What Do I Buy A Vegan for Her Birthday?!: Vegan Gift Guide

This may seem like a no-brainer. It’s your best friend’s birthday and you need to buy her a present. She’s a fashion-forward, clothes and jewelry hound with a sweet tooth. She swoons while thumbing the pages of Vogue and can’t pass a Godiva shop without moaning with pleasure at the smells wafting out. Finding a gift for her will be a piece of cake.

Rewind a bit…

About a month ago you and your friend, let’s call her Ramona, go for coffee. You order your usual frothy drink, but she blindsides you and orders a café latte with almond milk! “Are you lacto-intolerant now?” you ask her. “No, I’ve decided to be a vegan,” she replies. You sip your overpriced specialty drink and ponder what Ramona just shared. She’s your bestie and you support her in whatever crazy idea she takes on. As long as she doesn’t try and convert you, you’re fine with it. Ten seconds later you’re conversing about demi vs full-cup bras and have completely dismissed Ramona’s vegan revelation.

Wake up, we’re back in the present. And speaking of presents…

Now it’s time to shop. You’re not concerned, after all, you’re not going to buy her a steak.

You head to the mall with lots of ideas in mind for that perfect gift; scarf, statement necklace, candy, really cute make-up bag, a frilly fragrance. She’s so easy to buy for…or is she?

Here’s the tricky part, it’s not just what Ramona eats that makes her vegan – it’s also what she wears, sprays and slathers on her skin.

What you need to know:

  • Scarf, Clothing– might be silk, wool, angora – all from animals
  • Jewelry – could have a leather cord, feathers, bones – all from animals
  • Candy – will probably have milk, whey, honey, and/or gelatin – all from animals
  • Shoes, Purse, Belt – all could be made from leather (and you know where that comes from…animals!)
  • Perfume, Lotions, Makeup – tested on animals and/or contain animal ingredients

Now your shopping trip is a bit more daunting. With every marvelous piece of merchandise you caress, you’re wondering…”is it vegan-friendly?” You’re getting frustrated. You love shopping, but this just isn’t fun any more.

You take a break and head to your favorite coffee shop where you will dole out five bucks for a much-needed dose of caffeine. And while you’re there you buy Ramona a gift card for her birthday. Not very thoughtful or personal. But, hey, she started it!

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**Vegan Gift Guide**

Gifts under $25 

 

Ed Gorey Dracula Handmade Zippered Pouch - Etsy
Ed Gorey Dracula Handmade Zippered Pouch – Etsy

 

Pacifica Perfume – French Lilac, Cruelty Free

 

Terranova Rain – Cruelty Free Parfume

 

 Yulip Brick Red Color Natural Lipstick – Cruelty Free

 

bird door hanger
Handmade Bird Door Hanger – Etsy

 

vegan chick keychain
Vegan Chick Keychain – Etsy

 

herbivore elephant necklace
Silver Herbivore Charm Necklace – Etsy

 

Vegan Box of Chocolates

 

Hand Stamped Silver Pawprint Toe Ring - Etsy
Hand Stamped Silver Pawprint Toe Ring – Etsy

 

friends not food
Friends Not Food Vegan T-shirt – Etsy

 

Skinny Bitch Vegan Cookbook Box Set

 

Vegan with a Vengeance – Cookbook

 

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World – Cookbook

 

The Oh She Glows – Vegan Cookbook

 

Gifts under $50

 

Chandelier earrings Etsy
Handmade Ball & Jack Chandelier Earrings – Etsy

I bought earrings from this seller – love her whimsical style!  Same seller as the sloth earrings below.

 

chandelier earrings Etsy
Handmade Chandelier Sloth Earrings – Etsy

 

Etsy zippered pouch set
Handmade Floral Vegan Credit Card Storage, Passport Holder, Key Ring, Luggage Tag Set – Etsy

 

Handmade Long Boho Tassel Necklace - Etsy
Handmade Long Boho Tassel Necklace – Etsy

 

Papaya Zen Flower Arrangement Makeup Bag

 

Handmade Celestial Print Pillow - Etsy
Handmade Celestial Print Pillow – Etsy

 

Hand Poured 2-Wick Soy Candle - Etsy
Hand Poured 2-Wick Soy Candle – Etsy

 

Organic Spa Set - Etsy
Organic Spa Set – Etsy – Body Butter, Body Polish, Lip Balm

 

Natural Artisan Facial Skincare - Etsy
Natural Artisan Facial Skincare Gift Set – Etsy

 

Etsy skin care / candle
Skin Care and Soy Candle Gift Set – Etsy

 

High Protein Vegan Snack Gift Box

 

Snack Attack Vegan Snack Gift Set

 

Off the Shoulder Sweatshirt - Etsy
Off the Shoulder ‘V’ Sweatshirt – Etsy

 

