Last weekend I was fortunate enough to go to Vegan Life Live at Alexandra Palace in London. The event is all about embracing plant based living. I’m not vegan myself, but agree with a lot of the ideas about living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. We have one planet and we need to take care of it. I really enjoyed the show and loved so many products that were on sale. I spent a fortune, but it was well worth it as I received a lot of useful information, advice and products; and of course the Vegan Life Live event would not be complete without the gorgeous food. I would definitely recommend everyone to check it out.
I wanted to put a gift guide together for all my vegan followers as there were so many fantastic products that were Vegan friendly and cruelty free. I must point out though, although this is a Vegan Gift Guide, the gifts are suitable for everyone. Some of the gifts on display were beautifully made and ethically sourced. I personally went a little crazy and bought lots.
Watson and Wolfe Accessories
Let me start off with Watson and Wolfe. They sell high quality Vegan accessories that are ethically sourced and involve no animal cruelty. I was gifted a sample of their product whilst I was at Vegan Life live and I was absolutely amazed at the quality of this product. It is so well made. From the quality of the Vegan leather, to the stitching and the lining. It is beautifully crafted and would make a lovely gift. My Husband has been eyeing my wallet up ever since I brought it home. But its just too nice to give away, so I’m going to keep it for myself (sorry hubby!). However, I think I’ll buy him the wallet for our anniversary because I am seriously impressed with the products Watson and Wolfe have. They make lovely gifts for the Eco-friendly stylish Man. Go and have a look, you will not be disappointed. https://www.watsonwolfe.com/
Eco Fun Glitter
Another fun and dynamic company I came across was Eco Glitter Fun. They stock bio degradable glitter that would make a perfect gift for a Vegan party animal. This gift would be lovely for anyone who attends festivals or is into their make-up, but is also good for children’s parties. It’s a very versatile gift and can be given to so many people for different occasions. Best of all is it’s vegan and environmentally friendly. I also met with one of the owners and she gave me a tiny sample to try. My daughter was having none of it, she used the glitter and I was happy for her to use it because of the way it’s made. Eco Glitter Fun sell many different gift sets and they are absolutely awesome. https://www.ecoglitterfun.com/shop-eco-glitter
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and ethical gift for a young child, then the next company I came across is just fabulous. Fairkind Child and its lovely owner Trish were at Vegan Life Live and had adorable gifts for babies and young children. Trish advocates learning through play and has interests in the Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Steiner approaches to early years, and this is reflected in the toys that are sold at Fairkind. I hope to visit the shop in Horsham one day as it looks amazing. You can also buy online at: https://shop.fairkindchild.co.uk/
La Bante Bags
If you’re looking to gift ethically sourced designer handbags then LaBante have a beautiful variety of styles you could choose from. My particular favourite were the stunning laptop bags they had on display, but there are plenty of gorgeous designs and colours to choose from. These would make lovely work bags. You can get these at: https://labante.co.uk/
Shobu Spa Products
Next up is Shobu Spa products. Shobu are basically an alternative to bath bombs. Shobu brings aromatherapy in a tablet to use in the shower. They have 6 different scents and I bought all of them. You put the Shobu tablets at the bottom of your shower and when the water hits the tablet, it releases a gorgeous scent of aromatherapy oils. If you know somebody who likes aromatherapy and bath bombs then this would be a perfect gift for them. You can have the luxury of a bath bomb without the mess and the decadence of a bath as these are designed to be used quickly in the shower. To see the different scents on offer, visit Shobu at: https://www.shobu.co.uk/about
Another brand I came across at VeganLife was Splash Cosmetics – cosmetics with a conscious. They create stunning bath and shower products. My favourite was the bathbomb dust. So rather than have a bathbomb that you have to put in the shower and use all at once, or break a little off and then let it sit on the bath to dissolve (I do this), they have bathbomb dust which you can sprinkle in your bath and put the rest away in its packet for next time. An awesome idea. If you get a few products from Splash cosmetics (they have shower whip, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs) and put them together, you have a delightful little bath set that would make a nice gift for Mother’s day, for stressed out mums on the go. Check this little company with a conscious out at https://splashcosmetics.co.uk/
Paguro Up-Cycle is a contemporary company selling bags and jewellery and other accessories. I visited their stand and found out that their bags were made from upcycled inner tubes from buses and lorries. The bags were very cool as you could see the print of the tyres on each bag, which is unique to every bag they make. A great gift for a planet conscious fashionista. Take a look at: https://paguroupcycle.com/
Who says Vegan living can’t be fun? I came across some bright and fun Cosmetic Brushes made by Loella Cosmetics. The brushes are beautifully crafted and seriously soft, cat like soft and they are all Vegan friendly. The Brushes come in 2 colours and can be bought individually or in sets. If you want to buy an environmentally conscious make-up fan a gift, then this would be perfect. Find out more at https://loellacosmetics.com/
The next gift idea is for someone who likes pretty kitchen gadgets. Ceramica grater plates are pretty, handcrafted plates that grate garlic/ginger/chilli’s and other food stuffs. These are quirky and pretty and would look awesome in any kitchen. Have a look at these pretty plates at: http://ceramicaplate.co.uk/
Natural or Nothing
Natural or nothing are a company that sell environmentally friendly products made from natural resources. I had the pleasure of meeting the two ladies who run this company and they were really passionate about their products being sustainable and eco-friendly. The products they had were really cool; I loved the coconut bowls on offer and the bamboo straws. These products would make brilliant gifts for someone who has recently moved into a new home. Take a look at their website at: https://naturalornothing.co.uk/
Once you’ve bought your gifts, you have to wrap them. Introducing FabRap – reusable fabric gift wrapping. FabRap stock beautifully printed 100% certified organic cotton gift wraps in various colours and designs. You can wrap your presents in these lovely wraps which can then be used over and over again by the recipient. My personal favourite is the Jade single sided wrap. There are more colours and designs at https://fabrap.co/
And there you have it, my comprehensive gift guide for Vegans. All the products mentioned in this post are from VeganLife Live. I would love to know what you all think? Comment below and let me know.
Until next time, Gift Goonie is over and out.