These fun and easy DIY vegan food gifts make the best homemade, edible presents for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion.
What are the best food gifts to give to a vegan?
The best food gifts for a vegan include homemade baked goods like bread, cookies, cakes, and bars, gourmet vegan chocolates, or store-bought baskets.
When gifting food gifts like baked goods, chocolate, and candy, be sure these items are made without dairy, eggs, or gelatin.
Vegan Food Gifts
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Vegan Food Gifts for Christmas
Here’s a simple solution to those Christmas gift-giving woes — give out a ton of homemade gingerbread candied nuts. They’ll smell like the holidays and taste like heaven. Make sure to include the recipe.
Want to generate smiles this holiday season? Everyone will love the gift of vegan candy cane hot chocolate mix. A gorgeous DIY beverage allows the recipient the choose the perfect time for indulgence.
Cookies anyone? All they’ll need is a few ingredients from the pantry — everything else for Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies is stacked neatly a mason jar. So start dreaming of a white chocolate Christmas!
Red lentils, yellow split peas and brown rice — check! Curry powder and spices in a Ziploc bag — check. Assemble in a mason jar and voila! The perfect holiday gift for that friend who adores healthy eating.
Oranges, sugar, water and chocolate. That’s all you need to make decadent chocolate-dipped candied orange peels. They make a sweet and festive surprise for anyone not on your naughty list.
Premixed pumpkin pie spice is like saying to someone that you trust them to add it to something good and make it even better! Sweet or savory, it makes a lovely gift for the holiday season.
You’re baking homemade Christmas granola? Put me on your list, please! All of that crunchy nut goodness with dried cranberries and rolled oats — sweet and nutritious at the same time!
These are so pretty! Vegan and light and perfectly delicious, anyone would be delighted to receive these aquafaba meringue kisses! You better make a lot because people do get jealous!
Whoever thought Danish Butter Cookies could be vegan? They have that melt-in-your-mouth, buttery lusciousness that you remember but with no animal products. Vegans and non-vegans alike will cheer.
11. Candy Cane Dip
Candy cane dip might be the fullest expression of holiday joy that one person could make. It’s crazy sweet, creamy and an explosion of holiday peppermint madness that will enchant any gathering.
Something about hazelnut and chocolate just feels naughty, like it’s so indulgent you shouldn’t dare partake. These raw vegan truffles are dairy and oil-free and but watch out! They are highly addictive.
Christmas Tree Oreos are a fun treat for kids but watch out! The adults will swoop in and snatch them all away. And why not? They’re super cute, super fun and full of Christmas cheer!
If you’re the kind of person who likes to make an impression, go for giant marshmallows, Baby! Dipped and dripped in chocolate and goodies, they tell everyone that you take Christmas fun seriously!
This homemade gift is all about delayed gratification. Sure you could mix up a batch of cookies as soon as you get it but wouldn’t it be fun to save for a rainy cookie day emergency?
Orange and cranberry are holiday flavors that were made for each other. Put them together in a single cookie and whoa! Orange cookies stuffed with a cranberry cashew cream creates gift–giving synergy.
Giving the gift of pretzel sandwiches for the holidays is a guaranteed winner. All of those childhood favorites—chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels—but in a grown up vegan treat.
With only 15 minutes and five ingredients, your Christmas list just got a lot shorter. This chocolate dipped honeycomb is scrumptious and when your friends find out you actually made it, they’ll slow-clap in awe.
How much fun is this? Everything you need to have a sugar cookie decorating session that will put all previous cookie projects to shame. This is a gift that will create special family memories.
To make homemade strawberry jam a little more holiday-friendly, add some cranberries! The tart and sweet flavors compliment each other perfectly. Beware — your friends will expect you to make it again next year.
If you’re ready to change someone’s life for the better, make sure there is homemade chocolate raspberry jam under their tree. Smooth, decadent and sinfully good, try it on ice cream, sugar cookies or crusty French bread.
