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Old 11-23-2015, 01:55 AM
 
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We moved to a new neighborhood last year. Last Christmas, two of our neighbors gave us gifts, which was a nice surprise, as we didn't (and still don't) really know them. One gave us baked goods (which I sent to work with my husband) and the other some homemade Christmas-y potpourri.
I threw some brownies together, packaged them nicely, and gave them those in return.

I'd like to be more prepared this year, in case it happens again.
What are some nice, non-food gifts to give families with young kids?
I don't want to give baked goods again.

Thanks.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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We moved to a new neighborhood last year. Last Christmas, two of our neighbors gave us gifts, which was a nice surprise, as we didn't (and still don't) really know them. One gave us baked goods (which I sent to work with my husband) and the other some homemade Christmas-y potpourri.
I threw some brownies together, packaged them nicely, and gave them those in return.

I'd like to be more prepared this year, in case it happens again.
What are some nice, non-food gifts to give families with young kids?
I don't want to give baked goods again.

Thanks.

Board games
Jigsaw puzzles
Movie passes
Christmas ornaments
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:47 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Anything that will bring them together. Also depends on your budget:
season passes (zoo, museum, aquarium, amusement park, movie theater, etc), jigsaw puzzles/ trivia games designed for families, gift certificate to a book store or photo website, photo frames, a portrait session with a photographer, DVD with family friendly movies, gaming system like Wii, Xbox or Play Station, lawn games like lawn darts, croquet, badminton...
You can donate your time ( like offer # of nights you are willing to baby-sit the kids), or a "date" afternoon with each child or both (doing something fun)...

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Old 11-23-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Board games
Jigsaw puzzles
Movie passes
Christmas ornaments
I'd be cautious on the Christmas ornament unless you know if they have a 'theme' tree and what it is. Some people can be pretty obsessive with their themes.
Personally I love food type gifts, though they needn't be baked goods. Fancy soup mixes or mulling spices or an assorment of teas, hot chocolates, or fancy candies from the candy 'shoppe' -> http://www.laurelwoodmemphis.com/ass...choc_house.jpg
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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We gave gift cards to the local very popular steakhouse, neighbors couldn't thank us enough.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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some good jam or jelly or maple syrup from vermont also I love the really good honey.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Buy a bunch of flashlights on line and keep the nice ones for yourself. Give the rest away as gifts.
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:52 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Hmm...how about a couple of bottles of some nice wine, whiskey etc along with anything else you give. That would make me very happy.
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Old 12-01-2015, 03:23 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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We moved to a new neighborhood last year. Last Christmas, two of our neighbors gave us gifts, which was a nice surprise, as we didn't (and still don't) really know them. One gave us baked goods (which I sent to work with my husband) and the other some homemade Christmas-y potpourri.
I threw some brownies together, packaged them nicely, and gave them those in return.

I'd like to be more prepared this year, in case it happens again.
What are some nice, non-food gifts to give families with young kids?
I don't want to give baked goods again.

Thanks.
Hey, According to me you could Give them the gift that keeps on giving, hour after hour something like Christmas tree or Wall clock, Toothpaste Tube Wringer, ressure Cooker/Slow Cooker, Staple-less Staplers or Any Electronic appliance that could be used in routine life, Electronic Gift might be costly, but you could get them from Black Friday or Cyber Monday else you could get discount code for your desired shopping, it may make your gift shopping very cheap rate.

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