The holidays are fast approaching and you might be scratching your head over what to get the vegans in your life. You might even be one yourself and still not know exactly what to do in a pinch for your vegan friends and family, so we’ve put together a few friendly suggestions.
Probably the most important thing to remember when buying for vegans is to not focus too much on food. It’s easy to stuff a stocking full of chocolate and cheese for anyone on a typical Western diet, but it’s not that simple when it comes to vegans.
Even if you find something labeled vegan, you might not know if your vegan friend likes said product. It’s best not to gamble in the food department: let them sort that out.
So if food is not much of an option, what’s a gift-giver to do? Don’t worry, there are plenty of awesome and useful gifts that any vegan would be delighted to have. Here’s our picks:
Where would a vegan be without a good blender? If you know your friend or family member is in dire need of a new or better blender, this is the perfect one for the job.
Honestly, with all of the discoveries coming out about the health benefits of fruits and vegetables, and all of the fantastic recipes out there for smoothies, there’s really no reason why anyone shouldn’t have a blender, let alone the health-conscious and vegans of the world.
Do yourself or your friend a favor, pick one of these things up. They are exceptionally affordable for the value you get out of them, and the best part is, you’ll be blessing someone with the ultimate gift: improved health!
If you’re looking for something a bit more on the dessert side of things, this best-selling soft-serve ice cream maker is any vegan’s dream.
Fruit-based soft-serve and frozen yogurt is not only healthy and delicious, it’s surprisingly easy to make with this professional grade appliance.
You can transform virtually any frozen fruit into an ice-cream treat with this, so if you know your friend is a fan of frozen desserts, this one is a win. It’s also just an all-around useful appliance to have around, because it’s perfect for putting overripe fruit, especially bananas, to good use. It’s also extremely easy to use, and simple to clean as well. There’s a reason why it’s one of the hottest appliances on Amazon right now.
Want to give the gift of knowledge? You can’t go wrong with the acclaimed “vegan revolution” handbook: Protest Kitchen. It details how powerful veganism is as a movement and provides heaps of information on everything from the environment, to veganism’s wider impact, to animal rights and essential vegan tips.
It’s truly a “handbook” for living a revolutionary life.
If you know anyone who’s interested in healthy living and may be on the fence about changing to a vegan lifestyle, or anyone in general who is interested in the well-being of the planet and what everyday people can do to transform their health and the world, I ccan’t recommend this book enough.
There’s actually a surprising amount of witty and well-made vegan shirts out there on the market, perhaps because vegans are so in to activism, and with good reason. If the vegan in your life wants to spread the word about healthy living and the vegan lifestyle, you can’t go wrong with a shirt like this.
100% natural and makes a perfect little stocking-stuffer for vegans or anyone into organic or natural living.
You would be shocked to know just how many chemicals are used in everyday cosmetics and soaps. That includes animal products. Yes, there are animal fats and oils in your bar of soap.
Even if you aren’t vegan, that might be a bit disconcerting to know that animals had to die for a hunk of soap, and that their fatty acids are being smeared on your body. In the animal agriculture industry, everything is used for something, right down to the bone (literally).
So if you want to do your small part to stop some of this madness and support healthy, organic alternatives, these soaps are a good place to start.
Not only are they vegan, they are made with natural plant-based substances, which means they actually improve the skin and encourage health, rather than destroy it with chemicals.
Other Vegan Gift Ideas
Still on the hunt for a few more gifts for your vegan friends and loved ones?
Look into other organic botanicals, especially cruelty-free vegan makeup. This is a pretty big deal, as many traditional makeup products use animal byproducts in their production at a rate much higher than other industries.
Other food prep and kitchen tools can go a long way as well. Make it easier for the vegans in your life to cook and prepare their food. Tupperware comes in handy as vegans are big on meal prep and planning.
Don’t forget other types of clothing, such as winter jackets or cold-weather items made sustainably without any animal products. So many of us have coats and boots made from animals, and this just isn’t okay, regardless of whether or not you are vegan. Go out of your way to find something nice that is made cruelty-free: practical and helps do your part to save the environment, and animal lives.
When in doubt, ask your vegan friend for suggests as well. You never know, they might have something specific in mind that’s easy for you to find!
The founder of Digital Sages, Matt has an extensive background in self-mastery and has authored several books on the subject. His goal is to demystify important esoteric subjects and help people transform their lives through self-awareness and personal empowerment.