If there's a vegan in your life, chances are you've learned how to navigate eating out with them and you make sure to have dishes beyond basic salad to serve when they come over for dinner. But you may not realize that vegans don't only avoid eating meat, dairy, eggs, and honey—many also avoid wearing animal products (leather, suede, silk) and using products that are derived from animal ingredients or that have been tested on animals. For them, it's more than just a diet, it's a lifestyle.
But while you respect your vegan friends, it can make buying them gifts a bit challenging. Of course you want to give them something they'll love, plus you want to make sure it's cruelty-free. You could spend your time checking ingredients, reading labels, and emailing companies to be 100-percent certain you're choosing a vegan gift. Or you can simply select from this list.
We searched for gift ideas made from vegan ingredients and not tested on animals, as well as for products to make cooking vegan meals easier. Our standards: Everything had to also be high-quality, fashionable if it's clothing or accessories, appropriate for both new vegans and those who were vegan before it was trendy, and/or fun. We narrowed down the options to these 18 picks for women and men in a wide price range. From stocking stuffers and hostess gifts to gifts that keep giving and a splurge that'll make them love you forever, you can't go wrong with one of these humane gifts for vegans.
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