The 111+ Best Vegan Gifts – Unique Ideas for Christmas & Birthdays

by Alena
Oct 12, 2020

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As this holiday season is approaching, we want to make things easier for our fellow vegans and their loved ones by sharing our lovingly curated list of the best vegan gifts with you. Because although it’s usually very fulfilling to live a vegan lifestyle, it can make certain situations a bit harder.

Refraining from eating animal products at home is most often the first step for a new vegan. Choosing completely plant-based meals at restaurants is probably next and not purchasing any wool, leather or animal-tested beauty products yourself might come after that.

But what about when it comes to birthday or Christmas presents? Will Grandma get you those woolen socks again and what if your mother-in-law bakes her famous non-vegan cookies for you?

We’ve been through many situations like that and would love to let you in on how to have a happy vegan celebration time.

Whether you are a vegan looking to gift someone an item that you can stand behind 100% or you just have someone in your family who recently turned vegan and don’t know what to get them – we’ve got you covered.

Let’s start with what to look out for when purchasing a vegan Christmas gift or vegan birthday present; namely what should be absent from the item in question.

These Gifts Are Not Vegan

  • Food containing meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, whey, ghee or lard
  • Beverages that have been filtered through egg whites or fish bladder
  • Clothes, textiles or jewelry made out of fur, leather, wool, feathers, down, pearls or silk
  • Beauty items and body products that have been tested on animals or contain ingredients such as beeswax, carmine or lanolin
  • Homeware made with bone china and candles made with beeswax

This might seem a bit overwhelming at first and please don’t think you have to be perfect from the start or are never allowed to make any mistakes! With our hand-picked list of the best vegan gifts from clothes to food, beauty products and vegan books, there’s a plethora of wonderful ideas to choose from.

Consciously making an effort and trying to buy vegan gifts is already a huge sign of appreciating the other person. As a vegan, you can still accept the non-vegan gift while kindly sharing the reason it doesn’t completely align with your values.

If you don’t want to keep it for that reason, you can gift it to someone else so they don’t purchase this item and create more demand.

Now, before we start with our carefully curated list of vegan Christmas gifts, we just want to point out that vegans really come in all different shapes and sizes.

Although clichés exist for a reason, not all of us are tree-hugging and meditating environmentalists (to be honest, the two of us actually are) – but even if that’s the case, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate a cool new kitchen tool, fashionable bag or workout gadget.

Just to let you know, some of the following links we used offer us a small compensation when you buy the item in question. We share this to be fully transparent and to let you know that this hasn’t tinted our opinion in any way and we still chose to include many items that support small and ethical companies. Let’s get into it!

The 111+ Best Vegan Gifts

This guide to our favorite ethical presents offers something for any kind of vegan or person in a vegan’s life that deserves a nice gift. From Christmas to birthday parties, something small to bring over as a thank you or even big ideas to win someone’s heart, we’re sure to have you bursting with inspiration! Enjoy.

Quick Top Vegan Gift Ideas List

Don’t have the time to scroll through our extensive compilation? Here’s our quick list of the top hand-picked vegan presents.

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Vegan Food Gifts

Sure, we’ll be the first ones to admit that we’re total foodies – and so are many plant-based munchers out there. With our lifestyle choice, we deliberately gave up many of our favorite treats or culinary convenience. This can now be over!

Vegancuts Snack Subscription Box

Get a monthly box of different vegan goodies delivered to your house! Not everyone can have a health food store right around the corner, which is why Vegancuts sends out hand-selected boxes of at least 10 snacks including cookies, teas, savory treats and more. Perfect for always having a good variety of new vegan treats around! Tip: you can get $5 off using our coupon code “nutriciously” at the checkout.

brown carton saying vegancuts with different vegan snack foods around

Nakd Raw Food Bars Variety Pack

We personally love our snacks simple and wholesome. The popular Nakd Food bars are made from healthy ingredients such as nuts and dried fruit which offer quick and tasty, long-lasting energy. This variety pack contains 15 different flavors from peanut delight to blueberry muffin and lemon drizzle.

Mama Sezz Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Eating a healthy plant-based diet isn’t the most convenient thing to do as you barely have any premade food that you can just quickly heat up for a lazy meal. Luckily, there are now amazing services like MamaSezz that provide you with whole food plant-based meals delivered straight to your doorstep. This ready-made healthy goodness can just be heated up and enjoyed within minutes! Choose from their different plans to find the one that’s perfect.

woman unboxing ingredients to make a whole food plant-based meal

Tea Selection With Vegan Quotes

Treat your favorite tea lover to a selection of 8 beautiful tea bags, individually packaged in handcrafted sewn paper envelopes. Each one features a cute design and quote about the joys of veganism! Sourced from British tea companies, the flavors include Roiboos, Jasmine Green Tea, Honeybush and Darjeeling among others.

several colorful tea bags with individual messages lying on wooden floor

Superfood Vegan Oatmeal Cups

What do all vegans love to eat? Oatmeal! These handy and tasty superfood oatmeal cups come in different flavors from apple cinnamon to blueberry chia or cranberry almond and are ready in about 5 minutes! Naturally wheat-free, rich in fiber and protein, they make for a convenient snack or start into the day.

six varieties of colorful superfood oatmeal cups on top of each other

Vegan Chocolate Truffle Collection

They say chocolate is the food of love. So what better way to make a vegan happy this Christmas than this box of 12 Greek House chocolate truffles? Silky smooth, organic and fairtrade, they come in six indulgent flavors and are sure to be gone by Boxing Day. Tip: you can get $5 off using our coupon code “nutriciously” at the checkout.

golden box with six exquisite dark chocolate truffles next to some red hearts and more chocolate truffles

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Everybody has a coffee connoisseur in their life who can’t get enough of their good stuff (maybe it’s you). If you’re looking to impress your caffeine-loving friend but don’t have a clue about beans, this Bean Box gourmet coffee sampler will help you out. It contains four dark roast gourmet coffees each from local roasters, and you can even add a personal note to your order.

