You can always expect an invite to their superbowl party. They helped you fix that leaky faucet. And every Christmas you receive a plate of scrumptious homemade cookies. These people are your neighbors. Whether they give you thoughtful gifts, help you out when you need a hand, or are just always there with a cheerful smile, you want to show your gratitude. You will find something to fit your situation and budget with these amazing thank you gifts for neighbors.
1. Jerky Gift Basket
Manly thank you gifts for neighbors
You borrowed his hedge trimmers. He helped you fix your generator. And last winter he shoveled your driveway when you were away on business. You don’t want to repay him with some girly gift. Instead, give him a jerky gift basket. You can show your appreciation without appearing too sappy.
Another manly gift is a set of grilling spices or a hot sauce gift set. My husband and our neighbor, Paul, like to boast about the level of heat they can handle. It’s a guy thing.
2. Thank You Fudge
Sweet thank you gift ideas for neighbors
You just returned from vacation. Your neighbor walked your dog every day, fed him, and even took him to the dog park. Show your gratitude with some delicious fudge in a thank you tin decorated with cute canines. You can even get a tin of fudge with a thank you for watching your cat or taking care of your plants. Of course, there is a generalized thank you tin of tasty fudge as well.
Or you can always get a fancy box of chocolate treats or a candy bouquet with their favorite candies.
3. Fresh Herbs
Thank you gift for helpful neighbor
Your neighbor grabbed your kids from school when you were sick. They gave you a ride to the store when your car broke down. Or maybe they took the time to show you how to prune your hedges. Give them fresh herbs that say thank you for your thyme, or even add a note with this cute play on words.
Or you can get them a live houseplant. Houseplants are known to improve air quality.
If they don’t have a green thumb, you can give them a bouquet of flowers to brighten up their home.
4. Neighbor Wine Glass
Fun thank you gifts for neighbors
You’ve really gotten to build a friendship with your neighbors. They are people who lend an ear when you are having a bad day. They get excited when you have good news. Give them a cool neighbor glass and swap stories over a bottle of wine.
Our neighbor, Larry, brews his own beer. He always stops by with a few of his latest batch to share. But even before he made his own, he would always run inside to grab a brew for my husband whenever he saw him out in the yard. If you have a neighbor like this, return the favor. Give him a personalized beer glass along with a brew.
If your neighbor likes entertaining, give them reusable decorative ice cubes. These won’t water down drinks like regular ice cubes. Plus they look festive.
5. Omaha Steaks
Best thank you gifts for neighbors
If you really want to show your appreciation, send your neighbors a big box of steaks. Or better yet, invite them over for a steak BBQ and some drinks. They will appreciate the break from cooking, plus enjoy the juicy steaks.
Another thank you gift for a BBQ lover is a meat branding iron customized with their initials. We know this isn’t necessary, but it is a really cool gift.
Or you can give them a BBQ caddy. Then they only need to make one trip to carry their utensils, condiments, and paper towels outdoors.
6. Thank You Candle
Good thank you gifts for neighbors
If you are looking for a traditional token of thanks, a thank you candle makes a simple gift. Everyone loves candles.
Bath salts are a nice way to say thanks to a neighbor who has spent a lot of time helping you out and now needs time to relax. Or give an essential oil diffuser for soothing vibes in their home.
7. Personalized Garden Stone
Custom thank you neighbor gift
Custom gifts add a special touch. They show you took the time to plan the gift instead of just grabbing something off the shelf. Garden stones make a decorative gift without intruding upon their style.
Wine drinkers will like displaying a personalized wine rack on their wall. If you want to take the give a step further, include a few bottles of wine to stock it.
Or have custom coasters made with their name. If you spend a lot of time together, you can even have coasters made with photos of fun pastimes together. Then they can laugh about last summer’s pool party, when Joe was having so much fun playing Marco Polo with the kids that he burnt the ribs!