Need a Christmas gift for your neighbor that’s not food? Food allergy parents appreciate this more than you know! Whether your neighbor loves dogs, makeup, adventures, or needs a date night, here are the best non-food gifts for neighbors and friends for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, or any time of year.
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1. GIFT FOR NEIGHBORS WHO LOVE COMFORT
One of the best non-food gifts to give your neighbor is a cozy blanket that can be enjoyed by parents, kids, or even pets. Reviewers of this Amazon bestseller say the beautiful blanket is super soft and luxurious.
2. GOLD, FRANKINCENSE, AND MYRRH ORNAMENT
Love thy neighbor by bringing back the true meaning of Christmas. This unique gift is perfect for neighbors who are Christians and those who don’t yet know Christ. It includes genuine 23k gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh in a beautiful keepsake box
3. OUTDOOR DECOR GIFT FOR NEIGHBORS
An outdoor decoration like these beautiful wind chimes is another neighbor gift idea anyone would love. Choose from nine different designs, like American Flag, Turquoise, and Rainbow colors.
4. GIFT FOR NEIGHBORS WHO COULD USE SELF-CARE
Need a gift idea for a neighbor who never slows down and takes care of herself? Encourage self-care and stress relief with this beautiful gift set of natural bath bombs that use coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils.
5. GIFT FOR NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES THE GOLDEN GIRLS
Solve the mystery of who at the cheesecake! This Golden Girls Clue game is a fun twist on the classic board game and a perfect gift for neighbors who love The Golden Girls and board game nights.
6. GIFT FOR THE NEIGHBORS WHO NEED A DATE NIGHT
Are your neighbors a couple who could use a date night? Gift them this adorable picnic basket set to encourage them to get away and spend time enjoying the simple things together again.
7. GIFT IDEA FOR THE NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES GREAT DRINKS
If your neighbor is someone who appreciates a great mixed drink concoction, The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart is a great gift idea. It’s full of interesting trivia about alcohol and the plants used to make drinks.
8. GIFT FOR ANY NEIGHBOR COUPLE
This gift idea is great for any neighbor couple. A cutting board is a practical gift anyone could use, but the monogram and personalization make this wine-shaped cutting board a thoughtful and unique gift.
9. GIFT FOR THE DOG LOVER NEIGHBOR
How about this adorable glass for your dog-loving neighbor? She can enjoy her favorite glass of wine on the back deck with her pup by her side and always think of her favorite neighbor. 😉
10. GIFT FOR NEIGHBOR WHO ENTERTAINS
Let your neighbor fill this bamboo charcuterie board with whatever snacks they like. This board is eco-friendly and made from bamboo, and it includes four stainless steel utensils for cutting cheese and serving.
11. GIFT FOR NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES TO COOK
An apron is another great Christmas gift for neighbors who like to bake or cook. If she’s ever complained about getting flour or grease on her clothes, an apron is a must-have gift that’s fun, practical, and thoughtful.
12. GIFT FOR TRAVELING NEIGHBOR WHO LOVES ADVENTURES
If your neighbor is looking for more outdoor adventures, this book is a perfect gift idea. Beautiful National Geographic photography plus expert travel tips are packed in this book: 100 Parks 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do.
13. GIFT TO BRIGHTEN YOUR NEIGHBOR’S FRONT DOOR
Who needs a food gift? A cool welcome mat like this can bring your neighbor cheer for years! This set includes the perfect combination: buffalo plaid farmhouse rug and a 100% coco coir welcome mat. It’s best to use under covered porches to avoid extensive water exposure.
14. NEIGHBOR CLEANING GIFT SET TO GIVE A LITTLE JOY
How about a cleaning bundle of JOY for your neighbor this Christmas? This bundle from Amazon includes three Joy dish soaps, ten scouring pads, and two multipurpose microfiber cleaning cloths. Give this gift alone or add your all-time favorite cleaning tools to the basket.
15. GIFT FOR NEIGHBORS WHO LIKES PLANTS
Christmas Cactus Plants are a unique non-food Christmas gift that neighbors will enjoy. They’re usually easy to take care of, so this could be a great way to add some color and cheer during the winter–even if your neighbor has a black thumb. 😉
16. AMAZON GIFT CARD
“I wish I hadn’t gotten an Amazon gift card,” said no person ever. 😂 A tried-and-true Christmas gift for your neighbor is and always will be a gift card. This would be especially funny if your neighbor is known for getting an Amazon package or six on their front doorstep.
17. RED TOES REINDEER GIFT FOR NEIGHBORS
One final non-food gift idea for your neighbor is high quality, sparkly red nail polish. Add a little tag about “Rudolph the Red Toes Reindeer” (like this one) to make a fun and easy Christmas gift that brings Christmas cheer.
18. PRACTICAL GIFT FOR BUSY NEIGHBORS
Why is there a set of paper plates and napkins on this list of gift ideas? Because any busy neighbor would appreciate it! After all the business of Christmas time, who doesn’t appreciate a night or two of not doing dishes! Give that gift to neighbors. Promise, they will laugh but enjoy every second of using them.
19. GIFT FOR THE NEIGHBOR WHO’S ALWAYS LOSING HER CHAPSTICK
Trust us, there’s nothing better than smooth, organic lip balm on dry winter days. Good quality chapsticks are an awesome stocking stuffer or give the entire six-pack as a simple gift for your neighbors to let them know you’re thinking of them.
20. FLU SEASON GIFT BASKET FOR NEIGHBORS
Add a bunch of hand sanitizer to a germ basket to help your neighbor prepare for the viruses winter flu season. Add some disinfecting wipes and a festive box of tissues for a complete germ fighting gift set.
21. GIFT IDEA FOR NEIGHBORS WHO LOVE MAKEUP
Reviewers rave about how soft these microfiber cleansing towels are. Wipe makeup off with just warm water, leaving skin smooth, clean, and healthy. This pack has five reusable cloths that are machine washable, so this gift idea is a money-saver too.
22. PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY NEIGHBOR OR FRIEND
You really can’t go wrong with an easy-to-care-for house plant in a nice, neutral planter when you need a neighbor gift idea for birthdays, Christmas, or any other occasion. A snake plant (aka Mother-in-Law’s Tongue) is great because you don’t have to water it every day, it doesn’t need a ton of sunlight, and it helps purify the air.
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