Finally…it’s here! For years (we’re talkin’ a decade, friends), I’ve been wanting to put together the ultimate vegan gift guide that covers conscious, sustainable, thoughtful, and of course vegan gifts for every occasion, budget range, and type of person.
Well…it’s here! Whether you’ve got $10 or $500 to spend, you’re shopping for meat lover or a hard-core herbivore, a 5 year old or a 100 year old, for holidays, Christmas gifts, Hanukkah gifts, birthday gifts, stocking stuffers, homemade gifts, or anything else. This guide is here to help guide you toward kind and meaningful gifts that have a lot of heart.
Vegan subscription boxes make perfect gifts for anyone you won’t be able to see in person. They’ll not only receive the first box of surprise goodies, but you can subscribe for 3-months, 6-months, or even a year of happiness delivered! Here are a few of our favorites:
Cookbooks make fantastic gifts for any occasion. There are plant-based cookbooks ideas for health enthusiasts, gourmet food lovers, cheese lovers, chocolate lovers, and more. You can find vegan air fryer cookbooks, Instant Pot cookbooks, kids cookbooks, funny cookbooks, budget-friendly cookbooks, and more. Check out our best vegan cookbooks round-up for the most essential lineup for plant-powered kitchens!
Here are just a few popular gift-able cookbooks:
Let’s not forget the best category of all: homemade gifts! Let your creativity run wild and made something from the heart—from scratch. For instance…
If you’re putting together a gift for a bath, body, or beauty lover, or someone in your life who needs some self care, there are nearly infinite cruelty-free brands to choose from.
Nothing says “I care about you” like a gift for your friend’s fur babies! Dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other furry companions are often left off the gift list at the holidays. So when you take the time to put together a package for them, that thoughtfulness is really noticed and remembered!
Check out this comprehensive guide to plant-based dog treats and resources! You can wrap up a package of treats with a festive toy, or put together a full gift basket of goodies. Here are just a few great options.
Gift our homemade vegan hot chocolate mix in a mason jar wrapped up with a cute mug and vegan marshmallows. You can add a nice set of measuring spoons with it too! If you want to get weird, you can include this Four Sigmatic mushroom hot cocoa that’s actually quite good.
Make your own s’mores kit complete with a package of vegetarian marshmallows, vegan graham crackers, and some quality vegan chocolate bars. If the gift recipient loves camping, add in some other fun camping gear like a portable hammock, insulated camping mug, rechargeable hand warmers, or a portable camping stove.
Wrap up a must-see vegan documentary DVD in a gift basket with popcorn, a nutritional yeast shaker, vegan candy (Skittles, Swedish Fish, and Sour Patch Kids are all vegan), a soy candle, and some cozy fuzzy socks. Or skip the DVD, pick a Netflix movie, and get ready for a romantic night in!
Give the gift of self care with a cruelty-free pampering kit! Pack it with a vegan bath bomb, soy candle, essential oils, a dairy-free chocolate bar, mini sparkling wine, vegan face mask, slippers, mini cruelty-free lotion, etc.
Let the eco-warrior in your life know you care with the ultimate zero-waste gifts. Some of our favorite zero-waste essentials to include in the gift are:
Or how about a romantic visit to a farm animal sanctuary? If you’re working with a tight budget, plan a day trip locally.
If travel isn’t their thing but they love food, you can get them a gift card to a local vegan restaurant. That’s practically guaranteed to be a home-run.
This vegan gift guide wouldn’t be complete without one of the greatest gifts that give twice—charity donations! Many nonprofit organizations offer sponsorships or virtual animal adoptions that you can gift to a friend or loved one. Often they will send a certificate or card to the recipient letting them know about the gift you made in their honor.
Many nonprofits have online shops with items that give back and also make great gifts. Here are a few of our favorites.
Check out our other gift guides for specific budgets, personalities, and occasions.
This guide to the best vegan gifts is not sponsored by any of the brands or companies mentioned, and we only share products and companies we sincerely adore! Happy gifting!