Your meat, dairy, and animal-product free buddy deserves a unique gift this holiday season. So, we’ve rounded up 15 vegan gifts that will please the animal-lover in your flock of friends. (Rest assured, we know what we’re talking about – a vegan wrote this piece, and another vegan edited it!)
Before we get to our ideas, we wanted to give you a few thoughts from Jill Pyle, co-founder of Vegan Cuts. Pyle has some choice advice about vegan fashion (and even has released an e-Book: Vegan Fashion Guide).
If you’re shopping for a vegan, stay away from products that contain wool, leather, and silk, Pyle says. She also reminds consumers that, “just because clothing is vegan doesn’t mean it’s good for the environment or for the people involved in the creation of it.”
Pyle recommends buying Nicora John and Vaute Couture for expensive, statement, vegan pieces. When looking for cheap stuff, thrift. “Most of my greatest finds are from consignment, thrift, resale and vintage stores. These pieces not only help to reduce waste since they’re not being thrown away, but they’re often more unique since they come with a story,” she says. “You’re not going to see nearly as many people walking around with that perfect printed top that you grabbed from the local thrift shop as you will see rocking that just released tee from the local megastore.”
As far as shoes, she suggests looking at MooShoes,Vegan Chic, Toms, and Zappos.
And here are some of our favorite holiday gift picks for vegans (or from vegans!).
Your mom will totally dig this incredibly decadent signature oil. It’s filled with omega-3s, vitamins, and antioxidants. It’s a perfect all-over body oil. This oil contains all plant-based materials. Priced at $49.
If you have a friend who is totally into cruelty-free beauty, she’ll love this detox mask. It’ll help her skin detox after the long holiday season. Priced at $62. This shop also has a plethora of other vegan gifts, so shop around if this mask doesn’t strike your fancy.
If you can’t swing the pricy vegan jacket from Free People, give this one from ThredUp a shot. It’s cute, stylish, and only $42.99
The price is right for this soap. At $7 it will make a lovely and thoughtful gift for your boss or co-worker.
11. Carved Wood Turtle Wine Bottle Holder from Novica
This darling vegan clutch is on sale. It’s a perfect gift to stuff a few gift cards in. Priced at $59.99.
These cute and flavorful lip-glosses will keep anyone’s lips supple and smooth this winter. This makes a perfect stocking stuffer for any pre-teen, teen, or adult. Priced at $11.99.
14. Wee Can Too Veggie Crayons from GreenCupboards.com
If you’ve got a budding vegan artist in your house, make sure you get him or her this set of veggie-based crayons. Priced at $12.
If you have a buddy that’s looking for a killer pair of vegan leggings, gift her this item. These leggings are priced at $98 and are incredibly versatile.
Do you have any favorite vegan gifts you’ve received through the years? Tell us about them in the comment section.
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