It’s so fun to make and give treats around the holidays to neighbors and friends. But, what do you do if your neighbor has dietary restrictions, food allergies or medical conditions that make it hard to find foods that fit their diets? If you’re not comfortable delving into the world of reading labels, or trying to cook with different ingredients you’ve never used, then use these cute non-food gift ideas.
These holiday gifts are range from homemade, to store bought but all show thought and care as well as any goodie plate ever could. Plus, they’ll be used and enjoyed for more than a few minutes, unlike food. I know I’d be happy receiving any of these!
Soapn You Have a Merry Christmas
May your holidays be safe and inclusive! I hope this list helps you think outside the box when it comes to giving gifts.
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I love this! I need so many teacher gifts this year, that this is perfect! I always worry about allergies and now I won’t have too!
YAY! I’m so glad that this will come in handy for you. Your teachers will love you.
Such fun practical ideas! I want those rice packs and bath salts for myself!
Me too! I’m secretly hoping my neighbors are paying attention 🙂
I love the blanket idea! I need to get a bunch for my family too. So clever!
Yes, you can never go wrong with a blanket!
These are such fun and creative non-food alternatives! Love them all!
Thanks Brianna! Hopefully there’s something for everyone.
Sabrina | The Tomato Tart
This is awesome tips , very thoughtful ideas for gifts. Looks fun and yet meaningful.
Thanks Sabrina. I think meaningful gifts are the best!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish
I love those bath salts and the felted wool dryer balls. Such a fun list of ideas for gifts!
I do too! I think that’s why I put them, I’m secretly hoping my neighbors are paying attention 🙂
Kelly @ TastingPage
So many great ideas and love that they aren’t things to pack on more extra calories!
Yes, it definitely is a waist-saver!
Love these gift-giving ideas! This is a helpful list to have on hand for the holidays!
Thanks Lindsay! I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂
Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
I love this roundup of non food gifts!! Everything doesn’t need to revolve around food 😉
Amen and amen, Chrystal!
With so many allergies and special diets I don’t like giving food as presents so this is a great list!
That’s a great way to look at it, Cricket. Yes, it’s always safer to give non-food nowadays.
Sharon @What The Fork
I enjoyed reading all of these non-food ideas! I love gifts that are meaningful as well. These are great!
Thanks Sharon. Agreed–meaningful gifts (and thoughtful) and THE best.
Some of these ideas are just brilliant! Hand Santatizer? Love it!
Wasn’t that one fun?! Loved that idea. Thanks! 🙂
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Depending on the year I make non-food gifts! I always make my gifts DIY/homemade though! So much more meaningful!
It’s so true! I bet your friends love getting your gifts.
Laura |Petite Allergy Treats
All of these gifts look beautiful and fun! Love the food-free ideas!!
Thanks Laura! Yes, sometimes it’s nice to just get away from the worry and hassle of food!