What are you looking for in a gift? Something that is thoughtful, useful, and won’t simply sit on a shelf? If this is the case then we have several creative gift ideas for you!
The gifts included in this guide are consumable so they can be used up without any clutter left behind. Many of these gifts are under $150 which makes them budget-friendly too.
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?
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
- Gourmet Movie Night
- Build-Your-Own Brunch Crate
- S'mores Kit
- Build-Your-Own Care Package
- Virtual Happy Hour
- Stock the Bar Gifts
- Stock the Breakroom
- Hygge Gift Boxes
- Birthday Treats Galore
Virtual Hug / Thinking of You Gifts
What Do You Give Instead of Physical Gifts?
Tell me the best way to make memories: Give experiences rather than gifts!
Do you have employees or clients that are difficult to shop for? Friends or family members that aren't materialistic or already seem to have everything? Don't worry we have great gift ideas for them, too.
Gifting experiences instead of things is becoming a more popular trend every year. A survey by American Express found that 78% of people would rather receive an experience gift than something physical.
When you give someone an experience, you're giving them the opportunity to create memories. And we all know that memories last longer than physical possessions!
Gifting Experiences Instead of Things
If you're skipping the "stuff" and looking for creative ideas for experiences, here are a few of our favorites:
- Tickets to a show, game, concert, or other event
- Membership to a museum, zoo, or botanical garden
- A day of pampering at a luxe local day spa
- Dinner at a unique or experiential local restaurant
- Cooking, glassblowing, or pottery class
- Indoor skydiving
- Lift tickets for skiing, snowboarding, or tubing
- Pop-up picnic or charcuterie board delivery
- In-home catered meal with custom printed menu cards
- Glamping tent rental
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
- Virtual Game Night (see: Jackbox Games)
- Murder Mystery Party
- Paint By Numbers
- Virtual Escape Room
- Wine Tasting or Cocktail Making
- Ice Cream Social
- Surprise Party (such as for a milestone birthday, baby shower, or retirement)
- Amazing Race
- Brunch Around the World
- 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
- Game Night
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
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
- Deluxe Breakfast Gift Crate
- Build-Your-Own Gift Box or Gift Crate
- Popcorn & Movie Night
- Self-Care Gift Box
- Big Night In Gift Box
- Sweets & Treats Deluxe Gift Box
- Ultimate Spa Day Gift Box
- The Old Fashioned Gift Crate
- Charcuterie Gift Box
- Rosy Outlook Gift Box
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?
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
- A trip to the zoo
- A day at the museum + fancy lunch out
- Art class (pottery / jewelry making / soap making, etc.)
- Scavenger hunt
- Ice cream social (with ALL of the toppings!)
- Outdoor adventure (hiking / fishing / rock climbing)
- Waterpark or amusement park
- Horseback riding
- Skiing / snowboarding including lessons
- 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
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.
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!