Unique Consumable Gifts You Haven't Considered Yet

Consumable Gift Ideas - Gift Boxes & Baskets

In the quest for the perfect gift, are you yearning for something beyond the ordinary? Something that doesn't just add to shelf decor but sparks joy and serves a purpose? Well, buckle up because we've got a treasure trove of delightfully creative gift ideas just for you!

Dive into this collection where every gift is not just a possession but an experience. These goodies are the kind that won't linger on shelves, promising a journey of delightful consumption. And the best part? They won't burn a hole in your wallet, with many gems priced under the $150 mark. So, get ready to unleash your inner gift guru and explore a world where thoughtful, useful, and budget-friendly collide!

In this gift guide, we'll cover:

  • What is considered a consumable gift?
  • Consumable gifts under $150
  • Popular consumable gift boxes
  • What to give instead of gifts?
  • Gifting experiences instead of things
  • Virtual experience gifts for clients & employees
  • Consumable gifts for people that have everything
  • 10 gift ideas for people who are hard to shop for

So, stick around as we get into the details on corporate + personal gifting. Our focus for this guide: great consumable gifts.

What is Considered a Consumable Gift?

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Consumable gifts are packaged goods that have a shelf life and are meant to be used up. Consumable gifts include: food, drink, candles, lotion, bath bombs, and so on. Gift cards and experiences also fall into this category.

A consumable gift is a great gift for a minimalist or person who already has everything.

We often hear that Giften Market is the perfect place to shop for people who are "hard to shop for." We take pride in having many high-quality consumable gift options available.

Consumable Gift Ideas Under $150

Sending a custom gift basket filled with delicious snacks and drinks is always a fun surprise!

Your gift basket (or more specifically, gift box or gift crate depending on your packaging selection) can be tailored to fit your recipient's likes and interests.

Whether they love sweet or savory treats, or mixing up custom cocktails, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Ready to skip ahead and start building your own gift box? Start here: Build-Your-Own Gift Box.

Popular Consumable Gift Ideas


  1. Movie Marathon Gift Basket
  2. Build-Your-Own Brunch Crate
  3. Joy Celebration Gift Set
  4. Build-Your-Own Care Package
  5. Virtual Happy Hour
  6. Stock the Bar Gifts
  7. Stock the Breakroom
  8. Hygge Gift Boxes
  9. Birthday Treats Galore
  10. Virtual Hug
  11. Thinking of You Gifts

What Do You Give Instead of Physical Gifts?

Gifting Experiences Instead of Gifts - Great Ideas

Crack the code to timeless memories: Choose experiences over gifts!

Struggling to find the perfect gift for those hard-to-please folks? Fret not, we've got you covered.

The trend of giving experiences is on the rise, with 78% of people preferring it over physical gifts, as per an American Express survey.

Why? Because when you gift an experience, you're giving the priceless opportunity to create lasting memories. And we all know, memories trump possessions any day!

Gifting Experiences Instead of Things

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If you're skipping the "stuff" and looking for creative ideas for experiences, here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Cooking Class: Gift a cooking class where the recipient can learn new culinary skills or master a specific cuisine.

  2. Concert or Event Tickets: Purchase tickets to a live performance, concert, or sports event based on the recipient's interests.

  3. Spa Day or Wellness Retreat: Treat someone to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with a spa day or wellness retreat.

  4. Hot Air Balloon Ride: For the adventurous, a hot air balloon ride offers a unique and memorable experience.

  5. Wine Tasting Tour: Explore local vineyards or wineries with a wine tasting tour, perfect for wine enthusiasts.

  6. Art or Pottery Class: Tap into the recipient's creative side by gifting them an art or pottery class.

  7. Adventure Activities: Consider experiences like zip-lining, kayaking, or a weekend camping trip for those who love outdoor adventures.

  8. Subscription Services: Gift subscriptions to streaming services, book clubs, or gourmet food boxes for ongoing enjoyment.

  9. Concierge Services: Provide a day of luxury with concierge services, covering activities like chauffeured rides, restaurant reservations, and more.

  10. Travel Vouchers: Offer travel vouchers or accommodation stays for a weekend getaway or a dream vacation.

  11. Escape Room Adventure: Challenge the recipient's problem-solving skills with an escape room adventure.

  12. Art or Music Festival Tickets: Attendees can immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of art or music festivals.

If you're based in Minnesota like us, here are some local small business vendors that can help create memorable experiences!

Better yet, combine all of the above for your own surprise party!

