VBR’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

December 6, 2016By 0 Comments

Holidays are the perfect time to splurge on beauty necessities and cruelty-free goodies for all of your beloveds—BBFs, family members, significant others, neighbors, coworkers, and of course, yo’self! VBR’s mega holiday gift guide is packed with some of my fave vegan & cruelty-free beauty products, must-have fashion pieces, books, and goodie boxes that I know you and your peeps will dig!

Ultimate Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide

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For the Vegan Beauty Addict

  • 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette II (code VBRN15 saves you at checkout), $45 – This palette includes everything you need to create a sultry natural look. It features a luminizer, blush, and 3 eye shadows with 100% natural formulas, colored from the pigments of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and seeds.
  • The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty $20.66 – Ha, y’all know I had to pimp my own book. Seriously though, this part DIY vegan beauty how-to, part “cookbook,” and part self-improvement manifesto, is mega gift-worthy. It showcases non-toxic, rejuvenating and restorative skin care and beauty products that you can whip up in your kitchen with simple ingredients for pennies per treatment.
  • OSEA Malibu Total Hydration Set, $68 – Gotta love this red & green combo – perfect for the holidays! This kit comes with OSEA’s Sea Minerals Mist, which delivers immediate hydration to dry, depleted skin using organic Patagonian Seaweed, Dead Sea Salt, and Aloe Vera and their Sea Vitamin Boost, which offers antioxidant-rich hydration and relief to dry, sun-damaged skin.
  • Meow Meow Tweet Bar Soap Party Pack, $28 – This is a customizable 3-pack of vegan bar soaps. They have the cutest packaging, and you can choose from scents like Black Walnut Sage, Cinnamon Coffee, Coconut Cacao, and more!
  • Gabriel Cosmetics About Face Collection, $35 – The gift set comes with Dual Powder Foundation, a Gabriel Multi Pot, mascara, and a Gabriel Makeup Bag. You can pick the shades that best suit your skin tone, and the ingredients are vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic.
  • PÜR Pro Tools 5-Piece Brush Collection, $39 – Oh, how I adore these vegan, synthetic fiber brushes! They’re perfect for everyday application and deliver professional results. They’re composed of wavy and straight synthetic fiber (which means less fallout and more controlled application), and this set includes a Liquid Foundation Brush, All Over Powder Brush, Precision Blush Brush, Airbrush Eye Shadow Brush, Precision Liner Brush, and a Brush Roll for portability. Good, good stuff.

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For the Compassionate Fashionista

  • Arm the Animals (code VEGANBEAUTY saves you at checkout) – Arm the Animals has a TON of uniquely designed apparel and accessories, and they donate a portion of every sale to animal rescue organizations. By purchasing from their shop, you’re not only making yourself look flossier, but you’re helping animals in multiple ways. It’s a win-win! Check out their Beauty Not Cruelty sweatshirt, which I’m personally obsessed with!
  • Gunas handbags – If you’re looking for luxe, high quality handbags that are sweatshop-free and consciously made, these bags are perf. They’re on the pricer end of the spectrum but they’re worth every single penny.
  • 88 Handbags – (code SunnyA saves you at checkout, and they offer free shipping, too) – 88 Handbags are my jam! All of their bags are vegan & cruelty-free, not to mention hella cute, and affordable (seriously, you can score a gorgeous bag for only $25)! Peep some of my favorite styles here!
  • ThredUP – Granted this is a virtual online thrift store, they have a ton of items that are new with tags! If you’re looking to overhaul your wardrobe or gift some stellar new threads, and you don’t wanna break the bank, you GOTS to check them out. All of their clothes are up to 90% off!! Peep my most recent thredUP hauls here. Also, if you use my affiliate link (http://bit.ly/1rlMAA0), you get $10 free credit… that’s like a free pair of pants, a dress, or a pair of shoes!

