I have compiled a list of some of my favorite homemade neighbor Christmas gift ideas! From breads to jams and even free printable gift tags, these will be a sure hit during the holidays!
Delicious neighbor Christmas gift ideas
One of my favorite parts of the season is all of the holiday baking and sharing those with family and friends. But, we all know it can add up quickly both with time and money. While traditionally people are giving away plates of various holiday cookies, my favorite thing to give away is BREAD! It’s easy to get sugared out with so many opportunities to have treats during the holidays, I find people appreciate bread because it’s different, not just another treat, and something they’ll actually eat! Plus, it’s inexpensive on your end and there are ways to make it efficient if you need to give to several people, so win-win there!
Homemade bread Christmas gift ideas + free printable tags below!
1. Dinner rolls
Homemade dinner rolls are a great gift that anyone would use and love! Sometimes it’s nice to give something that’s not just another sweet. PLUS it’s easy to make a lot and divide it up. The recipe doubles well too. Give as is, or pair with homemade jam!
2. Cinnamon chip bread
This cinnamon chip bread recipe would make an amazing gift and has such a wonderful flavor! Or you could use my tried and true white sandwich bread recipe or a quick bread like my best banana bread or pumpkin streusel bread!
3. Homemade jam
Giving homemade jam makes a wonderful and very useful gift! My favorite is actually making the jam recipe that comes in the Sure-Jell Pectin box! If you want to take it up a notch you could even gift it with a loaf of my classic white sandwich bread or dinner rolls.
Or for a quick stove top jam:
1 lb mixed berries of choice
~1/2 cup sugar, or until desired sweetness
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
optional: 3 tbsp ez-gel thickener (I love the way this quickly helps my jam set and this bag will last you a while)
–Instructions: Mix on stovetop on medium for about 10 minutes until berries have bursted and sauce has thickened.
4. Star bread
This star bread recipe is sure to impress your neighbors not only with it’s looks, but also with it’s taste. Although it looks complicated, I give you step by step instructions that makes it way easier than you think! I also show you on this post how to turn this into a wreath shape! Both of them fit perfectly into these boxes and look beautiful!
5. Cinnamon twist bread
This cinnamon twist bread is my babka bread recipe that I shaped into 2 twisted loaves. I followed the same process from the recipe instructions, but instead of putting in a loaf pan, tuck both ends under and bake on a sheet pan instead! You could also make the babka recipe the original way it calls for which makes 2 loaves and gift those in a plastic bread bag instead.
This bag also fits my french bread recipe really well, which is fun and easy to make and giveaway!
6. Artisan bread
My artisan bread recipe would be a delicious, simple and inexpensive neighbor gift option. Everyone would love and use this loaf of bread. You could even pair it with a nice olive oil or balsamic vinegar for a nicer gift.
6. Charcuterie and towel bundle (great host gift!)
If you do not have the time to bake, this would be a great neighbor gift or host gift option. There are so many ways to modify this and make it the way you like it – add a favorite hand towel, soap, kitchen tool, etc. These mini charcuterie boards are sure to be a hit!
FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAGS
No matter what you decide to do for a neighbor gift, just showing your friends, family and those you love that you are thinking of them is what really matters.
As always, happy holiday baking!