Vegan Gifts - What to Buy for Vegan and Vegetarian Friends and Family?
You’re probably reading this because you're looking for gift ideas on what to give your vegan friends, or because you are a vegan and you need some tips on what to buy your friends. Either way, this post is for you. Whatever your situation, this list will help you find the perfect gifts for any occasion.
It isn’t always easy to recognise whether an item is vegan-friendly or not. A lot of things are tested on animals, and a lot of non-vegan materials are used in the production of items.
To clear up any confusion, here are some tips on what to avoid when buying gifts for a vegan.
- Animal tested makeup and skincare.
- Anything made of materials such as leather, fur, wool, silk, feathers, or beeswax.
- Any food-related items containing animal ingredients.
So what gifts can you buy your vegan and vegetarian friends and family?
Vegan Gift Ideas
We all have that one friend that seems to have everything. Well, you no longer need to worry about them because we've found the perfect ideas for vegan gifts that are sure to please anyone from around the globe.
Best vegan and vegetarian gift ideas (that even your pickiest friends will enjoy)
Whether your friend is into fashion, food, or something else, they are going to love these vegan presents.
Vegan cuts Truffle Collection
This vegan truffle collection from Vegan Cuts is the perfect vegan gift for any occasion.
Made with high-quality vegan ingredients, these truffles are sure to convert anyone who tries them into a chocolate lover.
Veestro is the perfect gift for vegans who are too busy to cook or don’t enjoy it. Veestro delivers healthy, plant-based meals to your doorstep that require minimum effort to prepare. If you give your friend a Veestro box you’re giving them the chance to enjoy healthy vegan meals without having to cook.
Vegan Leather Watch
Everyone needs a watch, but it's hard to pick the right one (especially when picking for someone else). The best way to make sure that your friend will get the watch they want is to give them a Votch gift card and let them decide on the design themselves. That way you can rest easy knowing you've given them a new favourite watch.
Coconut bowls are like made for vegans. Not only are these bowls gorgeous, but they’re also the perfect vegan present for your friend who loves smoothie bowls, salads, and ice cream.
Corcor makes sustainable vegan (and fashionable) wallets in so many different designs that it’s impossible not to find one your friend would love.
Vegan Tote Bag
Vegan Illustrated sells fun and affordable vegan tote bags that any vegan will love.
A fun idea is to buy your friend a vegan cookbook and to use it as an opportunity to try some recipes and cook together. It's a fun and thoughtful gift that is sure to be appreciated.
Make a donation in their name
If you’re not sure what the person in question would like to receive it’s a great idea to donate for a good cause. Look up local animal sanctuaries and see if you could make a donation in their name.
Vegan gifts for her
Vegan Cuts beauty box
If they're a beauty-lover, there’s no better vegan present to give than a vegan cuts beauty box. From skincare to makeup, this beauty box contains 4+ cruelty-free, non-toxic beauty products in their monthly subscription box.
A Votch Watch
This vegan rose gold leather watch is simple, classic, and fits every outfit. It’s also so gorgeous that you might have to purchase one for yourself too.
Any girl will appreciate chocolate. So there’s no doubt that she’ll enjoy this gorgeous truffle collection from Booja Booja.
If she likes shoes and you’ve got some money to spend, help her unleash her inner Carrie Bradshaw by purchasing her some gorgeous heels from Veerah.
Vegan gifts for him
Arranged in a beautiful bamboo basket, this vegan shower kit is the perfect gift to that special someone. There's no doubt he'll enjoy this shower kit with the fresh scent of ocean, lemon, and peppermint.
The Naked necessities shave and razor kit is not only vegan, but also plastic-free, 100% natural, and eco-friendly.
Vegan Chocolate snack hamper
Men like chocolate too and your man will love this vegan chocolate hamper.
A classic Watch
Not only is this watch elegant and easy to style, but it’s also sustainably made and 100% vegan.
Best vegan sweets to give away.
If you’re looking for something sweet to give, here’s a list of the vegan sweets that serve perfect as gifts!
First of all, let's go through what to avoid:
There are a few ingredients to look out for when searching for sweets to give a vegan. Mentioned below are some of the most common animal ingredients that hide in candy.
- Gelatin (Made by boiling skin, and bones from cows and pigs.)
- Bone Char (crushed animal bones. Often used to brighten sugar.)
- Carmine (A red pigment made from crushing female cochineal insects.)
If you’d like to read more about non-vegan ingredients see PETA’s list here
Best vegan sweets gift ideas
Cocomel caramel bites
I don't know how to describe Cocomel caramel bites other than little pieces of heaven. (And who doesn't want to receive a little piece of heaven as a gift?)
Marshmallows are something every vegan misses from time to time. Freedom Mallows Marshmallows are the perfect alternative. They’re also gluten-free and has a sweet taste of vanilla.
HunnyBon creates candy that’s not only vegan but also good for you. Their products are vegan, organic, and sustainably produced. Vegan or not, they’ve got the most delicious candy anyone could receive.
Endangered species candy bar
A great gift idea is to give away an Endangered species chocolate Bar. Not only is the chocolate delicious, but the company also donates part of their profit to conservation efforts for endangered species.
Freshly baked vegan cookies. Need I say more?
Vegan Gift and present Baskets
If you can’t settle on what to buy for someone, a gift basket is a way to go. There are plenty of fun vegan gift baskets around, and if you can’t find one you love, why don’t you design your own?
Vegan spa set
This vegan spa gift basket contains a body scrub, bath soak, body butter, and an oil roller. It’s the perfect set for anyone who needs relaxing.
Vegan Beauty gift box
Not only does this luxury beauty set look gorgeous, but it’s also 100% cruelty-free, vegan, and it's carefully produced in small batches in London.
These delicious truffles by Witerki are handmade, and the most beautiful chocolates I’ve ever seen.
Chocolate hamper vegan gift set
Another great gift idea for chocolate lovers is this beautiful gift basket filled with a variety of chocolates.
Travel gift set
If you have a friend that travels a lot, they are going to love the Mount Purious travel gift set.
Make your own
Another option is to make your own gift basket and stuff it with vegan gifts and presents. Here are some ideas on what to include in your gift basket
Candles are always a good idea. Especially this Italian Garden Octo candle made of soy.
Add a little love to your gift box by including Loving Earth’s Vegan Chocolate.
A watch is the perfect little accessory to add to a gift basket. Especially this vegan tan silver watch.