6-Piece Matcha Starter Set

We all know that vegans are obsessed with matcha, right? If your loved one isn’t equipped with whisk, spoon, sifter and everything else they would need for a proper green tea ceremony, this starter set gets them much closer to an authentic cup of tea the traditional Japanese way — including a very high-quality organic matcha tea powder.

table with a 6-piece matcha set from wooden spoons to whisk and powder as a great vegan gift idea

Kombucha Home Brewing Kit

Another one for the health fans, this deluxe kombucha home brewing kit from The Kombucha Shop is sure to get your new year started off right! Whether your giftee is a firm kombucha addict or just loves trying new culinary projects, the kit has everything they need to create this trendy, fizzy drink at home.

Urthbox Snack Box Delivery Service

Urthbox is a vegan snack subscription box company that pride themselves on delivering only healthy, organic, GMO-free snacks to your door. Expect juices, chips, cookies, savory snacks, superfoods, cereals, nuts, seeds and dried fruit – perfect for guilt-free snacking over the holidays! Order a one-off box or treat your companion to a set period subscription – you can even get $10 off with the code SNACKBOX10.

carton box saying "urthboy" with 10 different vegan snacks like chocolate cookies, almond bites, fruit bars and chickpea chips

Vegan Yogurt Starter

Do you know someone who loves their fresh yoghurt? When made right, yoghurt can be a great source of calcium and gut-healthy probiotics – yes, even if it’s completely vegan! This Cultures For Health vegan yoghurt starter is perfect for learning how to make your own fresh yoghurt at home, for a money-saving, health-boosting breakfast, snack or topping.

DIY Vegan Cheese Kit

Who says cheese is a thing of the past after going vegan? Though there are some great store-bought vegan cheeses on the shelves, many of these are highly processed and not great for everyday eating. Thanks to this vegan cheese-making kit from Mad Millie, you can now learn to make easy, healthy nut-based cheese at home, replicating all of your favorite cheese such as feta, halloumi, mozzarella and ricotta.

carton box saying "vegan cheese kit" next to several bags of white powder, a bowl and a spoon

Superfood Smoothie Bombs

For those new to smoothies or wanting to keep enjoying smoothies on the go, these compact smoothie bombs from Uncommon Goods are a winner. Each one packed with nutrient-dense superfoods like spirulina, raw cacao, acai berry and psyllium husk, one can enjoy a delicious antioxidant-packed smoothie by just adding bananas and plant milk.

four rolls of different colored papers saying "smoothie bombs" next to a glass of dark red smoothie

Wellness & Beauty Gift Ideas

Nowadays, many beauty and body products are labeled either cruelty-free or vegan – these don’t mean the same thing, as the former can still include non-vegan ingredients. Find a detailed explanation here or just grab one of our following vegan wellness and beauty gift ideas.

Personal Care Essentials Box

This great set includes 10 must-have toiletries that are all vegan-friendly from a bamboo toothbrush to face cleanser, lip balm, vanilla-neem soap, creams and more. All of the ingredients are natural, clean and the products weren’t tested on animals, of course!

blue surface with a paper box full of vegan personal care products by vegancuts

Vegancuts Makeup Subscription Box

Get this hand-picked beauty box delivered quarterly and receive full-size vegan & cruelty-free makeup to match each season. From lipstick to mascara and luxe nail lacquer, they’ve got all your needs covered and will customize your box based on your beauty profile. Tip: you can get $5 off using our coupon code “nutriciously” at the checkout.

brown carton box saying Vegancuts with a lipstip, mascara, eyeshadow and other vegan makeup around it

Vegan Bath Bombs Gift Set

These bath bombs are made with all plant-based ingredients from coconut oil to baking soda, herbs, sea salt and different essential oils from lavender to clove, lemon zest and golden petal — all beautifully decorated with a pinch of flax, oats or other natural goodies. Plus, the company uses minimal packaging!

eight white vegan bath bombs with different toppings like oats or flax

Natural Lip Balm Collection

You can choose from 5 different sets of 4 vegan lip balms each of which are made with 100% naturally derived botanical ingredients. No matter if you think your giftee would prefer the Ice Cream Parlor flavors or is more the Barista type, these colorful sets are sure to put a smile on their face!

four colorful vegan lipsticks on a white surface next to some flowers

Organic Buckwheat Meditation Pillow

We can all need some more zen in our lives! While meditation is primarily a relaxation of your mind, you can make your body feel quite comfortable too. This buckwheat filled pillow can give you just the right support while thinking happy thoughts or trying to clear your mind.

Buddha Doodles Gratitude Journal

Ever get a bit grumpy or overwhelmed by all that’s not working out right now? Let this little buddha know about all of the wonderful things you already have in your life and make him smile every day. The beautifully drawn pages of this journal will strengthen a daily habit of gratitude.

Vegan Homemade Candle Set

For those times when you just want to relax, this gorgeous set of handmade candles are just the thing. Each one made from a vegan blend of soy wax and high-quality essential oils, these candles are completely plastic-free and provide three scents: relaxing lavender, sweet chai latte and invigorating ginger & lemongrass.

three handmade vegan candles in jars on some linen and wooden boards

Sunrise Wake-Up Light

Nobody likes harsh ringing alarm clocks. Fortunately, you can wake up to some beautifully mimicked sunlight too! No better start into the morning than a gentle sunrise accompanied by natural sounds. This high-quality lamp can also give you a sunset-dozing-off experience at night.

Essential Oil Diffuser Lamp

Essential oils have so many awesome properties — they can calm, relax and smell fantastic. An essential oil diffuser is an excellent gift for any aromatherapy lover which allows them to get a steady release of extracts made from flowers, barks, leaves and more. This diffuser is quiet so you won’t even know it’s there, comes with a multi-color light and in two different wooden finishes.

wooden essential oil diffuser lamp on white background

Scented Lavender Eye Pillow

The dark months and many hours inside of your house can bring along quite a few headaches. The soft surface of this eye pillow can nestle your stressed eyes perfectly due to its flaxseed and lavender filling, causing some slight acupressure and providing a deep state of relaxation.

