Gift Guides

40 Best Vegan Gifts for Birthdays, Housewarming, & More

Updated July 17, 2023

Isn’t it the best feeling to give someone the perfect gift? But, maybe finding the perfect vegan gift sounds like a daunting task. Have no fear, I have the best vegan gift guide for anytime of the year to ease all your shopping woes. From decadent chocolates to witty tees and everything in between — I’m sure you’ll find just the right thing! What are you waiting for!? Check out these 40 awesome vegan gifts that are surely on every vegan’s wish list. 

What Makes a Gift Vegan?

If you’re not a vegan, you may have thought, what in the world makes a gift vegan!? Don’t worry; it doesn’t require any hocus pocus or spending hours searching the internet for that one elusive vegan gift. A vegan gift means it’s free of animal products.

That’s pretty straightforward, right?

That means no eggs, milk, meat, honey, or dairy if it’s a food product. If it’s clothing, avoid anything made with animals like leather, wool, silk, fur, etc. Sometimes products will clearly label their products as vegan, while others don’t, so check the label.

Also, when in doubt, ask Google! Often when I am in the store and checking out a new product, I will double-check this way.

Ok, one last thing, vegan doesn’t mean it’s cruelty-free or vice versa (cruelty-free means no animals were harmed through testing or other activities). When you’re Googling or looking at labels, look for both. Or you could skip all that and buy the things I recommend; I’ve done all the work for you!

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The Best Vegan Gifts to Give

Vegan Food & Wine Gifts

#1 Kind of Wild wine

For all those vegan winos out there, this is perfect! The wine lineup at Kind of Wild is organic, vegan, and all the grapes are grown sustainably. You can mix and match a 3-pack or choose the Wild Club and gift wine every month! Also if you happen to be in Michigan, we have some pretty stellar vegan wines too!

#2 No Whey chocolate truffles 

The gift of sweets is always a good idea, and these truffles will have even dairy lovers saying, “No whey!” Need another sweet idea that’s perfect for someone who’s vegan and gluten-free? Check out these decadent cookie dough tubs! Both of these pair really nicely with gift #1 (I’m just giving you ideas)!

a box of vegan chocolate truffles  from no whey held with one hand over a green lawn
Credit No Whey

#3 Handpicked tea set

Tea lovers will appreciate the special teas produced by hand from the only USDA Certified Organic & Demeter Biodynamic Tea farm in North America, Light of Day Organics (which happens to be in Michigan)!

Vegan Travel Gifts

#4 Vegan leather passport holder

For that jet-setting vegan in our life, give them something chic and cruelty-free for their passport!

#5 Book a vegan getaway

This might be a gift for a good friend — girls’ weekend, anyone? Or, for a significant other, who would want to pass up the opportunity for vegan pancakes in bed!? Vegan hotels and bed & breakfasts are scattered all over the world, and I’ve got a guide for the US and Europe — you’re welcome!

yellow sign that says vegans with an arrow pointing to the right

#6 Book a vegan food tour!

If you know that your friend or loved one is traveling, take a look at Viator or Get Your Guide and see if there is a vegan food tour at their destination! Is there a better way to explore a new city than through food? I don’t think so!

#7 Grab tickets to an upcoming vegan festival or event

Throughout the year, there are loads of amazing events around the globe, from vegan food festivals in LA to the massive vegan Camp Out in the UK! Some of the events are ticketed, while others are free — if it’s free, you could buy lunch!

the impossible stage at the vegan womens summit in nyc 2023

Vegan Clothing & Beauty Gifts

#8 Eye makeup magic

With this vegan and cruelty-free eye magic palette from Pacifica, anyone can be a glamazon!

a large purple and pink eye makeup palette from pacifica with a mirror
Credit: Pacifica/Amazon

#9 Shower bombs

Who has time for a bath anymore? Shower bombs are perfect for someone on the go who wants to turn their bathroom into a calming steam room.

heart shaped shower steamers in pastel colors
Credit: Liz Rush

#10 Vegan nail polish set

Finding a fun nail polish that won’t chip in a day and is vegan and cruelty-free sounds like a needle in a haystack, unless it’s Dazzle Dry! Seriously, this polish is legit.

