Are you in the holiday mood already? I admit the joy of giving is my best types of joy all year round! I personally LOVE giving gifts to my family and friends with or without an occasion, so when I do, I want it to be something that will touch their hearts.
Here are 17 vegan-friendly gifts you can buy for your animal-loving friends, for yourself, or to your omni relatives, who will appreciate the cuteness and practicality of these!
17 Gifts Vegans & Animal Activists Are Wishing For This Year
Anyone who has known me for more than two minutes is aware that I love sloths. You know how most people say “love is not a big enough word” for their soulmates? For me, that’s reserved for my leetle sloths. So you can imagine that I already own quite a few sloth products — my desk looks like a shrine for them. But what could be better than a calendar? Each month I’ll be greeted with a new cherub, and maybe I’ll actually be motivated to organize my life. Like, maybe?? Tbd. Not important. But at the very least I’ll have something beautiful to gaze at every morning. I’m sure my desk mate isn’t becoming increasingly scared.
Promising review: “I purchased this as a coverlet for my king-size bed because it is warm, washable, and dog hair won’t show on it. It is unbelievably soft and luxurious. The dog hair doesn’t show, and the blanket doesn’t shed. It’s held up to a few washings just fine. I liked it enough to buy a smaller one as a throw for our sofa. I had to buy a third for our house because my husband stole it for his favorite chair. Then I got my mom a queen-size white one as an early Christmas gift — she is still thanking me for it. Now I’m giving them to my three sisters for Christmas. A+.” —Sara
Get it for $27.79+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).
3. The perfect (faux) leather jacket in versatile black or brown.
Get the black from Express for $88.80 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in five colors) or the brown from Amazon for $32.95+ (available in sizes XS-XL and in five colors).
4. Glitter boots that are *not* too extra, no matter what anyone says.
These babies are the more wearable, affordable, and vegan versions of the glittery boots Chanel and YSL did this season. I will wear them with dresses, with jeans, with EVERYTHING! They’ll instantly turn an outfit from drab to fab. And, okay, maybe they are extra, but guess what??? I can’t hear your criticism over the sound of those heels clacking on the sidewalk as I strut down the street. —Katy Herman
Get them from Zappos for $139 (available in sizes 6 to 10).
5. A splurge-worthy convection toaster oven that’ll cook food quicker than your regular oven without turning your kitchen into a fiery inferno.
This one is like the Mercedes-Benz of toaster ovens — it has a convection setting that can reduce cooking time by 30% and it gives you precise control over the cooking temperature. I know it’s extra, but I just need it in my life, okay?!
Get it from Amazon for $249 (available in two colors).
These furry little guys are definitely the stuffed animals you tell your normal stuffed animals not to worry about. They give me Beanie Baby collecting nostalgia. I just want them all! —Adrianna Licitra
Get them both from Nordstrom for $31 (the sloth) and $32.50 (the flamingo).
7. A tote that’s a decent substitute for the doggo of your dreams.
Everything about this bag makes me happy–from the Boston Terrier to the sunny color to the heart-shaped tag to the striped lining. And it’s the perfect size for me, since I basically like to carry my whole life with me at all times. —Katy Herman
Promising review: “These are the best! They’re great to have to give to other people. They are so unique and cute, and just holding one will make anyone happy. The texture is sooo amazing. I love these!” — hillailla &justinebean
The basket includes a t-shirt, a bath bomb, a bunny necklace, hot chocolate mix, and assorted vegan snacks including, yes, dark chocolate frogs. It is also further proof that Evanna Lynch may actually be Luna Lovegood IRL.
Get it from PETA Catalog for $59.99 (t-shirts available in sizes XS-XL).
Dea is passionate about pursuing gentle, pure living in all its forms. She’s a veg and fruit foodie, who loves to explore the healing properties of plant-based foods and then fully indulge in their sun-filled taste. She believes that “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”