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.
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.
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.
David’s Top 12 Tea Sampler Assortment
Treat your favorite tea lover to a selection of beautiful loose leaf teas in David’s Top 12 Tea Sampler from DAVIDsTEA. From Cream of Earl Grey to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, there’s a blend for every moment so your loved one can sit back and enjoy some me-time.
Oh Nuts! Gourmet Granola
These mouthwatering gourmet granola jars from Oh! Nuts are the perfect gift for any health-obsessed cereal muncher. Presented in a beautiful display case for easy grabbing, they combine nuts, wheat flakes, oats and dried fruits with a subtle twist for a breakfast or snack that’s better for you than holiday candy.
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.
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.
Japanese Matcha Tea Gift Set
This high-quality green tea powder is rich in antioxidants and offers a gentle boost of energy without the awkward crash. Presented in a ceremonial gift box with a ceramic tea bowl and bamboo whisk, this set allows the user to create an authentic cup of life-affirming matcha tea the traditional Japanese way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organic Personal Care Set
This great set comes with a vegan and organic sulfate-free body wash, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. It will enhance hydration, leaving your skin crisp and clean as well as giving you on-greasy moisturization. The ingredients are super clean and the products weren’t tested on animals, of course!
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.
Essential Oils Bath Bombs Gift Set
These bath bombs are made with shea butter, vitamin A and vitamin E – plus a little infusion of essential oil. The set includes 6 varieties from rose to aloe and peppermint, leaving you with a lovely moisturized skin after you’ve had your own little aromatherapy in the comfort of your own home.
Pure + Simple Lip Balm Collection
These cute lip balms are enriched with avocado oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E and essential oils – turning any cracked or chapped lips into smooth, soft ones. They are 100% vegan of course and free of flavors fragrance, preservatives, parabens, sulfates or petrochemicals.
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.
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 & Humidifier
Essential oils have so many fantastic properties – they can calm, relax and rejuvenate. An essential oil diffuser is an excellent gift for any aromatherapy lover, using ultrasonic technology to steadily release supportive essential oils into the atmosphere. This diffuser is quiet so you won’t even know it’s there, and comes with a multi-color light and timer function.
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.
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!
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”.
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.
This Cheese is Nuts!
Thinking you can’t live without cheese? Check out this essential primer and guide to preparing delicious, totally vegan, nut-based cheeses – from Aged Almond Cheddar to Cashew Truffle Cream, these healthy creations will make living a healthy vegan life super easy and tasty. Why not get it with the cheese kit we mentioned above?
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.
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.
The Minimalist Vegan
Australian bloggers and content creators Maša and Michael Ofei created this beautiful book on how to live with less stuff and more compassion, exploring the intersection of minimalism and veganism. A deep dive into conscious living, you can find the joy in simplicity and pleasure in helping make the world a better place for all.
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.
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!
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.
Republic Large Faux Leather Handbag
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 has a zippered interior pocket as well as ample space for keys, makeup, wallet and more.
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.
Corkor Slim Minimalist Wallet
Paying for your food has never had more eco-chic. This minimalist wallet offers everything you need (6 card slots, one compartment for bills and notes – fitting up to 20 value notes) while being slim and stylish. It’s durable, trendy, and great for the environment!
Handmade Plant-Powered Bracelet
This lightweight piece is the perfect reminder and inspiring conversation starter. Made to last with only hypoallergenic material, it’s great for everyday wear and it doesn’t tarnish or turn your skin green. The lettering is hand stamped and every bracelet made with love! You can even have it custom-made with whatever message you like.
“Listen to Your Heart” 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.
“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.
Convertible Tote & Backpack
Smart and sophisticated commuting never looked quite so good! This wonderfully constructed, elegant tote bag turns swiftly into a backpack, for those days when your load is a little heavier. Made from sleek vegan leather and cotton, it’s a stylish addition to any outfit that can be used to carry groceries, books, your laptop or other essentials.
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.
Cute Avocado Print Socks
Nobody can ever have too many socks, right? We love these cute printed socks from Vegan Outfitters, which will keep feet warm and comfy. Featuring an all-over avocado or eggplant print (you pick), they pretty much go with everything.
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.
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 sneakers to hit the park or the gym? These b-mesh black graphite olive sneakers from Veja tick all of the boxes, featuring vegan suede panels and cleverly made cleverly out of recycled plastic bottles! Breathable and water repellant, they’re the perfect motivation for getting out and about.
