50 Edible Holiday Gifts-Sustainable Giving
Christmas time can come at a great price to the environment. There is little that is sustainable about tons of cards, wrapping, packaging, and shipping. I love giving homemade edible Christmas gifts because I can control the amount of packaging I use, I can use packaging that is recyclable, and I know the gift itself can be consumed rather than end up in a landfill someday.
Edible holiday gifts can be packaged in reusable glass containers such as mason jars. They can also be packaged in minimal packaging such as thin bags that don’t take up as much room in the landfill as other things.
I love using tins, baskets, and other reusable containers to package my edible gifts in. Think about what you use to present your gifts, you may be able to think of a less wasteful alternative if you give it some thought.
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50 Edible Christmas Gifts-Sustainable Giving
Edible Christmas gifts to make in advance
Mason jar Christmas gifts-Homemade sauces
Homemade food mixes edible Christmas gifts
- Soup mix
- Taco Seasoning mix
- Ranch dip mix
- Chili seasoning
- BBQ Rub
- Pancake mix
- Cookie mix
- Brownie mix
DIY edible holiday gifts-Baked goods
- Pumpkin cookies
- Monster cookies
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Sugar cookies
- Shortbread cookies
- Peanut butter cookies
- Oatmeal cookies
Edible DIY holiday gifts
- Vanilla sugar
Homemade Christmas candy
- Peanut butter balls
- Chocolate dipped pretzels or cookies
Edible Christmas gifts from the Garden
Another great way to give edible gifts (and even some non-edible) is by growing them yourself. We grow so many great things in our garden, and many of them can be turned into thoughtful gifts.
I love how great this is for the environment. Many can even be given with NO packaging ever involved in the giving or the processing. What a win for our future and the sustainability of our earth!
- Garlic Braids
- Onion Braids
- Dried Herb Mixes
- Herb Vinegars
- Herb oils
- Compound butters
- Dehydrated veggie soup mixes
- Dehydrated fruit treats
- Seeds you saved yourself for the receiver to start their own garden next year
- Homemade fruit leather
- Trail mix
- Roasted pumpkin seeds
- Lavender sugar
- Herbal Tea
- Homegrown luffas sponges
- Lavender wands or sachets
- Headache pillows
- Pressed flowers on cards or notepaper
- Grapevine wreaths or garlands
- Cut flowers
There are tons of great things that can be made with your own hands. Edible Christmas gifts are thoughtful and show love to those you chose to make them for. People appreciate heartfelt gifts.
I LOVE knowing that my gifts were thoughtful as well as cut down on waste for the environment and leave a better place for all of us to live.
There are so many Sustainable Gifts you can give this Christmas. It will cut down on so much waste going to the landfill in the future and leave the earth in better shape for future generations.
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