Sunday, January 13, 2008

neighbor gifts

Since I've been married and lived in Utah, I've started to hear this phrase that I've never been familiar with: neighbor gifts. Growing up we gave gifts to our neighbors and friends in the ward (usually Mom's amazing toffee), but I never recall the term "neighbor gifts." Perhaps its a Utah Mormon thing?

Anyway, its a pretty big deal around here--our neighbors pull out all the stops and December is full of treats, homemade goodies, handmade gifts and ornaments, etc. I have always wanted to give toffee like my mom did, but I've never been able to dedicate that much time to cooking toffee. This year Jayson suggested something different:

Little 12 ounce bottles of special sauce. They were adorable. Don't you wish you were our neighbor???


buttercup said...

If I can voice my opinion on the matter, as AMAZING as your mom's toffee may be, you should definitely make YOUR thing be the special sauce! We loved it soo much--sampled it on every meat and other food item we could think of. It was a "special" treat indeed!

Suzeeduzee said...

I am coming out of lurkdom....I actually am a neighbor! (somewhat) I am on 9th east. And have to say I love your blog and that does look like a great neighbors gift!

janae said...

Yeah, I had never heard the phrase 'neighbor gifts' until this year. Maybe its a Springville/Spanish Fork thing? Anyway, YES I wish I were your neighbor! :)

austinamasandra said...

I belive in the post I'll be expecting some neigborly love!

SharTrevHarp said...


Neighbor confession: I live in a duplex & I have no idea who our neighbors are.

shannon said...

Can I PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE be your neighbor?!?!?!?!?
J-do you want some golf balls in exchange for one of those 12 oz beauties?!?!?!?
I'm DEAD SERIOUS by the way.