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
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!
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)!
#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
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!
#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!
Vegan Clothing & Beauty Gifts
#8 Eye makeup magic
With this vegan and cruelty-free eye magic palette from Pacifica, anyone can be a glamazon!
#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.
#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.
#11 Vegan beard grooming
#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.
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
#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!
#17 Sophisticated handbag or wallet
#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.
#19 Vegan burger socks
You can never go wrong with fun socks, especially when they’re burger themed!
#20 Hand-poured terrarium candle
This beautiful soy wax candle might be too beautiful to burn!
#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.
#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!
#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.
#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)!
#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!
This is perfect for the foodie who loves fresh herbs and veggies year-round!
The age-old vegan question — where’s the PROTEIN?
#31 Can’t run the world un-caffeinated!
#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!
This might be a stereotypical vegan gift, but if your pal likes kombucha, they might like making it!
#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!
Oyster shrooms are perfect for so many recipes, from creating Nashville hot chick’n to topping a cheesy pizza and many other tantalizing things!
#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.
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:
- Anything You Can Cook, I Can Cook Vegan
- The Korean Vegan Cookbook
- The Homemade Vegan Pantry
- Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes
#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.
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.
The Ultimate Barcelona Vegan Travel Guide
The 10 Best Free Things to Do in London
The Best Berlin Vegan Travel Guide
The 10 Best Restaurants in Aruba for Vegan Food
The Perfect Vegan Travel Guide to Philadelphia
The Ultimate NYC Vegan Travel Guide
11 Beautiful Vegan-Friendly Hotels in London