‘Tis the season of giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with thoughtful, homemade plant based DIY holiday gifts? Whether you’re a crafting extraordinaire or a DIY novice, these ideas are sure to delight your loved ones while promoting a compassionate, plant based lifestyle. Let’s dive into some green and heartfelt gift inspiration!

Vegan Cookie Mix Jars:

One easy plant based DIY holiday gift may just also be the favorite gift of all – for plant based eaters and conventional eaters alike! Create beautiful layers of dry ingredients in a glass jar for vegan cookies. Attach a recipe card, and your friends and family will have a delightful batch of plant based treats in no time. Personalize the jar with festive ribbons or tags for that extra touch of holiday magic. The recipients of these gifts will love them and these VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES will become your new favorite go-to cookie recipe!

Warm Wishes Cookie Mix in a Jar

Ingredients to Layer:

  • All-Purpose Flour – 1 1/2 cups
  • Baking Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Rolled Oats – 1/2 cup
  • Brown Sugar – 3/4 cup
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips – 3/4 cup


  • GLASS JARS WITH LIDS (16 oz or 500 ml size works best)
  • Festive ribbons or twine
  • Printable recipe cards


  • Layer ingredients as listed above using a serving spoon/scoop to help guide ingredients in as needed.

Decorating the Jar:

  • Seal the jar tightly with the lid.
  • Use festive ribbons or twine to decorate the jar. Tie it securely around the lid, creating a bow or knot.

Recipe Card:

  • Create a printable or handwritten recipe card with the following instructions 👇:

Warm Wishes Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients to Add:

  • 1/2 cup Plant Based Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 teaspoon Vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a large bowl, add all wet ingredients and blend well.
  • Add contents of jar and mix until just combined.
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Do not overcook.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Gift Message:

  • “Sending you warm wishes and homemade goodness! Simply follow the instructions to whip up a batch of delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies. Happy baking and happy holidays!”

Feel free to adjust the quantities or ingredients based on personal preferences or dietary restrictions.  

Succulent Terrariums:

Bring a touch of nature indoors with DIY succulent terrariums. Pick up some small, easy-to-care-for succulents and stylish glass containers. Layer the bottom with stones, add some soil, and arrange the succulents creatively. Decorate with pebbles or small ornaments for a personalized touch.

Tiny Oasis Terrariums

Create mini succulent terrariums for a touch of greenery that brightens up any space.


  • Small glass containers or jars
  • Small succulents (easily available at local nurseries or garden centers)
  • Pebbles or small stones
  • Potting soil
  • Decorative sand or small ornaments


  • Begin by placing a layer of pebbles at the bottom of the glass container for drainage.
  • Add a layer of potting soil on top of the pebbles.
  • Gently remove the succulent from its pot and place it in the center of the container.
  • Surround the succulent with decorative sand or small ornaments.
  • Add miniature figurines if desired for a whimsical touch.
  • Water the succulent sparingly, as they don’t require much moisture.

Gift Message:

  • “May this tiny oasis bring you tranquility and joy. These succulent terrariums are a reminder of the beauty of nature. Wishing you a peaceful holiday season!”

These personalized and handmade gifts not only showcase your creativity but also convey a thoughtful message to the recipients. Feel free to adapt these ideas to suit your style and preferences!

Here are a few more ideas that you may also like:

Homemade Vegan Beauty Products:

Crafting your own plant based DIY beauty products is not only fun but also a wonderful way to pamper your loved ones. Try making”

  • vegan lip balm
  • sugar scrubs, 
  • bath salts using natural ingredients.

Package them in pretty jars or containers, and voilà – you have a spa-worthy gift!

Herb Garden Starter Kit:

Encourage the joy of growing with a DIY herb garden starter kit. Include small pots, seeds, and soil, along with instructions for growing herbs indoors. This gift is perfect for anyone who loves cooking and wants to add a fresh, plant based touch to their dishes.

Upcycled Plant Based Crafts:

Get plant based DIY creative with upcycled crafts! Transform old t-shirts into reusable produce bags, repurpose glass jars into herb planters, or make coasters from recycled cardboard. Not only are you gifting something unique, but you’re also helping the environment.

Vegan Recipe Scrapbook:

Compile your favorite plant based recipes into a beautiful scrapbook. Include personal notes, tips, and even some stories behind the dishes. This heartfelt gift not only provides culinary inspiration but also creates a lasting memory.

Remember, the most meaningful gifts come from the heart. Embrace your creative side, enjoy the process, and share the plant based DIY holiday gifts with love for those around you. Happy crafting and happy holidays! 🌱🎁