Colorful Vegan Feelgoodz Slippers

Our feet are often the first things to feel the cold during the winter months. Keep toes warm on chilly days with these cute and comfy Nomad mules. Available in five different designs with an easy slip-on style, these slippers are soft, cozy and completely vegan-friendly.

one cozy predominantly white vegan slipper with a dark blue Christmas pattern

Cozy Handmade Blanket

We love a good blanket for snuggling up under when watching a movie. This beautiful Adory Sweety woven blanket adds the perfect touch of boho chic to any living room or bedroom, and is super soft and cozy! Get it in a variety of colors to suit your loved one’s preferences.

Natural Anti Aging Moisturizer

Sometimes finding vegan speciality beauty products can be difficult, especially if your giftee isn’t familiar with too many vegan-friendly brands. This heavenly anti-aging moisturiser by Spirit Nest is completely organic and cruelty-free, improving skin firmness and clarity, and promoting a clear, youthful complexion. The best part is, it’s suitable for all skin types (men and women), non-greasy and anti-blemish.

Vegan & Cruelty Free Eyeshadow Palette

This product is created with ingredients of the highest quality and the most updated ultra-micronized, luxuriously pigmented waterproof eyeshadow cream formula. The eyeshadows come in matte, metallic, satin and shimmering earth tones. Accentuate your beautiful eyes and show how stylish living vegan can be!

Vegan Nail Polish Set

Ela & Mila is a fantastic brand of vegan-friendly skin and make-up products, including this lovely set of nail polishes, called “Love Collection”. With varying shades of nude and pink, these nail polishes are free of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and toluene, as well as being completely vegan and cruelty-free. They’re also quick-drying and chip-resistant, meaning fabulous looking nails in an instant!

white box saying ella and mila with 6 different vegan nail polishes

Vegan Books & Resources

Everyone loves a pretty and handy cookbook so they make for fabulous vegan gifts on Christmas or any other occasion! But not only can you find delicious everyday recipes in this section, we also included entire meal plans, online cooking classes and vegan resources like videos, magazines and lifestyle information.

Complete Vegan Starter Kit

Not fully transitioned to a vegan diet? Our extensive guide takes you “From A To Vegan” with 7 different eBooks, printable cheat sheets, plus a full 14-day meal plan. We cover everything from meeting all nutrients to eating out, social difficulties, easy recipe blueprints and more. The eco-friendly format will be delivered to an email address of your choice – just select your preferred time of delivery and add a custom message at the payment where you can choose ”gift”. 

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The Mindful Vegan

Giving a new perspective for new and advanced vegans alike, Lani Mulrath goes to root of challenges around food and mindset. From emotional eating to cravings for unhealthy food and overeating – this lovingly written book brings along some real peace of mind and simple yet powerful steps to a happier life.

Oh She Glows Every Day

One of the best healthy everyday cooking books out there, famous vegan blogger Angela Liddon lets you in on how to create easy, nourishing and beautiful meals – even on a busy schedule. Her recipes are almost fool-proof and her personal anecdotes give the book a really warm touch.

How Not To Die Cookbook

A star in the plant-based community, Dr. Michael Greger has produced hundreds of videos showing the health benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. Not too long ago, he published this beautiful cookbook full of easy and delicious recipes that can prevent or even help treat the most common diseases in the world.

Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck

If you’re okay with swearing and want to see veganism in a fresh, cool light, then let Thug Kitchen deliver you the sorta gentle, but always hilarious shove you need to take the leap into healthy eating – with over 100 accessible recipes. You’ll find pumpkin chilis, cauliflower tacos or grilled peach salsa alongside other tasty goodness.

But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!

How in the world can you make delicious family-friendly meals that satisfy both vegans and non-vegans alike? Kristy Turner shares 125 recipes that can win anyone over (without ever having to actually “go vegan”) and introduce new plant-based foods to everyone’s plates in the most scrumptious way. Hello, maple-miso tempeh cutlets!

Chickpea Magazine Subscription

If you look for a very beautifully done magazine that’s all about plant-based eating, the “chickpea” could be your thing! Each issue is ad-free and delivers community-based content such as personal stories, recipes, new books and more in full-color and heavy-duty paper. Tip: you can get $5 off using our coupon code “nutriciously” at the checkout.

four issues of the chickpea magazine which would be great vegan gifts for christmas

Mind If I Order the Cheeseburger?

Using humor and reason, this book takes common questions vegans hear at face value and also delves deeply into the motivations behind them, coming up with answers that are not only intelligent but insightful about human nature. This definitely helps to see different perspectives and stay sane!

How to Create a Vegan World

Author Tobias Leenaert provides an insightful and thought-provoking take on bringing the vegan lifestyle into the modern world. Looking at current society and ecosystems, his approach is more of a pragmatic one, offering valuable ideas on how we can further the animal rights movement. Whether the reader is a new vegan, vegan activist or a budding vegan entrepreneur, this book is essential reading.

Power Plates: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals

These 100 recipes for wholesome and nourishing vegan food from blogger, nutritionist and author Gena Hamshaw help you make delicious vegan meals for one that deliver balanced and sustained energy. Get ready for scrumptious bowls, smoky lentil stews, roasted cauliflower salad and tons of beautiful photos.

Vegan 100 by Avant-Garde Vegan

Known for his refreshing take on vegan cooking that’s both daring and no-nonsense, Avant Garde Vegan’s book “Vegan 100” is for those wanting big flavour in their lives. Whether you’re new to vegan cooking or want to shake things up in the kitchen, Gaz’s adventurous dishes like Deep Purple soup and vegan fish ‘n’ chips will have you coming back for more.

The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Vegan cooking can sometimes get a rep for being all fancy and using only exotic ingredients. However, learning to make your own traditional pantry staples in a vegan version can be just as fun and is equally – if not more – rewarding. Through her book ‘The Homemade Vegan Pantry’, Miyoko Schinner shows you how to create homemade favorites you love, such as veggie stock, mayonnaise, cultured sour cream and even bacon! Nothing is any longer off limits thanks to this recipe-packed book.

