12 Thoughtful Neighbor Gifts with Free Themed Gift Tag Printables

12 Thoughtful Neighbor Gifts with Free Themed Gift Tag Printables

Turn 5 minutes and a printable gift tag into a thoughtful neighbor gift using the inspiration gathered in today’s Neighbor Gift Roundup. Spreading smiles throughout your community has never been easier!

I truly don’t believe there is a better time (or excuse) to check on a neighbor and spread some happiness. The world is a crazy place at the moment and there does not appear to be an end in sight. (Thank you, pandemic).

The Coronavirus is turning our community on its head. But there is something we can do to spread some hope. Even if it is just within the confines of your neighborhood, you can brighten someone’s day. Take a look through the list of thoughtful neighbor gifts below and quickly spread some love by giving one of these super easy gifts!

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THE BEAUTY OF COMMUNITY

I’m pretty lucky – I have some amazing neighbors. I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard a gentle knock on my front door only to open it and discover a freshly baked loaf of cinnamon bread still warm from the oven or a bouquet of fresh herbs from a backyard garden or even a butterfly cage and monarch caterpillar for my kids to nurture.

If I could return the favor and leave a porch present on every single doorstep I totally would!

Luckily, there are some ideas for doing just that – ideas that aren’t difficult or expensive to put together.

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DO WHAT YOU CAN TO SPREAD JOY

Why do I obsess over neighbor gifts? Currently I think it’s because I find myself feeling rather helpless. There isn’t much I CAN do in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic.

To put it bluntly, I’m not an “everyday hero” – a nurse, a police officer, an essential worker, a doctor – so I’m simply grasping at anything I can do to make an impact.

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And what greater impact is there than spreading a little hope, joy, or simply a smile? I’d argue nothing right now!

One simple way I can do just that is to make and share thoughtful gifts for my friends, family and neighbors.

To go a step further, I want to help YOU spread hope, joy and smiles as well. So I created this round-up of a dozen super simple yet thoughtful neighbor gifts anyone can put together.

Scroll to the gallery below to find all the details for each project!

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THOUGHTFUL NEIGHBOR GIFTS:

5 minutes. A few supplies. A printable gift tag.

That’s seriously all there is to it!

You don’t need to stress.

Thoughtful gifts do not need to be elaborate. All you need is about 5 minutes – whether that is picking up supplies at Target or ordering them on Amazon – and a gift tag (or even a handwritten card).

12 THOUGHTFUL NEIGHBOR GIFTS

Click on any of the images below to be taken to tutorials for making these thoughtful neighbor gifts.

12 THOUGHTFUL NEIGHBOR GIFTS: MORE DETAILS!

yellow gift bag with the words "Little Bag of Sunshine" and yellow tissue paper

#1 | Little Bag of Sunshine Gift

Give this cheerful Little Bag of Sunshine as a thoughtful gift during life’s tough times and watch that frown turn upside-down!

How often are you in the position where you don’t know exactly what to do or say when someone is going through a tough time? I’ve got a solution for you: give a ‘little bag of sunshine’ and instantly brighten someone’s day.

This post includes step-by-step instructions and tons of sunny inspiration for sharing a little happiness.

popcorn gift with 'popping by to say hello. We miss you so!' gift tag

#2 | ‘POPPING BY’ POPCORN GIFT

Isn’t it great to have a simple and easy go-to gift that fits nearly any occasion? (And maybe even for no occasion at all?)

My ‘Popping By’ popcorn gift is just that – a gift that can be given at a moment’s notice yet looks completely pulled-together. Dress up any bag of your favorite store-bought popcorn with my free ‘popping by’ popcorn-themed gift tag! This quick, easy and delicious gift will become a favorite for sure!

box of donuts and a 'Donut drop! Because we miss you a lot' gift tag

#3 | “Donut Drop Because We Miss You A Lot” Gift

What is better than the first bite of a sweet, airy donut fresh out of the oven? I’d venture to guess that a whole box of donuts materializing out of the blue might edge out that first luscious bite.

That said, surprise your loved ones with a ‘thinking of you’ gift that is both easy and delicious. Grab your recipients’ favorite donut varieties, box them up and add my FREE donut drop gift tag for a thoughtful gift!

Stir crazy gift tag with swizzle sticks and ribbon

#4 | ‘STIR-CRAZY’ CABIN FEVER GIFT

This post includes plenty of cabin fever gift inspiration, my favorite ‘stir crazy’ swizzle stick round-up and FREE gift tag download for creating the perfect porch present!

Do you know anyone feeling stir crazy, suffering from winter blues or simply with too much time on their hands? Then this super simple ‘stir-crazy’ cabin fever gift is sure to turn their frown upside-down!

I know no better gift for curing cabin fever than a fun and fruity beverage – alcoholic or otherwise. One sip can instantly transport me to a sun drenched beach on a hot summer day. 

So why not share that instant feeling of freedom when someone is feeling a little cooped-up? Check out this Stir-crazy Cabin Fever blog post for all the details, including a free gift tag download!

'Shot in the dark' gift tag with wine and cookies

#5 | “SHOT IN THE DARK” CHOCOLATE GIFT

Just a shot in the dark, but you know someone who could really use a little pick-me-up treat right now. My free “shot in the dark” gift tag transforms a simple dark chocolate candy bar, bottle of red wine, or bag of dark roast coffee into a thoughtful ‘thinking of you’ gift.

