The 17 Best Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts of 2022

For when you want to give something more unique than a bouquet of roses

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From caramel to candles, many traditional Valentine’s Day gifts often include animal byproducts, but there are also creative gifts out there for your vegan loved ones, if you know where to look. One option for the February holiday is to give without buying anything, but we’ve also researched the best eco-friendly vegan goodies and gifts. And because Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts, we’ve got great ideas for your parents, best friends, work pals, or maybe even yourself. 

Read on to find the best vegan gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Vegan Chocolate Truffles

vegan chocolate truffles

What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolates? The Dark Chocolate Vegan Truffles from Lake Champlain Chocolates are made from 54% cocoa, with organic coconut cream instead of dairy. The six-piece sleeve is a perfect small gift for your chocolate-craving loved ones, combining three dark chocolate truffles and three raspberry truffles. The Vermont-based manufacturer is a certified B Corporation and they use only 100% Fair Trade Certified chocolate.

David's Tea Organic Jasmine Black Pearls

organic jasmine tea pearls

Loose leaf offers a wonderful way to enjoy a hot cup of tea, without the waste associated with individually wrapped tea bags. Vegan and certified USDA Organic, these tea pearls combine the delicate floral aroma of jasmine with the robustness of black tea. If you’d like to add an extra touch of Valentine’s Day flair, you can also get a reusable tin to gift your tea in. David’s Tea is offering a discount on their Valentine’s Day collection, so even if you’re just shopping for yourself, it’s a smart time to stock up. 

If you’re lucky enough to live near one of David’s Tea locations, you can even purchase this tea totally package-free (just bring your own tin).

Tiny Footprint Coffee Coffee Lover's Box

tiny footprint coffee

While all coffee is vegan, not every company has the same sustainability ethos as Tiny Footprint, which donates a portion of profits to reforestation efforts by the Mindo Cloudforest Foundation in Ecuador. This gift box includes not only a pound of full-bodied, silky coffee from Ethiopia, but also a pour-over brewer and a pack of paper filters.

Abbondanza Soap Co. Oatmeal Lavender Bath Bomb

oatmeal lavender bath bomb

There’s a reason why a hot bath and lavender aromatherapy are such a classic recipe for relaxation. This vegan bath bomb combines lavender essential oil and organic oatmeal, which is particularly good for dry skin. It’s also available in a mint rosemary version.

The Abbondanza Soap Co. Bath Bomb comes wrapped in compostable and recyclable paper.

Theo Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

Theo Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

Theo Chocolate

If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate that’s likely to please just about anyone, consider Theo’s Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bars. They’re USDA certified organic and fair trade certified by Fair for Life, and have just a touch of Brazilian sea salt for those who crave a sweet-and-salty combination. 

Theo’s chocolate is available at a variety of retailers, including the company’s online shop, or can be found in bulk packages on Amazon.

TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce

TRUFF Truffle-Infused Hot Sauce

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This unique hot sauce from TRUFF combines chili peppers and black truffle (plus a little organic agave nectar for some balancing sweetness) for a savory combination that's unlike your typical bottle of Frank's. TRUFF hot sauces are vegan, gluten-free, and go great on everything from eggs to pizza. While the TRUFF Original Hot Sauce is about 2,500 Scoville units (comparable to Tabasco), it also offers a version that's more than twice as hot, plus a white truffle edition. Or you can select from several variety packs.

Formulary 55 Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask

Rosehip & Clay Mask

I love this vegan face mask from Formulary 55, which leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed. It’s made in small batches with a mix of white and pink clay, rosehip powder, ground comfrey root, and organic rose geranium essential oil. It comes as a powder, which you mix together with a little water and then apply. 

The instructions say to use half a package per mask, but I’ve found that a third covers my face nicely. It’s best if used once per week, or once per month if you have very dry skin. It does come in a plastic envelope to protect the ingredients, which can be recycled anywhere that accepts plastic grocery bags (#4 plastic)–just rinse it out.

Etsy Vegan Love Day Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Making your own special treats is a great way to show your affection, but if baking or candy-making isn’t your thing, there’s nothing wrong with calling in a professional. The Etsy Shop KaleVonCelery offers up a number of temping vegan treats, including these beautiful heart-shaped sugar cookies.

Jungalow Maheswari Janarthanan Art Print

Print by San Diego artist Maheswari Janarthanan

For lovers of cats, plants and bold colors, this print by San Diego artist Maheswari Janarthanan is sure to please. It’s printed in the United States on high-quality matte archival paper and available in four different sizes. 

We also love that for every purchase Jungalow plants two trees with Trees for the Future, an organization that’s helping create food forests.

Fat and the Moon Love Thy Self Bod Oil

Fat and the Moon vegan body oil

This organic body oil uses a blend of rosehip seed oil, jojoba oil and apricot seed oil. It’s a lovely moisturizer that can also be used as a massage oil, if you’re looking to add some loving touch to your Valentine’s Day. Vetiver and clove bud essential oils give it an earthy, spicy aroma. 

