Spreading Some Holiday Cheer
Neighbor gifts. Let’s discuss…
Do you give them out around the holidays? Some years I have and some years I haven’t. It usually depends on how much money we have in the bank account that Christmas. Because when you have a lot of neighbors like I do, even cookies start to add up. Have you seen the price of butter lately?
So this year, I’m handing out a bag of spices for neighbors to make mulled cider or wine (thanks to my sister in law Amanda for the idea!). I bought the muslin and spices, so there’s no turning back now. I figured it’s something I can do in bulk and is just a little treat. I have a recipe here if you want to check it out.
There are two things I worry about with gifting neighbors: 1. I don’t want people to feel awkward by going too overboard. That’s why I thought the spices would be good—something small and because I bought in bulk, inexpensive. And 2. I definitely don’t want people to feel obligated to gift back.
What about you? Any tips or ideas for making neighborly gifting easy?