Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sweet inexpensive Neighbor Gifts and a Sweet Thank you.

Hope all your Christmas Decor Jingle is going great and all the baking, shopping and cleaning and getting ready for Santa's big day is fun and not a lot of stress.

I wanted to show you a cute little inexpensive neighbor gift I made for each of my sweet neighbors this year for Christmas.

It all starts with a Decor Steals cookie jar.  It is hard to see but it is imprinted in the glass with Fresh Homebaked Cookies.  Red cute top to the jars.

Found this cute neighbor house Christmas bag at the Dollar Store.  Fold out wide to hold the cookie jars.

Added my home baked cut out cookies.

Added some cute gingham ribbon to the jars.

Added a bag of that yummy Christmas Morning Coffee for each neighbor's gift.  So for very little money I have a home made Christmas gift to share with my wonderful neighbors.  Just a sweet treat to say thank you for being a good neighbor.  These would be great for teachers, co workers, well just about any body that loves home baked cookies and a nice cup of coffee.
 Now for a big Hug and Thank you!!!
I got a sweet little surprise treat in the mail last week from Sandi @ Wayside Treasures Blog.  Sandi sent this as a little thank you for having her in the Spotlight Feature.  Not necessary but so appreciated.  Sandi has an Etsy Shop too and makes these pretty items.


Love her hand stamped fabric ribbons and she also made this beautiful angel wing ornament for me.  Sandi it was a sweet surprise and I just love this.  If you have not visited Sandi's blog or Etsy please hop over there you will love her blog and her creative items she sells.
Thank you sweet Sandi.
Happy days ahead as you get your jingle on!
Happy Decorating and holiday preparing as the week slides quickly along.
Kris
:)

38 comments:

  1. Kris, your neighbors gifts are so adorable and thoughtful!! Who wouldn't love that? :)
    Susan

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  2. Kris, Those are the sweetest neighbor gifts. :) You are very nice to your neighbors. Last year Sandi sent me one of her sweet angel wings. I hang it on my everyday wreath with the grandkids pictures. She is an amazing crafter and so kind. But then, so are you!! I am going to look for those little house bags now. LOL Hope you are having a good day. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  3. Aww what a nice gesture - you're the best! xo

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  4. All I can say Kris is your neighbors are blessed living near you.
    xoxo

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  5. That is a sweet and clever gift for your neighbors! I'm just thinking that it's too bad you don't live next door. LOL

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  6. Dang, Kris, and I thought I was doing well to send Christmas cards to all my neighbors. You are so very thoughtful! I would be so impressed with a neighbor or guest giving a gift like that.

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  7. I love that cookie jar filled with beautiful cookies for your neighbors. I did that one year for mine too, except, I included a cookie mix (homemade) with the recipe card for them to make cookies to put in the cookie jar. The gift you received is so unique too. That was so nice of her to send that to you!

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  8. What a fun neighbor gift...they will love it! And the gift you received was so thoughtful and beautiful!

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  9. Hi Kris... your neighbor gifts are just adorable!... (wish I was your neighbor!)... you are so creative!... love the red lids on the jars... and homemade cookies... Yum!... isn't Sandi just the sweetest little thing ever!... such beautiful gifts from her... she is always doing something for others... my latest post has a pretty treasure I got from sweet Sandi as well several years ago!... have fun this week with all of your holiday doings Kris, xoxo... Julie Marie

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  10. Such a sweet gift you received! So thoughtful! I love the homemade cookie idea. Those bags are just darling too! Last year I made some fudge ice cream topping for some friends and family. I was just wondering what to do this year. I love your idea of putting the cookies in a cute jar and including some Christmas coffee! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Cute idea for your neighbors. I bet your neighbors loved them too!

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  12. Great idea for gifts! I'm so jealous that your home is all decked out already.....I'm still plugging away over here! Everything looks great and it's fun to add pops of color at Christmas, isn't it?

    Have a great week♥

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  13. You are so sweet. I love the gift you got and the ones for your neighbors. Cut out iced cookies used to be a favorite of mine. I might try to do some gluten free ones. Happy Holidays.

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  14. What a clever and sweet idea for your neighbours!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  15. What a kind and thoughtful neighbor you are, Kris! I'm sure your neighbors really appreciate you. Love the jar filled with cut-out cookies; charming and yummy too! Merry Christmas!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Love your idea. I might do something like that to take treats down to the grandkids. xo Laura

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  17. I am going to move right next door to you and be at your house every day of life! lol Okay- maybe I will stay away when Terry is home! lol
    Those are great ideas and I love what Sandi sent you. Blog friends are THE BEST EVER! Hope you had a great day- xo Diana

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  18. What a great gift idea, I love the jar you found. Im making cut out cookies this Thursday with a friend and using my Moms old recipe. Can't wait.

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  19. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, Kris, won't you be my neighbor?? That is a great Christmas gift, so sweet! And, that darling gift from Sandi, how very kind she is! Don't you just Love blogland? Blessings, Cindy

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  20. What great neighbor gifts. Love your inspiration!

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  21. What a great gift for your neighbors. The cookies look yummy - I wish I could eat about a dozen right now before I go to bed. Many thanks for the great idea.
    Your are so full of wonderful inspirations.
    Mary

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  22. cute and yummy gift idea, kris! lucky neighbors! sandi's goodies are so pretty--so sweet!

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  23. So glad you love your goodies Kris! Love your neighbor gift also!!
    Hugs~

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  24. I love your gift idea. And how pretty! How sweet of Sandi to send you something special. You deserve it! Enjoy your day friend!

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  25. Your neighbors must just love you! A great idea for a neighbor gift and that house gift bag is just too perfect.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  26. What darling gift ideas! Thank you for the inspiration Kris! XX Jo

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  27. These are all very beautiful decorations. I have been looking for something to put in my cabin, but I'm not having the best of luck. I'm thinking that I can get some rugs and lamps. I think that would help make it look a little fuller. http://www.americannaturalresources.com/cms.php?id_cms=1

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  28. Love the neighbor gifts . . . love your sweet gifts from Sandi . . . and I am going to copy her idea of stamping my ribbon with Merry Christmas.

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  29. Great neighbor gifts and I LOVE the red gingham ribbon!

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  30. Kris, what a fabulous idea! I bought one of those for me at a shop in St. George. That very day I saw them later on Décor Steals. Was not even thinking about Christmas at the time, but what a darling gift and your cookies look so yummy. I am making sweet Chex Mix for my neighbors. May need to head to Walmart for a jar. Not as cute as this, but still fun. Love your sweet thank you's from Sandi!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. I'd love to have you for my neighbor, Kris. And not because of the gits you give, but because of how sweet you are. You're so thoughtful and kind. Your cookies are so pretty and must taste great. Cookies with coffee are perfection. I received the fur coat tote and hot chocolate and can't wait to wrap them up and ship them off to my grands, with the rest of their presents, and share the random acts of kindness. I know they'll be inspired. Thank you for your generosity, my friend. XO ~ Nancy

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  32. Oh Kris, what a cute idea about the cookies jar. Now I really want to do this for my neighbors too. Sadly we live in the neighborhood, where neighbors don't really talk to each other. : (

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  33. I'm sure it looks really beautiful at night. I love how you incorporated your wonderful chippy pieces outside. It looks amazing, Kris!

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  34. Great ideas and wonderful gifts Kris!....Hey, did you know that I live next door? !!! :)

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