12 December 2011

Top 10 gifts for the vegan on your holiday shopping list

Let's face it, finding the perfect gift, no matter what the time of year, can be a stressful experience. So, to make your holiday shopping a little easier, I've compiled a Top 10 Vegan Holiday Shopping Guide. Whether you're a vegan buying for non-vegans or vice versa, these gifts are sure to please!

10. The Brrrilant Holiday Gift Box from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

This little box is packed with two of Lush's most amazing holiday vegan bath products that are guaranteed to sooth even the most stressed holiday shopper. It includes Lush's Snow Globe grapefruit soap and their Australian Igloo Sugar Scrub. At only $12.95 it's priced just right for everyone on your list.

9. Luscious Vegan Truffle Collection from Vosges Haut Chocolat

If you need a decadent and delightful treat for that special someone, these truffles are the perfect gift. Vosges continues to entice and satisfy the senses with their 12 piece box which includes six Coconut Vegan Truffles and six Acai Vegan Truffles. Each gift box is $25 and worth every penny.

8. Handmade Wallets from ApRi

ApRi's Etsy site is filled with great gifts made from upcycled burlap coffee bags. Their wallets make a great gift for any man on your list. Each one retails for less than $20 and are wonderful one of a kind pieces.

7. Subscription to VegNews Magazine

Whether you have it delivered to their doorstep or to their inbox with VegNews' new Tree Free digital version, this gift is sure to satisfy even the pickiest vegan. Packed with great articles and terrific recipes a subscription is sure to please.

6. Brownie of the Month Club from Allison's Gourmet

If you've got someone with a serious sweet tooth on your list, several months of fantastic brownies in flavors like Brazil Nut, Mocha, and Mexican Chocolate will be sure to satisfy. Each month your gift recipient will receive a 6 x 6 pan of these amazing treats. You can choose from 3, 6, 9, or 12 month clubs that are billed to you at $33.75 each month.

5. I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Going to Eat It Anymore by Christina Perillo

In her newest book, Christina leads her readers on a journey of self-responsibility through commitment to a plant-based diet. This book will inspire vegans and non-vegans alike to take control of their health. The book includes more than 125 of Christina's recipes and tips for stocking your pantry.

4. (D) aft Vegan T-shirt by COSMOS from Lion's Share Industries

Want to support an awesome vegan artist and give a limited edition gift? Then this is one for you. COSMOS is an artist from Montana who is one of Lion's Share Industries' first t-shirt artists. His or any of the other shirts, which cost only $29 each, by the vegan folks at Lion's Share Industries is sure to make the perfect gift this season.

3. Fur and Feathers Board Game

If you've got kids on your holiday shopping list, this game is sure to be a hit. Players answer animal fact questions, visit a vegan cafe, and adopt pets from the animal shelter. The game retails for $19.99 with a portion of the proceeds going to support rescued farm and domestic animals.

2. Frey Vineyards Wines

Frey Vineyards has been making biodynamic, vegan-friendly, organic wine in Mendocino County, CA for 30 years. You can choose from sending a single bottle to the wine lover on your list, or giving a wine of the month club membership.

1. Donate to Farm Sanctuary in the recipient's name

This is a great gift for any vegan. A donation to Farm Sanctuary goes to help protect animals from cruelty and promote vegan living. You can give a donation in any amount or adopt a farm animal.

I hope this list helps you brighten everyone's holiday. Have a beautiful and bright season filled with vegan goodness!

Ashley Kiefer | Facebook
Ashley is is an artist and avid vegan cook. She grew up playing in her grandmother's kitchen, and has fond memories of the fresh, rich and often decadent treats she made there. For Ashley, going vegan was a long transition prompted by health concerns. She's spent the last six years experimenting with ways to "veganize" the food delights of her childhood. She teaches private cooking classes in Rapid City, SD and runs Season of The Vegan.

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