If you’re looking for useful last-minute gift ideas for your loved ones, consumable gifts may be just the ticket. Today, we’ve gathered our top tips on consumable gifts, what they are, and why they’re guaranteed to brighten someone’s holiday. 

What Are Consumable Gifts?

It’s easy for the holidays to become a frantic race to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list. More and more people are opting to buy their loved ones consumable gifts as a way to reduce waste and clutter, and to ease the pressure to spend, spend, spend at Christmastime.

But what exactly are consumable gifts? Fundamentally, “consumable” means something that can be used up. Consumable gifts are things your loved one can enjoy, use up, and that won’t just be sitting on a shelf gathering dust from the beginning of January until the end of time.

Don’t Stress Over Excess

You can put a lot of love and thought into offering a friend or family member something they can use on a regular basis that will make them think of you, without breaking the bank or causing yourself a lot of extra stress. Some great examples of consumable gifts are spa supplies such as scented soaps, loofahs, face masks, manicure equipment, and bubble bath; hair or beard care products such as oils, shampoo and treatments; and cosmetics such as makeup and skincare. 

Less common consumable gift ideas are camping and outdoor supplies such as trail mix, sunscreen, and firestarters; supplies for the artist or crafter such as pens, yarn, knitting needles or crochet hooks, and canvases; and meditation equipment such as candles and incense.

One of the special things about these types of consumable gifts is that they can be everyday or luxury products, and even if you’re last-minute shopping, it’s easy to put together a lovely gift experience. Try a DIY gift basket such as a “spa-day” or “camping trip” kit, and keep reading for our top tips on homemade consumable gift baskets!

Consumable Consumable Gift Giving

Of course, it’s hard to beat a consumable gift you can actually consume. As long as you know a little bit about your intended recipient’s tastes (pro-tip: no anchovies), you’ve got a gift that’s guaranteed to go to good use rather than gathering dust.

For those who have sensitive stomachs or dietary restrictions, or even just for those whose dietary needs you’re not sure about, it’s good to err on the side of caution. Foods for sensitive stomachs can be just as delicious for someone with a sensitive stomach as without, and it’s a great way to help someone enjoy the foods they love without worrying about bloating or discomfort.

Whether someone close to you has IBS, or you just want to give some gut-friendly gifts, a great way to nail your holiday shopping is with some good quality ingredients that can brighten any meal. You can opt for a flavoured olive oil, or a selection of sauces and marinades that can be used throughout the coming months to add a bit of pizzazz to their everyday life. 

Give The Ultimate DIY Consumable Gift Basket

If you’re feeling like going all-out, you could try giving a movie night gift basket by giving a movie of your choice, or putting together your own list of must-see features (try getting fancy with a homemade gift certificate). With it you can give chips, an assortment of dips, and even a snack pack. These low-FODMAP gifts will let your friend or loved one enjoy a gut-friendly night in, at no cost to them!

Alternatively, what about giving your friend a pasta extravaganza? With gluten-free pasta, an assortment of sauces, oils, and some top-shelf spices and seasonings, you can help them create a perfect evening to show off their skills in the kitchen.

Don’t let the holiday stress get the best of you! Consumable gifts are a simple and thoughtful way to give an enjoyable experience to someone you care about.

Whether the foodie in your life has a sensitive stomach or just a curiosity for new, delicious, bloat-free foods, Fody’s products are the ultimate consumable gift. Check out our products and recipes for inspiration, and happy holidays!

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