Happy holidays!! Now’s the time for shopping ’til you drop. What could make it better? Shopping for all the vegan gifts! We tried out heaps of products to create the ultimate vegan gift guide for the holiday season. From vegan shoes to vegan fashion to vegan stocking stuffers to vegan recipe books to vegan skincare and vegan haircare, we’ve got it all right here … for you! Even better? We’ve got special discount codes and giveaways for many of the products in this vegan gift guide, too. Think of it is our cruelty-free gift to you!
Hoodies are one of our favorite pieces of clothing. And, Recover Brand’s hoodies are our new favorite hoodie.
These cozy garments are made from eight plastic bottles and are 100 percent recycled. In fact, all of Recover’s clothing are recycled and made largely from plastic.
The best part? These fashionable items also give back. One percent of the revenue from the Horizon Hoody (pictured) is donated to 1% for the Planet. $49
Save 15% on your purchase at checkout with code: VegansBaby_Recover through Dec. 31.
Vegans, Baby T-Shirts
Rock fun vegan and plant-based, cruelty-free messages with original shirts from Vegans, Baby. Who’s a sexy vegan? You are.
Shirts for men and women include “Vegans are Sexy,” “Kale So Hard,” “Kale Life,” “I <3 Avocados,” “Unicorns and Vegan” and more.
If you’re looking for a fit we don’t have, just let us know and we can create one perfect for you!
Want more? Our shop also sells mugs and totes!
Save 20% at checkout with code: VBGiftGuide now through Dec. 31.
Kim Convertible Backpack by Pixie Mood
For the person who needs a good cruelty-free bag or purse, you’ll find them at Pixie Mood. Our favorite from the line is the Kim Convertible Backpack, which comes in a variety of colors. Use it as a backpack or a cross-body bag.
Made of polyurethane, the bag zips closed and features an internal zipped divider, zipper compartment and two pockets to stash stuff, like your phone. It’s also got a zipper pocket on the outside of the bag. $88
Save 10% now at checkout with code: PMVB10
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t get some rad shoes to rock year-round.
Our favorite pick for vegan shoes happens to be from Moo Shoes. These are high-quality, gorgeous cruelty-free shoes that keep you looking in style and cruelty-free.
If you’re in LA or New York, pop into their stores. If you’re not, then shop online for all the fabulousness. Moo doesn’t only have shoes for all the people in your life, they’ve also got bags, wallets, belts and more accessories to complete any compassionate (and hot) look. Shoes start around $40
Shop Dec. 1 – 31 and save 10% at checkout with code: MOOVEGAS
Primus Light by VIVOBAREFOOT
Want shoes that let your feet get back to nature? Enter Primus Light by VIVOBAREFOOT. These shoes — available for men and women — are for people who are active and allow your feet to not be confined in normal shoes that, well, confine your feet.
These protect your tootsies but allow your feet to move naturally. They’ve got a barely-there soul, no arch or heel support, so you can get maximum sensory feedback. If you’ve never tried shoes like this, it’s an adjustment, but pretty cool once you’re used to them. $160+
America’s Test Kitchen
Looking for a trusted resource for all the delicious eats?
America’s Test Kitchen’s Vegan for Everybody is a fantastic introduction to people who are interested in adopting a plant-based diet.
These 140-plus flavorful dishes have passed their testing tastebuds to deliver foolproof vegan recipes that aim to fill bellies and taste amazing. With recipes like vegan mac and cheese, pizza, cookies and more, it’s the perfect gift for those who are ready to dip their toes into vegan, cruelty-free life, but still wonder if eating vegan can be tasty (answer: oh yes, it can). Order your copy today! $29.95
We’re giving away a copy of America’s Test Kitchen! Enter now to win a copy by: sharing this post and tagging us (@vegansbaby) on Facebook, following us on @instagram and commenting on three photos and leaving a comment below on your favorite gift! Enter by Dec. 15.
Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide
Make 2018 the year you try all the incredible vegan eats in Las Vegas!
The Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide by Diana Edelman (the rad woman behind this site) features more than 30 dining categories and more than 75 Las Vegas dining suggestions, plus a map with all the restaurants mentioned.
What’s the best spot in town for an all-vegan dining experience? Where should you head for a killer brunch? What about a bar with vegan eats? It’s all inside this full-color print guide to the city.
Order for your Kindle (sorry, no pics in this one) or print and save yourself time scouring through the site, asking questions on Facebook or doing a lot of research. It’s all in here!
Vegan Kitchen Accessories
We got this goodness a few months ago and since then, it’s been the most used item in the kitchen. The Instant Pot is the pressure cooker you’ve been waiting for. Toss ingredients in, tinker with the settings, let it do it’s magic and then you’ve got seriously flavorful, delicious food for the devouring. It’s perfect for people who are only feeding themselves, too — you get leftovers for days! We use it every day for steel cut oats, have discovered our favorite oil-free lentil soup recipe from the “Epic Vegan Instant Pot Cooking” recipe book and are obsessed with all the things we can whip up in this pot of awesome. It’s not just a pressure cooker, it’s a rice cooker, slow cooker, bread baker that also allows for sautéeing and warming food. $76.99
For those of you who don’t want to drop major bucks for the Vitamix, the NutriBullet can also do a pretty decent job for making soups, juices, ice creams, sauces and smoothies. Like its more pricey counterpart, the NutriBullet pulverizes fruits, veggies, seed and more (including those highly nutritional avocado pits) with its 900-watt motor. The Pro kit comes with power base, two blender cups, nutrition guide and recipe book so you can start making all the things (like blending some vegan egg nog). $79.99
Vegan Health & Wellness
Bite Toothpaste Bits
People are always asking for good vegan toothpaste recommendations. Here. You. Go.
The LA-based Kind Lab’s first product, Bite Toothpaste Bits, is our pick.
Using organic ingredients, including essential oils, these bits make brushing easy (and are travel friendly). Pop a bit, chomp down on it, then wet your toothbrush and brush like normal. The bit will foam a little and then work its cleansing magic. Our favorite is the activated charcoal, but the other two are just as good. We also love that these are environmentally-friendly and sustainably packaged. $12
Save 15% at checkout with code: VEGANSBABY
Rosehive Superfood Subscription Box
Make eating healthy easier with the Rosehive Superfood Subscription Box. We’re huge fans of boxes being sent to our doorstep, and this one is no exception. The always-vegan boxes deliver healthy living in monthly themed boxes of food that are free from fillers and preservatives and organic when possible. Co-curated by wellness pros like traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and plant-based chefs, boxes come with one superfood snack, one drink, one herb, one superfood powder, one cooking ingredient and one recipe card.
The Go Love Yourself Box
Speaking of boxes — this one is a gem (hint: if you’re looking for a gift to get us, this would be it!) — the Go Love Yourself Box is one empowering bad ass box.
The monthly box comes complete with a personal development book, resources to help take what you learn from the book and implement it in your life, reading “experience enhancers like candles and additional resources via their online community.
This curated box is perfect for those who want to get into more self-care and grow themselves … but aren’t sure where to start. How. Cool. Starting at $35
Vegan Food and Drink Products
The Matzo Project
Our dreams have come true: a delicious vegan matzo ball made super easy (i.e. a kit).
The perfect wintertime cold treatment, the folks over at The Matzo Project have created a vegan matzo ball and matzo products that make eating matzo (gasp) delicious!
We’re fans of the Whole Megillah Matzo Box, packed with so much matzo it will make your head spin (and delight your matzo-loving receiver of the gift).
The gift box comes with a box of salted Matzo Flats and a box of Everything Matzo Flats, plus large and small boxes of matzo chips in Salted, Everything and Cinnamon Sugar, plus the Matzo Ball Soup Kit and Matzo Ball Mix. $50
Get free shipping through Dec. 31 at checkout with code: VEGANSBABY
Nutella, meet your vegan match!
