I’m sure I’m not the only one to think that it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy presents for the ones around us, with so and so being allergic to this and that, and so and so buying only locally and fair trade. I’m also sure a few of you have this lone vegan in your family for whom it is impossible to find the right present because, well, vegan gifts, what the what! But fret not! I’ve made this handy vegan gift guide for you! Here’s what I think the best vegan presents are for all budgets.
The ultimate gift for a health nut such as myself, a slow juicer is 100% sure to please. This one by Juicy Retreats has amazingly low price tag for such a quality juicer. Slow juicing means the fruits and vegetables are cold-pressed and retain all of their vitamins and nutrients and can be preserved for longer. The Ultra 8000 can also make smoothies, nut milk and frozen desserts and comes with a bunch of recipes. You really cannot go wrong with this baby!
You can’t go wrong with some vegan sweets! I love these all natural, yummy and healthy treats from the great folks at Chimpanzee. My favourites are the energy bars, chock full of fruits and nuts and sweet treats. These are all free of synthetic colouring, artificial preservatives, artificial seasoning and GMO. Perfect treat for anyone vegan or non-vegan alike!
All the Rose Buddha apparels are manufactured in an eco-responsible and ethical manner and I am all over their leggings and mala beads. On top of that, they are made in my neck of the wood in Quebec, Canada, so if you are reading this and you are from there, make sure this is where you order your yoga gifts from! The mala are handmade by women artisans, and each piece of jewely is created with the intention that whoever wears it shall be guided by love, be that through thoughts, words or actions. Talk about a wonderful, meaningful present!
For the vegan fashionistas out there, Wilby has some of the prettiest vegan leather goods I’ve seen. Their range is all PETA-certified and you’ll find a wide selection of clutches, totes, messengers, cross-body, and more, all made in the UK, all so super stylish! Another ethical fashionable brand you’ll feel great endorsing and gifting! My pick is for the Bailey Satchel (For every bag sold they plant a tree with the World Land Trust!) and the whole Drayton Collection (I have the large black open tote and I love it).
A cruelty-free brand with snazzy packaging and invigorating scents, Mio has an amazing range of pre-selected gifts for the ones who love to pamper. The whole Mio range is vegan and contains no parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colourants, sodium laureth or lauryl sulphate, xenoestrogens, phthalates or PEGs. They also redistribute some of their profit to a charity and offer free worldwide shipping. An all-around feel-good vegan present option!
I’m always happy to get yoga pants! Since I get to try a fair few as a yoga influencer I can tell you that THESE K-DEER LEGGINGS ARE THE BEST. EVER. They are soft and long and flattering, and the best part is they don’t have a seam at the front, so there isn’t a chance of a cameltoe. Sales from the Erika Stripe (pictured) support St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center, who is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Another total win-win!
I get asked a lot how I manage to stay connected to the Internet everywhere I travel to, and this little device is the answer to any worry you may have. The Skyroam Solis dual LTE Hotspot is the ultimate travel companion for digital nomads and internet junkies such as myself, allowing the user to access super fast and unlimited 4G internet on up to five devices, for 24 hours at a time, and in over 100 countries. It also doubles up as a 6000 mAh power bank, which is really just the icing on the cake. Staying charged and connected has never been so easy!
Osprey bags are all certified vegan and the most durable, robust construction ever. I personally have the Fairview 40 and one of their ultralight washbags and I love them all. Excellent idea for vegan travellers!
Another lovely treat for the health nuts, The Ylumi products are wonderful supplements made of traditional Chinese herbs, selected vital mushrooms, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The Immunity and Glow Set comprises of “Purity” and “Beauty”, a cocktail of wonderful herbs and supplements that will make sure anyone gets through the Winter looking and feeling fantastic. All of those are 100% vegan and come in beautiful glass packaging, making it a super elegant present and yet another great stocking stuffer. These are also made in Germany, which I obviously love!
Beautifully-packaged vegan candles are always such a nice present, especially for the cold Winter months ahead. With evocative and heart-warming perfumes like English rose, powder and soft wood, or black pomegranate and almond, the Forest Hill Candles really caught my attention this Holiday season and are the perfect decor and ambience enhancers for anyone. Bring out the cozy blankets and tea!
When all else fails and you have no idea, comfy and cozy organic underwear is the way to go for anyone! I recently discovered DILLING and I am loving all of their organic cotton undies. The prices and materials are fair, organic and sustainable and made in Europe, and the undies are super comfortable and sure to make anyone happy. I more or less live in their hipster briefs.
And in a pinch when you’re late for time (and because nobody prints their photos anymore, WHY!!!!), a photo book is such a nice and quick idea that is sure to please anyone. You can make a photo book in minutes with Google Photos, and I gave it a try and was super happy with how quick it came and how lovely it looks.