Holiday Gift Guide: Cruelty-free Ideas for the Vegans on Your List
The term “vegan” was first coined back in 1944 by Donald Watson of the Vegan Society of the UK. His definition outlined: Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose. This means the vegans on our list require that little extra attention to find gifts that offer the same style, performance and thought – just minus any aspect of animal product, by-product or cruelty. We’ve found 7 we think will work:
For the Fashionista: The Jules Bucket Bag from ethical luxury handbag brand, Angela Roi. Named after ‘Jules Ostin’ from ‘The Intern’ the bag is every bit Jules; captivating, strong, serene and chic. Using premium, animal-friendly materials and handcrafted by skilled artisans, every purchase also supports mistreated animals with ASPCA. From Angela Roi – $195 USD.
For the Activist: ‘When whale it end?’ 100% organic cotton UNISEX tee, made in the USA by Royal Apparel. Designed by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (illustration by Reale Bouchard, lettering by Jessica-Joan Causing), CEO of the world’s first vegan fashion brand Vaute Couture. $5 from each top goes to Whale and Dolphin Conservation. From Vaute Couture – $35.00 USD.
For the Globetrotter: The Soapwalla Tasting Menu is the perfect travel companion as it contains six of their top selling products: Restorative Face Serum, Facial Toning Mist, Luxurious Body Oil, Hand and Body Wash, Almond Luxe Body Polish and Deodorant Cream and comes win a custom designed, hand screen-printed denim bag. From Soapwalla – $68 USD.
For the Beauty Queen: A beauty box (subscription or single box) from LOVE GOODLY. The Dec/Jan Box features Emily Deschanel’s picks of deluxe, full-size beauty and lifestyle essentials, that are 100% organic, toxin-free and cruelty-free. With each purchase benefitting Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, the LOVE GOODLY Box is the ultimate holiday gift for those looking to pay it forward during this season of charitable giving. From LOVE GOODLY – $29.95 (with a retail value of over $83). *Win your own LOVE GOODLY box with our #magnifecoholidaygiveaway on Instagram**
For Him and Her: Almost universally, the first thing that vegans change is their footwear – but avoiding leather, stylishly, can be a challenge. Meet Wills Vegan Shoes, ethical footwear that is high quality and affordable – we love these 16-eye work boots. Founder, Will Green’s dream is “to bridge the gap between everyday people and ethically produced vegan shoes.” From Wills Vegan Shoes – $109.00 USD.
For the Chef: A cookbook from the only vegan resort in the United States, Dining at the Ravens features 150 vegan recipes from The Ravens Restaurant at the Stanford Inn by the Sea. Filled with beautiful photographs, cooking tips for perfect recipe execution and even inspiration for creating a private garden this book is ‘a feast for the spirit’. From Amazon – $13.83 USD.
For the Vegan Who Has Everything: How about a subscription to the premier vegan lifestyle magazine? VegNews serves up the latest in meat-free news, food, travel, politics, and buzz. With a subscription, it will be the gift that keeps on giving (all year long!). From Amazon – $16.00 USD.