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Monday, October 25, 2010

Vegan Christmas Shopping!

So... yes... I know what you're thinking... isn't it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Well, kind of. I've been SO busy lately and SO sad that I haven't been able to get to Vancouver to see Dan and Jay (and Noah!) that I might as well start planning for Christmas (when I get to see them!). So I started thinking about some great vegan-friendly gifts. I thought I would make a long, long list for those of you out there who are stumped at what to buy. I think these are great gift ideas for people who are vegans, vegetarians, green-conscious, or just anyone! Even if people haven't made it a priority in their life to make these choices, I'm sure they wouldn't mind (and they might even appreciate) gifts like these!

So here you go!

Vegan Christmas Gift and Present Ideas:

Online Shopping and Great Websites:


Lots of homemade things to shop for (vegan and non, so make sure to search for vegan!)


Quality winter/fall vegan coats and some really cute t's and necklaces!


The cutest vegan lip balms with creative 'flavours'! Chai Spice, Green Tea, Vanilla Bean... oh my!




Lots of things here. A few things I thought were cute: Tofu Never Screams tote and Cow Hugger tote. A very cute diaper bag and really fun necklaces!


If you're looking for great faux leather (really looks like leather!) belts or fabric belts then this is your store!





I'm sure vegans would appreciate all kinds of books!

Vegan-Related Subjects:

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

Becoming Vegan: The complete Guide To Adopting a Healthy Plant-Based Diet by Brenda Davis

Vegan Freak: Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World by Bob Torres

Vegan Cookbooks and Bakebooks:

The Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistable Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World by Robin Robertson

The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier

Easy Vegan by Ryland Peters & Small

Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Vegan, Vegetarian, Athletic, Health or Style Magazine Subscriptions!

Vegan Baking and/or Cooking:

For those friends and families who would don't have the time, creativity, or who just love food!

Batch of vegan cookies, breads, muffins or candy

Vegan food dishes (casseroles, salad dressings...)

Jars full of beans, specialty flours, grains or homemade dough/batter mixes

Fruit basket full of organic fruits (maybe throw in a few different or rare fruits)

Gift basket full of organic or fair trade teas, coffees and vegan chocolate (add in a few fun things like an eco-friendly water bottle, travel mug, mug or devices to brew loose tea)

Gift basket of organic olive oil, organic vinegar, organic pastas (I love soba noodles!), and cans of organic tomato sauces and spaghetti sauces

Gift baket of organic, vegan wine and vegan cheese

Grow your own sprouts kit, seeds and/or potted herbs

Vegan or vegan-friendly restaurant gift certificates

Cooking and Baking Supplies:

A few things for anyone tackling healthy, vegan (or non) dishes in the kitchen would love!

Slow Cooker

Food Processor

Mixers (stand, hand...)

Bread Maker

Food Dehydrator



Spice rack (something fun and creative!) and Spice Containers

Soymilk maker (yes, they have these!)

Popcorn popper (include some organic popping corn!)

Pay for a weekly or monthly organic produce basket delivery (often available from local organic grocery stores... make sure they're local!)

Whole Foods, Organza or Planet Organic (or any local organic grocery store) gift certificate (I'm sure any younger families or students would appreciate this)

Other Ideas:

Reusable shopping bags (there are so many cute options these days!)

Vegan beauty products (any girl will love them!)

Donations to causes (any person should appreciate this. Make it fun... find out what cause would really mean something to them... make it personal!)

Hope you enjoyed all these ideas and let me know if you have any great ones!


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  2. Best, most informative BLOG!!!!! I LOVEEEEEEE what you wrote so SO much!!! I think they are all amazing Christmas ideas and I would love anything from that list!!!! HEHE!!! xoxo