Eating You Alive DVD

For those keen to learn more about the science behind what we eat, this documentary featuring Suzy Amis and Dr. Neal Barnard is a great place to start. It firstly explains how what we eat can either make us or break us; how some of the world’s most chronic diseases are linked to diet, and how we can take charge of our health by choosing the right plant based foods.

Online Vegan Transition Course

“The Roadmap” is an easy, accessible online course that teaches you the “how”s and “why”s of going vegan, or just helps you make more vegan choices. Using several multimedia formats like HD video, audio and written content, the course covers everything from first steps, basic vegan nutrition, meal planning recipes, eating out, raising a vegan family and much more.

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Vegan Cooking & Lifestyle Program

In addition to “The Roadmap”, Brownble also make this fun, enjoyable online course all about vegan cooking, encouraging you to get in the kitchen and start making the foods you love. Find an ever-growing library of recipes, meal prepping and cook-along videos that are guaranteed to make you fall in love with cooking and stay on the vegan lifestyle for good!

Blonde woman wearing a blue shirt standing in a white modern kitchen in front of a glass bowl with some flour

Vegan Fashion Gifts

Share the vegan message wearing awesome apparel! Ethical clothing and accessories make great vegan gifts as they can be worn again and again while remaining in line with the receiver’s morals and values.

Here you can find statement shirts or jewelry, as well as non-leather bags, belts and shoes that offer something for every style.

Vegan Vintage Crossbody Purse

Beautiful bags don’t have to be made out of a cow’s skin! You can make everyone happier with this handy purse that’s made with 100% vegan leather and is perfect for shopping, traveling or running errands. Choose from both subtle or rich colors when getting your vintage purse!

brown vegan vintage crossbody purse as a great vegan gift idea for women

Johnny Urban Cotton Gym Bag

This stylish & high-quality bag is made from cotton and vegan leather. Despite its minimalistic design, the bag features a small inside pocket to organize your belongings which makes it a perfect companion for shopping trips, festivals and so much more.

Faux Leather Wallet

Paying for your food has never had more eco-chic. This vegan wallet offers everything you need, is made from cruelty-free high-quality material and comes in a handful of different beautiful colors.

six beautifully colored faux leather wallets in blue, red, green, black and nude

Handmade Vegan Bracelet

This lightweight piece is the perfect reminder and inspiring conversation starter! Made to last and free from nickel and lead, it’s great for everyday wear and doesn’t tarnish or turn your skin green. The lettering is hand stamped and every bracelet made with love! You can have it say “Vegan”, “Ahimsa”, “Powered by Plants”, “For the Animals” or choose any custom words you like.

three stainless steel handmade vegan bracelets saying vegan, ahimsa and powered by plants

Powerd By Plants T-Shirt

This slouchy black women’s tee is a fabulous summer staple for urban frolicking. With an off-shoulder neckline and the words “Listen to Your Heart” on the front, it reminds the wearer and any onlookers to keep questioning the rules and to open our hearts to all living beings.

purple colored cotton t shirt with the print "powered by plants" next to a pair of jeans and vegan shoes

“Be the Change” T-Shirt

How can we expect the world to change if we don’t? We love this tri-blend “Be The Change” t-shirt that comes in a variety of colors and encourages others to step up and be the example they wish to see.

green tshirt saying be the change go vegan in yellow letters

Women’s Canvas Messenger Bag

Smart and sophisticated commuting never looked quite so good! This wonderfully constructed, elegant messenger bag is a busy woman’s perfect companion and comes in two different sizes. Choose from bags with a dozen different colors all made from high-quality materials with multiple compartments to help you organize the bag better.

woman in cozy white sweater walking and carrying a large green and brown vegan messenger bag

Durable Vegan Leather Belt

This super stylish men’s leather belt from “Truth” is made from 100% vegan leather, removing the need for animals to be harmed. Dressed up or dressed down, it’s functional, durable and smartens up any pair of jeans or trousers.

Embroidered Fruit Socks

Nobody can ever have too many socks, right? We love these colorful embroidered socks which will keep your feet warm and comfy. Featuring avocado, banana and peach, they are sure to make anyone’s day brighter!

three individual colorful socks in green, apricot and yellow next to each other

Eco Tentree Juniper Hoodie

Tentree is an amazing sustainable clothing brand doing their bit for the environment. For every purchase you make, they’ll plant ten trees to offset the carbon emissions, and their clothes are made from only the highest quality, sustainably sourced materials. We love this Juniper hoodie which is soft, breathable and uses organic cotton with recycled polyester.

asian woman with long black hair smiling down and wearing a blue tentree hoodie as a vegan christmas gift

Will’s Vegan Italian Suede Shoes

Will’s Vegan Shoes has made a name for itself in producing elegant, fashionable footwear that does less harm to the planet. These women’s desert shoes made with Italian vegan suede are perfect for city outings or office meetings, featuring comfort recycled rubber insoles and using a carbon neutral process. Trust us, it’s not easy to come across some really good vegan leather shoes!

Vegan Trainers from Veja

Looking for a cool new pair of vegan shoes to hit the park or the gym? These white sneakers from Veja tick all of the boxes, featuring materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and wild rubber. They’re not just beautiful but also the perfect motivation for getting out and about!

pair of vintage white vegan trainers from Vega on a white surface

Women’s Classy Cotton Coat

Finding a good winter coat that’s vegan isn’t easy. Luckily, this beautiful piece is made from 100% vegan materials, like faux leather and cotton, and just perfect for the cold season! Choose from three beautiful colors and five different sizes to find the perfect fit.

elegant black classy cotton coat for women that's fully vegan

Tree Tribe Bamboo Sunglasses

Tree Tribe are redefining sunglasses with these sleek bamboo sunglasses featuring polarized lenses. Thanks to the natural and robust properties of bamboo, every pair is unique and the lenses are scratch-resistant while offering UV400 protection. Possibly the best part is that they float in water! Never lose your sunglasses in the pool again.

