Vegan Gift Ideas
This year’s list is segmented into wellness gifts, fashion and beauty gifts, as well as food and cooking gifts. So let’s go!
Dohm Sound Machine
This is the sound machine I have and use nightly. I like to have diffused noise, but don’t love the white noise sound that most machines offer. This one has soothing ambient sounds of rushing air, rather than that electric-sounding white noise. Here is the same model on amazon.ca, just not available in black.
Bloom Daily Planner
Last year I began a daily gratitude journal, and did so in a simple, inexpensive calendar. It’s made a big difference for me. We know that gratitude has a powerful impact on our thoughts, beliefs, and daily lives. Moreover, I have found using my daily planner helpful to connect my daily gratitude with my activities and appointments for the day. I prefer a tangible journal to my phone or any other digital option. I’m sharing this Bloom version (Cdn link), but you may want to shop around on amazon for another that suits you, and that might be an even better deal.
Complement: ESSENTIAL Vegan Supplement (and 10% OFF!)
Personal story: Last year I had a blood test. The first one since my last pregnancy 12 years ago. That’s shocking enough, I know (this is what happens with moms, right)?!
My vitamin D levels were woefully low. Then, more recently seeing my naturopath concerning stiffness/pain in areas, she advised I increase my EPA intake. I was mistakenly taking a DHA product, since my Complement stock ran low and I haven’t been able to get shipments through my US mailbox. Very long story made short: I’ve placed an order to get my Complement to Canada, because it truly is the most comprehensive vegan supplement.
When I interviewed Julieanna Hever recently, she explained how we need to be mindful of notable nutrients: B12, D, DHA/EPA, iodine, Vitamin K2, and zinc. Complement formulates all of these in their “plus” capsule (and the spray will soon include it as well)!
And guess what? You get a discount code on this too! Purchase here for 10% off, using code WELLNESS10 at checkout. Offer ends December 5th.
I worked with Christy Robinson to bring you these two beautiful necklace designs. Either would be a lovely, affordable gift!
1) Vegan Plant-Power in recycled sterling silver
2) Vegan Gem Necklace in recycled sterling silver with real natural gemstones
These aren’t a typical pick for a vegan gift guide, but guys, they are dreamy!
They are loose on the legs, have pockets, and are dreamy soft! I wear a size up from the leggings, because I like a looser fit for joggers. I love them for yin and restorative classes, but also just for casual wear. Get yo’self a pair!
And if the traditional leggings are what you need, you can’t go wrong with the Align Leggings.
Bath and Beauty
I have posted about Pacifica perfumes before. Our daughters love those.
And I love these new liptints! They go on smooth and aren’t sticky – you know, when your hair gets glommed on to your lip gloss? #nothanks 🤨 These give a moisture-rich touch of color with a light natural fragrance. I wear mine daily! (Pacifica products on amazon.ca)
More of a splurge than the liptint, because it’s an investment in your precious skin. And I’ll tell you, I’ve heard from some of you that did take advantage of the OCosmedics bonus offer and loving the products.
Also, I’ve heard from people that are so impressed with the kind customer care that Jackie provided. She consults with you online, sends the products with extra notes, and offers follow-up. That’s rare when purchasing skincare – or anything. Gift yourself or someone else you love. (Pssst: tell Jackie that Dreena sent you and she’ll give you a bonus treat!)
These bath products are lovely and this set is very affordable. With shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo it’s a sweet, simple gift for teenagers or anyone!
Vegan and fragranced with essential oils, these bath bombs would be appreciated by anyone that loves a good soak! (Here are natural vegan bath bombs on amazon.ca.)
Treats & Snacks
I wish I could try these! I found them on amazon but they cannot be delivered to Canada. 😫 These look quite delicious, using just fruit and dark chocolate, with a touch of sea salt. If you are fortunate enough to try them, let me know how they taste, k?!
Indeed an unexpected entry for a gift guide! But I love these pumpkin seeds, and have been having a darn hard time finding them in Canada recently. 😫 I never cared for raw pumpkin seeds until these. They have 2 ingredients: pumpkin seeds and sea salt. They taste roasted, yet are sprouted and raw – and also oil-free. To buy in stores they are usually pricey, usually $22. Amazon.com has the best price I’ve seen, and I haven’t yet found them on amazon.ca.
Wait, cooks should want a fancy-schmancy knife, right? Well, yes, but then we have to keep it sharpened. Not all of us have the interest or time to do so. Make it easy for your vegan home cook, get them a self-sharpening knife! (amazon.ca link)
Natural follow to the yogurt starter is the Instant Pot, because homemade yogurt-making is one of its functions. But, you’ll use it for far more! (amazon.ca link)
Now, once you have an IP, you need a couple of extra sealing rings. Don’t make the same mistake I did, 😭 get yourself an extra sealing ring – or two! Another idea great gift is an IP steamer basket. (amazon.ca sealing ring).
The investment piece in this vegan gift guide: a food processor that will get the job done!
I have recommended the Breville food processor and toaster oven in my previous posts. And repeating the food processor this year! Why? Because I have heard from some of you that have picked it up and really, really love it. You might consider it a splurge, but it’s actually an investment. You will get your money back many times over making batches of hummus, dips, burger mixtures, and more.
Of course I will offer up my cookbooks as a lovely vegan gift! And, even though it won’t be released until next year…
I hope this roundup gives you some gift inspiration – and that you take in the discounts for yourself as well. Happy shopping! x Dreena
This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you buy through my link, your price is the same and I receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting my work. This post was originally published November 2019 and revised for 2020.