Vegan gifts are for everyone, and they need not be complicated. After all, vegans are just like ordinary folks who appreciate a token of affection from someone they love. All they ask is that no animals be harmed in the making of the gift.
While some non-vegan gifts are obvious – for example, you know you shouldn’t order them any Omaha Steaks, there are a few things that non-vegans might be surprised by. For one, don’t buy a vegan wool socks or a wool sweater, as the wool industry is not kind to sheep. And a few other things that are not vegan include silk, honey, or anything with gelatin – including candy and traditional marshmallows.
But gift buying for vegans is easier than you might think! So, whether your loved ones are vegan, vegetarian, plantbased-curious, or all-out omnivores, here are some vegan gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to their faces and many blessings from the animal kingdom.
Vegan Gift Boxes
Most vegans love to eat, and sadly, some go hungry at holiday events that lack vegan-friendly food. So, vegan gift baskets and boxes with plantbased treats are always appreciated. And of course, vegan gift baskets with cruelty-free beauty and personal care items will be appreciated too. Here are some vegan gift basket and gift box ideas.
1. Luxury Spa Vegan Gift Box
This deluxe Namaste Skin Care vegan spa gift set includes grape fruit and lavender essential oil-infused body lotion, shower gel, and bath salts, plus a loofah bath sponge, a sisal sponge, a pumice stone, and a hair brush. Everything included is cruelty-free.
2. Natural Vegan Bath Bombs Gift Box
These fragrant vegan bath salts are certified USDA organic and they’re made in the USA. You’ll treat your vegan loved one with healing, anti-inflammatory ingredients, including dead sea salt, kaolin clay, Epsom salts, shea butter, and vitamin E. Each bath bomb is scented with a unique fragrance from natural essential oils. No artificial colors or fragrances are used.
3. Vegan Gift Basket with Healthy Snacks
Hungry vegans will love this vegan snacks gift box from Bunny James. It includes 20 different sweet and savory vegan snacks. Family, friends, students, loved ones in the military, and others will love munching on these grab-and-go vegan treats.
4. Gluten-Free Vegan Gift Box
5. DIY Vegan Gift Baskets
If you prefer to make homemade vegan treats, or just like the idea of selecting the goodies you put in your vegan gift basket yourself, there are variety of wicker and other natural fiber baskets you can find on Amazon, then fill them up with goodies from your local health food store.
6. Epsoak Epsom Salts
7. Compostable and Biodegradable Food Storage Bags
8. Natural Jute Twine
Recycled Gift Wrap
For many vegans, their love for animals extends to a love of nature. So, they’ll appreciate any gift you give in sustainably gift wrap.
9. Wrappily Recycled Gift Wrap
10. More Recycled Gift Wrap
Vegan Stocking Stuffers
11. Humanitarian Pen
This pen, which was created in a collaboration between the Swedish company A Good Company and Humanium Metal, is made with upcycled materials that come from seized illegal weapons. A portion of proceeds (25%) from the sale of the pens goes to communities that are afflicted by gun violence, supporting survivors and to violence-preventing initiatives.
12. Vegan Pins
Many vegans have a sense of pride about their plantbased lifestyle and they love spreading the message of compassion and healthy living. If your vegan pal isn’t ready for a tattoo, a vegan pin can be the next best thing. They’ll love finding a cute pint in their Christmas stocking or as an individual gift.
13. Animal and Nature Playing Cards
Heritage creates illustrated playing cards with animals and nature motifs that your vegan friends and family members will adore. Decks include dogs, cats, wild animals, mushrooms, butterflies, wild flowers, and more.
14. Organic Hand Creams and Body Lotions
Another token of affection your vegan will appreciate is vegan hand cream or body lotion. Visit UniGuide’s hand cream and body lotion guide to see more. Everything in the collection is cruelty-free and many are organic and biodegradable.
15. Vegan Marshmallows
It’s not commonly known outside of vegan circles that traditional marshmallows contain gelatin, which comes from collagen derived from animals’ skin and bones. Give your vegan loved one these 100% vegan marshmallows by Dandies and they won’t have to miss out on s’mores and vegan cocoa.
