gifts for vegans

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Lindsey Blakley

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January 01, 2020

For the past decade, the number of vegans in the US has drastically grown, so there is a good chance that you may have a friend or two that have embraced veganism. We’re guessing that you’re here because you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift!

As fellow vegans, we have put together a list of 15 gifts for a vegan. Whether you are buying a “vegan gift for him” or a “vegan gift for her”, I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for them below.

The list below contains products that range in price from $20 to $200, but if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll find a list of inexpensive vegan gifts.

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A spiralizer is a decently priced gift that is perfect for any vegan. This tool will open up his or her cooking horizons. Especially, if the person enjoys eating raw food a lot of the time. This appliance can cut vegetables into ten different shapes including, angel hair, spaghetti, linguine, curly fry, and lasagna styled noodles. 

 

This company specifically, makes its spiralizer from 100% BPA-free plastic. Stating it is strong enough to withstand even the hardest veggies like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and beets. You will also receive an eBook with your purchase. 

Suggested uses:

8 Ways a Spiralizer Will Change Your Life

21 Easy to Follow Recipes

  • Cuts through veggies with ease

  • No mess, easy to clean up

  • All blades are marked

  • Comes with blade caddy and veggie catching container

  • Suction cups on bottom for stabilizing 

  • Blades won’t work properly if blade post isn’t in tight

  • Can get tiring when slicing tough vegetables

  • Catch container for veggies isn’t very big

“If you’re going to buy a spiralizer, buy something like this! The time saved from the hand held versions cannot be matched. I can spiralize a zucchini in less than thirty seconds and that’s while breaking off strips once they reach a certain length. It also has so many options! I can finally make the large zoodles I see at restaurants. Probably the only thing extra I could have thought for this is the ability to cut off strips oh, but it would be less safe that way.”

Matthew

“I love this spiralizer. It has 10 blades, and has a slot for all 10. It is compact but does a great job. It has a suction cup that holds everything tight as you use it. You just turn a lever and turn it back to lift it up to clean. I love the storage container that comes with it. I’m always using veggies in the kitchen so this is getting used a lot. Takes a small space in the cabinet. Has a booklet that shows which blades to use with what vegetable and has some recipes. Very happy with it.”

Gwen

“Good suction to countertop. Easy to learn. Easy to operate. Lots of different blades. Would recommend highly”

B. Allen
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Dehydrators are great for drying fruits, herbs, and vegetables. They are an amazing tool to have if the person receiving the gift loves to make their own vegan burger patties, fruit wraps, and even desserts. For those that claim themselves as raw vegans, this is a must-have in the kitchen. The food never reaches cooking temperatures, so everything is still considered raw.

This dehydrator comes with five trays and it is the perfect size for one person or even a small family kitchen. It also has a convenient digital timer on the front. The transparent lid and trays allow you to easily keep an eye on your food as it dehydrates. 

  • The five different trays allow for multiple food options

  • Great product at a great price

  • Easy to use

  • Comes with recipes

  • Holds a lot of food at once

  • Not the best plastic

  • Trays can break easily

  • Not as powerful as an industrial dehydrator

  • Hard to clean

“Love it. Love this dehydrator. I’ve used it several times since purchase, mainly for fruits and its wonderful. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced dehydrator that doesn’t take up a huge amount of counter space, this is for you. It’s also super quiet.”

Laura

“My friends always said I bought something odd! This is fabulous! EASY for lazy people like me! It has 5 trays! Totally enough for three boxes of strawberries. you can adjust the time and temperature. Before you go to bed to make it. When you wake up, you can enjoy it. And this won’t make a loud noise.”

Eurus

“I love this thing! I have used it a few times with lemon and sweet potatoes, and it works great!

 I love the amount of trays, and they settle into each other perfectly.

 Easy to clean, easy to use!!”

Henry
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This juicer packs a punch with its 1100 watts of power. Juicing vegetables is something any vegan will love to do. It beats going out to the local juice bar any day. This juicer has a wide mouth that can fit entire apples in at one time, and with little countertop space needed.

The company states you can make a 16oz drink in 8 seconds without any clogging or foaming. This brand also has a 3 and 4-year protection warranty available at purchase, but it comes with a 2-year warranty for no extra cost!

  • Easy to assemble

  • No mess, easy to clean up

  • Quick clean up

  • Suction cups on the bottom for stabilizing 

  • It’s quiet

  • Over-packing can cause malfunctions with the motor

  • Pulp doesn’t always go into the bin

  • Plastic cup is susceptible to cracking 

  • Doesn’t use entire fruit or vegetable

“I am in love with the large chute on this juicer. Half the time, if I decide against making juice, it would be because I didn’t want to go through the hassle of cutting all of the produce before juicing. This takes the need for that step away. I am beyond satisfied with this product!”

