gift guide 2018: best gifts for neighbors
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They let out your dog, watch the house when you’re away, and shovel your sidewalk the moment snow starts to fall. Here are the best ways to to say you love thy neighbor.

Strike It Outdoor Game, $37.49 at Target


Your kids are already BFFs, so gift the family next door a yard game that you can all play together, and try not to acknowledge that it’s really a gift for your family, too.See It

Hello Goodbye Door Mat, $9.09 at Target (originally $12.99)

Hello Goodbye doormat


Give your neighbor a gift they wouldn’t think to buy for themselves. Also, they’ll think of you every time they leave the house.See It

Chocolate Sables, $11.00 at Mouth

For the neighbor who brought you a batch of homemade cookies on the day you moved into the neighborhood, return the favor with a sweet treat that you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen baking yourself.See It

Traveling Neighborhood Giving Plate, $20.73 on Amazon

Traveling Neighborhood Giving Plate


Still pissed you never got your casserole dish back from Carol? Give her this plate that’s meant to be handed off to a new neighbor when they move in, then passed on to the next newbie neighbor on the block. (Then kindly remind her about that casserole dish.)See It

Lord Hobo Boom Sauce IPA, $5.04 – 34.99 at Drizly

Lord Hobo Boom Sauce IPA

Lord Hobo Brewing Co.

A pack of brewskis is the perfect way to thank your neighbor who always fires up the grill and invites everyone over on game day.See It

RunLocker Subscription Box, $44.95 per month at Cratejoy


This subscription box will fulfill the marathon runner down the block’s need for speed. Every month they’ll get a pre and post run snack and other cool gear to help them out there on the course. (The course being your neighborhood.)See It

Herb Garden Kit, $21.99 on Amazon (originally $29.99)


For the neighbor who has the most enviable garden on the street, give them a boost on next season’s harvest with a Sow & Grow seed starter kit. It comes with everything they’ll need to grow—thyme, basil, cilantro, parsley, and sage—and when you run out of herbs you can always just hit this house up instead of the grocery store.See It

Monopoly Game: Rustic Series Edition, $38.99 at Target


The couple who always hosts game night is about to get an upgrade to their Monopoly board with this version that comes in a chic wooden box and includes wooden dice, houses, and hotels for an on-the-farm feel.See It

Emile Henry Butter Pot, $39.95 at Sur La Table

Sur la table

It’s one of those I-didn’t-know-I-needed-this-and-now-I-can’t-live-without-it gifts. This keeps a whole stick of butter fresh without refrigeration for up to 30 days. And it looks good too.See It

Stalwart Hide a Key Set, 3 pieces for $8.38 on Amazon


It’s two gifts in one: a thermometer (plus a fake sprinkler head and rock), and a place to stash keys (for when you need to go to a neighbor’s house to let out their dog).See It

Roku Streaming Stick, $59.99 at Target


They’ve come over a billion times to watch the Super Bowl and the Oscars. Now they can stream in their own home in case you feel like critiquing the red carpet dresses solo.See It

For more great gift ideas, see our Gourmet Food and Drink Gift Guide, and our Best Kitchen Gadgets, Tools, and Appliances Gift Guide.

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Julie Vadnal is a writer and founder of the newsletter JULES. Her work has appeared in Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, Glamour, and Real Simple. Follow her on Instagram at @julievadnal.
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