I’m sorry to break it to you but...Christmas is coming! And as much as everyone loves the festivity of the season, time spent with friends and family, the pre- Christmas shopping can prove to be oh-”snow”-stressful. Whether you're a vegan looking for pressies that don’t compromise your morals, or you’ve no idea what to get your vegan friend, we've got you covered! There are plenty of online vegan shops that enable you to avoid crowded stores, long checkouts, have your goods delivered on time and put a smile on your loved ones’ faces. The cruelty-free beauty products, vegan treats, and animal-free clothing and accessories are just a few clicks away!
Now, the question is...
Before we dive deep with gift ideas for vegans I just need to mention that vegans are...just normal people! The only difference is that they made a conscious decision to ditch all animal derived products from their diet and lifestyle. Simples! So please don’t overthink what you’ll be getting them for Christmas (or any other occasion for that matter), just follow your “full-sized aortic pump” (do we have FRIENDS fans here?:)) and “veganaise” things that need to be, i.e. if your friend likes chocolate, get them vegan chocolate, if they like to cook, get them vegan cookbook! I trust you follow the idea? There’s absolutely no need for you to compromise on your or someone else's values shopping vegan! And trust me, shopping (and going) vegan is easier than you think!
I compiled a list of some of my favourite gifts for vegans to make your Christmas shopping even easier this year. And I’m sure this list won’t let you down. You can find some great kitchen tools, vegan fashion, wellness, and beauty products on the list.
Vegan Christmas presents ideas
1. Vegan scented candles | Ahimsa Soy Candles
You can never have enough candles in the winter! These eco-friendly, handmade and vegan soy wax candles come in four fragrances: lemongrass, jasmine, lavender, and rose. I absolutely love the vintage touch to their decorative cans! They are clean burning and non toxic. They only sell exclusively within the UK. The owner of the band is very helpful should you have any questions in terms of the products too!
2. Water bottle | Green Spirits
Eco conscious gift that will go a long way. And doesn’t this water bottle look cool? It’s plastic - free and leak proof. Also, 10% of the profits is donated to the charity of the month. I actually like all the products that you can find on their website and love their mission.
3. Vegan chocolates | The Veda Soul Company
The Veda Soul Company have created 100% vegan and organic, free from refined sugar decadent treats. They believe ‘emotions infuse into food during preparation’ and so put their heart and soul into their creations to ensure every crumb is filled with love. And the treats are simply yummy!
4. Jewellery | Jewellery by Juna
Jewellery by Juna’s pieces are all handmade from recycled silver and gold. Their aim is to create beautiful pieces made from ethically sourced materials. They are very unique and will enhance any look.
5. Safety razors | Rebel ShaveRebel Shave have created plastic free, game-changing safety razors. Their razors have beautiful bamboo handles and their products are proudly zero waste. The razors are really easy to use, available in 3 different colours to appeal to everyone. It’s definitely a unisex item! I mean I’ve been using one myself for the past few months and absolutely love it! If you like to encourage men and women to make the switch to a safety razor, as it’s time to ditch the disposables, this can make a nice present for your loved ones!
6. Mens skincare | Talisman
Safia and Paven, the owners of the brand, created high quality skincare line for men. Their products are plant-based, include unexpected ingredients – like cardamom and broccoli seed! If you want to get something for your man to make him feel special, I’d say you head straight over to Talisman!
7. Instant pot pressure cooker | Instant Pot
This device makes everyone’s life easier! Well, at least the ones that enjoy preparing and eating wholesome meals at home :) I use it regularly, especially during autumn and winter months. It’s such a time saver and perfect tool in a vegan kitchen!
8. Vegan desserts/ snacks | Myshrooms
Myshrooms' snacks support the mind, body, and soul. They spike their snacks with medicinal mushrooms and tonic herbs so that you can indulge and heal with every bite. They also avoid plastic and unnecessary packaging wherever possible, doing every little bit that they can for our planet. On the personal note, I met the owner of Myshrooms a while ago at one of the vegan markets and she's just so lovely! Also, it goes without saying, their treats are absolutely delicious! Couldn't recommend them enough, and not only for Christmas!
Perfect present for a vegan
The above are just some ideas to make your holiday-perfect-present-for-a-vegan shopping a breeze!. I’d highly recommend you to check out my previous blog featuring vegan fashion brands for some vegan presents inspiration as well. And, emmm, there are also FERRON Crossbody Vegan Handbags that I’m sure would put a smile on every lady’s face :)
I hope you like these vegan gifts as much as I do!
Enjoy this very special time of the year!