Looking for the best gifts to give to your vegan friends and family? Check out these options you can order online from websites other than Amazon.
Why shop online
Make choosing the perfect presents to give this year easy with this list of some my favorite vegan-friendly online sellers. You can shop from the comfort of your own home at any hour of the day. And you'll be supporting small businesses, many of them owned by women.
These companies all offer plant-based cruelty-free options of everything from cosmetics to home goods to specialty foods. You're sure to find something for everyone on your list, including yourself!
Cosmetics, handmade soaps, and candles
Allison's Artisan Goods sells handmade candles, soaps, and body care products. Everything is vegan and eco-friendly, and 10% of proceeds directly benefit housing and hunger in Orange County, California.
Use discount code VEGGIES10 at checkout for 10% off your entire order.
Some of my favorite items include the artisan soaps, the dish soap block, and the 100% soy wax candles in recycled glass jars with cork lids. New products and scents are added seasonally making Allison's Artisan Goods the perfect option for any occasion.
Love Goodly features non-toxic cruelty-free personal care products. This company founded by two Los Angeles based women gives back to organizations including Farm Sanctuary, Cure Cervical Cancer, Beagle Freedom Project, and Paw Works.
Gift options include gift boxes, bi-monthly subscription boxes, and individual products. You'll find some of my favorite brands such as Hurraw!, 100 Percent Pure, Pacifica, OSEA, and Axiology.
Spices, vegan cheese, olive oil and vinegar, and tea
Old Town Spice Shop in Fort Collins, Colorado sells herbs and spices from around the world. You'll find options such as their Flavors of the Middle East Gift box which contains Za'atar, Baharat, Shawarma seasoning, Aleppo Pepper, Rose Sugar, and Saffon Salt. And other boxes feature flavors of Italy, Mexico, India, and more.
They also sell loose teas and bitters for creating your own blends. Be sure to check the ingredients on each product though since not everything they sell is vegan.
Urban Cheesecraft from Portland, Oregon features cheesemaking kits including ones to make your own dairy-free cheeses at home. Vegan options include cheddar, mozzarella, brie, feta, ricotta, chÃ¨vre, fondue, spicy nacho sauce, and pepper jack.
Or you can opt for their cookbook One Hour Dairy-Free Cheese by Claudia Lucero which includes nut-free options.
Sonoma Harvest from Fairfield, California specializes in flavored balsamic vinegars and olive oils. You'll find unique flavors such as Passion Fruit White Balsamic Vinegar and Tahitian Lime Olive Oil.
Be sure to check the ingredients since they carry a few items that are not vegan friendly. And if you can't decide on a flavor, they offer a gift pack with an assortment of balsamic vinegars and olive oils.
The Locca is a boba tea shop from Orange County, California. They sell kits so you can make your own bubble tea at home with your favorite non-dairy milk such as oat, almond, or soy.
Even if you know how to make boba tea at home, the kits make it a lot easier and more fun since you can choose from assorted premium organic teas. And their tapioca pearls are sweetened with maple syrup instead of honey.
Eco-friendly kitchen essentials
Simply Straws reuseable straws, utensils, and drinkware make wonderful gifts. I personally have a collection of their glass straws in all different colors and sizes, including one for boba tea.
Use the discount code AMYKATZ at checkout for 10% off your entire order.
This women-owned company from Costa Mesa, California also makes stainless steel straws, mason jar lids, and kits to take your reusable straw and utensils with you on the go. You can even get customized straws and party packs.
Porter Lee's from Portland, Oregon specializes in eco-friendly homemade reusable products for the home. You'll find "Unpaper" reusable towels, "Unsponges" reusable sponges, and reusable cloth wipes in assorted colors and prints.
They make the switch to a more sustainable lifestyle easy, fun, and affordable. And this small family business also sells items for babies such as bibs, sheets, and teething rings.
Feed Your Face from New Paltz, New York makes gourmet vegan organic caramels in 14 different flavors. If you can't choose between vanilla, espresso, and maple, try the sampler pack.
Schmilk Chocolate from Colchester, Vermont makes artisanal vegan and dairy-free milk chocolate. The bars come in flavors such as original, toffee, and salted almond. If you can't decide which to order, try the variety pack.
I hope you enjoy these vegan gift ideas and that they help you find the perfect presents for your loved ones. And don't forget to treat yourself, too!