Jason Olson, Deseret Morning News
Above are some of the suggestions for neighbor Christmas gifts presented during a class at Macey's Little Theatre in Pleasant Grove.
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.
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!
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!
(fill with tape, scissors, tags and pen) Let us "lend" you a "hand" this Christmas season!
We're going to "nip" it in the bud and wish you "cheesey" holiday wishes!
"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!
There's "seven" reasons why you are "up" on our list of favorites! Merry Christmas (list seven reasons).
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!
There's "snow" better folks than you! Merry Christmas!
"Hot" holiday wishes for you! Happy holidays!
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!
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!
Sending "clean" and "sparkling" Christmas wishes your way!
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!
Just be "Claus" we think you're neat! Merry Christmas!
We are "bursting" with wishes for you to have a "starry" bright Christmas!
It's a Christmas miracle ... I baked! Warm Christmas wishes to you and yours!
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!
Our friendship is forever "blooming." Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season!
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!
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.
We wish you a wonderful holiday "simmering" gently with love!
Bean soup mix
You've "bean" such good neighbors!
We're "pulling" for you to have a very merry Christmas!
"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!
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!
"'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!