As any plant-based eater can attest, going vegan is fulfilling...but it can also be a bit overwhelming. From having to read ingredient labels really carefully, checking menus before agreeing to dinner plans, and looking up if shoe brands use real or faux leather/fur, being vegan can be a full lifestyle change, depending on where someone lies on the plant-based spectrum.
The same goes for choosing the ideal vegan gift for your plant-based bestie or cool aunt. What do you get your loved one who's cut out all animal products? Hint: Butter cookies or a leather handbag are probably out of the question.
But, don't worry—you don't have to spend endless hours searching the internet for the best vegan-centric gifts. Thankfully, there are several vegan editors here at Women's Health who have gotten tons of gifts over the years (and have lots more on their wish lists!).
And, because not all vegans are the same, there are lots of ideas below for every type of vegan in your life, from luxury faux leather handbags to funny, affordablegifts from Amazon. Without further ado, see below for the 35 best editor-approved gifts the vegans in your life actually want, whether it be for their birthday, Christmas, or just because.
Sure, a vegan's three main meals are important, but what about when your friend is jonesing for something crunchy at 3 p.m.? A great care package for the college student in your life, this includes an assortment of vegan snacks, from savory to sweet.
Has your friend always wanted to grow their own jungle at home, but doesn't know where to start? House Plant Box sends them one indoor plant a month, giving new plant parents plenty of time to practice their green thumb in between.
Whoever said vegan food was boring was seriously wrong—and clearly never read Bryant Terry's cookbook. Your plant-based pal won't find any bland salad recipes here. Instead, this book will dazzle vegheads and omnivores alike with "remixes" of classic African, Caribbean, and Southern flavors.
Being a veghead isn’t as easy as grabbing a cookbook and a can of chickpeas. This book addresses the good, bad, and ugly about going vegan. It pairs recipes with helpful tips and tricks to navigating an alternative lifestyle in a meat-centric world.
You may know Alicia Silverstone best from her bubble gum-snapping role as Cher in Clueless, but she’s also been an outspoken advocate for a vegan lifestyle. In her cookbook, she focuses on her journey to clean eating, linking it all back to scientific studies and her personal experience. Eating meat? Ugh, as if!
If they've been wanting to hop on the meal delivery box trend, but haven't found a great vegan option yet, Daily Harvest is the perfect gift WH editors like Neha Tandon and Jacqueline Andriakos swear by. The company thinks beyond the standard meal options with delicious dishes like umami oat bowls, pesto flatbreads, and mint cacao smoothies that are all fully gluten-free and vegan.
For the vegan friend who loves prioritizing mindfulness, these essential oils are the way to go. This little set offers a diffuser complete with 10 different oils labeled "chill", "energize", and more so they can cater their home's ambiance to whatever they need at the time.
Some vegans are ok with honey, and if that's the case, gift your beauty-obsessed vegan bestie the gift that keeps on giving with this set of mini and full-size vegan skincare products from editor-loved beauty brand Farmacy.
Oftentimes, vegans choose to go plant-based for spiritual reasons. If that's the case, they'll love and cherish this customized coffee table book that features their astrology, birth chart, and more based up on their exact birth date and time (just say you're asking them out of curiosity!).
Not only is the brand of chai one of Oprah's Favorite Things, but the strainer this beautiful gift set comes with makes it even easier to create the perfect cup of chai. This holiday box features blends like rose and lavender that are perfectly cozy for the fall and winter seasons.
While you can’t go wrong with a bottle of rosé, it's a lesser-known fact that not all wine is vegan. Kind of Wild's delicious rose, red, and white wines check all the vegan boxes, and the brand is sure to be a new favorite for anyone in your life who’s lucky enough to taste it. Grab this pack and keep a couple bottles for yourself or gift them all three-cheers!
The best accessory for a great vegan leather jacket is a few bright and colorful pins. Whether your pal wants to wear kale or grass on their sleeve, look no further than this collection of cute catchphrases that make the perfect add-on to any of the other gifts on this list.
Not to generalize—because not all vegans love the great outdoors—but this fresh-cut grass candle is a must for city-dwelling vegans who occasionally miss the great outdoors. They'll love burning it during the work day or their next virtual yoga sesh.
Vegan perfume can be tough to find, so your friend will def appreciate you doing the hard work for them. This lightweight, clean vanilla fragrance by LaVanilla is universally-loved thanks to its cozy blend of fresh floral notes and warm vanilla tonka bean.
Each pack of these bath salts contains epsom and Himalayan pink salts, as well as 30-milligrams of CBD blended with calendula flowers, arnica flowers, and eucalyptus and citrus oils. Make this gift the perfect stocking stuffer by simply tying a pretty ribbon around the packaging.
I'm actually so obsessed with this nut milk maker that I've probably annoyed several of my loved ones by how much I talk about it. In just minutes, they get *fresh* homemade nut milk—no additives or anything, and they can even use oats if they'd like, too! DIY lattes never tasted better.
Ok, so this one technically works for any morning person in your life, but your fave vegan will proudly rep this cozy af sweatshirt when they wake up early for a workout. WH editors love the ultra soft feel of this sweatshirt.
This coffee sampler sources fair trade blends from around the world, but this is so much more than just delicious coffee (which it is). Grounds and Hounds gives a portion of all purchases to animal rescue initiatives and organizations that provide a second chance to dogs in need of a helping hand.
A lot of sneakers are made with leather or other animal-derived fabrics, but Atoms' editor-loved sneakers are totally vegan. That's not the only reason they're great, though. They're super lightweight, comfortable, and can even be thrown in the laundry when they get dirty.
At the top of nearly every stylish vegan's wish list is a Stella McCartney accessory. The queen of vegan luxury makes the most beautiful designer products, so if you can shell out the cash for this (or go in on it with some friends), know your friend may shed a tear or two of joy—I know I would!
They'll become loyal fans of editor-loved luxury skincare brand Soma Ayurvedic once they start using the eye gel and serum in this gorgeous gift box. Complete with gorgeous packaging, the ingredients pay homage to the root methodology of veganism, which is ayurveda.
If you've got a cold city-dwelling vegan on your hands, they're probably on the hunt for a faux fur coat that's just as cozy as it is stylish. Enter this mauve-hued faux fur jacket they'll be wearing all the time.
Learning how to cook is difficult as it is, but working around the restraints of being vegan can be even more tricky, especially if they're just starting out. These delicious marinades are a healthy way to get them started. They can simply add their veggies and protein of choice for host-worthy meals they want actually want to share.
Brittany LogginsBrittany Loggins is a freelance lifestyle writer covering beauty, travel, and food.
Neha TandonNeha Tandon is the E-Commerce Editor of Women's Health—she's an expert in discovering the best products you can buy and giving recommendations.