5 Budget and Eco Friendly Gifts for Vegans

December 18, 2013

Still searching for those perfect, last minute holiday gifts? Why not try some eco-friendly, vegan tokens? The following are some unique and fun gifts for vegans in your life and all of them are under $50? Cool, huh?

BTCElement.com

BTCElements.com, $40.

How about his and her Beer Glasses?  These are really cool types of beer glasses and no, you don’t necessarily need to drink beer out of them. These glasses are just created from upcycled beer  and liquor bottles gathered from local bars, homes and events in San Diego, California. This company is called BottleHood and they created their company to help stimulate the economy while helping the environment. And they run anywhere from about $5-$15 for individual glasses. You can find these on a few places on the interwebs but individual glasses are on sale at Neatoshop.com and you can find his and hers glass sets for $40 at BTC Elements.

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Blissoma soy candles

How about some Aromatherapy?
These soy candles from Blissoma burn clean and have no dyes or artificial scents. They are 100% vegan and hypo-allergenic. You can get  a 3 pack of 4oz travel tins that come in three scents called Energize (Lime and Basil), Balance (Chammomile, ginger, orange), and Happiness (may chang, lime, frankincense, and petitgrain sur fleurs)for $45 or you can buy individual scented soy candles for $14.99 each.

 

How about Handmade beauty products?

Bare Bones BeautyBare Bones Body Care have these amazing cleansers and moisturizers that are made with minimal, all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, rose water, and lemon juice, just to name a few. Hypoallergenic, making it the best moisturizer for sensitive skin. Bare Bones happens to have their complete product line on sale for $30 (which yours truly has snatched up)! This package includes full-size products such as cleanser, toner, moisterizer, and two lip balms!

How About a Snack Box Subscription?

Vegan Cuts has awesome subscription boxes that make excellent gifts for vegans. This is an exceptionally cool gift for transitioning vegans. Vegan Cuts picks a variety of 7-10 sample- and full-size vegan snacks and ships it to you for your tasting pleasure! Products range from chips, protein bars, cookies, and sodas. Snack box isn’t your thing? Vegan Cuts also has a Beauty Box subscription that has the same concept but with vegan beauty products. One month subscription costs $25, but you can also give 3 and 6 month subscriptions as well.

How About Homemade Crafts and Treats?

A great way to give is to make your own Eco-friendly gifts. I love to bake and share yummy treats with friends and family. I usually bake cookies but anything from pies to homemade hot cocoa mix to homemade delicious chocolate candies are sure to be a hit (Check out this recipe for Christmas cookies or these allergen free cookies featured here on Peaceful Dumpling). Can you sew? You can recycle old sweaters into cute patchwork stuffed animals, or maybe make mittens with a matching hat. Give your gift in a reusable container and you’re sure to get on Santa’s (eco-friendly) nice list.

homemade rolodex

How about a homemade rolodex (made of recycled magazine subscription cards or card stock) to organize all the loosey business cards?

Also check out: The Best of Vegan Etsy for Holiday Gifts

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Photo: BCTelements; Blissoma; Bare Bones, Redpepperflakes via Flickr

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Krystle is the vegan blogger of The House of Snuggles. She currently resides in the desert with her furry family and when she’s not writing she’s baking, cooking, and exploring the possibilities life has to offer.

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