Christmas, my favourite time of year, is just around the corner – wahey! I’m personally very excited about it, and I’m one of those really annoying people that did their Christmas shopping weeks ago…sorry (not sorry).
If you’re stuck for ideas on what to get your vegan friend/girlfriend/boyfriend/sister-in-law/mum/dad/uncle/grandma (heck, even non-vegans would love these gifts!), then fear not. I am here. I’ve got my Elf hat on and I’m ready to help you with your Christmas shopping.
I’ve rounded up 4 Christmas Vegan Gift Ideas for you. I’ve tried to keep things varied and suitable for a range of budgets. If you know of any other awesome vegan gift ideas, please share them in the comments below!
1. Booja Booja Truffles | £7
I harp on about these all the time to anyone who’ll listen, but Booja Booja truffles are the best. There’s no debate. They’re rich, decadent, so full of flavour, and I can’t think of anything I’d rather eat after my Christmas Dinner. They’re actually award-winning, too.
They’re available in a range of flavours including hazelnut (my personal favourite), champagne, stem ginger, rum sozzled sultana, midnight espresso, rhubarb and vanilla, and more. Are you drooling yet? Me too.
You can find these scrumptious balls of all-round amazingness in Selfridges, Waitrose, Holland & Barrett, Ocado, online and more.
They’re vegan and gluten free, and I have to say, if someone bought me a box of these for Christmas, I’d be one very happy bunny (hint hint, Luke).
Take a look at Booja Booja if you’d like to learn more.
2. Eat Smart | £16
When Niomi Smart announced she was writing a recipe book, I was elated. I’d used some of her recipes before, and they’re always simple but delicious. Which is what we’re all about over here. So I hopped onto Amazon and pre-ordered it. It arrived in September and I’m so impressed by it.
It contains a fantastic collection of plant-based recipes including awesome things like Chocolate + Fig Popcorn bars, Vegetable Laksa, Swiss Bircher Muesli, Beetroot Berrry Smoothies, and Shepherd’s Pie. You can more or less make everything using ingredients from your local supermarket. The recipes are really straightforward to follow, and they’re healthy too – bonus. So if you’ve got a friend who’s vegetarian, plant-based/vegan, gluten-free, or interested in making healthy meals, this would be a really great gift.
It’s currently on offer at Waterstones, reduced from £20 to £16.
3. Lush Bath Products | £1 – 10
Lush bath products are the reason I even bother with baths. I used to think it was a waste of time to just sit around in water when you could grab a shower and be in and out in in 10 minutes. Now though, I see baths as an opportunity to take a time out and relax. Plus, watching bath bombs and bars fizz away is weirdly satisfying, and you end up with a beautiful bath that leaves you smelling great, feeling relaxed, and thoroughly moisturised.
Even though I drink a lot of water, I do find my skin gets really dry in winter. It’s freezing outside, the central heating is on, and I’m almost permanently in tights so my poor legs get no fresh air and end up as dry as a bone. Lush bath products come in a variety of sizes and fragrances, but my particular favourite is the Butterbear.
Look at that cute little face. The Lush Butterbear is an absolute dream. The primary ingredient in this guy is cocoa butter, which smells amazing and leaves you all silky and moisturised. Plus, he’s only £1.95. Sounds like a great stocking filler/secret Santa if you ask me. Also pictured are Lord of Misrule (green), Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds (blue) and Brightside (orange).
You can even get Christmas gift sets, so if you don’t have a clue when it comes to picking bath products, you can grab a beautiful Christmas gift set and all will be well. Everything in Lush is vegetarian, and most things are vegan.
Have a look at the whole selection, here.
4. Vegan Food & Living Magazine Subscription| £20.95
The next item I’d like to share with you is Vegan Food & Living magazine. There are a few vegan magazines out there, but this one is the one I read regularly. The food photography is amazing, there are always loads of recipes, and the articles are really interesting. It gives me ideas for new things to cook, and I always feel inspired after reading it. It’s also great because sometimes being vegan can be a bit lonely, but these magazines help to remind you that there are hundreds of thousands of other vegans (and that’s just in the UK!).
This monthly magazine would make a really lovely gift for the vegan in your life. You can currently purchase a 6-month subscription for just £20.95 (and they’re £4.99 per copy, so that’s a really good saving!).
Find out more about Vegan Food & Living magazine.
And that concludes my 4 Vegan Christmas Gift Ideas! I hope you found something suitable for your loved ones. If there are other things you think would make great Christmas gifts for vegans, please do let me know in the comments!
Until next time… happy shopping!