16. Organic Acai Powder
Loaded with antioxidants, acai is a superfood that will fill your vegan pals with delight when they find it overpowering all of the candy in their stockings. Guaranteed they’ll want to jump up and make a smoothie or an acai bowl once they see it!
17. Organic, Raw Brazil Nuts
Loaded with selenium and other nutrients, Brazil nuts are definitely a staple in many vegan diets – and organic, raw nuts are the healthiest kind. Terrasoul Superfoods’ raw Brazil nuts are certified organic, non-GMO, Kosher, raw, gluten-free, and vegan. They’re also ethically-sourced!
18. Organic, Whole, Raw Non-GMO Cashews
19. Gin Gins Gluten-Free, Vegan Candies
20. Plantbased, Vegan Vitamin D and Vitamin B12 Gummies
These vitamins are so good, they might as well replace candy as stocking stuffers. They’re the perfect vegan gift, as vitamins D and B12 are often low in vegan diets. I love these things and I never forget to take them because they taste so good.
21. Raw Superfoods Trail Mix
This uber-healthy trail mix has organic goji berries, organic golden berries, organic white mulberries, Brazil nuts, cashews, California walnuts, premium California Thompson Select raisins, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. Everything is non-GMO, and the fruit is naturally sun-dried, unsweetened, and not treated with oil. Plus, no sulfur dioxide or other preservatives are used. And there’s no added sugar, salt, or fat.
22. Endangered Species Dark Chocolate Bars – 4 Pack
These rich chocolate bars are made with 72% dark chocolate that’s accented with flavorful flakes of natural salt and crunchy almond bits. They’re verified non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and Fair Trade certified. Plus, proceeds from your purchase support global species conservation efforts.
Vegan Gifts for Women
If you need some gift ideas for your vegan girlfriend or vegan gal pals, look no further!
23. Aromatherapy Diffuser
Aromatherapy diffusers are loved by vegan guys too, so this gift could be in that section as well. This diffuser adds moisture vapor to the air, which is great for your skin and sinuses. And you can add essential oils (see below) to bring wonderful, healing aromas to any room. Plus, this diffuser has changing LED lights that bring a relaxing ambiance to any space.
Price: ~$14.99 – $29.95
24. USDA Organic Aromatherapy Essential Oils Set
Add some healing aromatherapy to the air with these USDA certified organic essential oils. This gift box includes six (10 ml each) pure essential oils, including eucalyptus, lavender, sweet orange, peppermint, lemon, and tea tree. They are 100% certified pure therapeutic-grade essential oils, with no fillers, additives, bases, or carriers added.
25. MATT & NAT Vegan Handbags, Tote Bags, and Backpacks
The name MATT & NAT comes from “materials” and “nature,” which makes total sense when you understand the values of this socially-conscious luxury accessories brand. Founded in Montreal in 1995, MATT & NAT set out to enhance the “humanity, creativity and positivity found in all of us.” Your vegan girlfriend, family member, or pal will love a handbag, backpack, or tote bag from MATT & NAT. The company puts a special emphasis on using natural, plantbased, and recycled materials in their designs, and of course, everything they make is cruelty-free and vegan.
26. Organic Cotton and Recycled Vegan T-Shirts
If you’ve got a vegan gal in your life who wears her heart on her sleeve, gift her a vegan tee. Check out the vegan t-shirts on UniGuide. Not only do they all have vegan slogans on them, they’re also made with organic cotton and/or recycled materials. (And there are some for guys too.)
27. Vegan Tank Tops
28. Sand Maiden Organic Cotton Sleepwear
29. Women’s Beanies and Caps
Woold caps can be really itchy on the heads, plus, they’re not vegan. This collection of ladies’ beanies, slouchies, and ski hats are all vegan and made with Earth-friendly materials.
30. Women’s Touch Screen (Non-Wool) Winter Sport Gloves
If you have a fit vegan lady to give to, check out these Polartec stretch gloves. They have a super soft, brushed inner layer that wicks moisture away from your skin while keeping your hands harm. Plus, they have a conductive fabric on the fingertips and thumbs, so you can use them with your touchscreen phone or tablet.