Fat and the Moon offers minimal and recyclable packaging, and also sells a refill bottle of this oil that comes with a simple metal top instead of a pump.

Ritual + Fancy Glass Tumbler Candle

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Ritual + Fancy Vegan Candle

Each of these gorgeous candles from Ritual + Fancy features colorful dried floral elements suspended in vegan soy wax. The wicks are made from wood (expect some cozy crackle sounds as they burn), and are hand poured into recyclable glass vessels. You can choose from a beautiful collection of different scents, all made in Portland, Oregon.

Farmaesthetics Pink Petal Roses Solar Salt Mineral Bath

solar salt mineral bath

If your recipient loves to decompress in a long, hot bath, this deliciously-scented bath salt contains pink Himalayan salts, sea salts, Epsom, organic rose petals and rose essential oil for a completely relaxing experience. The company uses no artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances or petroleum products, and ingredients are sourced from small U.S. farms.

DeWit 3-Tool Bundle with Holder

DeWit 3-Tool Bundle

The gardener in your life will appreciate this thoughtful gift, made by a fifth-generation company in Holland. The set includes a trowel, cultivator, and Cape Cod weeder, as well as a convenient hanger. The handles are European Forest Stewardship Council certified ash, a hardwood that will last for years, with heads made from Swedish boron steel. Every DeWit tool comes with a lifetime warranty so your recipient will have many productive years of digging in the dirt.

Wonderful Wine Day-Drinker Pack

Wonderful Wine Day Drinker Pack

While it may seem like wine shouldn't contain any animal byproducts, not all wine is vegan. Wonderful Wine is, with wine releases that highlight certified organic grapes, with no added sugars. This Day-Drinker Pack is a wonderful introduction to natural wines, including a Malvasia Bianca orange wine and two crisp, citrus-accented Chardonnays. It's a 3-pack tailored for sipping together with your Valentine over a romantic dinner or picnic lunch.

Wonderful Wine's sustainable ethos goes beyond its ingredients, with recyclable corks and a transportation supply chain that cuts down emissions by shipping wine in tanks, then bottling as close to the point of sale as possible.

Pacifica Create Your Own At-Home Mani Kit

Pacifica Mani Kit

Long-time vegan fave Pacifica has a whole line of cruelty-free beauty products, but the Create-Your-Own at Home Mani Kit is a great Valentine’s Day gift for friends. Choose a base coat, three shades of polish and a top coat to make up this one-of-a-kind gift for the beauty lovers in your life. The bio-sourced ingredients are free from chemicals and animal-sourced products.

Bull Dog Original Beard Care Kit

Bull Dog Original Beard Care Kit

Courtesy of Bull Dog

Beards need TLC, too. This kit includes a beard shampoo, conditioner and beard balm to soften even the rowdiest beards. The company’s plant-based products are vegan friendly, contain no artificial fragrances or colors, and they’re certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.

Grove Co. Sanctuary Soy Candle with Lavender, Blue Sage and Clove

Many candles are made with animal byproducts, negating their relaxing ambience and scent for your vegan loved ones. Grove Co. candles are vegan, cruelty-free, and made from 100% natural fragrances and soy wax. Plus, its Lavender, Blue Sage, and Clove candle will burn for 40 or more hours. When it’s gone, you can recycle the glass jar. The company is a Certified B Corporation with plastic neutral and carbon neutral production facilities.

What To Look For

Materials

While products without animal byproducts are a vegan must, many of our Valentine's Day picks embody other eco-friendly virtues. Keep an eye out for recyclable or compostable packaging, with a minimal amount of plastic waste.

Brand Practices

Choose manufacturers who focus on environmental stewardship, including organic ingredients, sustainably-sourced materials and manufacturing practices that either employ clean energy or otherwise minimize emissions. Many makers of vegan products will also support environmental charities or non-profits that benefit animal welfare.

Certifications

You don't have to trust what a company claims about its sustainable practices. A variety of third-party auditors, certifying bodies and voluntary regulatory labels have emerged that can help you verify that a brand practices what it preaches. You can check out Treehugger's Guide to Sustainable Certifications for more details, but here are a few common to products in our Valentine's Day collection:

  • B Corporation, which certifies that a company balances profit and purpose with rigorous standards for protecting its workers, community and environment
  • Leaping Bunny, which is certification that a company and its suppliers and manufacturers do not use animal testing in any stage of product development
  • Fair Trade Certified, which indicates a product has been certified fair trade by third-party independent organizations such as Fairtrade America or Fair Trade USA.
Final Verdict

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate, so our top pick are Lake Champlain Chocolates Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles, which are affordable, luxurious and use high-quality vegan ingredients (view at Lake Champlain Chocolates). If you'd prefer something to help your beloved relax, check out the Oatmeal Lavender Bath Bomb from Abbondanza Soap Co. (view at Package Free Shop). 

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Treehugger is dedicated to helping you make smart choices when it comes to plant-based living. Arricca SanSone specializes in writing about home, shelter and gardening. Many of these products she has tested, while others were researched to meet environmental and socially responsible standards.