68 Minimalist Consumable Holiday Gift Ideas

Who needs more junk? This year, we are aiming to give more “consumable” gifts — meaning, something that can be experienced or used up. We’re trying to do this for friends and family members young and old.

I’ve brainstormed 68 consumable gift ideas to get your creativity started this holiday season. We regularly make food gifts, and I have a great list of 12+ ideas to get you started, including these delicious candied orange peels that have become something of a tradition for us.

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  1. Movie gift cards
  2. Amusement park tickets
  3. Water park tickets
  4. Night’s stay in a hotel or “staycation”
  5. Ski lift tickets
  6. Bath time gifts for kids (bath crayons, paints, bubble bath, etc.)
  7. Bath tie gifts for adults (bath salts, sugar scrub, bubble bath, etc.)
  8. Cosmetics (nail polish, makeup, shaving cream, cologne, etc.)
  9. Fine soaps or lotions
  10. Art supplies for kids (coloring books, glue, construction paper, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, pom poms, glitter, etc.)
  11. Craft supplies for adults (scrapbooking supplies, yarn, etc.)
  12. Stationary
  13. Fun office supplies (sticky notes, file folders, notepads, pens, etc.)
  14. Homemade play dough or “slime”
  15. Kits to make homemade play dough or slime
  16. Museum/zoo memberships
  17. iTunes gift cards
  18. Restaurant gift certificates
  19. Pet gifts (pet food, catnip, chew toys, etc.)
  20. Golf course passes
  21. Gift certificate for a hot air balloon ride
  22. Netflix gift subscription
  23. Grocery store gift cards
  24. Stationery (address labels, stamps, journals, etc.)
  25. Pizza delivery gift cards
  26. Car care supplies (car wash tokens, air freshener, car wax, oil change gift card, gas card, etc.)
  27. Lottery tickets
  28. Coupons for your services (babysitting, pet care, house-sitting, etc.)
  29. Concert tickets
  30. Sporting event tickets
  31. Summer camp for kids
  32. Gift certificate for a manicure or pedicure
  33. Food gift baskets (Italian, coffee lover’s, chocolate lovers, ice cream toppings, wine or beer, etc.)
  34. Frozen foods (make cookie dough and freeze it into balls for future use, prepare freezer meals, etc.)
  35. Food jar gifts (soup mixes, cookies, bars, canned jellies and jams, mug cakes, etc.)
  36. Baked goods or other foodie gifts
  37. Wine or liquor
  38. Infused liquors
  39. Fine coffee or tea
  40. Starbucks (or other coffee shop) gift card
  41. Specialty olive oil or vinegar
  42. CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription
  43. Fireplace accessories (fire starters, lighters, etc.)
  44. Garden gifts (tulip bulbs, seeds, bird seed, feeders, etc.)
  45. Food by mail (Hickory Farms, Omaha Steaks, etc.)
  46. Flower arrangement or potted plants
  47. Herb garden
  48. Kitchen supplies (decorative napkins and plates, dish towels, dish scrubber, etc.)
  49. Bowling alley passes and shoe rental gift card
  50. Gift certificate to a portrait studio or for custom framing
  51. Gym membership (CAREFUL with that one! LOL!)
  52. Music lessons
  53. Hobby classes (photography, cooking, etc.)
  54. Cleaning services gift cards (window washing, maid services, gutter cleaning etc.)
  55. Donations to a charity
  56. Ice skating or roller skating tickets
  57. Swimming pool membership
  58. Rock climbing gym membership
  59. Massage
  60. Spa day
  61. Digital subscription to a favorite publication
  62. Audible audiobook subscription
  63. Kindle books (if your friend has a Kindle, you can purchase a book and select “send as a gift”)
  64. Subscription boxes (like Tinker Crate and Kiwi Crate for kids)
  65. Mini golf tickets
  66. Paint-your-own pottery gift certificate
  67. Paint-and-sip gift certificate
  68. Babysitting services
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