What to Buy a Vegan for Birthday
Trying to find a gift for family and friends can be challenging and stressful. What if some of them are vegan? Do you struggle even more? In this guide, we have tried to list some of the best gift options for your vegan person which would make them feel extra special and loved.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is a philosophy and conscious way of living. It seeks to exclude as much as possible exploitation of animals for clothing, food, cosmetics and any other purpose.
The Vegan Society provides the following definition:
"A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
This implies that vegans actively seek animal free alternatives. Here in Australia, we have got some great companies trying to provide such products to consumers (think Sukin for example when it comes to amazing skin products).
What Gifts would put a smile on Vegan's face?
Although at first glance it may seem a bit of a challenge to choose a suitable gift for the vegan in your life, it’s not as stressful as it may appear, and just requires a little extra thought.
You can choose from straw bags, wallets, belts, wood watches, and wooden Apple watch bands.
Alcohol based products are usually welcome unless they are cream based liqueurs or contain honey. You can personalise bar accessories like drink ware to make a great match with such liqueurs, or even a beer lover's kit which includes a personalised bottle opener.
If you wish to find cosmetics (think handmade soap), and food items (think dark chocolates!) from your favourite shops or by doing some search online.
Explore your options and see which is the best gift that speaks to you when deciding. Your little research will always be appreciated and remembered for a long time to come. Happy Shopping!