10 Gift Ideas for Vegan Girls

1. Muck Soaps

Muck Soaps are chemically and cruelty-free soap bars created in the USA. They feature two collections, the aromatic and the healing one. While the aromatic collection focuses on delivering an aromatmerpeutic experience, the healing collections targets different skin problems. In addition, with every soap bar purchased Muck Soaps plan one tree, cleaning the environment, proving habitat and jobs.

Aromatics Mini Soap Stack, mucksoaps.com, £9.43

2. Beauty Tofu

Beauty Tofu was founded from Melanie’s love for yoga and Ayurvedic Therapies and over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry. When the founder, Melanie De La Reta, saw three hairdressers with dermatitis on their hands and no idea which products had caused it, she started questioning the effect of chemicals on humanity. She pursued to study Beauty Therapy and Paramedical studies. It only was after finding her passion for yoga and Ayurvedic Therapies that she decided not to work with harmful chemical any longer. She stated creating these products in her own kitchen, worked with women’s centres in Cambodia and met an Ayurvedic Doctor and manufacturer that supported her vision along the journey.

All products are meant to promote internal and external wellbeing and self-love. They are vegan, cruelty-free, raw, ethically sourced, organically driven and produced in small batches.

T3 TIP TO TOE – ORGANIC TEMPLE DETOX, beautytofu.com, £27.75

3. Hiro Cosmetics

Hiro Cosmetics is a 100% vegan and natural Make-up brand that was founded in 2011 andoriginates from the Japanese word ‘hiro’ which can mean either ‘prosperous’ or ‘tolerant, generous’.

Using inorganic ingredients and ‘Mica powder’ does not only prolong the shelf lives of the products and adheres better to the skin but also makes it impossible for bacteria and microbes to live in the products and there lets the skin breathe and does not infect it. These products are especially good for sensitive, rosacea or acne prone skin. Believe me, I tried it and I use it. I adore these products!

Natural, Organic & Vegan Mascara, amazingy.com, £16.08

4. The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion – Masa and Michael Ofei

The Minimalist Vegan is all about less stuff and more compassion. Masa and Michael are a married couple based in Australia that embraces a minimalist and vegan lifestyle. This book is intended for you to challenge yourself and discloses valuable life lessons. It should serve to inspire and guide you to a more purposeful and joyful life – embracing every day. They also have a blog with short topics covering health, lifestyle, recipes and more.

The Minimalist Vegan: A Simple Manifesto On Why To Live With Less Stuff And More Compassion – Masa and Michael Ofei, amazon.co.uk, £8.84

5. Octo London

Established only in 2017 these candles are hand poured by the two founders. They believe in order to suggest a product to somebody else you have to love what you are doing. All of their candles are hand poured and vegan. The entire range is made of soy wax and only mixed with natural ingredients and 100% natural essential oils.

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Get your HYGGE on for the winter, there is a reason the Danish are said to be the happiest country in the world..so light your candle, inhale and relax A heartwarming combination of zesty orange, spicy cinnamon, sweet vanilla, nutmeg, ginger and clove. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Octō candles are made from the finest soy wax, which burns cleaner and longer. Hand poured in small batches in London. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * * * * #hygge #fall #nestandthrive #myspaceanddecor #fallscents #sundays #mybeautifulsimplicity #simplethingsmadebeautiful #bevisuallyinspired #forprettyssake #thelifestylecollective #alittlebeautyeveryday #cleanandsimple #theperfectsimple #hyggesundays #daysofsmallthings #thatauthenticfeeling #livemoremagic #visualsoflife #astilllifestyle #ofsimplethings #thehappynow #seekthesimplicity

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Hygge Candle, octolondon.com, £12.00

6. Unicorn Superfoods

Unicorn Superfoods originated in the idea of a more conscious lifestyle regarding your body and what you feed it. The two Australian founders discovered that in addition to travelling and exercising a healthy eating habit freed them from negative emotions. By creating Unicorn Superfoods they decided to share this message with the world. Their Products are vegan, gluten-free, colourful and full of natural superfoods. They are tasty and good for your memory, immune system, hair, skin and nails, and also help with digestion. Creating an overall healthy, motivated and positive mindset.
Bonus tip: You can find some of their great, colourful and healthy recipes on their website.