31. Women’s Vegan Boots
It used to be hard to find great looking vegan boots. Not anymore! Visit UniGuide’s women’s vegan boots post to find a great selection of ladies’ vegan boots, from rain and snow boots, to dressy boots, work boots, and more.
32. Vegan Ladies’ Sandals
If you’re going somewhere warm for the holidays or just thinking of the next vacation to a sunny place, give the vegan ladies in your life a great pair of cruelty-free sandals. Visit UniGuide’s women’s vegan sandals post to see the selection.
33. Vegan Flip Flops for Her
34. Siam Tip Boho Slippers
35. Ladies’ Colorful Recycled Cotton Socks
A lot of socks are made with wool, so your vegan girlfriend, pal, or family members will appreciate these colorful, animal-friendly vegan socks. They’re made in the USA with 100% recycled cotton blend yarns, and they have stretch too.
36. Organic Cotton Vegan Socks
37. Ella + Mila Cruelty-Free Vegan Nail Polish
Too many beauty products are still tested on animals, and that includes nail polish. Ella + Mila is a cruelty-free beauty brand that never tests on animals. These vegan nail polishes make great stocking stuffers too.
38. Reusable BPA-Free Stainless Steel Water Bottle
The healthiest reusable water bottles are stainless steel or glass. Most vegans care about their health and the health of the planet, so they’ll love the gift of a healthy, reusable drinking bottle. Check out the best BPA-free stainless steel and glass water bottles on the market.
39. Fun Vegan Mugs
Vegan Gifts for Men
40. BPA-Free Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle
41. Vegan Recycled Tire Wallet
What’s a great leather alternative? One example is used tires. Alchemy Goods creates urban-cool accessories from upcycled tire inner tubes, seat belts, and other materials. This cool, slim-fold wallet fits easily in your back pocket and has four credit card slots, plus a full-length bill slot.
42. Organic Vegan Beard Oil
For unshaven vegan gents, this organic beard oil will keep their facial hair looking groomed and tidy, plus it helps eliminate itching. It’s made with organic jojoba oil and Moroccan argan oil. There are no fillers and this product is 100% cruelty-free. It’s also unscented.
43. Bamboo and Recycled Longboards and Skateboards
For active vegan guys – and vegan gals too – check out these cool bamboo and recycled longboards and skateboards on UnGuide.
44. Anticarnist Animal Rights Hoodie
45. Men’s Hemp Blend T-Shirts
46. Men’s Vegan T-Shirts on UniGuide
47. Men’s Vegan Boots
There have never such a great selection of men’s boots that are also vegan. Whether you’re looking for vegan work boots, dress boots, winter boots, or more for the vegan guys in your life, you’ll find the perfect pair in UniGuide.
48. Men’s Vegan Shoes
49. Vegan Flip Flops for Him
50. prAna Hemp and Recycled Polyester Lounge Pants
After a workout or for relaxing evenings at home, your guy will appreciate these comfy lounge pants. They’re made with a stretch hemp and recycled polyester blend fabric. In addition, they have an elastic waistband, a drawstring cord, and front welt pockets.
51. Men’s Beanie Hats
Wool hats can be itchy on the forehead. That’s why this collection of men’s beanies, slouchies, and ski hats will be a very welcome gifts. All are made with vegan and eco-friendly materials. Check them out on UniGuide.
52. Men’s Cool Eco and Vegan Clothes by Soul Role
53. Recycled Cotton and Recycled Polyester Scarf
It can be hard to find winter scarves that aren’t made with wool. These vegan scarves are one of the all too rare exceptions. They’re made in the USA with 55% recycled cotton and 45% recycled polyester, and they come in a variety of color combinations.
54. Men’s (No Wool) Touchscreen Gloves
These gloves are designed for both warmth and performance. They’re made with 88% polyester, 6% Spandex, and 6% PVC rubber. Great for running, cycling, hiking, driving, and outdoor winter activities, they have a soft, anti-bacterial lining and anti-slip outer fabric. Plus, they’re touch screen compatible.
