Gift giving during the holidays can get costly but doesn’t have to break your bank. There are tons of easy, handmade gift ideas to choose from and this Simple Neighbor Christmas Gift with baked goods is one of them!
I shared this idea over at I Heart Nap Time during their Crazy Christmas event and I’m excited to be sharing here with you guys. I am so blessed to live in a neighborhood with wonderful neighbors. They’re the type that will put your garbage out for you if you forget. They come to the rescue when you get stuck with your car. They bail you out of plumbing issues that are over your head. They come stay with your kids when a crisis ensues. They never forget a birthday or special occasion. So because I’m so blessed by them I want to make sure that I give them a little something during the holidays. I love to bake and my chocolate chip cookies are kinda my specialty so putting together a cookie neighbor Christmas gift was a no-brainer.
When I give gifts I always like to do a little something fun with the gift wrap. The first thing I do is make printable gift tags. I’m so lovin’ all of the buffalo check print that is popular right now so I created these adorable “Merry Christmas” reindeer tags.
I found cardboard berry cartons in the dollar spot at Target ($1 for 4) and added some matching red and black check ribbon to it using my hot glue gun. I finished it off by tying the tags on with ribbon and twine. I absolutely love how cute it looks!
Just a little side note – I found that cute vintage red truck in Target’s dollar spot too!
This is such a fun gift idea that it doesn’t have to be limited to neighbors…..or cookies. You can put anything you want in those adorable cardboard cartons and you can give the gift to a teacher, mailman, bus driver, whoever!
To use the tags you’ll want to print them out onto white card stock and cut them out using a 2.5 inch circle punch or a flourish punch (pictured in photos above). If you don’t have a paper punch, you can just cut them out by hand. The tags will look just as cute either way. I know one photo has the tags as circles and one has them as squares. I don’t know what my problem was (lol) when I was creating these but I was having issues so that actual download has square tags.
Download “Merry Christmas” Tags HERE
If you are a sucker for Christmas printables, you’ll love this collection of 9 Christmas Signs! Print and frame and you have yourself another simple Neighbor Christmas Gift!
Are you all about the buffalo check pattern this year too? I kind of went buffalo crazy! Check out these fun Christmas projects with coordinating buffalo check printables.