The 21 Best Gifts for Vegans Available on Amazon | Eco-Friendly and Fun
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The holidays are here! And that means that everyone will be scrambling to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list, including special gifts for vegans.
Some people are easier to shop for than others, but there’s always that one special person – you know, the one who is super picky about what they eat, what they wear, how things are made, is it ethical? is it non-toxic?, is it zero waste?, etc….
You know who they are!
Maybe that person is you, and you want a simple way to let people know what kinds of things you like and would be thrilled to receive as a gift! This guide to fun and eco-friendly holiday gifts for vegans is the perfect resource for those special people!
Eco-Friendly Gift-Giving is Just a Click Away
Being a vegan myself, and eco-conscious as well, I am here to solve all your vegan gift-giving problems! I have compiled an incredible list of gifts that I know I would love to receive (hint, hint), that I know are cruelty-free, dairy and meat-free, as well as better for the environment, or that simply make it easier to live a healthy, vegan lifestyle.
And if I love them, that special person in your life (even if that is you!) is sure to love them too!
Additionally, and best of all, all of these vegan gifts can be purchased from the comfort of your own home! No fighting holiday crowds or waiting in long checkout lines! So, keep on scrolling for some fun and unique, vegan , and eco-friendly gifts, not just for vegans, but for everyone on your holiday gift list!
Bring on the Vegan Treats!
Who doesn’t love getting special treats for the holidays! These gift boxes full of vegan goodies (including chocolate!) are perfect for student or military care packages, taking to parties, or for leaving in the break room at work!
1. Vegan Snack Box
This vegan snack box from The Good Grocer is packed full of yummy and healthy snacks and makes a perfect gift for vegans! Primal Strips vegan jerky, Chia Squeeze, Lesser Evil Popcorn Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars, and Thunderbird Chocolate Raspberry bars are just a few of the delicious items in this box.
2. Dried Fruits and Nuts Gift Box
For a more traditional food gift box, try this Holiday Dried Fruit and Nuts gift box from Oh! Nuts. It’s chock full of delicious and healthy nuts and dried fruits, including a few you don’t normally see in a dried fruit box. Kiwi, Papaya, Summer Plums, and Pineapple make this one a little more exotic, interesting and tasty.
What would the holidays be without chocolate? Vegans shouldn’t have to miss out on this most special of treats just because a lot of chocolate contains milk. These decadent chocolates from Amore di Mona are not only dairy-free, but also gluten-free and nut-free, so that everyone can enjoy them! They make the perfect gift for vegans at any holiday occasion!
Gifts for the Vegan At-Home Cook
Whether it’s because it can often be difficult to avoid dairy and meat products at restaurants, or to save money feeding yourself, or because you can make much healthier and delicious food at home, many vegans are embracing their inner chef.
However, many new vegans (and the people who love them) don’t know the first thing about cooking, or want to explore new foods and flavors to add some variety to their diets. Cookbooks make great gifts for vegans will send your beloved vegan on a culinary journey to great flavor and great health. If you’re lucky, they’ll cook up something delicious for you!
Classic Vegan Cookbooks They’ll Love
4. Vegan Comfort Classics
The beautifully designed Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota truly is a classic! This book is full of delicious, classic, comfort food recipes to please everyone in your family. Burgers, bacon, sandwiches, soups, sauces, and more make this book a must-have for every aspiring vegan cook! Try to grab the spiral-bound version if you can. It makes it much easier to view the recipes while you cook!
5. Sweet Potato Soul Cookbook
If you’re looking for something with a little more soul, try Jenne Claiborne’s Sweet Potato Soul cookbook. Known for her binge-worthy recipe videos on YouTube, Jenne dishes up healthy, delicious, and all vegan soul food inspired by her southern roots. This cookbook is full of all the flavors of the south, including vegan Chick’n and Waffles, Black-eyed Peas, Collard Greens, and Sweet Potato Pie! Again, look for the spiral-bound version for easier viewing.
6. The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
Instant Pots are a really hot item and for good reason. They make cooking all kinds of delicious meals so much easier, even for the novice cook. But if you’ve never used one, Nisha Vora of Rainbow Plant Life’s Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook is a must have! This cookbook is packed full of delicious and visually pleasing recipes that everyone will love!
The Ultimate Kitchen Accessories
Larger cooking accessories are the ultimate gifts for vegans because not only do they make life easier, but they sometimes cost a little more than their budgets might allow (for instance, a college student). Here are two of my favorites.