55. Men’s Organic Cotton (No Wool) Vegan Socks
56. Men’s Slippers
These slippers get 5-star reviews from tens of thousands of customers. Made with cotton and spandex, they come in a few different colors to suit any man’s preferences. Plus, they’re machine washable!
57. Men’s Upcycled Belt
From one of my favorite upcycling designers, this rad vegan belt by Couch is made with upcycled VW upholstery. Couch founder Dan Perkins and his team upcycle used seatbelts, vintage auto upholstery and auto vinyl, and other used materials into cool, one-of-a-kind accessories. They also make the coolest guitar straps and camera straps in the world, which you’ll find near the end of this post.
58. Men’s Upcycled Dopp Kit by Couch
59. “Vegan Guys Are Hotter” Mug
Vegan Baby and Kid Gifts
60. Vegan Baby Moccasins
61. Vegan Kids’ T-Shirts
For the animal-loving, veggies kids out there, how about a cute vegan t-shirt?
62. Wooden Bowling Sets
Funny Vegan Gifts
63. Fun Doormats
64. “Come to the Vegan Side” Darth Vader T-Shirt
65. Vegan NASA T-Shirt
66. “This Is Where I Murder Vegetables” Cutting Board
67. “Say Protein Again! Say It!” Pulp Fiction Vegan Mug
Gifts for Vegan Chefs
68. Online Vegan Cooking Classes with Veecoco
For vegans and non-vegans alike, creating delicious plantbased recipes is a win for everyone. Veecoco offers a range of online cooking classes, including vegan sushi, raw food, vegan cheese making, and more.
Here’s a video about one of Veecoco’s vegan cooking courses:
Veecoco offers a range of gifts packages. Visit Veecoco to learn more.
69. Vitamix Blenders
If I can speak for most vegans, I’d wager to say, if they don’t already have a Vitamix, they probably want one. These high-performance blenders will liquefy large carrots in a snap and make peanut butter in a “jiffy.” And let’s not even talk about smoothies – the cornerstone of many a healthy vegan diet – the Vitamix will make plantbased mincemeat out of any produce you throw its way.
70. Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer
Named one of the best juicers in its class, the Tribest Slowstar Vertical Juicer can juice cold press juices with minimal oxidation, so they hold more nutrients than juices made with centrifugal juicers. This juicer comes with a 10-year warranty, so it’s built to last.
71. Omega Juicers
For more top of the line juicers, check out Omega. Their masticating juicers are designed to extract the maximum amount of nutrient, vitamins, and taste. If you have a green juice fan who likes to juice fresh wheat grass juice, they will love this type. It can also be uses to make nut butter and pasta, and to grind coffee beans and spices. They come with a 15-year warranty.
72. Excalibur Food Dehydrators
When food is cooked or heated to temperatures above 48° C/118° F, the life-supporting enzymes it contains are destroyed. When the enzymes are destroyed, the food loses vital nutrients and is in a state of decay. This is the argument in favor or eating raw foods – that they’re far healthier than cooked foods.
In fact. some studies have shown that when people eat cooked foods, their white blood cell count goes up because consuming decaying food triggers an immune response in your body. Thus, whole “live” foods are considered the healthiest and most nutrient-dense.
Dehydrating food, such as fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts, is a way of changing the state of the food without destroying the enzymes. For example, if you love the crunchiness of crackers and chips, you can make them in a food dehydrator vs. cooking or frying them.
Food dehydrators are loved not only by raw food vegans, but anyone who loves to make delicious, healthy food. Excalibur food dehydrators are the top rated among the vegan raw food chefs and foodies I know. And Amazon also carries a number of other highly rated brands.
In my opinion, vegan chefs are saving the world, one delicious mouthful at a time. For human health, the environment, and respect for animals, the more vegan the world becomes, the better life will be for all of us. And vegan chefs creating delicious meals are making that transition easier for the masses. Here are some classic vegan cookbooks that newbie and experienced chefs will enjoy.
73. Vegan Christmas Recipes Cookbook by Gaz Oakley
Otherwise known as the Avant-Garde Vegan Chef, Gaz Oakley first came to my attention when I was searching for easy plantbased recipes on YouTube. I’ve been a big fan of his recipes ever since. This cookbook has tons of delicious holiday recipes, from vegan nut loafs to vegan Yorkshire pudding, to help bring on the holiday cheer.
