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Are you looking for the best consumable gifts?
In this article, you can find a list of 85 awesome ideas. That type of clutter-free gifts is fantastic for minimalists, eco-enthusiasts, last-moment gifts & people you don’t know that well.
The ideas are divided into 7 categories to help you find the best consumable gifts. The items within each category are categorized from cheaper to more expensive ones:
- Food & Snacks
- Personal & Bathroom
- For kids
- For home & Random
First off, what is a consumable gift?
Consumable gifts are gifts that can be eaten and used up. They differ from experience gifts (when you give an experience or adventure rather than a material item).
Consumable gifts can be cosmetics, food, drinks, candles, etc. You can either buy the consumables or make them yourself, which means they can be very affordable.
They are great for any occasion – birthdays, Christmas, or other holidays. Now, let’s jump right to the list with 85 consumable gifts!
Note: If you need something for the last moment or aren’t a huge DIY fan, you will find a product you can buy for each idea.
1. Sugar/coffee scrub – UNDER $10
Making a sugar or coffee scrub is a simple DIY consumable gift. You can follow my guide for coffee scrub and make it in no time!
2. DIY lip balm – UNDER $10
Cool, affordable consumable gift idea. Find how to make it here:
3. Hairspray – UNDER $10 (DIY) / UNDER $30 (BUY)
Homemade chemical-free hairspray is a great consumable gift. You will need white sugar, high-proof alcohol, essential oil, and a spray bottle. To make it, follow the video tutorial by Our Oily House below. Otherwise, you can purchase John Masters Organics – leave-in conditioner.
4. Dry shampoo – UNDER $10
A perfect last-moment DIY consumable gift idea since you need two minutes (and 2-3 ingredients) to make it and a small, cute jar to store it. Follow my guide here, or check my video:
5. Homemade granola – UNDER $10
You can make an easy, delicious DIY granola, put it in a nicely decorated jar, and gift it. I made a few jars for Christmas, added a cute handwritten label, and gifted them to some of my friends.
I followed my recipe for my granola bars – but instead of making ‘bars,’ I baked the mixture for 20-25 minutes (+often stirring so it doesn’t burn). I also left out the protein powder, which ended up perfectly fine!
6. Homemade candied nuts – UNDER $10 (DIY) / UNDER $20 (BUY)
Making candied nuts is super simple. All you need to do is put a couple of spices & sugar (or maple syrup) on a pan, then add a preferred type of nuts (or a mix), and in a couple of minutes – you will be done!
They are good for both sweet and savory meals as toppings and are super tasty! Alternatively, you can buy packs of various roasted nuts here:
To make them at home, follow this quick tutorial:
7. Candied citrus peel – UNDER $10
Candied orange peel is the perfect sweet treat that’s always popular during the holidays! You will need grapefruit or orange peels and non-refined sugar. In this article, my friend Luna shows exactly how to do it.
To make the candied citrus peel more festive, you can cover their ends with melted chocolate! Then, put it in a cute jar and gift it to your friends and family.
8. Home canned goods – FREE OR UNDER $20
If you have a garden or love batch cooking and have plenty of canned preserves, you can surprise someone with a couple of your home-cooked goods.
Where I’m from, many people make ajvar (pepper sauce) and turshia (a mix of pickled vegetables), but it can be anything – homemade kombucha, sourdough starter, sauerkraut, etc.
