Thanksgiving is over, but Christmas is right around the corner! This time of year is great, it seems like there is a lot more joy and giving to everyone in your life: friends, family, even neighbors. Many people drop off Christmas cookies to their neighbors to spread the holiday cheer. It's so nice, but it becomes really hard to eat healthy with all of the cookies and fudge and other treats around the house. No wonder the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds during the holiday season!!
If you haven’t dropped off neighbor gifts yet or need a cute idea for your kid’s teacher, here are some really cute ideas for you that won’t expand the waistline! Or, you can enjoy them yourself and share with your family.
1. Raw Peppermint Bites
Made with almonds, dates, and peppermint extract, this is the perfect holiday treat! You may need to make another batch because you’ll want to keep some for yourself.
Photo and Recipe: Clean Eating Kitchen
2. Clementine Wreath
Oranges may not scream holiday cheer to some people, but other people have them every year during Christmastime. This gift is simple and easy while also being healthy and delicious.
Photo and Directions: Omiyage Blogs
3. Spread Cheer Not Germs
Not all Christmas gifts need to be food, here is a great idea with a cute printable! And there are a lot of amazing holiday scents that make washing your hands even more magical.
Photo and Printable: Lil’ Luna
4. Friendship Soup in a Jar
This gift saves your friends from trying to decide what is for dinner- what a time saver! This cute recipe in a jar is filling and really good!
Photo and Recipe: OhMy-Creative
5. Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Bites
Sometimes you gotta have something that will satisfy a craving, and these bites will do the trick. And look how beautiful they are!
Photo and Recipe: Your HomeBased Mom
6. Potpourri in a Jar
It will instantly feel like Christmas when you combine all of the amazing scents into one jar. This is a quick and easy gift that you can give to all of your friends and neighbors, and keep one for yourself to make your home smell amazing.
Photo and Instructions: Scratch Mommy
7. Cranberry Almond Granola
This granola tastes and smells amazing, your neighbors will love you when you give them this gift.
Photo and Recipe: Super Healthy Kids
8. Rib Rub Recipe
This is the perfect gift to give a guy that has everything! When you give this, you’ll increase your chances of being invited over for dinner for BBQ- score!
Photo and Recipe: Busy Being Jennifer
9. Homemade Vanilla
This has got to be one of the best gifts to give your neighbors, it makes all baking that they do even better! It’s also super easy to make in bulk if you have lots of people that you are wanting to show some love and holiday good cheer.
Photo and Recipe: Our Best Bites
Anna & Elisha