Handmade Herbivore Necklace

This cute silver “Herbivore” elephant necklace is a beautifully simple gift for any friend, neighbor or relative. Made from recycled metals, the little elephant will certainly attract attention to the all-important message engraved on it.

handmade necklace from etsy of an elephant with the word herbivore and some hearts

Classic Vegan Leather Watch

A watch is always a timeless fashion staple that never goes out of style. This gorgeous vegan leather watch by Votch works function and elegance into a silver and light grey strap, with a clean white face. This classic style and excellent craftsmanship shows that vegan fashion doesn’t have to make any compromises.

light and modern minimalist watch with a beige wristband from the company votch

Vegan Gifts for the Kitchen

No matter if the person receiving vegan gifts from you is an advanced chef or gets their energy from microwave meals and coffee, there are different kinds of helpful knick-knacks for all things cooking, eating and drinking.

Online Plant-Based Meal Planner

The same team who brought us the famous “Forks Over Knives” documentary are now offering meal plans to help you discover a healthier way of living. Whether you’re a brand new vegan or just looking to take your health to the next level, the Forks Meal Planner can be purchased monthly or yearly offering recipes, meal prep guidance, grocery lists and meal plans. You’ll never have to ask the question, “What’s for dinner?” again.

laptop, tablet and phone next to each other showing different photos of food from the forks meal planner

Zwilling Personal Blender

Nobody needs a cheap personal blender that breaks as soon as it’s confronted with anything else but super soft fruit! This German-engineered blender by Zwilling is brimming with modern features and gets everything done from green smoothies to dips and sauces. It’s made of stainless steel and features a BPA-free plastic cup that comes with a lid so it doubles as a travel tumbler!

kitchen countertop with fresh fruit next to a silver personal blender by the brand Zwilling

Soy and Nut Milk Maker

No more garbage bags full of empty milk cartons! Get creative and save some money in the long run by creating your own plant-based milk alternatives at home. This awesome tool can turn soybeans, rice, oats and more in as little as 15 minutes into creamy and cruelty-free white liquid. Try all the different flavors and combinations you can think of!

Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit

One of the most potent superfoods, wheatgrass is known for its cleansing antioxidant properties. This cute little wheatgrass growing kit means you can have your own supply of fresh wheatgrass anytime – perfect for juicing, smoothies or even feeding to cats, dogs and birds.

Garden Jar Herb Kit

It’s always great to have your own fresh herbs on hand to give an intense burst of flavor to any cooking. This adorable set of decorated mason jars and herb seeds is a lovely addition to any kitchen, looking great on your window ledge and providing lots of space for the herbs to grow.

six colorful mason jars from green to purple, blue, orange & yellow next to each other

Ceramic Vegan Coffee Mug

Everybody loves a mug they can call their own – whether at home or in the workplace. This cute ceramic “Livin’ life on the veg” mug is ideal for your morning cup of tea or coffee and has a stylish glossy finish.

black and white mug saying living' life on the veg

Japanese Steel Knife Set

Nothing’s more frustrating (and actually dangerous for your fingers!) than trying to chop your veggies with a bad knife. This set of beautiful knives is fully forged and crafted from super-sharp Japanese steel, with soft-touch handles and an extra-comfy grip. Featuring a range of knives from super sharp to serrated, this set is every cook’s dream!

linen with a dozen different-sized high quality knives with colorful handles from blue to green, brown and rose

Natural Coconut Bowls & Spoons

This beautiful handmade bowls and spoon set from Southern Vietnam is made from up-cycled coconut shells — each boho-style coco bowl is unique and comes with etched patterns. Not only are they food-safe (of course!), but also a must for beautiful pictures of your plant-based meals such as coconut ice cream, smoothie bowls or buddha bowls!

person in linen dress holding four handmade natural coconut bowls in her hands

Electric Pressure Cooker “Instant Pot”

The Instant Pot is the ultimate kitchen helper for any plant-based chef – beginner or experienced. With six different handy functions, the Instant Pot is a slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, rice cooker and warmer all in one, saving you valuable time and energy in the kitchen. Many of the functions are “set it and forget it”, so you’ll be able to get on with other things and have healthy plant-based meals ready in minutes. We’ve personally been using it for years and shared our experiences and best tips (including a downloadable free guidebook) in this article.

Programmable 4-Quart Air Fryer

Relatively new to the healthy cooking scene are air fryers. Ever craved some crispy, non-fatty chips, rolls, or tofu? This is now possible. The air fryer circulates extremely hot air and flows heat currents around food, delivering fast and precise results. This will take home cooking to the next level!

Vitamix High-Speed Blender

High-speed blenders are a godsend for creating fresh, healthy smoothies or soups that still have all of the fiber packed in. Some brands can even be used for blending gravies, sauces and dressings for a smoother consistency. The popular Vitamix is the best of the best, and though on the more expensive side, worth every penny.

Stainless Steel Yogurt Maker

When choosing dairy alternatives, not only can you make your own different types of milk at home, you can also make your own yogurt! For those who regularly like to consume this gut-friendly probiotic food, it can be far cheaper and more convenient to make at home as opposed to buying it. Much better for the environment due to less packaging, too! This yogurt maker doesn’t need any electricity and can produce creamy cashew yogurt that’ll rock your socks.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Adding to the list of tools to make your own delicious dairy alternatives, we had to mention this ice cream and frozen yogurt maker. While it’s possible to make your own banana ice cream using a high-speed blender, this gadget takes it to the next level for all ice cream lovers. You can choose the flavors and ingredients depending on your dietary and taste preferences – it’s even possible to make this frozen dessert in advance and keep it cool with this machine!

Personalized Glass Tea Infuser

For those that enjoy a hot cup of tea on the go, this beautiful glass tea infuser will surprise and delight. Personalizable with your giftee’s name, it helps to get all the flavor from the tea leaves via the inner infuser and keeps your beverage hot thanks to the double-walled mug. Great for both hot and cold beverages!

glass tea infuser with the word Elizabeth on it and bamboo lid

Spread Hummus Not Hate Apron

Cooking is way more fun in this apron! Made from a mixture of cotton and polyester, you are free to choose any color and message you like — although we’d highly recommend the wonderful “Spread Hummus Not Hate” design which is sure to make anyone looking at this apron smile.

simple beige apron with the words "Spread Hummus Not Hate" on it

Airtight Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Cold brewing is fast becoming the new way to make great-tasting coffee. This elegant cold-brewing glass carafe with stainless steel spout is fantastic for getting the perfect cup o’ joe every time, extracting more flavor and richness than usual brewing methods. It can also be used to brew herbal teas and works for both hot and cold drinks. So whether you’re craving a hot cozy brew or an iced latte, this little carafe has you covered.

Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board

A strong, sturdy cutting board is an essential when prepping food. This fabulous bamboo cutting board is reliable and robust and allows you to add your own engraving too – from names to mementos to designs. Treat somebody special to their own customized chopping board or use it to remind them of a fond memory or occasion.

Food Vacuum Sealing System

Another high-quality product by the renowned German brand Zwilling, this food vacuum sealing system is something that every foodie can make some great use of! This product is neither loud nor bulky and makes it a snap to store your produce or leftovers to have them last up to 5 times longer (no more wilty greens!). The sealer has a teensy footprint for no-fuss storage, and it’ll charge up again and again with the included USB cable.

marble kitchen counter on which a hand uses a small tool to vacuum seal some fresh herbs

Stainless Steel Lunch Box + Insulated Reusable Bottle

Food prepping can be the simple difference between sticking to your healthy eating goals all week and falling off the wagon. This leakproof stainless steel lunch box container comes with a food-grade silicone seal (+ an extra seal!) and robust locking clips. You also get a 500ml insulated stainless steel sports bottle. Both of these ensure your food and drinks stay fresh and tasty! If you’re looking for some ideas on what to do with them, here’s our full 1-week vegan meal prep and meal plan!

wooden table with an avocado, apple, stainless steel lunch box and insulated bottle

Colorful & Light Wheat Straw Plates

These beautiful pastel-colored wheat straw plates from Shopwithgreen are a great addition to anybody’s crockery collection. Lightweight and durable, they are made to be chip-resistant and unbreakable, making them a safe option when little ones are around! They are also sustainably made and a great alternative to plastic and paper plates.

Seed Sprouting Mason Jar Kit

Sprouted foods (also known as “live” foods) are excellent for your gut and have many health benefits. This cute seed sprouting kit has everything you need to make your own sprouted foods at home, including two glass mason jars, sprouting lids and screens, and two stands and trays. Just add seeds and water and enjoy the magic of creating healthy, live foods right in your own kitchen!

Eco-Conscious Gifts

Fortunately, society has become a lot more aware of how badly the environment needs some protection from us. Eco has become the new chic and it’s certainly a hot topic for most vegans! The following selection covers reusable items like cups, straws and bags as well as the best zero-waste hacks out there.

Organic Vegan Wax Wraps

In the environmental and zero-waste scene, these kitchen helpers have been popular for a while – not as plant-based wraps, but as beeswax wraps. Since there is an easy, plant-based and cruelty-free version that does the exact same, why not choose this pretty option? Made from organic cotton, soy wax and coconut oil, you can wash and reuse these time and again to wrap your homemade food.

Biodegradable Bamboo Toothbrushes

The world doesn’t need more plastic waste, so natural and degradable products are a great choice for an eco-conscious present. Your teeth will get just as clean and bright with these wooden and surprisingly durable toothbrushes. Bamboo is stronger and harder than wood as well as much healthier than any plastic!

Glass & Cork Coffee Cup

Single-use coffee cups are so last decade! Bringing your own reusable coffee cup is not only way more stylish, it also helps to cut this waste and prevent unnecessary plastic entering the environment. You can choose from different sizes to suit your usual daily coffee, with options made from durable plastic or glass. Some coffee shops even offer a discount for bringing your own cup, which we think is pretty neat!

Reusable Glass Straw Set

Glass straws look beautiful in any juice or smoothie and are a much better alternative to plastic. Simply wash them out and use them again and again! They also look fabulous in homemade cocktails or mocktails and come with both a cleaning brush and an organic cotton carrying pouch.

small linen bag next to four reusable glass straws and a little cleaning brush

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Pretty much everyone knows that plastic water bottles are out. Treat a loved one to their very own reusable bottle they can use again and again with this stainless steel one from Treetribe. With a sleek design and a choice of chic colors, this handy essential can be topped up anywhere on the go and is durable enough to withstand traveling.

Freya Corduroy Tote Bag

Freya is an eco-conscious woman’s best friend and perfect for running errands or using it for holding your groceries. The tote comes in eight different beautiful colors, is very functional and strong and sure to fit everything you might need!

turquoise tote bag on a wooden box next to a white frame

Eco-Friendly Portable Bamboo Cutlery

You never know when you might be caught needing to slurp soup or eat a salad on the go, but don’t want to use disposable plastic cutlery. With this set of lightweight bamboo spoons, forks, knives, chopsticks and straws in your bag, you’ll always be prepared for those unexpected foodie moments without creating unnecessary waste.

Organic Soap Nut Laundry Detergent

Soap nuts are becoming an increasingly popular way to wash one’s laundry in place of commercial washing detergents. Made from a 100% natural source, soap nuts (or soap berries) act as a natural surfactant and get your laundry sparkling clean! Buy your earth-loving friend a bag of these soap nuts and make them super happy.

paper box with Organic Soap Nut Laundry Detergent

Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Set

For anybody thinking about replacing their usual hair care products with low-waste alternatives, Ethique is the way to go. This eco-friendly hair sampler set contains three Ethique shampoo bars and two conditioner bars, enabling you to try out plastic-free hair care and maybe find your own favorite Ethique product.

