordable, and very cute gift idea. These would make a great housewarming gift for a new neighbors or someone who is always in the kitchen. This handy spoon rest will keep stovetops clean, holds lids, and is dishwasher safe.

10. Stovetop Potpourri

A crowd pleaser for the whole neighborhood.

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Walking into a home that smells like Christmas is the most delightful feeling. You can give your neighbor the gift of this 100% natural stovetop potpourri for all day simmering. The owner of this Etsy shop grows these ingredients in her garden, so you know it's going to smell amazing.

11. DIY Gin Infusion Kit

Cocktail hour just got a lot more interesting!

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Instead of gifting your neighbors a bottle of wine, give them this ultra cool gin infusion kit. The booze is not included, so you can add a bottle of vodka (gin is made from vodka) to the gift if you want! The kit comes with 12 different botanicals, infusion bottles, and in a few short days they'll have a tasty spirit of their very own making.

12. Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Perfect for the busy neighbor who needs some R & R.

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A peppermint sugar scrub in a hot shower or tub is a luxury that is sure to bring your busy body of a neighbor a few minutes of rest and relaxation. This tub of sugar scrub makes a great holiday gift, birthday present, or thank you gift. Now all they need to do is find the time :)

13. Home State Dish Towel

For homesick transplants.

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Moving into a new neighborhood can be hard. Now imagine moving into a new neighborhood in a new state. We feel for the transplants who are trying to find their routine and this home state dish towel is a small way you can make them feel at home.

14. Hummingbird Feeder

The real gift is the bird watching.

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You don't need to be a birdwatcher to appreciate the beauty and magic of hummingbirds. This glass-blown feeder will be a treat for unsuspecting neighbors who have lovely gardens, enjoy nature, or adore birds.

15. Big Comfy Throw Blanket

You can never have too many.

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A big comfy throw is a perfect addition to every couch or bed. Gift one to your neighbor so they can enjoy cozy evenings watching movies or curled-up cat naps. A soft blanket is an easy win and makes a great Christmas gift idea that every neighbor will appreciate.

16. Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden

For indoor plant lovers!

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Live in a condo or apartment building? This indoor herb garden will bring the freshness and fragrance of a garden right into your neighbor's unit. A DIY indoor herb garden will contribute to tons of tasty culinary creations and fragrant bouquets. The kit is self-watering and only needs a little bit of attention from the tender, so if you're worried about their green thumb, they just need to follow instructions. If you'd like to switch it up from candles and coasters, this is a unique and charming gift idea.

17. Hot Cocoa Gift Set

Skip the Swiss Miss and give gourmet a try.

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With gourmet flavors like salted caramel, toasted marshmallow, and snickerdoodle, any chocolate lover will be in cocoa heaven. A cup of hot chocolate is perfect for cold nights and sharing with friends, cocoa is a simple gift that is always appreciated around the holidays.

18. Hot Sauce Gift Set

Spice up your neighbors life!

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Hot sauce makes the world go round and this eco-crate by Fuego is award-winning! Not only do they plant FIVE trees to offset their emissions, but they also include a bottle of hot honey and Himalayan ghost salt. Spicy! If your neighbor is always grilling or serving up spicy dishes, this gift will set their hearts (and mouths) on fire!

19. Custom Christmas Cookie Stamp

If they personalize everything, they'll love this.

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Technically you could personalize this stamp with any phrase you like, but Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays means custom cookies that will surely make their way around the neighborhood. Your holiday gift to your neighbor will be responsible for your neighbor's holiday gifts to others!

20. Picnic Backpack

The gift of creating memories.

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When sunny days come around, a picnic always seems like a great idea. By the time you pack up snacks, a cooler, kids, the dog, forget the blanket, and so on, it starts to feel like more hard work than you bargained for. This picnic backpack set takes the hassle out of packing! Just add snacks and beverages to the insulated compartment and boom, instant picnic anytime, any place. This is a thoughtful gift for everyone, from neighbors with kids or smitten newlyweds.

21. Personalized Charcuterie Board

Puts the 'cute' in charcuterie!

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Choose from a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to create the ideal charcuterie board for you favorite neighbor or welcome new ones to the neighborhood!

22. Urban Map Rocks Glass

Some cities stick with us long after we leave.

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Whether you live in the suburbs or the the middle of the action, a rocks glass with your neighbor's favorite city etched into it will quickly become their favorite. Maybe they recently moved and are a homesick for the hustle and bustle or you're welcoming them to their new domain, this is a thoughtful gift that highlights your great listening skills!

23. Ombre Candlesticks

For stunning tablescapes.

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We all have a neighbor whose dining room table is always perfectly adorned for the season, holiday, or upcoming dinner party. These unique candles add flair and will be a fun addition to creative and elegant spaces.

24. Leather Valet Tray

Organized chaos.

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Phone, keys, glasses, wallet. Don't just dump them on the coffee table or nightstand. A leather catchall tray makes messes look neat and gives hard-to-find items a home. Gift this to a good neighbor who lives for the little things in life.

25. Gingerbread Candle

Get in the holiday spirit.

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If you want a quick and easy neighbor Christmas gift, throw 5 of these cute and deliciously scented gingerbread candles in your card and smash order. Boom, done! Neighbors will love the holiday cheer it brings their home and you'll love how simple it was.

26. Funny Oven Mitt

The perfect gift for the neighborhood grill master.

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Been fed countless times by your neighborhood grill master? Say thanks to this hilarious oven mitt. They'll LOL because it's true!

27. Stained Glass Window Hanging

No watering necessary.

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If they can't keep a plant alive, this stained glass should be just their speed! It makes a great addition to any window in your neighbors home.

28. Inspire Goat Milk Hand Cream Collection

The perfect purse companion.

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Keep one in your purse, one in the car, one by the bed, and have a few backups on deck. Your neighbor will have you to thank for their soft and scented hands.

29. Movie Night Popcorn Gift Box

A simple gift the whole family can enjoy.

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Movie night just got a lot more fun with this box of gourmet kernels and popcorn seasonings. Any neighbor new or old will appreciate this gift when it comes time for them to catch up on their favorite show or stream the newest movie.

30. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

For your spiritual neighbor.

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If you have a neighborhood yogi who is a meditation master, they'll know just what to do with this thoughtful gift. A beautiful handcrafted singing bowl will bring them joy and peace during their daily practice.