21. Red Pepper Jelly
If you’ve never tried red pepper jelly, then you’re missing out! Its spicy-sweet punch livens up dips, sauces, toast or crackers. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never not have a jar of it in your pantry.
Homemade cider spices might be the most thoughtful gift of all. Your recipient can relax, knowing their plain cider can be upgraded into full holiday cheer mode with just a few quick spoonfuls.
Around the holidays, it’s good to have something giveable at the ready — for a teacher, a next door neighbor, an extra kid who arrives, etc. Hot chocolate on a stick is that perfect gift! Fun, festive and super user-friendly.
24. Sangria Pack
A DIY sangria kit is not only a festive gift for the holidays, it could also be a thoughtful house warming, Cinco de Mayo or wedding shower gift. Why? It is so much fun!
Is there anyone who doesn’t love hot chocolate? I didn’t think so. DIY hot chocolate is an ideal gift for families, couples or just anyone in touch with their inner little kid.
Did you know that you can actually make vegan Irish Cream Baileys? If you have any vegan friends who like a little nip around the holidays, they’ll squeal with delight when presented with your homemade bottle.
Homemade Vegan Food Gifts
Is there any better gift than something that you can actually use? Seriously, who wouldn’t want to receive a ready-to-make meal in an adorable jar? Spices and easy-to-follow recipe included!
Need a gift for a gourmet? How about some red wine-infused sea salt? Its festive color and acidic, earthy edge will win the hearts of foodies and bump up any culinary game.
29. Vegan Candy Trail Mix (Low Carb, Sugar-free)
Giving a keto-dieter homemade trail mix they can actually eat is a Christmas win! There’s no better way to tell someone you care than by making them something delicious to eat.
Colorful chocolate truffles are great at Christmas time, that’s true. When they’re packed with nutritious ingredients like dates, almonds and hemp seeds, it’s a win for your health and for your taste buds!
Homemade edible gifts are a holiday home run. No-bake granola bars couldn’t be simpler to make, healthier to eat and in a cute package with a bow, more fun to receive.
Oh, a Christmas present! What a nice surprise! So it’s a…a chocolate salami? Now that’s one delicious chocolaty surprise that can be served as an appetizer or a dessert!
Do you know someone who loves to bake? If so, homemade vanilla extract may just be the ultimate holiday gift! It’s easy to make using vodka and vanilla beans and will add a little magic to their baking.
Reasons why infused oils make a great Christmas gift — they’re beautiful to look at, make lovely kitchen decorations and taste amazing — drizzle on bread, pasta dishes or add them to any recipe!
Once you give marmalade at Christmas, you may never go back. If love isn’t handing someone an adorable jar of something you actually stirred on your stove, then I guess I don’t know what love really is.
Start early if you want to give homemade limoncello this holiday season! It takes up to six weeks to mature but if you take the time, the lemony rewards will be ample.
Don’t feel like DIY-ing? Buy some vegan chocolate and wrap it in festive paper! 😉
Homemade Vegan Food Gift Ideas FAQ
Some DIY Christmas gifts that a vegan would be delighted to receive are food gift baskets filled with their favorite baked goods and gourmet snacks, clothing made with animal-free fabrics like vegan leather and eco-friendly natural fibers, and cruelty-free candles, bath products, and self-care items.
Make your own vegan cookie mix by combining all of the dry ingredients and add-ins like chocolate chips in a cute container, and include a cute tag with the recipe instructions including the wet ingredients and baking instructions. Try Mason Jar Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies, Vegan M&M Cookies in a Jar, or use one of your favorite recipes.
Some store-bought gingerbread cookies like ginger thins or ginger snaps can be vegan, but most homemade recipes include eggs, dairy, and sometimes honey. Try making your own vegan gingerbread cut out cookies, or pick up a box of accidentally vegan cookies from the store (check the ingredients).
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