7. Instant Pot
If your beloved vegan (or any cook in your life!) doesn’t have an Instant Pot, they need one NOW! This easy-to-use pressure cooker has been a real game-changer for me, which is why I highly recommend it! This one single tool makes perfect rice, perfect beans (in record time!), soups, stews, yogurt, etc…. steam potatoes or veggies in it for a quick and healthy meal, or set it to slow cook while you’re away at work or school. It also comes with a free app loaded with lots of recipes as well as a user support group. If you have a big family, get the 8-quart size.
8. Air Fryer
Another popular kitchen tool among vegans and carnivores alike are Air Fryers, and for good reason! Air frying reduces the need for cooking oils by 75% (and more in some cases!), so it’s an easy and healthy way to enjoy all the “fried” foods that you love, without all the calories! It’s especially great for those who are watching their fat/calorie intake. It also doubles as a food dehydrator, so it’s perfect for the home gardener who wants to preserve all those fruits and veggies for the winter!9. Reusable Produce Bags
100% cotton Reusable Produce Bags make great gifts for vegans because they’re always (hopefully!) buying fruits and veggies! These bags are great not only for the eco-conscious person in your life (hopefully that’s you too!), but are also a great gift for the Earth! Plastics are such a problem for our environment, and plastic bags are one of the worst culprits! Save a turtle or a sea bird by using these zero waste, washable, cotton produce bags. This is a pack of 7, so you have one for all your produce needs.
Clothing with a Conscience
What better gift for a vegan than one that sends a positive or humorous message, that shows off vegan pride, and maybe even helps save the environment at the same time!
10. I Want TOFU Tonight!
Talk about a double entendre! This funny T from Vegan Vintage Apparel is definitely on my wish list!
Okay, I know this hilarious T from Vegan Riot T-Shirt is not for everyone, but I bet it made you laugh! Definitely for the person with a good sense of humor!
12. Plant Based Tee
Handbags for her or him!
13. Eco-friendly Messenger Bag
This beautiful messenger style bag from Corkor has the look of leather but is actually made from CORK! Handcrafted in Portugal, these bags are both cruelty free and eco-friendly. They also come with a 2-year limited warranty!
Here is a beautiful crossbody style for women from the Corkor brand. I highly recommend checking out their sales page to see all the different styles and colors!
15. Show Your Vegan Pride Jewelry
What better gift for a vegan than one that shows some vegan pride? These cute Vegan Pride earrings would make a great stocking stuffer and ALL (yes ALL!) the proceeds go to rescued animals at the vegan ranch, Farralone Farms, in Los Angeles, CA.
16. Stockings for Your Stockings
A holiday tradition in our family is stuffing our stockings with cute…well… stockings! These colorful, eco-friendly, and fair-trade socks are marketed for men, but I know a few women (ahem, me!) who would enjoy wearing them as well! Proceeds from each box purchased go to plant trees, protect our oceans and conserve rainforest trees through Trees for the Future, Oceana, and Conservation International, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Cruelty-Free Cosmetics for Women and Men
17. Shimmering Eyeshadow Palette
This beautiful eyeshadow palette from Lamora is cruelty-free and has the most sumptuous, natural looking, yet shimmery tones in it. Any woman – vegan or not – would love to find this one in their stocking!
18. DIY Natural Beauty Guide
Know someone with sensitive skin or who wants to eliminate toxins from their skincare routine? The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty is packed full of awesome tips and DIY’s for totally natural beauty! From Matcha masks to homemade mascara and lipstick, this book has got it covered!
19. Squeaky Clean Vegan Soap
Everyone needs soap! I mean, who wants to be stinky on the holidays? This 6-pack box set of 100% Vegan Cold-Processed Bar Soap is perfect for anyone on your list! Not only is it vegan and cruelty-free, but it contains all natural premium essential oils and comes in recyclable packaging. Perfect!
20. Fizzie Bath Bombs with Essential Oils
Created by a mom who wanted bath bombs for her 2 daughters without all the harmful chemical and “unknown” ingredients, these Fizzie bath bombs from LifeAround2Angels have skyrocketed in popularity! 100% natural and 100% gorgeous. You won’t see your lady friend for a while, because she will be relaxing in the tub with these bath bombs and a yummy candle (see below).
21. More Than Just a Candle
This has got to be the coolest candle ever! Not only is this delicious smelling Lavendar and Vanilla scented candle from Hyggelight free of chemical additives and dyes, but the label contains wildflower seeds that you can plant in the container after the candle is used up! Talk about eco-friendly!
Want More Vegan and Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas?
While this list is full of vegan gifts and cruelty-free goodies perfect for holiday gift-giving, I have another guide full of even more eco-friendly gift ideas for that very special Earth lover in your life. Check it out here!
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