Frugal Neighbor Gift Idea

Frugal Neighbor Gift Idea

Are you an after-Christmas clearance shopper? I am. I don’t go the day right after, because I don’t love waiting in line for ten hours, but I usually go within a couple days after. The stores put all the Christmas decor and treats on clearance and that’s when I buy that stuff. My MIL gave me this idea, of buying a bunch of one ornament on clearance after Christmas, then giving them as neighbor gifts the next year. I think these gold snowflake ornaments were in packs of 10 for 50 cents!

use clearance ornaments as neighbor gifts

I took the ornaments and attached each of them to a simple handmade card. All I did was poke a small hole in the card, just big enough to fit the string through, then I tied a little knot in the back to keep it in place.

attach an ornament to a christmas card

I also got these cute little stocking ornaments from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago, 6 for $2, and if you’re scrambling for a neighbor gift for this year, and can’t wait til after Christmas clearance these would be a cheap option!


I like this as a simple neighbor gift because, as much as I love to bake and receive delicious baked treats at Christmas time, it’s sometimes fun to switch it up! A non-edible gift is good too!


I designed the striped paper myself, so of course I’ll share it. You can download it here to make cards with or whatever!

If you like this post, check out these adorable free printable gift tags, or this fudge-filled cookie cutter neighbor gift!

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    Inner Loop Adventures

    What a cool idea for cards! Clean and simple is my favorite look, and this just adds another fun element that can be reused!


    Sarah, your MIL loves you