No doubt, there is an art to gift giving. Finding something that will “spark joy” in the giftee’s heart is not always an easy task. We take stock and mentally scroll through their hobbies, personality, and lifestyle to figure out what thing will fit perfectly into their world. For many vegans, it’s not just what we eat, but it’s also a part of our identities.
It’s no surprise that many of us often get vegan-themed gifts. And that’s awesome, but before you buy a cliche “I’m vegan” key chain for your vegan friends and family members, check out some of the gifts I’ve curated in the list below. They’re not all specifically vegan, nor specifically outdoorsy, but a bit of both!
Gifts for Vegans On Etsy
When searching for the best gifts for vegans in my life, I personally like to check out small shops and makers on Etsy for something unique and personalized. I’ve curated a list of my favorite finds that are all 100% vegan. They’re great gifts for anyone who loves spending their time camping and exploring, and they will be especially appreciated by the outdoorsy vegan in your life!
Flower Press Kit
Nature walks are the best and it’s fun to preserve a bit of the trail along the way. This would be a great gift for the aspiring botanist. I can only imagine kids would be super excited about this one as well. Textures Factory makes several DIY kits that would make great gifts for vegans.
Vegan Cheese Making Kit
Give the gift of vegan cheese! Urban Cheese craft creates these awesome kits with everything you need to make your own vegan mozzerella, chedar, and ricota. Wrap up a portion and take it with you on the road or pack it on the trail for a mid-hike snack.
Canvas & Cork Backpack
This is a great backpack for casual hikes, as a daily commuter bag, and as carry-on when traveling. The backpack is made from medium strength canvas and is water resistant. The cork material is much like leather, but animal friendly. The cork even wears similar to the way leather would over time. A great gift for any vegan, because you can really never have too many awesome backpacks! Sakka Handmade has a fully vegan line of fanny packs, purses, and backpack. Check them out!
Hand-painted Enamel Camping Mug
What is morning coffee at camp without a classic enamel mug? There are hundreds of these out there but this one by Charis Raine caught my eye right away. I love the simple mountain camp design and the retro colors. This is a gift your favorite vegan will use every time they’re in the great outdoors.
Charis Raine Studio – Hand-painted Enamel Camping mug – $20
Vegan Enamel Pins
These adorable pins add that vegan flair to any backpack. Grab a handful of these over at iheartavocado for your vegan friends and get one for yourself while you’re at it.
Travel Paint Set
Know an artistic vegan? This travel paint set would be an awesome gift for a vegan! I know when I go on a camping trip it’s always nice to document the experience by writing in a note book, painting, or both. This mini easel makes it super easy to set up and paint a scene while hiking or chillin’ out at camp.
Go Draw Paint Box – Small Paint Box – $63
Zero Waste Cutlery Set
Often a the vegan and zero waste lifestyle go hand-in-hand. A reusable utensil set is a great addition to any outdoorsy vegan’s camping and hiking kit. This set I like in particular for its pack-ability and simple design. Spruce and Pine has many zero waste kit designs so check out the store to find your favorite!
Handpoke Tattoo Kit
Make the trip memorable… forever! This high quality stick and poke tattoo kit from Manifesto Works seems like the perfect way to kill a rainy afternoon inside the tent. The kit includes everything you need to give or receive a rad tattoo safely. One kit is suitable for ONE person. So if you want to get BFF matching tats, be sure to buy two! I personally e-mailed the company to make sure all ink and supplies are indeed vegan – they responded immediately to reassure me that it is!
Indigo Shibori Kit
Have you noticed I have a thing for crafty DIY projects yet? Well here’s another! Indigo Shibori is very popular right now and these kits make it easy to try out this ancient Japanese dyeing technique. The kit has enough dye to create up to 15 pieces, which would make this an awesome gift for a big group.
What are the best vegan gifts you’ve given or received? Let everyone know in the comments below. I would love to add readers suggestions to this list! Also, check out my Vegan Hiking Boots guide for more Vegan gift ideas.