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75 Consumable Gift Ideas

Sustainable Gift Guides

Last Updated on October 5, 2022

These consumable gift ideas are perfect for your friends or family members that supports zero waste and living an eco friendly lifestyle.

These sustainable Christmas gifts are useful and are things that many people need. You’ll find edible gift ideas, as well as toiletries and other consumable gifts.

consumable gift ideas

consumable gift ideas

I remember, as a kid, loving to receive and open presents. I also remember dreading putting all of my spoils away.Ā 

My room was always packed with stuff. I had to rearrange after every holiday to make room for my things.

I remember the most favored gifts were consumable gifts. I’ve always been a pretty diehard fan of consumables. 

After all, the chocolate never lasted long. 

Consumable gift ideas are great because sometimes you just want to give someone a real, concrete gift. There are some people in the world you want to give a gift to, but you don’t want to spend an hour or two with them. 

I totally get that! 

If you are looking for experience gifts, make sure to check out my list of 50 priced low to high.

Here are 75 consumable gift ideas to help you give something that will be used up this holiday season.Ā 

best edible gift ideas

The first batch is filled with the best edible gift ideas we could find! Most people love to get consumable gifts centered around food, so we wanted to start with them tasty treats.

  1. coffee beans bought in bulk
  2. soup mix
  3. spice mixes
  4. hot cocoa mix
  5. brownie mix
  6. hot sauce
  7. loose leaf tea
  8. infused vinegars
  9. cookie mix
  10. fresh fruit
  11. holiday cookies
  12. nut butter
  13. homemade vinegar
  14. candy from bulk bins in a mason jar
  15. nice bottle of wine*
  16. homemade chocolates
  17. homemade vanilla extract
  18. fudge
  19. growler of beer
  20. nice bottle of liquor
  21. home cooked meal
  22. chocolate*
  23. candied peels
  24. apple butter
  25. fresh baked bread
  26. jam
  27. peanut brittle
  28. dog treats
  29. seasoned salts
  30. chocolate bars
  31. homemade caramel sauce
  32. infused oils
  33. popcorn
  34. dried herbs
  35. baked goods
  36. crispy chickpeas
  37. salty snack mix

eco friendly christmas gifts

Consumable gifts don’t necessarily mean you have to eat them! That’s why we wanted to find some great sustainable Christmas gifts that are consumable too. Each of these gifts is useful, and anyone who enjoys eco friendly Christmas gifts will love them.

  1. candles*
  2. essential oil blend perfume*
  3. toilet paper
  4. refills for their safety razor*
  5. shampoo*
  6. concealer*
  7. dry shampoo
  8. DIY lotion
  9. body butter*
  10. refillable mascara*
  11. toothpaste tabs
  12. lip scrub*
  13. bath salts
  14. chapstick
  15. sugar scrub
  16. lotion bar
  17. all-purpose cleaning spray
  18. refillable eyeshadow*
  19. shea butter*
  20. bath soak*
  21. flowers
  22. floss
  23. shampoo bar
  24. lip balm
  25. dry face mask mix
  26. diy candles
  27. bamboo toothbrush
  28. bar of soap*
  29. body oil*
  30. charcoal water filters*
  31. hairspray
  32. lavender sachets
  33. lip and cheek*
  34. toner
  35. potpourri
  36. deodorant*
  37. lip conditioner*
  38. solid perfume

frequently asked questions

how do I gift wrap consumable gifts?

Depending on what gifts you are giving, there are lots of options for eco friendly Christmas gifts. Jars, boxes, and other items you have around the house can make fantastic gift wrapping options. For more check out my article on gift wrapping.

would these gifts be good for other occasions?

Absolutely! These consumable gifts are great for any time of year. Birthdays, anniversaries, and just because! Keep this list close and use it anytime you are struggling to find the perfect gift.

What are some of your favorite consumable gifts? 

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  1. This year I am trying to give gifts that include at least one zero waste/eco-friendly item. For example, I made homemade finger paints for the little ones in my life (got empty baby food jars off of craigslist!). I am giving unwrapped soaps/chapsticks/lotion tins (from an amazing local company called Earthy Browns) to all my husband’s side of the family, some of my family, and a few other friends; a homemade headache relief roller bottle to my sister; homemade candles to my neighbors; a homemade perfume roller bottle to my out-of-state friend; a set of homemade stamped, clay garden markers to two close friends; and homemade coasters from extra tiles to my brother-in-law. I also plan to bring either cookies, bread, or some other sweet treat to the small businesses I frequent, like the vendors I buy from at my famers market, my local library, my local drop-off recycling place, my local postal service shop, and then to individuals like my plumber and my mailman! I have always been embarrassed by my lack of planning and preparation in giving gifts, or sometimes even just meaningful acknowledgement, to those I care about for the holidays and/or their birthdays/anniversaries, so my goal from now through the new year is to get better at this. I know it’s not all about the gift, but I do want people to know that I care about them and am thankful to have them in my life, so here’s to (not perfection) but making better choices!! šŸ™‚

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