Unique Compostable Phone Case

Pela is the world’s first 100% compostable phone case. Made from environmentally friendly materials and entirely plastic-free, their cases are soft, stylish and great to hold, while promising excellent protection for your phone against bumps and drops. At the end of its life your Pela case will biodegrade in any home composting bin. What’s not to love?

three different-colored compostable smartphone cases by pela lying on the ground

Crocheted Fox iPad Case

Another great way to express one’s personality is through a cute iPad case. This adorable crocheted fox slipcover iPad case is made of strong good-quality vegan yarn and will definitely draw compliments! What an adorable way to keep your tablet well cushioned when in your bag or on your coffee table.

handmade crocheted orange iPad, tablet and kindle case picturing a fox with eyes closed

Customizable Zero-Waste Kit

Do you know somebody who’s curious about a lower-waste lifestyle? This Zero-Waste Kit by Spruce & Pine Co. is a fantastic introduction, containing necessities like reusable produce bags, a string market bag, stainless steel stackable snack tins, straws, bamboo cutlery and an eco-friendly sponge. You can customise your kit to include the products you want and choose your own beautiful fabric, making the perfect gift.

set of bamboo cutlery, reusable bags, straws and snack tin next to a carton

Vegan Workout Gifts

Are you a yogini or more of a crossfitter? In any case, this small selection of ethical gear and gadgets would make most fitness enthusiasts’ hearts beat a little faster – without even doing cardio.

Reversible Fitness & Yoga Mat

Zen out on this soothing Gaiam yoga mat. Available in a range of colors and designs, it’s lightweight, durable and has a sticky non-slip surface for complete peace of mind during your yoga or pilates practice. It’s also reversible, meaning two mats in one! You can also go all-in with a HIIT training on this high-quality vegan gift idea.

Full-Zip Yoga Mat Carry Bag

Need to take your mat on the go? The Elenture yoga mat bag allows for easy carrying of your mat when attending a class or traveling. It features a handy strap for slinging over your shoulder and multiple zip pockets for your other essentials like keys, phone and yoga belt. It’s available in a number of designs so you can even match it to your yoga mat!

5-Finger Fitness & Yoga Shoes

Level up someone’s yoga, pilates or calisthenics practice by buying them these awesome Vibram five-finger fitness shoes. Made of soft textile with a rubber sole, they are super comfortable and allow for easier balance and gripping when exercising barefoot. 

Acupressure Massage Mat & Pillow

This Swedish-designed acupressure mat is the ultimate self-care gift for anybody that could use a little TLC. From helping alleviate pain and tension to promoting a general sense of calm and well-being, it’s ideal for those with tired, aching bodies or who struggle with health problems. Regular use of this mat and pillow is said to help with issues such as insomnia, stiff muscles, sciatica, fibromyalgia and tension headaches while promoting effective lymphatic drainage and circulation.

green Acupressure Massage Mat And Pillow on a white surface

Recycled Smooth Yoga Pants

One can never have too many yoga pants, right? We especially love these recycled yoga pants from Free Spirit, featuring a beautiful Pachamama design and highwaisted style. Breathable and moisture-wicking, they’re cleverly made from recycled plastic bottles!

woman in blue yoga pants sitting barefoot on a rock by the ocean

Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

Give the gift of music without limitations with these wireless earbuds. Whether out running, doing household chores or relaxing, these earphones deliver accurate sound wherever you go. They seamlessly connect to different devices and make pausing or skipping songs super easy! Go for the Renewed offer for increased eco-friendliness.

Apple Smartwatch with Sport Band

The Apple Watch has gained popularity through its super sleek design and amazing functionality. Use it to answer all emails, texts and calls without even glancing at your phone, as well as monitor your own health and set fitness goals. The iWatch is ideal for those busy people who like to get stuff done, or fitness enthusiasts wanting to level up their game.

Plant-Based Athlete T-Shirt

Spread the message of plant-based gains with Vegan Savage’s “Plant Based Athlete” t-shirt. Cool and comfy, it’s made from 100% combed ring-spun cotton and is certain to spark some conversation in the gym.

black tshirt saying plant based athlete in white bold letters

Vegan Gifts for Animal Lovers

Seriously, who doesn’t love animals? Certainly, vegans do. Here’s our little selection of goodies for your companion animal, donation ideas for wild animals or those in captivity as well as some decorative items.

Adopt an Emperor Penguin Chick

What better way to spread joy during the holidays than to adopt an adorable baby penguin? WWF offers the chance to support a new emperor penguin hatchling with a variety of adoption packages. Your recipient will receive an adoption certificate, gift bag, photo and cute plush penguin to say thanks!

grey fluffy emperor penguin chick amongst his parents in the snow

Adopt a Sloth from Costa Rica

When you symbolically adopt a sloth, you help orphaned and injured sloths be returned to the rainforest where they belong. Adopt a sloth for a friend with The Sloth Institute and you’ll be helping them to care for, rehabilitate and release sloths safely back into the wild.

tiny baby bradypus sloth lying on a pink blanket on the grass

Vegan Dog Tea Biscuits

Treat your canine friend this Christmas or on his birthday with these Bocce’s Bakery vegan dog treats. Made from all natural ingredients, they are free of wheat and preservatives and totally delicious!

Miranda The Cow Animal Painting

These elegant animal watercolor paintings will really put a smile on any animal lover’s face. With vibrant colors, intricate details and soothing brushstrokes, they’ll look gorgeous on any interior wall.

watercolor picture of a brown cow wearing some flowers on her head

Matching Dog Friendship Collar

You’ve heard of friendship bracelets between people, but what about between you and your dog? This cute and sturdy matching dog collar and friendship bracelet set made from hemp means that wherever the two of you are, you and your furry buddy will always be connected. Choose from 3 different colors!

blue and beige dog collar with a little bow tie next to a box with a similar-looking bracelet

Effective Animal Advocacy Donation

Few things are more thoughtful than a good old-fashioned charity donation. Your giftee will be more than grateful for your generous donation on their behalf to a cause they really care about! The great thing about this organization is that they use your money in the most efficient way to improve animal’s lives.

logo of the animal charity evaluators showing a teal circle with white lines

Wooden Multi Habitat Insect House

Help make your garden a more bee-friendly place with this cute and well-constructed bee house. With various cavities for bees and other insects to nest in, it’ll help promote bee populations where you live and looks lovely as an outdoor decoration. The roof comes in 3 different colors, too!

three Wooden Multi Habitat Insect Houses with different-colored roofs

Vegan Family & Fun Presents

Finally, here are a few fun vegan gift ideas for the whole family! Maybe you’re into knitting or arts and crafts? There are cruelty-free and eco-friendly versions for everything; just see our small selection below.

