Veganism has grown hugely in popularity over the last few years. Gifts for vegans used to be few and far between, but now there is more choice than you might think. As more people are adopting an ethical lifestyle and are becoming more environmentally conscious, you will find eco-friendly gifts for her and vegan gifts for him with relative ease. Not forgetting vegan baby gifts for parents and parents-to-be; from reusable cloth nappies to vegan toys.
You can find vegan alternatives to just about every food or drink imaginable, and a huge array of vegan household products, fashion & cosmetics.
Anyone making the switch to a vegan lifestyle will know that it can be a challenging and overwhelming journey, sometimes unlearning the habits of a lifetime and discovering new products that work for them. And it can be even more challenging for the (non-vegan) people around you when it comes to choosing the ideal gift for the vegan in their life!
That’s why we’ve made it easy for you with our guide to gifts for vegans. We will explore:
Why do people ‘go vegan’?
Let’s start with a bit of background as to why people choose a vegan lifestyle…
Why do people ‘go vegan’?
Unsure about whether becoming a vegan is the right decision for you? Not sure how you would deal with the lifestyle changes? Here are a few ideas:
Whilst being vegan has many health benefits such as lowering your chances of certain problems like heart disease and diabetes, there are also many other advantages.
Going vegan is a positive step towards helping the planet, our home, become a better place to live for everyone. This may come in the form of less plastic waste, or simply just by not utilising animal products. It’s certainly positive for the animals! Helping the environment is a huge part of being vegan as you are making a conscious effort to ensure that there is a difference being made in the world.
A huge 7.2 million British adults currently follow a meat-free diet, with an expected 13 million to be meat-free by the end of 2021. Whilst the number of British citizens adhering to a meat-free diet continues to rise, there has also been a 19% increase of people checking to see if their toiletries have been tested on animals (Source: Truly Experiences, 2021). This shows positive steps in the right direction, as people are becoming more aware of the world around them and how they can do their part to help out.
It’s not just about vegan food gifts
When you hear the word ‘vegan’ your mind may automatically only take you to the food and drink side of things. When looking for gifts for vegans, you may be following the same thought process. Often people forget about other factors that should be taken into consideration when switching to a vegan lifestyle. When you become comfortable with your new diet of vegan food and drink, this may then highlight to you, and encourage you to make other positive vegan choices in your life, such as opting for vegan cosmetics, clothing and household products. There is a huge variety of non-food gifts for vegans too!
Before opting for the vegan lifestyle, a lot of people may want to know about what it will entail for them. You may also find yourself becoming a lot more aware of the world around you, and specifically, how animals and the environment are affected by non-vegan products.
It’s really not that hard. All that you need to do is to follow brands that specifically state that they are vegan, eco-friendly, and the like. With non-food items it can be harder to find out for yourself but why try, many companies have already done it for you and by relying on this information you are encouraging others to make the effort.
Why buy vegan products?
There are several factors to consider when deciding whether to purchase vegan products, such as what it means for the planet and for animals. And in turn, what that means to you.
Buying vegan food products could be the first step towards making positive changes to your lifestyle. But it is not just the switch in diet that will help make a difference, it also comes down to other lifestyle choices. Are your clothes made from organic materials? Are they ethically sourced? Do you really know what is in your beauty products? There’s a lot to consider.
Traditional non-vegan products, such as clothing and cosmetics often don’t take into consideration the impact on animals. The fact is that too often, animals are being used to provide materials or test ingredients for fashion and beauty products. People will knowingly continue to use them… or, more concerningly, be blissfully unaware. Here’s a thing, buying vegan products isn’t just based on ethics, it’s also about knowledge!
As well as using cruelty-free products, you will also find that vegan products, such as beauty cosmetics, are packaged from recycled materials that have a less damaging effect on the environment. So, when shopping for gifts for vegans, make sure you take a look at what the products come in and maybe even the bag you put them in.
What about buying a vegan gift for a non-vegan?