Off the Shoulder Vegan T-shirt - Etsy
Off the Shoulder Vegan T-shirt – Etsy

 

Hand Woven Scarf - Etsy
Hand Woven Scarf – Etsy

 

yoga mat bag
Handmade Yoga Mat Bag – Etsy

 

Ralph Faux Leather Green Belt

 

Pig with copper heart necklace
Silver Pig with Copper Heart Necklace – Etsy

 

vegan gold bar necklace
Vegan Gold Bar Necklace – Etsy

 

Etsy tank top Herbivore
Pink Herbivore Tank Top, Racer Back – Etsy

 

50 Nespresso Espresso Pods for OriginaLine Maker

 

Gifts under $100

 

2 in 1 Pink Himalayan Salt / Essential Oil Diffuser

 

Plant Therapy Pure Essential Oil Gift Set

 

Handmade Garden Wind Chime - Etsy
Handmade Garden Wind Chime – Etsy

 

Fun Handmade Black & White Polka Dot Bag with Bunny in Top Hat - Etsy
Fun Handmade Black & White Polka Dot Bag with Bunny in Top Hat – Etsy

 

Zoya Enchanted Nail Polish Gift Set

 

 

Handmade Personalized Mug with Lid - Etsy
Handmade Personalized Mug with Lid – Etsy

 

Hand Knitted Floppy Summer Beach Hat - Etsy
Hand Knitted Floppy Summer Beach Hat – Etsy

 

Bee Free Honee - Vegan Honey - Amazon

Honee 100% All-Natural Bee-Free, 12-Ounce (Pack of 4)

 

Organic Cotton Hand Printed Scarf $10 to Wildlife Conservation
Organic Cotton Hand Printed Scarf
$10 to Wildlife Conservation

 

Handmade Cork Backpack - Etsy
Handmade Cork Backpack – Etsy

 

Vegan Handmade Wallet with Squirrel - Etsy
Vegan Handmade Wallet with Squirrel – Etsy

 

Handmade Big Lazy Pink Bag - Etsy
Handmade Organic Cotton Big Lazy Pink Bag – Etsy

 

Vegan Handmade Crossbody Shoulder Bag - Etsy
Vegan Handmade Crossbody Shoulder Bag – Etsy

 

Vegan Handmade Crossbody Shoulder Bag - Etsy
Vegan Handmade Crossbody Clutch Bag – Etsy

 

vegan jewelry etsy
Vegan Love Dainty Stackable Rings – Etsy

 

Nutri Ninja Personal Blender

I bought this blender for my daughter and son-in-law for Christmas and they use it daily!

 

Gifts $100 & Over 

Handmade Vegan Soap - Soap of the Month Club - Etsy
Handmade Vegan Soap – Soap of the Month Club – Etsy

 

Oversized Rainbow Fringe Tote Upcycled from Bouncy House - Etsy
Oversized Rainbow Fringe Tote Upcycled from Bouncy House Material – Etsy

 

Large Crab Beach Bag Upcycled from Sail Cloth - Etsy
Extra Large Crab Beach Bag Upcycled from Sail Cloth – Etsy

 

Handmade Woven Summer Beach Bag Tote - Etsy
Handmade Woven Summer Beach Bag Tote – Etsy

 

Handmade Duck Egg Blue Linen Throw / Bedcover - Etsy
Handmade Duck Egg Blue Linen Throw / Bedcover Large- Etsy

 

Handmade Organic Throw / Spread with Pineapples - Etsy
Handmade Organic Throw / Spread with Pineapples – Etsy

 

Handmade Organic Celestial Throw Blanket - Etsy
Handmade Organic Celestial Throw Blanket – Etsy

 

Handmade Bath / Spa Robe - Etsy
Luxurious Handmade Vintage Inspired Midnight Blue Linen Dressing Gown – Bath / Spa Robe – Etsy

 

Handmade Cotton Knit Open-back Sweater - Etsy
Handmade Cotton Knit Open-back Sweater – Etsy

 

Nespresso Essenza Espresso Maker

This is a great little espresso machine.  I bought one about 5 years ago for my son for Christmas.  We love it!  Nespresso also has excellent customer service.

And for the Girl Who Has Everything

Unique Porcelain Doll Head Sculpture - Etsy
Unique Porcelain Doll Head Sculpture – Etsy

Ok, she’s a little creepy, but in a pretty way.

I painstakingly picked each and every one of these gifts.  Well, I did handpick them, but it wasn’t a pain – I love to shop!!  So if you need help finding that perfect gift for your vegan friend, guy or gal, I’d be more than happy to go shopping with you!  Warning: put on some comfortable shoes – I’m an Energizer Bunny in the mall.

 

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