The Best Vegan Gifts Ideas For Christmas & Birthdays [2020]

Buying gifts for vegans can be incredibly tricky, with so much research to do for an individual product; it can quickly become a time-consuming task. Moreover, the last thing you want to do is accidentally buy them something non-vegan and embarrass yourself! To save you hours of your time, and the possibility of humiliation, we’ve done all the hard work and research for you.

Not only have we researched hundreds of companies to ensure they are ethical, but we’ve also curated a list of the best vegan gifts ideas for every vegan out there. Including items such as vegan candles, reusable straws, and DIY herbal tea kits, no matter they’re in to, we’ve got the perfect gift for them in this list.

What Gifts To Buy For Vegans

When trying to buy gifts for vegans, it can be very challenging, especially if you’re not a vegan yourself. Where do you even start?

Although we have a great list of vegan gift ideas below, here are some key points you should consider when buying for vegans.

Avoid Animal Materials

The first and most obvious thing to check when shopping for vegan gifts is to make sure that they don’t contain any animal materials or byproducts. This means ensuring the item doesn’t contain or is made out of:

  • Leather
  • Wool
  • Honey
  • Palm Oil
  • Milk
  • Eggs

Although this isn’t an extensive list of things to avoid, these are by far the most common that you should keep a lookout for. If your gift contains anything in the list above then you should probably not buy it or face the wrath of a vegan lecture.

Research The Company

Just because a gift doesn’t contain animal byproducts doesn’t mean that you should buy it. It’s also essential to research the company to ensure they don’t participate in any unethical activities such as animal testing. To research a company you should visit their website and do a quick Google search. If in doubt then you can always send them an email and ask any questions that you have. The ethical companies will be more than happy to answer your questions and send over any information that you need.

Support Local & Organic Businesses

The last thing to consider before buying a vegan gift is who you are supporting. If possible, it’s much better to support a local or organic business than a large multinational corporation. Not only are smaller businesses usually ran by more ethical people (such as vegans) but many are run by families or close friends that want to make a change in the world. By giving your money to local businesses with a purpose, then you’re helping them grow into big businesses that can challenge the other unethical corporations out there.

Best Vegan Gifts Ideas For Christmas And Birthdays

Vegan Makeup Brushes

vegan makeup brushes

The cosmetic industry is known for having a bad reputation for testing their products on animals, that’s why these bamboo makeup brushes are a breath of fresh air. Perfect to use with vegan makeup; this 13-brush set features everything they’ll need including a foundation, blending and blush brush. Created from high-quality sustainable bamboo and synthetic bristles, these brushes are as vegan and eco-friendly as they come.

Vegan Bath Bombs

vegan bath bombs

Know someone who loves relaxing in their bath? Make their bath time even more enjoyable with these handmade organic bath bombs. Featuring 20 large bath bombs and 20 unique fragrances, each one is carefully handmade with no toxic ingredients or chemicals. All beautifully packaged in a gift box made of recycled materials, whoever receives these are sure to put you in their good book.

Vegan Candles

handmade organic candle

Get your vegan friend an excellent gift while also supporting a good cause. This owl conservation candle is hand-poured by a wildlife conservationist in Delaware, USA and will burn for 24 – 30 hours. With no lead or other nasty chemicals, this soybean vanilla wax candle will burn cleanly and produce no black soot. Free from all animal-derived ingredients, in addition to being 100% vegan, the company will also donate 10% of the profits to the Wildlife Conservation Network.

Reusable Collapsible Straw

reusable metal straws

Environmental sustainability is a growing problem in the world, and lots of vegans are doing everything they can to make a positive change. One of the biggest polluters out there has to be plastic straws, which often end up in the sea. Help protect the environment by boycotting plastic straws and using reusable ones instead. This pack of 2 reusable metal straws is perfect for any vegan, collapsible and featuring a safety clip they are ideal for attaching to any set of keys.

