Our 50 Greatest Gifts For Neighbors

If they are your best friend or just an acquaintance, we have something for every kind of neighbor.

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Red Clay Hot Sauce Pack

Courtesy of Red Clay

One of the greatest gifts you can ever receive in your life are wonderful neighbors. Having friends to say hello to on your way to the mailbox or ask for a cup of sugar when you're out makes living in the South oh-so-special. No matter how kind they are, even the dearest neighbors can be hard to shop for. Next to gifts for him, presents for our neighborhood's finest might be the hardest to track down. 

Obviously, you want to get them something that shows your appreciation for their kindness, whether you have been neighbors for months or 20 years. You see your neighbors nearly every day, so of course what you get them has to be just as thoughtful as they are. 

In a recent interview, Erin Napier shared her tips to help you shop for tokens of admiration, "Food and pantry items are great to bring people because it's not a burdensome gift," she said. In light of her advice, we've put a list together of staples we hope fit the bill from cocktail napkins and olive oil to board games and puzzles.

Jacobsen Salt Bundle

Jacobsen Salt Trio

Courtesy of Jacobsen Salt Co.

This salt bundle includes three salts that satisfy different purposes. The Kosher salt is perfect for those who like to cook, the flake sea salt was made for finishing touches and the sea salt tin is for the person who is looking to add a little more seasoning to their fast food fries on the go. Give them all to one neighbor or split up the gift to get more bang, or should we say salt, for your buck.

Price at time of publish: $30

Le Creuset Salt Crock

Salt Crock

Courtesy of Le Creuset

Love the idea of giving something you will see when you stop by their home? This salt crock is worthy of a prominent place in every kitchen.


Price at time of publish: $40

Ina Garten's Go-To Dinners

Ina Garten Go-To Dinners

Courtesy of Amazon

Ina Garten is an honorary Southerner in our minds, and who wouldn't want to get their hands on a copy of her newest book? From chocolate cupcakes to roasted vegetables, it's safe to say Ina has outdone herself.

Price at time of publish: $22

Olive Oil Duo

Brightland Olive Oil

Courtesy of Brightland

Giving the gift of olive oil is equivalent to extending an olive branch. Even if there are times during the year where you and your neighbor don't see eye-to-eye, the holidays are a time to turn a new leaf with this artisan set.

Price at time of publish: $74

Maison Boissier Mini Pates de Fruits Amanda

Maison Boissier Mini Pates de Fruits Amanda

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Candies in beautiful packaging are always great to give during the holidays. After your neighbor finishes these Italian treats, he or she can keep the tin as decoration.

Price at time of publish: $36

Leather Work Gloves

Barebones Living Classic Leather Work Gloves

Courtesy of Food52

Gardeners deserve to have a pair of good working gloves. If your neighbor has a green thumb, he or she will gladly accept this pair handmade from cowhide leather.

Price at time of publish: $22

Piecework Jigsaw Puzzle

Champagne Problems Puzzle

Courtesy of Food52

We've always loved a good puzzle, but this one is a little bit more grown up. Piecework makes a variety of fun, elevated puzzles that are perfect to bring out for neighborhood parties or just to enjoy solo. We love this one that is 500 pieces called "Champagne Problems."

Price at time of publish: $32

USB Rechargeable Lighter

USB Lighter

Courtesy of Food52

This rechargeable lighter is a gift that will keep on giving. Unlike traditional lighters, this one is flame-free which makes it safer for lighting candles. Pair this useful item with a candle to complete the gift.

Price at time of publish: $34

DUET Merry & Bright Candle

DUET Merry & Bright Candle

Courtesy of DUET

Give a gift that gives right back. DUET candle company works with the IDDeal foundation which provides jobs to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. On top of the company's good deeds, these candles come with pretty packaging.

Price at time of publish: $49

Biscuit Crackers

Biscuit Crackers

Courtesy of Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

We love little neighbor get-togethers, and these crackers from Callie's Hot Little Biscuit are the perfect addition to any gathering. Put a bow around these and add a batch of local good jam for a truly delicious treat.


