35+ DIY Vegan Food Gift Ideas (Christmas, Birthdays..etc.) | The Green Loot

35+ DIY Vegan Food Gift Ideas (Christmas, Birthdays..etc.)

These fun and easy DIY vegan food gifts make the best homemade, edible presents for Christmas, birthdays or any occasion.

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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.

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When gifting food gifts like baked goods, chocolate, and candy, be sure these items are made without dairy, eggs, or gelatin.


Vegan Food Gifts

To find more vegan Christmas content, check out our vegan gift baskets, stocking stuffersvegan Christmas dinner, vegan Christmas cookies, vegan Christmas desserts, Christmas brunch and Christmas drinks roundups.


Vegan Food Gifts for Christmas

1. Vegan Gingerbread Candied Nuts

Vegan Food Gifts for Christmas
Photo: The Green Loot

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.


2. Vegan Gingerbread Cookies (gluten-free)

vegan food gifts
Photo: The Green Loot


3. Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Mix in a Jar

Homemade Vegan Food Gifts
Photo: Tasty Yummies

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.


4. Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar

Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies in a Jar
Photo: Suburban Simplicity

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!


5. Vegan Curried Lentil Soup Mix in a Jar

Curried Lentil Rice Soup Mix in a Jar
Photo: The Pretty Bee

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.


6. Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Peels in a Jar

Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Peels in a Jar
Photo: Freutcake

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.


7. Pumpkin Pie Spice

DIY vegan food gifts
Photo: The Fresh Cooky

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.


8. Vegan Christmas Granola

Christmas Granola
Photo: Celebrate Creativity

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!


9. Festive Meringue Kisses

Vegan Food Gifts for Christmas
Photo: Lauren Caris Cooks

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!


10. Vegan Danish Butter Cookies

Vegan Danish Butter Cookies
Photo: Wallflower Kitchen

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
Photo: The 36th Avenue

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.


12. Vegan Chocolate Hazelnut Truffels

Rocher - Chocolate Hazelnut Truffels
Photo: Seven Roses

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.


17. Vegan Christmas Tree Oreos

Vegan Christmas Tree Oreos
Photo: It’s Always Autumn

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!


13. Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

 Giant Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows
Photo: Modern Parents Messy Kids

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!


14. Vegan Cookie Mix Gift Sacks

Vegan Food Gifts for Christmas
Photo: It’s Always Autumn

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?


15. Orange Cranberry Cookie Sandwiches

Orange Cranberry Cookie Sandwiches
Photo: Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

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.


16. Vegan Pretzel Sandwiches

homemade vegan food gifts
Photo: Vegan Mom

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.


17. Vegan Salted Chocolate ‘Honey’ Comb

Vegan Salted Chocolate Honey Comb
Photo: Veggie Desserts

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.


18. Sugar Cookie Decor Christmas Kit

Sugar Cookie Decor Christmas Kit
Photo: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

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.


19. Vegan Christmas Jam with Berries

Christmas Jam with Strawberry and Cranberry
Photo: A Family Feast

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.


20. Chocolate Raspberry Jam

Chocolate Raspberry Jam
Photo: Love and Olive Oil

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

Red Pepper Jelly
Photo: Inspired by Charm

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.


22. Apple Cider Spice Mix

Hot Apple Cider Cinnamon Spice Mix
Photo: Savory Nothings

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.


23. Vegan Hot Chocolate on a Stick

Vegan Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Photo: Vegan Huggs

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

Vegan Food Gift Ideas
Photo: Fantabulosity

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!


25. DIY Instant Hot Cocoa Mix

DIY Instant Hot Cocoa Mix
Photo: Sprinkle Bakes

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.


26. Vegan Irish Cream Baileys

Vegan Irish Cream Baileys
Photo: Seven Roses

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

27. Spicy Black Bean Soup in a Jar

Spicy Black Bean Soup in a Jar
Photo: Wholefully

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!


28. Red Wine Infused Sea Salt

Red Wine Infused Sea Salt
Photo: Two Loves

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)

Vegan Candy Trail Mix
Photo: The Big Man’s World

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.


30. Chocolate Truffles (Raw, Gluten-free)

Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites (Raw, Gluten-free)
Photo: Will Cook For Friends

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!


31. No Bake Granola Bars (Healthy, Chewy)

No Bake Granola Bars (Healthy, Chewy)
Photo: Happy Kitchen

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.


32. Vegan Chocolate ‘Salami’

Vegan Chocolate 'Salami'
Photo: Vegan On Board

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!


33. Homemade Vegan Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vegan Vanilla Extract
Photo: Natasha’s Kitchen

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.


34. Rosemary, Lemon Infused Olive Oil

Rosemary, Lemon Infused Olive Oil
Photo: Garden In The Kitchen

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!


35. Clementine Marmalade

Clementine Marmalade
Photo: Domestic Gothess

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.


36. Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello
Photo: Love and Olive Oil

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


What to gift to a vegan for Christmas?

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.

How do I make a vegan cookie mix?

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.

Is gingerbread vegan?

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).



What are your favorite DIY vegan gift ideas?

Let me know in the comments!

DIY vegan Christmas gift ideas

35+ DIY Vegan Food Gift Ideas (Christmas, Birthdays..etc.)

These fun and easy DIY vegan food gifts make the best homemade, edible presents for Christmas, birthdays...etc.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Mira M.


  • gingerbread spices
  • almonds
  • sugar
  • water


  • Choose your favorite DIY vegan Christmas gift from the list.
  • Click on the link to get to the recipe/craft.
  • Happy gifting!



Calories: 300kcal
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7 thoughts on “35+ DIY Vegan Food Gift Ideas (Christmas, Birthdays..etc.)”

    • Hi Liz!

      I’m not sure what you mean? If you are interested in one of the gift ideas, please click on the link and that will take you to the original website, where you will find the instructions on how to make them!

  1. 5 stars
    Beautiful, affordable, simple and wonderful ideas! Best of all vegan and eco friendly! My daughter and I will be gifting these ideas for sure! Thank you so much!

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