I like gifts that I can use. It aligns with my eco-friendly view to reduce unnecessary waste. Even if the gift comes packaging in plastic, it’s better because I’ll use it.
Gifts that don’t add to my house’s clutter.
Gifts that I will use to its fullest.
That’s what so great about consumable gifts, they’re still a concrete gift to give if you don’t want to give gifts that are not things, but they’ll probably get more used than a useless trinket.
My dad is a big fan of chocolate so I usually give him chocolate regardless of the occasion. I like to pamper him with the ones he likes the most that he doesn’t always buy for himself because of their price.
Having said that, you don’t need to buy chocolates to everyone! You can be more original than that.
There are plenty of consumable gifts that you can DIY and add a personal touch.
A big one for me is mixes. Mixes are so underrated, I honestly don’t know why. There’s something so great about having the dried ingredients measured. By giving mixes, you’re giving convenience without buying a disposable item which is so hard these days.
DIY Consumable Gift Ideas
I love a good butter but for some reason flavored butters just feel fancy. They're the butters that are served in fancy restaurants so that's maybe why. If you want to impress, offer compound butter for them to eat fancy food at home!
I like to make soups with fresh vegetables but sometimes a quick soup to make when we don't feel like cooking. Offer this to someone you know it's busy but likes to eat homemade food. They'll love to have delicious soup mixes for those busy times.
Vanilla extract is a staple for all the bakers, it's used in most of the recipes out there. Homemade vanilla extract is more flavorful than the one you can get at the supermarket and people will appreciate having that special addition to their baked goods.
This is one of those gifts that can be prepared months in advance. You can make jam with the surplus of produce that you've in your backyard or when it's cheaper in the farmer's market. If you don't make it in advance, don't worry, you can make jam with fruits from all seasons!
Loaf of fresh bread
I'm kind of biased because I loveeeee bread. I could live without a lot of food but not bread. Give a loaf of fresh bread for all the bread addicts out there, they'll sure appreciate it. Better yet, offer it in a pretty reusable bread bag.
Non food gifts
You can make consumable gifts that are not food! While food can give you some flexibility, there are cool DIYs to make in the bath/beauty category.
OK. So it's weird to gift someone a deodorant right? Not really if you're offering the amazing deodorant that you made. That has an amazing smell and it's totally different from what you get in the supermarket.