Whether a birthday, Christmas, or just a nice surprise, I've selected 21 gifts for you to choose from, all available at the click of a button.
There's a diverse selection here, because vegans come in all shapes and sizes: those who like to cook, those who like to wear their veganism on a t-shirt, those who like to read, and those who miss cheese!
If you really don't know that much about the person you're buying for, go for something simple like one of the make it at home kits or a book. They'll be thrilled, I promise!
If your friend has a sweet tooth, how about the chocolate or cookies?
21 Brilliant Vegan Gifts for Birthdays & Christmas
1. Yonanas Frozen Healthy Dessert Maker
If you haven't tried Yonanas you need to know what you're missing. They're actually just frozen, over-ripe bananas, but they taste like magic.
The texture is a dead ringer for soft-serve ice cream and the taste is even better. Sort of a banana sherbet.
Plus it's a heck of a lot better for you than the dairy stuff.
The machine is essentially just a blender with a small banana shaped mouth.
You could try using a standard blender to do the same thing but they'd come out lumpier and you'll make a right mess.
That's what happened to me when I tried to make them in my Ninja, anyway.
This is an awesome gift for any vegan.
2. Mad Millie Vegan CheeseKit
You'd be surprised at the number of vegans who say the only thing they miss about being an omnivore is cheese!
Well, if your friend is one of those people, this cheese making kit is an awesome present.
Included inside is everything you need to make home-made Vegan Italian style cheese. All you have to do is add nuts and vegan milk to the ingredients provided.
You can make Mozzarella, Halloumi, Cream Cheese, Mascarpone, Ricotta and Feta.
No experience needed. Easy to follow instructions included.
3. Deliciously Ella Cookbook
You won't go wrong with the fastest selling vegan cookbook ever!
100 all-new plant-based recipes, all tried and tested from Ella's supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be.
There's everything in here: from salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies.
Ella is amazing.
4. Booja Booja Chocolate
Who doesn't love chocolate? And just because you're vegan, doesn't mean you have to miss out.
Why not buy a few different varieties and bundle them together to make a package of vegan gifts.
A family member did that for me last Christmas and, because I don't normally buy chocolate myself, it made for a lovely treat.
My favorite is Booja Booja. I could eat this whole box in one go. No lie!
5. Thug Kitchen Official Cookbook (explicit)
“Eat Like you Give a F**k,” the cover commands.
This book continues to be a best seller and comes full of recipes that are good for you and good for everyone else who inhabits the planet – human or not.
Plus it's a pretty interesting read. Not recommended for the faint of heart, though.
6. Vegan Notebook/Diary
Does your friend like making to-do lists, or keeping a diary? This is a great present for the vegan who likes to jot things down.
The first of these notebooks is made from cork, a natural and sustainable material.
The acid-free writing paper is environmentally friendly, recyclable, and contains no fluorescer.
The paper is 20-50% thicker and smoother than normal.
The second notebook is more fun and features the words “My Favorite Herbivore' on the front. This is better suited to every day list and note taking.
7. Quart Electric Pressure Cooker (for beans & lentils)
If your vegan friend does a lot of cooking then chances are they use a lot of beans and pulses.
Most people that aren't aware that a pressure cooker can cut the amount of time required to cook beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc., by a huge amount.
It's a lot harder to under or over cook them this way too, which is very important with kidney beans, especially.
Trust me, from experience I know this really is a fantastic present for a vegan, and there's plenty of models to choose from other than the one featured here.
8. Vegan Soul Kitchen
Is your vegan friend or family member a fan of soul food?
One of the foremost voices in food activism and justice, Bryant Terry brings soul food back to its roots with plant-based, farm-to-table recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar and “bad” fats but leave in the home-cooked flavor.
If you want your friend to cook up some delicious African-Amercian cuisine, this book is the one.
9. Tower of Love – Gourmet Cookie Gift Set
No one is going to dislike this gift of treats: a delicious combination of 18 chocolate chip, sesame crunch, and brownie chocolate chip cookies.
Gluten, Dairy, Corn, Soy, Nuts, and Egg-FREE! Also Kosher Certified.
Nothing says love like cookies! Yum.
10. Tempeh Starter Culture Kit
This is a gift for the vegan who's into their nutrition.
Tempeh is an amazing meat alternative that contains tons of protein and some helpful B vitamins.
Do keep in mind your friend will need to buy raw soy beans, so maybe you can grab a bag of those too.
When you buy this tempeh starter kit, your friend will get free access to an online library that's packed with easy-to-make recipes, how-to articles and instructional videos tempeh-making videos.
11. Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit
Yogurt, like cheese, is potentially something else a vegan might miss from their dairy days.
True, there are plenty of plant-based yogurt options, but there's nothing quite like making it yourself.
This is great for your gut flora and can be added to a number of recipes that wouldn't otherwise be vegan.
When you buy this vegan gift, your friend will get access to a 155-page yogurt ebook with a treasure trove of easy recipes, articles and how-to yogurt-making videos.
12. Euro Cuisine Yogurt Maker
This gift would be the perfect companion for number 11 (above).
It can be hard to keep your yogurt cultures at exactly the right temperature, so this machine will probably save your friend from at least a couple failed batches.
It also means that they can set the culture up without fear of over warming.
Comes with a 3-year warranty and is BPA Free. Make up to 42 ounces of yogurt.
13. Organic Kombucha Scoby
A very unique and highly affordable present.
Kombucha is a fermented, slightly alcoholic sweetened black or green tea drink, commonly consumed for its health benefits
If your friend is into nutrition then he/she will already know of the power of Kombucha, if not, definitely give it a go.
Brew your own Kombucha from home with this Kombucha SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). Probably best to gift two of these.
14. Vegan for Everything T-Shirt
A colorful t-shirt with a powerful message of health, compassion, and ecological awareness, this tee highlights all the benefits of being vegan in cool graphics.
This Vegan For Everything tee comes in sizes to fit all, and colors including black, grey and blue.
15. Eating Animals is Weird T-Shirt
Most would agree that eating the rotting corpse of an animal is a tad odd.
So help your vegan friend passive aggressively give a little back to all the haters who think otherwise without even opening her/his mouth
16. Powered by Plants – T-Shirt
This popular, cool t-shirt is a neutral and fun way to spread the message that humans can happily and healthily run on plant fuel.
Comes in men's, women's and youth sizes, and a variety of colors.
17. Vegan Car/ Phone / Laptop Stickers
These inexpensive stickers make a great present and a positive statement.
There's car stickers, phone and laptop stickers and lots of designs to choose from.
All vegans will appreciate these stickers because they can be used for passive activism.
18. Peter Singer's Animal Liberation
In many ways Animal Liberation is a basic introduction to Veganism, but a classic all the same that should be on every vegan's bookshelf.
It will find a happy home with any vegan who has a taste for reading and a passion for the protection of animals.
19. Melanie Joy: Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs & Wear Cows
Melanie Joy's “Why we love…” helps vegans understand the psychology behind carnism.
A very interesting read for the vegan who wants to understand why others are still stuck in the old paradigm of eating meat and dairy.
Voted a top ten book by VegNews Magazine, this is an absorbing insight as to how humans can so wholeheartedly devote ourselves to certain animals and then allow others to suffer needlessly, especially those slaughtered for our consumption.
s far as vegan gifts go, this is a brilliant choice.
20. Jonathan Balcombe: What a Fish Knows
Many people have doubts over whether or not fish enjoy the same sort of social interaction as humans and other mammals.
This book makes an impassioned argument that there is a whole lot going on “upstairs” and that we ought to be treating fish a lot better than we do.
An eye-opening, must read for all.
21. The Seitanic Spellbook (explicit)
If your vegan friend is a tad alternative or likes Heavy Metal, then this book is a definite winner.
The Seitanic Spell book is not only full of amazing vegan recipes, it's also pretty damn funny and filled with beautiful artwork.
It's almost worth buying even if you don't plan to cook. It'd be an amusing next-to-the-toilet item, or fit right in as an interesting piece on a coffee table.
The whole thing plays on the similar sounding words ‘satan' and ‘seitan' (wheat gluten that has a meaty texture) though so it may not the best gift for a religious vegan.