What would this time of year be without us coming out with our top picks for vegan gifts this holiday season? From clothing to cosmetics, we’ve compiled some of our favorite vegan products to give as gifts (or keep for yourself) this holiday season.
Oros, is a thermal clothing line designed to keep you toasty in the cold months. Co-founded by Michael Markesbery, one of Forbes 2018 30 Under 30 and 2018 Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductor, the outwear is insulated with the same technology NASA uses to insulate their space shuttles — aerogel — without being bulky or needing to pile on the layers. In fact, the Orion Parka was named by Forbes as the Warmest Jacket on Earth. We tried it out in NYC in November when the temperatures dipped to the low 30s snd it kept us toasty/borderline sweaty, so, yeah, Forbes is on to something here.
Speaking of keeping warm, give the gift of war tootsies. BEARPAW has PETA-approved, sustainably-made vegan boots. Treated with NeverWet®, an innovative technology that allows fabrics to breathe and repels water from the surface, these wool-free, suede-free shoes and slippers are made with vegan microsuede and polyester and super cozy.
Made using leaves, this revolutionary line of leaf leather wallets and more, is made from sustainably harvested teak leaves. The wallets are strong and durable and come in a few different designs, like a clutch and billfold. Even better, Tree Tribe plants trees as part of their giving back. To date they have planted more than 400,000. Give Tree Tribe as a gift today.
Bath and Beauty
C’Est Moi’s holiday gift sets come in a wide variety of options, including makeup (like the lip gloss trio and makeup crayons), skin care (masks and cleansers) and bath products that include body wash, scrub, butter and lotion. All products are vegan, cruelty-free, hypo-allergenic and made with all-natural ingredients free of synthetic fragrances, sulfates, parabens, dyes and more. Order the gentle skin care gift set today.
With names like Respect (fresh lemon and white sage) and Abundance (kaffir lime and sweet basil), these gorgeous smelling soaps are all handcrafted in the USA in small, artisnal batches. They’re made with a blend of fragrance and essential oils and use coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin E rich rice bran oil and apricot oil. Even better, Gratitude Soapery donates 10 percent of their profits to local charities, repurpose soap shavings to give back to local shelters and communities,
We talk about Nails Envie all. of. the. time. In fact, this vegan nail salon consistently provides the most immaculate and gorgeous manicures and pedicures to ever grace our hands and feet. They’ve been making candles for awhile (and use the hot wax during luxe pedis) and now they’ve gone a step farther with the debut of Spa Envie. This holiday season, Spa Envie has assembled baskets with silky hemp seed oil lotion and sugar scrubs. They’re all cruelty-free, gluten-free, and don’t have any sulfates, alcholo, parabens, GMOs, corn and soy. Email at NailsEnvie@gmail.com to place your order. **Reminder** If you’ve never experienced the awesomeness of Nails Envie, mention Vegans, Baby when you book to save moola.
Eats and Drinks
Bixby & Co.
Give someone the gift of chocolates. Sent in a red box with cream bow, the Bixby chocolates make a sweet gift and are gluten-free and non-GMO. Not only do they have a holiday bon bon line (swoon), but they also offer bars and bites. We tried the espresso tahini and Maine blueberry jam bon bons and mannnn were they good. Order some Bites today and stuff ’em in all the stockings.
Jack & Friends Jerky
We’ve never heard of this jerky until recently, and we’re glad we did. Jack & Friends vegan jerky is made from jackfruit and pea protein and comes in at a whopping 21 grams of protein per bag. They’re free from the top eight allergens and pack a perfect texture. This jerky carries a spicy kick thanks to its use of poblano peppers and spices along with tomato. Bonus: order and you’ll get free shipping in the US.
This monthly subscription box is for people who love to cook. Designed to take customers on a culinary journey to a new destination monthly, a curated spice box comes to your door each month. The Spice Madam box features a handful of spices from a destination, and comes with recipes that can be made vegan, a shopping list and menu plan, and even a Spotify play list and destination tips. Every box ordered supports a non-profit that supports youth education, and helps to hire refugees and give them an opportunity to work.
Vegan Yack Attack
For the Pup
Portland Pet Food
Give a gift to someone with an animal companion! Portland Pet Food’s vegan dog treats are human-grade and all natural, using USA-sourced ingredients. Available in gingerbread and pumpkin, they’re made with Bobs Red Mill Garbanzo bean flour, 100 percent natural peanut butter and more.
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.