Vaute Couture Dress Coat
Finding a good winter coat that’s vegan isn’t easy. Luckily, Vaute Couture doesn’t just use 100% vegan materials, their products are also made of organic and recycled fibers like plastic bottles. Cut and sewn in the NYC garment district, this timeless coat isn’t just pretty but also surprisingly warm and water-resistant.
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, neighbour or relative. Made from recycled metals, the little elephant will certainly attract attention to the all-important message engraved on it.
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.
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.
NutriBullet Blender System
Probably one of the best affordable blenders on the market, the Nutribullet has become a kitchen sensation all over the world. Known for “extracting” ingredients instead of simply blending them, it promises to help you get more nutrients from your food. With the 12-piece set, users will be able to not just create delicious smoothies but also make homemade flours, grind nuts, seeds and coffee beans and whip up yummy sauces and dressings.
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.
“Grow Your Own Herbs” Mason Jar Garden
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.
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.
Stainless Steel Knife Set
The 6-piece stainless steel kitchen knife set that will make food prep easy and fun! Seriously, working with bad knives can make cooking a pain – both literally and figuratively. These high-quality carbon knives have handles that ensure a comfortable, secure grip and come in all the different sizes you’ll need!
Natural Coconut Bowls & Spoons
These beautiful handmade bowls are made from reclaimed coconut shells – absolutely no chemicals were used. Not only are they food-safe (of course!), but also a must for beautiful pictures of your plant-based meals such as banana ice cream, smoothie bowls or buddha bowls!
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, yoghurt 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!
Bamboo Tea Tumbler & Infuser
For those that enjoy a hot cup of tea on the go, this beautiful bamboo tea infuser will surprise and delight. Made from strong bamboo and stainless steel, it helps to get all the flavour from your tea leaves via the inner infuser and keeps your beverage hot for up to 12 hours. It can also be used to carry normal tea or coffee.
Vegan Chef Cow Apron
Cooking is way more fun in this apron! Made from a soft canvas material with a cute minimalistic cow illustration on the front, you can let everyone know who’s in charge of the kitchen as you whip up yummy plant-based delights.
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.
Classic Kitchenaid Stand Mixer
The Kitchenaid has made a name for itself as one of the best kitchen gadgets of all time. Made for the avid baker or home chef, it takes on all the heavy lifting of many culinary tasks – such as whisking, kneading and beating, giving you perfect results every time. The tilting head makes it easy to add ingredients as you go and the large capacity bowl makes it easy to cater for large crowds.
Bamboo Food Prep Containers
Food prepping can be the simple difference between sticking to your healthy eating goals all week and falling off the wagon. These stackable bento box containers look adorable in any fridge and are great for storing all of your freshly prepared food. They’re also great for packing lunches for work and storing leftovers safely. If you’re looking for some ideas on what to do with them, here’s our full 5-day vegan meal prep and meal plan!
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!
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 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 again and again. They also look fabulous in homemade cocktails and mocktails!
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.
Christopher The Pig Tote Bag
Canvas tote bags are a super fun way to carry all your groceries and are often stronger than disposable ones. This cute Christopher the Pig Vgang tote features everyone’s favorite badass pig and is hand printed in Montréal on high-quality cotton.
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.
Handpicked Hypoallergenic Soap Nuts
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 dishes and laundry sparkling clean! Buy your earth-loving friend a bag of these soap nuts from Coco Boo and you’ll never look back.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Accupressure Massage Mat
This Ajna 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 is said to help with issues such as insomnia, stiff muscles, sciatica, fibromyalgia and tension headaches, while promoting effective lymphatic drainage and circulation.
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!
Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case
Give the gift of music without limitations with these Soundcore wireless earbuds. Whether out running, doing household chores or meditating, these earphones deliver accurate graphene-enhanced sound wherever you go.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Matching Dog Friendship Collar
You’ve heard of friendship bracelets between people, but what about between you and your dog? This cute matching dog collar and friendship bracelet set mean that wherever the two of you are, you and your furry buddy will always be connected.
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.
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.
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.
Edible Colorful Sculpting Dough
Encourage their creativity and motor skills with this Veggie Baby edible sculpting dough. Completely vegan and free of sugars and preservatives, this kit enables little ones to get their hands dirty making fun dough sculptures that they can later eat!
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.
Funny Vegan Pin Set
Badges and pins are a great way to customise 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.
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.