Amanda

“This juicer was so simple to use. I have had several other juicers and this one was the easiest and made the most juice. I feel like I am wasting less food and get more juice. I also recommend reading the tips sections in the booklet when you buy it because there are some really helpful tips in it.”

Jenn

“This is the first juicer I’ve ever purchased, and it makes quick work of the juicing process — pulp goes in the little bin and juice goes into the measuring cup. Not too many parts and pieces, and clean-up is not bad if you do so immediately. I have only experimented with a few vegetables but this is a powerful little machine. The seller was prompt, very pleasant and reasonable. Happy Juicing!”

Laura
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The Black and Decker rice cooker does more than cook rice. It comes with a tray so you can conveniently steam vegetables right on top of the rice you are cooking. This speeds up cooking time, while also freeing up some space.

This rice cooker comes in six different sizes to perfectly fit you and your family’s needs. It can be used to cook things like chickpeas, potatoes, beets, broccoli, carrots, rice and more. The diversity it offers in the kitchen is what makes this particular rice cooker stand out.

  • Non-stick cooking pot

  • Automatically flips to warm when done cooking

  • Easy to use

  • Easy to clean

  • Comes with a rice scooper

  • Water may spout over the top of the lid

  • Sometimes overcooks the rice

  • Sometimes the time flips before the rice is done cooking

  • Auto timer only works for cooking rice, not when steaming it

“This is the most perfect little appliance. I’ve cooked quinoa, barley & rice in it. It works very well. Reading the reviews before I bought it, I covered the steam hole with a lightweight cotton towel, to prevent a mess. No mess! Perfect for one person. Since it’s so small, it doesn’t take up much room, which is another plus. In a short time, you have a perfectly cooked grain! I cook the maximum amount & it lasts me for four meals. Love this thing!”

J. Manning

“Great little machine. I love all the things you can cook in it vs my 1990’s era steamer! This little guy had big shoes to fill-I LOVED my old steamer-and it’s easily my new favorite kitchen appliance it’s small & easy to store and very easy to clean. I have turned it off before it’s done cooking as my rice seemed (and was) done. Just keep an eye on it. But seriously people, it’s a good price, good brand, great buy.”

Erica

“I am cooking for two but I pack leftovers for lunch. This is the perfect size for 2-3 people. I enjoy rice but CANNOT cook it on the stove, I burn it every time. This rice cooker is great! It cooks perfect rice every time and I don’t even have to worry about it while I am cooking the rest of dinner. So nice!”

Whitney
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A Vitamix blender is no ordinary blender. This is the dream blender for most vegans. It is quiet and powerful. It also comes with a tamper to help push the food around to smooth it out even quicker. You don’t need to use it most of the time though. This blender does a fine job of blending pretty much anything.

It comes with a 48oz container and aircraft-grade stainless steel blades to cut through almost anything with ease. This blender also has ten different speed settings, making it perfect for blending up anything from liquids to nut butters. It also comes with a cookbook and the option to purchase a three-year protection warranty at check-out. 

  • Easy to clean

  • Works as a food processor

  • Easy to use

  • Doesn’t take up a lot of space

  • Powerful motor

  • Stalls out while blending thick products at times

  • Gets air pockets

  • Doesn’t come with cleaning tools

  • Cookbook is made for 60 ounce drinks, not 48 ounce ones. 

“This is great! I use it to make protein shakes for workouts almost every day and for chopping up vegetables for cooking (saves so much time). I never had any real problems. Super easy to clean. It shakes a little and I feel like I have to hold it still at the higher speeds but at least it isn’t sealed (sealed blenders can explode!)”

James

“This is a good size if you plan to make 2-3 servings. I was debating between this one or the Vitamix with the original, larger container, but I’m happy I went with this one. It blends just as well (my mom has the original one), just remember it is not going to make as many servings.

 I didn’t think I would use this every day, like how some reviewers say they do…but I too end up using it every day, multiple times a day. Wish the warranty was longer, and that it came with the larger cookbook, but that’s okay.”

Jenny

“When you make the choice between a Vitamix and a chair … and you chose to sit on the floor ..WORTH IT..”

Kate
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Stainless steel water bottles are a must-have. They make drinking water extremely convenient. This specific brand is BPA-free and dishwasher safe. It has a no-sweat design that keeps your hands dry no matter what. It keeps the temperature of the drink that’s in it no matter how hot or cold it is outside.

The sliding locking mouthpiece makes it convenient while taking a drink in the car. You don’t have to unscrew anything to take a drink, simply slide the mouthpiece up. These cups last a long time without needing a replacement, so it saves you money as well as the planet. 

