Giving edible gifts is a no-brainer, unless you’re gifting to a vegan. And then things get a tad more complicated. But we got you. Below, the best edible vegan gifts out there that are so good they’ll probably work for the omnivore on your list, too.
Chocolate Is Always a Good Idea
New York based Lagusta’s Luscious is a chocolate specialty shop that ships its delectables, including a Chocolate-of-the-Month Club box, all over the world. The shop is completely vegan, but you couldn’t tell—the bon bons, peppermint bark, and caramels are insanely addictive. In addition to being vegan, all the chocolate here is organic and fair trade.
Buy a Cookbook (and Groceries)
Want to show someone that you put some thought into his or her gift? Find a vegan cookbook such as “Vegan Soul Kitchen” by Bryant Terry or “Fun, Festive & Fabulous: Vegan Holidays for Everyone” by Marla Rose and choose a recipe. Next, get all the ingredients to make the dish and package it up in a gift basket. Of course, this option only works if the person loves to cook (or if you are offering your services for the evening).
Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry, $15.17 on Amazon
Activist and James Beard Award-winning chef Bryant Terry makes plant-based soul food that's deliciously unique, like Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits, and Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits.
Gift Card It
Think about buying the special vegan in your life a dinner at a vegan eatery (we love Loving Hut, a healthy, plant-based chain you’ll find across the country). Or consider a gift card to Vegan Essentials, which sells a wide range of staples from chewing gum to marshmallows.
Get a gift card at the Red Robin Song Bed and Breakfast that also doubles as an animal sanctuary. The vegan breakfast is worth the trip alone—think pumpkin pancakes, banana French toast, tofu scramble, among lots of other treats.
Create a Mini Gift Basket
If the high price tag on a large gift basket is beyond your holiday budget, make your own smaller version. For example, a vegan s’mores gift basket might have vegan marshmallows, chocolate made from plant-based milks, and graham crackers.
Nostalgia Electric Stainless Steel S'mores Maker, $28.99 on Amazon
Optional: include an indoor electric s'mores maker so they can enjoy their goodies anytime, in any weather.
For More Than One
When giving presents to employees or kids in a classroom, you want to get everyone the same thing so there are no feelings of gift envy. Still, it doesn’t have to get too complicated, especially if you buy treats from No Whey! Foods. They make goodies that are vegan, kosher, and free of the common eight allergens. They also have chocolates for many major holidays, including Santa-shaped chocolate pops and Christmas-themed truffle boxes.
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