mini set of vegan and cruelty nail polish from dazzle dry
Credit: Dazzle Dry

#11 Vegan beard grooming

Keep that beard and face looking snazzy with this cruelty-free kit! Another great place to find vegan, and cruelty-free bath and grooming products is Etsy.

vegan and cruelty free beard products from zeus
Credit: Zeus/Amazon

#12 Makeup for every color

The Lip Bar is a Black woman-owned, vegan, and cruelty-free makeup shop based in Detroit! They’re on a mission to make sure no matter your complexion, they’ve got something to make everyone feel fab.

multiple red makeup products from the lip bar on a pink background
Credit: The Lip Bar

#13 Zero-waste bath & beauty products

Whether your gift receiver wants to cut down on plastic or maybe is a traveler and needs to cut down on liquids, there are a ton of zero-waste products to check out from fun brands like Meow Meow Tweet, Hi Bar, Fat and The Moon, and more!

#14 Give the gift of energy, sleep, immunity & more!

Moon Juice has a full line of skincare and supplements crafted with clean ingredients and enhanced with the power of plants and adaptogens. Whether someone wants to improve their skin and hair or have more energy, Moon Juice can help!

#15 Stylish cruelty-free kicks

Who needs leather when we have so many creative, cruelty-free shoe options? These sleek kicks from the sustainable folks at VEJA go with everything!

Veja Vegan Sneakers
Credit: Veja

#16 Cute & Ethical Vegan Apparel

Vegan Outfitters has an endless selection of fun tees, socks, hoodies, and more to proclaim your plant-powered prowess! On top of the terrific message, Vegan Outfitters produces everything ethically (100% sweat shop free) and they donate 10% of profits to animal sanctuaries — that’s a gift you can feel good about giving!

a white tee that says save the chubby unicorns with a picture of a rhino from vegan outfitters
Credit: Vegan Outfitters

#17 Sophisticated handbag or wallet

They’ll be a serious style maven with a vegan handbag or wallet! Nowadays, there is no way to tell the difference between a vegan bag and a moo-filled one, plus these are both eco-friendly!

#18 Chill out or pep up with essential oils

There is seriously an essential oil out there for whatever ails you! This kit covers all the bases.

multiple essential oil bottles laying on a white cloth from plant therapy
Credit: Plant Therapy

#19 Vegan burger socks

You can never go wrong with fun socks, especially when they’re burger themed!

hamburger boxes sitting on a wood table filled with hamburger themed socks
Credit: Rainbow Socks/Amazon

#20 Hand-poured terrarium candle

This beautiful soy wax candle might be too beautiful to burn!

soy wax terrarium candle filled with small wax succulents
Credit: Zoet Studio

#21 Sustainable jewelry

All of the gorgeous jewelry from Mejuri is made sustainably and supports underrepresented women and non-binary people through their empowerment fund.

a gold chain necklace with a small ruby pendant from mejuri
Credit: Mejuri

#22 Cozy loungewear

Earth’s favorite clothing company, Pact, has a perfect lineup of organic sweatpants — perfect for just hanging out.

#23 Vegan hiking boots

Help your friend or loved one trek through mountains and streams cruelty-free with these multi-purpose hiking shoes from Merrell.

Gifts for Vegan Cooks & Foodies

#24 Sweet vegan ice cream treats!

Give the gift that keeps on giving with an ice cream maker and vegan sprinkles — what could be more fun!?

#25 Milk it!

For the foodie who would rather create their own plant-based milk with a touch of a button! The Almond Cow milk maker can be used with any nut, seed, or grain — not just almonds.

#26 Fluffy mini cakes!

