Just a few years ago, looking for a vegan gift for under a tenner may have proved an impossible task. Nowadays, however, we have plenty of products to choose from to gift to our significant others (and even the non-vegans in our life).
Here are my gift ideas for under €10:
For the environmentally conscious person in your life (particularly people interested in Zero Waste), you can check out the Little Green Shop. You could spend €3.50 for a stainless steel straw (to help your loved one avoid contributing to the millions of plastic straws that end up in the ocean), and also pick up the straw cleaner for €2.50. You’d still have money left over for a delicious vegan treat like a mini Vego bar (which you can get from Nourish for €2.99).
Give the gift of candy from Vegan Tuck Box with a Letterbox snack pack. It’s just £5 and contains 5 artisan snacks, including a chocolate bar. They’re perfect for slipping into your handbag! Shipping for this gift is £1.50 if you live in the UK and £4 internationally (including Ireland), so it’s still just about within the €10 budget.
Or if you don’t feel like buying directly from companies like these, it would be fairly easy to put together a little box of vegan goodies that you handpick yourself. This could possibly end up cheaper if you’re smart with the sizes you pick and where you buy them. TK Maxx is surprisingly good for vegan friendly items, so make sure to check them out!
You could pick up a few packets of Candy Kittens Pineapple Jellies, which I recently saw in Superdrug for just €1.49 (check your local store!) or you could buy two packets of luxury Booja Booja chocolates (Nourish is doing a deal of 2 for €10 at the moment). Another option is putting together your own little pamper-hamper.
You could buy Cadbury’s drinking chocolate (which is both vegan-friendly and fairtrade) for €2.99 in Tesco and pair it with vegan marshmallows for €3.49 from Holland and Barrett. You can also add some Sweet Freedom Chocolate Sauce (which is €4.89 on H&B but I’ve seen it cheaper in Aldi).
Products from the Organic Shop are quite cheap and make a great stocking filler. The options from Skinfull Affairs are all around €4.95 per product. They’re high quality, organic, vegan and you can’t beat that price tag! I recommend the Greek Fig Express Shine Hair Mask or the Lemongrass Body Scrub.
A perfect gift would be the Dr Konopka Protective Hand Cream (€8.50) for that hardworking person in your life. It’s suitable for sensitive skin and it’s also made of lavendar and cedar oil, so it’s unisex. If you’re looking for a racier gift, you can pick up the TOKA water-based pleasure gel for €10 (also from skinfullaffairs.ie).
For the book-lover in your life, you can also check out Book Depository, which offers free worldwide shipping and very cheap prices on books that would cost more anywhere else. You could get Lucy Watson’s Feed Me Vegan for €9.66, or Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz for €9.20. Unfortunately, Dr Gregor’s How Not To Die Cookbook is still around the €20 mark (but hey, if you’re feeling generous!)
Invest in some small-scale activism and buy a few vegan stickers from The Goose and Rabbit Etsy store! You get four for €3 and shipping is €1 as the store is based in Ireland. The designs are lovely and you can easily pop them on your laptop or tablet!
So these are my recommendations for your Secret Santa/ stocking fillers this year! What do you think? Yay or nay for these gifts? Let me know in the comments!