I love a good Christmas gift guide, I know there are SO many going around this time of year but nevertheless I felt I just had to put a few together! This year's series will also be a little different to previous years as I will only be featuring cruelty free and vegan products. Absolutely everything in terms of beauty is 100% cruelty free and I've researched all the brands and they are also stated to be vegan friendly too, but do let me know if you think I've read any false information anywhere!
When I first went Vegan I was sorry (but not too sorry) to say goodbye to my leather, wool and extensive collection of trainers, but being animal free isn't as restrictive as you may think. I've found tonnes of brands and vegan options from high street to high end that fill the gap perfectly.
Here's a little inspo to get you started for the vegan gal in your life...(and for anyone who wants to buy me a present x)
Evolve Skincare Set / Stella McCartney Backpack / Le Labo Fragrance / S'well Bottle / Cereal City Guide / Kapten & Son Watch / Topshop Puffa Jacket / Alexi Ring / Ecoya Candle / New Balance Trainers / Le Creuset Mug / HAY Wash Bag
I'm not sure where to start as I'm abso LOVING all of these items. The Stella McCartney backpack is obviously a total dream. Now that I've cleared out all my leather bags (eBay sale going up soon!) I'd love to replace them with a couple of high end vegan-friendly styles. I just can't quite bring myself to spend so much money in one go when I'm trying to save for travelling next year.
I've found tonnes of amazing vegan skincare brands in the past 6 months, head to Naturismo for a great selection including this cute little gift set from Evolve, the perfect stocking filler! Le Labo fragrances are vegan and cruelty free BUT quite pricy. You definitely have to be a real perfume lover, but the scents are utterly divine. If you want to give one a whirl there's a counter in the Liberty beauty hall which alway seems to tempt me over.
I'm definitely going to get myself a pair of the New Balance 420 trainers as a gift from me to me as they're actually made with faux leather, woohoo! There's a few different styles and colour ways but I'm feeling the black for a bit of a change. What do you think?
A few other stocking fillers for the cruelty free girl in your life, a candle is ALWAYS well received, especially in my books. I'm yet to try Ecoya but I've heard they're great quality, and more importantly, vegan friendly!
I've recently been thinking a lot about my plastic use, I'm trying to cut down on wasteful plastic bottles etc so the S'well bottle is perfect for this. Every little helps! Finally, I've realised that I don't actually own any rings that I particularly like so I've been hunting down different brands and came across Alexi on Instagram. I love this kissing ring, it's super simple but the type of design I've been after. Sold!
If you're after a gift that's a little more festive and SCREAMS CHRISTMAS, how about a super cute wreath from Cox and Cox? I've already got mine hanging on the door and it makes for a lovely home addition!
I hope you've enjoyed my first Christmas gift list! I'll be following up with cruelty free buys for him, as well as perhaps a stocking fillers - let me know if there are any particular posts you'd like to see!