A Very Vegan Gift Guide
When I decided to do a vegan gift list, I did so expecting this to be a challenge. My personal experiences lend more to the Gift Guide for the Bacon Lover than a vegan gift guide. To my surprise, this gift list was actually one of my favorites to write! With a little research, there are a lot of amazing (and thoughtful!) options for our vegan friends.
This vegan gift guide was a powerful reminder to me of how much I love what I get to do and how much FUN it is to pick gifts with the recipient in mind. I promise you that there is something on this list that will surprise and delight your eco-friends. And by purchasing these items you’re giving the earth your own little hug.
*Special thanks to my friend Erin for giving this list the vegan once-over and to my friend Bek from Sweet Peaches in Pittsburgh for giving the list a vegan chef seal of approval.
The Whole Schmear of Bagel Gifts
15 Vegan-Friendly Gift Ideas
1. Retro Tee
Not another Kale t-shirt! Check out the obscure and pithy happenings with the zombie loving vegans at Goods and Evil Clothing.
“We don’t do obvious. Obvious is easy. Our designs usually come from the blurry edge just outside of the norm.”
Available from Goods and Evil Clothing: Vegan Power Up T-shirt
2. The Bubbly
Before you toast your vegan friends, stop and check out the Barnivore website. Two vegans from Toronto have done all of the legwork for you, running down information on which libations are vegan-friendly.
As recently as January 2016, Veuve Clicquot (pictured here) reassured Barnivore that they follow a vegan-friendly champagne making process.
Visit Barnivore for their complete vegan beer, wine and liquor guide.
3. Clever Barware
The series of mistaken lyrics pint glasses are hysterical. This one is especially perfect for vegan friends.
… And peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Asparagus … A-spar-a-gusssss
Available from Meriwether of Montana: The Age of Asparagus.. Mistaken Lyrics Pint Glass
4. Yoga Mat
A yoga mat that’s truly tree pose friendly. It’s made from jute fibers that give it a unique look and feel as well as a small ecological footprint.
Available from Barefoot Yoga Co.: Natural Jute and PER Eco-Friendly Yoga Mat
5. Box ‘o Veggies
A thoughtful gift that will last all season. Gift a share in their local farm’s CSA. These CSA’s support small farmers in growing and harvesting their crops that they then share with their CSA investors (typically) via weekly boxes of their most recent harvest. *I see a dinner invitation in your future with this gift 😉
Available from Local Harvest: Find a Local CSA
6. “Leather” Journal
A handmade journal to inspire your herbivore. It starts with a faux leather cover, inside the journal is stuffed with sketch quality paper and the page binding is handsewn with hemp thread.
Available from Etsy: Vegan Faux Leather Journal from BoundByHand
7. Natural Skincare
A perfect way to gift that kale you’ve been thinking about. Pacifica is a 100% vegan and cruelty free skincare company. This kit includes four skincare products formulated with superpower fruit and flower naturals.
8. Beard and Body Soap
Even guys need pampering, and Brave GentleMan answers the call with this vegan, ultra-moisturizing soap with it’s invigorating scent.
“It softens coarse beards, mustaches and skin with organic coconut oil, fair wage and clay-filtered Moroccan argan oil and vitamin E.”
Available from Brave GentleMan: Beard & Body Brick: Citrus
9. Planter Necklace
What a lovely gift, especially for someone who spends their days under the fluorescent lighting of cubicle world. A stunning way to surround oneself with nature and accessorize any outfit!
The pendant and closure are both handmade and attached with 16″ of natural cording.
Available from Etsy: Half Moon Living Plant Necklace by Gems of the Soil
10. Beautiful Glass Jars
A classy way to store and display their earth-friendly nibbles. These classic glass canning jars are a favorite of mine. Their tapered shapes and glass lids are easy to fill and make a stunning display. A perfect gift to pair with a cookbook or the CSA share.
Available from West Elm: Weck Juice Jar, Set of 6
Turns out your sweet tooth can be ethical, compassionate and oh so happy 🙂 With Easter coming…and Mother’s Day…and well, Mondays, finding this gem came at the perfect time! From the artists at this little vegan sweet shop in Bethlehem, PA, handmade vegan candy bars like Better Finger Bars, Twin Caramel Cookie Stix and even Veganbury Eggs. Hop to your keyboard and stock up on these vegan delights.
Available from Vegan Treats: All the Heavenly Candy Bars!
12. Fun & Flirty Scarf
Lightweight and perfect for spring, this 100% cotton scarf is made from organic cotton grown from seeds that have not been genetically modified and without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. The flirty cotton tassels make this a fun way to dress up or down any outfit.
Available from Alternative Outfitters Vegan Boutique: RockFlowerPaper Buttons Pink Cotton Tassel Scarf
Gorgeous photography and tempting recipes fill the pages of this vegan cookbook. Vegan or not, anyone who appreciates delicious food and high quality ingredients will drool over the pages of this book.
Available from Amazon: The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples
14. Serious Eats
Perfect for a host(ess) gift or even poker night! This toasted walnut lentil paste is a humane hors d’oeuvres alternative to foie gras. Enjoy this vegetarian foie gras on a warm baguette topped with sliced onion, capers or fresh arugula. Umm, yes please!
Available from The Real Vegan: Faux Gras-The Humane Foie Gras Alternative
15. Wrapping Paper
Consider their gift down to the tiniest details. This flowering wrapping paper is made from recycled paper that is embedded with flowering seeds (like Baby Snapdragon or Black Eyed Susan.) After unwrapping one of these veggie-fabulous gifts from our Vegan Gift Guide, they can even plant the gift wrap. You thought of everything!
Available from Little Kay Gardens: Flowering Gift Wrap