Your neighbors help you out in a pinch, your children's teacher put up with the little ones all day and your family and friends are always there for you -- they deserve a special gift this holiday season. Even if you can't spend a lot on a present, you can make the package more fun by adding a tag with a clever saying on it related to the gift or the season.
For a budget-friendly, personal gift, bake a variety of treats for your neighbors and friends. If you are a talented bread-maker, attach a tag to your favorite loaf that says, "Here's something to enjoy while loafing around this holiday season," or "Any way you slice it, you're the best." If you prefer to make a cake, use a bundt pan and add the saying, "You're nothing bundt fabulous." For those who aren't bakers, give a bottle of sparkling wine with the gift tag "Just popping by to wish you a sparkling season."
Give the gift of relaxation and good hygiene this holiday season. Wrap up some scented hand soap or shower gel and attached a gift tag that says, "Wishing you a peace, joy and hope/soap," or "We 'wash' you a Merry Christmas." For a bigger gift, place a variety of bath items, such as bubble bath, a candle and a loofah, in a basket and attach a tag that says, "The holidays can be a strain on our body and brain, so when you feel stressed, a hot bath is best, it truly will help keep you sane."
If your loved one is interested in decorating her house, give her a new piece of home decor or some home repair tools. If you decide to gift her a new lamp or candle, tag it with "May your days be happy, your heart be light, your Christmas merry and the New Year bright." Another gift tag option for candles, along with a book of matches, is "No one matches you as neighbors;" though you can update it to say "friends," "teachers" or "siblings."
Celebrate the season by offering up a Christmas- or winter-themed gift. For a snowman- or snowflake-themed gift, such as a piece of home decor or a Christmas tree ornament, add the note, "There's 'snow' better friends than you." For a practical gift, bring over a gift basket of wrapping paper, scissors and tape with the tag, "Cutting out a perfect Christmas wish for you."