It’s here! Your annual round-up of animal-free gifts for the festive season and beyond.
All the products in our 2021 gift guide are Vegan Trademark certified so we’ve done the work to ensure they’re suitable for vegans. That leaves you with the fun task of picking the perfect presents for your loved ones (and you!)
ASDA’s Natures Remedy gifting range, coming in at £1 – £15, has so many affordable options, from their Lemon & Clary Sage Bath Soak (£1) and Rosewater & Geranium Scented Bath Fizzer (£3), to their Bath Collection (£5) and Bath Hamper Gift Set (£15) – plus many more. Currently, there is a ‘3 for 2’ offer on all Natures Remedy products so you can get your present shopping done early, tick a few people off your list and save some extra pounds!
Are you over missing out on the chocolate selection boxes at this time of year? Whether you’re vegan or want to cater for the chocolate-loving vegans in your life, Whitaker’s Chocolates Tin-tations luxury assortment of vegan foiled milk and dark chocolates and toffee, presented in a beautiful gift tin is the UK’s first vegan selection tin specifically designed for the festive market! Also, the packaging is fully recyclable or home compostable. You can shop Tin-tations via the Whitaker’s website and selected online retailers like The Vegan Kind Supermarket and Vegan Town.
Fancy making a bundle of your own for the chocolate fiends in your life? There have been so many new chocolate bars joining the ever-expanding plant-based sweet treats market this year! Here’s some you could include in a homemade bundle:
The gift of relaxation
Help your favourites relax and unwind over the festive break with Made By Coopers’ all-natural, scented aromatherapy candle range. From Sleepy Head to Awaken, there’s one for every mood. They’re made from a special blend of coconut and rapeseed wax which are more sustainable than other waxes on the market and produce a cleaner burn.
Scents you can’t go wrong with
If perfume is your go-to for gifting, LUSH have a wide variety of unique vegan fragrances to choose from, both in spray and solid form. Go for Lord of Misrule spray or solid if you’re after a warm, spicy and earthy vibe, Sun spray or solid for an uplifting, sunny and fresh scent, or Rose Jam spray or solid for a sophisticated, floral fragrance. If these aren’t quite what you’re looking for, there’s plenty more to choose from! Explore more of LUSH’s Perfumes and Solid Perfumes on their website, and make sure to look for the Vegan Trademark in the description to identify their vegan certified fragrances.
New kicks for Christmas
Kurt Geiger recently launched a brand-new collection of vegan footwear in time for World Vegan Month (November) this year covering boots (a mix of occasion, chunky and bikers), sneakers, heels and flats in both men’s and women’s styles so there’s something for all tastes and occasions. They also have some exciting designs in the works including boots made from cactus leather – an interesting concept to discuss at the Christmas table! You can browse and shop their Vegan Society registered range on their website. It’s also available to buy in free-standing Kurt Geiger stores, a variety of their concessions including Selfridges (online and in-store), John Lewis, Next and Farfetch, as well as internationally at Nordstrom (USA), Alshaya (ME) and De Bejinkorf (Netherlands).
A forever wardrobe piece
Are you or a loved one in the market for a faux leather jacket? Forever New’s Vegan Biker Jacket is a wardrobe staple that will last for years to come and can be paired with so many looks and outfits. And the best thing about this statement fashion piece? No animals were harmed in the making!
Whatever you’re gifting for Christmas, World Vegan Month, birthdays, or any other occasion, we hope our gift guide has helped you explore some kinder alternatives! We’d love to see any Vegan Trademark certified gifts you’ve received so be sure to share them online and tag @vegantrademark on Instagram and Twitter.
By Vegan Society Brand Marketing Officer, Nishat Rahman