Written by Alice Porter
Here are 12 unique gift ideas for all the plant-based people in your life.
Treating a vegan friend or family member can feel tricky at times – certain beauty and fashion goodies can contain animal products, so it’s best to do your research before you commit to a gift for someone who is plant-based.
Not to worry, though, as there are a whole host of brands dedicated to creating vegan-friendly products. Gone are the days when tracking down vegan products was an impossible task.
With so many people changing their eating habits, there’s no one-size-fits-all gift to buy for someone who is vegan. Fortunately, there’s something out there for everyone, whatever the person you’re buying for is interested in.
Here’s an amazing range of vegan-friendly gift ideas to treat someone to this Christmas.
Matt & Nat Alik vegan shoulder bag
Matt & Nat creates vegan, recycled and cruelty-free accessories, perfect for the fashion-lover in your life. Its Alik shoulder bag is the perfect mid-size bag, and it comes in five colours, including this khaki-green shade, which is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Shop the Matt & Nat Alik Vegan Shoulder Bag, £105
Planthood gift card
Planthood is a vegan meal kit service that provides restaurant-quality plant-based food for people all across the UK. Whether you know someone who has just gone vegan and is feeling a bit lost at where to start or you have a longtime vegan friend who has run out of ideas and resorted to tofu every night, they’re sure to appreciate a Planthood gift card.
With a gift card, they can either subscribe to the meal kit service or order some of the individual foodstuffs from the website (which, FYI, includes something called The Ultimate Vegan Christmas Cheeseboard) – what’s not to love?
Shop Planthood gift cards, starting at £20
Aery Living Dream Catcher scented candle
A candle is a Christmas gift that nearly everyone loves. But did you know some candles aren’t suitable for vegans? Most of them contain animal-based ingredients like stearic acid or beeswax.
Aery Living creates beautiful, luxury vegan-friendly candles in a range of different scents. The Dream Catcher candle is made with lavender, patchouli and orange, creating “calming aromatherapy that feels like a hug”.
Buy the Aery Living Dream Catcher Scented Candle, £27
Organic Basics Tencel lite bra
Finding vegan clothes can be difficult, with so many items containing animal products such as wool and leather. Organic Basics offers a range of sustainable and vegan clothing products, however, including this gorgeous bralette.
If you’re looking for something a little bit more personal, this is a great option. It comes in 10 different colourways.
Shop the Organic Basics Tencel Lite Bralette, £33
Amie wine gift case
One thing many people don’t know about veganism is that many wines and beers aren’t suitable for people who follow plant-based diets, mostly due to the products used in the filtration process.
Fortunately, many smaller wine brands use processes that are suitable for vegans. One of them is Amie, which has developed its own variety of red, white and rosé wine.Its gift set is perfect for anyone who is trying to make the most of party season as a vegan
Shop Amie Wine Gift Case, £58
Vegan JapanEasy: Classic And Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes To Cook At Home
You can’t go wrong with gifting a cookbook and Tim Anderson’s vegan take on the world of Japanese food is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. And with a shelf-friendly cover, who wouldn’t want to display this cookbook in their kitchen?
Shop Vegan JapanEasy: Classic & Modern Vegan Japanese Recipes to Cook at Home, £20.50
The Vegan Kind subscription box
Everyone loves a hamper and The Vegan Kind offers boxes tailored to your recipient’s interests, with lifestyle and beauty options. The lifestyle boxes include a range of sweet and savoury snacks, while the beauty boxes contain a range of cruelty-free, vegan products.
You can either buy someone a box as a one-off or gift them a subscription, so they get The Vegan Kind boxes delivered every month.
Shop The Vegan Kind Subscription Box, starting at £13.95
Above & Beyond eco lip balm box
Above & Beyond creates refillable lip balms designed to last a lifetime. Its Eco-box one-off comes with one lip balm case and three eco refills all made from natural ingredients and coming in the flavours Comforting Coconut, Sweet Vanilla, Tropical Mango and Mixed Berry. The boxes are also available via a subscription model.
Shop Above & Beyond Eco Lip Balm Box, £25
Bronze body-normative necklace
Trippy Tuesday is a female-founded vegan and eco-friendly independent brand, challenging unrealistic body expectations with its range of body-normative candles and jewellery. Handcrafted in north-east London, this dainty bronze necklace is the perfect unusual and body-positive gift.
Shop Bronze Body-Normative Necklace, £60
La Pochette Anywhere Everywhere pouch
Chic storage and organisation is something we’d rarely invest in for ourselves, making it the perfect, useful gift for others. La Pochette offers a collection of accessories for purpose driven individuals, made from sustainable materials including recycled plastic bottles, biodegradable TPU and vegan leather. This small pouch in Cashmere White would work as a liquid bag for travelling, or as a pouch to keep at the bottom of your handbag to keep your valuable safe.
Shop La Pochette Anywhere Everywhere Pouch, £40
Knoops oat m*lk hot chocolate flakes
Vegan or not, if you’d like a chocolatey indulgence, we’ve got you or your sweet-toothed loved one covered.
Knoops – a favourite UK-based chocolatier for the ultimate luxury vibe – sells hot chocolate flakes made from oat milk, and not a trace of dairy in sight. And a lot of deliciousness.
Shop Knoops oat m*lk hot chocolate flakes, £10.95
Paragon 100% bamboo throw
Whatever your dietary choices, the chances are you’re going to want something to keep you warm this winter.
This gorgeous sage-green throw isn’t just snuggle worthy, it’s made from 100% bamboo. That’s right, no wool, no fur. Nothing but soft and comfy vibes.
Shop Paragon Bamboo 100% Bamboo Throw, £70
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Additional words by Katy Harrington
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