Cute Vegan Card Game

This unique vegan gift idea combines the fun of playing cards with learning interesting facts around veganism and healthy eating! It comes with 54 cute illustrated characters and asks questions like “Which has more iron… Spinach or Kale?” professionally printed on environmentally-friendly sourced material.

wooden floor with a white box on which lots of different fruits and vegetables are draw and plant-based cards for a game inside

DIY Stuffed Hedgehog Set

This hedgehog doll embroidery kit from Kirki Press allows kids to make their very own stuffed hedgehog through a series of easy-to-follow steps. Not only will it allow them to learn a new hands-on skill, they’ll end up with an adorable fluffy friend they can name whatever they like.

small DIY embroidered doll carton kit next to a hedgehog as a vegan gift idea

Funny Vegan Pin Set

Badges and pins are a great way to customize coats, bags and belts. This Vegan & Proud badge pack from Grindstore adds a touch of vegan attitude and humor to any clothing or household item.

Multicolor Knitting & Crocheting Yarn

If you’re looking for some great quality yarn to use as an alternative to wool, check out this beautiful crochet yarn by MindfulKnits. Made from soft gentle cotton with colors that encourage relaxation, it’s perfect for knitting, weaving and crocheting, all of which are said to reduce stress.

Unisex Vegan Baby Onesies

Few things are cuter than a baby wearing a message of peace. This “Friends not food” baby onesie is made from soft breathable cotton and helps to teach the vegan message at an early stage.

Soft Winter Knit Gloves

Treat your little ones to these adorable animal-themed warm winter knit gloves. They’re made with high-quality acrylic fabric and are super soft on the skin, while the variety of bright colors and cute designs are sure to keep kids entertained.

Easy & DIY Vegan Gifts

Now that we’ve shared our hand-picked list of goodies with you, we want to make clear that homemade and DIY gifts can be just as meaningful – if not more so – as store-bought ones! Sometimes just a simple gesture for that person can be all you need to make them feel appreciated, and it can save you money, too.

Some of our favorite DIY vegan gift ideas:

As you can see, time and effort are sometimes worth more than a last-minute low-quality gift that you hectically picked up on your way to the party (haven’t we all been there?).

Generally, one of the greatest gifts you can give to a vegan is to look into veganism yourself and understand what made this person in your life go vegan – you can get a feel for the most common and convincing reasons for a vegan lifestyle here.

Providing some vegan food at the party or gathering is also a wonderful gift in and of itself because plant-based eaters aren’t always used to being catered for. Small gestures like this are already very helpful and heart-warming!

Happy Vegan Gift Giving!

We hope you enjoyed our selection of all the different vegan gifts you could give for a birthday, Christmas or just because you appreciate someone in your life. We do our best to keep this list updated and support ethical companies so you can always find high-quality items to choose from.

Feel free to read more about having a happy vegan Christmas on our blog or try some festive plant-based recipes.

Which of our vegan gifts did you like the most? Will you give any of these to a loved one this year? Are there any you would have included as a vegan gift idea? Do share with us in the comments below and make sure to Pin this guide here.

Alena enjoying a bowl of fresh plant-based food and coffe in a restaurant
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.
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19 thoughts on “The 111+ Best Vegan Gifts – Unique Ideas for Christmas & Birthdays”

    • Glad to hear that, Peter! All of these items are close to my heart since I know and believe they are helpful to anyone wanting to have a happier, healthier life :)

      I already bought some of them for my family so I thought I could share it with all of you lovely people too.
      Happy Holidays!

      – Alena

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    • Hi Miguel, thanks a lot for checking out this article! I really do like these items (not selling anything, haha) and have purchased some for my own family.
      Looking forward to reading from you again!
      Warmly,
      Alena

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  1. This is such a good article, Alena! All of those gift ideas are spot on xD My family could pretty much pick and choose from anything from this article! There were some really good things there as well, I didn’t know about. Thank you for taking the time to put this together! I am sure it will help lots of desperate family members of vegans or health lovers:D

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    • Hi Cecilie,
      I’m glad to have hit the spot :) Did you get anything like this for Christmas? I sure hope so because we can all use these things that make life a little nicer. I was surprised to find some of them myself since I don’t own too much fancy stuff – yet.
      Wishing you a beautiful, healthy & successful year 2016!
      Hugs,
      Alena

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  2. Hey Alena How are you? Great article I found your post in Viral content buzz. Just want to say you got a very incredible blog about Gift idea for Vegans and health nuts. I will for sure remember your words and tips too. Thank you so much! Im looking forward to keep in touch to you.

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    • Hey Robyn,
      so lovely to hear from you again! I hope you have been fantastic. Happy to know that the article was helpful – hopefully, you’ll receive awesome gifts this year.
      Best wishes,
      Alena

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  3. What a fantastic list of gift ideas and post! Wonderful blog you have here! This is my first visit and comment. Would it be ok if I linked up and stopped by more often!? Drop by my place and let me know! Thanks!

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    • Hey Jennifer,
      thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment :) Glad you like the article and overall blog. Sure you can link to this page (or any other) if you want to. Will check out your blog in a bit!
      Warm wishes,
      Alena

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    • Hey Etienne,
      thanks so much for the feedback! We truly appreciate it. In the past, when we shared product recommendations that weren’t on Amazon or another large familiar online store, many of our readers had trouble purchasing it. This is why we focused on convenience this year and wanted to make it possible for most of our readers to purchase the specific item – or just take the list as an inspiration and look for similar products either at different online stores or around their local area.
      Thanks for sharing the information about Amazon, I didn’t know there were really bad things going on. Having a partnership with them is one of the ways we can afford to have this website be our full-time job but we definitely don’t want to promote unethical stuff.
      Thanks for sticking with us!!
      Warmly,
      Alena

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  4. Hi There I am Dan an illustrator / designer. I create cards & educational gifts for vegan and plant based lifestyles. (Eg. plant based top trumps) I thought it might be worth considering any of my products on your blog or a future blog sometime.

    Here’s my website for more info http://www.plantbasedcards.co.uk thank you.

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