Nocciolata has a dairy-free hazelnut spread and its dreamy. Seriously, we’d happily skip the extra carbs and just dig a spoon into this heavenly jar of goodness.
The toast topper/frosting/etc. is organic and farmed with no environmental pollution and minimal CO2 emissions, plus it uses amazing ingredients like dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, hazelnuts from Italy and more. The perfect stocking stuff for those with a sweet tooth? We think so. $10
We’re giving away a jar! Enter now to win a copy by: sharing this post and tagging us (@vegansbaby) on Facebook, following us on @instagram and commenting on three photos and leaving a comment below on your favorite gift! Enter by Dec. 15.
Numi Organic Tea
For the tea-lover, Numi Organic Tea’s gift sets are your go-to.
We like the Tea Flight Gift Set which comes filled with 45 teas ranging from Breakfast Blend, Aged Earl Grey, Chocolate Pu-erh, Jasmine Green, Gunpowder Green, Toasted Rice, Rooibos, Moroccan Mint and Dry Desert Lime housed in a handmade bamboo chest.
Note: they also offer an entire turmeric line that is insane! $27
Vegan Bath and Skincare
The Better Skin Co.
We’re obsessed with The Better Skin Co.’s line. Not only does it come adorably packaged, the cruelty-free products themselves are stellar.
Check out this bright gift set and give the gift of gorgeous, glowing skin to someone with The Multitasker. The three skincare essentials included are the brand’s popular Mirakle Cream designed to help soften, balance and brighten skin, Zit No More for (you guessed it) zapping blemishes and the magical three-in-one cleanser/scrub/mask, Lava Magik. $75
Add a little luxury to your skincare regime with InLight’s Face Oil.
A light oil, this botanical bio-active blend helps stimulate skin cells, serves as a barrier for makeup and leaves skin feeling soft.
Made with a blend of botanical bio-active extracts like lavender and rose bud, along with Vitamin E-filled primrose oil, this product when applied daily protects your skin from hard everyday pollutants. $69
Bel Essence Anti-Wrinkle Oil
Another oil we can’t get enough of is the Bel Essence Anti-Wrinkle Oil.
We’ve been slathering it on our face for weeks and are obsessed. Sure, it helps improve skin’s appearance and give a more youthful look, but really, we love how soft it makes our skin. It combines argan oil (for anti-aging and antioxidants to reverse the effects of aging), as well as avocado oil to promote all the soft skin we love. The grapeseed oil protects the skin’s natural collagen and yucky free radicals the damage the skin. It even helps lighten dark circles under the eyes. Finally, the sesame seed oil in this bad boy is loaded with vitamins and minerals including sesamol, which has been shown to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. $23
Speaking of cruelty-free skincare products we’re obsessed with, meet KAIKE. This vegan skincare line is packed with delicious smelling and nourishing products that leave your skin smelling — and feeling — amazing. Try out FROSTING, which looks, feels and smells like actual frosting. Made with organic mango butter and fair trade vanilla, you can apply this beauty balm to your hair and skin, and help combat dry skin, chapped lips and more. We also love the Marshmallow Mask + Scrub that heals and hydrates while stimulating circulation, and gently cleanses and exfoliates your skin leaving it oh-so soft. Finish off your skin with KAIKE’s Cleansing Oil, made with organic grape seed, lemongrass and hemp seed oils that cleanse, balance and brighten skin. Starting at $25
Save 10% at checkout with code: Vegansbaby through Dec. 31
826 & Co Joy Body Polish
Give the gift of radiant and smooth skin.
Joy Body Polish from 826 & Co. uses natural cane and brown sugars to buff away dead winter skin, cleansing it and leaving skin ridiculously smooth.
