How to find a vegan gift
As you may have noticed, some of your friends are either going through a radical change in diet or have already done that. Convinced they would be better off if they became vegans, they replaced bacon with broccoli and gave up cheese for soy milk.
While the main change is obvious in your friends’ food choice, this lifestyle also transforms their wardrobe and some of their habits. Vegans give up on all animal products, so leather jackets and shoes or bracelets will disappear from their homes. Even honey-based creams and usual chocolate cookies will eventually vanish.
That’s why choosing unique vegan gifts is a bit of a challenge. You’ll have to find a way to avoid all products that involve animal exploitation in any manner and come up with something that is in tune with their new way of life.
You must take the time to find out what their new vegan style means in terms of hobbies and what sort of products they find appealing. We gave it some thought, too and have put together a short guide. It will make it easier for you to find your bearings when you go through loads of products.
How we chose the coolest vegan gifts
First of all, when buying cool vegan gifts, you should avoid animal products. Spot them and kick them off the list. That’s one key to success. The other is trying to find the best of what the person now enjoys more.
Vegans are careful with anything that could harm animals and destroy or unbalance the environment. They are also very dedicated to their health, and most of them consider it a duty to have good meals and some exercise. If you have something to make them even healthier and better looking, it would make a great gift.
That’s why the best vegan gift baskets also contain some skincare items and organic soap. Some oils, body scrubs and shaving soap, shower gels and perfumes can be added to the list of products that are worth buying. Bath salts with various ingredients are available, for a healthy skin and body butter is also very appreciated.
Lip balm or hand cream are amongst the most frequently used during the cold season, so having options is a good thing. The thing is, no matter what you have decided would be better to fill the vegan gift boxes, you have to be certain that the brand and product are genuinely organic and don’t have any substances that are categorized as dangerous for the environment or extracted by disregarding the potential harm it could bring to plants and animals.
Most of your eco-friendly contacts have a constant preoccupation for anything that is in the kitchen. Since they have to be very careful with anything they eat and still have enough nutrients in the food, they will roam the kitchen with more passion.
Try to surprise your friends by offering them some recipe books that are exclusively for vegans. There is a large variety of ingredients and lots of innovative ways of mixing them together for some really delicious results. The more they will learn about it, the better your chances to enjoy some fabulous vegan cooking, too, whenever you’re invited.
While some of the recipes are easy to learn, others are more complex, so a recipe journal working as an organizer is very helpful. You’ll find cooking journals and books that allow the user to combine and sort meals to their liking.
You could also give them a helping hand by providing them with new resources. Buying some appliances that are very useful for frequent use or specially created for preparing vegetables is something nice. This sort of products also qualifies as the best vegan Christmas gifts. Blenders, special grates or vegetable spiralizers, kitchen scales, a mortar, and pestle are some of the items you could think of, next to peelers, presses, and mini choppers.
Some vegans like to turn into real chefs, and they need their own fresh herbs in the kitchen. Spice racks, a cool box of vegetable seeds, a seed sprouter or indoor herb garden are really great gifts that vegans will receive with enthusiasm and filled with joyful anticipation.
Giving up on all leather products is a challenge. When they make the decision to become vegans, not all people are aware of the number of leather products they have gathered over the years. Soon, a part of their dresser would be empty and the replacements would come with a slow pace.
The first things that become impossible to wear in case you keep to your word are the bags and purses, then the leather jackets and the leather shoes disappear, too. But if you want to make your friends happier and help them out, this is the perfect opportunity.
New vegan leather purses, bags, and wallets will be very well received, while vegan T-shirts with all funny and meaningful printed statements are a good way to celebrate the renewal of casual wear.
If you know the size and style that you friend prefers, then you can bring him a pair of fake leather shoes, comfortable and affordable.
Accessories and Home Decor
Lifestyle is very often noticeable in the way people arrange and adorn their houses or in the small things they wear. So if you want to offer even more interesting gifts to your vegan loved ones, think about the small stuff that makes a warm welcome home.
Soy candles, scented or unscented, simple or jarred, are one of the items you should purchase. They will spread soft light and warm scents into the air and give a serene feeling to the surroundings.
You can also choose some funny or rustic looking pillows for comfort, prints with witty quotes, wreaths, and others.
Bracelets and necklaces with powerful words and cute animals to remind everyone of our friendship with other earthlings are a sure bet and a gift to remember. They are reasonably priced and come in nice packs, so you should always consider them.