This sweet gift is sure to bring a smile to even the grumpiest of faces!

Head to the original post for the free gift tag download and all the details!

prosecco, orange juice and orange with mimosa gift tag

#6 | Mini Mimosa Gift Kits

Help your favorite moms celebrate Mother’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or my favorite – the first day of school – with my super easy and always appreciated mimosa gift kits! Every day is a good day to show the moms in your life some love.

While you’re at it, print my totally free “Mom-osa for one” gift tag for the finishing touch.

Marble “Joy Jar” with instructions for making your own tied on with a purple ribbon

#7 | COMBAT THE BLUES WITH THIS “JOY JAR” GIFT IDEA

To make your own, follow the link to my Joy Jar post. You’ll get step-by-step directions, along with a FREE Joy Jar gift tag and instructions for the recipient.

Do you know someone experiencing a tough time? Battling seasonal depression? Anxious about life? Struggling to find the bright side of things?

I’m willing to bet we all know someone who could benefit from a little pick-me-up. Why not give the gift of a Joy Jar and help a loved one beat the blues by focusing on the joy of life?

What is a Joy Jar you ask?

Good question –

A Joy Jar helps you take stock of what brings you joy on a daily basis. (It can be something little or something profound.) Write down these moments of joy you experience on a little slip of paper. Then, add that slip to your Joy Jar and watch your joy accumulate over time.

Click on the links above for all the details!

roll of bubble wrap tied with a ribbon and a "pop for instant stress relief" gift tag

#8 | 2-MINUTE STRESS RELIEF GIFT

My FREE ‘Stress Relief’ moving gift tag turns a simple roll of bubble wrap into a thoughtful gift in 2 minutes flat.

So, grab some bubble wrap, a ribbon and this gift tag, and get ready to give a great moving gift or simply to reduce stress!

You've Got This gift tag with bottle of wine and ribbon

#9 | “You’ve Got This!” GIFT TAG

Isn’t this something everyone needs to hear right now? You’ve. Got. This. This versatile, FREE gift tag is perfect for so many occasions – or none at all!

I originally made this free gift tag download as part of a gift basket for the first day of school. But since then, I’ve used it for so many of my quick gifts.

Tie it to literally anything! (But my favorite go-to gift is a bottle of nice wine.) Check out the whole post for all the details, tons of inspiration and your free gift tag download!

chex mix gift

#10 | “CHEX-ING IN ON YOU” CHEX MIX GIFT

Let friends and family know you are thinking of them by leaving this “Chex-ing in on you” gift on their doorstep.

This thoughtful gift takes mere minutes to put together but leaves a lasting impression. Take the easy way out and use a bag of your favorite Chex-brand snack mix or whip-up a homemade batch.

Grab my free gift tag from my original post, and save yourself a few extra minutes!

iced coffee in a mason jar gift

#11 | INSTANT PICK-ME-UP ICED COFFEE GIFT

My original post includes:

  • mason jar lid printables,
  • a tutorial for making your own mason jar lid covers and
  • a Cricut vinyl decal tutorial.

Plus! In my original iced coffee gift post, I included my favorite brand of iced coffee mix. It’s delicious, and it makes for easy gifting with no-prep necessary!

The first time I made this iced coffee gift I gave it to my son’s preschool teacher as a back-to-school gift. The weather was still hot, so iced coffee seemed like a nice way to start the day (and the school year).

This gift was so well received, I gave it again and again as:

You can literally give this quick and easy gift for any occasion!

This iced coffee gift would be cute tied with a bow and left on anyone’s doorstep. Include a simple ‘thinking of you’ note for the finishing touch!

Click on the above links for all the details!

apple pie with "an apple a day keeps Coronavirus away" gift tag

#12 | “AN APPLE A DAY” GIFT WITH FREE CORONAVIRUS GIFT TAG

Are you looking for a quick gift to spread joy during Coronavirus stay-at-home orders?

Then look no further than my apple a day gift with free gift tag download! These gift were made especially for gift-giving stay-at-home orders in 2020.

Click over to the original post for the free gift tag download. You’ll also find links to my favorite apple pie recipe and all the supplies I used to create these gifts!

BUT WHEN IN DOUBT, SPREAD A LITTLE SUNSHINE!

If you want to go a step further and give a more substantial gift, consider either my Little Box of Sunshine or my Little Bag of Sunshine!

They gifts can be as small or as grand as you want to make them. Check out either or both posts by clicking on the images below for all the details to create your own!

That sums-up my favorite thoughtful neighbor gifts. I’d love to hear what you think!

DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL GIFT INSPIRATION?

Head over to my Pinterest and Instagram accounts and follow me for gift ideas shared daily!

AS ALWAYS – IF YOU NEED HELP BRAINSTORMING OR CREATING A CUSTOM GIFT, PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME! I’D LOVE TO HELP!

More later! The craft room is calling, and I must go…

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Natalie Menke, the self-proclaimed Gift Guru, is always thinking about the next gift she is going to give. Her hope is to provide boundless inspiration for completely customized and personalized gifts. Happy gifting!
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