30 Quick and Easy Neighbor Gift Ideas and Reindeer Bait Snack Mix Recipe

Hey friends I’m excited to announce that I have teamed up with 29 crazy talented and creative bloggers to share some awesome neighbor gift ideas. Be sure to check out all the fun quick and easy neighbor gift ideas below and visit everyone’s blogs for more details.


For my contribution to the neighbor gift fun I made a SUPER easy and cute treat! I call it Reindeer Bait and it’s easy enough that you can get the kiddos involved in whipping up a batch!

Reindeer Bait Snack Mix Recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Reindeer Bait Snack Mix Recipe


  • Flat Pretzels
  • White Chocolate or White Candy Melts
  • Crisco
  • Red, White and Green Sprinkles
  • Mini Candy Canes

Melt the chocolate/candy melts with a small amount of crisco in the microwave. I do about 1 C of melts to 1 tsp crisco. Zap for 30 seconds then stir and then zap/stir in increments of 10 seconds until the melts are 80% melted. At that point you just want to stir until they all melt or else you run the risk of scorching them. Then just dip an edge of the pretzel in and while the candy is still wet lay on some wax paper and shake on the sprinkles. I like to line a jellyroll pan with wax paper to minimize the amount of stray sprinkles.

Super cute and easy Christmas snack mix - Rae Gun Ramblings

Add a few mini candy canes throw it in a cute box or bag tie it with a bow and you’ve got a quick and easy neighbor gift, or treat if you’re entertaining! Now don’t forget about all the other awesome neighbor gift ideas from my blogger friends!

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

 Our Thrifty Ideas – Soda Tags Neighbor Gift | Dessert Now Dinner Later – Muddy Buddy Popcorn | Pretty Providence – Treat Pops | Blooming Homestead – Cookie Decorating Kit

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

 Frenchi Wraps – Yummy Bars | Yesterday on Tuesday – Cookie Mix | The Happy Scraps – Homemade treat packaging | Over The Big Moon – Pepper Jelly

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

Just Us Four – Paleo Pumpkin Granola w/ Tag  | Wait Til Your Father Gets Home – Rudolph Ornament | Happiness Is Homemade – Holiday Cookie Dough Tag | Cupcake Diaries – Twizzlers Holiday Tag

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

One Artsy Mama – Crochet Gift Card Pouch | Reasons to Skip the Housework – Hot Cocoa Set | Made to Be a Mama – Dishes Gift Set | Lets Eat Grandpa – Easy to Sew Pot Holder

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

 Dukes and Duchesses – Home for the Holidays Cocoa Gift | See Vanessa Craft – Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar Scrub | Carissa Miss – For Your Mistletoes | Occasionally Crafty – Salsa Neighbor Gift

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

 Simply Designing – Mulling Spices | Domestically Speaking – Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie + Printable | Creations By Kara – Christmas Bread Wrapper | Frog Prince Paperie – Luminary Kit | Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke – The Gift of Dishes

Neighbor Gift Ideas for Christmas time

 Giggles Galore – Homemade Vanilla | One Krieger Chick – Playdough in a Jar | Food Folks and Fun – DIY Coasters Gift Set | My Craftily Ever After – Printable Neighbor Gift Bags | Rae Gun Ramblings – Neighbor Gift Treat


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  1. I’ve never had flat pretzels before, but this looks so yummy. What a fun idea.

  2. These look so festive and yummy! Where do you get the flat pretzels? I’ve never seen them before.

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