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Are you looking for the best consumable gifts?
In this article, you can find a list of 41 awesome ideas. That type of clutter-free gifts are fantastic for:
- Minimalists and people who want non-material gifts
- People who are interested in simple living & zero waste
- People that you don’t know that well
- Last moment gifts
Below, you can find three categories that will help you to find the best consumable gifts for you:
- DIY & very affordable consumable gifts – free or $10 – $20
- Consumable gifts from $10 – $30
- Luxury consumable gifts from $30 – $100+
First off, what is a consumable gift?
Consumable gifts are gifts that can be eaten and used up. They are different 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 by yourself, which means they can be very affordable.
They are great for any occasion – birthdays, Christmas, or any other holiday.
41 of the BEST consumable gifts for any budget:
DIY & very affordable consumable gifts – Free or $10 – $20:
1. Soup mix
Making a soup mix is an affordable, delicious, and thoughtful consumable gift. You’ll need dry legumes, dry spices, a jar, and a small printable tag, with instructions. A good example is this Lentil & Split Pea Soup Mix by Sweet Simple Vegan:
2. Spice mix
Spice blends can be quite expensive. However, it is way cheaper to DIY them at home. Check these spice blends by Goodful, and if you don’t have the time, you can purchase already made ones, such as this affordable Gift Kit, or this Gourmet Spice Kit.
3. Loose tea leaf mix
You can create fantastic tea leaf mixtures and give them to tea lovers. Goodful has a short video with 3 incredible blends:
4. Vegan brownie mix
Who doesn’t like brownies? You can surprise someone with a delicious 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 can recommend this easy vegan brownie mix in a jar by Vegan Richa, or this youtube tutorial for brownie mix by Samantha Sambile:
5. Vegan cookie mix
If you know someone who prefers cookies, follow this simple vegan chocolate chip cookie mix recipe by Wife Mama Foodie. It looks incredibly delicious!
6. Hot chocolate mix
Make this effortless yet delicious hot chocolate mix by Sweet Simple Vegan for hot chocolate lovers:
7. Homemade granola
You can make an easy and delicious DIY granola, put it in a nicely decorated jar, and gift it. You can substitute some of the ingredients or find different variations and recipes on Youtube.
8. Homemade fudge
Ultimately, you can make this super yummy homemade fudge and surprise someone with it.
9. Sugar or coffee scrub
10. Lotion bar
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.
11. Face mask
You can DIY a face mask consumable gifts with charcoal, coconut oil & baking soda. It is long-lasting since it doesn’t contain any water or other liquids.
12. Dry shampoo
A perfect last-moment DIY consumable gift idea since you need two minutes (and 2-3 ingredients) to make it. I made it for myself, and I’m incredibly satisfied with it. Follow my guide here, or check my video:
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.
14. Natural deodorant
Another excellent consumable gift that you can DIY – it is easy to make and works wonderfully. I have 4 DIY deodorant recipes – read my guide here, or watch my Youtube video. Alternatively, you can purchase one of these zero waste deodorants.
15. Lip Balm
Cool, affordable consumable gift idea. Find how to make it here:
16. DIY essential oil blend perfume
17. Homemade air freshener
Making a DIY air freshener and giving it as a consumable gift to someone trying to avoid chemical products.
18. Coffee gift voucher
You can either buy it from a local coffee place or DIY one, like this one that my friend did:
Consumable gifts from $10 – $30:
19. Shampoo bar
There are many options when it comes to shampoo bars. Depending on the hair type, you can find shampoo bars for:
20. Conditioner bar
Similar to the shampoo bars, you can find fantastic conditioners for different types of hair. Great places to look at are Earth Hero, Zero Waste Store ($10 OFF coupon code), Package Free Shop ($10 OFF coupon code).
21. Luxury bar of soap
A set of low waste & vegan soap bars, scented with essential oils, sounds like a simple but beautiful consumable gift idea. Another option is this set of clinically tested, moisturizing & exfoliating soap bars.
