Being vegan or having vegan friends doesn’t mean gifts are difficult or hard to find. It just means you have to put a little extra thought into what you get. And meaningful gifts have that extra thought built right in!
To help you out we’ve come up with a selection of 15 Vegan Friendly Gift Ideas that are sure to make whoever receives them, vegan or not, smile.
A Good Bamboo Tooth Brush - $5 USD
Wait, a toothbrush? Hear us out. Plastic toothbrushes, for many reasons, are rarely recycled. Because of this, nearly every single plastic toothbrush made since their invention in the 1930s is still out in the world; washing up on beaches, floating in the ocean, hanging out in a landfill, all as trash.
Our bamboo toothbrushes do an excellent job cleaning your teeth and are100% biodegradable. They’re made from the finest sustainably grown Zhejiang mountain bamboo and are certified vegan and compostable to boot. We also produce also a version perfectly sized for kids.
70% Dark Chocolate Bar by Oodaalolly - $10 USD
Oodaalolly creates full-bodied, earthy and smooth chocolate bars that are, “pure deliciousness.” Check out this single roast, single origin, 70% dark chocolate bar. Using only two ingredients— Philippine cacao and cane sugar— combined with a Swiss chocolate making technique passed down for generations. Watch out though because they’re highly addictive. Their dark chocolate almond and sea salt bar is vegan too!
Vegan Bracelet by The Love Is Project - $16 USD+
What started as a passion project has grown into a global brand, providing 1,200 female artisans in 10 countries with jobs and has generated almost $2 million in sales. Besides doing good, these bracelets by The Love Is Project might be just the thing to get one of your vegan girlfriends. This Bali Friendship Bracelet in Millennial Pink is particularly striking. These beaded and woven bracelets are made by fair-trade female artisans in Bali, Indonesia, and come with pull-tie closures and brass Love Is Project tags.
A Bottle of Wine - Price Varies
People have been gifting wine for centuries. Housewarming presents, holiday baskets, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine . . . or can you? According to Barnivore, prior to bottling, companies can use things like isinglass (from fish bladder,) gelatin, egg whites, and sea shells to filter out impurities and some use animal ingredients in their products directly. Don’t worry, there are plenty of wonderful vegan friendly wines out there and here’s a list to help you find the perfect bottle for your vegan friends.
Animal Cell T-Shirt by Ontogenie - $29 USD
No Animals were harmed to make this animal cell t-shirt for the vegan science fan in your life. It features animal cell anatomy design, complete with nucleus, centrioles, endoplasmic reticulum (both smooth and rough), mitochondria, peroxisomes, lysosomes, ribosomes and a secretory vesicle. It’s just one of many wonderful science themed gifts by Dr. Kimberly Falk, the designer behind Ontogenie. There’s even a plant cell shirt if you insist on keeping even your imagery animal free.
Leaf Leather Wallet by Tree Time - $34 USD
This green leaf leather wallet by Tree Tribe is better than leather - it's made from sustainably harvested Teak leaves that are colored and sealed with a non-toxic film to preserve nature's beauty. Each wallet - and they have multiple colors and styles - is handmade in Thailand by local artisans in an ethical and sustainable fashion using no animal products.
Bi-Monthly Subscription Beauty Box by Love Goodly - $35 USD
If you or a loved one want to buy only cruelty-free, vegan beauty products but don’t know where to start a curated selection by Love Goodly is a good place to begin. Love Goodly Essential boxes are carefully curated with 4-5 full size products, focused on nontoxic, cruelty free and vegan beauty and skincare. A great gift for yourself or the cosmetics lover in your life.
A Vegan Snack Care Package - $40 USD
Snackers gotta snack and vegan snackers got to too! The Good Grocer’s Vegan Snack Box is an assortment of 20 individually wrapped, grab-n-go snacks. These healthy plant based snacks are delicious and packed with nutrients. It includes a mix of savory snacks and yummy sweets that everyone will enjoy.
Perfect for students, military, college care packages, get well soon care packages, office break rooms, road trips, college dorms, colleague and client appreciation gifts and more. Great for holidays, birthdays or housewarming gifts too.
A Good Vegan Leather Bound Stone Paper Journal - $51 USD
A great everyday writing companion, our A5 Stone Paper Journal was developed in collaboration with outdoor experts and chefs and is made to to last. Thread bound with a vegan-certified leather cover, the A5 Stone Paper Journal opens effortlessly and lays completely flat.
One of the best things about our journal? Because it’s stone paper, spills wipe off in a breeze leaving your notes intact with absolutely no effect on the paper.
Cork Crossbody Bag by Corker - $69 USD
Cork fabric is a natural and sustainable vegetable leather. It looks like leather, but comes from a tree. All the pieces produced by Corker are 100% animal-free, PETA-Approved Vegan.
This petite Vegan Crossbody Bag is crafted from genuine cork and is perfect for everyday, on-the-go versatility. The interior pouch and back zip pocket keep essentials organized, while the adjustable strap can take this bag from shoulder length to crossbody length in a heartbeat. What a thoughtful gift.
We didn’t say “free” because time is one of your most precious commodities. But a gift you made yourself certainly says you care. Here are a few vegan gift ideas that you can make right at home.
Naturally Sweetened Vegan Chocolate Mousse
Here’s a great recipe from Minimalist Baker for a rich chocolate mousse that's naturally-sweetened. Just 7 ingredients required, thick, rich chocolate flavor, and so yummy. Entirely vegan and gluten-free. 100% delish!
Vegan Zombie Cross Stitch
Here’s a fun cross-stitch tutorial that we found on Instructables that is sure to make your vegan recipient chuckle. The creator has provided a pattern you can follow to create a humorous “Vegan Zombies Eat Grains” cross-stitch design that you can frame. And if you really want to get creative, you can follow this tutorial to make a reclaimed wood picture frame. Unique and eco-friendly.
Who wouldn’t love to get a surprise plate of gingersnap cookies? If you want to be the person giving that surprise gift then check out this recipe from Loving It Vegan. These cookies are fabulously crunchy, packed with flavor, and perfectly balanced between sweetness and spice. That’s basically everything nice!
Peanut Butter Cups
There’s definitely a trend here when it comes to yummy vegan treats and we think this list wouldn’t be complete without these amazing vegan peanut butter cups. This recipe is from a terrific site called It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken and we can tell you, these peanut butter cups definitely do not taste like chicken! They taste like Reese’s and are a cinch to make.
Knit a Scarf
On a cold winter day almost nothing beats the embrace of a hand knitted scarf. Knitting isn’t all that difficult and it’s a great way to relieve stress and keep restless hands busy. If you are a beginner but think you’d like to give someone you care about a scarf check out this tutorial which includes all the things you’ll need and a video to get you started. But before you start, check out this list of vegan friendly yarns to make sure that the scarf you end up making is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.