Whether you want to create a “just because” vegan care package for your girlfriend or you’re gearing up for Christmas, make sure DIY vegan gift baskets are on your radar! It’s a meaningful way to show you really care about your loved one’s interests. In this blog post, you’ll find a list of good gift basket ideas for vegetarians and vegans. But this guide to creating your own gift basket is helpful for more than just plant-based dietary themes; it’s a resource for anyone interested in eco friendly, zero waste brands.
How to Make an Absolutely Charming Hot Chocolate Gift Basket
Isn’t it wonderful that there are so many different types of Homemade Hot Chocolate Gift baskets available to us? This is your one-stop-shop for the ins and outs of creating a hot cocoa gift basket.
Although this is just a brief introduction to vegan gift basket ideas, you’ll find even more creative gift basket ideas in the blog archives below.
- A list of various zero waste products to use as “baskets”
- An easy vegan hot cocoa recipe
- Tips and inspiration for fun little extras to tuck into the gift basket/box
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First: How to Make a Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
Raw Vegan Ingredients:
2 oz Vegan Dark Chocolate Chips
4 oz Non-Dairy Cocoa Powder (Unsweetened)
4 oz Coconut Palm Sugar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
3/4 cup Vegan Mini Marshmallows
12 oz. mason jar
Eco-Friendly Printable Tags (for Writing Recipe Instructions for Mix)*
Pretty Ribbons (These are optional, but they can really enhance the aesthetic aspect of the gift!)
*These are easy to find on Etsy! One option is a set of stickers that go on top of each mason jar lid. You can personalize the date and name of the item. You can even purchase eco-friendly mason jar cozies!
Then, you can write something like this on the gift instructions card:
Remove the marshmallow from the top of the jar, and then screw the lid back on tightly. Shake the jar vigorously. Warm up 1 cup of hemp milk or coconut milk. Gently whisk 1/4 a cup of the hot cocoa mixture. Pour into your favorite mug and top with marshmallows. Viola!
Small Gift Basket Ideas
The following is a list of zero waste products from eco friendly brands. Each item serves some sort of a “basket” in which to arrange all of the goodies!
Crocheted Heart Basket
(Handmade and absolutely adorable, especially for Valentine’s Day!)
Eco Friendly Empty Gift Baskets on Amazon
(There are a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors!)
Whatever Treasures You Have Around the House
(This is ideal, since it’s reusing something you already own. Look around for pretty bags, baskets, or boxes you’ve forgotten about. You can always line them with pretty paper or cloth.)
Zero Waste Cozy Vegan Hot Chocolate Gift Basket:
What to Put Inside: Inspiration…
An Eco-Friendly Set of Bamboo Straws/Spoons
Mason Jar of Homemade Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix
Eco Friendly Handmade Reusable Coffee Cup Cozy
Handwoven Tulip Placement (In addition to being eco-friendly, this product supports underprivileged women. These are sustainable, ethical products!)
Mason Jar with Folded Up Notes on Tiny Pieces of Paper
(These can be love notes, inspiring quotes, or simply encouraging messages.)
Cute Recipe Card with Vegan Whipped Cream Recipe
Your Turn! It’s Time to Create Your Own Hot Chocolate Gift Basket
I hope you enjoyed this compilation of ideas! Of course, feel free to use them as a springboard for your own creative gift basket ideas. In order to see more in-depth DIY Gift Basket Ideas, make sure to check out the blog archives below!
Run Cook Laugh’s Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix