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Are you looking for the best consumable gifts?
In this article, you can find a list of 30 awesome ideas. That type of clutter-free gifts are fantastic for:
- People who don’t want materialistic things
- People that you don’t know that well
- People who are interested in zero waste and minimalism
- Last moment gifts
Below, you can find three categories that will help you to find the best consumable gifts for you:
- DIY consumable gifts (free or $10-$20)
- Cheap consumable gifts ($10-$30)
- Luxury consumable gifts ($30-$100)
Now, let’s begin with the list!
DIY consumable gifts (Free or $10-$20):
1. Soup mix
Soup mix is an enjoyable consumable gift idea. It is affordable, delicious, thoughtful, and straightforward to make.
All you will need are some dry legumes, dry spices, a jar, and possibly a small printable tag, where’s written a few lines of instructions.
A good one that I found is this Lentil & Split Pea Soup Mix by Sweet Simple Vegan: (4:03)
2. Spice mix
Spice blends are often quite expensive, while it is way cheaper to create them for someone as a gift or even for yourself.
There are various spice mixes you can do. Check some pretty simple but great ones by Goodful:
3. Loose tea leaf mix
Like the spice mix, you can create fantastic leaf mixtures and give them to some of your tea lovers, friends, or family.
Again, Goodful made a short video, presenting 3 incredible blends:
4. Vegan brownie mix
Yum! Who doesn’t like brownies? The best part is that you can surprise someone with an already made vegan brownie mix.
All you need to do is layer each of the (dry) ingredients in a jar, add a label with a few instructions, and decorate it.
There are many different recipes online to find one that is with ingredients you already have.
5. Vegan cookie mix
If you know someone who would prefer cookies instead of the brownie mixture, do that instead!
I found a simple vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe by Wife Mama Foodie.
It looks incredibly delicious, and I also love the simplicity of the recipe. Follow it here:
8. Sugar scrub
Making a sugar scrub is another straightforward DIY recipe, and it can be a fantastic gift for people who are into that kind of stuff.
You can make this simple one that I found from Recipes by Carina:
10. Face mask
There are many cool mask recipes that you can create and give as a gift.
Most times, you will need a few ingredients. For example, I found two easy variations for a face mask with:
charcoal, coconut oil & baking soda (long-lasting one)
bentonite clay, charcoal, witch hazel (or water) & tea tree essential oil (best to be used in a few days, as it is challenging to preserve clay once mixed with water)
11. Dry shampoo
Did you know that you need two ingredients to DIY dry shampoo?
Yeah, it is that simple! If you know someone who will enjoy such a gift, you can make it a couple of minutes.
I made it for myself, and you need equal parts of cocoa powder and baking soda or cornstarch (for people with brown hair).
Follow my easy tutorial here:
Conventional hairspray is usually full of nasty chemicals.
A homemade hair spray is a much safer option, and best of all, it is effortless to make.
You will need white sugar, high proof alcohol like vodka, a few drops of essential oil, and a spray bottle.
Because of the alcohol, the shelf life is up to 12 months. You can check the following tutorial by Our Oily House:
Another consumable gift on this list is DIY deodorant.
I’ve made it myself, and I can confirm that it is straightforward and it works wonderfully.
This recipe isn’t suitable for people with sensitive skin, as baking soda can irritate the skin.
You can find baking soda free guides that are also good.
You will need a few essential ingredients, including corn starch, baking soda, coconut oil, and essential oil for this recipe.
You can check my step-by-step video guide here:
14. Lip Balm
To gift someone a DIY lip balm, you will need –
18. Body/face oil
Another simple but very cool consumable gift is a skincare product, like body or face oil.
There are ways to make one by yourself, but there are also many cool products that you can choose from.
19. Toothpaste tabs
For people that are into sustainability, or the ones that are into trying new things, you can get plastic-free toothpaste tablets.
They are quite different from conventional toothpaste, but many zero waste brands are great. The ones I like are:
Brands that I haven’t tried but seem cool:
20. Bath bomb
I’m not a fan of taking baths, but many people are, so if you know that person, you can get bath bombs!
There are many cool ones, funky colors, and lots of cool ingredients for optimal relaxation. A few that I found are:
21. Wine or liquor
This consumable gift is more common, but it can still be a nice one, especially if you find something special for a person who appreciates a good bottle of wine.
You can also get a vegan and non-toxic soy wax with scents of eucalyptus, redwood, and palo santo.
These handmade gift-able soy candles are paraben-free, plastic-free, and never tested on animals.
Plants are not precisely a “consumable” gift, but it is, for sure, a perfect gift for all plant lovers.
Try to see if your plant loving friends are looking for specific plants, and then try to find them!
25. Gourmet (or just cool) foods
If you have a foodie friend, then tasty, fancy food items will be highly appreciated.
Some are often quite pricey, but for the good ones – it’s worth every penny! Some ideas that I came up with are:
Nut butter – search for some cool, local nut butter brands, and surprise a friend with one (or a few) jars of deliciousness.
Chocolate – Who doesn’t like chocolate? This simple gift will make all chocolate lovers happy, especially if you find (or create) a fancy, handmade one.
Infused olive oil – For all the olive oil fanatics, get cool infused olive oil (check the vast selection on Etsy)
Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract is often super expensive, but if you know someone who will appreciate it, don’t overthink it!
Maple syrup – I found this fancy gift set collection that can be a sweet gift.
Vegan & raw protein powder or supplements – For optimal health and fantastic taste, you can give Vivo Life protein powder to your friends/family.
Vivo Life has many cool aspects, including their plastic-free packaging, but I won’t go into details.
You can read more about them in my article here (or directly from their website. Links for – the US, the UK, Europe, Germany)
Luxury consumable gifts ($30-$100+):
26. Cookware Set
A fancy cookware set can be a dream gift for a home cook.
Two nonstick pans come packaged with three stainless steel pots, all of which are safe for the environment, versatile, and include a high-temp silicone hot pad to keep fingertips from getting signed.
27. Indoor Smart Garden
For your friends who love to cook, consider getting a self-watering indoor garden to grow fresh herbs or vegetables.
The kit includes the planter base, which features a built-in water reservoir, an LED lamp arm to provide strong light, and starter pods so that you can get growing right away.
The ones I found are:
28. Outdoor Pizza Oven
This sleek little guy will let your friends or family make amazing pizzas quick and in the comfort of their backyard.
A friend of mine got an outdoor pizza oven as a gift, and even though I’m not a pizza person (don’t judge), the pizzas from this mini oven were insanely delicious!
My friend was a good pizza maker, but the oven made the process faster and restaurant-like.
There you have it – 30 of the best consumable gift ideas for your friends & family, and every budget.
Did I miss a cool consumable gift that you would love to see on the list? Let me know in the comments below!