Luxury Vegan Gifts For Everyone In Your Life

These luxury vegan gifts are the perfect cruelty-free gift suggestions for anyone, on any occasion!

By Lora O’Brien

Vegans can be notoriously tricky to give gifts to. Chocolates? Oops – they’ve got milk in them. Gloves? They’d better not be leather! Socks? Ok, but just remember that wool is shunned by these true animal lovers. But if you’re wanting to give luxury vegan gifts, it can be even tougher!

Alpaca pashminas, leather shoes, cashmere sweaters and even pearls are all big no-nos. So, what little touch of luxury can you give to the animal lover in your life?

What’s meant by vegan ‘luxury’?

Dang, but that’s a hard word to define. One woman’s ‘luxury’ is another’s daily must-have. According to the most basic dictionary definition, luxury can be defined as: Something that isn’t essential, but provides pleasure and comfort.

So let’s go with that!

Think about your recipient. What’s something they’d like, but  probably wouldn’t get for themselves, because they’d think it was too indulgent? Would that object bring them ‘pleasure and comfort’? If so, viola! You’ve just found the perfect luxury vegan gift.

Also be sure it’s in beautiful – but sustainable – packaging. Even the world’s best, richest body cream isn’t really ‘luxe’ if it comes in a cheap plastic tube.

Luxury can also mean something that’s hard to find. For example, even a simple book can be considered ‘luxurious’ if it’s not readily available.

To help you navigate the shops and choose the perfect vegan present – OR to drum up a vegan gift list you can pass on to friends and family if you’re vegan yourself  – I’ve selected some luxury vegan gifts that I know I (as a vegan myself!) would love.

Luxury Vegan Gifts Anyone Would Love

luxury vegan gift guide


1. A Luxury Vegan Handbag

Every woman loves getting a handbag as a gift. After all, there’s no issues with it not fitting; different bags can match different outfits, and there’s nothing as useful as a bag! But choosing the right one is important. Finding great handbags can be tricky for vegans. Either the best designs are leather, which is off limits, or they’re made of terrible, plasticky ‘vegan leather’, which is environmentally harmful.

That’s why we’ve included LaBante London in our vegan gift guide this year. The label creates a wide selection of vegan satchels, vegan backpacks, vegan purses and vegan laptop bags. Each piece is constructed from reclaimed plastic bottles and vegetable by-products, and is made to last for decades.

Best for: The working woman who wants to look chic without harming animals.

luxury vegan gifts

2. A Rich Luxurious Cream

Winter can be heck on skin. So who wouldn’t appreciate a thick, luxurious body cream?

One of our favourites is Nécessaire. This conscious brand makes rich creams that will not only nourish your skin, but will work in harmony with the skin’s barrier, too. Infused with a clinical concentration of 5 essential ceramides, it will heal dryness and soothe skin sensitivities. Vegan and cruelty-free, it’s also made with no silicones, phthalates, parabens, PEGs and is fragrance-Free.

Best for: Stocking stuffers

Price: Around $48

3. A Piece of Statement Jewelry

Forget diamonds! Modern women want jewelry that’s conflict-free and ethical. One brand you can shop with 100% confidence is Catbird.

All of their jewelry is stunningly delicate and the dainty pieces are made to be worn in everyday life. Catbird itself is a super affordable jewelry maker, but they also stock and support local artisan brands on their platform.

Not sure what to buy? Their Candy Chain Necklace is perfect. Its recycled 14k gold is made to last forever and will never oxidize or discolour, while the subtle burst of colour brightens the chain.

Best for: Giving someone a sentimental gift with meaning

Price: From $216

4. A Relaxing Vegan Candle

What’s not to love about gifting and receiving a candle? Not only do they help to make any room cosy and heavenly scented, but they’re also the perfect way to help a loved one unwind.

These stylish coconut-based candles are made from clean-burning coconut wax that is hand poured into a decorative jar and finished with a natural wick. Inspired by the wildflowers, this candle is bursting with a kaleidoscope of native wildflowers, blooming golden poppy, ambrosia and springing herbs with the delicate softness of the rising citron sun. The perfect way to bring a sense of hygge to any home.

Best for: Those wanting to create the perfect haven at home.

Price: $30

luxury vegan gifts


1. A Good Book

Big respect out there to those who still, you know – READ. While taste in literature is obviously pretty personal, there are loads of more general options that anyone would love. For example, a good coffee table book or vegan cookbook. Or this book on preventative health.

It could be particularly informative for guys who spend way, way too much time in the office, as the main objectives of the book are to prevent early burnout, optimise performance at work, build human capital and master active recovery. All important skills for anyone to have in today’s business world.

In short, this book will teach him how to have more quality time for himself, friends, and family. What’s more luxurious than that?

