The Complete Guide to Vegan-Friendly Holiday Gifts
Looking for gift ideas for that vegan or wellness lover in your life? (Or are you that vegan who will be sending this to family and friends that wonder what the heck to buy you?) We know how hard it can be buying gifts these days with so many options to make your head spin; that’s why we’ve compiled the Complete Guide to Vegan-Friendly Holiday Gifts. For vegans and non-vegans alike, this list will give you some great options to please everyone on your list!
For the Health Obsessed (Or for the Online Shopper!)
There’s nothing better than giving the gift of health! ThriveMarket.com is a great new website that offers tons of vegan products at wholesale prices, from pantry staples like organic oils, beans, and almond milk, to those hard-to-find items like cruelty-free beauty products, household cleaners, and more. There is a yearly membership fee of $59.95, but I found that I was able to save that amount in only three orders. This is a great gift option for anyone with any dietary restriction, as you can easily filter the products by vegan, gluten-free, organic, etc. They offer gift cards at any amount, or better yet, buy yourself a membership and do your own gift shopping there! Free trials available. (BONUS: Thrive Market gives a membership to a low-income family in need every time a membership is purchased!)
For the Fashion Lover
This is one of my personal favorites! Pictured here is my GUNAS handbag, purchased almost four years ago (!!!) and looking good as new! This company truly has the highest standards when it comes to the quality of their materials, and the quality of their ethics. We couldn’t agree more with their mission statement: “Animals are not meant to be a part of fashion. We can look and feel good without harming other living beings.” Plus, they are offering an amazing discount of 20% OFF if you use the code XMAS20! Hurry — this offer ends on December 13th! Also get this holy-crap-adorable keychain for FREE (normally $59!) with code FREECHARM or use the code SHIPEXPRESS for a free upgrade to 1-2 day shipping. How awesome is this company?! Gift cards available too.
UPDATE: The code XMAS20 has expired but you can now use the code SKIM10 for 10% off any purchase of $200 or more! Click here!
For the Beauty Hoarder
For the woman in your life who just can’t get enough make-up and beauty products, this is the gift that keeps on giving! Sign her up for a Vegan Cuts Beauty Box subscription and she’ll receive a box of both full-size and sample-size products to try once a month! Let’s face it; it’s not easy to pick out make-up for somebody else, so let Vegan Cuts do it for you! (While you’re at it, check out the Vegan Cuts Marketplace to see all of their other amazing offerings. They sell everything from vegan snacks and chocolate to art and jewelry!)
For the Cocktail Connoisseur
For the party hostess who has it all, or for the friend in your life who likes making a good cocktail at home, a bottle of Crop Organic Spiced Pumpkin Vodka is the way to go. I’m someone who rarely chooses vodka, but this stuff is amazing! This was found at our local liquor store for just $19. Pair this bottle with a book like The Tipsy Vegan by John Schlimm which is filled with great cocktail and booze-infused food recipes, or a super-cute Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker like the one seen here.
For the Animal Lover
For the animal lover in your life, there is nothing better to give than direct love and care for animals! With the gift of an animal sponsorship at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, 100% of the money you spend will go directly to the costs of caring for the rescued animals at the sanctuary, and your gift recipient will receive a personalized photo card of the animal you select. It is a 12-month commitment, but some animals can be sponsored for as little as $10/month. Click here for details.
If that’s a little pricey for you, take a look at these adorable hand-stamped necklaces by Christy Robinson for only $16-20! They are made out of recycled aluminum, and a portion of Christy’s proceeds always goes to earth/animal-friendly charities.
For the Coffee Addict
We LOVE this hilarious tank by Sidecca. Perfect for the vegans in your life who can’t live without their caffeine! And a holiday gift list wouldn’t be complete with the classic stocking stuffer: Hurraw Chapstick! This one is made with raw, organic, and fair trade ingredients, and best of all, is coffee flavored! And lastly, any coffee lover will go crazy for this Chocolate Mousse Coffee Body Scrub made with organic coffee, sugar and oils. (Yes, it is edible.)
For the Cold-Weather Vegan
We’ve had a beautiful December here in New York, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t gearing up for the cold! I was lucky enough to get these Patagonia Activist Boots on sale for Black Friday, and I am in love! The current listing price is $120.98 but that is a small price to pay for cozy feet all winter without involving wool or leather! Buy a half size up so you have room for some thick vegan socks! And speaking of socks…Pact Apparel is offering 25% off with coupon code GIVEPACT25. They have the nicest, coziest organic cotton socks out there, along with pajamas, basics, and more. We love that they are also certified Fair Trade.
For the Eco-Conscious One
LoveGoodly.com is an awesome new site dedicated to all-natural and eco-friendly goods that get delivered to your door. Their boxes include nontoxic skincare, healthy snacks, and eco style accessories. Similar to Vegan Cuts, you can sign up for a box subscription or just give a single box as a gift. We love that each purchase from Love Goodly supports a cause like Farm Sanctuary. AND, drum roll please, use the discount code LOVE12DAYS for $12 off the purchase of a single box, a set of three boxes, a bimonthly subscription, or a 6-month subscription.
For the Newbie Vegan
For a friend or family member who is newly vegan, or considering the transition, the following books and DVDs are a great place for them to start!
Forks Over Knives (A life-changing film!)
Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook (We call this one the vegan recipe bible!)
And finally, the Stocking Stuffers:
If, somehow, you still have not found the perfect gift for the vegan or wellness lover in your life, please e-mail us at email@example.com and we’ll be sure to help you out! As always, thanks for supporting cruelty-free businesses.
Happy shopping and happy holidays!
For the animals,