If you’re struggling for ideas on what to get your loved ones this year, look no further than our christmas gift guide, full of our top picks from some of our favourite shops and companies. Our suggestions are separated into four categories and the prices vary from £2.49 to £745, so no matter what your budget, there’s bound to be something here you’ll love!
Moo Free Hammy’s Selection Box £4.79 at Holland & Barrett
No christmas morning is complete without a chocolate selection box, are we right? So this award winning full-size Hammy’s selection box by Moo Free is the perfect replacement to the usual dairy one. In addition to being vegan, they are also dairy free, gluten free, and soya free. Each box contains a delicious bag of Choccy Drops, a cute Santa bar, a marvellous Snowman bar, a mouth tingling Minty Moo bar, and a mouth watering Cheeky Orange bar.
Bailey’s Almande Dairy Free at Whole Foods Shops across the UK
Before we became vegan, we used to love drinking Baileys at Christmas. Now Bailey’s have come out with a dairy free version, so this year you too, don’t have to miss out, and can still indulge in your favourite festive drink! You can also get a similar alternative from M&S called ‘Chocolate & Coconut’ which is also on offer at the moment.
Booja Booja Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles £6.99 at Holland & Barrett
If you’re a fan of anything chocolate and hazelnut, these chocolates from Booja Booja will be right up your street. The first time we both tried these a couple of years ago we inevitably devoured them all in one evening! Booja Booja is an excellent company and each chocolate is dairy free, organic, and gluten free. If chocolate hazelnut isn’t your thing, there are also a range of other flavour combinations for you to try.
Divine Dark Chocolate Coins £2.49 at The Vegan Kind
Whether you are buying for someone young or old, these dark chocolate coins from Divine make the perfect little stocking filler treat!
Skincare, Makeup, and Fragrance
PHB Ethical Beauty Beautiful Hands Bundle (Hand Wash & Hand Cream) £15.68 ON OFFER
This beautiful hands bundle from PHB Beauty will be spot on for anyone you know who struggles with dry hands in the winter. Everything from PHB Beauty is natural, vegan, cruelty free, eco-friendly, and 20% of all their profits go to charity, so you can have confidence knowing that your money is going somewhere good.
Like PHB Ethical Beauty, Lush are a wonderful company with great ethics, and all of their products are absolutely divine. This Night Before Christmas Christmas Gift Box is one of them, containing their ‘Shoot For The Stars’ bath bomb, and their ‘Christmas Eve’ bubble bar. Lovely!
Charlotte Tilbury’s award winning filmstar bronze & glow contour kit will be brilliant for women who love to achieve a natural, healthy, sun kissed look with their makeup.
Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara £17.10 at Debenhams ON OFFER
Anyone who likes to have thick, volumised lashes will love this mascara. It’s unique collagen-fueled formula thickens, lengths, and curls after just one coat. Swipe on 3 coats for the most luscious, dramatic, volumized lashes possible!
Kat Von D ‘Studded Kiss’ Lipstick £17 at Debenhams
This lovely lipstick by Kat Von D comes in 39 shades and is formulated with colour cushion technology to keep lips feeling velvety soft whilst delivering bold, long-lasting colour and full coverage saturation. Lips are also kept supple thanks to a powerful antioxidant complex infused with vitamins A, C and E.
This Sigma warm neutrals volume 2 eyeshadow palette contains all the right colours to get you in the Christmassy mood. The 12 shades in the palette include Charmer: a ballet pink frost, Iconic: a brown-burgundy shimmer, and Fools Gold: a gunmetal with intense gold glitter.
Barry M Nail Paint in Raspberry £2.99 OFFER- Free lip and nail duo when you spend £8 on Barry M at Superdrug
Another great little stocking filler or gift for secret santa, this Barry M nail varnish in Raspberry will be the perfect finishing touch to any party outfit. For a limited time Superdrug are also giving away a free lip and nail duo pack when you spend £8 on Barry M, so what are you waiting for? Get shopping!
This Pearly Queen Bomb Shell brushes set includes 12 gorgeous brushes in stunning blush, rose gold, and hot pink colours -made of the highest quality synthetic hair. The brushes are kept in a shell shaped case that has a holographic finish and a rose gold zip & detailing, complete with a pretty sky blue lining. Spectrum Collections’ brushes are favoured by the stars and makeup artists on Britains most popular television programmes, and they are a PETA registered and Vegan trademarked cruelty free brand.
Kat Von D recently came out with two new perfumes, Saint (left) and Sinner (right), each one with its own personality. Saint, which’s scent is dreamy, romantic and alluring, and Sinner, which is dark, sultry, and empowering. These perfumes can be worn either alone or together and can be bought to suit the person you’re buying for.
Clothes And Accessories
We first discovered Sassyspud this year at Leeds’ vegan festival where we saw two of the shops’ tops on display, and instantly we fell in love. The small shop is run by Jessica who hand draws all of her clever and funny designs to not only bring awareness to veganism, but make people smile at the same time! We both could buy everything that is in her shop we love her creations so much!
Cream Fox Knit Socks £6.99 ON OFFER at New Look
Help keep your loved ones’ feet nice and warm with these cream fox slipper socks from New look. As well as keeping you nice and cosy, the cute design is sure to put a smile on the wearer’s face!
Know the time wherever you are with this beautiful watch from Olivia Burton, featuring a lovely floral and rose gold design.
Skinnydip Angel Avo Phone Case £6.00 ON OFFER
As you may know, skinny dip do the best phone cases, and so if you have a friend who is extra clumsy like us, (and loves avocados) a protective case for their phone we’re sure will be hugely appreciated.
If you’re really wanting to splash out, this small star shoulder bag by Stella Mccartney is the way to go. Free from leather and fur, this bag is crafted from soft Alter-Nappa, and adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit.
Gold Rudolph Mug £5.99 at New Look
Lets face it, every hot chocolate tastes better when served in a cute mug, so this Christmas, treat yourself or a friend to this gold rudolph mug from New Look. Whipped cream and chocolate moustache here we come! (Find our Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate recipe here)
The Vegan Kind Monthly Subscription Box £10 or £15 per month (plus p+p)
For something a little different, give someone the gift of receiving a subscription box full of vegan goodies from The Vegan Kind- either lifestyle or beauty themed.
The New Vegan Cookbook by Aine Carlin £5.00 at Amazon ON OFFER
A follow up to her successful first book Keep It Vegan, Aine Carlin’s ‘The New Vegan’ cookbook is great for people who are just starting out with a plant based/vegan diet. It is not only filled with fab recipes, but also has lots of helpful advice and tips on how to eat and live this way.
Cuisinart Easy Prep Pro Food Processor £119.99 at Lakeland ON OFFER
In our opinion, no kitchen is right without a food processor, and so this would be the perfect prezzie for the woman who loves to cook. A multi-talented appliance, the Easy Prep Pro chops dry, cooked and raw ingredients, slices fruit and veg into perfect 2mm or 4mm thicknesses, grates cheese, fruit or veg into fine or medium grade, mixes dips, dressings, batters and mayonnaise, mixes dough and purées soups, smoothies and baby food. All removable parts are dishwasher safe for easy clean-up.
‘Oh Christmas Tree’ Candle £5.00 from Harpers Candles
Another fantastic find this year at Leeds vegan festival was Harper’s candles, a small but lovely business that sells quirky candles made of soy wax. This ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ seasonal candle is simply Christmas in a tin, smelling of pinecones, cedar, and spices.