Massage into your skin and let those essential oils like key lime, lemongrass, orange and tangerine, moisturizes and leave the skin silky. It’s citrus blend also wakes you up and lifts your mood … and gives you the most touchable skin in town.$17
Save 15% on at checkout with code: Vegan15 through Dec. 31
The Travertine Spa Collection
Give the gift of a spa experience … at home. The Travertine Spa Collection’s
Extraordinary Shower Duo set lets you turn your shower into a spaaaaahhhhhhhh (see what we did there?). The Eucalyptus Steam Shower Spray delivers the cold-clearing properties of eucalyptus by simply spraying it downwards into a warm shower stream. The result? A relaxing and aromatherapeutic experience with 100 percent pure eucalyptus oil. Cleanse with the Eucalyptus and Mint body wash to round-out the luxury experience. $26
Save 15% off at checkout with code: vegansbaby15 through Dec. 24
Skip the extensions, ladies!
VegaLash’s products give you eye-popping lashes without adding to your own lashes. Add some bulk to those lashes with VegaLash Volumizing Mascara.
The vegan, hormone-free lash treatment creates long and thick lashes safely. It is formulated to accompany the Volumizing Serum (but not a requirement, although it uses exclusive Phytotechnology to help enhance the serum’s effects). The mascara lifts and curls lashes and the wand is designed to grab every lil’ lash creating a bold look. $32
Kat Von D Saint and Sinner Eyeshadow Palette
Accentuate those eyes with this spectacular eyeshadow palette, Saint and Sinner, from the cruelty-free makeup brand, Kat Von D. This palette comes complete with 24 colors from neutrals (i.e. the Saint in the name) to eye-popping bold shades (Sinner) for any occasion. We ditched all our other eye shadows for this gothic, stained glass inspired gift for the eyes. $79.95
Give your lips a little oomph.
The Cherry Diesel Tinted Lip Budder delivers a sheer red to your kisser and includes natural active ingredients like hemp seed oil, avocado oil and cocoa butter, plus ecologically-sourced palm oil.
Fight dry and chapped lips with this little tube, leaving lips silky and smooth, no matter how they started. We can’t stop putting this on! $6
Clove + Hallow Lip Crème
Nourish your lips and give ’em a little color, too.
Clove + Hallow’s Lip Crème’s, Lip Glazes and Lip Velvets come in a variety of pink and red tones and are long-lasting and creamy. They’re made in the USA, but the folks here hold themselves to the even stricter standards of the EU. Made with a combo of natural and organic jojoba, castor and sunflower oils, the PETA-certified brands products are amazingly moisturizing with color that doesn’t quit. Starting at $15.
Number 4 Hair
It’s no secret we’re hair snobs. Snobs.
We are obsessed with having epic and fun hair, and always are on the search for products that deliver soft tresses with compassion.
Fit & Fab’s gift set does jut that! The set includes a clarifying shampoo for some deep cleaning action, a comb prep and protect to leave in your hair, plus a texture styling creme to help make those locks look even more luscious. These are vegan, sulfate-, sodium-, chloride- and paraben-free. It comes in a cute little case complete with a comb and bobby pins. $25
Ladies of Iron
What does being vegan mean to you? Ladies of Iron says “Vegan is Love” and has created a handmade bracelet cuff for men and women so you can rock your message in style.
Metal artist Mike Edelman has created an entire series of individually lettered and stamped bracelets with impactful messaging, including the “Vegan is Love” bracelet. $26
Good Looking Objects
Obviously, they had us at “cat” but if you’re not a cat person, that doesn’t mean jewelry from the woman-owned Good Looking Objects isn’t a fine pick.
Creating whimsical pieces, these are designed and cast in California. The Cat Enthusiast necklace we dig is sterling silver and available in either the 18″ or 23″ inch length. $75
The Vegan Gift
For the vegan who wants to wear their choice loud and proud, The Vegan Gift makes the perfect gifts, like this VEGAN necklace.
This site offers other jewelry, including bracelets, earrings and pins all geared towards that veg life. You can also shop here for vegan clothing and other products for the house, too. Necklace: $16
The Stationery Studio
Add a little glow to the home with these personalized candles by The Stationery Studio. Encased in gem-colored glass, these candles are made in Vermont using 100 percent natural and biodegradable soy wax that is phthalate-free and dye-free, as well as unscented.
