The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to spread some love and cheer this year, so what better way to give gifts than to ensure that they don’t destroy our precious resources in the process? It’s important to consider the environment and the animals while out shopping for our loved ones, which is why we’ve compiled a simple, yet effective, cruelty-free holiday gift guide.

Whether the recipient is a vegan or an omnivore, these items are still perfect for people from all walks of life, so grab some vegan eggnog and let’s get started!

The Conscious Chocoholic

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide
Vegan! Premium Chocolatiers

Vegan! Premium Chocolatiers has the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for the chocoholics in your life. This gourmet chocolatier works hard to bring you and your loved ones the best tasting dairy free, nut free, and gluten free truffles and chocolates that are great for vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, and kosher diets.

We love the festiveness of the holiday-themed chocolates, like the Santa Pops, White Chocolate Candy Cane Pretzels, Chocolate Dreidels, and the Snowflake Assorted Truffle Collection, but the selection doesn’t stop there. Vegan! Premium Chocolatiers has holiday neutral gifts that are equally as gorgeous. The box of Chocolate Mint Cremes, Signature Truffle Collection, and Milkless Chocolate Bars look completely delicious and sophisticated, too!

The Free-Spirited Fashionista

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide
Phoebe Top from prAna

For the healthy, active, and free-spirited comes our next suggestions from the sustainable and cruelty-free clothing company many of us know and love, prAna. Perhaps there’s a laid-back casual chicness to your friend’s style, or she’s always on the go – whether it’s with the kids, at the yoga studio, or embarking on her next destination, then prAna’s got you covered.

Our favorite picks this season are the Demure Cardigan, Juniper Pant, Phoebe Top, Pammy Beanie, and the Sondra Sweater. From recycled polyester and cotton to hemp, your pal can rest assured that the clothes are made from the finest recycled fabrics. The best part is that the clothes mix and match so well that you can create outfits from virtually any and all of prAna’s separates.

The Vigilant Vixen

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide
Lip Tint Kit from Mineral Fusion

For the beauty junky in your life who also happens to lead a cruelty-free and conscientious lifestyle, we’ve got just the brand for you. Mineral Fusion has all the makeup, skin, body, hair, and nail care you need, making it your one-stop shop for all things beautiful this holiday season.

Mineral Fusion does not test on animals and the products are free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances. All of the products are vegetarian, and most are vegan. We’re especially fond of gifting the Northern Lights Mini Nail Polish Kit, Sugar Plum Lip Tint Kit, and makeup brushes.

The Happy Homebody

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide
Petite Diamond Organic Sheets from Bambeco

Bambeco is a great online place to shop for the happy homebody, kitchen ninja, or decorating diva in your life – for real, yo. With luxuriously organic and sustainable items, this is perfect for the conscious consumer who would rather spend some time perfecting their interior habitats and Grandma’s peach cobbler than crashing that holiday party.

Much of what Bambeco does is centered on thoughtfulness and sustainability, including the incentive to plant a tree in exchange for every one of your purchases and the detailed criteria that the products must meet. The organic Coyuchi Mediterranean Wash Cloths would make beautiful gifts, as would the Acacia Wood Pinch Bowls, Butri Serving Trio in Avocado, Chef’s Collection Salt Bar Gift Set, and the Petite Diamond Organic Sheet Set.

The Warmhearted Wine Lover

The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide
Eco Vine Wine Club

The Eco Vine Wine Club has the perfect gift for all the connoisseurs on your list. This organic wine shop offers an excellent selection with over 60 wines to choose from, including vegan, sulfite free, biodynamic, and non-GMO wines.

For gift giving purposes, the Eco Vine Wine Club offers 2, 3, and 4 bottle packages that allow you to choose all reds, all whites, or a mix of both. You can also surprise your loved ones with the ultimate present from the wine club that will ship out bottles as often as you’d like throughout the year.

With red blends, Syrah, merlot, Riesling, and more there’s no shortage of variety to please your pals. And we promise not to judge if you decide to stock up on a few for yourself – after all you deserve a reward for your generosity this year – I’ll raise my glass to that!

Thanks to all of these super ideas from our cruelty-free holiday gift guide, this season should be smooth sailing when it comes to shopping, which means more time with friends and family, less stress, and a clear conscience. What more could you ask for? Aside from some of that vegan chocolate – yum!

Did you enjoy our suggestions? What’s on your wishlist this year? Let us know on the EcoSalon Facebook page!

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Jamie Duncan

After starting out in public relations, Jamie finished college with a BFA in interior design. This combination of writing and design knowledge, coupled with her fashion and lifestyle expertise, has paved the way for an exciting freelance career. Her work has been published in magazines and online, plus she’s managed PR campaigns, and is no stranger to copywriting. Jamie’s a vegetarian and cruelty-free product fanatic. Connect with her on Twitter and check out her website to learn more.