It’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time for you to start shopping for Vegan Valentine’s Day gifts. So your partner did Veganuary…and stuck with it. Buying Vegan Valentine’s Day gifts can be stressful especially if your Valentine has just gone vegan. Here are 16 of the best vegan Valentine’s Day gifts to take the stress out of your Valentine’s Day shopping, plus some groundrules for your shopping.
What Shouldn’t You Give a Vegan?
Buying Vegan Valentine’s Day gifts shouldn’t be complicated, but it can be. Especially if you ove a vegan but don’t know what to get them or even what is and isn’t vegan. Getting vegan Valentine’s Day gifts can be fraught because so many seemingly innocuous products aren’t vegan — like that shower gel you always used to buy Anton before he went vegan, or the sweater you found that would be perfect for Susie, except it contains silk.
Here’s what you should never buy a vegan:
- Non-vegan food (food that contains meat, fish, eggs, dairy, honey, gelatin, whey or other animal-derived ingredients)
- Makeup that has been tested on animals or that contains non-vegan ingredients (frequently used non-vegan ingredients include lanolin, beeswax and carmine)
- Bath and body products that have been tested on animals or that contain non-vegan ingredients
- Clothes made out of fur, leather, wool or silk
- Coats or bedding made with down or feathers
- Jewellery made with leather, feathers or pearls
- Homewares made with bone china
- Candles or other items made with beeswax or other bee products
- Non-vegan wine, champagne, beer or cider – that’s right, some alcohols aren’t vegan as some brands are filtered through egg whites or fishbladder. Find out which ones are vegan on Barnivore.
What to give a vegan then?
Don’t fear just because your might be confused about what vegan Valentine’s Day gifts to choose. I’m here to make your life easier! Here are the 16 best vegan Valentine’s Day gifts. If you’re a vegan and want to make sure you get a vegan gift this year, just forward this list to your partner!
And Cadry’s got you covered on how to deal if you do end up receiving a non-vegan gift.
The 16 Best Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts
The classic Valentine’s Day gift. For a vegan version, go for the best: Booja Booja hazelnut truffles. Booja Booja come in a few different flavours but the ones I love most (and the ones most people seem to like the most!) are the hazlenut truffles. Buy them here for just $13.70.
Another classic vegan Valentine’s Day gift. Not all candles are vegan (many are made with beeswax), but if you choose a soy wax candle like this Pacifica candle, you’re choosing a 100% vegan and eco-friendly candle! Buy the vegan Pacifica candle here for $18.63.
Skincare Gift Set
Treat your Valentine to a spa day. Lush (the bodycare brand) have spas in major cities and they offer a bunch of vegan and vegan-friendly treatments. The Spell is an AMAZING treatment — it’s way more than a massage (but I won’t give away the surprise) and would make a great gift. Buy a spa gift certificate here.
Budget-Friendly Homemade Spa
Can’t afford to send your sweetheart away on a spa day? Make your own spa at home! Grab a vegan face mask, a vegan bath bomb, some massage cream and make some tea or cucumber-infused water and a budget-friendly spa day is yours. (And so romantic!) Get it all here for just $43.20 total.
Vegan Heart Necklace
Another classic vegan Valentine’s Day gift: perfume. Some perfumes are tested on animals, or contain animal-derived ingredients, but all of Pacifica’s products are vegan. I recommend solid perfume because it’s so easy to transport; toss it in your bag without worrying about it spilling! Buy this vegan Pacifica solid perfume for just $9.99 here.
Shaving Cream & Aftershave Set
I don’t have any personal experience of aftershave, but I’ve heard good things about Pacific Shaving Company’s shaving products. This shaving cream and aftershave set is paraben-free and has been featured in USA Today and Men’s Health. Buy the vegan shaving set here for just $16.99.
Crystal Wine Glasses
Yes, wine really does taste different out of these crystal wine glasses, and if your Valentine is a wine buff, they’ll love this. Don’t forget to get them some vegan wine to go in the glasses! Buy the Riedel crystal wine glasses now for $39.15 for a set of 2.
Vegan Trip of a Lifetime
If you want to gift an experience, rather than thing, treat your loved one to the vegan trip of a lifetime. What’s more romantic than a trip to Italy? Vegan Travel Club organise completely vegan trips and vegan celebs go on some trips so you might just rub shoulders with the vegan cheese queen, Miyoko Schinner of Artisan Vegan Cheese (and eat some of her delicious cheeses!). Yum. Buy spots on a vegan tour here.
The Prettiest Vegan Watch Ever
This beautiful limited edition rose gold watch has a vegan leather strap. I’ve been coveting it for awhile, as have a lot of other vegans. Your vegan will love you for this watch. Buy it here for £120.
Budget-Friendly Homemade Dinner
Vegan Valentine’s Day gifts don’t have to be expensive. Show your Valentine how much you care by making him or her a gourmet-level vegan dinner. Grab yourself a copy of the vegan Bible (aka Veganomicon, the ultimate vegan cookbook), pick a recipe, light some vegan candles and serve it up with some vegan wine. Buy your cookbook/cheat sheet now to learn vegan recipes to knock the wool-free socks off your vegan loved one.
Vegan Makeup Brush Set
It’s pretty easy these days to find vegan makeup; even a lot of drugstore brands have gone vegan or mostly vegan! However, finding animal hair-free, vegan makeup brushes is still tricky. Surprise your Valentine with this eco-friendly, vegan bamboo makeup brush set. Buy it now for just $12.95.
Vegan Beard Oil and Brush Set
The Ultimate Gift: Go Vegan Yourself
The best gift of all? If you’re not not vegan…go vegan yourself (or at least try it for a month). If you think you need help, ask your vegan loved one. But if you prefer your advice and tips dispensed in book form, grab a copy of the 30 Day Vegan Challenge for $16.34.
More Vegan Gift Ideas
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