As Christmas approaches, panic can quickly set in as you run out of gift ideas – especially if you’re looking for something unique, or you’re not vegan yourself. Leave the socks on the shelf and ignore the dried dates – here’s our guide to thoughtful vegan and cruelty-free Christmas presents that won’t blow your festive budget.
When fashion and COVID restrictions meet, they create a truly beautiful piece of art – the V&A Rosa Print Protective Mask. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, and based on an exquisite chintz fabric dating from 1805 housed in the V&A archive, the masks are made using leftover fabric from past production. £15 from People Tree.
It’s the year of the scrunchie, and this range of upcycled vegan silk scrunchies are perfect for weekends at home, or Zoom Christmas parties at… home. We particularly like the bum and boob print one. £15 from Treen.
For the statement earring lover, these vibrant tassel earrings from Mayamiko will put a bright smile on their face, and at £14.90 they come in just under budget.
This pulse point roller ball collection is perfect as 2020 draws to a close and we edge closer to 2021. Using the power of 100% natural essential oils, each roll-on is applied to pulse points at the temples, neck, wrists or behind the ears to inspire positivity, relaxation, relieves stress and aid sleep. £15 from Tisserand Aromatherapy.
If you know someone who loves getting gel manicures but doesn’t always have time to get them professionally removed, and instead you catch them picking at the remains on the sofa – you need to get them this Gel Removal Kit from Peacci. 100% vegan and cruelty free, and only 50p over budget, this kit includes everything they need to safely remove gels at home, including a cuticle pusher, foils and nail buffer.
For the beauty lover taking their first steps into the world of re-usable, this Eco-Friendly Beauty Gift Set is perfect. It’s packed with all the essentials they’ll need, including make-up remover pads, nail polish remover pads and body exfoliator discs. £11.95 from The Kind Store.
Fancy challenging them to make their own nut milk? This pack of three nut drink bags from Project Cece could make buying milk a thing of the past for just £9.19.
Surprise a lucky vegan in your life with these adorable vegan meringues by London Apron. Available in candy floss, vanilla and raspberry flavours, these aquafaba treats are made using natural colours and flavourings, and are even gluten free. £9.90 for all three flavours at Not On The High Street or two for £4.50 at Holland & Barrett.