22+ Homemade Vegan Edible Gifts & DIY Ideas

by Alena

These lovely vegan edible gifts will make this holiday season so much more special and fun! Including some non-food DIY ideas for cosmetics, these hand-selected ideas are sure to offer something for everyone.

Looking for some great vegan gift ideas but want to stay on a budget? Try some of these edible and DIY gifts!

From cookies to gingerbread-everything, little truffles, ornaments, peppermint bark and other delectable treats, these vegan-friendly food gifts will be a huge success with kids and adults alike.

Since the most thoughtful gifts are handmade with love, your friends and family will truly appreciate the uniqueness and effort that went into making these!

But no worries, most don’t require a large skillset and work wonderfully for vegan gift baskets or vegan hampers.

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For more vegan gift ideas, check out these easy bliss balls recipes and our favorite vegan stocking stuffers!

We also have lots of delicious vegan Christmas recipes and vegan Christmas breakfast recipes on our blog. If you’re a new vegan, you will definitely appreciate our vegan holiday survival guide!

Have fun with the following vegan edible gifts and don’t miss our printable candied orange slices at the end of the article.

Homemade Vegan Edible Gifts & DIY Ideas

More Vegan Holiday Recipes

If you enjoyed our vegan edible gift ideas, be sure to make all holidays vegan-friendly with the following recipes!

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22+ Homemade Vegan Edible Gifts & DIY Ideas

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

These lovely vegan edible gifts will make this holiday season so much more special and fun! Including some non-food DIY ideas for cosmetics, these hand-selected ideas are sure to offer something for everyone. The following chocolate-dipped candied oranges are easy to make and so crowd-pleasing!

Ingredients

Chocolate-Dipped Candied Oranges

  • 1 cup water (240 ml)
  • 1 cup sugar (200 g)
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate (115 g)
  • Coarse salt (optional)
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash your oranges thoroughly under running water, then cut them into ¼ inch slices.
  2. Add water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then add the orange slices.
  3. Make sure they are all submerged in water and give them an occasional stir while you let them simmer for about 40 minutes.
  4. Once this time has elapsed, transfer the orange slices to a wire rack set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for easier cleanup.
  5. Let them cool completely either at room temperature or speed up the process by placing them in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  6. Once they are cooled, melt the vegan dark chocolate on the stove or in the microwave. Dip half of each orange slice in chocolate, then place it on a parchment paper-lined tray.
  7. Sprinkle with coarse salt and chopped nuts if wanted for a pretty finish and repeat until all orange slices have been dipped and decorated.
  8. Place the tray in the fridge for about an hour, until the chocolate is hardened.
  9. To gift them, wrap each slice individually in parchment paper and store them in the fridge for as long as possible before handing them over!

Notes

  • You can add cloves or other cozy spices to the water and sugar mixture for more flavor.
  • We recommend using only a little bit of coarse salt for decoration. You can also leave it out entirely.
  • Candied blood oranges also look and taste fantastic!
  • Be sure not to boil the oranges, let them simmer on low.
  • Keep this recipe added sugar-free by using granulated erythritol instead of sugar!
  • Find 20+ more vegan edible gift ideas in the article above.

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

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