Gift-hunting for a vegan in your life and don’t know where to start? Our vegan Christmas gift guide has something for everyone, from foodies to fashionistas.
Finding vegan-friendly food has never been easier, with mainstream brands expanding their offerings all the time. Shopping for a chocoholic? A vegan selection box from the Moo Free range wouldn’t go amiss, available from Sainsbury’s, Aldi and online retailers. If you’re looking for something seriously indulgent, Hotel Chocolat and Booja Booja’s luxury chocolate gifts will go down a treat.
We all know a cheese lover, so why not surprise them this Christmas with vegan cheese boards from Asda or Violife? And what about vegan sweets? There’s a vegan alternative to pretty much every type of candy, not to mention all the accidentally vegan goodies like Millions, Skittles and Jelly Tots.
Bath and Beauty Gifts
Many of us look forward to receiving smellies and pampering essentials at Christmas. There are vegan bubble bars and bath bombs aplenty at Lush, and The Body Shop offers some gorgeous bath and body care products too.
Vegan brand Eden provides cruelty-free alternatives to popular fragrances for men and women, including Chanel, YSL and Hugo Boss. More vegan fragrances are available from Kat Von D, Pacifica and Jack Black.
Looking for the perfect cruelty-free gift for a beauty addict? Lush, The Body Shop, Kat Von D and Jeffree Star boast some of the best vegan makeup and beauty products. You can also find gift sets at Ethical Superstores, Inika Organic and Original Beard Co.
Boozy gifts are everywhere you look in the run-up to Christmas, and many of them will be vegan-friendly! If you know someone who likes a drink or two, most beer is vegan. This means you’re generally safe with brands like Budweiser, Carlsberg, Heineken and Stella Artois. Many ciders are vegan, including some varieties of Bulmers and Strongbow.
Spirits such as whiskey, rum, bourbon, gin, tequila, vodka and schnapps also tend to be vegan. There’s a wide range of vegan-friendly wine in the UK and brands are starting to label their products, so look on the back of the bottle for reassurance. The new Baileys Almande is the perfect Christmas tipple for those who prefer a sweet and creamy drink.
When you’re out and about and need to double check whether something is suitable for vegans, Barnivore is an extensive directory of vegan alcohol.
Cooking and Baking Gifts
You can’t go wrong with a good old cookbook! Check out BOSH!’s simple vegan recipe book or Lucy Watson’s Feed Me Vegan. There’s a huge range available – for junk food vegans and health nuts alike. Why not help foodies stock up on their kitchen essentials, like the Tofuture tofu press? If you’re lucky, they might even treat you to one of their creations!
Alternatively, get creative and put your own hamper together. This is a great way to tailor it to the recipient and it shows that you’ve put thought into your gift. Fill it with cooking and cupboard essentials, or go for a combination of food, beauty products and stocking fillers.
Shopping for vegan fashionistas needn’t be a tricky task, as ethical fashion is on the rise. If you’re hunting the high street for presents, go to Schuh and Dr Martens for vegan footwear. For trendy clothing for men and women, browse online stores like Viva La Vegan, Komodo, Thought and Sassy Spud. You can also check out our guide on buying vegan coats, boots and shoes for more ideas.
If you’re really stuck for ideas, there’s one fail-safe option: novelty gifts! The internet is teeming with novelty items, from funny slogan mugs to animal-adorned accessories. Gifts for Animal Lovers and Things I Care About Shop offer plenty of quirky presents for vegans. There are tonnes of options on Amazon and Etsy too.
Lots of vegans have causes close to their hearts. Donating to charity is a special gift that will make a difference. Whether it’s a local animal shelter or the WWF, your donation is sure to put a smile on someone’s face.
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