The 10 Best Vegan Gifts of 2021

Plant-based goodies for all the vegans in your life.

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Don’t know what to get your favorite vegan? It’s not always easy to find a gift that’s just right for someone you love, let alone if you’ve got a gift-giving occasion for vegan friends and family.

Unfortunately, animal products often are found in places you’d never expect. However, our top picks take the stress out of giving because they’re perfect for vegans—and we promise they’ll be used over and over and not stashed in a closet (or re-gifted!). From backpacks to foodie faves to gifts that pamper, we’ve got something for every vegan on your list.

 Here are some of the best vegan gifts in every price range.

The Rundown
If your friend always packs snacks, this 5.5 x 7.5-inch colorful little box with stretchy bands for secure seals is a great idea.
Lake Champlain Chocolates blends cocoa, sugar, and vanilla for mix that can be stirred into any non-dairy milk.
The seven-piece package includes an assortment sizes of bee-free reusable wraps for every kitchen need.
If your recipient loves gardening and food, they'll enjoy growing their own oyster mushrooms.
Upgrade your recipient’s smelly countertop bowl of veggie scraps to this odor-free bin.
This backpack is constructed from sustainably-sourced materials including a type of durable fiber created from 31 plastic bottles.
These durable cotton mesh produce bags are a great addition to weekly supermarket trips.
If your recipient needs a little pampering, this gift set includes six nail care products for a deluxe DIY mani.
It’s a sophisticated take on the same old hot sauce, and it’s guaranteed to take taste buds to new levels of umami heaven.
Help your favorite vegan keep that beard fresh and clean with this shampoo, conditioner, and beard oil gift pack.

Goldune Bento Box

Goldune Bento Box

If your friend or loved one always packs snacks, this 5.5 x 7.5-inch colorful (and cute!) little box with stretchy bands for secure seals is a great idea. It’s dishwasher-safe and made from a blend of FSC-certified bamboo and food safe melamine resin, and it’s BPA, PVC, phthalate, mercury, and lead-free. It can even carry liquids and hot foods. The company includes end of life instructions for every product on the site, and this one is biodegradable.

Lake Champlain Chocolates Traditional Organic Hot Chocolate

Lake Champlain Chocolates Traditional Organic Hot Chocolate

Because, yes, we all need more chocolate in our lives! Lake Champlain Chocolates blends cocoa, sugar, and vanilla for a mix that can be stirred into any non-dairy milk for a luscious treat. The mix is dairy free, organic, and Free Trade certified. The classic flavor is divine, but there’s also a mocha flavor, which blends cocoa and coffee, and a spicy-sweet Aztec variety with ancho chili and chipotle pepper. The 35-year-old company is a Certified B Corporation.

Bee's Wrap Vegan Variety 7 Pack

Bee's Wrap Vegan Variety 7 Pack

These biodegradable wraps can keep sandwiches, fruits, vegan cheese, and casseroles fresh, and they can be used over and over with a simple rinse and a drop of dish soap. Wax from candelilla, a plant native to the Southwest and Mexico, is substituted for beeswax, and the organic fabric comes in a fun, cheery wildflower print. The seven-piece package includes an assortment of sizes for every kitchen need. The company is a Certified B Corporation and partners with 1 % for the Planet and supports ocean conservancy and water stewardship projects through the Rozalia Project.

Uncommon Goods Oyster Mushroom Log Kit

Uncommon Goods Oyster Mushroom Log Kit

If your recipient loves gardening and food, here’s a unique idea. These delicate velvety mushrooms are pricey at the supermarket, but this log will grow organic oyster mushrooms indoors for up to three years. Re-soak the log and harvest a new crop every six months. The small company from Georgia salvages aspen and poplar logs from felled trees, then plants them with organic oyster mushroom spores.

Bamboozle Food Compost Bin

Bamboozle Indoor Food Compost Bin

Upgrade your recipient’s smelly countertop bowl of veggie scraps to this odor-free bin, which stores kitchen waste until it can be added to a backyard compost pile or collection site. This one has a bamboo handle and is made from bamboo fibers, which are ground into a moldable material; bamboo, a fast-growing resource, can be sustainably harvested. This bin, which fits tidily into countertop corners better than round ones, will last for years, and it’s dishwasher safe and biodegradable.

This backpack is constructed from sustainably-sourced materials including a type of durable fiber created from 31 plastic bottles. It’s padded with innovative BLOOM Foam, a type of cushioning made, interestingly, from excess algae bloom! Recycled post-industrial factory waste is used to make zippers and trims. This bag is big enough to carry books, a laptop, or even a weekend’s worth of clothing. For every purchase, Tentree plants 10 trees and has planted more than 60 million to date. The company also is a Certified B corporation.

Organic Cotton Mart Mesh Produce Bags

Organic Cotton Mart Mesh Produce Bags

Regardless of whether or not your vegan loved one has ditched plastic, these durable cotton mesh produce bags are a great addition to weekly supermarket trips. They’re made from organic cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and are durable and breathable so that produce lasts longer in storage. They’re also machine washable, which makes them convenient to use again and again. They’re available in four sizes.

Ella+Mila Nail Care Collection

Ella+Mila Nail Care Collection

If your recipient needs a little pampering, this gift set includes 6 bottles of nail care products that will prepare nails for a deluxe DIY mani without using substances such as Bisphenol A or phthalates. All products are “17-free,” meaning they do not contain 17 different chemicals or animal-derived ingredients. They’re also vegan and animal-cruelty free, certified by Leaping Bunny and made in the United States. Add a bottle of polish in a fun fashion color and a bottle of soy-based nail polish remover to round out your gift.

Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce

Truff White Truffle Hot Sauce

Veggies are about to get an upgrade! This deliciously-different hot sauce is vegan friendly and gluten-free and contains only chili peppers, organic agave nectar, white truffle oil, and organic coriander. You can also get a variety pack of different levels of heat. It’s a sophisticated take on the same old hot sauce, and it’s guaranteed to take taste buds to new levels of umami heaven.

Bull Dog Original Beard Care Kit

Bull Dog Original Beard Care Kit

Help your favorite vegan keep that beard fresh and clean with this shampoo, conditioner, and beard oil gift pack that also comes with a beard comb. All the company’s plant-based products are vegan friendly, contain no artificial fragrances and colors, and they’re certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny. The bottles also use 100% recycled plastic.

What to Look for in a Vegan Gift

Materials

Most people know that vegans avoid food products like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. But lots of vegans also avoid goods that are made with other animal derived materials, including leather, beeswax, wool, feathers, or silk. We recommend avoiding these materials when picking out a gift for someone who is vegan.

Environmental Impact/Brand Practices

There are a lot of personal reasons why someone chooses to adopt a vegan lifestyle, and the environment may be one of them. If this is true for the vegan you are shopping for, then choose manufacturers who focus on environmental stewardship such as the use of clean energy.

Also, read about what charitable endeavors or organizations a manufacturer supports (usually found in the “About Us” section), which may include partnering with conservation groups, community programs or local charities.

Certifications and Programs

It's helpful to know which labels mean that products are free of animal-derived materials, and which labels mean no testing on animals. Here's a quick guide:

Certified Vegan: This certification means that no animal products are used in a product.

PETA-Approved Vegan: This certification applies to clothing, accessories, and home good that contain no animal-derived materials such as leather, fur, silk, feathers, or bone.

Leaping Bunny: Certification that a company and its suppliers and manufacturers do not use animal testing in any stage of product development. However, Leaping Bunny certified products may or may not be vegan.

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