Chances are, you know a vegan. There are roughly 1,100,000 of them in the UK, with the number expected to double by the end of 2020, meaning the vegan population will reach roughly 2,200,000. With increasing angst over the state of the planet, and growing concern over the health detriments associated with eating meat, choosing to go vegan has become a very popular lifestyle choice in recent years.
Despite restaurants, retailers and brands becoming progressively more vegan friendly, Christmas remains a more challenging time for those on a plant based diet. With endless cheese boards, copious amounts of quality street and a family sized turkey lined up, the festive season is not a particularly forgiving time of year for vegans. And why shouldn’t it be?
Fortunately, many brands are growing their vegan offering and ditching animal derived ingredients. Cruelty free beauty brand Hourglass have pledged to be entirely vegan by the end of 2020, with much of their product line already slotting into this category. Luxury fashion retailer Nanuscka are swiftly rising in popularity due to their high quality vegan leather products and trainer brand Veja have gone viral in recent years for their sustainable sneakers. Supermarkets are also hopping on the bandwagon with Waitrose, Sainsburys and Tesco all massively expanding their vegan offering.
Despite this progress, it is not that easy to find personal and thoughtful gifts that will be treasured by your vegan loved ones. Don’t stress though, we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the internet for the best vegan gifts that will go down a treat.
For your fellow foodies, indulge them with a luxury vegan hamper from Not On The High Street. Consisting of guilt-free, luxury treats including nut butters, granola and a chocolate pie, this is an easy win. If you’re shopping for a stylish fashionista, opt for Nanuscka’s ultra-cool vegan leather bomber jacket that will look great teamed with Adidas Originals Superstar vegan leather sneakers.
Is your gift for a beauty obsessive? Be sure to introduce them to Votary Super Seed Experience Kit or Kora Organics infamous noni oil . Alternatively, advance their culinary creations with Leon’s fast vegan cookbook.
Want more gifting content? We’ve rounded up the best Christmas beauty gifts of 2020, found the best skincare gift sets whatever her skin type and hunted down a whole host of gifts for gym lovers that she *definitely* won’t send back. Head over here for travel gifts aplenty (2021, please come through) and if gifts for men is your sticking point, we’ve come to the rescue.