When we moved into a new home a few years ago, one of the neighbors stopped by to introduce themselves and brought with them a housewarming gift – a big tub for popcorn, filled with everything we would need for a family movie night.  It was something I will always remember because a lot of thought had gone into this gift.  It wasn't just a plant, a box of chocolates, or a bottle of wine.  It was something that we could use as a family to spend time together bonding in our new home.  It also made us feel very welcome in our new neighborhood, and we ended up spending many a night sitting in the middle of our cul-de-sac with a fire-pit bonding with our neighbors.

So I decided to put together a new neighbor gift with the same thoughts, something that would bring a family together, to bond, to spend time together, and something that would make them feel welcomed into the neighborhood.

S'mores gift pack

Sitting around a fire, toasting marshmallows, and spending time with friends and family is something that we love to do, so I wanted to share that.

This gift pack is very easy to make.   Simply place a piece of tissue paper inside a box, leaving enough hanging over the sides to fold it over your gift.   Fill a couple of small clear plastic gift bags with marshmallows, and tie them with a ribbon.  They look so much nicer than the big marshmallow bags, don't you think?  Carefully place the marshmallows, along with a couple of packets of Graham Crackers, and Hershey's chocolate into the box.  Fold the tissue paper over the top, pop the lid on, and tie with a piece of Jute cord or baker's twine. 

Neighbor gift

Hershey's are hosting a virtual summer camp HERSHEY'S CAMP BONDFIRE on their Facebook page, so head on over for loads of great ideas for entertaining, and bonding with your family and friends.


Disclosure: This post is part of my participation in the HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE campaign from The Motherhood.

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Rachael August 24, 2012 - 11:03 am

Love this! I think it would make a great gift to give our friends at the beginning of the summer!

Andrea August 24, 2012 - 12:16 pm

What wonderful idea! I love smores and know quite a few others that would love a gift like that!

Crazy Kwistin August 24, 2012 - 9:29 am

Love this, such a cute idea!!

Carolyn West August 24, 2012 - 9:40 am

This is a great idea. I don’t think I ever got a gift from a neighbor. Sad that most people don’t do that anymore.

Maribel Reyes August 24, 2012 - 12:18 pm

Super cute idea! specially with the summer winding down…

Amy August 24, 2012 - 5:40 pm

What a great idea!

IEShineOn August 24, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Great idea! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Pattie August 24, 2012 - 11:14 pm

what a great idea! Would love to give it to some of our neighbors.

Tonya Staab August 25, 2012 - 8:50 am

Thanks Amy 🙂

Tonya Staab August 25, 2012 - 9:14 am

Thank you Maribel 🙂

Tonya Staab August 25, 2012 - 9:26 am

I know Carolyn.  We've moved twice since then and nothing.

michelle r August 25, 2012 - 11:31 am

I love this, where’d you get that box?


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