Last-Minute Holiday Shopping: Consumable Gift Ideas

Last minute shoppers: do you have some difficult gift recipients left on your list?

Are you stuck on what to get them and nervous you might select something they won’t want? Or that they’ll then have to find a space for your gift in their home?

Over the last few years, I’ve been big on reducing clutter and have started gifting more consumable gifts, especially for people that can be difficult to shop for.

The idea is the gift is something the recipient will consume, and hence it won’t turn into clutter in their home, which will eventually turn into waste. I also find that a consumable gift is easier (and much more low-stakes) to pick out and it’s something they will enjoy.

Check out these consumable holiday gift ideas!

You can find most of these gifts in locally owned shops, or larger retailers.

Coffee Beans



Craft Beer

Bath Bombs

Hair Care

Art Supplies

Gourmet Cooking/Baking Ingredients

Soup/Dip Mixes

Journals, Stationary, and Cards

What are some of your favorite consumable holiday gifts?

Brigette lives in North Liberty with her husband Brian, energetic daughter Kate (October 2014) and their two cats, Penny and Olive. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Brigette came to Iowa City to attend the journalism school at the University of Iowa, fell in love with the area, and decided she couldn’t leave. After meeting Brian while working at the same Iowa City restaurant in college, they got married in August 2015 in the heart of downtown. She works full time in project management and as an employee of the Core Fitness Kids Club while finishing her MBA at Upper Iowa University. In her free time, she drags Kate out garage sale-ing, tries to keep up with her reading list and runs, lives for Hawkeye football season, enjoys a good meal on a patio, runs her Bachelor/Bachelorette bracket with her family and friends, and of course, chases her daughter around the pool and the park.


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