Virtual Experience Gifts for Employees & Clients

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  1. Virtual Game Night (see: Jackbox Games)
  2. Murder Mystery Party
  3. Paint By Numbers
  4. Virtual Escape Room
  5. Wine Tasting or Cocktail Making
  6. Ice Cream Social
  7. Surprise Party (such as for a milestone birthday, baby shower, or retirement)
  8. Amazing Race
  9. Brunch Around the World
  10. Online Scavenger Hunt

These types of experiences are perfect for employees and clients alike! 

One of our favorite ways to make virtual experiences extra special is to send a gift box or kitted set in the mail to be opened and enjoyed during the event.

Here at Giften Market, we offer customizable kits for virtual meetings and events including:

  • Coffee Break
  • Happy Hour
  • Brunch Spread
  • Game Night
  • Popcorn & Movie / Premiere Night
  • Derby / Horse Race
  • Sweets & Treats
  • S'mores
  • Game Night
  • Design-Your-Own!

Get people sharing an experience and a virtual cheers from the comfort of their own homes.

Already have a theme in mind? No problem. Reach out to our Gift Concierge to discuss options.

We've created some incredibly fun Murder Mystery Party Kits, Horse Race / Derby Day themed boxes, and Virtual Cocktail Class Pairings, to name a few.

Consumable Gifts for People Who Have Everything

At-Home Spa Day Gifts

When shopping for people who seem to already have everything they could want or truly don't need more physical belongings, gifting becomes especially challenging.

Well, stick with us because the following roundups will provide ample ideas for gifts that don't take up space or create extra clutter.

As we like to call them - crowd-pleasing gifts for everyone on your list!

10 Gift Ideas for People Who Are Hard to Shop For


  1. Brunch Gift Basket
  2. Build-Your-Own Gift Box or Gift Crate
  3. Movie Nigh Popcorn Gift Set
  4. Relax Gift Box
  5. Ultimate Spa Day Gift Box
  6. Ultimate Backyard BBQ Collection
  7. Snack Sampler Bento Box
  8. Charcuterie Gift Box
  9. Foodie Gift Crate
  10. Peaceful Retreat Gift Box
  11. Happy Housewarming Basket

Shop all Gift Ideas here. 

Giving the gift of experience is a great way to show your gift recipients that you care for their well-being. With many different options available, there is just the right experience gift for everyone - including kids (yes, even kids can enjoy unwrapping gifts that aren't toys!).

What's an Experience Gift?

Create a Custom Gift Basket


A great way to create pleasant memories that will last forever is by giving experiences instead of material belongings. 

Material possessions are always replaceable, but experiences only come once in a lifetime. 

To make the most out of your gift giving experience and create pleasant memories that will last forever - give an experience instead of material items!

Experience & Consumable Gifts for Kids

Family Movie Night Gift Ideas


  1. A trip to the zoo
  2. A day at the museum + fancy lunch out
  3. Art class (pottery / jewelry making / soap making, etc.)
  4. Scavenger hunt
  5. Ice cream social (with ALL of the toppings!)
  6. Outdoor adventure (hiking / fishing / rock climbing)
  7. Waterpark or amusement park
  8. Horseback riding
  9. Skiing / snowboarding including lessons
  10. Camping trip

When you give a gift that is more than just toys, your child will feel special and appreciated. What's more? These activities can improve stress levels among parents as well as strengthen relationships with those who receive them! 

The Perfect Consumable Gift for Everyone on Your List

Winter Warmup Hot Cocoa Gifts


Tired of searching for the perfect gift, only to have another gifting occasion pop up right after? We've got the recipe for your gifting program.

Step 1: Outline what you know about the individual's likes and dislikes - coffee or tea? Bath or shower? Indoors or outdoors? Dietary preferences?

Step 2: Use this information to narrow down the options around a specific theme or feeling - Picnic in the Park / At-Home Spa Day, etc.

Step 3: Search for consumable products that fit the theme. Short on time? Check out Giften Market!

Our wide selection of food, beverage, and self-care gifts means there's sure to be something perfect for your gifting needs.

Picnic Gifts

From a picnic in the park to an at-home spa day, we've got you covered! Plus, our simple ordering process means the task can be completed in a matter of minutes.

Step 4: Make your selections - choose a gift wrapping method (Simple / Deluxe ... Box / Basket ... Short Handwritten Message or Full-Color Printed Greeting Card)

Step 5: Place your order and eagerly await a call or text from your recipient sharing their excitement over such a fun surprise!

We hope you've found this guide helpful! If not, don't worry - we have plenty more ideas where these came from.

Head over to our website or give our Gift Concierge a call for even more crowd-pleasing consumable gift ideas. From everyone at Giften Market, happy gifting!

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After helping countless consumers and business clients alike find just the right mix of consumable products to suit their gifting needs, we decided to create this guide to help others searching for the same thing. Thanks for swinging by!

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