Christmas Gift Ideas – Our Top Picks!
With Christmas just around, we’ve got you covered at this year’s World Vegan Day Festival. There really is something for everyone and you will be able to buy a range of unique, cruelty-free presents for all your loved ones.
Here we’ve compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas for you to start working with…
1. Cooking with Kindness Recipe Book (Edgar’s Mission)
Learn how to make a range of delicious and nutritious vegan dishes with recipes from some of the best vegan-friendly cafes and restaurants around Australia.
This cookbook has been put together by Pam Ahern, the founder of Edgar’s Mission, and all royalties from sales go towards supporting the not-for-profit organisation that provides a sanctuary for rescued farm animals as well as raising awareness about a cruelty-free lifestyle through education and advocacy.
Check out this chic, unisex, black faux leather belt! It is made from an upcycled bike tyre and is built to last while looking stylishly sexy.
Velvety produces sustainable, vegan ethical fashion for both men and women, with a vast selection of beauty products, clothes, accessories and soy candles!
5. A sustainable, designer top (Spliced Eco Fashion)
Spliced Eco Fashion is a sustainable clothing brand run by a designer/dressmaker who constructs garments from 100% up cycled fabrics. You will never have to worry about turning up to an event in the same outfit as someone else with one of Sharon’s funky designer one-off, handmade fashion pieces!
7. Turmeric Up Your Life (Golden Grind)
Commonly used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine, turmeric (a bright yellow spice most commonly growth in parts of Asia) has been shown to have a plethora of health benefits. It can aid digestion, help support healthy liver function, act as a strong antioxidant, stimulate contractions of the gallbladder, help aid the symptomatic relief of dysmenorrhea (TCM) and help relieve mild rheumatic joint pain.
Golden Grind has created a range of turmeric-based products and this pack offers a complete turmeric solution with everything from golden lattes, chocolate, tea, beauty products and capsules.
9. The 25-Piece Chocolate Gift Box (Medita Chocolates)
They say when it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. So why not spoil your loved ones with a mouth-watering chocolatey delight. This gift box includes the full selection of Medita’s ganache-filled chocolates, including the delicious new flavours vanilla, olive oil, backberry and salted almond.
Medita Chocolates is a boutique Melbourne-based chocolatier that handcrafts delectable chocolates using the finest plant-based ingredients. Their chocolates are vegan, gluten free, soy free and refine sugar free.
11. Vegan Card (Vegan Card)
Celebrate your veganism and take advantage of discounts at vegan businesses with a vegan card.
Vegan Card is the first Australia-wide and international vegan discount card, with discounts at businesses in every state and territory. It entitles the cardholder to a 5-20% discount at participating vegan retailers.
2. A Magnetic Monkey (Happily Made)
A cute little knitted monkey toy!
These are handmade and fairtrade. Happily Made’s ethically-produced products provide income and financial independence for women in rural Cambodia who have no other access to meaningful employment.
4. Vegan Bags
This gorgeous red crossbody handbag comes with two exchangeable and adjustable straps, has a modern floral lining, four practical inner compartments as well as a hidden compartment under the collar.
All the bags sold by vegan bags are made from high-quality, soft PU that is embossed to look like leather. They are 100% Vegan, free from toxic dyes and ethically manufactured by hip German label ZWEI.
6. Magic Backpack (Scarlett Vegan Bags)
We are loving the SCARLETT ‘Magic Backpack’ in emerald colour. Made from PETA Certified Vegan leather, this little beauty features two main zip closure compartments, adjustable straps and a classic, minimalistic design.
SCARLETT bags is a Melbourne-based online vegan boutique, specialising in handbags and other accessories. They aim to produce quality to products with a simple, eternal style.
8. Original Silky CocoVelle (CocoVelle)
Give the gift of ‘intelligent indulgence’ with a packet of CocoVelle Originale – a coconut milk based powder, which contains organic and unrefined muscovado, coconut blossom sugars and delicate spices sourced from around the world.
CocoVelle is a small Melbourne-based business that handcrafts the world’s first creamy cafe-style coconut drink made with real coconut & the finest all-natural ingredients. The product is naturally free from gluten and wheat, lactose, caffeine, hydrolysed trans-fats, artificial colours, flavours and preservatives, and is absolutely delicious.
10. A massage voucher (Earth Healing Therapies)
Some pampering and relaxation is in order with a voucher for a massage at Earth Healing Therapies.
Lisa Morrison has been working in healing therapies for 7 years when she first started her training in Reiki. Her services include massage, reflexology, Indian head massage and bamboo massage to help heal physical symptoms as well as emotional ones. She also provides these treatments on animals, so pets are welcome.