Veganism has become increasingly mainstream, with the most popular vegan food, vegan cake, getting over 500,000 posts on Instagram alone. So, it goes without saying that you may have a few more vegan gifts to buy this year. Whether you’re vegan yourself and want to make sure you’re buying animal-friendly gifts for friends and family or want to show your support of someone close to you who has recently adapted their lifestyle, we’ve the perfect round up of Christmas vegan gifts.
1. Vegan Marshmallows
We asked the team at Notonthehighstreet for their favourite vegan Christmas gifts and they came through with some real treats! Give the gift of marshmallowy goodness this Christmas with this Vegan Marshmallow Toasting Kit by The Naked Marhsmallow Co.
A close second was the delicious Vegan and Cruelty free Radiance Coffee Scrub. By using organic fair trade coffee as the primary ingredient, it almost smells good enough to eat…or drink!
2. Vegan Hamper
Making it even easier to shop vegan, natural food marketplace Yumbles has hundreds of tasty vegan treats to choose from. If you’re not sure what they’d like, try their vegan hampers like this treat box from Beau Monde Bakery.
Or who could resist this cute little fella from Slabb?
3. Vegan Leather Wallet
You may have heard of Will’s Vegan Shoes, but did you know they now also do wallets? Shoes make for a slightly trickier Christmas gift but a vegan leather wallet or laptop case is as thoughtful as it is caring. Shop their vegan accessories for more inspiration.
4. Vegan Society Membership
What could be better for the vegan in your life this Christmas than a membership to the Vegan Society? Our friends over at the Vegan Society offer both a paper-based membership, including a hard copy of the Vegan Society Magazine delivered quarterly, and a paperless eco membership supplying the same benefits in a digital format. Both membership types can be purchased as gifts where the information can be sent to the purchaser, and not the recipient, with a personalised message included. They can also both be purchased as life memberships, meaning they do not expire.
5. Rescue an animal in need with PETA
There are a number of gift options that support the work of PETA, so what better gift for a vegan than one that helps support animals. PETA’s virtual gifts include a personalised e-card and all the money goes towards supporting animals, which you can donate on behalf of a loved one. You can also gift a PETA membership and support their cause.
6. Vegan Life Magazine Subscription
How about a subscription to their favourite magazine? You can purchase an annual print or digital subscription to Vegan Life as a gift, with the print subscription costing £45 and a digital subscription costing £25.99. Vegan Life covers all aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle including food, sustainability, animal compassion and environmental issues.
Vegan Food & Living Magazine also have a special offer this Christmas. Offering 40% off the cover price this Christmas it’d make for the perfect vegan cooking inspiration.
7.Vegan Cheesemaking Kit
If there's a new vegan in your family, it's likely they’re missing what a lot of new vegans miss, especially at Christmas – cheese! But you can get some tasty alternatives. Watch their face as you give gift vegan cheese this year and let them have the fun of making their own with The Big Cheese Making Kit. The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit has everything you need to make 6 varieties of dairy-free cheese, with a range of herbs and coming with easy to follow instructions and recipes. Get yours now for £27.50 + free delivery. You can even add gift wrap and a card for £2.00.
8. Vegan Tuck Box
Vegan Tuck Box was launched by founders Kelly and Chrissy as a way of making it easier for people to go, stay and enjoy being vegan. We spoke to Kelly and she recommended their Chocoholic and Chocolate Letterbox Tuck Boxes as great Christmas gifts for the vegan in your life. Check out their Vegan Christmas section!
9. Vegan Chocolate
You can never go wrong with chocolate at Christmas but there’s something extra special about the vegan chocolate at Dorest-based Chococo! Their Vegan Chocolate Hamper includes delicious, dairy-free chocolates suitable for vegans including their Berrylicious dark chocolate slabs studded with freeze-dried berries. The box comes with a free gift card to include a personal message and all chocolates are made in-house, so they\'re guaranteed to be fresh and delicious.
Why not a gift for someone who is still deciding about the vegan lifestyle and help them join in Veganuary. Their shop has plenty of gift ideas, including the helpful guide How to Go Vegan.