9. Edible cookie dough – UNDER $20 (DIY) / UNDER $50 (BUY)
The only downside is that it has a shorter life span – around a week, refrigerated. If you want something more long-lasting, here are some store-bought options:
10. Chocolate-covered fruit/dates – UNDER $20 (DIY) / UNDER $50 (BUY)
A simple yet super duper tasty and fantastic consumable gift idea. It is healthy, easy, and quick to make. You can make it and put it in a nice gift box. If you want to buy already-made ones, here are two options:
11. Soup mix – UNDER $20
Making a soup mix in a jar is an affordable and thoughtful consumable gift. You’ll need the following:
- Dry lentils & split peas
- Dry spices: onion powder, garlic powder, turmeric, cumin, parsley, oregano, celery flakes, black pepper, red pepper flakes, bay leaf + a veggie bouillon cube
- A small printable tag with instructions
Follow the easy tutorial of the Lentil & Split Pea Soup Mix by Sweet Simple Vegan:
12. Loose tea leaf mix – UNDER $20 (DIY) / UNDER $30 (BUY)
You can create fantastic tea leaf mixtures and give them to tea lovers. Goodful has a short video with 3 incredible blends:
Some super cool already-made tea mixes you can buy are:
13. Vegan brownie mix – UNDER $20
You can surprise someone with a brownie mix. You need to add a layer of the (dry) ingredients in a jar, add a label with a few instructions, and decorate it. I recommend this easy vegan brownie mix in a jar or this youtube tutorial for brownie mix:
14. Vegan cookie mix – UNDER $20
For your cookie-loving friends, follow my simple chocolate chip cookie mix recipe for protein-packed & vegan cookies. After a couple of trials and errors, I found the perfect recipe:
15. Hot chocolate mix – UNDER $20
For chocolate lovers, make this effortless yet delicious hot chocolate mix by Sweet Simple Vegan:
16. Homemade fudge – UNDER $20
Another easy DIY consumable gift is some homemade sweets! You can make this super yummy homemade fudge and surprise someone with it.
17. Lotion bar – UNDER $20
This an excellent consumable gift idea for people who fancy natural body lotions. You can follow my guide and make this beautiful 5-Ingredient Non-Greasy Vanilla Lotion Bar or purchase an already-made one from Ethique or Lush.
18. Face mask – UNDER $20
You can DIY a face mask consumable gift with charcoal, coconut oil & baking soda. It is long-lasting since it doesn’t contain any water or other liquids. Alternatively, you can get a Himalayan Clay Mud Mask or a Pore Clearing Clay Mask.
19. DIY deodorant – UNDER $20
Another cool consumable gift that you can DIY – it is easy to make, and it works wonderfully. I made a post about consumable gifts on Reddit, and when I suggested deodorant – some people didn’t like the idea because it may send “the wrong message.”
However, you can explain that most deodorants on the market contain chemicals that are bad for our health, and making a DIY deodorant is easy, super effective, and safe. Follow one of my DIY deodorant recipes to make it yourself, or watch my Youtube video below. Alternatively, you can purchase one of these zero waste deodorants.
20. DIY perfume – UNDER $20
21. Homemade air freshener – UNDER $20
You can make a DIY air freshener, and give it as a consumable gift to someone trying to avoid chemical products:
22. Spice mix – UNDER $30
Spice blends and mixes can be a fantastic gift for anyone who likes cooking. Some spice mix gift sets are pricier, but it is much more affordable if you DIY them at home.
Check these spice blends by Goodful. If you don’t have the time, you can purchase already-made ones, like:
- Garlic & Herbs Everyday Basics Variety Pack
- Global Spice Collection Gift Set
- FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set
- Gourmet Peppercorn Blend Collection
23. Finishing salts
- Infused Salt Gift – Set of 6
- Gourmet Culinary Salts – Set of 4 or Set of 7
- Gourmet Salt Sampler Gift Set – Set of 5
- Infused Sea Salt Sampler – Set of 6
Food & Snacks
While I’ll give you a couple of options for each item on this list, you can also try to find local brands offering the ideas in this category.
24. Chocolate – UNDER $20
Chocolate is a gift you can’t go wrong with. I even went to Reddit asking people to share their favorite gifts, and I got many people suggesting chocolate. Some of my favorite chocolate bars that are perfect for consumable gifts are:
- Hu Chocolate Bars, Raaka Chocolate Mini Bars, Endangered Species Chocolate (US)
- Loving Earth Chocolate (Australia)
- the nu company, Seed and Bean, H!P Chocolate (UK)
25. DeliciousDoor Box – UNDER $20 (DIY) / UNDER $40 (BUY)
You can get a fantastic subscription box with healthy & delicious goodies from DeliciousDoor (US). It contains 12 full-sized items, and it is reasonably priced.
