Give What Matters with these thoughtful, eco-inspired DIY gifts wrapped in an endlessly reusable, radically functional Stasher bag. We call that a gift in a gift.
HOMEMADE SWEETS & TREATS
Batch Made in Heaven. The Festive Stand-Up Trio Bundle is perfect for gifting rolled up cookie dough. Include baking instructions and make it extra by adding complementary accessories — a rolling pin, cookie cutters, colorful oven mitts, a festive apron — you get the idea. Try the Quart or Half Gallon bags for gifting a batch of baked cookies (these classics are always a hit).
Cereal Happiness. Homemade granola is easy to make, and it multitasks almost as well as your Stasher bags. Fill a bowl for breakfast. Use it for topping yogurt, a smoothie bowl, ice cream. Pack it up for snacking on the go. Try this recipe for granola that’s gluten and refined sugar-free — much healthier than store bought. Eco tip: Buy ingredients from the bulk bins to minimize packaging waste.
Tea Time. Got a loved one who loves tea? Steep on this: Most people purchase tea bags for convenience, but many tea brands use plastic in their tea bags (yuck!) — not to mention packaging and tea bag wrappers. Brewing loose tea is not difficult and it’s much more flavorful, so why not convert them to a healthier tea habit that generates less waste? Purchase loose tea in bulk, package it in a cute storage container (aka Stasher bag) to keep it fresh, add a tea steeper and mug, then put a bow on it!
Seasonings Greetings. DIY herb salts are easy to make with just sea salt or kosher salt, your favorite fresh herbs, and a blender or food processor. Package your herbal-icious creations in silicone Stasher bags, create a cute label, or use a non-toxic chalk or dry erase marker to write directly on the matte side of the Stasher bag — watch this video for Stasher bag writing tips. Also check out these spice mix recipes for inspiration.
Reel Fun. Whether it’s date night or fun for the family, make at-home movie night special with everything needed to enjoy a good flick. Pick up a variety of sweets and snacks in the bulk bins, and don’t forget popcorn kernels to make Stasher microwave popcorn! Add favorite beverages and a cozy blanket to complete the experience. This gift will get rave reviews. 👏
Cocktail Party. Let’s raise a toast to this clever gift idea! 🍸 Purchase a variety of small-size spirits that nestle nicely inside a leak-free Stasher bag. With 8 inches of headroom, the Stand-Up Mega is a perfect size. Add accessories, mix-ins, and a cocktail recipe book to complete the portable mini bar!
Spa Time. It’s never easy to prioritize self-care time, so when this home pampering experience shows up under the tree wrapped in the Stasher bags, your recipient will be overjoyed. Try DIYing non-toxic bath bombs or lavender body scrub. Add handmade soaps, candles, a good read, and a cozy spa towel to make your gift recipient feel like you’ve transported to a luxurious spa.
Gift it Forward. We all know the most treasured gifts are not things. As it turns out, these gifts are often better for the planet, too. Create a personalized certificate or coupon that describes your gift. For example...
- Offer your time and / or talents to friends and family — make homemade meals, offer help with a project where your talent adds value, donate babysitting time, or whisk them away for a fun outdoor adventure. Come up with something that will bring joy to your loved one.
- Select a nonprofit organization that has meaning for your recipient and make a donation in their name.
Tip 💡 If your gifting (or budget) goal is to DIY and avoid new purchases, there’s no shame in regifting — passing along gently used items is a win for eco-minded givers. If your Stasher bag collection is abundant, those gently used bags are great for “wrapping” any gift!