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!
Hot Copper Eye Shadow Trio, $14
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.
Rosemary Tree, $49.95 at Red Envelope
We think the best hostess gift is one that does not infringe on the party- flowers creates the need to locate a vase and food is a no-no.
The perfect hostess gift, says Rose Ott of Rose Ott Interior Design
. “Organic and unique, not only does this aromatic herb bring a little greenery indoors, it can be also be used for seasoning.” Love it.
Yiddish Proverb Money Clip, $18
A fabulous inscription reads, “With money in your pocket, you are wise, you are handsome, and you sing well too.” Made of aluminum with a brushed finish, it’s compact, stylish and just a cheeky little gift.
Eucalyptex® Long Sleeve, $50.66
When I saw this shirt on Ethical Ocean’s website, I had to contact their President of Marketing, Breanna Donaghue about it. She shared with us, “Every athlete on my list this year is getting one of these long-sleeve shirts made from eucalyptus. It’s made from the highly sustainable eucalyptus plant, and is chemical-free and 96% biodegradable. But the main reason this is my top pick for performance shirts this winter: it’s quick dry with natural anti-bacterial properties, meaning this shirt never stinks even after the most rigorous workout.” Awesome.
Buckeye Long Sleeve, $54
Vickerey comes to the rescue with a classic plaid for any male in your life. This Buckeye Long Sleeve gives a relaxed fit and is available in your choice of Port (greens, greys and chocolates) or slate (blues, burnt orange and creams). Eco-friendly, made of 100% organic cotton, and a crowd-pleaser with plaid being all the rage. Use ptvegan10 for 10% off your purchase at Vickerey.com!
The Anyone Gifts
Divvies Gourmet Popcorn, $7 for 8oz bag
I adore Divvies, and last Christmas ordered their popcorn for my husband who is a die-hard popcorn fan. Divvies’ popcorn is out of this world, and this bag of chocolate caramel popcorn is too amazing to pass up! Order an 8oz bag of caramel corn, hand drizzled with delectable gourmet chocolate for anyone! Everything from Divvies is dairy, egg and nut free and uses no hydrogenated oils. While you are on their site, order some Hanukah jelly beans or Tree or Snowman
Vegan Cookie Mix from Post Punk Kitchen
I LOVE this idea so much that there is a case of Ball jars sitting in my kitchen waiting for this weekend. Rather than bake dozens of batches of sugary treats, share the cruelty-free version with anyone on your list to prove that they, too, can make a veg friendly version of the cookie that will appeal to any sweet tooth. Leave it to Post Punk Kitchen to give us such scrumptious ideas. Choose any recipe that has about 3 cups worth of ingredients to fill the jar and decorate any way you like- however PPK provides ample instructions and suggestions on their blog.
Handloomed Linen Scarf , $75
Hand-woven by weavers in India who earn life-changing wages by creating this beautiful wearable art. Luxurious, hand-woven, naturally-dyed, great for men and women, this scarf is as compassionate as it gets. Vickerey shares that ‘it gets better with each wash and wear.’ Use ptvegan10 for 10% off your purchase at Vickerey.com!
Vegan Mug, $22+shipping
VeganDish’s shop on Etsy features functional vegan dishes for vegans! I adore this aqua blue mug, complete with a star stamp, it’s food-free, lead-free and dishwasher safe. 14 oz for the perfect cup of soy chai or green tea!