Vegan Holiday Gift Guide: 21 Vegan-Friendly Gifts for Everyone in the Family

Danielle Alvarado

November 6, 2021

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Our team scoured the internet to find over 20 of the best sustainable vegan gifts for the entire family – we just know you are going to love what we found! From natural cork to FSC certified birch wood, from organic creations to hand sewed knits – our guide is bursting with quality goodies that would make any vegan proud.

Shopping for “Vegan” items is not too difficult, but when we ask the hard questions – it can get harder and harder. Let’s take a look at how we research before we make these lists.

In order to create this holiday vegan gift roundup, we had to ask a few crucial questions.

  • From what materials is this made of? Is it eco-friendly and align with the vegan principles?
  • Is this product truly vegan-approved or green washed?
  • Who created the product? Are they paid fairly and treated respectfully?
  • What kind of business model does this business have: Linear or Circular?
  • Is this gift something that a loved one can use for many years to come? Possibly a repair service?

A sustainable vegan gift will answer all of these questions with straight and clear answers. When the answer is too hard to find, it usually means there is some (or a lot of) greenwashing going on. Luckily, our team is here and we are more than happy to build these gift guides to support the amazing brands doing the work.

Tiradia Cork, kindly sponsored this post, our partner who we absolutely adore! This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase something through our links we may earn a small commission – at no additional cost to you – that helps to fund Sustainably Kind Living. Thank you for your support!

Now, Our Top 21 Vegan Gifts for The Entire Family

1. Gorgeous Farmers Market Tote Bag

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This stunning cork farmer’s market tote by Tiradia Cork is at the top of our list for the perfect vegan gift. This tote bag is extremely versatile and can be used for shopping, school, work, or anything in between! Made from vegan, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof, lightweight, durable, biodegradable, and recyclable natural cork.

Price: $57.00

Ethics: Ethically handcrafted in Portugal, Made from Sustainably Sourced Cork, Vegan and cruelty-free, Woman-owned business, 1 tree planted for every order

Range: Four colors to choose from: natural cork, army green, black, and dark brown

Shop the natural cork tote here

2. Socks that Protect the Most Vulnerable

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Socks are one of the most popular gifts on the market, so why not take it one *step* further? These amazing socks by conscious step give back to a nonprofit dedicated to changing our world for the better! These fair trade certified and vegan-approved socks that Protect Animals donate $1 per pair towards protecting sharks, protecting elephants, and saving dogs through Oceana, Conservation International, Best Friends. In short, a super simple, useful, and practical vegan gift.

Price: $46.00

Ethics: Fair Trade Certified, Vegan Certified organic cotton, OEKO-TEX Certified and Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) Certified

Shop the conscious socks here

3. Vegan-Certified Bamboo Makeup Brush Set

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This Bamboo Makeup Brush + Canister is such an amazing vegan gift for our makeup lovers out there. Most makeup brushes are made from plastic and animal hair bristles. The makers of this brush set, Elate Cosmetics, use eco-friendly materials like ethically sourced bamboo and Taklon bristles to create their high-quality makeup brushes. 

Price: $103.99

*You can also purchase the brushes separately here

Ethics: Certified B Corp, Vegan and cruelty-free, Gluten-free and safe for Celiacs, Ships in recycled content and recyclable shipping materials

Size Range: One size

Shop the vegan makeup set here

p.s. If you are looking for non-toxic and zero waste makeup to pair with this, head to our guide here!

4. Cruelty-Free 55L Carry On Duffle Bag

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This small but extremely durable carry-on by United by Blue is the perfect bag for any form of travel – whether that be to another country or down the road to a friend’s place. Made of recycled materials and 100% Vegan-Approved. Tons of pockets and space to work with! Simply put, one of the many very practical and useful gifts on this vegan gift guide!

Price: $127.99

Ethics: Certified B Corporation, Responsibly made in Vietnam, For every product purchased, one pound of trash is removed from waterways.

Range: Three colors to choose from: Black, Carmel, and Maroon

Shop the vegan-approved duffle bag here

5. Cork Yoga Mat for Stretching, Moving, and Breathing

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The Revolve Cork Yoga Mat 4.5mm from Scoria is comprised of anti-microbial and sustainably harvested cork with a natural rubber backing. The beautiful designs are made from non-toxic dyes. The ultra-sweat grip activates with water and heat, keeping you from slipping on your mat – no towel required. If you have an active loved one, they would adore this as a sustainable holiday gift!

