12 Simple, Cheap & Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors in 2021 - Backyard Boss
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12 Simple, Cheap & Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Neighbors in 2021

If your neighbors are on your gift list this holiday season, picking the best idea for them can be trickier than it seems. That’s why we’ve put together a list of considerations to help make the task easier. We’ve selected 12 of the best Christmas gift ideas for neighbors and broken down our list into three individual sections: Easy gift ideas, homemade gift ideas, and unique gift ideas for neighbors.

Easy and Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Neighbors ($5 to $25)

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If you’re searching for a great gift for your neighbors, but don’t want to break the bank, there are several great ideas in 2020. Here are several easy Christmas gift ideas for your neighbors this year that range from 5 to 25 dollars.

For the Wine-and-Cheese Party Neighbor

A classic gift that any good neighbor will appreciate is a cheese cutting board and knife gift set. You could make the gift even better by throwing in a block of their favorite cheese, or a cheese sampler pack.

This Casafield Organic Bamboo Cheese Cutting Board and Knife Gift Set comes with everything: bamboo cheese board and four high-quality steel serving utensils with bamboo handles. The bamboo board features a natural look and measures 13.25in, by 12.5in, by 1.5in. The serving section in the center of the board measures 8.5in by 8.5in. The board also has an outer rim for crackers, meats, cheese, and more.

    Casafield Organic Bamboo Cheese Cutting Board & Knife Gift Set

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    rafted from organic Moso bamboo, this premium, sustainable all-natural wood is durable and beautiful. Cheese board is formaldehyde-free, BPA-free, with no toxins or chemicals. This eco-friendly material is naturally non-porous and resists knife scarring, protecting against bacteria penetration and growth. Bamboo is a healthy alternative to other hardwood boards.

For the Neighbor with a Green Thumb

Who doesn’t love lots of little planters that look like owls? No one, that’s who. This set of ceramic owls feature absolutely marvelous designs and are quite a versatile gift. They work well for candy dishes, succulent plants, and much more. Even more, they look great indoors (kitchen, den, office) as well as outside (gardens, decks, and porches).

    Sun-E 2.5 Inch Owl Pot Set of 6

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    The owls are made from high-end clay and baked at high temperatures before being painted by hand and glazed. The set contains six owl pots. Each owl’s approximate size is 2.2in long, 2.2in wide, and 2.4in tall. Keep in mind that these little guys are unique, as each set slightly differs from the next. Colors may vary from the product images.

For the Neighbor Who Sits on the Porch

Do you have a neighbor that loves to decorate their porch, deck, or windows? If so, they might just love this Solar hummingbird Wind Chime from IMAGE. This one of a kind wind chime is designed with ultra-real hummingbird details. The wind chime is waterproof, so it’s great as an outdoor decoration even during the rainy and snowy seasons. The hummingbird switches freely between 7 vivid colors to keep things even more intriguing.

    IMAGE Solar Hummingbird Wind Chime

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    As the name suggests, the wind chime is powered automatically via built-in solar panels. Simply hit the “ON” switch to charge the chime up for up to 10 hours of light displays each night. The package includes the wind chimes, an “S” hook for hanging it, and a user manual for instructions on everything from charging to hanging.

For the Self-Care Advocate Neighbor

Everyone likes a good lip balm and most people love a natural, eco-friendly gift. If your bestie to the lefty is the kind of person who keeps hand cream and bath salts around, then a good gift is a high-quality bath and skincare set.

Burt’s Bees are world-renowned for their high-quality products. Burt’s Bees skincare products are amazing gifts to give during the cold winter months that do the most damage to your skin.

    Burt's Bees Essential Gift Set

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    This particular set includes soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing cream, milk and honey body lotion, hand salve, beeswax lip balm, and coconut foot cream. Not only will your neighbor genuinely thank you for this gift, so will their hands, feet, body, and face. All of the products in this gift set are 100-percent natural and are formulated to both hydrate and condition skin all day.

For the Neighbor on the Go

Got a neighbor who travels frequently for work, or a neighbor who is passionate about hiking and camping? Look no further for the best Christmas gift for these neighbors: They need travel mugs. For campers, truckers, and those with lots of driving time to and from work each morning, the YETI mug is an awesome gift (and the envy of everyone who doesn’t have one). Even more, the cup is designed with double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps liquids as hot or cold as they are when you pour them into the cup until the last drop.

    YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug, Stainless Steel

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    The YETI Rambler is a travel mug that holds 14oz of fluids. It is advertised as the most over-engineered and best-designed camp mug on the planet. It is also claimed to be the toughest. The cup has a full-loop triple grip handle and a duracoat finish that is resistant to scratches, chips, or fading. Available in 18 colors.

For the Poker Night Hosting Neighbor

There’s one on every block: the neighbor who invites everyone over beer, pizza, and card games. The “Friday Poker” neighbor. Obviously, that’s the neighbor who needs a good set of cards, chips and a sturdy container for keeping everything neat and handy.

This Texas Hold ‘Em set is a great choice, complete with mat, tin, and all the pieces needed to play night after night.

    Gamie Texas Holdem Poker Game Set

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    This kit comes with everything you need to fuel hours of Texas hold’em fun: 2 sets of cards, a mat, gambling chips and a plastic holder for the casino chips. Set it up, call up friends and family, and create fond memories as you test each other’s mastery of poker.

Homemade Christmas Gifts for Neighbors ($25 to $50)

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Some of the best Christmas gift ideas for your neighbors in 2020 could very well be homemade if you are the hands-on type. Here are a few of our favorite DIY Christmas gift ideas.