Price at time of publish: $15

Cheeses of the World Sampler

Cheese of The World Sampler

Courtesy of Murray's

Transport your neighbors to a different part of the world with this cheese sampler. Including tastes from France to Spain and beyond, this sampler of six cheeses is a savory delight.

Price at time of publish: $87

Corckcicle Chillpod Cooler

Chillpod

Courtesy of Corckcicle

If you and your neighbor love spending days on the beach, cheering at your children's sports events or neighborhood potlucks, you both will enjoy this cooler. The Chillpod can hold up to 32 cans and has a built-in cutting board, so whoever gets this will be popular around the block.

Price at time of publish: $270

SCOUT Wine Tote

SCOUT Wine Tote

Courtesy of SCOUT

Pair this tote with a bottle of wine or eggnog for a stylish gift your neighbor can reuse again and again. This tote is even insulated so whatever you decide to pair it with will remain chilled and ready to serve.


Price at time of publish: $25

Seasonal Sips Latte Sampler

Copper Cow Seasonal Sips

Courtesy of Copper Cow

This pour-over Vietnamese coffee takes just 90 seconds to brew and comes with creamers that make drinks that are worthy of your local barista. With flavors like peppermint and churro, there is a taste to suit any neighbor.

Price at time of publish: $18

Marble Cheese Board With Knife Set

Cheese Board

Courtesy of Crate&Barrel

If your neighbor knows how to throw a good soirée, this cheese board will be perfect for all of their charcuterie endeavors. Marble gives the board an extra touch of elegance and the matching knives are great for a large cheese spread.

Price at time of publish: $90

King Arthur Baking Cranberry-Orange Scone Mix

Cranberry Orange Scone Mix

Courtesy of King Arthur Baking Company

Give the gift of stress-free baking. Even if your neighbor is a good cook, sometimes it's just nice to have something quick on hand. Pair this mix with a spatula or oven mitt for a complete package.

Price at time of publish: $8

Super-Absorbent Kitchen Towels Set Of 4

Kitchen Towels

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Good, thoughtful gifts aren't always the most glamorous ones. It can be hard to find a kitchen towel that can withstand our toughest messes, but these towels can take on almost anything. Wrap them up in a bow and your neighbor will remember your kindness every time they use them.

Price at time of publish: $27

Fresh Sourdough Starter and Glass Sourdough Crock Set

Sourdough Starter And Crock

Courtesy of King Arthur Baking Company

Does your neighbor need a hobby? This sourdough starter and crock set is sure to keep your friend happily occupied. Giving a gift that can turn into a talent is always fun and who knows, maybe you will get some bread in the process.

Price at time of publish: $43

Whiskey Making Kit

Whiskey Making Kit

Courtesy of uncommon goods

Southerners love to make our own things, from baked goods to apple cider, so why not make your own whiskey? This little kit has almost everything you need to whip up unique versions of your favorite drink.

Price at time of publish: $60

Box Of Pears

Harry & David Pears

Courtesy of Harry & David

Pears are the star ingredient behind many of our favorite dishes, but these sweet fruits make a delicious holiday dessert on their own. Treat a fruit-loving neighbor to this box of nine, and they can decide the best way to enjoy them.

Price at time of publish: $45

Moose Munch Tin

Moose Munch Tin

Courtesy of Harry & David

Two words: gourmet popcorn. This tin comes with six packs of this luxurious snack, so you can break up the tin and give these bags of goodness to more than one neighbor if you need!

Price at time of publish: $65

Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices

Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices

Courtesy of WIlliams Sonoma

Warm your neighbor's heart with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, allspice and orange. Tell your next-door friend to simmer the spices with cider or red wine. The welcoming aroma will fill her entire home.

Price at time of publish: $17

Beach Crunch

Taste Beach Crunch

Courtesy of Taste

If you have ever been to Virginia Beach, you have been to Taste Unlimited. They have a huge selection of gifts that simply go above and beyond. This cocktail mix called Beach Crunch is the perfect combination of sweetness and spice. There is a possibility that your neighbor will eat the entire can in one sitting.