  • Spill-resistant

  • Easy to clean

  • Maintains the temperature for hours

  • Be careful when filling it hot liquids since it’s difficult to judge temperature

  • Priced higher than typical water bottles

“ Great with coffee, beer, and water, which are really the only things I drink with it. Love the magnetic lid piece and that it is leak-proof. When there is boiling water in the cup it is never so hot that you can’t hold it.”

Nikko

“Yes! I’ve had more than my share of crappy coffee mugs. I got to the point where I was wondering why such a seemingly simple thing could be so difficult. This one hits all the marks. It’s easy to clean. It keeps liquids cold or hot. The top removes and reapplies easily. It’s easy and comfortable to hold. And, you can drink out of it easily without worry of spillage. This one wins. Perfection. Finally!”

Brad

“I bought this one as a gift for my husband. He later got one for me. We use them daily. They are expensive, but they should last pretty much forever. My husband lost the little magnetic black partly because it is removable for cleaning. Fortunately, yeti accessories are sold so we replaced his lid. Since we have discovered that instead of removing the magnet piece you can rotate it 90 degrees it still sticks. This gives access to the parts you want to get clean but without separating it from the lid to get lost.”

Eve
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You can now grow fresh herbs indoors all year round. The energy-efficient LED lights allow your herbs to thrive indoors. This smart garden comes with plant pods so you can get started growing right away. There are over 50 pre-seeded plant pods to choose from. 

This product makes it so easy to grow indoors, there is no experience necessary. Simply plant the plant pods and let this smart garden do the rest. It also makes water your plants easy. All you must do is fill up the watering tank and it will dispense the water when necessary. 

  • Does take up much counter space

  • Comes with an app to remind you when to water the plants

  • Light is set on a timer

  • Great & simple way to grow your own vegetables

  • Expensive

  • Watering the tank makes it suspectible to mold growth

  • Can attract insects

“I’m a horrible person for keeping plants alive. I killed a couple of ferns and even cactus that don’t that much work. So when I saw these on sale I had to try. I never bought before because of the price and some friends have it and love it. I’m very happy with the buy! So far my plants are growing happily let’s see if it lasts! The only bad thing is that they sell only one type of herbs in a 3 package. I don’t want to have 3 same herbs planted so I had to buy another pods and mix.”

Denise

“I read a lot of C&G and Aero garden reviews before buying this. I was really nervous after seeing some negative ones. It works fine, though. You put in pods and water and plants grow. Eventually, they get too big and you have to transplant or eat them. Works as advertised, big water reservoir.”

Tisiphone

“This is the best present I’ve gotten for myself in quite a long time. I work in an office and can’t keep the lights on long enough for traditional planters. Because this has 16 hours of daylight built-in, I don’t have to worry about the plants getting enough light. Watering the right amount is so easy. This system is so low maintenance and brings a spark of color and life to my office. I’m glad I got one of these systems.”

B. Woodswalker
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There are several different sets you can choose from that include different sizes and scents. This is a gift you cannot go wrong with. This vegan skincare kit is natural and will make any vegan feel special. The kit comes with lotion, shampoo, bath salt, loofah sponge, sisal sponge, pumice stone, hairbrush and more! 

Everything is scented with essential oils. If you choose the larger kit, it will come with eye cream, hand and body cream, and a charcoal mask. Made with a natural moisturizer, real aloe vera, and natural cleansers so you know you are getting the best clean.

  • Comes in a gift box

  • Quality ingredients (vegan!)

  • Variety of skin care products

  • Smells great

  • Could have better packaging

  • Items are smaller than expected

“The product was a gift and I have spoken with the recipient several times since she received the gift and she has used the product on at least 3 occasions since receiving it. She is delighted with everything that was included in the package. She is already requesting how she can get more… I sent her the link… Thanks.”

Joseph

“Arrived right on time in a beautiful yet simple gift box that conveyed the message of the product – natural, beautiful self-care! It made a great gift and I felt great giving it to someone knowing that they were getting a quality product.”

Jena

“My sister in law got this, she loves it, she is always crazy over lotions and sets, so I got her this and it is a great set for the price.”

Victoria
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This is the number one rated beard oil for men, and it is completely vegan and organic. Keeps your beard healthy, groomed and tamed naturally. It moisturizes to eliminate itching and dandruff, leaving you with a happy beard and happy skin. This is a great gift for that bearded man in your life.

Winter is the perfect time for beard oil because that is when skin is susceptible to becoming dry. You are sure to be appreciated for the thoughtful gift. It comes in a dark amber glass bottle to give it a longer-lasting shelf life and protect it from UV light rays and oxidation. 

Now yes, this is only a “vegan gift for him”, but it’s a great one!

  • Fragrance-free

  • 100% vegan

  • Softens the beard

  • Helps with beard growth

  • Helps with dry skin

  • Multiple applications are necessary

  • Some people report having a greasier beard