Bamboo Travel Mug

bamboo travel mug

Staying hydrated throughout the day is incredibly important whether you’re exercising or working hard. Help your loved one stay hydrated throughout the day with this fantastic bamboo travel bottle. Completely leak proof and BPA free, this travel bottle is crafted out of the finest bamboo and is suitable for holding both hot and cold drinks. With the ability to keep drinks hot for 12 hours and cold for 24 hours, this is an extremely handy item that every vegan should own.

Herbal Tea Garden Kit

herbal tea garden kit

Surprise your vegan friend with their very own herbal tea garden starter kit. Including everything they need to grow a range of herbal teas in their own house or garden, this starter kit includes all the instructions they’ll need. Containing four grow bags, plant pots, soil discs, and even pruning shears and a tea infuser they’ll have no excuse not grow their own herbal tea. The next time you see them, remember to ask for a cup of herbal tea!

Vegan Chocolate Truffles

vegan chocolate truffles

Nothing says “I love you” more than a box luxurious vegan chocolate truffles! Strictly made in the No Whey! Dedicated manufacturing facility, these delicious chocolates are free from top 8 food allergens making them dairy, peanut, egg, soy, wheat, fish, sesame and gluten free. Made from just plant-based ingredients, the taste of these chocolates will blow you away. Including flavors such as fudge, raspberry, coffee, salted caramel and grand marnier, there’s a fine selection for everyone.

Vegan Cookbook

vegan for everybody cookbook

Do you know someone that’s trying to convert to veganism but is having a hard time coming up with meal ideas and finding recipes? Give them the gift of knowledge with this fantastic vegan for everybody cookbook. Featuring 200 fool proof and flavorful recipes, this cookbook is perfect for both beginners and veteran vegans. Containing various recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, who says vegan meals have to be bland and boring?

Instant Pot

instant pot

Are you even a vegan if you don’t have an Instant Pot? Known as the Swiss army knife for vegans, this multifunctional cooker can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yoghurt maker and warmer. Not only does this allow the user to try out new recipes, but it also helps save a lot of kitchen space by combining everything into one. With so many useful features and settings, this Instant Pot will make vegan cooking quicker, easier and even more delicious.

Salad Spinner

salad spinner device

Know somebody obsessed with eating salads? Help make their life easier with this handy salad spinner device. With easy one-handed operation, this spinner requires very little force to get to work and the results are instantaneous. With a clear bowl that is perfect for serving, it also includes a separate basket that can be used as a colander. The flat lid also allows for convenient stacking when not in use, and disassembles for easy cleaning in the dishwasher.

Vegan Snacks Care Package

vegan snacks care package

Is your friend in need of some vegan care? No matter if they’re a new vegan just starting out or they are a lifelong veteran, brighten up their week with this vegan snacks care package. Including 20 individually wrapped vegan snacks with a mix of sweet and savory, these snacks will please every taste bud. No matter if it’s somebody’s birthday, leaving party, or you just want to send an appreciation gift, this care package is sure to cheer them up.

Vegan Emblem

vegan sticky emblem

Help spread the word of veganism with this attention-grabbing vegan car emblem. Made out of durable and UV-resistant materials, this emblem can be easily stuck on your car, laptop, door, fridge, or wherever else you can think of! Featuring a high-bond adhesive on the back, it has everything you need to instantly stick it on any object. In addition to a great emblem, the company will also donate a portion of every sale to animal charities to help protect endangered animals and wildlife.

Coconut Bowl Set

coconut bowl set

If you’re going to eat vegan food then you better make sure the cutlery is vegan too! Spice up somebody’s kitchen cutlery with these fantastic coconut bowls, spoons and forks. Handmade and recycled from coconut wood, these are coated in a food-safe durable coating, which makes these bowls, and forks ideal for eating vegan meals. Including 4 bowls, forks, spoons and reusable bamboo straws, this set has everything they’ll need. As an added bonus the set also includes an eBook with 10 awesome vegan recipes to try out.

Vegan AF Mug

vegan af mug

Let everyone know how vegan your friend is with this bold vegan AF cup! If you don’t know what “AF” stands for then, we suggest you Google it before purchasing…

Perfect for taking to work or just keeping around the house, this high-quality tea and coffee mug is 100% dishwasher and microwave safe. Suitable for birthdays, mother’s day, father’s day, Christmas, retirement, or any other occasion, this mug is the ideal gift for any diehard vegan.

