Sunday, December 7, 2014

my past 3 years of neighbor gifts...


Hey everyone, hope you had a fabulous weekend, we're in full holiday mode
over here, parties, shopping and enjoying our decor, that is done ~ woo hoo! It's always a
tad hectic (actually total chaos) to get it done early, but so worth it to have it
 finished and be able to enjoy it. It motivates me to invite everyone over, we had my 
parents on Sunday to watch the Broncos and I made this delicious copycat soup
that's one of my dad's favorites ~ yum, you definitely need to try it!       

My friends are always asking me to post ideas early enough that they can use
 them, and I don't have my neighbor gifts ready to go for this year, but I thought
 you might like to steal an idea from a past year. Click on the title for the detailed post.   

You guys know it's all in the presentation, so the little details are a must! :)


Each family received a block of Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip cookie dough,
ready to bake now or freeze for cookies when the mood strikes or guests appear!   



I loved the jar resembling a beehive and also included a cute dish towel,
with the warm biscuits.



The Ikea Borby lanterns are a great useful container, I tucked in a simple DIY 
personalized Ikea dish towel and a box of their cookies. 


The 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes continues this week and up Monday is one
 of my favorite girls, Kris @ Driven by Decor, I'm betting her decor will be classic and
 sophisticated with a dose of something fun inspired by her two sweet girls!

12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes Schedule:

December 1 - Jenny @ Evolution of Style
December 2 - Amanda @ Amanda Carol Interiors
December 3 - Amanda @ Dixie Delights
December 4 - Pam @ Simple Details
December 5 - Lisa @ Shine Your Light
December 8 - Kris @ Driven by Decor


December 9 - Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
December 10 - Cyndy @ The Creativity Exchange
December 11 - Elizabeth @ Little Black Door
December 12 - Stacey @ Steward of Design
December 13 - Andrea @ Oak Ridge Revival
AND
December 16 - YOU - Link up your Christmas Home Tour

Also, more ideas and inspiration are on tap over at 11 Magnolia Lane, up
tomorrow (the 9th) for their HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
 is Sarah, the sweet, gorgeous girl behind Life on Virginia Street. 
 

Happy Monday, friends! 
How is your holiday to-do list coming along? 

12 comments:

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh those ideas are fabulous Pam!! The cookie dough one is perfect, I would love to receive that and so I think I will do that for my neighbors this week! I was going to take the easy way out and do make gifts we saw on Pinterest - a box of Ho Hos and a box of Ding Dongs with a note that says "Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from the Ding Dongs next door!", my kids think this is the most hilarious idea ever but I don't know if I can bring myself to do it! Liking your pretty ideas much better! :)

Brandi said...

Such great ideas, Pam! I always struggle with what to get our neighbors. Your ideas are very practical and I'm sure they would truly enjoy something homemade!

Dana Frieling said...

You're always such a generous friend/neighbor. I bet they look forward to your gift every year!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

You always come up with the best gifts! That homemade cookie dough is my favorite - I just love how you packaged it!

lori said...

You are so gifted! Your gifts and presentations are one of my favorite things. Still waiting for a house in your neighborhood to go on the market!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i want to be your neighbor! :)

Maryanne The Garden said...

Love the simplicity! especially the cookie dough.......and will be trying your copycat soup on guest this weekend.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

So creative and thoughtful!!!

Glamista Home said...

Thank you Pam for sharing these fab neighbor gift ideas. These would be great to gift a friend or a co-worker as well. I find them simple, yet thoughtful and warm.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

You always have the best gift ideas! Thanks for the great reminders.

Julia Konya said...

I agree with Jennifer, you have the best gift ideas ever. I want the cooke dough please!

Vel Criste said...

I wish I was your neighbor Pam! Not just for your awesome and thoughtful gifts but for the impeccable advise you'd be giving me about home decorating!!!!! I know your neighbors are so pleased with all go these, I know I will! I'm horrible at neighbor gifts, I usually just give store-bought goodies. :-(

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