74. Vegan 100 Cookbook by Gaz Oakley, the Avant-Garde Vegan
75. Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook
Eat Feel Fresh is one of the most popular and highly rated vegan cookbooks on Amazon. Combining the ancient science of Ayurvedic medicine, which is based on the principle that food is divine medicine that can heal the body, and delicious plantbased ingredients, this cookbook is sure to be loved by anyone who receives it.
76. Fuss Free Vegan Cookbook
The Fuss-Free Vegan cookbook dispels the myth that going vegan is complicated, expensive, and austere. Author Sam Turnbull demonstrates that plantbased can include nachos, pizza, and a decadent chocolate cake. This cookbook is full of “drool-worthy” fuss-free recipes that even picky eaters will enjoy.
77. America’s Test Kitchen Vegan Recipes Cookbook for Everybody
The more accessible and relatable vegan cooking becomes, the better. And Vegan for Everybody from America’s Test Kitchen achieves this. The recipes are focused on being flavorful, easy to make, and satisfying. Plus, they’re healthy too. This cookbook takes a fresh look at traditional recipes, giving them a delicious plantbased spin.
78. The Homemade Vegan Pantry by Miyoko Schinner
Miyoko Schinner is one of those vegan chefs who’s changing the world. With her delicious vegan cheese, which I write about later in this post, she has helped many vegan wannabes get over one of the hardest parts about going vegan, which is giving up cheese.
In her Homemade Vegan Pantry cookbook, Miyoko teaches vegan and non-vegan chefs alike how to make tasty vegan staples, from cultured vegan sour cream to vegan soup stock.
Vegan Food Gifts
79. Reusable Travel Coffee Mugs
While it’s technically not food, if you have a vegan who loves making coffee and being on the go, or who has a regular café ritual, a reusable travel coffee mug will be a favorite gift. The reusable, stainless steel coffee thermoses by Hydro Flask have double wall vacuum insulation that keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to six hours. They come in a variety of colors and sizes. Plus, they come with a lifetime warranty.
80. Vegan Honey
A lot of bees die in the industrial production process to “make” honey. This is why Bee Free Vegan “Honee” and other bee-friendly honey alternatives are a favorite among vegans and others who love bees and appreciate the work they do for our planet. The vegan attitude is – bees play a vital role in supporting the world’s natural ecosystems. Let’s leave them alone and let them do what they’re naturally supposed to be doing.
81. Veggie Pops Vegan Snacks
For those times you just want something crunchy, there are Veggie Pops. These vegan snacks are made with natural, organic, non-GMO, and Kosher ingredients. They make great gifts for vegan care packages, for entertaining, or anytime you want a healthy snack.
82. Raw Organic Cacao Powder
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I can vouch for the giftability of chocolate. For those vegans who love chocolate, but not the sugar that so often comes with it, raw, unsweetened cacao powder is a welcome alternative. Your vegan pals can mix with stevia or other natural sweeteners and use in vegan recipes or drinks that call for cocoa powder.
Gifts for Newbie Vegans, the Vegan Curious, and Those You Want to Turn Vegan
83. Finding Ultra by Rich Roll
I was a vegetarian for 30 years before becoming vegan. Over that time, I had dabbled with veganism, but always seemed to fall back into my pizza-eating ways. Reading Finding Ultra was a catalysts that put me squarely into the 100% vegan camp. I think it’s because Rich Roll is so relatable and human. Thoughtful and well-written, this book is about a guy who overcomes the stranglehold of addiction through the love of his wife and family, a plantbased lifestyle, and getting fit. This book makes a great gift for anyone who needs some extra inspiration to find their path and live a healthier lifestyle.
84. Plant-Based Muscle: Our Roadmap to Peak Performance on a Plant-Based Diet
Even today, a myth still prevails that vegans are weaklings. Plantbased athletes Robert Cheeke and Vanessa Espinoza are two people who are dispelling that myth. This book is full of information to motivate and inspire you to embrace your inner athlete and set him or her free. It’s got information to motivate and inspire you to embrace healthy plantbased eating and reach for your ultimate fitness potential.
