5 Gift Ideas for Your Vegan Friend


As much as I hate the commercialism of the holidays, gifts are a good way to show that you care but only if you take the time to come up with a good gift idea which is the right balance of practical and personal. If you are shopping for your vegan friend, these vegan gift ideas are sure to please.


Dinner, Made By You and Served on Pretty Plates

There is probably no bigger turn-on for vegan women than a guy who can cook. So make her a fantastic vegan dinner complete with desserts. If you feel the need to actually get her something material and lasting, then consider buying her some nice handmade dishes and serving the meal on them. Great food tastes even better when you eat it off of lovely dishes! If you cant afford a full set, get her a sushi set. My Sushi Set has gorgeous handmade and hand-fired sets.

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Non-Leather Belt or Wallet

Belts and wallets are some of the hardest items to find for vegans because they are usually made from leather. Even though you can buy vegan non-leather items online now, most vegan girls probably dont have too many belts or wallets on hand. Decide which one she needs more and buy it for her. In case any of my friends are reading, I like this vegan wallet by Lavishy.

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Vegan Beauty Products from a Womens Cooperative

Not only will she love pampering herself with vegan beauty products, but she will feel good about doing it if the gift supports women in developing countries. One good option is the gift set from Elma & Sana, a womens cooperative in Morocco. All items are vegan, organic, Fair Trade, and not tested on animals..

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Vegan Candles

I have never bothered to look for and buy vegan candles, but I would be completely excited if someone were to give them to me as a gift. Plus, they could be used to set the stage for a very romantic evening Id go with the 3-in-1 vegan candles from Earthly Body as a gift idea for a vegan friend. The candles can be lit normally, the wax melts into a silky massage oil, and you can rub the unmelted wax directly onto your skin as a moisturizer.

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Adult Gift Ideas for Vegans

A lot of adult items arent vegan. One example is pretty much anything made from latexincluding condoms since latex is typically manufactured using casein (read about vegan condoms here). As far as sex toys go, rubber toys are often not vegan because they are manufactured using casein and sometimes gelatin. As far as lubricants go, many have glycerinwhich can be plant or animal based. Asides from the moral issue, standard condoms and lubes are really bad for the vagina and have ingredients which can cause health problems. The Vegan Woman has a good overview of how animal products can slip into your sex life.

So, if you are looking for a fun gift idea for your vegan friend, adult vegan toys might be just the right thing. Start with Nymphos Desire Vegan Sexual Arousal Balm for Intense Orgasms, then increase the kink from there with vegan sex toys and outfits.

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Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for that vegan friend you love so much, you want to treat yourself, you have “Meatless Mondays” on your New Year’s Resolution, or want to go vegan for good (and join the 6% increase of vegan population)… No matter the reason you’re reading this, you’re in the right place to find some support and fun vegan ideas for this year-ender, as well as some trivia about vegan facts.

Veganism is not a trend from the ‘60s or the hippie era. It has been here for longer than you might think.

Zarathustra, Buddha, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle… Even Pythagoras was a vegan. A Pythagorean diet meant a plant-based diet. We’re talking about 500 B.C. here. His thoughts about meat were something like this (according to Ovid): (1)

“What wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another!”
“As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”

Pretty straightforward, huh? Swallow that pill of ancient wisdom while you keep scrolling.

The vegan philosophy has been around long enough for us to notice. Nowadays, there are three main reasons why to go vegan:

  • Health: It’s a diet with low-cholesterol and even the American Diabetes Association considers that a plant-based diet is an effective option for type 2 diabetes management. There’s scientific back-up (like here and here) proving that changing your eating habits to a vegan diet will improve and even prevent heart disease, cancer, and other chronic diseases. It’s an excellent diet to lose weight and even treat constipation. The universal panacea is healthy eating, Hippocrates knew that.
  • World: Environmental advocates claim that grain used to feed livestock for meat production could feed 1.4 billion people (the total population of India, or almost three times the population of the United States). Also, to make one pound of meat, you need 2.500 gallons of water but to make one pound of wheat, you need 25 gallons (the amount of water in a 12-minute shower). Veganism is a lifestyle that protects forests, oceans, and prevents contamination.
  • Animals: During 2013, 10 Americans ate approximately: (2)

1 cow
8 turkeys
4 pigs
1 duck
252 chickens

In 2013, the U.S. population was 316,2 million people. Do the math (I don’t really think that’s necessary), that’s a lot of animals killed for consumption only.

Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. We’re talking about 6 million animals per hour. PER HOUR. They suffer insanely before dying. If you believe in karma, a leather coat won’t do you any favor.

Whichever reason you have, thing is you’re saving yourself and the world, one step at a time, just by going vegan.

So, in order to start your vegan journey (or keep doing it), here’s a list of vegan items that will help you to have a healthier and more productive 2021:

Last But Not Least

The reason you have for going or being vegan doesn’t matter. The fact is that, together, we make a huge impact, one person at a time. Let’s increase that 6%!

“It’s not a requirement to eat animals, we just choose to do it, so, it becomes a moral choice, and one that is having a huge impact on the planet.” – James Cameron.

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Michelle Torres

Michelle Torres is a vegan physiotherapist obsessed with learning new things. In her natural state, she'll be with a cup of coffee and some music writing a post about veganism or laughing. Probably the latter.