Many merry neighbor Christmas gift ideas

Published: Thursday, Nov. 16 2006 12:00 a.m. MST

PLEASANT GROVE — Suzanne Price and her daughter Lori Swendsen have collected clever ideas for easy-to-do, inexpensive neighbor gifts for years, and they share those ideas in Macey's Little Theatre gathering. Here are a few:

Christmas balloon bouquet — "Uplifting" wishes for a fun-filled holiday!

Bag of mini carrots and veggie dip — We know you are 24 "carrot" neighbors! What a treasure! Have a happy holiday!

Set of measuring spoons and cups — Wishing you joy beyond "measure" this holiday season.

Bag of pistachios or peanuts in shells — Don't go "nuts" this Christmas! From your "nutty" neighbors.

Fresh grapes — A "bunchful" of wishes for a "grape" holiday!

Christmas paper plates, napkins, cups and plastic utensils — A bit of "disposable" Christmas cheer! What could be better? No dishes, my dear!

Bolt of Christmas ribbon — This simple gift is meant to help you "tie" up those loose ends this Christmas season!

Bag of ice melter and scoop — "Scoop" up a safe and fun holiday season!

Christmas ornament — Twinkle, twinkle, sparkled, shine, this ornament comes just in time! Merry Christmas!

Jolly Rancher soft chews — We "chews" to wish you a "jolly" holiday season!

Eggo Waffles and syrup — For a "quick-o" breakfast that will be just fine, when running late this holiday time! Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Mittens (fill with tape, scissors, tags and pen) — Let us "lend" you a "hand" this Christmas season!

Cheese Nips — We're going to "nip" it in the bud and wish you "cheesey" holiday wishes!

Frozen lasagna — "What's for dinner?" During the holidays we hear this a lot, just heat this lasagna until it is hot!

Apples and caramel dip — To a most "a-peel-ing" family. "Dip" into a very happy holiday season!

Animal Crackers or Teddy Grahams — This neighborhood would be a "zoo" without you! Merry Christmas to a "beary" "grrreat" neighbor!

Big candy bar or candy cane —"Enormous" Christmas wishes to you!

7UP — There's "seven" reasons why you are "up" on our list of favorites! Merry Christmas (list seven reasons).

Christmas plates — Hoping you'll "arrange" to have a wonderful Christmas this year with a "plateful" of fun!

Bag of salad and dressing — "Tossing" out a wonderful Christmas wish to you and yours all "dressed" up with Christmas cheer!

Snowman — There's "snow" better folks than you! Merry Christmas!

Christmas potholders — "Hot" holiday wishes for you! Happy holidays!

Magic Markers — Friends are the "magic" of Christmas!

Christmas cookie cutter — "Cutting" out a perfect Christmas wish for you!

Bouquet of flowers or cookies — We're sending a "bouquet" of Christmas wishes your way!

Winter scarf — Hoping your Christmas is "wrapped" up in fun! "Warm" winter wishes to everyone!

Note cards or Post-It-Notes — Take "note!" We're thinking of you this holiday season!

Christmas towel — Sending "clean" and "sparkling" Christmas wishes your way!

Snack mix — Here is a "mix" of holiday wishes for you! (or) May your holidays be "Chextra" special!

Bag of potatoes with tasty recipes — Hey, "spuds!" We think you're awesome! Merry Christmas!

Symphony candy bars — Just a "note" of "sweet" Christmas tidings!

Package of pens — Whenever you need them, they're never around, so here is a supply ... 'cuz you're Christmas bound!

Toaster Struedel or English muffins — May your holidays be warm and "toasty" Merry Christmas!

Santa — Just be "Claus" we think you're neat! Merry Christmas!

Starbursts — We are "bursting" with wishes for you to have a "starry" bright Christmas!

Baked item — It's a Christmas miracle ... I baked! Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours!

Frozen item — You're the "brrr-y" best!

Cream of Weber Chug chocolate milk (individual or six-pack) — "Chug" a lug of Christmas cheer, Santa Claus will soon be here. Just warm one in the microwave, to have hot chocolate you'll surely crave! (You could attach a bag of marshmallows.)

Rhodes frozen cinnamon or orange rolls — "Rise" to the occasion and celebrate the holidays in a "tasty" way.

Pepperidge Farm cookies — Homemade cookies would be so fine, but these are so much better than mine! Merry Christmas!

Bagels and cream cheese — "Spreading" a little Christmas "shmear" to our friends who are so dear!

Package of Milky Way reindeer — For won-"deer"-full friends from the whole herd!

Poinsettia — Our friendship is forever "blooming." Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season!

Oven mitt — For a "warm" hand of friendship just as you've given me, and the wish for a joyous season with love aplenty under the tree!

Scented pinecones or candle — Have a "scent"-sational Christmas.

Roll of wrapping paper — "Wrap" yourself up in a wonderful holiday season!

Ice cream roll or frozen drink concentrate — Happy "freezin'" season! Have a happy holiday!

Mint M&M's — These are "mint" to wish you a "magical" and "merry" Christmas.

Ritz snowflake crackers and a can of cheese — Have a "ritzy" Christmas season and "spread" around the joy!

Jello Mousse Mix — Merry "Chris-mousse" to you!

Pancake mix and syrup —We're "pouring out" Christmas wishes and hoping you have a Christmas to "flip over!"

Bounty paper towels — This season may the "absorbing" spirit of Christ "blot" out your problems, "soak up" your sorrows, and "wipe" away your difficulties and may the new year bring you "bounteous" blessings all the year through!

Car scraper and brush — May you be free from life's "scrapes" and shoves and "see more clearly." May life's problems just "brush" away. We wish you a happy holiday.

Soup mix — We wish you a wonderful holiday "simmering" gently with love!

Bean soup mix — You've "bean" such good neighbors!

Christmas taffy — We're "pulling" for you to have a very merry Christmas!

Christmas Rolos — "Rolo-long" with a holiday song, spreading good cheer at the time of year!

Werthers Original Butter Candies — "Original" Christmas greeting for no "butter" friends around.

Reeses Peanut Butter Cups — There are so many "Reeses" why we like you!

Fritos Scoops and bean dip — Here is the "scoop" for "bean" so nice. "Dip" into a fun holiday!

Flashlight — We love how you "light up" our lives. We've come to depend on your "glow." Here's a "flashlight" to store, so you'll always be sure to create "light" wherever you go!

Batteries — "'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa was worried, he had an emergnecy. Boy was he flurried! The power was off, and his flashlight was dead. He didn't buy "batteries" when Mrs. Santa said. We don't want you in a similiar plight, so we give you "batteries" to "lighten" your night! Merry Christmas to you. May you walk in the "light"!

Townhouse crackers and cheeseball — From "our house" to "your house" with love. We hope you have a "ball" this Christmas!

Frozen or refrigerated turnovers — The holidays are wrapping up, there is still one thing we want to do. We couldn't go another day without this holiday wish for you. May the new hear "turn over" with health, wealth and happiness, too!