85. How to Go Vegan Book
It seems a day doesn’t go by where I have someone ask me how they can go vegan. While I can tweet and blog away, I also welcome the help from vegan influencers, books, and other sources. So, I loved coming across this book with its apt title. It covers everything from the why of going vegan to the how and the where, including topics like eating out, traveling, and celebrating. This is a great gift for new vegans and the vegan curious.
86. Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World
Victoria Moran is a great vegan influencer because, like Rich Roll, she’s relatable and has been through some things many of us can relate to. She lost 60 pounds when she went vegan and has kept the weight off. She’s also raised her daughter as a vegan from birth. This book shows you how to go vegan in simple, accessible steps .
87. The Complete Plant Based Cookbook for Beginners
The Complete Plant Based Cookbook for Beginners is a best-seller that makes it easy for those who are starting to dip their toe into the plantbased cooking world. (And because it’s excludes the word “vegan” in the title, this might be a great gift for those who just want to eat in a healthier way, but feel that veganism is “way too out there.”
88. Vegan Cookbook for Beginners
89. The How Not to Die Cookbook
There are some people who should go vegan but to whom you can never use the “v” word because they have negative preconceived ideas about what it means. Those are the people that you can give a book like this to: How Not to Die.
Dr. Michael Greger’s bestseller provides the scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of premature death and disability in our society. (Shhh, it’s a plantbased diet.) This book has 120 recipes for delicious, healthy meals and tons of beautiful photos to inspire even the most die-hard carnivores to go vegan.
90. Miyoko’s Vegan Cheeses
If you’ve never tried Miyoko’s artisanal vegan cheeses, it’s time to start. Made with traditional cheese-making fermentation processes and high-quality plantbased ingredients, Miyoko’s cheeses are as delicious and decadent as the traditional, dairy-based kind. Plus, she makes a cashew-based vegan butter that’s out of this world – it melts on toast just like dairy butter and you can cook with it too. Miyoko’s is available in Whole Foods, and I think you they just started selling in Target. Or you can order directly from Miyoko’s website.
Vegan Housewarming Gifts
91. Crystal Suncatchers
92. Hanging Terrariums by Siyaglass
93. Air Plants by the Air Plant Shop
Air plants, or Tillandsia, are a genus of 730 species of perennial flowering plants that are native to the forests, mountains, and deserts of Central and South America, as well as the southern United States and the West Indies. (Wikipedia)
95. Terrarium Kits
96. 100% GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton Throw Blanket by Viverano
97. Organic Cotton Throw Blankets
Vegan Tech Accessories
It can be hard to find cases and sleeves for phones, laptops, and tablets that that are not made with leather. Fortunately, UniGuide has you covered! The cases and sleeves on UniGuide are all 100% vegan.
98. Vegan Laptop Cases
99. Vegan iPad and Tablet Cases and Sleeves
100. Vegan Phone Cases
Vegan Travel Gifts
101. Vegan Luggage Tags
102. Everlasting Comfort Neck Pillow and Travel Kit
- A memory foam neck pillow with a plush velour cover that’s machine washable, plus nifty pocket for you cell phone
- Premium memory foam ear plugs with an industry-leading noise reduction rating of 33
- A padded, adjustable sleep mask
- A travel bag to hold it all
- And a lifetime guarantee
Vegan Pet Gifts
103. Vegan Dog Collars
104. Vegan Pet Toys
For your kitties, pups, and other fuzzy friends, nothing beats handmade toys. Check out the selection on Etsy. (This toys pictured here are made with synthetic felt, not wool!)
More Cool Vegan Gifts
105. Recycled Sunglasses
106. Wood Frame and Bamboo Sunglasses
107. Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine
108. VegNews Magazine Subscription
109. Portable Solar-Powered Speakers
110. Eco-friendly Board Games
111. Vegan Guitar Straps
If you have a vegan in your life who plays guitar or who simply aspires, you’ll win them over with a cool vegan guitar strap. (Also available for other stringed instruments like banjo and ukulele.) See more in UniGuide’s vegan guitar straps posts.