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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
These homemade peppermint bath bombs or fizzies look and smell so festive and might just be the perfect DIY gift for your friends or family members! Made from baking soda, cornstarch, citric acid, essential oils and sugar sprinkles, they are fun to make and really approachable.
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.
Looking for a fun way to enjoy your favorite warming chocolate treat? These Baileys hot chocolate bombs are interactive, delicious and just the right amount of boozy. Be sure to use Baileys Almande to make this DIY gift vegan-friendly!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your recipient is into skincare, make this easy 3-ingredient homemade sugar scrub! It’s both moisturizing and exfoliating and makes a wonderful homemade gift that keeps for months in a tightly sealed container. You can customize your sugar scrub with whatever essential oils you love!
Another easy-to-make personal care item that can be used as a vegan DIY gift is this cute lip balm. While most store-bought lip balms are based on beeswax (which isn’t vegan-friendly), this DIY version calls for soy wax, coconut oil and essential oils of your choice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
More Vegan Holiday Recipes
If you enjoyed our vegan edible gift ideas, be sure to make all holidays vegan-friendly with the following recipes!
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!
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!
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Alena 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.