Far from the minority they once were, there are now over 75 million vegans in the world. In terms of Christmas presents that’s an awful lot of vegan gifts needing to be bought.
But alongside the growth of this population, has been a rise in vegan brands creating and crafting brilliant sustainable and ethically-responsible products, nine of which we’ve rounded up here to inspire your own plant-based present buying.
Ren Skincare Kelp & Magnesium Body Bundle
British skincare brand Ren is leading the charge when it comes to sustainability and ethical responsibility in the cosmetics industry. All of its products are both vegan and cruelty-free, with absolutely no testing on animals, a rule it passes down to its suppliers and any third-parties.
This bundle with a cleansing body wash, moisturising body lotion, and exfoliating body scrub, is an ideal Christmas starter from the brand with powerful ocean extracts to keep your skin looking and feeling sensationally smooth throughout 2021.
Kinda Co. The Magnificent Christmas Cheeseboard
All of the magnificent, award-winning vegan cheeses made by Kinda Co. have been churned at their east London base (we’re imagining something like Willy Wonka’s factory but with a nacho dip river instead of chocolate) so you can take comfort in the top-notch handmade quality.
This magnificent cheeseboard contains a substantial slice of their offering, with a whopping 12 vegan cheeses to devour as well as some spiced plum chutney, and extra virgin olive oil and sea salt crackers to have on the side.
Veja x Rick Owens Full Acid Yellow Sneakers
Minimalist goth fashion overlord Rick Owens lends his substantial street cred to one of the best sustainable sneaker brands around, Veja, in this true clash of style titans. The result is a bold knitted runner cast in highlighter yellow and an ingenious blend of sustainable fabrics including sugar cane, recycled plastic bottles, banana oil, and rice husk. No leather allowed at this fashion party.
Tony’s Chocolonely Fairtrade Dark Chocolate With Candy Cane
Choccy disruptor Tony’s Chocolonely has forged quite a path in the cocoa world with its irregular bar divisions and the inspirational transparency it displays when it comes to the inner workings of its business. This vegan chocolate bar from the Dutch brand has been made with the holiday season firmly in mind, thanks to the addition of some minty fresh candy cane. Just try not to gobble it all up in one go on Christmas morning.
Stella McCartney Zipped Card Holder
Through a monumental 20 year career in fashion, designer Stella McCartney has steadfastly stood by her principles, the main one, of course, being her dedication to the vegan way. No leathers or furs have ever been used in her designs, with the eco-warrior preferring to use innovative, sustainable materials like the recycled polyester blend in this striking logo-laden cardholder. Made in Italy, it would make for a luxurious treat for any and every vegan fashionista.
Speedy BOSH! By Henry Firth And Ian Theasby
Stodgy, plain, and serious hard-work, were all adjectives people used to describe vegan home cooking before BOSH! came along. Also known as duo Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, the two recipe developers have been spinning out scrumptious plant-based cook-a-longs since 2017, with a mega-successful Youtube channel, where their approachable vegan recipe videos have been viewed nearly 10 million times.
Speedy BOSH!, the pair’s latest cookbook, was just released in September and is packed with fragrant curries, hearty stews, comfort food for cold nights, indulgent puds, and one-pan wonders – the definition of vegan cooking made easy and tasty.
Seedlip Spice 94 Mycelium Gift Set
Seedlip is one of the best non-alcoholic spirits brands around, and a must for anyone looking to build an envy-inducing drinks trolley. This gift set includes a bottle of its signature Spice 94 (a wintry blend of mixed berries and cardamom), a highball glass made out of completely recycled material, and a neat bio-degradable box crafted out of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Plus, order from the Seedlip website to get carbon neutral delivery. Talk about covering all bases.
Planet Organic Vegan Snack Hamper
The UK’s first fully certified organic supermarket, Planet Organic is a relative haven for vegans and health food obsessives alike. This vegan snack hamper from the brand showcases a number of its tasty delights, including energy-packed protein bars, flavoursome popcorn, and a box of moreish macaroons, all of which have been made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and, of course, organic.
Click And Grow Smart Garden
Herb gardening’s popularity surged in this WFH year, but as the colder months start to banish you from the back garden, think about bringing your shrubbery indoors with this futuristic-looking planter. With LED lights to ensure your plants thrive no matter the weather, you’ll never have to go without your favourite herbs ever again.