Forget about sending flowers; send cupcakes! Baked by Melissa has multiple vegan variety packs that feature stellar flavors like strawberry, dark chocolate coconut, peanut butter, and more.

multiple rows of mini vegan cupcakes in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla, topped with buttercream from baked by melissa in NYC
Credit: Baked by Melissa

#27 Get Pressing with a new Tofu press

This is way more efficient than a leaning tower of books or pans — also safer! I once dropped a giant pan pressing tofu (luckily, I dodged breaking a toe)!

a green and white tofu press sitting on a wood cutting board
Credit: Tofuture/Amazon

#28 Make your own irresistible vegan cheese kit

With this unique kit, you don’t have to be an expert chef to whip up tantalizing vegan halloumi or ricotta!

a box containing a vegan cheese making kit in the background in front of vegan cheeses and one hand pouring a vegan liquid cheese
Credit: The Big Cheese/Amazon

#29 Indoor growing system

This is perfect for the foodie who loves fresh herbs and veggies year-round!

a white indoor vegetable growing machine with green leafy vegetables growing inside
Credit: Areo Garden/Amazon

#30 Every vegan needs this mug

The age-old vegan question — where’s the PROTEIN?

the phrase yes, i get enough protein on a white mug
Credit: HeraBloomCo.

#31 Can’t run the world un-caffeinated!

They can be their own barista and start the day by supporting the people and wildlife of the Gorongosa National Park in Africa with this special coffee blend and a handheld milk frother.

a pink bag of girls run the world coffee beans on a wood table covered in coffee beans next to a coffee mug
Credit: Gorongosa National Park/Amazon

#32 Vegan meats for days!

Your vegan friend needs to taste this smoky, sweet, and spicy plant-based salami sampler from Renegade Foods! This would also go well with that cheese kit and wine I mentioned earlier, in case you were looking for ideas!

three vegan salami products wrapped in light brown packaging from renegade foods
Credit: Renegade Foods

#33 Kombucha grow kit 

This might be a stereotypical vegan gift, but if your pal likes kombucha, they might like making it!

a box for a kombucha growing kit next to a glass jug and tea bags on a pink towel
Credit: The Kombucha Store/Amazon

#34 All the snacks!

Keep the cupboard stocked with one of Bunny James’ essential snack kits — there’s even a vegan and gluten-free box!

over 50 different vegan snacks all spread out on a white background
Credit: Bunny James

#35 Oyster mushroom kit

Oyster shrooms are perfect for so many recipes, from creating Nashville hot chick’n to topping a cheesy pizza and many other tantalizing things!

a large birch log with oyster mushrooms growing all over it
Credit: Uncommon Goods

#36 Support a vegan or vegan-friendly restaurant

Know their favorite restaurant, bakery, or maybe a new place opened that you think they must try? Then grab a gift certificate! Restaurant gift cards are always bound to please. 

a glass dessert case filled with rows of vegan donuts topped with pink and chocolate icing, powdered sugar and glaze at dough joy in seattle

Vegan Library: Give the Gift of Cooking & More

#37 Cook up a feast with The Vegan Butcher cookbook

Create a delicious vegan steak or charcuterie board with this fantastic cookbook (you should put the vegan cheese kit with this)!

In addition to that, they might also be interested in:

the red cover of the vegan butcher cookbook in front of a selection of vegan meats
Credit: Zacchary Bird, The Vegan Butcher

#38 Improve athletic performance with The Plant-Based Athlete

For all those strong and fit vegans out there, this book is for them! The book features interviews from champion ultrarunners Rich Roll and Scott Jurek; former NFL player David Carter; champion boxers Yuri Foreman, and many others on how they use the power of plants for performance.

#39 This is Vegan Propaganda: (And Other Lies the Meat Industry Tells You)

Vegan activist, educator and influencer Ed Winters, takes readers on a journey to understanding how our food choices impact some of the world’s most pressing issues — climate crisis, human exploitation, disease, and more. This is a great book for vegans, veg-curious folks, and even non-vegans.

Gifts that Support Local or National Charities

#39 Make a donation in their honor

Ok, maybe this person has all these lovely vegan gifts, and you’re truly just stumped. In that case, give them a gift that supports an issue or cause that is important to them. So many outstanding local and national organizations would love your support in honor of your friend or loved one.

Vegan Travel Inspiration

Whether you’re planning a trip or just looking for vegan cheese shops, I’ve got something to help! Check out these fantastic vegan travel guides and articles to inspire or plan your next getaway.

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About Author

Rebecca is the creator of Veggies Abroad, which was born from her love of travel, and the question she gets asked after every trip, "What in the world did you eat?" Her blog is a one-stop vegan travel planning spot with mouthwatering lineups of vegan food, action-packed travel guides, practical travel tips, and much more! Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad