This year (2020) the safest bet for Christmas presents is buying them online, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still support local companies and buy your friends and family something a bit different.
From tasty treats and ways to pamper, to long lasting items for your home, we want to help you find something special, that hasn’t travelled hundreds of miles and which won’t break the bank. That’s why we’re sharing this list of what we think are some of the very best 17 vegan Christmas gifts from UK companies – all under £30. In fact, they’re so affordable you might be able to get yourself a little something, too!
1: Mrs Hollingsworths
Mrs Hollingsworth bakes the most delicious vegan and gluten free cakes, chocolates, granola and more from her base in London. Looking through her Instagram or website when you’re hungry is like teasing a dog with a bone. If you feel like you should sample whatever you buy as a gift, just to make sure it’s amazing, no-one could blame you!
A great gift is Mrs H’s festive truffle assortment made up of chocolate orange, gingerbread and Christmas pudding chocolate truffles, at £12.50 per box.
2: Littlemore Candle Company
A feast for the eyes, Littlemore Candle Company is based in Littlemore, Oxford and specialises in soy wax candles and great smelling reed diffusers and sprays made from essential oils, local botanicals and ethically sourced fragrances.
We love the lemon and lime candle which is decorated with citrus rind, botanicals and biodegradable glitter. It costs £25 and 10% of the proceeds from this product goes to the Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation.
3: Little Soap Company
Little Soap Company is based in Broadway, Worcestershire and specialises in organic, cruelty free, plastic free, biodegradable soap. We love their Eco Warrior Total Works gift set, which includes a shampoo bar, hand and body soap bar, facial soap bar, shaving bar, exfoliating bar and their charcoal bar.
4: Meadow Made
In case you don’t already know, Meadow Made is based in Burbage, Leicestershire and specialises in dried grasses and dried flowers. Our products are all sourced from within the UK or the Netherlands, our packaging is recyclable and our concrete vases and vase stands are handmade at their base in Burbage. For a great gift, check out our Meadow Maeve set, which contains a unique set of hand tied stems alongside a concrete vase and vase stand for £24.99.
5: Viva La Vegan
Based in Telford, Viva La Vegan designs and sells clothing, jewellery, keyrings, mirrors and more. A great gift is their Adopt Don’t Shop bag. Not only does it share a great message as part of a cute design, it’s eco-friendly, ethically manufactured and of course, vegan.
6: Earth Bits
Based in Huddersfield, Earth Bits creates natural skin and hair care products and has a great range of gift sets. It’s hard to choose a favourite but we think their Eco-friendly Kitchen Brush Gift Set is a winner. Priced at £ 17.40 it contains a bottle brush, a pan scrubber, a round dish brush and a sisal dish brush with replaceable head.
7: Fudge Kitchen
Based in Windsor, Fudge Kitchen has an array of tasty treats and have managed to make a lot of them vegan! A good gift idea is their Vegan Drinking Fudge Selection. At £10 it contains 5 dairy free flavours: moreish mint, tangy orange, chocolate caramel, classic salted caramel and classic chocolate.
8: Aber Falls
Based in Abergwyngregyn, North Wales, Aber Falls uses water washed down from the surrounding Snowdonia mountains in its distillery and infuses a range of Welsh botanicals to create great tasting vegan gins, including their festive Orange Marmalade Gin priced at £24.
9: Fushi Wellbeing
Based in London, Fushi sells essential oils that smell good enough to eat (although please don’t!). A great gift for someone new to oils is their Discovery Set. Priced at £24 it includes 6 natural unrefined oils: argan oil, camellia oil, jojoba oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil and sweet almond oil.
10: Evolve Beauty
Based in St Albans, Evolve Beauty products are making waves within the natural beauty world. Their products are non-toxic, cruelty free and completely vegan. Check out their Miracle Collection gift set for £20 – it contains a Miracle Mask and Miracle Facial Oil and is beautifully packaged, meaning no need to wrap!
11: Moor Beer
Proudly vegan, Moor Beer is based in Bristol and combines a mixture of German, American and British traditions to brew a variety of beer. For a great gift for session beer lovers, check out the Distortion case. A great session IPA, you can buy a case of 12 beers for £27.
12: Truffle Pig
Another great independent chocolate manufacturer, Truffle Pig based in Sheffield creates vegan versions of chocolate bars and extremely chocolatey truffles. Their Classic Mixed Truffle Box can be customised to contain just one flavour, or combines double chocolate, salted caramel and butternut flavours for £5.95.
Based in London, Threesixfive specialises in vegan alternatives to luxury leather products, from shoulder bags and diaries to phone cases and notebooks. Made using sustainably sourced materials, their Hustle notebook costs £20 and is a great addition to any Christmas stocking.
14: Aura Chai Latte
Based in Manchester, Aura Chai specialises in chai latte blends that are compostable, biodegradable and packaged using recyclable materials. A great Christmas gift for coffee lovers is their Aura Chai Variety Bundle, containing packets of original chai latte, cacao chai latte and turmeric chai latte for £24.
15: Delilah Cosmetics
Delilah is a cruelty free makeup brand based in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Their products are certified by PETA, vegan and paraben free. We love their Colour Intense Cream Lipstick costing £24. Available in 9 shades, it contains vitamin E and has a long-lasting matte look.
16: The Conscious Candy Company
Based in Plymouth, The Conscious Candy Company specialises in vegan pick and mix and has a great range of vegan Christmas treats available. Their Gin & Tonic Jellies make a great gift and at £1.99 you don’t need to feel guilty if you treat yourself to some, too!
17: Eden Perfumes
It wouldn’t be Christmas without some smellies and with Eden Perfumes, you don’t have to research if any of their scents are cruelty free. Based in Brighton, Eden makes alternatives to popular perfumes. There are lots to choose from – take a look at No. 057 My Pure Poison and choose from 30ml, 50ml or 100ml bottles, starting at £18.
Need more Christmas gift inspiration?
Check out our bundles and bunches for a gift that’ll look great this Christmas, right the way through to Christmas 2021. Or take a peek at our concrete homeware for something different – ideal for friends and family members that are difficult to buy for.
Please note: all prices correct at the time of publishing (November 2020).