We recently moved into a new neighborhood and were the first house to close so as neighbors are closing and moving in, I'm making little gift baskets to drop off for them. I'm doing a simple bottle of Thieves cleaner (already made), a dish towel, potted plant (the ones I ordered hadn't arrived yet so I found faux at target!) and homemade chocolate chip cookies in a cute bin or basket from Target.

So far, neighbors are loving them so here's the breakdown on what to buy to gift!

  • Thieves label download: http://bit.ly/2N6ft4l
  • Waterproof label paper to print: https://bit.ly/2OEM41m
  • Dish towels: https://bit.ly/37opZdW
  • Succulents: https://bit.ly/2Zp2EnY
  • Amber bottles: https://bit.ly/3dmFRBr

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup cold, salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Beat together butter and sugars until combined. Add egg, egg yolk and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in separate bowl and stir into butter mixture until fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir together, roll all dough into 8 equal sized balls (a little bigger than a golf ball). Stack 2 cookie sheets so you don't burn the bottoms, bake at 400 for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 30 mins then enjoy!

I hope you love this idea and can welcome some new neighbors to your neighborhood doing the same thing.