Price: $99.00

Ethics: for every mat sold, Scoria donates 10 meals to those in need through Feeding Children Everywhere, ethically harvested cork from trusted sustainable farmers in Portugal and Vietnam, Backed by natural tree rubber unlike other mats with synthetic TPE/PVC

Shop the yoga mat here

6. Sustainable Shoes that Clean Up Our World

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The canvas of these super cool kicks is 100% made from plastic captured directly from oceans and beaches. The rest of the shoes is created with recycled materials and leftover fabric scraps. Handmade in Spain in a solar-powered factory that is seriously changing the world of shoes. The founders are surfers and skaters who were sick and tired of the lack of eco-conscious skate shoes.

Price: $99.99

Ethics: Handmade in Spain, certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), Vegan product certified by INESCOP, uses organic materials certified by OCS (Organic Content Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile)

Size Range: Wide Range of Sizing

Shop the skater shoes here

7. PETA-approved Sweats to Last Years & Years

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These PETA-approved unisex sweatpants by Colorful Standard are made of 100% organic cotton and are perfect for cold weather. The sweats are super comfy and cozy on the inside and densely knitted on the outside for a more “kempt” look. Equally as comfortable as they are cool! Bonus: these are pre-washed so they will not shrink or twist despite how many times you wash them!

Price: $75.00

Ethics: Ethically made in Portugal, 100% organic cotton, Environmentally Friendly Dye – Oeko-Tex®, PETA Approved Vegan,

Shop the Ethical Sweatpants here

8. Non-Toxic & Cruelty-Free Nail Polish

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Nailpolish – but make it vegan, non-toxic, bold, and long-lasting. This is exactly what Rooted Women, the makers of this amazing nail polish, have done and we are all so excited! This nail polish is handmade in small batches in the USA by a black-owned and woman-owned brand. A small but much-loved gift for the holiday season.

Price: $14.99

Ethics: Rooted Woman is a black-owned, woman-owned brand that handmakes their products in small batches in the USA, ethically sourced mica, Vegan, Gluten-Free, No animal testing

Range: Various colors to choose from

Shop the nail polish here

9. Magical Healing Balm for the Pups

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Got a little or big dog in your family? We are positive their noses will love some of this Snout Soother from the Natural Dog Company! Made from vegan, cruelty-free, and organic ingredients, this healing balm treats and prevents dry, chapped, or broken skin on the nose, ears, and face of your dog. They also have the amazing paw soother and wrinkle soother!

Price: $18.00

Ethics: Made from fair trade ingredients that are sustainably sourced and harvested, Contains organic ingredients that are harvested and produced without synthetic additives, Cruelty-free and vegan formula 

Shop the doggy balms here

10. The Ever Timeless Belt Bag with a Very Cool Twist

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Newsflash: The belt bag is back in style and it never left my closet. I adore belt bags and am thrilled to see it making a comeback. This specific belt bag comes from Tiradia Cork and is made with the most amazing material ever: Cork! That means it’s vegan, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof, lightweight, durable, biodegradable, and recyclable. Could it get any better?!

Price: $70.00

Ethics: Ethically handcrafted in Portugal, Made from Sustainably Sourced Cork, Vegan and cruelty-free, Woman-owned business, 1 tree planted for every order

Shop the cork belt bag here

11. Soy Candle + Planter

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This vegan-approved and non-toxic soy candle (that can be upcycled into a planter!) by Hyggelight is a great eco-friendly gift to give your loved one. Made from 100% pure soy wax that is free of additives, colorants, phthalates, and toxins. An absolute gem for the Holiday season.

Price: $29.99

Ethics: made in small batches in Ohio, lead-free cotton wick, the label is made from seed paper made from post-consumer waste, 100% pure soy wax and essential oils, vegan & cruelty-free

Range: Various pots & scents to choose from

Shop the candle here

12. Hydrate & Illuminate Skincare Set

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There are lots of “vegan” skincare sets out there nowadays (Folks cashing in on ethics, I suppose) but nothing comes close to the luxurious vegan skincare by Earth Harbor. Made from cruelty-free, vegan, natural, and organic ingredients, all products are handmade in small batches in the USA. Heads up: The reviews noted that this set isn’t the friendliest for super sensitive skin (essential oils) – so for fragrance-free options, check out this brand!

Price: $38.99

Ethics: a member of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of sales to environmental non-profits that support marine life, Handmade in small batches, Ships in post-consumer recycled FSC certified boxes with recyclable kraft paper

Shop the skincare here

13. A Sustainable & Vegan Belt Built to Last

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I personally own this sustainable & vegan belt by Noah’s Italian Vegan Shoes and I couldn’t have asked for a better product. It works just as well as my previous leather belts and has no issues with cracking or deteriorating, as other vegan belts do. Super durable and made with soft micronappa – the perfect vegan holiday gift!

