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On the 5th Day of Christmas, the Kiwi Crew Gave to Me—Neighbor Gift Ideas!

So here we are, 20 days away from the “big day”, and if you’re anything like me you haven’t even begun to think about what to do for the neighbors. With all of the family prep, band concerts, dance concerts, choir concerts, work parties and family parties that speckle this short period of time every year, it’s often an “oh sheesh—what will I do for the neighbors!” borderline heart failure moment around every 22nd of December!

Do not despair! Kiwi Design Team member Jennifer Budge comes to the rescue with a bounty of darling neighbor gift ideas. Not only does she hook us up with ideas for homemade baking delivery, but quick store bought treat ideas for those that just don’t have a lot of time on their hands—or tend to burn everything that goes in the oven. ;)

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Making treats for our friends is just something I do in December. It’s the one time of year I make all of my husbands favorite treats on the same day and load up paper plates full goodies for the neighbors.  Well this year I thought I’d try something a little different than the traditional paper plate method.  I grabbed some brown paper lunch sacs and began crafting making the above designs.  They are so fun and festive for the holidays.  My plan is to wrap my separate treats up and then place them in these cute bags to deliver.

Snowman Treat Bag

Echo Park Paper (wintertime by Bella Road)

Designer Template Sets Used to make the Snowman:
  • Rings: Center of 4 (bottom of snowman) Outside of 2 (center of snowman) Inside of 2 (head of snowman)
  • Tiny Tag: 1T
  • Tiny Strip: 1/2″

I used small buttons for the eyes and black Stickles for the mouth.
The top of the hat was the top of Tiny Tag 1T and I used the 1/2″ Tiny Strip for the brim of the hat along with the arms of my Snowman.
I used the same Tiny Tag 1T for my Snowman’s nose. (I just cut off the corner of the tag)
Reindeer Treat Bag
Bazzill & American Craft Cardstock
Designer Template Sets Used to make the Reindeer:
  • Tiny Shapes: 8T (Snout), 4T (Eyes)
  • Winter: 2 (antlers)
  • Rings: 1 center smallest circle you can make for the red nose and the eyeballs
  • Tiny Strips: 2″ & 1″ for the title area of my bag at the bottom

Poinsettia Bag

Designer Template Sets Used to make the Poinsettia:
  • Christmas: 3 (used twice) & 2 (used for both leaves)
  • Tiny Holiday: 7T (used twice)
  • Adorn: 2B for the two wavy strips at the bottom

This is a perfect if you forgot to deliver homemade cookies to someone and don’t want to bake again or if you just don’t like baking at all but still want to give a treat away.

Homemade cookies would be so fine, but these are so much better than mine!  
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  • Tiny Holiday 1T

 

We all know there are a lot of what some may say “Health Nuts” out there.  Well here’s a perfect healthy treat to give.

If we could choose our friends, & we searched the whole world through, We’d go “BANANAS” trying to find a better bunch than you!
  • Tiny Holiday 1T & 7T

 

Have a friend or neighbor who’s home is sometimes just as crazy as yours?  Well what a better treat to give to them.

From Our Crazy Circus to Yours Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
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Aren’t those some great ideas! Well can you believe that Jen has TONS more on her blog? Be sure to stop by her blog to see the rest of her darling neighbor gift ideas.

And as if the ideas of today’s neighbor gifts couldn’t get any sweeter, Jen has created some of these neighbor gifts for one of you to help ease your burden!

If you would like to win the following collection of neighbor gift tags and bags then simply leave a comment on this blog posting no later than Thursday night at 11:59pm MST. A random winner will be chosen and announced on the blog!

Thanks for stopping by again. We’ve loved sharing this Holiday season with you and your comments on the blog have been amazing. Keep it up!

Before I say goodbye, I’ll leave you with your hint for tomorrow: seeing double with a giveaway!

16 Responses to On the 5th Day of Christmas, the Kiwi Crew Gave to Me—Neighbor Gift Ideas!

  1. Ann Jobes December 7, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    That poinsettia is gorgeous!

  2. Teresa Gray December 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    These are such great ideas. Way to go.

  3. Sabrina Tomky December 6, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    How sweet :)

  4. Susan Cutrer December 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    It is so great to see such cute ideas. I always go “Why didn’t I think of that?” Guess that is why GOD made some people “craftier” than others. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Karen December 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    What cute ideas! Love the sayings on your tags.

  6. Teresa December 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    These ideas are so cute!

  7. Dorothy Gammon December 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    I love the gift tags and bags what a great idea

  8. Nancy McM December 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Very creative :)

  9. Phyllis F December 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Great Ideas!!

  10. Robin Buchholz December 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

    Wow, I love the gift tags and bags, they are so cute!

  11. Kathy December 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    these are very cool ideas!!

  12. Linda Hill December 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    Such cute ideas! Love them all!

  13. Beth Happeny December 5, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    Thank you so much I was trying to think of a way to put my Christmas goodies together and this is perfect!

  14. Cassie December 5, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    They are darling. How clever.

  15. Lori Hughes December 5, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    You have no idea how much i needed some inspiration for friends gifts!!! These bags and tags are so sweet and funny. Thank you!

    • jenniferbudge December 5, 2012 at 10:16 am #

      Yeah I personally like the funny ones. :) So Glad they gave you a little inspiration.

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