21 Lovely Vegan Food Gifts

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These easy vegan food gifts will make this holiday season so much more special and fun! From spice mixes to truffles, 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 food 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 — and your friends and family will truly appreciate the uniqueness and effort that went into making these!

Check out our delicious vegan Christmas dinner recipes, fun gift ideas, and Christmas breakfast recipes next.

Homemade Vegan Food Gifts

Coconut Snowballs
These 4-ingredients little vegan snowballs are so easy to make and bursting with coconut flavor! They resemble the popular Bounty bars and are a lovely homemade vegan edible gift idea — especially around Christmas.
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small bowl with a handful of chocolate covered coconut bliss balls
Homemade Vegan Chia Jam
Make this overnight chia jam with any berries you like and fill them in little glass jars to create edible gifts for the whole family! You can add as much or as little sugar as you like and experiment with different flavors like orange or cardamom.
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Festive Vegan Mince Pie Pops
You need to make these vegan mince pie pops during the holiday season this year! They make the most adorable Christmas gifts for friends, family, and neighbors.

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Vegan Danish Butter Cookies
Create a Danish butter cookie gift tin with the help of this article! Bake a batch of cookies using either a cookie press or piping bag, then place them in little individual cupcake cases and sprinkle with sugar. Repeat until your gift tin is filled!
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Vegan Danish Butter Spritz Cookies
Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
This vegan hot chocolate mix is not only delicious and easy to make, but also the perfect DIY gift for the holidays! Wonderful for cold winter months especially, this lovely edible (or drinkable!) gift requires only 3 ingredients and a few minutes of your time to make.
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Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate
The Ultimate Vegan Gingerbread House
Do you have a little more time on hand and intermediate crafting skills? This ultimate vegan gingerbread house is a true stunner and just perfect around the holidays. And no worries: it’s not as complicated as it seems — you just need some patience and this super detailed how-to guide.
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Bailey’s Hot Chocolate Balls
Looking for a fun way to enjoy your favorite warming chocolate treat? These Baileys hot chocolate balls are interactive, delicious and just the right amount of boozy. Be sure to use Bailey's Almande to make this DIY gift vegan-friendly!
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Vegan Baileys Hot Chocolate Bombs
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas in Jars
Another great easy DIY Christmas gift for the non-crafty people among us are these spicy roasted chickpeas! Perfect for people who “just don’t like sweets” (if they even exist!), these crispy treats can be placed in mason jars and decorated with a gift tag.
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4-ingredient Vegan Toffees
Sweet, comforting toffee caramels with an amazingly chewy but soft texture — who wouldn’t love this for an edible gift? Made out of purely coconut products, you can wrap them up individually after only about 20 minutes of prep and cook time.
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Edible Gingerbread Cookie Ornaments
These vegan gingerbread cookies are not only great tasting, they can also be strung on the tree for simple holiday decor! No matter if you want to create them with your whole family as a fun pastime and send them to the grandparents or use them as DIY gifts, they are so worth trying.
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Vegan Biscoff Truffles
Made from Biscoff cookies (speculoos), cookie butter spread and dark chocolate, these Biscoff truffles are the perfect edible gift for the holidays or everyday sweet snack! Only 3 ingredients are needed for this decadent treat that’s so moreish during the cold months.
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Vegan Biscoff Truffles
Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Although this might be a rather uncommon edible gift idea, making healthy vegan parmesan is super easy and so genius! Surprise your friends or family with a batch during the next special occasion and let them guess what it’s made of.
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Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters
It doesn’t get much easier than these 5-minute dark chocolate almond clusters! Nutritious, delicious and made from only 2 ingredients, this quick holiday-approved treat is a great healthier edible gift idea.
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Gingerbread Candied Nuts
These gingerbread candied nuts make a super fun edible vegan DIY Christmas gift for loved ones that’s so easy, your kids can help make it! You can get creative with the flavors from cinnamon to pumpkin spice, orange zest and vanilla — the sky's the limit.
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Chocolate-Covered Snickers Dates
Indulgent, wholesome and so more-ish, these chocolate-covered snickers dates have serious potential to become your new favorite homemade dessert!
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Preserved Chillies in Oil
Homemade preserves, such as these chililes in oil, make a fantastic edible gift that requires only 15 minutes of prep time! Using common pantry staples like salt, white vinegar and olive oil, you can create little mason jars to give away to friends and family.
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Preserved Chillis in Oil
Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffles
What would Christmas be without some delicious chocolate truffles? Since vegan-friendly ones aren’t very easy to find at the store, we recommend that you make your own little homemade selection. This recipe features a trio of fantastic flavors from orange pecan to dark chocolate and white chocolate.
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Vegan Cookies in a Jar
Need an easy, last-minute, but thoughtful gift? Look no further, because these cranberry chocolate chip cookies in a jar are fun, festive and so simple to make. Arranged in beautiful layers, they are easy to bake up once the recipient adds some vegan butter, plant-based milk and vanilla extract.
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DIY Gingerbread Spice Mix
Another really quick and easy DIY gift idea is this homemade gingerbread spice mix. It’s so versatile and can be used to flavor any holiday baking or beverages like vegan eggnog or hot chocolate! The best part: the little gift jars are assembled in only 5 minutes.
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3-Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Bark
This easy vegan peppermint bark recipe is one of the best homemade edible gift ideas to give family and friends this holiday. It’s quick and easy to make and all you need is just three simple ingredients!
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quick easy vegan peppermint bark
Festive No-Bake Granola Bars
Who doesn’t love scrumptious and undetectably good-for-you snacks? These delicious no-bake granola bars are easy to make and can be wrapped individually to turn them into edible gifts. They feature all the delicious seasonal ingredients from walnuts to cinnamon and pomegranate seeds!
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Healthy No Bake Granola Bars

More Vegan Holiday Recipes

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22 Homemade Vegan Food Gifts & DIY Ideas

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
These lovely vegan food gifts will make this holiday season so much more special and fun! Including some 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!
Serves 1


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


  • Wash your oranges thoroughly under running water, then cut them into ¼ inch slices.
  • Add water and sugar to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then add the orange slices.
  • Make sure they are all submerged in water and give them an occasional stir while you let them simmer for about 40 minutes.
  • Once this time has elapsed, transfer the orange slices to a wire rack set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for easier cleanup.
  • Let them cool completely either at room temperature or speed up the process by placing them in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle with coarse salt and chopped nuts if wanted for a pretty finish and repeat until all orange slices have been dipped and decorated.
  • Place the tray in the fridge for about an hour, until the chocolate is hardened.
  • 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!


  • 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 food gift ideas in the article above.
Course: Special Occasions
Cuisine: American
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.


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