They’ve got unbleached wicks that are all-cotton and lead-free, resulting in barely any smoke or soot. Burn ’em for more than 50 hours. Bonus: you can get these personalized with monograms, initials and more. $36
Give back with a candle from Bright Endeavors.
With classic and fun holiday scents, these soy way candles are made by young moms living in poverty in Chicago.
100 percent of the proceeds goes back to the mom who made the candle, helping to provide a safe home for her and her children. $7.99 – $24.99
CBD Daily Skin Candle
Let’s set the record straight real quick – CBD is extracted from cannabis but it won’t alter your state of mind because there isn’t any THC. The extract has been known to help relieve pain and aid in fighting many, many ailments and diseases, so we love it.
This candle uses 100 percent vegan oils and creams, smells good and when it melts, the wax turns into a massage oil that you rub into sore areas of your body for relief. $19
SkinIt Folio Cases for Phones
These vegan leather folio cases hold your cards, your money and (yup) your phone. Add a custom design (think photo, art or even a logo) and enjoy a new wallet and phone case at the same time.
These are available for both iPhones and Samsung and fasten to it, with two slots and an inside area to stash that cash. Starting at $34.99
Destination Handmade Travel Gift Set
Their gift set includes a passport cover that taps into Dr. Seuss’s classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” along with a matching handmade luggage tag.
The passport cover can hold one or two passports, along with credit card-sized items. $24.99
Sister House Collective
Our favorite shop in Las Vegas selling gifts that give back, Sister House Collective simply can’t be left off this list.
They’ve got sustainable gifts, cruelty-free skincare products, and so much more. Our favorite pick for the guide are the bright products from Kantha Accessories from World Finds. The organization’s mission is to create positive change and they work with women in India, Indonesia and Nepal to help combat poverty.
Every item — bracelets (pictured), glasses cases, keychains and zipper bags — are all made from sustainably sourced materials, too. Starting at $8.
Bleu Moon Bakery
Who doesn’t love a good vegan cake? How about an amazing, gorgeously crafted vegan cake? Or cookies? Or cupcakes? Or breads? Or pastries? The new baker on the Las Vegas block, Bleu Moon Bakery, has made cruelty-free baked goods her jam, and we’re so thankful! Whether you want to treat someone in your life to a cake or want to be the hit of a pot luck, Bleu Moon Bakery is your baker for all your plant-based treats and custom sweets.
Other Cool Gifts
Don’t let desert life or a tiny lil’ plot of land keep you from growing your own herbs!
The gang at Urban Leaf give the gift of a green thumb this holiday season, without taking up space.
Using a special eco-friendly hydroponic unit (don’t let it scare you, it’s simple!), The World’s Smallest Garden, simply up-cycle a glass bottle (like the wine you drank last night) and pop it in and voila. The World’s Smallest Garden grows before your eyes with minimal (and we mean minimal) effort. $22
Oh Goodness! DIY House Cleansers
Eliminate the toxins in your home with the Oh Goodness! Box, which gives you all the goodies to create your own cleaners. This DIY Glowing Collection box makes it simple to make your own products — just pour, stir and use. Cleaners are free from synthetic chemicals, replace your basic household cleaners and are kid- , pet- and environmentally-friendly. This kit includes reusable glass containers and pre-measured ingredients to give you a month’s supply of dishwashing powder, all-purpose spray and scrub. $29.99
*The 2018 Las Vegas Vegan Food Guide is out now! Download or purchase the full-color print guide today and find out all the best spots for vegan food in Las Vegas, featuring more than 30 categories and 70 picks!*
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Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby. She previously lived and worked in Thailand where she spent years working for an elephant sanctuary and has traveled around the world speaking about the realities of elephant tourism. She is a public speaker who has appeared at SEED Food + Wine, VegFest Puerto Rico, VegFest Toronto and more, a journalist and entrepreneur. Diana is also behind the Vegas Vegan Dinners at James Beard Foundation’s James Beard House.