Alternatively, if you know the person well and know exactly what they love, you can make a DIY snack box.
26. Hot sauce – UNDER $20
Get a gift set of hot sauces for your friends & family who love spicy food. Here are some great and affordable options:
- Mini Hot Sauce Gift Set
- Sriracha Hot Sauce Gift Set
- Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
- Beer-Infused Hot Sauce, Pack of 4
27. Unusual sauces – UNDER $20
Alternatively, if you are looking for something milder and less spicy, you can choose some of these gift-pack sauces:
- Sriracha, Asian Style, Teriyaki, & Mango Sauce, 4 Pack
- Sweet & Sour Sauce
- Lemon Tahini Dressing
- Curried Mango Sauce
- Barbeque Sauce Variety, 3 Pack
28. Herb-infused oil – UNDER $20
A simple yet fantastic consumable gift idea – herb-infused oil. You can get a single bottle or a set of 3 for less than $20:
- Roasted Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
- Greek Infused Olive Oil
- Infused Olive Oil, Pack Of 3
29. Dessert spices – UNDER $20
For anyone who loves baking and making sweet treats, you can get this dessert spices blend, containing apple pie, cinnamon sugar & pumpkin pie spices.
30. Candy/snacks from a bulk store – UNDER $20
If you live near a bulk store that offers various snacks and candy, you can go there with a couple of jars and fill them up with goodies! Then, you can decorate them and give them as consumable gifts to your loved ones.
I have a local one full of amazing consumable goods, such as dried or candied fruit, veggie chips, chocolate-covered nuts, etc. For my 24th b-day, I got from there a bunch of snacks in jars:
31. Chocolate bombs – UNDER $30
Hot chocolate bombs are similar to regular hot chocolate; however, it is a fun and nice gift! You can either buy them or make the chocolate bombs at home. Here are two plant-based options you can choose from:
32. Protein bars – UNDER $30
Protein bars are the optimal guilt-free way to enjoy a healthy but tasty treat. It is an ideal consumable gift for your health-conscious friends.
When choosing a brand, be aware that many energy or protein bars contain tons of sugars and oils. Some truly healthy & delicious options are:
33. Nut butter – UNDER $30
This gift will be a real treat if you know someone who loves PB. You can pick some more unusual nut butter options, such as:
- Almond, Hazelnut & Cashew Trio
- Pecan & PB Trio
- Macadamia & Coconut, 2-Pack
- Gourmet PB With 8 Superfood Nuts
- Organic Ethiopian Tahini 2-Pack
34. Sweet date spreads – UNDER $30
Dates are nature’s candy – if you know someone who likes eating sweets but is also into healthy living, get them some jars of date spread. Some really good ones are:
35. Maple syrup – UNDER $30
Runamok is a super cool company in Vermont making Sparkle Syrup – a pure maple syrup infused with good-grade sparkles (pearlescent mica) that transform any food with their magical syrup. It is the perfect consumable gift for all ages. They also have a gift set with Runamok’s Maple Syrup Samples & Varieties.
36. Infused vinegar – UNDER $30
Some cool, fancy-infused kinds of vinegar are an ultimate consumable gift allowing anyone to make ordinary dishes extraordinary! You can get any of these fantastic options:
- Flavored Balsamic Vinegar, 4-Variety Pack
- Infused Thick Aged Balsamic Vinegar, various flavors
- Balsamic Vinegar Gift Set, Pack of 6
- Balsamic Vinegar Trio Gift Set
37. Jam gift set – UNDER $30
Surprise your loved ones with a tasty consumable gift like this Strawberry & Blueberry Jam Gift Set, or check if there are any local options.
