Christmas is just around the corner and you're scrambling for a pressie for the vegan in your life. Fear not! We've brought you an edit of some of our favourite vegan and animal friendly brands and gifts to take the stress out of gift shopping.
Check out these 12 cruelty-free and vegan gift ideas!
Sustainable and cruelty-free Slovenian brand, Benedetti Life, create clothing collections in fun bold prints inspired by nature. They use only non-toxic, vegan and organic textiles that are biodegradable in less than five months, and prioritise animal and worker welfare. Gift yourself or a loved one a fabulous wood silk frock (one of which is in the permanent collection of the Red Carpet Green Dress) , or one of their stunning printed bamboo silk pieces. These chic, octopus vegan silk pyjamas are a fave and work as daywear or sleepwear. Love a multitasking piece!
This sexy, Paris-based, vegan leather accessories brand makes handcrafted belts, chokers, thongs, pasties and harnesses from AppleSkin in their Parisian atelier. Founded by a former studio assistant at Christian Dior couture, Baby Turns Blue is a woman-led brand that designs with longevity and sustainabilty in mind. And need we say, their eye-catching accessories definitely make an unfortgettable statement.
Canadian accessories brand Matt and Nat make vegan bags of every variety, from backpacks, daybags, totes and evening bags, as well as shoes and clothing for women and men, made from AppleSkin, recycled plastic bottles and canvas. We love the minimalist and chic ABBILG Vegan Weekender Bag and the super versatile LEIDEN Vegan Tote Bag. And if you’re looking for a comfy, vegan everyday boot, check out their collection of Chelsea, heeled and combat boots. They've also got a collection of cool sunglasses made from recylced plastic!
From timeless vegan gifts to delightful luxe stocking fillers and children's clothing, Stella McCartney has a gift to suit every eco-conscious and animal-loving fashionista, including the tiniest amongst us. How cute is this baby gift set? Made entirely from GOTS-certified organic cotton, it is responsibly sourced and grown without pesticides or harmful chemicals and is the perfect gift for a new parent of just to spoil your favourite little person.
Indian fashion designer, Anita Dongre, has also introduced a small selction of vegan accessories including evening bags and belts. Nocturnal glass beaded bag with gold accents adds a touch of glamour to any outfit
Birds of a Feather belt, made from Mirum, a plant-based and plastic-free materia, and finished off with a dramatic and eye cathing gold bird buckle.
For the makeup lovers in your life look no further than the luxe Hourglass. Their formulas are all cruelty free and vegan, with colours that pack a punch with high payoff. Snap up a set of their professional vegan makeup brushes, or one of their highly coveted and customizable highlighter colour palettes which feature Snake, Leopard , Owl and Jellyfish designs. The sets support the Nonhuman Rights Project in their efforts to secure fundamental rights for animals, with Hourglass donating 5% of annual profits from this collection to the Project.
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to admit that once they’re on your feet, it’s hard to take these comfy sandals off. These Arizona Birkenstocks are made with hard-wearing synthetic vegan material, Birko-Flor®, in a sophisticated nubuck look which boasts a texture and colour that could almost be mistaken for real leather. Other vegan friendly styles include the single thong strap Gizeh and the multistrap strap Mayari.
Another fantastic vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand, MOB Beauty have also carved a niche for themselves for their plastic-free products and packaging. Their sustainable packaging and modular makeup palettes are completely customisable, refillable and recyclable. And their high colour payoff makeup formulations are 100% vegan and clean, so there are no parabens, phtalates, synthetic fragrances or animal by-products.
Who doesn’t love a treat from Aesop? Their iconic black and white labelled products can be found in the chicest homes, and their products are vegan friendly— which means they don’t contain beeswax, lanolin or other animal derived ingredients— and Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny approved. Choose from an extensive range of divinely naturally scented products like hand-cream, shower gels, skin care and home fragrance. To make your Christmas shopping easier they do great travel and gift kits too.
A pot plant
Plants are the gifts that keeps on giving. Give ‘em a bit of water, some sunshine and love, and you’ll get years of leafy joy from them. Go to your local nursery and pick up a potted herb—they make great housewarming, hostess, thankyou and Christmas gifts. Rosemary, sage, lavender, basil and thyme not only smell great, but they have the added bonus of being very useful in the kitchen. Never run out of your favourite herb again.
Donate to an Animal Welfare of Conservation Charity
Give the gift of a donation in your friend or loved one's name to an animal welfare charity or conservation charity. Whether it's a local animal rescue, like the RSPCA, a shelter or sanctuary, or more established international organisations like the World Wildlife Fund, Humane Society International or International Fund for Animal Welfare, a donation helps support and protect animals in need and fight for the preservation of wild places around the world. What could be better than knowing your Christmas gift could make a bit of difference in the world?