If you have a Vegan friend or a friend who just turned Vegan and are confused about what to get them this Christmas worrying that they might over analyze your gift and get fussy and pick on its make or produce, then fear not because Pookipoiga’s offers some amazing and unique choices of Vegan products that will surely light up that Eco-conscious friends face!
Vegan Certified Chocolates
Bring a sweet smile on your friend this Christmas with Bellabery’s Vegan Friends Dark Chocolate or Christmas Survival Milk Bar. Enjoyable and all-natural these chocolates come with expressive, fun and witty packaging and use Rainforest Alliance cocoa in their milk and dark chocolate which provides cocoa farmers across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia with the tools and incentives to farm sustainably.
On the other hand, if you are looking for vegan chocolates with deeper and distinctive flavors go for Bennetto’s Organic Dark Chocolate with Orange and Chilli or Organic Dark Chocolate Amaranth and Sea Salt. These products have no added dairy, gluten or soy and are Vegan certified through the Vegan Society and coeliac society approved.
If your friend wants to try out new vegan recipes or loves entertaining guests with a vegan feast, then surprise them with books such as Vegan Goodness, Vegan for Good or 15 minutes Vegan on a budget. These cookbooks feature delightful recipes of plant-based dishes that are both inventive and simple with no compromise on taste!
Aside from these multi-functional books for the already established vegan try presenting your newly turned vegan friend with the book How to be Vegan and Keep Your Friends. This book helps one to go about life without compromises, excuses or apologies with tips and tricks for being a better or more easy-going vegan.
Eat Out Vegan
On the other hand, if your friend rather prefers eating out vegan and doesn’t cook, then Pookipoiga’s Melbourne Vegan Compass is the best choice ultimate guide to the Melbourne Vegan scene that saves one from tediously searching online. Featuring reviews and articles on 80 + vegetarian and vegan cafés and restaurants across the whole of Melbourne this compass guides vegans on the perfect culinary adventure!
Comfortable Vegan Shoes and Socks
Run, walk and snug vegan with shoes from TOMS and socks from Conscious Step. Apart from being vegan and sustainable, these brands help address environmental issues such as health, education, climate change and so on. For example, TOMS’ shoes such as the Panda Camo Black Alpargatas which features a print of a panda shows the brand's support of the WildAid conservative programme of giant pandas like the ones from the Sichuan Province of China. TOMS also helps address need and advance health, education and economic opportunity for children and their communities around the world.
Similarly, Conscious Step promotes causes through producing socks for oceans, rainforests, hunger, water, deadly diseases. These socks crafted from the highest quality GOTS cotton supports the movement to combat deforestation, protect our environment and repopulate our oceans.
Vegan Bathroom Goodies
Present your friend with these incredible bathroom essentials such as The Aromatherapy Co.’s Therapy Garden Hand and Body Lotion or Therapy Hand Cream Uplift. For the friend who loves the spa and looks forward to a long and relaxing bath go for Summer Salt Body’s Coconut Milk Bath, Sea Clay Mask, Wild and Free Shampoo, Three Mini Scrubs Pack or Triple Soak Pack. The All Australian Gift Pack (soaps) from ANSC can be added to this along with Aromatherapy Co.’s Therapy Garden Citronella Candle or the humorous and non-toxic, I love how these so called Vegans……candle from Damsel Fly. All these products are made from natural products such as that uplifts all senses.
Vegan Alternative Accessories
For the fashion-conscious ones who want to walk out in a vegan style, present Tonle’s Anna Clutch Bag that is hand-printed and finished with a recycled vegan leather strap or Elvis & Kresse’s Weekend bag, Wrap-Around Cufflink or West End Belt made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose.
Vegan Kitchen Implements
If your friend is planning to make his or her kitchen all-vegan including using cleaning equipment of the same then try presenting stuff like the Veggie Brush Med or the Kitchen Scrubber from Eco Max. For preserving food there are Reusable Clear Food Wraps from Seed and Sprout and Food Cover Single from 4 My Earth. For the ones who carry lunch to work go for Seed and Sprout’s Insulated Lunch Bag or 4 My Earth’s Insulated Lunch Bag.
Vegan for the Kids
For the friends who are on a mission to get their kids or grandchildren to become Vegan or prefer to gift them the same then the Natural eco paints: eco-friendly plant based paint kit for children from Eco Crayons is a perfect choice. Made from 100% plant ingredients, the color range is derived from plant, root, spice, and flower pigments. Apart from being gluten free, nut free and dairy free, these safe alternatives are also free from non-renewable mined clay and micas. Being 100% non-toxic and free from synthetic colors and chemicals, Natural Eco paints are food grade which means that it’s ok if the little ones make it in their mouths.
For the babies, Pebble Toys' rattles are the perfect vegan gift. Knitted using organic cotton which is grown without pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and GMOs, these adorable toys are the initial stage of becoming vegan.