Your Vegan Christmas Gift Guide
It’s safe to say that 2020 has made us think a lot more about our consumption and about caring more for ourselves and our planet. Veganism is on the rise whether it’s a vegan diet, the skin care that you use or the clothes that you wear.
What does vegan mean? The Vegan Society defines veganism as:
“Veganism is a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”
Therefore, this festive season you may think more about the gifts you buy, the food you buy and how you as a whole get ready for Christmas. As we here more and more about the damage of climate change, veganism can be a great way to help tackle this and help reduce your own impact.
We’re passionate about protecting not only us but our planet as well which is why we want to help you make the most ethical choices. Breaking it down into categories, we’ve put some of our favourite vegan gifts below!
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up chocolate. There is a wealth of brands that offer delicious vegan chocolate. Vegan chocolate uses the great taste of cocoa without having to use products such as milk. It is basically chocolate that has been made with no animal-derived products.
Booja Booja – Booja Booja’s boxed truffles are the perfect gift for any chocolate connoisseur. Their melt in the mouth truffles are vegan, gluten free and contain no GM ingredients.
Enjoy Chocolate – Enjoy Chocolate are all about simplicity. Their product range uses a base of just three organic, pure ingredients which are 100% organic raw cocoa powder, 100% organic cocoa butter and 100% organic coconut sugar. Their range consists of delicious bars, truffles, fudge and buttons that are all vegan and gluten free.
BEAUTY AND SKINCARE
Vegan beauty and skincare is no longer difficult to find. There are now an array of brands producing vegan beauty and skincare products. When skincare/beauty products are classed as vegan it means that neither the products or the ingredients are animal derived or tested on animals.
Tisserand – This year Tisserand has released the perfect treats to pamper yourself with. Their mists and oils create a cloud of joy, calm and tranquillity to help you to feel your best. Their oils contain 100% natural pure essential oils to help inspire positivity, release stress, restore inner calm and sleep better. They are all vegan and contain no palm oil.
Alter/native – Alter/native’s botanical soap collection and floral soap collection make for the perfect gift. Each bar is handmade using the finest natural ingredients to help you to soothe, hydrate and pamper meaning they are gentle on both your skin and our planet.
Our vegan gifts are not just limited to beauty and chocolate. There are an array of gifts this year that fall into the vegan category. We’ve put a couple of our favourites below.
Edinburgh Preserves – Edinburgh Preserves are perfect for the food lover in your life. Their vision is to continue to create kitchen style preserves with only the best ingredients. Their range has now expanded to include preserves, chutneys, pickles, mustards, sauces, jellies, marmalades, honeys, dessert sauces and curds. Gist sets such as their chilli sauces and condiments and the cheese wedge gift set are all vegan.
Gin Etc – The perfect gift for the gin lover in your life. Gin Etc’s range of Gin Makers’ Kits allow you to craft your own gin in less than 24 hours using artisan botanicals. There will be no cooler feeling than pouring a gin for your friends or family knowing it’s been infused by your own hands! All their kits are vegan and made in the UK.
Although not necessarily gifts, we have a range of vegan festive food to make sure you are fully prepared to impress. Our vegan festive foods include nut roast, mincemeat, cranberry sauce, stuffing and chutneys.