Whether you’re new to the neighborhood or you’ve lived there for years, the holidays provide a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. What better way to get to know the people on your block or in your building than to bring them a small, thoughtful gift to break the ice? The size of the gift doesn’t matter; what matters is building the relationships with your neighbors.
Hot cocoa or apple cider mix in mugs will keep your neighbors toasty on a cold winter’s day. Pick up a few sets of mugs at discount or department stores around the holidays.
Cookie mixes in mason jars are sure to express the holiday spirit. Fill the jar with mixes for holiday favorites like gingerbread or sugar cookies. Don’t forget to include the cooking instructions!
Baked goods are a timeless gift. While you’re baking cookies for the holidays, bake a few dozen extra to give to your neighbors (or mail carrier). Other yummy options include popcorn balls, breads or pies.
Poinsettias are a symbol of the holiday season. Give one to your neighbor, or choose another winter flowering plant such as kalanchoe, amaryllis or paperwhite narcissus.
A bottle of wine or another favorite beverage is a nice surprise that your neighbors are sure to appreciate.
If you are looking to make a huge impact on someone’s holiday season, Provide a Christmas tree with lights and decorations to a family in need and who might not be able afford one themselves.
Still need more ideas? Check out Pinterest for more great ideas that your neighbors are sure to love!
Courtesy of Buffini & Company