Price: $70.00

Ethics: Handcrafted in small artisan batches in the USA, Product packaged in recyclable glass jars with recyclable lid, Contains no preservatives, parabens, or synthetics

Range: Bath salts, body butter, soap bars, a

Shop the belt here

14. Comfty & Cozy Vegan Shoes

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This Vegan Sneaker by Saola is as gorgeous as it is comfortable. This is the perfect shoe for outdoor exploration and travel. These unique vegan sneakers utilize recycled PET from plastic bottles, Algae Foam, natural cork, and organic cotton for a stylish, breathable sneaker that’s easy to slip on and off and cozy with or without socks. A vegan gift that will keep on giving – with every happy step!

Price: $109.95

Ethics: a member of 1% for the Planet, Each pair of SAOLA shoes contains between 3 and 4 recycled plastic bottles, BLOOM Foam is made from algae biomass, a naturally renewable resource

Shop the vegan shoes here

15. A Toddler Bike Made of Recycled & Sustainable Materials

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My children received their very first balance bikes at just 14 months old and absolutely fell in love with them. After just a year of balance biking, they jumped right to their first pedal bikes and it’s been a crazy ride ever since. When we chose our first pedal bike, we went with the highest quality we could afford – and I’m so thankful for that. Those first bikes go through a beating and are typically used daily. This one, by Wishbone Design Studio, is built to last and the team behind this creation is so helpful and intentional.

Price: $249.99

Ethics: Designed in New Zealand. Ethically made in China, Sustainably harvested plantation birch wood

Range: Various bikes to choose from

Shop the bikes here

16. Wooden Earrings for the Plant Lover

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We all have that hardcore plant lover in our life (even if they can’t seem to keep their plants alive haha) and these wooden succulent stud earrings by Green Tree Jewelry are just a perfect gift! Made from FSC certified Birchwood and naturally colored with water-based dyes. Vegan-approved and Oh so cute.

Price: $14.95

Ethics: Made in the USA, FSC Certified Birchwood, hypoallergenic and applied with non-toxic water-based glue

Shop the earrings here

17. Eco Cat Toys for the Feline Friends in Your Life

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Honest Pet Products make some of my favorite eco-friendly animal toys and this one is great for cats. Made from durable, sustainable hemp and filled with organic catnip, this little guy is sure to entertain for hours. Plus, it features a little rattle and a colorful hemp twine tail for added interest and fun!

Price: $15.99

Ethics: Made in the USA, Hemp canvas and hemp twine, Naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, Ships in recycled and recyclable packaging

Range: Lots of great toys to choose from here

Shop the cat toys here

18. The Vegan Gift that Keeps On Giving

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One thing that almost every vegan has in common? We adore our nut milk! Surprise your vegan loved ones with this adorable nut milk kit by Coffesock so they can learn how to make their own (and save a heck a lot of money and resources!). Every CoffeeSock filter is handmade in the USA from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton by a fun-loving crew of coffee fanatics.

Price: $14.99

Ethics: Made in Austin, Texas with GOTS Certified Organic Cotton sourced from Texas, India, and Pakistan

Shop the Nut Milk Kit here

19. Magical Plant Based Perfume

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The perfume industry can be extremely toxic and unhealthy. Luckily, brands like Fat and the Moon have created amazing perfume alternatives like this 100% non-toxic Artemis at Dawn Plant-Based Perfume! Made from organic and plant-based ingredients like jojoba oil, and essential oils of rose geranium, patchouli, and black pepper, this natural perfume features a floral yet earthy scent.

Price: $41.99

Ethics: Handmade and ethically crafted, Contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or toxins, Vegan and cruelty-free

Shop the perfume here

20. A Building Blocks Game for Family Bonding Time

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Do you know what I LOVE about this one? It suits almost every age. My husband and I love to play this game during date night, my kids love to play this game during snack time, and they also use the blocks as extra pieces for their playroom. In fact, our teenage neighbor has even asked to borrow our block set for balcony hangouts with their friends. Another bonus? ChopValue’s Building Blocks game is made from 1425 recycled chopsticks that look so cool. A fantastic vegan gift for the entire crew.

Price: $39.99

Materials: 100% BPA-free, Raw Bamboo exterior, Food Grade 304 18/8 Stainless Steel interior, Hardened Silicone Inner

Shop the recycled building blocks here

21. Sustainable Briefcase for All The Things

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There’s a special place in our hearts for messenger bags and this one is at the top of the list by Tiradia Cork. This bag is designed with durability and ease in mind. There is a padded laptop compartment (16″ computer”, large exterior pockets, and high-quality zippers to keep things secure. On top of all this, Tiradia Cork’s products are made from vegan, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, waterproof, lightweight, durable, biodegradable, and recyclable natural cork.

Price: $170.00

Ethics: Ethically handcrafted in Portugal, Made from Sustainably Sourced Cork, Vegan and cruelty-free, Woman-owned business, 1 tree planted for every order

Range: Comes in Natural, Brown, and Black Cork

Shop the briefcase here

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