Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide 2019

December 7, 2019By 0 Comments

Holidays are the perfect time to splurge on beauty necessities and cruelty-free goodies for all of your beloved baes, BBFs, family members, 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 Gift Sets $20-82 – I can’t recommend 100% Pure enough! Their makeup and skincare are high quality, super clean, and exceptional across the board—one of my all-time fave beauty brands! Gift sets (which save you $ versus buying the items individually) I especially recommend include Vanilla Bean Dream (if you’re a vanilla freak like I am, this vanilla set will put you on cloud 9), their Multi-Vitamin Treatment Trio (potent and effective facial creams + beauty oil), and Rose Gold Romance (um, rose gold makeup palette, lippie, and lip gloss? SOLD.)
  • The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty $14.59 (on sale!) – 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 Gift Sets, $36-498 – I especially heart their Total Hydration Set (gorgeous red & green combo of moisturizing toners featuring seaweed and aloe) – perfect for the holidays! I’m also hardcore all about their At Home Spa Set… the name pretty much says it all, haha. It includes their Undaria Body Polish, White Algae Mask, and Undaria Body Oil. Heaven!
  • Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Party Pack, $22 – This is a selection of their best-selling deodorants plus their Underarm Primer, perfect to trial and travel with.
  • Pure Formulas – This is a great one-stop shop for vitamins and beauty stuffs. I personally love stocking up on (and gifting) Everyone 3-in-1 (shampoo, body wash, bubble bath), Aura Cacia Mineral Bath Salts (Sweet Orange is my jam!) and Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Bubble Bath.
  • Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair and Body, $25 – This one’s for the dudes. This set features Deep Dive Glycolic Facial Cleanser, Clean Break Oil-Free Moisturizer & Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser and is a $44 value. Jack Black products are vegan friendly, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and free of harsh surfactants.

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For the Compassionate Fashionista

  • NOIZE This company offers accessible and stylish outerwear for men and women, developing unique seasonal collections with a focus on high-quality faux fur, vegan leather, and recycled materials. Use discount code sunny20 for 20% off.
  • Dhvani – This gorgeous and cozy line of active(ist) wear is extremely flattering and well made. I personally heart their Ultra Soft Bamboo Leggings featuring booty-enhancing ScrunchTech. They give my tush a sweet lil’ lift, and they are SO soft. Use code HOLIDAY2019 for 20% off.
  • Canned Goods Jewelry – This company is SO rad! They repurpose tin cans into glamorous jewelry and then they give one can of food to charity for each item purchased.
  • 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 (, 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

  • Daily Harvest – Try ready-to-blend smoothies, savory Harvest Bowls, oat bowls, and more. Everything’s organic pre-portioned, and vegan. Use code VEGANBEAUTY for $25 off your first order + free shipping!
  • 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!

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Subscription Boxes for Everyone

  1. Winc – Did y’all know there’s a wine subscription box!? Not only is there one, but this one, Winc, allows to search for vegan and organic wines, too! Use my affiliate link to get 4 bottles for $39 + free shipping. It’s pretty much the perfect gift and it’s super affordable!
  2. BuddhiBox, $39.95/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.
  3. Love Goodly (code VBR5 saves you $5 off any box), $34.95/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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 hereCode FIRSTBOX for 25% off your first box.
  6. 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 hereCode VEGANBEAUTYREVIEW for $5 off any box.

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

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