Deciding whether or not to buy a vegan gift for the non-vegans in your life can be a difficult decision. Should vegans ever buy non-vegan gifts for friends and family? If a vegan decides to buy a gift that is non-vegan, does this go against their ethical choices?
Fortunately, this has become less of an issue with such a wide range of vegan friendly products being available, on this site for example 🙂 You really aren’t attempting to force your choices on someone else but you may be leaving a ‘hint in a gift’. Whether or not they take the hint is down to them but you’re not restricted in the number of hints you give them.
We have some lovely gifts that a vegan or non-vegan would equally love. Who wouldn’t love a vanilla chai beauty gift box, for example? It comes with some gorgeously scented and indulgent products and is kind to the environment! What a bonus! Not forgetting those eco-friendly gifts for him, assuming that your ‘him’ isn’t keen on gorgeously scented indulgence.
Want to buy a vegan gift, but not sure where to start?
So you’re thinking about buying a gift for a special person in your life. They follow a vegan lifestyle, so you want to make sure you impress them with something that fits perfectly into their chosen lifestyle. Perhaps you’re looking for vegan birthday gifts or maybe you’re extra organised and you’re planning your vegan Christmas gifts in plenty of time. You’re probably thinking ‘where do I start?!’ Fear not, we’re here to help, with advice in the form of products.
Finding the perfect gifts for vegans may seem overwhelming at first. Over the last few years, there has been a rise in demand for vegan products as people have become a lot more conscious about where exactly the products they buy are coming from. So now we find ourselves spoilt for choice when it comes to buying the perfect vegan gifts.
You’ll want to make sure that you are on track when shopping for your vegan friend. Here’s a handy vegan gift checklist for you:
- Is the product eco-friendly? Is it made from natural ingredients? Or organic materials? Is it made using sustainable practices?
- Is it ethically sourced? Do you know where and how it is made? What are the working conditions like?
- What about the packaging? Is it recyclable or made from recycled materials?
…Seems like a lot to take in? Look out for the following words:
- Vegan friendly
- Ethically made
Here at MettaLife, we have all that you could want and more. You can enjoy browsing our gifts for vegans, with the knowledge that each product is unique for purpose – ticking all the right boxes!
There really is no shortage of vegan gifts, and at MettaLife we pride ourselves on supplying the highest quality products for our customers.
Vegan gifts for him
You may be feeling stumped when it comes to buying eco-friendly gifts for him. Let’s face it the him’s are a pain to choose a gift for at the best of times.
If you are struggling with ideas for the perfect vegan gift for him and need some inspiration, look no further! We have a variety of vegan-friendly gifts selected for their quality and ethical standards. So treat the man in your life with something special.
There’s vegan-friendly male grooming sets, organic t-shirts and hoodies. How about a plastic-free, plant-based box of snacks? There’s so much to choose from when looking at vegan gifts for him.
Vegan gifts for her
If you’re searching for the perfect vegan gift for her, then have you considered a vegan pamper box? Or a 100% organic eyemask or t-shirt? We have ethically handmade jewellery, candles, makeup and beauty essentials too!
We offer a wide range of eco-friendly gifts for her, which we know she will love! Whether she just wants to be pampered or loves to appreciate the great outdoors, our range of vegan-friendly gifts will suit her down to a tee.
Like with all our beautiful gifts, our vegan gifts for her are all ethically sourced and made from eco-friendly materials.
Vegan baby gifts
Parents and parents-to-be are becoming more environmentally conscious, as they care deeply about the world that their children are growing up in.
You may have heard about reusable nappies, vegan baby clothes and other ethical baby gifts. An expectant or new mother might love an organic cotton baby gift box, or even a natural bamboo suction plate and weaning spoons to match. There are organic baby blankets, comforters, and toxin-free teethers, too!
It’s not just limited to babies. There’s something for the older children too, from vegan toys and clothes to books about looking after our planet.
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