A special occasion or just a treat for yourself, I’ve hand-selected these gifts for you to choose from, all available at the click of a button from your favorite online retailer.
Vegans come in all shapes and sizes, with different preferences: some prefer to cook, others wear their veganism on a t-shirt. Some like to read, others miss cheese.
With that in mind, I’ve included many different kinds of presents to give you a broad range of options.
I recommend getting something simple like a “make it at home” kit, a book about animal rights or sentience, or a sweet treat. Everyone likes those.
Brilliant Vegan Gifts for Christmas & Birthdays
1. Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
If you haven’t tried a Yonanas dessert—a frozen mixture of overripe bananas—then you need to know what you’re missing out on.
The texture is as creamy as soft-serve ice cream and the taste is even better; plus it’s much healthier than dairy.
The great thing about the Yonanas is that you can make a yummy dessert out of bananas you were going to throw away.
The machine is a blender with a small, banana-shaped mouth. You could try using a standard blender to do the same thing, but you won’t get that smooth, creamy texture.
This is an awesome gift for any vegan.
2. The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit
Many vegans say the only thing they miss about being an omnivore is cheese!
If your friend is someone who enjoys making cheese, this cheese-making kit is an awesome gift.
Add nuts and a splash of dairy-free milk, and you’ll be able to enjoy the following:
- Cypriot Style Cheese
- Greek Style Cheese
It comes with a range of herbs and over 20 recipes. There are enough ingredients to make 20 batches, and the kit has a shelf life of at least 12 months.
You can make your favorite vegan cheese in less than an hour at home with minimal effort. No experience is needed.
3. Deliciously Ella Cookbook
If the person you are buying for enjoys cooking, then you won’t go wrong with the fastest-selling vegan cookbook ever.
Ella Mills provides 100 recipes, all tried and tested in her supper clubs, pop-ups, and deli to show how delicious and abundant vegan cooking can be.
For veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes, and brownies, there are many recipes.
In addition to the included recipes, Ella provides insights into her personal journey to overcome illness and grow her blog into a wellness brand.
Ella is perfect for anyone who loves plant-based food, and for any Ella fan.
4. Booja Booja Chocolate
Being a vegan does not mean you have to give up chocolate! In fact, some of the most delicious vegan chocolates are now available!
Booja Booja is the queen of chocolate. Their truffles are to die for, and this is one of the best things they make.
It’s not cheap, and that’s why it makes a perfect gift – because it’s a treat that people generally don’t buy for themselves.
You could buy a selection of vegan chocolates to give as gifts. One family member did this for me last Christmas, and I was very pleased because I don’t normally buy chocolate for myself.
I could eat this whole box in one go. I don’t ever lie.
5. Thug Kitchen Official Cookbook (explicit)
“Eat Like you Give a F**k,” the cover commands.
The message is clear: what you put in your mouth is important; to the planet and other beings.
Some people may think it’s a bit aggressive, but this book is a best-seller, and with good reason.
It’s a kick-ass book that arms you with all the tips and tricks to feed yourself on a budget while still cooking amazing grub.
Think of recipes like Grilled Peach Salsa, Pumpkin Chili, and Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos.
There’s no deception here; just simple, honest vegan food.
6. Vegan Notebook/Diary
Does your friend like to make to-do lists or keep a diary?
This journal is perfect for the vegan who likes to jot things down or enjoys journaling.
The first of these notebooks are made from cork, a durable and sustainable material. The paper is acid-free and environmentally friendly. It’s recyclable too.
This notebook is 20-50% thicker and smoother than most notebooks. It really gives you the impression of quality.
On the back of this notebook are the words “Better than bacon’, a subtle way of letting people know that you’re a vegan.
The notebook for herbivores is better suited to everyday lists and note-taking. It’s a cheaper option as well.
7. Electric Pressure Cooker (for beans & lentils)
If your vegan friend cooks a lot, they probably use a lot of beans and pulses.
Most people aren’t aware that a pressure cooker can cut the cooking time of cooked beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc., by a significant amount.
It’s difficult to overcook or undercook beans if you do this, which is very important with kidney beans in particular.
Trust me, from experience, I know that this is a fantastic present for a vegan and will help them eat healthier and prepare meals more quickly.
The one pictured below is just one of several. They range from around $40 up to over $100.
The cost depends on the number of settings, but a mid-priced one should be more than sufficient.
8. Vegan Soul Kitchen
Is your vegan friend or family member a fan of barbecue tofu?
An expert on food issues and social justice, Bryant Terry uses his recipes to bring soul food back to its roots. His recipes avoid heavy salt, refined sugar, and “bad” fats while retaining home-cooked vibes.
This book is a collection of Bryant Terry’s vegan recipes. The book shows how the author has reworked a range of African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples to produce a masterpiece of vegan cooking.
The gift of food brings with it a huge slice of culture, making it a valuable learning experience.
9. Bath Bombs
Personal care products, especially those that are cruelty-free, are always popular sellers.
These twelve bath bombs are free of animal products and testing.
They are formulated for normal and dry skin, containing therapeutic and moisturizing ingredients.
The different scents are as follows:
- Black Raspberry Vanilla
- Fun in the Shower
- Fun on the Beach
- Kiwi & Strawberry
- Lemongrass Green Tea
- Mango papaya
- Melon Ball
- Shea & Coconut
- Victorian Rose
10. Tempeh Starter Culture Kit
This is a gift for the vegan who’s very concerned about their nutritional intake.
Tempeh is a tasty meat alternative that contains lots of protein and thiamine.
It’s important to note that your friend will need to buy raw soybeans in order to get this project going, so maybe you can grab a bag of those too to couple with the gift.
When you buy this tempeh starter kit, your friend will receive free access to an online library that’s packed with easy-to-make recipes, how-to articles, and instructional videos that guide you through the process of making tempeh.