Stove-top potpourri kits. Cute neighbor gift idea: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg. Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."
Give frozen homemade cookie dough instead of overloading with already made goodies...that way they can enjoy whenever. Attach a greeting card with baking instructions. -- so smart! good for holidays or even for families with new babies.