Ho ho ho! I hope everyone is doing well? Can you believe we’re already thinking about CHRISTMAS? Me either. I do however love this time of year, and I usually put together a bunch of different gift guides but this year I just wanted to focus on fun stocking fillers that are all vegan friendly and under £30, yay!
I know vegans can be hard to buy for, as if you’re not one yourself it can appear to be a bit of a minefield. I know both Charlie and my family have made comments before about it being tricky as there’s quite a few things to look out for – dairy being an obvious one but also sneaky things such as lanolin in cosmetics, cochineal in sweets and leather/suede trims on clothing and even stationary. Everything in this guide is listed as vegan friendly, so if you’re buying for your vegan friend, family member or secret santa hopefully this will be of help! Or perhaps you’re vegan and looking to treat yourself, in which case GO FOR IT! I’ve listed each product I’ve featured with a link so you can easily check them out, but if you have any questions or comments you can leave these in the section below or feel free to tweet me.
*post contains PR samples but all opinions are mine all mine!
Skincare and beauty make for the perfect stocking fillers, yet knowing which brands are vegan can be a little tricky. Often people confuse ‘cruelty free’ to mean vegan but unfortunately this just isn’t the case. It may be cruelty free which is great but could still contain animal ingredients. On the other hand it could be classed as ‘vegan’ but not be cruelty free. All of the below skincare is cruelty free and vegan!
The Supergreens skincare set comes from one of my favourite brands, Sukin and it’s worth popping into your local Holland & Barrett to see what other gift sets they have on offer. I always find their skincare to be gentle and nourishing. Their moisturisers are a particular favourite of mine.
The Dr Bronner 18 in 1 soap is a real cult product and has SO many uses! Hair, face, body, pets, and even the dishes. Yep, really. Your receipt is bound to put this product to good use, versatile to say the least.
Neek lipsticks are favourites of mine and are also 100% natural, if you order now you can also benefit from free next day delivery in the UK. They have 8 gorgeous shades that are all totally up my street, and I’m sure any female vegans would be delighted to see one in their stocking.
For skincare and cosmetics that look good enough to eat then be sure to have a little look at Miss Patisserie, the cupcake bath bombs are too pretty to use! I’d also recommend their bath slabs and face masks.
For a vegan and ethical gift, the Fair Squared set ticks all of the boxes and is certified by Peta, Vegan Society and Fairtrade, it’s the perfect stocking filler for ethically conscious vegans. The Ethical Traveller Set is ideal for vegans on the go!
For accessible skincare you can pick up on the high street, Nature’s Alchemist can be found in Superdrug – which by the way is a fab place to buy affordable vegan skincare. The Nature’s Alchemist formulas are gentle and paraben free. The balancing clay face mask is a particular favourite of mine.
During winter I find my hair and scalp aren’t in the best condition. Give them a boost with the award winning Samol herbal hair and scalp oil which provides essential nutrients and a unique, powerful blend of cold pressed oils. The 10ml is just £5.40 and a cute little addition to any stocking.
For the vegan who loves their high end skincare, I’d definitely recommend Nadur, the packaging is slick and the product is just fantastic. The gentle cleanser and makeup remover has become an absolute staple of mine and although it’s a little pricy at £26 it makes it perfect gift material.
Vegan secret santa? The Bencos Winter Dream Gift Set is a fabulous option at just £10.95 and includes a lip balm, shower gel and body lotion. All ingredients are certified organic and 100% natural.
Treat your vegan friend or family to a luxurious Organii shower gel, priced at £5.95 it is a little more expensive than your Original Source but the quality, organic ingredients are definitely a little more luxurious and leave your skin feeling silky soft. They also make great bubble baths too!
Would it be Christmas without chocolate, NEVER! People always assume as I’m vegan I can’t eat chocolate but that’s so not the case. There are tonnes of amazing vegan chocolate brands out there, as well as your standard supermarket dark chocolate bars. For Christmas though I think it’s nice to indulge in something a little special!
The Raw Halo bars are one of my favourites, they come in a variety of interesting flavours such as goji berry, crispies (my personal fave) and pink Himalayan salt. All of the bars are vegan, organic, gluten and refined sugar free. Is it ok to call this healthy eating? Because I’m gonna.
For luxury packaging and beautiful flavours the Booja Booja truffles are where it’s at. Vegans and non-vegans will devour these in an instant. Due to their higher price point I tend to only have these on special occasions, Christmas is the perfect excuse!
A great gift idea for new vegans or those who want to improve their skills in the kitchen are the Creative Nature home baking sets! You can buy the baking bundle for £17.99 and enjoy delicious homemade vegan muffins and brownies, YUM.
I’ve only recently found out about The Goodness Project but I’m so glad I did as they create fabulous vegan hampers full with delicious treats, usually alongside a couple of high quality skincare products. Alternatively you can sign up to a subscription and receive a box of goodies every month, and if you’re also gluten free don’t fret – there’s a GF friendly box too. I think this is a super thoughtful and fantastic gift that keeps on giving all year round. So if anyone wants to sign me up – feel free….
And finally we have the Protein Ball Co. taster box which I must admit I am ADDICTED too! The lemon and pistachio protein balls are delicious and a great on-the-go snack. You can buy the taster boxes for just £22, or sign up to a monthly subscription. Oh and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming advent calendar!
So there we have it, I hope this guide of stocking fillers is handy to anyone out there looking to buy for their vegan mates or family, or perhaps you just want to try out some fantastic vegan brands yourself. There are tonnes of brilliant options out there, and it seem that the vegan movement is absolutely exploding at the moment. Happy shopping!