Exchanging gifts is a time-honored tradition many people participate in during the holiday season and beyond. As many vegans do, we try to live a cruelty-free existence while also working to protect the planet for ourselves and the animals. Following vegan values to cause no harm can make finding products and companies to support a time-consuming task. That’s why we created this easy-to-follow vegan gift guide that includes something for every vegan on your list, no matter the occasion or the budget.
Animal-based leather is not only cruel but is also outdated. Doshi offers beautiful, high-quality vegan leather products with a company-wide passion for the cruelty-free vegan way of life. With Doshi’s large variety of bags, wallets, briefcases, belts, and backpacks, it’s easy to find a gift for everyone on your vegan shopping list.
The Back to Roots Mushroom Grow Kit is the perfect gift for the vegan fungi lover in your life. The kit is 100% organic, GMO-free, and will grow all year round in any indirect-light window. Growing edible mushrooms is easy and only requires a daily water spritz with the included mister. The mushrooms are ready for harvest in less than two weeks and make the perfect addition to favorite vegan dishes. Back to Roots also has this kit in their Grow One Give One Campaign, so each purchase donates a grow kit to the classroom of the gift receiver’s choice.
Look no further than Death Wish Coffee if there’s a caffeine fiend on your shopping list. Death Wish Coffee is “the world’s strongest coffee” and is a USDA Certified Organic / Fair Trade product which means there is no need for a side of guilt. There are a variety of roasts and products available for purchase through the Death Wish Coffee website, and they even offer other types of merch for die-hard fans of the brand.
Do you have a vegan fitness buff to shop for JusRédor is a vegan-friendly athletic wear company that challenges workout clothing stereotypes by using eco-friendly, sustainable bamboo fibers. The bamboo fibers in their clothing provide the wearer with a hypoallergenic, comfortable fit while reducing odor/perspiration.
A Vitamix is more than just a blender; it’s a high-powered kitchen tool. Both seasoned vegans and new plant-based cooks will fall in love with the versatility of a Vitamix. It’s easy to make vegan treats like smoothies, soups, dips/spread, non-dairy milk, dressings/marinades, nut butters, baby food, ice cream, and more with this one appliance. Vitamix blenders come with a ten-year warranty, so while this isn’t the most cost-effective gift on our list, it will last for years and years.
Most vegans, especially ones who love to cook, love fresh herbs. Unfortunately, finding the space and time to grow our food can be challenging, but it is possible with advancements in agriculture technology. AeroGarden has created a space-saving product that allows anyone to grow herbs indoors quickly. This AeroGarden kit includes LED lights, six seed pods (Genovese Basil, Curly Parsley, Dill, Thyme, Thai Basil, Mint), and a chemical-free Miracle Gro Plant Food that lasts for an entire season worth of growth. The ease of use makes AeroGarden the perfect gift for the herb enthusiasts in your life.
Finally, an avocado that won’t go bad just when you’re ready to eat it! This avocado coin purse is an excellent gift for the avocado-loving vegan. It’s made of vegan-friendly silicone and comes with a carabiner hook, wrist strap, and enlarged zipper ring.
What’s better than a delicious glass of plant-based milk? Being able to make milk from scratch, of course! With the Almond Cow Milk Maker machine, vegans can turn a wide variety of seeds, grains, or nuts into delicious plant-based milks, making it an excellent gift choice.
If you’re looking for a gift that is also great for a laugh, Unicorn Snot may be something to add to your list. This vegan-friendly biodegradable glitter gel has a name that makes people giggle and gives a beautiful shimmer to the skin without any harmful chemicals. Unicorn Snot comes in a variety of colors to match any bright personality.
Most of us love our phones and the cases that we protect them with, which makes a phone case a great gift. Each year, the phone industry creates tons of plastic waste that goes into landfills. But the people at Pela are trying to change that with their compostable phone cases. Pela phone cases come in a variety of styles and will completely break down in standard compost, which means giving back to the earth instead of filling it up with forever plastics. They also have other products, such as sunglasses and Airpod covers.
A tofu press is a must for any vegan kitchen, making it a great addition to any vegan gift list. While many tofu presses are full of plastic parts, the YARKOR ToPress is made from 100% natural bamboo, making it a planet-friendly present.
The Eco Lips beeswax-free vegan lip balm is made from organic and Fair-Trade cocoa butter, coconut oil, and plant-based candelilla wax. They have four different flavors available (unflavored, sweet mint, superfruit, and citrus) on Amazon and come in 100% plastic-free packaging. This cruelty-free, planet-friendly lip balm will make a great vegan stocking stuffer or gift.
Some people love to cook, and others do not. Purple Carrot delivers meals ready to reheat or in a pre-measured recipe box prepared to cook. Giving someone a Purple Carrot gift card is a chance to expand their vegan recipe box or skip doing the dishes altogether. Gift cards range from $50 to $1000 and recipients can create custom boxes including meal kits, prepared meals, and grocery items.
A mattress may not be a traditional gift, but the Avocado Vegan Mattress is also not a conventional mattress. This handmade hybrid vegan certified mattress replaced traditional wool fabrics with cotton and is free from polyurethane foams, toxic fire retardants, and polyester.
The Yonanas machine turns frozen fruit into a healthy, delicious, vegan sorbet. Yonanas is a wonderful gift for people looking to make healthier choices as a New Year’s Resolution, who love frozen treats, or the already health-conscious vegan. With 36 different recipes included the Yonanas machine is a great way to introduce a variety of healthy desserts into a plant-based diet.
Give the gift of knowledge and vegan cheese with The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit. This kit includes everything needed to make six different types of vegan cheese (Mozzarella, Ricotta, Mascarpone, Halloumi, Greek-style, and Parmesan), including the molds, spices, thermometer, and recipe book. One kit makes twenty batches of vegan cheese, so your gift will keep giving long after the festivities.
Vegan Essentials is a vegan-owned and operated, cruelty-free online retailer that has been in business since 1997. They sell all types of products, from vegan foods, vitamins, companion animal products, beauty products, cleaning products, and even belts and wallets. Their wide variety of all-vegan products makes them the perfect place to purchase a gift certificate to give as a present.
FARM Animal Right Movement’s ceramic campfire-style coffee mug is the perfect gift for the animal rights activist on your shopping list. It would be an ideal addition to some Death Wish Coffee or any hot or cold beverage. Support a non-profit that has stood up for animals since 1976 with every purchase.
Are you looking for the perfect gift for a vegan tea enthusiast? The LeafLife Bamboo Thermos is not just an eco-friendly drink tumbler, but it also includes a tea infuser and strainer. This vacuum-insulated thermos is stainless steel on the inside and keeps tea hot or cold for twelve hours.
Supporting small vegan businesses is essential, and thousands of vegan-friendly products and companies offer products on Etsy.com and similar websites. If you couldn’t find the right gift from our list above, check out some fantastic small vendors offering vegan products. As with any vegan shopping trip, please confirm that all products are cruelty-free and vegan before purchasing.