Awesome gifts you didn't know were vegan

Last Updated June 2019

Giving gifts should be a fun part of the holiday season, but it can be stressful if you’re shopping for someone who’s vegan or really focused on saving the planet. Be honest—how often do you pay attention to the ingredients or lists of materials printed on the gifts you give? Probably not often, if ever.

Whether you’re vegan yourself or shopping for someone who is, finding the perfect gift is easy with this vegan-approved holiday shopping list full of items you won’t even believe are cruelty-free.

  • Vegan shoes

Don’t believe what you’ve heard—vegans don’t run around barefoot or dash around in shoes made of hemp and twigs. Vegan shoes can be just as stylish as other materials, and hard to tell apart from the leather pair you’ve been eyeing. Don’t believe us? Check out these classic Doc Martens. They’re 100% in fashion and 100% cruelty free. These quintessential, unisex shoes are made from high quality vegan leather, are durable, and are a great holiday gift.

  • Environmentally conscious home decor

When you need a small but thoughtful gift or a tasteful present for a holiday office party, a candle is always an appropriate go-to. It’s easy to choose your favorite holiday scent, add a bow, and voila: instant present. But since vegans stay away from animal products, the beeswax found in traditional candles is a hard pass. Luckily, there are a variety of alternatives, like this stunning soy jasmine and bergamot scented dream candle that ships in a classy gift box. This candle is strong enough to fill your entire home with a therapeutic aroma that calms your senses, while looking great perched on any surface with a classic matte black finish.

  • Stocking stuffers and small gifts

If you’re searching for an affordable gift under $15 or a creative stocking stuffer, you can’t go wrong with bath bombs. After all, what’s better than receiving high-quality, handmade gifts to help you relax over the holiday season? Bath bombs offer a fun and soothing experience, and this six-pack vegan variety contains all-natural ingredients along with moisturizing shea butter and essential oils to leave your skin feeling baby smooth.

  • Modern, trendy jackets

Leather jackets are timeless. They’re sleek, sophisticated, and can easily be dressed up or down. One problem: leather isn’t vegan. Luckily, faux leather has improved exponentially over the years, with some jackets appearing almost too real to be true. You can find incredible vegan leather jackets for women in a variety of styles, cuts, and colors that are sure to please the vegan in your life. Shopping for a guy? You can find long-lasting, high-quality vegan leather jackets for men in different vintage cuts and colors.

  • Cruelty-free makeup and perfume

If you’re shopping for someone who loves smelling and looking great, perfumes and makeup kits are a clear winner. Figuring out which brands and ingredients are vegan-friendly might sound tricky, but finding awesome vegan beauty gifts is actually easier than you think. You can find incredible and affordable vegan perfumes and holiday makeup kits online. Gift one of each or mix and match varieties for the ultimate vegan beauty haul.

  • Ethical accessories

Gifting the perfect briefcase, purse, or wallet is always a fun option—especially if you have a solid grasp on the recipient’s own personal style. When searching for vegan selections, check out this stylish and reversible vegan tote bag, or this creative and ethical RFID cork wallet.

Cold weather accessories are also in hot demand around the holiday season. The vast majority of outdoor accessories like gloves, scarves, and hats are made from wool, chenille, leather, or other non-vegan materials. As ethically conscious clothing becomes increasingly popular, it’s become easier to find alternative fabrics that you won’t believe are vegan. Impress all your vegan friends by gifting modern faux leather driving gloves or soft infinity scarves that match every style and taste.

  • Tasty treats

Vegans enjoy a great treat just as much as the rest of the world, and finding vegan candy and chocolates is simple. Did you know even Oreos are accidentally vegan? Showcase your vegan knowledge by gifting them a few packs of individually wrapped dark chocolate peanut butter cups, mouth-watering coconut milk caramels, or artisanal gourmet truffles. If you’re really hoping to win their heart this Christmas, buy them a massive vegan snack care package filled with all the chips, cookies, fruit snacks, and granola bars they’ll ever need.

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