Price at time of publish: $14

Dolly Parton Mugs, Set of 2

Dolly Parton Mugs

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Southern souls are intricately intertwined with the wisdom of Dolly Parton. She always knows exactly what to say and reminds us that we are all special. Give your neighbor a daily dose of Dolly with these adorable mugs.

Price at time of publish: $34

Red Clay Hot Sauce Pack

Red Clay Hot Sauce Pack

Courtesy of Red Clay

Flavor can be delivered in many forms, but one of our favorite ways is through locally made condiments. We love so many kinds of Southern hot sauces, but South Carolina's Red Clay truly brings the heat.

Price at time of publish: $34

Neighbor Ornament

Neighbors Ornament

Courtesy of Amazon

We'd all be better off to remember that we're "neighbors by chance and friends by choice." When they put this on their tree every year, they will think of you.

Price at time of publish: $10

Caspari Le Jardin De Mysore Cocktail Napkins

Caspari Napkins

Courtesy of Amazon

Pretty paper napkins are a way to show a little bit of personality when you host. This variety from Caspari is perfect for a party animal. Your neighbor will use these year-round for their favorite cocktails and appetizers.

Price at time of publish: $22

Thymes Frasier Fir

Thymes Frasier Fir

Courtesy of Amazon

This classic scent makes our homes smell like a chilly winter day and we absolutely love it. After the candle has burned, your neighbor can keep and repurpose the fir-decorated glass.

Price at time of publish: $34

Sweet Santa Trio

Sweet Santa Trio

Courtesy of Beautiful Briny Sea

We're suckers for cute packaging and a thoughtful presentation. Add a little extra seasoning to your neighbors holiday season with these sugars and salt that you can sprinkle on almost anything.

Price at time of publish: $35

Nail Polish Set

Londontown x Anthropologie Exclusive Twinkling Lights Mini Gift Set

Courtesy of Anthropologie

A little pampering never hurt anyone! With five nail polishes in this set, your neighbors can change their nails to fit every mood!

Price at time of publish: $27

Vintage Bookshelf Edition Monopoly Game

Vintage Bookshelf Edition Monopoly Game

Courtesy of Anthropology

Your neighbor will feel like they bought Pennsylvania Avenue with this fancy version of Monopoly. This classic game fits stylishly onto a bookshelf, so it doesn't take up too much space.

Price at time of publish: $48

The Master Planner

CGD London The Master Plan

Courtesy of CGD London

This agenda will help your neighbor schedule your walks, teas and other meetings with ease. It is always nice to feel like you have your life together and this book will help your neighbor do just that!

Price at time of publish: $20

Hand Sanitizer Travel Kit

Hand Sanitizer Travel Kit

Courtesy of Touchland

Give the gift of clean hands for wherever your neighbor goes. This little pouch makes hand sanitizer easy to find for after trips to the grocery store and morning walks with the dogs.

Price at time of publish: $27

Hand Embroidered Lavender Sachet Bag

Lavender Sachets

Courtesy of Amazon

It is always thoughtful to give the gift of relaxation to your neighbors. These lavender sachets smell amazing and are beautifully embroidered so they can be displayed proudly in the home.

Price at time of publish: $18

Lost and Found Labels

Lost and Found labels

Courtesy of tile

If your neighbor is always coming over and asking if you have seen something they lost, your next-door friend might be in need of these lost and found labels. Your neighbor can scan the labels through an app on their phone.

Price at time of publish: $15

Personalized Platter

Neighbor Platter

Courtesy of Etsy

This platter is a lovely option if you loved the saying on the ornament featured above, but are looking for a bit of a grander gesture. You can even personalize the gift with their address.