Tropical Blend Kit, unicornsuperfoods.com, £26.58

7. Alexis Dove

Based on the beautiful town of Lewes in East Sussex (UK) Alexis Dove offers exclusive jewellery designs, bracelets, candles and home fragrances. They also offer consultation sessions in order to make you bespoke jewellery dream reality. Jewellery items are usually not cruel to animals but so it happens that this jewellery designer also tries to be more considerate when it comes to the miners and their communities. Alexis Dove has been working with Fairtrade gold from Peru miners since 2015.

Wild Rose Tiny Ring, alexisdove.com, £75.00 – £95.00

8. Matt and Nat bag

The brand name Matt and Nat derives from the words ‘material’ and ‘nature’ highlighting the relationship and reflection of the two in each other. Matt and Nat’s motto is ‘Live beautifully’ and their values include social responsibility, excellence, inclusiveness, integrity, learning, authenticity and love. Founded in 1995 Matt and Nat never designed anything including leather or animal based materials but experiments and innovates sustainable and eco-friendly designs each season. Materials used instead are recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber, cork and vegan leathers such as PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). Since 2007 the linings of their bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles, recycling 21 plastic bottles for every bag produced. The entire companies HQs is a cruelty-free and vegan place. Creating timeless and durable designs Matt and Nat also encourage to donate your bag here if you have not used it in over six months so somebody else can.

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TO GIRLFRIEND, WITH LOVE || Psssst! Hey there, last minute boyfriend/girlfriend. Yeah, YOU. We know that sometimes shopping on the 23rd of December, can be thrilling in a way like making it to the bathroom just in time kind of glory. But why do that to yourself? You can’t predict the outcome (in either scenario). Products left to right, top to bottom: MAGISTRAL SM in SHINE, SOLAR in SHINE, MULE in LEOPARD MIX, KATE in SHINE, NITTI in SHINE, WILL in SHINE, DARLING in SHINE & JESSE in SHINE. . . . . . . #mattandnat #giftguides #gifts #giftidea #holidays #materialsandnature #livebeautifully #vegan #recycled #handbags #wallets #veganaccessories #veganfashion #shoes #sneakers #footwear #notepad

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KATE MINI – Shine, mattandnat.com, £98.00

9. Nature Lab

Positioning themselves in the market of Accessible Luxury products none of these organic and vegan hair care products costs more than 20 USD since Nature Lab’s founding in 1997. Using stem cells from apples, bamboo, grape and argan as well as soy and rice protein, and other natural ingredients this brand combines traditional Japanese beauty rituals with the newest scientific technologies. Japanese women believe that the health of hair and skin is by far more important than selfadmiration. They believe that only nature is perfect and therefore only nature can free them from any imperfections. With this in mind Nature Lab is not only cruelty-free but also free of sulphates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, mineral oil, and other harsh chemicals preventing damage to your hair and the environment.

Smooth Blowout Lotion, naturelab.com, £9.43

10. People Tree

Another company not focusing on reducing the harm only on animals but on people and the environment as a whole is People Tree. People Tree is one of the environmentally friendly and ethical pioneers on the sustainable fashion industry. People tree was the first clothing company to receive the World Fair Trade Organisation Fair Trade Clothing product in 2013. They also developed the first integrated supply chain for organic cotton from farm to final product and were the first organisation anywhere to achieve GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification on a supply chain entirely in the developing world. Sourcing local natural and recycled products and shipping as many products possible by sea as well as weaving fabrics by hand actively reduces the impact on global warming. Last, slow fashion, opposed to fast fashion, is against exploitation, slum cities and family separation.

Stars Pyjama Set in Cream, peopletree.co.uk, Trousers £35.00, Long Sleeve Top £35.00

This article was written by Marie-Kristin Schürmann. She is an MA Fashion Graduate with focus on sustainable supply chains and the slow fashion movement. Check out more of here eco-conscious lifestyle articles on her blog peachbeachofficial.com.