Looking for the perfect gift for the special vegan in your life? Or maybe you're already vegan and want to support some awesome vegan business? We wrote this vegan gift guide to make shopping easy for you. It's full of handpicked items and unique ideas we think you'll love!
We really hope you love this colourful collection of vegan gifts as much as we do! A few things slipped into our basket whilst we did our research...
We wanted to make this gift guide super inspiring and useful for you. So instead of just a list of products, we've highlighted many of the ethical and unique features of each of the items.
We may receive a small commission if you make a purchase through one of the links we share, at no cost to you. And, just like all our earnings from Vegan on Board, we'll donate 10% to support charities and non profits to do good in the world!
Our top picks
If you're in a hurry, here's a quick run down of our personal favourite items and who it would be the perfect vegan gift for!
- For smoothie & salad fans > Coconut Bowls
- For your animal loving bestie > Animal Prints by Dina Farris Appel
- For adventure lovers > Stickers by Break Away Today
- For all your friends and family > Vegan Cookies from our favourite recipe
- For proud plant eaters > Clothing by Vegan Veins
- For tofu enthusiasts > Tofuture Tofu Press
- For people that love surprises > Vegan Subscription Box
- For those who have everything > Donation to an animal sanctuary
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Who is this guide for?
We've put this vegan gift guide together to help you find vegan gifts for your loved ones. If you're new to shopping for vegans, you'll find handy tips for what to look out for and why.
Many of the items are things we at Vegan on Board personally use and love, and inspiring finds from businesses we admire!
Keep reading for vegan gift tips, or jump straight to a section to see what goodies we've found!
Vegan Gift Shopping Tips
What makes a gift vegan?
When shopping or handmaking a vegan gift you'll want to avoid all materials derived from animals and products tested on animals.
Watch out for items with non vegan materials such as: Wool, Cashmere, Silk, Down, Leather, Bone and Beeswax.
With food items avoid anything containing ingredients such as: Milk and Dairy products, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Seafood and Honey.
To make sure when you're in doubt, look for the Vegan Trademark or a certified vegan label on the packaging.
There's also several 'E-number' additives that might be hiding in the ingredient list and that you want to avoid. This list by the Vegan Society helps you shed some light on these E-numbers.
Some alcohols may use animal products in the processing, so look for a vegan label or check on Barnivore.com.
Some items may have no animal products as ingredients, but have a May Contain warning. For example, this yummy vegan galaxy chocolate (which would make an awesome gift!) has a "may contain milk" warning due to where it is made. This means it is not suitable for those with a dairy allergy, but it's still good for vegans!
Again it's handy to check the packaging for the Vegan Trademark, or a certified vegan label, that way you can be sure!
Where to shop for vegan gifts?
Make your gift bring double the joy by supporting a vegan business or maker! You'll find lots of vegan businesses here on this list.
Vegan giftees will be hugely touched that you went the extra mile to shop from a cruelty free business.
Plus, many vegan business owners follow eco friendly and ethical practices by using recycled packaging or donating a portion of their profits to charity.
Now let's get shopping!
Gifts for Vegan Foodies
These beautiful bowls are made out of coconut shells. We love their organic and natural feel. And they're made from surplus coconut shells, so are a great sustainable choice too.
You can get coconut bowls from many businesses, but here's a few of the reasons we like to buy from Coconut Bowls:
- Artisans receive above ethical wage
- Carbon neutral business and '1% for the Planet' member
- Plastic free packaging
- Promotes plant based living
Get it for: Your smoothie bowl loving friends
All tofu loving vegan chefs will love this! Having a tofu press makes cooking tofu so much easier.
Pressing tofu makes it firmer and take up more flavour. If you are used to pressing your tofu with a delicately balanced pile of books or tins, then you will LOVE having a handy tofu press instead.
This Tofu Press by Tofuture is our top recommendation.
For a larger option for making your own tofu, and a plastic free alternative, then check out these Handmade Wooden Tofu Presses.
Get them for: Keen chefs and tofu lovers!
Food Processor and Blender
The must have tool in any kitchen that makes cooking so much easier!
We love using our food processor to whip up homemade nut butters, vegan cheeses and tasty smoothies!
This 3 in 1 food processor by Ninja Kitchen is very versatile, affordable and recommended by many vegans we know!