Price at time of publish: $39

Personalized Cookie Stamp

Personalized Cookie Stamp

Courtesy of Etsy

Everyone in the neighborhood will know who's the best baker on the block thanks to this cookie stamp. If you love your neighbor's baked goods, this is a great way to say thank you as well inspire them to keep the cookies coming.

Price at time of publish: $24

El Guapo Cocktail Mixers

El Guapo Craft Cocktail Mixers

Courtesy of El Guapo

A little bit of bitters shared between neighbors are usually not seen as a good thing, but this bar cart-ready gift is a very different story.

Price at time of publish: $25

Pocket Pie Press

Pocket Pie Press

Courtesy of Nordicware

Personal pies are simply perfection, and so is this little pie press. Your neighbors can personalize their baked goods with sweet or savory fillings.

Price at time of publish: $9

Batch Game Night Gift Bundle

Batch Game Night Box

Courtesy of Batch

Who doesn't love a good game night with friends? With this box of goodies, your neighbor will be set for fun gatherings galore! Complete with candy, a game set and playing cards, all they'll need is a designated place to play.

Price at time of publish: $77

Happy Holidays Amaryllis & Tulip Bulb Garden

Happy Holidays Amaryllis & Tulip Bulb Garden

Courtesy of FTD flowers

Flowers are always a good idea, and this amaryllis and tulip bulb garden is particularly lovely and will fit the style of most any home. The white and red also make this a festive garden that can be enjoyed throughout the winter months.

Price at time of publish: $55

Ceramic Mixing Bowls

Great Jones mixing bowls

Courtesy of Great Jones

If you and your neighbor like to "stir the pot" of gossip from time to time, they might appreciate these ceramic mixing bowls. Perfect for putting together big meals for the holidays or serving up snacks, this set will become a favorite topic of conversation.

Price at time of publish: $60

7-Layer Caramel Cake

7-Layer Caramel Cake

Courtesy of Caroline's Cakes

Every Southerner loves a good caramel cake, but sometimes we just don't have the time or energy to make one. This cake is a precious gift that will help your neighbor reduce their kitchen time during any big event.

Price at time of publish: $70

First Leaf Wine Bundle

Firstleaf Wine Bundle

Courtesy of Firstleaf

Buying a bottle of wine for someone else isn't always easy, so why not have a service pick out bottles of the good stuff for you? Firstleaf Wine Club picks the varieties for you, and helps you simplify your list of holiday gifts.

Price at time of publish: $60

Estelle Colored Glass Stemless Wine Glasses

Estelle Stemless Wine Glasses

Courtesy of Estelle Colored Glass

Need some glasses to pair with your neighbor's favorite bottle of wine? These South Carolina-designed glasses come in a variety of colors and are sure to become a staple in any glassware rotation.

Price at time of publish: $75

Honey+Hank Gift Set

Honey+Hank Hostess Gift Set

Courtesy of Honey+Hank

Perfect for the neighbor who loves to host guests for margarita night, this sweet set includes a tea towel and a matching embroidered guest towel.

Price at time of publish: $44

Movie Night Popcorn Pack

Movie Night Popcorn Set

Courtesy of Amazon

If you and your neighbors love to sit down and watch Southern movies together, you might as well enjoy a good bowl of popcorn to go along with it. This set has all the fixin's to make batches inspired by your favorite flavors.

Price at time of publish: $21

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares Gift Bag

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares

Courtesy of Ghirardelli Chocolate

Let's face it, everyone loves chocolate, and if nothing else on our list catches your eye, this might just be the way to go. This adorably packaged gift bag has 80 squares of candy, so it should last until Valentine's at least.

Price at time of publish: $30

Southern Living Wreath

Southern Living Wreath

Courtesy of Dillards

Looking for ways to spread a little extra cheer across the neighborhood this holiday season? This colorful wreath is sure to get your neighbor in the holiday spirit.

Price at time of publish: $120

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

Courtesy of Amazon

Start this next chapter of your friendship off on a positive note by gifting the Amazon Kindle. Now, your neighbor can read all of those books you've talked about for ages. Maybe you two can even start a book club.

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