Are YOU having trouble thinking of what is a suitable gift for a vegan at Christmas? Are YOU struggling to find items to give to a vegan? or have YOU simply not thought about Christmas yet?
Well as it is the 24th November exactly a month before Christmas Eve, I thought I would list a few handy gift ideas for those not knowing what to get a vegan at Christmas and where to get them. Think of it as your personal Gift List to the perfect Christmas gifts!
Below will list various ideas with a brief description, price range (I cannot be exact with prices as it varies in different locations) and links to sites you can find the items, hope it helps people.
For the chocolate loving vegans
- Merry Moos Christmas Selection Box
These chocolates are amazing! Four delicious, dairy-free bars – Bunnycomb, Cheeky Orange, Minty Moo, and Organic Original. The perfect treat for Christmas. Natural, organic and fair-trade ingredients. Price ranges from £3.99-£5.00 on Holland and Barrett Merry Moo and Animal Aid Merry Moos.
- Montezuma Truffle Selection
For a more expensive selection of chocolates get your vegan this beautiful box of 16 outstanding, organic, vegan truffles. Contains four each of dark chocolate with Orange; Very Dark Chocolate; Almond Praline; and Coffee. Made by Montezuma’s Chocolates. Price ranges from £11-£12.99 on Animal Aid and Montezuma
- Kinnerton Deliciously Dark and Smooth Chocolate Mints & chocolate bars
Kinnerton are passionate about making sure that their chocolate tastes absolutely delicious, has no artificial flavour additives and is manufactured in a nut free zone. So Just Chocolate is just that…real delicious chocolate. These are the perfect chocolate gift to give a chocoholic! Price ranges from £2.99-£12. Holland and Barrett Kinnerton chocolates.
For the cooking loving vegan
- Marble two-toned pizza paddle board
Made from super sleek marble and wood harvested from ancient mango trees, this two tone pizza paddle board is perfect for pizza making and serving. Handmade by wonderfully talented artisans, this is a real statement piece for any kitchen. As it is handcrafted, there may be some slight variations in colour. Wipe clean and do not soak in water. Price is £23.95 on Ethical Superstore.
- Ice Cream Maker
Treat your friend to this Magimix Le Glacier ice cream maker. Makes ice cream as if you bought it from a store. This maker is £49.99 from Argos.
- Tofu press
This is the perfect gift for the tofu loving addict, to press the water out of the tofu block without the hassle of building books on top of the tofu, this machine will save time and energy easily, it costs £24.99 on Amazon.
For the girly vegans
- Amethyst Mist perfume
This is the perfect gift for the woman who loves her “smellys” at Christmas, the perfume has a deep rich floral smell to it made by the company Dolma. It is 100% vegan, cruelty free and not tested on animals, you can find this item on the Animal Aid website along with a range of different smells costing £39.95.
- Sweet Christmas gift set
Add a sprinkling of sweetness to Christmas with Rock Star soap, bubblegum bubbles from Snow Fairy shower gel, and to top off this tantalising trio, how about magical moisture courtesy of the Snow Fairy herself in Snow Fairy body conditioner. Thanks to the amazing store called Lush, this gift set costs £13.95.
- Full Spectrum Eye shadow palette
Satisfy the colour addiction with Urban Decay’s Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette, a limited-edition set featuring 21 shades of their iconic eyeshadow (the most ever in any UD palette!)—from bold brights to matte white. This one is a bit on the high end of the budget at £43 from Urban Decay.
Create your own Christmas hamper to give as a gift
things to add to a vegan hamper: (store ideas to try for the items)
- free from chocolates (ASDA or Tesco or Holland and Barrett)
- Preserves – jams and chutneys. (ASDA or Tesco or Holland and Barrett)
- Hazelnut butter or cashew nut butter. (Holland and Barrett)
- Bottle of wine or their favourite spirit and mixer (Co-op)
- Turkish Delights (Holland and Barrett)
- Granola. (Tesco, ASDA, Holland and Barrett)
- Vegan pesto. (Holland and Barrett)
- Fair-trade ground coffee. (Holland and Barrett, ASDA)
- Drinking chocolate (Dairy Milk just add milk powder- ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsburys)
- Tofu (ASDA, Holland and Barrett, Tesco)
- Savoury dips and sauces (Holland and Barrett, ASDA, Co-op)
- Agave syrup (Holland and Barrett)
- Egg-free Mayo (Tesco, Holland and Barrett)
- Dried fruits – papaya, apple rings or maybe dried mango covered in dark chocolate.
- Olives stuffed with pimento / chilli.
- Falafel mix. (Tesco)
- Flavoured cooking oil-Coconut, Garlic etc (Tesco, Holland and Barrett,Morrisons)
- Posh brands of tea, such as Whittard of Chelsea, Twinings, or YogiTea.
- Mulled wine kits. (M&S, Waitrose, Morrisons, Tesco)
- Japanese rice crackers or oat cakes. (M&S, ASDA, Tesco)
- Tube of Pringles (some varieties are marked as vegan such as the Original flavour)
- Superdrug (Superdrug own brand, B and Original Source are vegan)
- Lush (Items without honey or beeswax are vegan)
- Holland and Barrett (items without honey, beeswax, milk and egg are vegan)
- Many clothes shops are vegan friendly (unless your vegan friend is ethical and how items of clothing may be unethical- such as the store Primark)
- If buying shoes or boots watch out for the use of glue- some are not vegan friendly.
- buying faux fur or leather is fine to some vegans (others will refuse to wear it- ask your vegan friend on their views)
- Use the website Barnivore if wanting to get your friend alcohol (it lists if alcohols are suitable for vegans)
Merry Christmas and happy shopping!