If you have a bit more cash to spend, then a Vitamix is a great investment!
Get it for: That very special vegan in your life!
Vegan Subscription Box
Know someone that loves getting post!? Make you gift keep on giving by getting them a vegan subscription box.
Once a month your lucky giftee will be sent a specially curated collection of vegan items from snack boxes to beauty boxes.
In the UK, The Vegan Kind is the nations favourite. And in the US, Vegancuts is the place to go!
Both businesses also donate a portion of the box proceeds to animal sanctuaries, so it's a win win!
Get it for: Snack lovers and fans of trying new things
Wooden Chopping Board
Iris of EnvisionPositive runs this vegan Etsy shop.
As well as these beautifully designed chopping boards, you'll find fun home decor, ornaments and accessories that are all perfect for gift giving.
Why buy from Iris's shop?
- Fully vegan business
- Percentage of profits donated to organizations that promote veganism
- So many great items!
Shop here for: Plant powered chefs
Know someone that's a new vegan? A cookbook is a great way to help them out with recipe ideas!
Experienced vegans will also love new books to add to their vegan cookbook collection! You might just want to sneakily find out what they already have!
For an alternative to shopping on Amazon in the US and UK, we recommend Bookshop.org, which supports and helps local bookstores!
Get them for: Newbie vegans and friends that love to be in the kitchen
Vegan Gifts for Art & Fashion Lovers
Stickers by Break Away Today
Nomadic artist Tanja B from Break Away Today makes these amazing illustrations on the road in her van.
She creates so many inspiring designs it was hard to choose just one to feature here - but we love this In My Element design. We recommend adding a selection to your basket, or getting one of her sticker bundles to share with all your friends.
These stickers are great to beautify your phone, reusable water bottles, van and more!
Reasons to buy:
- Support a vegan artist
- Durable, high quality and vegan stickers
- Inspiring designs!
Get them for: Adventurers and outdoor lovers
Woodland Inspired Homewares
Martyna Kardach is the craftperson behind Woodland Factory.
This inspiring online shop is full of whimsical nature and vegan inspired designs. With prints, mugs, plate sets and more, it's a treasure trove to explore.
This enamel mug would be perfect for your camping besties. There's also some amazing bearded men designs which we love!
Get them for: Those that love to wander in the woods!
Clothing by Vegan Veins
This "Love Animals, Eat Plants, Be Kind" Hoodie is just one of the creative designs in Vegan Veins online clothing store.
Have a browse through their shop and you're bound to find some great gifts for the vegan guys an gals in your life.
Reasons to buy from Vegan Veins:
- Ethically made clothes with beautiful designs
- Thousands of happy customers!
- Donates 10% of proceeds to animal & human rights organizations
Perfect for: Gentle activists
How cute are these vegan avocado socks! Any avo loving foodie is bound to love them!
Many socks are made from wool, or contain animal fibres, but with these you can be sure you're giving a 100% vegan gift.
And if avocado socks are not enough, then Nina from Vegan Life Co has some other awesome avo themed clothes to check out!
Get them because: Everyone needs socks, right?!
Arty vegans will love these stylish vegan berets by Vegan Askida
It's really hard to find a beret that's not made out of wool. But these beautiful hats are made from vegan fabric.
Reviewers rave about the quality and customer service too!
Get them for: Plant eating fashionistas
Illustrated Vegan Cards
Emily of For Vegans illustrates these cute and funny vegan cards.
They're perfect to accompany any gift from this list, a charity donation or voucher.
With fun designs such as "I love you more than hummus" they'd also make a cute vegan anniversary or birthday card!
Reasons to buy:
- Support a vegan illustrator
- Printed on recycled card with vegetable based inks
Get them for: Your pen pals and vegan friends
Vegan Gifts for Animal Lovers
Animal Paintings and Prints
Dina Farris Appel is a professional artist that creates these amazing animal portraits.
Dina's paintings are truly heartwarming so do check them out. We're totally in love with this Orangutan print!
You can also commission a custom pet portrait for an extra special vegan gift!
*10% of profits go to Animal Protection Charities*
Get them for: Animal and art lovers
Donate to an Animal Sanctuary
A donation to a vegan animal sanctuary is one gift that every animal loving vegan is guaranteed to appreciate.