If you know someone who is into makeup, consider gifting them:
- Eye makeup
- Face makeup
- Lipstick, etc
23. Body/face oil
Another simple but very cool consumable gift is a skincare product, like body or face oil. Check out Earth Hero’s selection, or find another zero waste store that’s closer to you.
24. Toothpaste tabs
For people that are into sustainability, you can get plastic-free toothpaste tablets, like:
- DENTTABS (find them here or here)
- David’s toothpaste
- Eco Living Toothpaste Tablets (£3 OFF discount code).
For a more affordable option, you can make a DIY toothpowder and gift that instead.
25. Bath bomb
Awesome consumable gift for bath lovers. There are many cool ones, with funky colors, and lots of cool ingredients for optimal relaxation. A few great options for bath bombs are this set from Life Around 2 Angels, Fizzy Bath Bomb, Beauty Kubes Bath Bomb (Coupon code).
26. (Unusual) Wine, beer or liquor
For candle lovers, you can get handmade 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.
28. Charcoal filter
Plants are not precisely a “consumable” gift. However, they can be a perfect surprise for all plant lovers
30. Gourmet (or just cool) foods
If you have a foodie friend, then tasty, fancy food items will be highly appreciated. Some cool ideas include:
- Chocolate from the nu company
- Some of these super cool plastic-free snacks
- Vegan & plastic-free protein powder
- Hot sauce trio
- Herb infused avocado oil
- (Not your average) Nut Butter Trio or Almond & Cashew Trio
- Sweet Date Spreads (Cinnamon, Chocolate & Vanilla)
- Vermont Maple Syrup Trio
- Dessert Spices
- Infused Vinegar Collection
- Locally made jams
- Candy from bulk bins in a jar
31. Organic veg/fruit box subscription
You can surprise someone with a veggie or fruit box subscription. There are various companies who are fighting with food waste, and selling great affordable vegetable & fruit boxes. Some of them are:
Every coffee lover will appreciate high-quality, fair trade organic coffee. You can check this smooth Columbian Percol (ground coffee, plastic-free), OneCUP Organic Rainforest Blend (compostable), Bourbon Infused Coffee, or look locally.
33. Mushroom coffee
For the ones who are trying to avoid coffee, gifting this Mushroom coffee substitute can be a real treat.
34. Audiobooks (Audible)
A clutter-free way to enjoy books! Check the Audible Gift Memberships (1 month = $15; 3 months = $45).
35. Movie or theater gift cards
This is in between an experience gift and a consumable one. Nevertheless, it can be a fantastic gift for anyone and any occasion.
36. A gift card from a cool place
A gift card from the store that they always shop for, so they get exactly what they need. It is an excellent consumable gift idea for people that you don’t know too well.
37. A replacement of something worn out
It can be a pair of favorite sneakers or jeans.
Luxury consumable gifts from $30 – $100+:
38. Cookware Set
A fancy cookware set can be a dream gift for a home cook.
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, 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.
They have plant pods with various herbs, veggies, fruits, and flowers. You can use the code – ALMOSTZEROWASTE10 for 10% off!
40. Edible Flowers Kit
A beautiful and cute consumable gift idea. You can consider getting:
41. Mushroom Growing Kit
Gift someone growing log kits to grow sweet (or meaty) oyster (or shiitake) organic mushrooms! The kit will be ready to attempt fruiting in 7-12 months, depending on the log’s age. Depending on the log’s age, the kit will be ready to attempt fruiting in about 7-12 months.
Do you want more gift ideas?
I have a separate list, that includes 30+ non-materialistic & experience gift ideas, that you might like, too! They are divided into a few categories, and you can find experience gifts from $15 to $100. 🙂
You can also check this list, with 58 sustainable & zero waste gifts that help the environment.
There you have it – 41 of the best consumable gift for your friends, family, & for all budgets, and any occasion & holiday.
Did I miss a cool consumable gift that you would love to see on the list?
Let me know in the comments below. 🙂