Do you have a vegan in your life on your shopping list? Choosing vegan gift ideas for a vegan friend or loved one can seem a little tricky, especially if you’re an omnivore and aren’t exactly sure what being vegan entails. You know that cheesy treats and buttery cookies are out of the question, but what is on the menu? Luckily, we’ve gathered up some great gift ideas and a little how-to so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
How to Choose a Vegan Gift
First, you’ll need to better understand what it means to be vegan. Vegans don’t eat any kind of animal product, including meat, dairy, eggs, and sometimes even honey. Instead, they stick to plants and foods made from plants, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Most vegans also prefer to avoid animal products in their clothes, including materials such as leather and wool. They also avoid skincare products made with animal products or those that have been tested on animals.
To find the perfect vegan present, you’ll just need to pay extra attention to labels to ensure that you aren’t getting anything that’s made from an animal product. It’s actually a lot easier than you think. Vegan food products are often clearly labeled. Skincare products, too, are often labeled vegan and cruelty-free. As for clothing products or accessories, look for those that are labeled “vegan” leather or “faux.” Cotton and polyester are always allowed, but avoid anything that’s labeled “wool blend.”
Vegans may also appreciate a gift that makes their life easier, such as a vegan cookbook with quick meal ideas or a meal delivery service that not only contains everything they need to make meals for a couple weeks but can introduce them to new flavors and cooking methods.
Top 10 Vegan Gift Ideas
If you’re not sure what to get the vegan in your life, don’t worry. Here are ten gifts that are 100% plant-based and cruelty-free:
This arrangement is packed with fresh, strawberries, pineapple daisies, cantaloupe, and more. All of the fruit has been carefully arranged to create a visually stunning presentation she’s sure to love.
Get her a platter of fruit that’s worthy of celebration. Featuring fresh orange slices, strawberries, and pineapple daisies, this platter has enough fruit to share with everyone she knows (she just won’t want to).
Get her a makeup kit that she can feel good about because it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and even gluten-free. This gift set includes liquid eyeliner, primer, high volume mascara, brow gel, brightening serum, and vegan milk moisturizer.
This oversized box includes more than fifteen vegan snacks, drinks, and food items for your vegan loved one to try. It includes both sweet and salty snacks to make sure your friend always has something tasty to snack on, no matter what she’s craving.
Get her a collection of recipes so she can create fully vegan dinners that comfort, nourish, and inspire. Plus, every recipe clocks in under 30 minutes (including prep), so she can enjoy these plant-based meals every night of the week.
Purple Carrot is a meal delivery service unlike any other. It’s 100% vegan and can introduce your loved one to a whole new world of delicious plant-based flavors and cooking methods. It’s especially ideal for a brand new vegan who’s in need of some great new meal ideas.
This gift box delivers a wide variety of black, green, and rooibos teas. It’s the perfect gift for someone who is new to tea or already loves everything it has to offer. Plus, it’s all 100% vegan and organic.
Let your loved one announce to the world that she’s completely powered by plants with this cozy tee that’s ethically sourced and manufactured in the United States. Plus, with the sale of each t-shirt, Save Lands will plant 12 trees.
This box delivers the motherload of vegan snacks. It includes a collection of 20 individually wrapped vegan snacks that will introduce your loved one to new treats and allow her to enjoy some of her old favorites.
This windowsill herb garden is just what she needs to make sure her meals include plenty of variety and flavor. With a rustic barn wood style, the planter is an attractive addition to any kitchen and includes everything you need to grow your cooking herbs from home.
She’s sure to love any of the gifts on this list that are specially tailored to her life as a vegan. They’ll make her life easier, introduce her to new flavors, or just make her proud to be powered by plants.