From cruelty-free pamper products to vegan-friendly wine, we’ve sourced some of the best plant-based prezzies for the 2018 festive season. Gain inspiration from this list of our favourite vegan gifts:
Finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family at Christmas time is already difficult, without adding veganism into the mix. For example, did you know that not all nail polishes are vegan? Luckily for you, we’ve taken the mystery out of plant-based present buying with some thoughtful vegan gifts.
VEGAN CHOC BOX
Scrap the Quality Street tin this year and opt for a luxurious box of vegan chocolates for friends following plant-based diets. They’re also free of soy and gluten, so other family members with dietary requirements can tuck in too. Our favourite of all four flavours was the Coconut & Goji but admittedly it was a tough choice!
Pana Chocolate Merry Christmas gift box, £13.90/180g, Harvey Nichols, selected John Lewis stores
Many people don’t realise that nail varnish isn’t always vegan. Some polishes achieve their metallic or sparkly effect from using animal products such as fish scales and crushed beetles. Luckily, these animal-free vegan-friendly polishes are available from Holland & Barrett and make great stocking fillers.
Zoya Jana, £11/15ml, Holland & Barrett
NEW YEAR, NEW DIARY
For many of us, starting a fresh diary at the start of a new year is a super satisfying ritual to get your prepared for the year ahead. For vegans who still want a quality leather-look journal, Made in Chelsea star-turned-influencer Tiffany Watson has launched a new faux leather range. Each diary includes motivational quotes to spur on your 2019 resolutions, along with space to log your favourite healthy brunch spots.
PEACH ‘DREAM BIG’ 2019 DIARY, £30, www.three-six-five.co.uk
Looking for a gift for the friend who loves long soaks in the tub? If so, cruelty-free high-street brand Lush have a selection of bubble-making vegan gifts. Inspired by Danish concepts of cosiness and wellness, the limited edition ‘Hygge Holidays’ box features the Yog Nog Yule Log, which is described as a ‘bubbly Battenburg’, just remember, it’s for the bath, not for pudding!
HYGGE HOLIDAYS, £19.95 for giftbox of 3 products, Lush
A Christmas gift that keeps on giving, vegans who are always on the lookout for new plant-based treats will love this bi-monthly subscription box. Natural Wellness Box delivers a selection of snacks, supplements and cruelty-free beauty products to your door.
Natural Wellness Box Bi-Monthly Subscription, £35.00 for 5-7 full size products, https://naturalwellnessbox.co.uk/
A great gift, especially in time for NYE, Rogue Wine’s vegan boxes are low in sulphites and use 25% less packaging than standard imports as they come delivered in heavy glass bottles. Plus, if you send the plastic inner back to them and save it from the landfill, you’ll receive an ‘eco-credit’ off your next order.
The Scoundrel Red Wine, £30/3ltr bag in box, roguewines.co.uk
BAILEYS WITH A DIFFERENCE
A glass of Irish cream liqueur poured over ice is the ultimate indulgence at Christmas time. And now Baileys have released a vegan version of their popular tipple, combining county Antrim whisky with almond milk, instead of dairy cream. Expect a great tasting drink with notes of honey.
Baileys Almande Dairy Free Almond Drink, £20/70cl, supermarkets