Buying presents for vegans can be tricky as typical choices such as chocolates or designer brands of cosmetics may be unsuitable as they may be tested on animals. Here are some ideas to find or make the ideal ethical gift suitable for anyone who is vegan or vegetarian.
Vegan Clothing Fashion
Herbivoreclothing.com sell a range of clothing, scarves, hats, books, belts, bags, and jewelry which have been designed by a vegan or vegetarian designer. The company also claim to make sure nothing they sell is made under exploitive labor conditions (such as a sweatshop.)
Cruelty-free Cosmetics – Vegan Makeup
Barry M cosmetics is a popular UK fashion cosmetic company and has been popular with celebrities such as Pixie Lott. Barry M products and product ingredients are not tested on animals and are free from any animal ingredients making them ideal for vegans. Here are some more options suitable for vegans:
- Perk Lip Balms by Crazy Rumors – These flavored lip balms come in four flavors: amaretto, coffee bean, French vanilla or mocha.They are free from animal ingredients with shea butter and jojoba oil in the ingredients.
- Vegan fragrances by Lush Cosmetics – Lush offer a vast range of vegan and vegetarian products, and the gift boxes and fragrances make the best presents. Try the liquid or solid options from their “Gorilla perfumes” range.
- Cosmetics and gift sets by Urban Decay – This cruelty-free company feature a useful vegan area on their site with a good selection of items that are free from animal ingredients.
Vegan Gourmet Foods and Gift Baskets
A food gift should avoid meat, egg and dairy products. Most vegans care about animals and the environment so organic is best.
A fruit basket is not the only option for a vegan and many choices can be found at veganstore.com. As well as vegan gift baskets containing recipe books there is also an appealing “chocoholic” basket. If gluten-free, dairy-free vegan chocolates are wanted then Chocolate Decadence are the best choice.
Vegan cupcakes can be made at home using soya products and tasty recipes can be found in “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. A nice gift would be to offer some homemade vegan cupcakes and the book.
Choosing vegan gifts involves considering ingredients, materials and animal testing policies of the item. Cruelty free cosmetics that are vegan and ethical can be found by Barry M and Lush Cosmetics. Vegan gift baskets are also a nice option and can be homemade or purchased online.