38. Chocolate truffles – UNDER $30
39. Veg/fruit box subscription – from $30 – $40
Another thoughtful gift is a box of organic produce and sustainably sourced groceries with up to 40% off grocery store prices.
40. Protein powder – UNDER $40
Protein powder is a healthy and quick way to increase protein intake effortlessly. If you have a friend who’s interested in that, you can get them some of those protein powders:
- Form Nutrition – my favorite choice
- No Cow
- Bulk Powders (get 35% off)
- Vivo Life (get 20% off)
- Bare Blends (get $10 off)
41. Fake meats box – UNDER $50
For your veggie friends, you can get a box from Fake Meats. Their gift baskets are packed with vegan jerky, mushroom jerky, vegan cheeses, veggie burgers, and much more!
42. Meal kits – UNDER $60
Meal kits are created strategically, with the idea of creating full meals. Purple Carrot is a fantastic meal kit service that offers two options:
- A meal kit option where they send everything you need to create a hearty, delicious meal
- Prepared meals, where all you need to do is to heat the meal.
Both options are nutritious, tasty, and 100% plant-based.
43. Hot cacao – UNDER $20
For hot cacao fans, pick high-quality, fair-trade, hand-crafted cacao mixed with selected spices to create the ultimate hot chocolate blend. Here are some cool options I found:
- Flying Bird Botanicals Organic Raw Cacao – 1 pack or 4-pack (pricier, but looks lovely)
- Nomad Hot Chocolate
- DIY hot chocolate mix (most affordable) – I made some homemade hot cacao mix and will share the recipe soon!
44. Kombucha – UNDER $20
45. Wine – UNDER $20 (PER BOTTLE) / $50 (PER PACK)
This consumable gift is more common, but it can still be a nice one, especially if you know someone who appreciates a good bottle of wine. Look for some cool local brands.
46. Mushroom coffee – UNDER $20
For those trying to avoid coffee, consider gifting them mushroom coffee! It is ideal for your productivity buddies who love to test and try various concentration and focus-enhancing nootropics and supplements.
- Four Sigmatic Coffee Singles with Lion’s Mane & Chaga
- Vivo Life Magic Ground Coffee (compostable packaging)
47. Coffee – UNDER $30
Every coffee lover will appreciate high-quality, fair-trade organic coffee. You can check the following options:
- Percol Rich Americano (ground coffee, plastic-free)
- OneCUP Pods – French Roast Blend (compostable)
- Jot coffee (concentrated, glass bottle)
48. Craft beer – UNDER $40
You can send a few different beer styles & a pack of 12 craft beers (US) to your beer-loving friend.
49. Liquor – UNDER $50
Personal & Bathroom
50. DIY gift voucher/coupon – FREE OR UNDER $20
You can make a DIY gift voucher offering your services. It can be a gift card for a homemade meal, for babysitting, pet care, house-sitting, or a DIY gift card for a coffee place, like this one that my friend did:
51. Shampoo bar – UNDER $20
You can gift someone a shampoo bar, depending on their hair. Ethique is an amazing brand offering many shampoo bars for various hair types – damaged hair, normal hair, thick or dry hair, etc.
52. Conditioner bar – UNDER $20
Similarly to the previous option, Ethique has options for solid or liquid hair conditioners for different hair types. All of their products are sustainable, plastic-free & vegan-friendly.
53. Luxury bar of soap – FROM $20 – $40
A set of low waste & vegan soap bars scented with essential oils is a simple but beautiful consumable gift idea. Another option is this set of clinically tested, moisturizing & exfoliating soap bars.