Mindful Vegan Book

the mindful vegan

The vegan diet is excellent for keeping the body healthy, but don’t forget the mind as well! This vegan mindfulness book will teach the reader everything they need to know about mindfulness in a structured 30-day plan. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that is scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, overcome cravings, and to help make you a calmer person. Keep your friends and family’s mental health in check with this excellent introduction to mindfulness book.

Kombucha Starter Kit

kombucha starter kit

Kombucha is a fermented and slightly alcoholic sweetened black or green tea drink made from sugar, tea, bacteria and yeast. Deliciously refreshing, this stuff can often set you back a few dollars per bottle. But not anymore! This Kombucha starter kit includes everything you need to brew your own Kombucha right from your home. Including enough ingredients to produce 40 bottles of Kombucha tea, not only will this keep your friend hydrated, but it will also save them a lot of money.

Vegan Protein Powder

vegan protein powder

Know somebody who likes to hit the gym and stay healthy, give them the gift of vegan protein? No matter if they already take vegan protein powder, or you’re looking to convert them to veganism, this protein powder will leave them amazed. Including pea and pumpkin protein sources, this protein powder is free from all dairy and its byproducts. With 20g of plant-based protein per serving and only 0.1g of sugars, this protein powder is suitable for even the biggest fitness freaks.

I Don’t Eat My Homies Shirt

i dont eat my homies shirt

Does your friend like collecting vegan shirts and spreading the vegan message? Upgrade their wardrobe with this awesome “I don’t eat my homies” vegan shirt. Perfect for individuals who want to show their compassion and love for all living animals, empathy is very important and with this vegan message they can be an activist wherever they go. Available in mens, womens and childrens fits, there are also three different colors to choose from including black, gray and blue.

Ninja Personal Blender

ninja personal blender

Every vegan needs a blender in their kitchen. Whether you know someone who doesn’t have one, or their current one is on its last legs, this personal blender by Ninja is excellent for making smoothies and shakes. At 700 watts and featuring pulse technology, this thing can tear through any fruit or veg. Its blades are also sharp enough to do frozen blending with ice or frozen fruit. Complete with two 16oz cups and seal lids it’s 100% dishwasher safe, and also comes with a 30-recipe inspiration guide.

Vegan Dog Food

vegan dog food

Why limit the vegan diet to just humans? Help keep your friend’s pooch healthy with this fantastic vegan dry dog food. Available in 20lbs and 30lb sizes, this dog food contains 100% plant-based food formulated to meet all AAFCO guidelines for adult dogs. Not only does it contain all the essential amino acids with 24% protein, but it doesn’t contain any animal byproducts, wheat, corn, soy, dairy or fake stuff.

Vegan Soaps

organic natural soaps

Looking to stop someone from using cosmetics tested on animals such as shower gel and body wash? Show them the vegan alternatives that are just as good (if not better) with these lovingly made organic soap bars. Scented with premium oils and natural scents, these soaps contain no synthetic chemicals or manmade fragrances. Organically crafted in Canada, each box comes with six different fragrances, which is enough to last several months. Stop supporting companies that test on animals and help someone make the switch to cruelty-free soaps today.

Herbivore Bracelet

herbivore bracelet

Upgrade your friend’s jewellery collection with this cute herbivore bracelet. Complete with a gift box, this piece of jewellery is perfect for any vegan who likes to show their true colors to the world. Help them spread the message of veganism proudly with this awesome stainless steel bracelet. Featuring leaves and the word herbivore engraved on the bracelet, everyone will know how much of a dedicated vegan they are.

Vegan Symbol Necklace

vegan symbol necklace

Let them take the veganism symbol wherever they go with this beautifully crafted sterling silver vegan necklace. A great conversation starter and jewellery piece, this necklace contains the iconic vegan symbol and sparkly gemstone to get everyone’s attention. Presented in a gift box, this necklace is suitable for any occasion, including thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Christmas or anything else. Both affordable and dazzling, this necklace is sure to go down well with anyone who loves shiny jewellery!