These luxury vegan gifts are the perfect cruelty-free gift suggestions for any occasion!
By Lora O’Brien
Vegans can be notoriously tricky to give gifts too. Chocolates? Oops – they’ve got milk in them. Gloves? They’d better not be leather! Socks? Ok, but just remember that even wool is sometimes 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-no’s. So, what little touch of luxury vegan gifts can you give to the animal lover in your life?
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 10 luxury vegan gifts that I know I (a vegan myself!) would love to have.
10 Luxury Vegan Gifts Anyone Would Love
1. A Vegan Handbag
Handbags can be tricky for vegans. Either they’re leather, which is off limits, or ‘vegan leather’, which is often environmentally harmful plastic.
This gorgeous bag, though, is vegan friendly, and is made by top luxury vegan bag brand Matt and Nat. They create a wide selection of vegan satchels, vegan backpacks, vegan purses and vegan briefcases for both men and women. The company often uses recycled plastic bottles and materials like cork in their designs, making them better for the planet. A brand that sits high on the vegan gift list!
Pricing: From around $140 Best for: The working man or woman
2. A Piece of Statement Jewelry
Which woman doesn’t secretly hope to receive a box containing a piece of stunning jewellery? But if you care about the planet and supporting eco-friendly brands, then you’ll be wanting something that aligns with your ethics as well as your style.
Leigh Miller creates stunning, statement jewellery using an ancient technique of lost wax casting upon where she sculpts and hand-hammers each piece into organic forms. The Lava gold-tone multi-stone necklace, set with amethyst, moonstone and rose quartz the pendant is hung on a gold chain and will add a touch of luxury to any outfit. This is the perfect piece of eco-friendly jewellery that should be on everyone’s luxury vegan gift list!
Pricing: $320 Best for: The jewellery lover with a heart of (recycled) gold!
3. Non-Toxic Luxury Scented Candles
Who doesn’t love a luxury candle? They smell wonderful, they make a home warm and cosy, and they make a great gift. But if you’re buying one, just make sure it’s made from natural vegetable wax and pure oils – with no beeswax or lead in the wick! (yep, that’s a common thing).
Few candles are as natural AND luxurious as this Sacre scented candle by BULY 1803. It’s infused with notes of pine, (synthetic) honey and juniper to create a calming aroma at home. The elegant green marble container is topped with a glass dome which both preserves the fragrance and protects it from impurities.
Pricing: $160 Best for: The luxury vegan lover who knows quality when they see it
4. A Vegan Subscription Box
After the year we’ve had with lockdowns I think it’s fair to say we’re all hoping for a better 2021, right? Well, a subscription box is a perfect luxury vegan gift to help spread a little joy into next year. Unlike a one-time gift, a subscription box will send a monthly treat to your recipient, lasting long after the holiday season has come to an end.
There are lots of boxes to choose from here, but as a luxury vegan gift, we recommend the Love Goodly box. Each box will contain 4-5 full-sized products which are always cruelty-free, non-toxic, and vegan, as well as organic, non-GMO and eco-friendly.
The items allow the recipient to really indulge in some self-love, with luxury gifts including vegan beauty and skincare products, a vegan style or home accessory, plus an occasional healthy vegan snack and wellness item. No matter what is going on around us, it’s a fantastic way to send someone you love a monthly care package.
Pricing: From around $50 Best for: Giving a luxury vegan gift that keeps on giving!
5. The Perfect Energy Boost From Nature
Know a coffee lover who’s aiming to cut down caffeine? MUD\WTR has created the ultimate coffee alternative which makes the perfect morning cuppa.
With 1/7th the caffeine that coffee has, MUD\WTR gives you a natural energy boost with its organic ingredients – minus the jitters and caffeine crash!
This trial kit makes the perfect luxury gift to get started. It comes with 30 servings of MUD\WTR , a sample of their creamer and an electronic frother – perfect for whipping up the perfect beverage!
Pricing: $40 Best for: Health food fanatics, coffee lovers
6. Unisex Vegan Kicks
The perfect pair of white lace up vegan trainers is a welcome luxury gift to anyone! But especially when they’re unisex, and made from recycled plastic bottles, like this pair by Rothy’s. We love that they’re also made by a 3D printing technique that leaves zero waste behind.
These are a classic style that look fab with everything from tights and jeans to skirts and dresses.
Pricing: $165 Best for: Active men and women
7. 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 a great luxury vegan gift! 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.
Pricing: From around $3 a month Best for: Serious animal lovers and conservationists
8. A Gorgeous Unisex Vegan Watch
Love someone who enjoys coffee – alongside the finer things in life? A watch with a band made from java grounds may be the perfect luxury vegan gift!
In an innovative collaboration with Kaldi’s Coffee, sustainable watch brand JORD have introduced another industry first: real coffee in a watch. Yep! Every part of this watch has designs which are steeped in coffee – literally!
The watch comes with a soft, adjustable strap made from a premium cork-infused vegan leather called Suberhide, which is 100% vegan and sustainable. Encased in the ring of the watch are tiny coffee beans, and the minimalist dial depicts the 6 colour changes of the coffee bean roasting progress.
The only thing this watch won’t do is make you an actual coffee to drink, but luckily this gift set includes both a stainless steel insulated thermos and a bag of Kaldi espresso 700 blend coffee – perfect for battling any Monday morning!
Pricing: Around $200 Best for: A collector’s edition timepiece for the coffee lover in us all.
9. The ‘Thinking of You’ Friendship Gift
2020 has been a tough year, and many of us have missed out on precious moments with our loved ones. With the rest of the year still uncertain, it’s the perfect time to show that special someone that you’re thinking of them with this luxury vegan gift.
The Long Distance Friendship Lamp is the perfect way to show your love from afar. It works like this: you touch your lamp and theirs will emit the same glow to send a little ‘I’m thinking of you right now’ message their way. Plus, the cosy colours are perfect for winter nights.
Pricing: Around $200 (for two lamps) Best for: Showing someone that you care when you’re not nearby
10. A Must-Have Kitchen Gadget
The Vitamix has become the ultimate kitchen accessory for any lover of cooking, cocktails and self-care. I’m talking use-it-every-day, can’t-live-without-it type of blender!
Whether you’re wanting to make a smoothie, nut milk or to blend together a soup, the Vitamix is a powerful blender that will change your life. With its sleek, modern design, it’ll look fabulous on any kitchen counter, and for vegans, this is a must-have luxury gift. I personally use mine around 3-4 times a week to make watermelon juice, smoothies or vegan soups.
Pricing: Starting from $149 Best for: Anyone who loves incorporating fruit and veg into their vegan diet. This will change their life!
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