It’s back! The Compassionate Gift Guide for 2011, with fun and sometimes fabulous cruelty-free gift ideas for everyone on your list! Images are clickable right back to the item.
Soulstice Spa Nail Polish, 5 for $30
Beautiful vegans need a little Soulstice Spa in their stocking this year. Grab 5 gorgeous shades for $30, all 100% vegan, non-toxic and free of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate.
Owner Kayse Gehret told us, “My favorite holiday stocking stuffers are Venice – a sparkly gold metallic shimmer, Dublin – an emerald green shine and Rome – a deep, spicy red. Montreal – a festive, dark purple metallic, Crete – a pure silver and Ibiza – a burst of hot pink shine, are fun, colorful shades… perfect for holiday cocktail parties!”
Vega Whole Foods Vibrancy Bars, $3 per bar
You know how PTV adores all things Brendan Brazier, and the Vega product line is no exception! One of the newest additions to the award-winning Vega product line, Vega Whole Food Vibrancy Bars are a unique and utterly delicious blend of all-natural, raw, organic, and enzymatically-active plant-based superfoods including sprouted buckwheat, sprouted almonds, white chia seeds and hemp seeds.
“Unlike any other bar on the market, Vibrancy bars maintain a taste of guilty pleasure while also being vegan, gluten-free, sprouted, alkaline-forming, and rich in Omega 3, antioxidants and phytonutrients!” shared Victoria Revay, Vega’s PR Manager.
VegNews, $20 per year
Give the fabulous gift of vegan gab, with a subscription to VegNews. The vegan glossy monthly publication never has a dull moment. From the ‘best of’, to Portia de Rossi interviews to need-to-know topics and articles, we read this cover to cover and then some. It’s one of those glossies that even your omnivorous loves will have to flip through.
Even more love-able? You can choose to have your VegNews issues in your inbox rather than your mailbox. I await each issue with bated breath. *PLUS! Their back pages feature amazing vegan products that you will go gaga over!
Leave it to Etsy to reign in the cruelty-free department. This trio from JustPureMineralsShop of hot holiday colors includes Tiny Bubble, Fiery Redhead and Snow. All natural formulas that can be applied wet or dry, there are no synthetic dyes or fragrances, no animal by-products, parabens, or other nasties! “Absolutely cruelty-free, and absolutely gorgeous,” writes the shop owner. Check out her shop for vegan lipsticks and over 130 products!
Vickerey’s Willow Duster, $89
Our fabulous friends at Vickerey obviously shared a few of their favorite cruelty-free holidays musts, including this Willow Duster. It’s cozy, cute, and has bell sleeves and a hood. Antiqued metal buttons and a slim fit make it an awesome layering piece. Material - 61% Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 13% Polyester, 7% Nylon, 2% Spandex. Use ptvegan10 for 10% off your purchase at Vickerey.com!
‘Eat Kale’ Notecards, set of 6 $12
A little whimsy and sound advice make this not card set by DeepBlueSea on Etsy a fabulous gift. This set of six note cards printed on high-quality, recycled 100lb card stock pays tribute to the artist’s favorite vegetable.
Cards measure 4.25 x 5.5 and come with coordinating envelopes in a delicious kale green. Cards are blank inside. “This is a sublime gift for all the leafy green-chompers among us. . .Let’s hear it for KALE!” reads the description. Love these!
Splurge: Stella McCartney, Dumas Patent Round Toe Shoe, SALE! $479
Oh the beauty! These Dumas Patent Round Toe Shoes are divine. I saw them at the Americana in Manhasset, NY just a few weeks ago during a charitable shopping event and drooled. It’s a stiletto that compliments work and play. *heart flutters*
Handmade Flashcards, $29.50
From DeepBlueSea on Etsy.com is this beautiful set of 26 alphabet flashcards. Cards are printed on high-quality recycled 100lb card stock and are lined with chocolate brown card stock on the reverse side. Each card measures 5.5 inches high and 4.25 inches wide. The set is sturdy and durable but please note that it is not waterproof.
We cannot forget our amazing entertainers, whose tables laden with vegan sweet treats and glasses of wine must be appreciated with a gift! We’ve got some great ideas for you to delight your host/hostess with each affair you attend this season.
The Paddywax Soy Travel Candle from Vickerey, $7
Sarah from Vickerey makes this candle sound oh-so dreamy, “this candle has evocative fragrances inspired by literary greats.’ It’s hand poured and made of a soy/veg blend. Choose from ‘Edgar Allen Poe’, ‘Jane Austen’, ‘Henry Thoreau’ or ‘Walt Whitman’. It will compliment any decor with compassionate style and doesn’t leave the harsh scents of a traditional candle.