There’s something incredibly satisfying about having all your Christmas presents listed, purchased and gift wrapped by mid-November. It basically means the rest of the holiday countdown is free for consuming litres of mulled wine, feasting on festive sandwiches and pigging out on too many mince pies.
There’s an estimated 3.5 million of us now opting for a plant based diet in the UK, meaning most people are bound to know a friend or family member who have cut out animal products from their lifestyle.
So even if you’re super-organised or leaving your Christmas shopping until the very last minute, here are a few more ideas to help you fill up those vegan-friendly stockings.
Signature Eye and Lip Duo Set, by Kat Von D, £17
Kat Von D’s cosmetics are a popular choice for vegan and cruelty free make up lovers. The edgy Christmas cracker packaging contains an ink-black eyeliner and a killer-red lipstick, perfect for the festive party season. It’s also amazing value for money as the award winning tattoo liner alone is usually £17, so you’re basically getting the creme lipstick and Christmas gift wrap for free! Available from Debenhams.
Jingleberry Piped Glass Candle, by Bomb Cosmetics, £8.99
This handmade, natural and vegan candle is a festive blend of vanilla, warm spice, musk and amber. It’s the perfect scent for Christmas, an affordable price and comes beautifully presented or gift wrapped.
Hydrate & Glow Natural Skincare Mini Collection, by Herbivore, £36
Skincare is always a good idea for a cruelty free Christmas gift. This kit from Herbivore contains a gorgeous hydrating face mist, brightening face mask, facial oil and moisture cream. Better still, it’s had all-round 5 star reviews. Available at Space NK.
Vegan Bark Bibi HandBag by Edun, $590.00
Not only is this beautiful handbag cruelty free, it’s also ethically made. Edun’s mission is to build long-term opportunities with artisans and manufacturers to make high-end products that celebrate and challenge sustainable fashion.
The All Dark Vegan Chocolate Hamper Collection, by Hotel Chocolat, £27.40
A luxurious and delicious Christmas gift for dark-chocolate lovers and vegans alike. Hotel Chocolat’s Vegan Chocolate Hamper Collection contains a mouthwatering selection of intense-cocoa recipes and comes beautifully presented.
Lucy Watson’s Feed Me Vegan Cookbook, on Amazon, from £6.00
From breakfast to supper, Lucy Watson’s cookbook is crammed with easy plant based recipes. The ideal gift for a vegan food lover or a newbie to a plantbased diet.
The CLIO-SHINE Keyring, by Matt and Nat, £22
A keyring always makes for a perfect stocking filler. The CLIO-SHINE by vegan company Matt and Nat carries a great message for a friend who’s decided to live a kinder lifestyle.