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For the Foodie & Chef

  • Aquafaba: Sweet and Savory Vegan Recipes Made Egg-Free with the Magic of Bean Water, $12.76 – Aquafaba’s been a YUGE hit this year! For those of y’all that are like wtf is aquafaba?, it’s a miraculous plant-based egg replacer made from canned chickpea liquid (craazzzy, right!?). Aquafaba includes the story of how the bean liquid properties were discovered, how to use it, and how to make fabulous recipes, including waffles, crepes, quiche, burgers, macarons, marshmallows, dairy-free cheese, ice cream, butter, and more. The book also includes a chapter filled with recipes that use the chickpeas and beans that remain after using their liquid to make aquafaba.
  • Oh She Glows Every Day: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-based Recipes $15.69 – Angela Liddon’s eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook, features 100+ quick-and-easy whole-foods, plant-based recipes to keep you glowing every day of the year.
  • The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids, $13.45 – The best way to teach kids healthy eating habits is to involve them in the process. This cookbook contains 60 appealing recipes kids will beg to make themselves, in fun and charming illustrations they will love. It’s loaded with color, humor, cute animal characters, and cool facts. Recipes include: fun-to-munch hand-held snacks like Life Boats; bright fruit-flavored drinks like Tickled Pink; the always popular things-on-toast, like Leprechaun Footprints and more!
  • Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck, $12 – If you appreciate entertaining cookbooks with lots of cursing (guilty!), this book is BAE, lol. It contains 100+ recipes including best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. Mmm, Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos, Pumpkin Chili, and GrilledPeach Salsa… gimme, gimme!
  • But I Could Never Go Vegan!, $14.25 – Gah, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase in my 17 years of veganhood. This book breaks everything down, and helps peeps who think they can’t live without cheese or dairy-free baked goods. EXCUSES, BE GONE!
  • Vegan 101: A Vegan Cookbook: Learn to Cook Plant-Based Meals that Satisfy Everyone, $13.21 – Culinary cuties Jenny Engel and Heather Bell, owners of beloved vegan cooking school Spork Foods, have helped thousands of students incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet through fun and practical guidance. This book is basically a go-to crash course for preparing plant-focused meals that get an A+ in nutrition and taste. Recipes include things like Apple Coffee Cake Muffins, Tortilla Soup with Ancho Green Topping, Pad Thai with Tamarind and Lime, and German Chocolate Hand Pies. YUM!


Subscription Boxes for Everyone

  • BuddhiBox, $32.95/month – This subscription box is catered to peeps who enjoy yoga, healthy living, and mindfulness. It’s set up so that each month you’ll receive 4-6 thoughtfully curated products (samples and full sized items) from ethically-sourced and socially conscious companies. You can peep my previous reviews here.
  • Love Goodly (code VBR5 saves you $5 off any box), $29.95/month (w/free shipping) – This is a beautifully curated subscription box that delivers 4-5 cruelty-free, natural, and vegan full size products ranging from non-toxic beauty and skincare, healthy snacks, and eco style accessories. You can peep my previous reviews here.
  • Goddess Provisions, $33/month (w/free shipping) – This is it’s a vegan subscription box founded by the peeps at Vegan Cuts. It’s curated “to have beautiful tools for nourishing your divine feminine and growing your spiritual practice.” Goddess Provisions delivers a mix of 4-6 full size items in each box, ranging from aromatherapy, apothecary beauty products, superfood snacks, teas, crystals, books and more. You can check out all of my previous Goddess Provisions box reviews here.
  • Petit Vour Vegan Beauty Box, $15/month (w/free shipping) – This monthly subscription box comes loaded with mini samples (and often full-sized samples) from fancy, high-end vegan and cruelty-free brands. Their packaging is gorg, and the products are nothing short of luxurious – and you can’t beat that price! You can peep my previous reviews here.
  • Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, $22.95 (w/free shipping) – This monthly beauty box boasts 4-7 vegan and cruelty-free items (ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare) right to your doorstep. It’s a wonderful way to intro your loved ones to a variety of thoughtfully curated cruelty-free beauty brands. You can peep my previous reviews here.

What’s on your cruelty-free holiday wish list?

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