Not sure what sanctuaries are near your giftee? This list of animal sanctuaries across the world is a great place to start.
Get them for: Animal advocates
Save the Chubby Unicorns T Shirt
Every purchase at Vegan Outfitters helps feed a rescued farm animal!
Their mission is to spread compassion, one tee at a time.
We love their simple but fun designs. You gotta check out their 'ugly' vegan christmas jumpers too!
Shop at Vegan Outfitters for: Fun tees and ethically made clothes
Vegan Charm Necklace
Aranzazu Perez makes this thoughtful vegan jewelry in Spain.
In her vegan Etsy shop you'll find charm bracelets, earrings, necklaces and more, with creative messages to support animal liberation.
♥ 5% of revenue goes to vegan animal charities
Get it for: Your passionate animal advocates!
Art + Painted Denim Patches
Lisa's etsy shop ReKINDle is full of compassion and breathtakingly beautiful handpainted, animal inspired art.
We absolutely love their:
- Custom denim jackets
- Sew on patches
- And printable digital art (perfect for a last minute gift!)
The perfect shop for: Compassionate souls
Cruelty Free Ceramics
Susan's shop, Acme Humane on Etsy, is full of handmade ceramics made with love and compassion.
If you're looking for a gift for the companion of a hamster, rabbit or larger furry friend, you'll find something here!
Get them for: Friends with furry friends!
Eco friendly vegan gifts
Shop Second Hand or Vintage
One of the best ways to reduce the environmental impact of gift giving is to give second hand. I actually used to run a business selling vintage clothes and homewares, and it's such a great way to find unique items, that are planet and wallet friendly.
For online shopping, Etsy is a great place to hunt down the perfect one-of-a-kind find. Filter by item type: Vintage for preloved treasures! And watch out for non vegan items such as bone china and animal skin or fibres.
Etsy also offsets carbon emissions from every delivery!
Shop second hand for: Vintage fans & eco warriors
Vegan Food Wraps
Many food wraps use beeswax, but these vegan wraps are made with a specially plant-based formula using olive wax.
They're really handy for wrapping bread, veggies, sandwiches and leftovers to keep them fresh and transportable.
Rowen Stillwater's shop is full of tried and tested, upcycled and sustainable alternatives.
Reasons to shop here:
- Support a vegan seller and maker!
- Plastic free packaging
- Lots of happy reviews on the high quality of products
Get them for: Your green foodie friends
Vegan Tote Bag
We haven't used a plastic bag in years, thanks to our reusable shopping bags that we always have handy.
This tote bag by Vegan Illustrated is a fun reusable bag guaranteed to get a smile when you're out shopping for veggies!
There's some other fun designs, so be sure to check them out!
Get it for: Vegans that love shopping (and puns!)
Vegan Lip Balms
Tanya is the creative behind Ravenscourt Apothecary, which makes literary inspired fragrances and vegan skincare.
These zero waste vegan lip balms are handmade with just a few natural ingredients, have a compostable cardboard sleeve and come in a plastic free or reused packing.
They're kind to lips, and to the planet!
*Support a 100% vegan business! *
You can also shop directly on The Ravenscroft Apothecary website.
Get them for: Literary & beauty lovers
Homemade Vegan Gifts
A Tin of Homemade Vegan Cookies
Now this is one of our favourite gifts to give and receive!
Get yourself a cute tin, or fill a mason jar full of homemade goodies! Spend an afternoon baking and you can make a whole variety of cookies.
Everyone who tries our Austrian Vanillekipferl Crescent Cookies loves them! And they keep really well too, so are ideal for gift giving.
Make them for: All your family and friends
A Jar of Sweet and Spicy Nuts
These easy spicy nuts are so incredibly moreish!
Just be sure to keep some for yourself so you don't scoff them all before you give them away.
They're great as a Christmas stocking stuffer, and would make a nice housewarming or party gift too.
We recommend making a double or triple batch. They're that tasty!
Make them for: Snack lovers
This is always a fun gift to make and give.
It might look like a salami, but it's actually made from chocolate, cookies, fruit and nuts dusted in sugar.
Wrap it in parchment paper and some cute ribbons for a fun, novelty gift!
Make them for: Fun stocking fillers
We hope you found some awesome vegan gifts in our guide!
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Lots of love,
Sophie & Paul