The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it comes our favorite occasion: a chance to give gifts to the ones we love.
We always say the perfect gift should be given with the receiver in mind, and that’s especially true when it comes to finding the perfect gifts for the vegans on your list. You want to find something that’s compatible with their lifestyle and values, but still special enough to feel like a treat.
So what’s a clueless gifter to do? Choosing from one of the products on our must-have vegan holiday gift list is a great place to start, with gifts for every budget, taste, and personality. Let’s make it a holiday your favorite vegan will never forget!
1. A Celeb Favorite Vegan Hair Care Brand
Vegan hair wellness and beauty brand Vegamour has fans everywhere these days—-and one of them just happens to be mega star Nicole Kidman. Kidman partnered with the brand because it aligned with her values, and because of the incredible results it delivers for hair beauty and wellness. Using wild harvested and ethically sourced vegan ingredients, Vegamour makes better for you beauty alternatives that help your hair grow visibly thicker, stronger, and healthier. You can’t go wrong with any of the products they stock, but their wildly popular hair growth boosting serum is a great place to start.
2. A Classic Vegan Cookbook
If your favorite vegan likes to spend time in the kitchen, no gift could be better than a really wonderful cookbook. Vegan JapanEasy is a recent title that’s packed with delicious homestyle Japanese recipes, and looks pretty enough to be at home on your coffee table. The Complete Vegan cookbook is another classic, packed with over 150 tasty plant based concoctions that put healthy vegan spins on favorite flavors. If you’re really lucky, maybe they’ll thank you with a dinner invite—just bring a cruelty free bouquet!
3. Cruelty Free Candles
There’s nothing like a flickering candle to summon the holiday spirit—and when it’s vegan, paraben and cruelty free that’s just icing on the cake. Known for their inventive scents and long burn times, Otherland makes candles that stand out from the bunch. We’re big fans of the Sriracha Rose scent, an unexpected blend of chili, Bulgarian rose petals, and pomegranate that’s a perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Their gift sets are also a perfect holiday indulgence if you want to experiment with multiple scents.
4. Extra Cozy Vegan Knitwear
Replacing the non-vegan wool or polluting materials found in other knitwear, Australian brand willow & claude aims to be part of the solution to the problems of the global garment industry. Named for two rescued shape, their brand creates sustainably grown cotton knitwear while working to create a more ethical fashion system. It doesn’t hurt that their designs are both comfy and cutting edge, like the Willow Knit whose tight fit and structured ribbing lets your favorite vegan flex their fashion bona fides.
5. A Fun Vegan Cheesemaking Kit
Cheese is often top of the list of the foods new vegans miss most, so why not give your favorite vegan a chance to make their own? Containing everything you need to whip up six different kinds of dairy free cheeses, the Big Vegan Cheesemaking Kit has enough supplies to create twenty batches of vegan mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone, haloumi, feta, and parmesan. Once they get going they’ll be a vegan cheese master—and the kit lasts over a year when stored properly, so there’s no rush.
6. Delicious Vegan Chocolate
There are few better gifts than a box of fancy chocolates, and there’s no reason your favorite vegan should have to miss out. There are so many great options out there, but we’re big fans of Compartes Vegan Dark Chocolate Assortment gift box. There’s just something so special about this gorgeous assemblage, which contains chocolate dipped fruit, swirly truffles adorned with gold leaf, and goji berry mosaics in warm holiday hues. It’s the perfect way to let your vegan know how sweet you think they are.
7. A Luxe Nut Milk Maker
Whipping up a batch of the tastiest nut milk in a minute or less, The Almond Cow just might be the gift your favorite vegan needs to help them break their expensive plant milk latte habit. Almond’s in the name, but it can make any non dairy milk that suits their preference, transforming any nut, seed, or grain into a delicious, creamy milk substitute as easy as the press of a button. Fast working and easy to clean, it cranks out 5-6 cups at a time so you’ll never be short of the dairy free good stuff.
8. Earth Saving Wax Wraps
Beeswax wraps make a great replacement for single use plastic or parchment paper, but many vegans are uncomfortable using any product that contains ingredients sourced from a living being. Bee’s Wrap is here to save the day, with a totally cruelty free, vegan alternative to bee’s wax wrap, made from a blend of plant oils, including coconut and soy. We love this assorted three pack, whose varying sizes and cute designs means they’ll have the perfect plastic free covers to keep snacks delicious and fresh.
9. A Vegan SIlk Pillow
The silk pillowcase craze is everywhere these days, with adherents claiming that the material does wonders for their hair and complexion, and might even help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. For an earth friendly, vegan spin on the trend try touche, whose vegan eucalyptus silk pillowcases are antibacterial, temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, and totally cruelty free. It’s a great way to show them you care about their beauty sleep without compromising their values.
10. A DIY Vegan Soft Serve Machine
Last but not least, is there any better treat than ice cream? We don’t think so, and if the vegan on your gift list agrees we’ve got the perfect present to make their day and soothe their sweet tooth—the Yonanas fruit soft serve maker. Whipping up the perfectly textured fruit sorbet of your dreams with the push of a button, the machine was originally designed to create banana ice cream but can be adapted to make soft serve from any fruit you like best, as well as chocolate or other ingredients.