Danielle’s Design Scoop — Super-Easy Ways to Spread Holiday Cheer

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Don’t forget your neighbors this Christmas! The connections you keep with the ones who share your street are at the heart of what it means to be in community – and there’s no better time of year to show them how much you care! Here are some great ideas for DIY gifts that won’t break the bank, while still being thoughtful and fun to give:

Stove Top Potpourri

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Give sweet scents of the season with this easy DIY stove-top potpourri! Just fill a small cellophane bag with 1 orange, 1 whole nutmeg, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 2 teaspoons whole cloves. Tie with a bit of ribbon, and add a fun, colorful tag, for a gift any neighbor will adore. Click here to download a free printable tag courtesy of becomingmartha.com.

Do the Dishes

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When time is short during the holidays, who wouldn’t appreciate some practical convenience? Just attach a colorful homemade tag to a package of disposable dinnerware, and you’ve got a fun and helpful gift for your friends next door! Click here to download a free printable tag courtesy of craftychicks.com.

Spread Cheer, Not Germs

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In this season of sniffles and coughs, any family would appreciate a little extra help with keeping germs at bay – and these cute Christmas giveaways make it easy!  Just attach a fun printable label to a pretty bottle of hand soap, and you’ve got a practical gift that your neighbors will love. Click here to download a free printable tag, courtesy of craftsredesigned.blogspot.com.

This holiday season is a great time to reach out to those terrific neighbors who are (literally!) by your side! Take advantage of these quick and easy gift ideas, and spread some cheer on your street!


Danielle is a design expert at the Coleman Homes Design Gallery, where she loves helping home buyers personalize their dream homes. To find out more about Danielle or creating your own dream space, schedule a Design Gallery tour!