Having a vegan friend isn’t just considering where you go out for dinner (ah, the before times when this was possible), but also taking the extra time to find beautiful and thoughtful gifts that are vegan appropriate.
We’ve put together some wonderful gifts that vegans and non-vegans alike would love!
None of these links are affiliates - we just love these products!
While many brands (but not enough) have moved away from animal-tested products, there are still lots of beauty brands that don’t incorporate vegan values. One of the major brands in Vegan and Zero Waste beauty is Ren who have incorporated an entire range of Vegan Skincare products into their range and it’s all available online.
Moroccan Rose Sugar Body Polish - £36.00
We simply adore this Moroccan Rose Sugar Body Polish from Ren. Made with cane sugar and scented with rose, this body polish is ideal to use before or after showering for a gently exfoliating treatment for your skin. We also love that the lid and pot are 100% recyclable.
Not only is this beautiful scrub vegan it’s also suitable for all body types and makes the perfect addition to any birthday treats you may be sending your loved ones.
Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic - £27.00
The Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic has cult-like status in the beauty community having won a string of prestigious awards. This gorgeous tonic exfoliates, brightens, tightens and hydrates your skin for a smooth, even and energised complexion.
Not only is the AHA Tonic PETA approved and vegan, but it’s also produced in a 100% recycled plastic bottle.
UpCircle have been top of our beauty list for a long time. When we first tried their incredible face masks our lives were forever changed! What we love most about UpCircle is their zero waste policy, plastic-free ethos, recyclable packaging and the way they use discarded products such as coffee grounds and olive stones to create the most amazing beauty products.
Clarifying Face Mask with Olive Powder - £18.99
This is the product that won our hearts! This mighty face mask gently detoxifies leaving skin feeling cleansed, refreshed and works for all skin types. We love using the cooling mask straight after the shower - an excuse to relax for 10 minutes…
The Clarifying Face Mask with Olive Powder is made of finely-ground olive stones which are a natural waste product of the olive oil industry. Olives have proven anti-inflammatory properties which makes this face mask ideal for any skin type.
The Veganuary “Award-Winners” Bundle - £50.00
Gift yourself a ready-made gift with the Veganuary “Award Winners” Bundle from UpCircle. Featuring their top three award products; this makes a wonderful beauty gift for the friends we can’t be with at the moment.
This bundle includes:
Organic Face Serum with Coffee Oil 30ml
Cleansing Face Balm with Apricot Powder 50ml
Body Cream with Date Seed Extract 125ml
This is the perfect gift option for your vegan and beauty-lover friends alike.
Cheese is wonderful but the way it’s produced - not so much. Vegan cheese has really evolved in the last decade and one of the best-selling vegan cheeses is from the Naturally Vegan Food Company. Their Smoked Vegan Cheeze Ball featured in the Independent’s Best Vegan Cheeses - simple brie-liiant.
The Flavoursome Five - £29.99
The Natural Vegan Food Company offers a scrumptious bundle of their five top vegan cheese options dubbed The Flavoursome Five:
Smoke Vegan Cheeze Ball - Their best selling product with a deep smokey flavour with a cheeky hint of paprika.
Original Cheeze Ball - The classic with an earthy flavour that is very like cheddar cheese.
The Creamy Classic Cashew Cheese Spread - Can we say anything other than yum? This spread has a smooth texture and is utterly delectable with a hint of garlic.
Italian Style Cooking Cheeze - the saving grace for every vegan cook! Made with a base of cashew nuts, it’s perfect for adding to pasta dishes to keep that cheesy flavour.
The Chilli Cheeze Ball - This product is a taste sensation - full of flavour with a gorgeous warmth.
Wine and cheese night can still be on the cards and be delicious!
Vegan Wine Selection - £33.34
Speaking of wine, if you’re looking for delicious and affordable vegan wines, check out Aldi’s extensive range of vegan wine and sparkling options. They have a fantastic Vegan selection which is only available online and includes a Pinot Grigio Rosato, Vegan Prosecco, Beachfront Californian Shiraz, Buenas Vides Pinot Grigio, Cambalala South African Cinsault and Freeman’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc. We don’t know about you, but if we have to have our birthday in lockdown, a box of vegan wine would feel like the best present!
Wearth London is an incredible online shopping platform that has everything you need for a more sustainable life. We love this site because you can shop by values - whether that’s brands with vegan-friendly products, refillable containers, plastic-free products or items that are made in the UK. They also have great taste in wrapping paper!
La Aquarelle Organic Sleep Gift Set - £33.50
La Aquarelle makes all of their products by hand in the UK and uses the technique of plant dyeing to create natural and calming colours. All of La Aquarelle’s products are 100% toxin and chemical-free, which means that unlike chemical dyes, unwanted chemicals are not absorbed into the skin.
This Organic Sleep Gift Set makes a wonderful gift - you can select the colour your loved one will appreciate the most and you can also choose between organic cotton and bamboo silk. The gift set also includes a Calming Lavender Herbal Sachet which is placed under a pillow or hung on a headboard for the perfect sleepy gift - ideal for anyone dealing with stress or anxiety.
Moksa Sleepy Time ‘Cleanse & Calm’ Kit - £31.00
Moksa is a Sanskrit word that means liberation, bliss and inner peace. Moksa's natural and handcrafted skincare products are nourishing and promote self-care, allowing you to take some well-deserved me-time. Made in small batches in Devon, UK.
Moksa’s Sleepy Time ‘Cleanse & Calm’ Kit is an ideal self-care gift; this nighttime ritual set will help your loved ones to relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
The kit includes:
Lavender & Chamomile Cleansing Oil
Lavender & Mandarin Calming Mist
Chandra Midnight Facial Oil
Organic Cotton Cleansing Cloth
A beautiful gift for the vegan and non-vegan loved ones in your life to give them an excuse to treat themselves.
All Wrapped Up
No gift would be complete without beautiful wrapping paper! Especially while things are grey and in lockdown, cheer up your nearest (or furthest) and dearest with our Zest for Life eco-friendly wrapping paper.
When we began Curlicue, we wanted to ensure we were delivering the most sustainable and eco-friendly gift wrap possible - that is why we print with vegetable ink to ensure that our recyclable wrapping is also vegan. Vegetable ink is a little more expensive, but it’s worth it to know that we have a truly vegan, cruelty-free product made in the UK.
Shop our Zest for Life print here.