54. Lip balm – UNDER $20
Lip balms can be quite addictive so if you have a friend who can’t live with one, consider gifting them one of these cool options:
55. Laundry sheets – UNDER $20
Perhaps laundry sheets seem like a super generic gift, but it can be highly appreciated zero waste enthusiasts. The sheets are made with eco-friendly ingredients, plastic-free, and gentle for sensitive skin. Some great, affordable options include:
56. Toothpaste tabs – UNDER $20
For your eco-conscious friends, you can get a set of plastic-free dental hygiene products, such as:
- Davids Natural Toothpaste
- Chewtab or SuperBee Tablets
- Simply Sooney tooth powder or DIY toothpowder for a more affordable option
- Tongue scrubber
- Bamboo dental floss
- Bamboo toothbrushes, 4 pack
57. Beard oil – UNDER $20
For your friends with beards, you can consider getting them softening oil for deep moisturizing their beards! You can get them a 3-pack beard oil or a Beard grooming kit including beard oil, balm & brush.
58. Herbal bath salts – UNDER $20
Perfect for those who love taking relaxing baths often.
59. Bath bomb – UNDER $30
Another awesome and fun consumable gift for bath lovers. A few great options include –
60. Body oil – UNDER $30
A thoughtful consumable gift for people who love to use body lotions is a luxurious blend of lightweight & non-greasy body oils to help keep the skin soft and hydrated. Some good options are:
61. Face oil – UNDER $40
Face oil is another great consumable gift idea, but only if you know the person well and their specific needs. For example, my boyfriend has super sensitive skin, so he can use only one cream on his face, and anything else will be completely useless. In any case, some great brands that you can check out include:
- The Organic Skin Co. The Good Oil or Vitamin Sea Serum
- Mad Hippie Serums & Face oils
- Rose Multi-Use Oil for Face
62. Who Gives A Crap – UNDER $40
While toilet paper sounds boring and too practical, Who Gives A Crap is a fun, colorful, eco-friendly, and thoughtful consumable gift. Furthermore, the company donates 50% of its profits to help build toilets worldwide, a gift for a great cause.
After all, we all need TP. I’ve got two boxes, and they lasted me a year! It is good not to buy or think about buying TP for that long.
63. Makeup – UNDER $50
If you know someone who is into makeup, consider gifting them cosmetics like eyeliner, lipstick, mascara, foundation, etc.
For a comprehensive collection of natural & eco-friendly makeup and cosmetics ideal for consumable gifts, take a look at the following websites: at Earth Hero (US), Plastic Freedom (UK), BioMe (Australia).
64. Bombay & Cedar Gift Box – UNDER $60
Bombay & Cedar is a subscription-based box that you can order monthly or once and can be a great consumable gift. It contains various self-care items in sustainable, reusable & recyclable packaging.
If you want to give it to someone special that you know well, you can build them a special 6-items gift box choosing from over 100 products.
65. Kid tattoos – UNDER $20
When my brother and cousin were little, we would go to the coast each summer and buy temporary kid tattoos. For some reason, I remember it was super fun.
66. Coloring books – UNDER $20
Simple but timeless idea. Check Earth Hero for their eco-friendly coloring books, paints & crayons for kids.
67. Gummies & Lollipops – UNDER $30
Furthermore, their treats are free from gluten, dairy, artificial dyes, and gelatin and are 100% vegan & organic.
68. Prefilled Christmas stocking – UNDER $30
Get this prefilled Christmas stocking, packed with healthy, fun, and vegan snacks for kids.
69. Meal-making kits – UNDER $40
Eat2Explore is a kid cooking subscription service. Each box contains non-perishable ingredients and unique seasonings. recipe cards, explorer guide, fun activity sheet & cooking tools, collectibles, and shopping list.
The recipes are ideal for any age, they include vegan & gluten-free options, and you can order a single box kit or a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.
For Home & Random
70. Embroidery starter kit – UNDER $10
This beginner-friendly Starter Kit is a fun gift for anyone interested in learning embroidery. It has an already-made pattern and all the needed materials to start.
