Whether you're new to the neighborhood or you've lived there for years, the holidays provide a great opportunity to meet your neighbors. What better way to get to know the people on your block or in your building than to bring them a small, thoughtful gift to break the ice? The size of the gift doesn't matter; what matters is building relationships with your neighbors.
Hot cocoa or apple cider mix in mugs will keep your neighbors toasty on a cold winter's day. Pick up a few sets at discount and department stores around the holidays.
Cookie mixes in mason jars are sure to express the holiday spirit. Fill the jar with mixes for holiday favorites like gingerbread or sugar cookies.
Baked goods are a timeless gift. While you're baking cookies for the holidays, bake a few dozen extra to give to your neighbors. Other yummy options include popcorn balls, bread, or pies.
Poinsettias are a symbol of the holiday season. Give one to your neighbor, or choose another winter flowering plant such as kalanchoe, amaryllis, or paperwhite narcissus.
A bottle of wine or another favorite beverage is a nice surprise your neighbors are sure to appreciate.
Better Neighbor Tip: To get ideas for neighbors' gifts, check out Pinterest. The image-driven social media site has photo boards full of great ideas that your neighbors are sure to love.