Best for: High powered, A-personality types.

twoo early burnout book

2. Sustainable Vegan Trainers

The perfect pair of lace up vegan trainers is a welcome vegan luxury gift for any guy! But especially when they’re made from hemp and other responsible materials, like this pair by 8000 Kicks. We love that these shoes are 100% waterproof, yet totally breathable, too!

These are a classic style that will look fab with everything, from cargo shorts to jeans.

Best for: Active, stylish vegan men

Price: $135

3. A Luxurious Vegan Backpack

If he’s still keeping all his belongings inside his pockets, it’s the perfect time to surprise him with a bag. And Tote & Carry’s Apollo Backpack allows him to make a statement – without any animal cruelty!

Showcasing how effortlessly style and sustainability go hand in hand, this Apollo backpack is casual yet sleek, minimal and modern. It offers enough space to carry your man’s essentials from morning to evening, and is made from eco-styled, full-grain faux snakeskin and gold zipper accents.

Best for: Busy urban professionals who care about the planet

Price: From $129

tote and carry vegan backpack


1. A Vegan Subscription Box 

A subscription box is always one of the most welcome vegan gifts. It extends beyond the special occasion, and provides the recipient with a monthly treat long after the holidays have ended. And who doesn’t want to receive gifts every month, right?

GlobeIn boasts artisan partners from around the world. With the goal of enriching individuals and their communities, they connect conscious consumers with gorgeous products made by those talented artisans. Those products could include anything from Italian wine glasses and Portuguese water jugs to Kenyan wooden games and much more.

Each month, your recipient will get 3-5 exclusive, handcrafted items that have been ethically sourced. They’ll also receive information about where the items come from, and even the odd photo of the person who made them.

Best for: The world traveller, or someone who wishes they were one

Price: From $72

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2. A Travel Yoga Mat

Know someone who likes to travel as well as keep fit? Combine both with this gorgeous travel mat by LifeForm. This mat can be taken with you anywhere. It’s perfect for yoga and Pilates, but can be used for other forms of exercise, too.

Not only is this non-tear, eco-friendly mat non-toxic, but it’s made from a material with good grip, to help prevent slipping.

Best for: Active men and women who don’t want to do their downward dogs on toxic mats

Price: Around $150

3. An Elephant (Kind Of)

Of course, vegans love all animals, and elephants are always a popular favourite. So adopting one of these gorgeous creatures would be one of the best luxury vegan gifts ever! All proceeds from these elephant adoption packs help protect the elephant family living in Amboseli National Park in Kenya (monitored by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants).

Adoption starts from just £2.50 per month. Everyone that takes out an adoption with Born Free receives a unique pack including:

  • A cuddly toy Elephant
  • A glossy photo of your adopted Elephant
  • A personalised adoption certificate
  • A copy of your Elephant’s story
  • Born Free window sticker
  • Born Free folder
  • Two copies of Born Free’s Adopt! Magazine throughout the year with updated on the Elephant family’s progress. Sweet!

Prefer other animals? There are orangutans, tigers, lions and other fur babies, too!

Best for: Serious animal lovers and conservationists

Price: From $3 per month

luxury vegan gifts



1. Eco-Friendly Toys

Looking for Christmas gifts for vegans who are teeny tiny? Wee ones will adore these amazing soft cotton toys from Cuddle + Kind. Whether it’s a bunny, a unicorn or a dog, these adorable stuffed animals will bring joy and comfort without harming little one’s health, animals or the environment. They’ll become their BFF, too!

Plus, they give back in lots of ways, such as empowering the artisans who make them with sustainable employment and a fair trade wage, and for each doll purchased, Cuddle + Kind distributes ten meals to children in need worldwide.

Looking for more eco friendly gifts for kids? Check these out!

Best for: Newborn babies and toddlers

Price: Around $66

soft cotton kids toy

2. A Vegan Book

Books are such a great way for kids to learn, and one of my all time faves is Charlotte’s Web.

The E.B. White classic includes illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other children’s classics.

Born as the runt of his litter, tiny little Wilbur just wants a friend. Farmer Zuckerman’s daughter, Fern, saves his life initially, but it seems Wilbur will be destined for the slaughterhouse unless a miracle occurs – fast. Then, one day, words appear in a spider’s web: Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These mysterious occurrences save his life….but deplete the life of his new friend, Charlotte.

This is a tender, beautiful novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will make a serious impact on anyone who reads it.

Best for: Inspiring compassion in kids.

Price: From $8.99

vegan books for kids

3. A Plastic-Free Medical Kit 

The imagination of a child knows no bounds, and one of their favourite thing to do is to role play! Whether they’re an astronaut, a doctor or a vet, it’s as fun for them to play as it is for us parents to watch.

Given that the pandemic had such a traumatic effect on many kids, this gorgeous felt set will allow young ones to feel empowered, as they learn about health and pretend to be doctors.

Best for: Kids who love to role play!

Price: Around $79

felt kids doctor role play set

Lora O'Brien
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