71. Essential oils – UNDER $20
If you know someone who loves to use essential oils for aromatherapy, DIYs, humidifiers, etc. – consider getting them a pack of a high-quality set of therapeutic-grade essential oils:
72. Eco-friendly incense sticks – UNDER $20
Incense sticks are a thoughtful gift for your loved ones, helping create a wholesome home vibe. They are a bit niche, so only gift them if you know someone who likes to use them. Additionally, some can contain hazardous particulates, so it’s best to get eco-friendly & more natural ones, like:
- Folkulture Incense Sticks, set of 6
- Satya Incense Sticks, set of 12
- Chakra & Luck Incense Sticks, pack of 7
- Natural incense by The Blue Boy (International)
- Ethical incense sticks by Phool (India)
73. Candles – UNDER $20
For candle lovers, you can get handmade & vegan, and non-toxic candles, like:
- Natural White Sage Candle
- Handmade Soy Wax Candles, 2 pack
- Oshine Scented Candle Set Gift Box, 2 pack
- Bekind Good Vibes 6 Scented Candles Set
74. Plants – UNDER $40
Plants are not precisely a “consumable” gift. However, they can be a perfect surprise for all plant lovers. Check out:
75. Charcoal filter – UNDER $20
Charcoal water filters are reusable water purifiers that naturally remove impurities and improve the taste of tap water. It is a fantastic eco-friendly consumable gift.
76. Journal – UNDER $30
77. Audiobooks (Audible) – UNDER $50
A clutter-free way to enjoy books! Check the Audible Gift Memberships. A month costs only $15, and 3 months is $45.
78. Subscription & Membership – UNDER $20
You can gift a subscription or a membership to an app you know your friend would love. Some great ones are:
79. Vitamins & Adaptogens – UNDER $50
For your health-conscious friends, you can get vitamins, adaptogens, or nootropics, such as:
- Vegums: Multivitamin, Iron, B12 & Omega 3 (vegan)
- Wild Nutrition (£15 OFF): Wide range of vitamins & supplements
- Anima Mundi Herbals: Adaptogens, Inner Beauty, Immunity, etc.
80. A gift card – UNDER $50
A gift card can be a highly appreciated consumable gift. You can pick one you know the person you are giving it to will appreciate the most – for example, a gift card to a grocery store or restaurant, gas station, local coffee store, Etsy, etc.
81. Mushroom Growing Kit – UNDER $40
Gift someone growing log kits to grow sweet (or meaty) organic mushrooms! Best of all, it is super easy to grow indoors. All you need to do is open and spray daily with the included mister.
In about 10 days, you’ll be harvesting your mushrooms right out of the box! Each crop produces three to four servings of mushrooms, and each box can grow up two crops.
- Pink Oyster Growing Kit
- Lion’s Mane Mushroom Growing Kit
- Organic Mini Mushroom Grow Kit
- Oyster and Pink Mushroom Growing Kit, 2-Pack Variety
82. Edible flowers kit – UNDER $60
A beautiful and cute consumable gift idea. You can consider getting the following:
83. Instant camera – UNDER $100
If you have friends who like to take pictures, they might love it if you surprise them with an instant camera to snap and print pictures. Some affordable options for around $100 are:
84. Indoor smart garden – UNDER $100
A bit of an unusual “consumable gift,” but an awesome one! You can consider getting Click and Grow, for your friends/family who would love to grow their food. Click and Grow is a self-watering indoor garden to grow fresh herbs or vegetables.
The kit includes the planter base, a built-in water reservoir, an LED lamp arm to provide strong light, and starter pods so you can grow immediately. They have plant pods with various herbs, veggies, fruits, and flowers. You can use the code – ALMOSTZEROWASTE10 for 10% off!
85. Cookware – UNDER $120
While it may not be exactly a ‘consumable gift,’ a fancy cookware set can be a dream gift for a home cook!
Do you want more gift ideas?
I have a separate list that includes 50+ non-materialistic & experience gift ideas that you might like! They are divided into a few categories, and you can find experience gifts from $15 to $100. 🙂
You can also check 58 sustainable & zero waste gifts that help the environment.
There you have it – 85 of the best consumable gift for your friends and family, & all budgets, and any occasion & holiday.
Did I miss a cool consumable gift you would love to see on the list? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