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10 Best Gifts for the Vegans in Your Life

vegan banana, coconut and blueberry cake

Finding the best gifts for the vegans in your life can be a fun experience. As someone plantbased, I know this firsthand as a recipient of said gifts and I hope this post will help my loved ones buying for me, as much as it will help those buying for themselves and fellow vegans.

Whether they’re passionate about animal rights, environmental sustainability, health or all the above, or simply enjoy a plant-based lifestyle, countless thoughtful and creative gift options are available so please don’t worry if you’re buying gifts for someone vegan.

A Little Extra Thought
Statistics show that approximately 4% of Americans follow a vegan diet. This number continues to grow year on year, particularly in younger generations. Giving a vegan a gift may require a little extra thought so read on. Vegans adhere to a lifestyle that completely avoids animal products and byproducts, not just in their diet but in all aspects of their lives. This means that gifts like leather goods, most conventional cosmetics or foods containing dairy and eggs would not be appropriate. Instead, opt for items that align with the recipents ethical values.

10 Vegan Gift Ideas
Choosing presents that reflect vegans’ values and beliefs is essential in order to show respect and understanding. Here are some of the most thoughtful and exciting vegan gift ideas to inspire you.

1. DIY Vegan Gift Basket
Create a personalized gift basket filled with their favorite vegan products. Include items like dairy-free cheeses, plant-based meats, vegan snacks and homemade plant-based baked goods. Add a few non-food items like a vegan candle or a cruelty-free hand lotion to make it extra special. You could choose a picnic-style woven basket and add a cozy picnic blanket, some reusable cutlery and crockery and cute recyclable napkins.

2. Plant Based Cookbooks
Eating more plants is a wonderful way to prioritize sustainability, and what better way to do that than by cooking up a storm. A high-quality vegan cookbook can be an excellent gift for new and seasoned vegans, such as, ‘Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook’ by Ella Woodward and ‘Vegetable Kingdom’, by Bryant Terry which offer delicious recipes and mouthwatering photos that will inspire anyone to get into the kitchen and try something new.

3. Snack Box

A snack box is one of the best gifts for vegans as sometimes tasty plant-based treats can be hard to come by. Companies like Vegan Cuts and Sugarwish offer subscription boxes filled with various snacks, from savory chips to sweet treats, all free from animal products or alternatively, you can create your own. A curated box of vegan snacks is a fantastic way to give vegan family and friends their favorite snacks and maybe even test some they haven’t tried yet. Fill it with decadent treats like vegan friendly Belgian chocolate which is world famous, or salty snacks like crispy chickpeas and crisps or chips. You could even go the extra mile and create your own vegan tasty treats for them to enjoy. Check out my vegan recipes for some inspo from chocolate crispy cakes to banana and blueberry loaf.

4. Kitchen Gadgets
Help make their cooking experience more enjoyable with eco-friendly kitchen gadgets. Items like reusable silicone baking mats, bamboo utensil sets, stainless steel straws and glass soap dispensers support their vegan lifestyle and promote sustainability.

5. Eco-Friendly Apparel
Veganism extends beyond the food you eat. Show support for your recipient’s lifestyle with vegan-themed clothing and accessories, be it shirts, hoodies and tote bags with fun and inspiring vegan messages. If slogans are not really their vibe, consider sustainably-made clothing: garments made from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, hemp and recycled fibers which minimize harm to the planet and reduce waste.

6. Donation to an Animal Sanctuary
For the vegan who has everything or perhaps doesn’t want anything, consider making a donation in their name to an animal sanctuary. Organizations like Farm Sanctuary and Best Friends Animal Society provide care and shelter to rescued farm animals. A donation can be a
meaningful way to honor their love for animals and animal welfare.

7. Cruelty-Free Beauty Products
For vegans who love beauty and skincare, consider gifting cruelty-free and vegan beauty products. Brands like Lush, Herbivore, Botanicals, Fenty Beauty and E.L.F. offer a range of products that are kind to animals and the environment.

8. Houseplants
You can’t go wrong with a houseplant. A beautiful pot plant can be a thoughtful gift that adds life and greenery to their home. Choose low maintenance plants to ensure they thrive for years to come. Plants can also clean the air in your home, making them a great gift for someone with allergies. Some of the best low-maintenance plants perfect for beginners include:

  • Snake plant
  • Aloe
  • Succulents
  • Monstera
  • Pothos

9. Fitness Equipment
Some people also choose a plantbased way of life for health reasons. Fitness gadgets or equipment are one of the best gifts for vegans who prioritize their health and wellness. Regular movement is essential for prioritizing strength and well-being. Fitness trackers, such as those from FitBit or Garmin, can help them monitor their activity levels and sleep patterns. Resistance bands and adjustable dumbbells are versatile tools for home workouts, offering a range of exercise options without occupying too much space. Pair these with a subscription to a fitness app or an online class for the full experience.

10. Vegan Wine
Indulge their taste buds with a selection of vegan wines. Many people are surprised to learn that not all wines are vegan due to the use of animal-derived fining agents. Look for brands that specifically label their wines as vegan. Taking the time to research vegan wine brands shows your support of the recipient’s lifestyle and that you take note of the little things. Pair it with artisanal vegan chocolates or truffles for a truly decadent gift.

Gift the Perfect Gift
When searching for a gift for the vegans in your life, the key is to select items that align with their values and enhance their lifestyle. From delicious food and drink options to eco-friendly products, there are plenty of ways to show appreciation and support to those you care about. I hope you find this post useful!

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