Master Consumables Gift Thread...

Discussion in 'Gifts & Giving' started by AuntJamelle, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    For the life of me, I could SWEAR we've chatted about this before? I searched but couldn't find it!

    So as we approach the time of year where we will be scratching our brains for gift ideas, I thought I would resurrect the discussion of consumable gifts. Gifts that will be used up as opposed to adding to someone's pile of stuff!

    Sometimes these types of gifts are because the person HAS everything! Or perhaps they are looking to declutter and simplify! Maybe there is an upcoming move! Whatever the reason, here is a nice list to get us started!

    What other ideas can you guys come up with?

    List of Consumables

    Dog Bones/Cookies

    Batteries (Attach a note "gift not included")


    Canned Goods (Jams, Fruits, etc.)

    Charitable donations in the recipient's name

    Coloring Books/Crayons

    Computer paper


    Fireplace Starters/Matches

    Food (Cookies; Quick Breads; Frozen Meals, Nut Butter, Homemade Vanilla, Popcorn, etc.)

    Food Mixes (Gifts in a Jar, Soup Mixes, Dip Mixes, Spice Mixes, Brownie Mix, etc.)

    Drink Mixes (Hot Cocoa, Spiced Teas, etc.)

    Drink (Wine, Beer, Growler of Beer, etc.)


    Postage Stamps

    Assorted Gift Cards w/ Envelopes

    Body Wash/Lotion/Body Butter/Bubble Bath

    Soaps (Hand, Dish, Bar, etc.)

    Sugar Scrubs

    Essential Oils

    Toiletries (Shampoo, Chapstick, Bath Salts, etc.)

    Pre-paid Phone Cards

    Light bulbs - maybe the energy-efficient kind... With a note "You light up my life."

    Magazine Subscription

    • Local zoos

    • Water Parks

    • National Geographic Society

    • Sam’s Club

    • Satellite Radio

    • Netflix, Hulu, etc.

    • State Parks

    Tickets (Play, Show, Symphony, Ballgame, etc.)

    Red Box eCertificate


    DIY Coupon Book (for your time! Yard work, babysitting, etc.)


    Paper Towels/T.P./Tissues (boxes and pocket packs)


    Paper Plates/Napkins/Plastic Silverware/Solo Cups

    Disposable Cameras

    Film (Color and/or Black & White)

    Gift Cards for:

    Fast Food



    Pizza Place


    Movie Theatre



    Pet Store

    Car Wash

    Embroidery Floss, Assorted Colors (for the cross stitcher, etc.)

    Yarn (for the knitter, crocheter, etc.)

    Solid Color Scrapbooking Cardstock (for the scrapper)

    "Blank" of the month club subcription (Chocolate of the Month...mnmmmm... :D )
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  2. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Good Ideals. With a couple of the people on my list I use such ideals.
  3. Myron's Mom

    Myron's Mom Well-Known Member

    Great list! You covered a lot! I've done Grocery store, gas, craft stores, quilt shops gift cards along with the ones on your list.
    Disney gift cards for those planning a trip.
    For elderly folks -spring and or fall cleanup yard service gift certificate, snow plowing service, and cab service.
    Forgive me if I repeated what you already listed!
  4. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    I'm printing this off for my notebook.

    I'm doing the batteries this year. That is so cute.

    For the light bulb I found a light bulb with an emergency back up batter that can still be used when the power goes out.

    I do a lot of gas gift cards too.
  5. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Me too, this is a great list to have on hand.
  6. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I thought we had a list, too, GrammDeb.

    Thanks for starting it again! Lots of good ideas...and some that would be great stocking stuffers!
  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    OHH I love this list.
    I giggled at the battery not included.:D
  8. Minta

    Minta Administrator Staff Member

    Cleaning supplies. Years ago when my god daughter and her best friend went away to college I filled a mop bucket up with assorted cleaning supplies for the their dorm room.

    To add onto some that were listed above - Flavor syrups and powdered creamers to be paired with coffee/tea.

    Now is a good time to stock up on those assorted BBQ sauces, dry rubs and steak sauces to make a BBQ basket.
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  9. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Minta, I am doing a laundry basket for my mum this year. It is full of cleaning products, cloths, toilet cleaner and even toilet paper. Hope it will save her some $$$ at the supermarket.
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