Cookie Gift Basket

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A classic homemade Christmas gift that nearly everyone loves, if ever there was one, is none other than a cookie gift basket. Chances are if you’re thinking about making a gift for your neighbors, you probably know them well enough to pick the type of cookies they like best. If not, you can always make a sampler with several selections of flavors. For an everyone-pleaser, try our versatile pumpkin spice cookie recipe, which can be made a number of ways to suit your tastes.

Holiday cookie tins are an excellent, classic container for homemade cookies. Decorative wicker baskets can also work, especially if you plan to include extra homemade goodies like jam, muffins, pie, or cake.

    StarPack Premium Christmas Cookie Tins Set of 3

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    Set of 3 stylish Stainless Steel Cookie Tins (Large: 8” diameter, Medium: 6.8” diameter, Small: 5.7” diameter) with a pretty festive design. Perfect for gifting homemade cookies and treats during the holidays, or at any time of year!

Monogrammed Wooden Coasters

For a very simple DIY craft, try painting and staining some precut wood pieces to make your neighbors a set of monogrammed coasters. For the family with an extra-rustic flair, use half-inch birch slices with intact bark around the edge.

If you’d like to forego painting and are handy with basic wood burning tools, creating a set of wooden coasters with your neighbors family name imprinted/burnt onto them is a quick and easy DIY idea to give a try this Christmas. In place of using a family name, you can also make a coaster with all of your neighbor’s family members’ first names. Or, maybe you’d like to try your hand at being a bit more creative with your design. Flowers, animals, and flags are also popular for this sort of project.

    Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner

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    The ideal woodburning pen for beginners, intermediate and advanced users as a first tool or a backup spare Supplied with a tool stand and four different points (tips) - Cone, Shading, Universal and Flow

DIY Movie Night Gift Basket

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Everyone deserves a cozy evening with their loved ones. While winter (and 2020) keeps us home more often than not, sometimes a thoughtful assortment of goodies and a prepaid movie purchase or rental is all it takes to transform just another Wednesday evening into a fun movie night, complete with snacks. This is an especially great gift for the non-crafty DIYer to put together, since snacks can be purchased or homemade. Just remember to slip in a BluRay, RedBox rental, or Amazon or Google gift card so your neighbor can watch something new!

    Amazon.com Gift Card in a Greeting Card

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    Gift Card is affixed inside a blank greeting card with a separate mailing envelope. Many designs and denominations to choose from. Gift Card has no fees and no expiration date. Gift Card is redeemable towards millions of items storewide at Amazon.com.

Unique Christmas Gifts for Neighbors ($25 to $100)

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Don’t want to accidentally end up giving your neighbor the same gift as someone else this Christmas? We’ve got you covered, for a bit more cash than the other mentions on our list. Here are a few of the most unique Christmas gift ideas for your neighbor in 2020.

For the Neighbor with the Kitschy Lawn

Do you have a neighbor who decorates for every holiday and season, or has a rotating cast of fun and hilarious garden statuary? So do we. (Her name is Ida and she is the best.) For neighbors like Ida, a funny lawn decoration is the way to go.

One of our very favorite items on the entire list of neighborly Christmas gift ideas is none other than this Mischievous Cat Garden Gnome. Crafted by hand with durable high-end resin material, this little guy looks great, is long-lasting, and most importantly, each unit is one of a kind.

    Mark & Margot - Mischievous Cat

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    Each cat is skillfully hand-painted and easily adds genuine charm to wherever it is placed. No two Mischievous Cat Garden Gnomes from Mark & Margot are quite the same. The figurine is equally great in gardens as it is on desks, decks, and elsewhere. For neighbors who enjoy collecting figurines, or yard art, few gifts are as thoughtful and unique.

For the Neighbor with a Head for Trivia

If you have a book-loving neighbor, the Book of Unusual Knowledge is one of the most unique Christmas gift ideas we found for this year. The book is a high-quality hardcover tome clocking in at a whopping 704-pages long. The book is loaded with exactly what the title suggests: curious and uncommon knowledge. For neighbors who enjoy reading, learning, and conversation, the book is perfect. It is also a great gift idea for neighbors who get a kick from oddities.

    The Book of Unusual Knowledge

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    With quirky illustrations and a vast array of articles, anecdotes, lists, and games, this book will provide hours of fascinating reading. It will also expand your knowledge on a range of topics, including the animal kingdom, art, sports, technology, history, politics, the universe, and much, much more.

For the Neighbor Who Helped You Move the Sofa

We’ve all been there: One end of a heavy piece of furniture inside, the other outside, and no spare hands to maneuver the threshold. Thanks to everyone’s favorite “Here, let me help” guy, your heavy old couch is right where it needs to be. Give that neighbor the gift of relief!

This bad boy isn’t your typical massager, it’s designed as a massage gun and punches up to 12mm into your muscles (or, in this case, into your neighbor’s muscles). The gun comes with a high-torque brushless motor that runs with a noise level of 36dB. It comes with three settings for power and speed. The massager is capable of producing 1800 RPMs to 3,200 RPMs.

    Deep Tissue Percussion Muscle Massager

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    This deep tissue massager has an anti-drop shell made of glass fiber and nylon 66 Breakthrough Technology. You can drop it from 6.6ft without damaging it. It also comes with a travel case for added protection. The built-in 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery is also durable and long-lasting. Each charge produces between 3 and 6 hours of use depending on what settings you choose. The gun weighs 2.5lbs.

Choosing the Best Christmas Gift Idea for Your Neighbors

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Picking the very best Christmas gift ideas for your neighbors in 2020 can be a challenge with all the options available these days. Hopefully, our article helps inspire you to get the task done as easily as possible! If not, why not give our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas a quick scan? We did our best to mention a little something for everyone.

Do you have a great Christmas gift idea for neighbors this year? Leave us a comment below and let us know all about it! Good luck picking the best gifts for your neighbors!