10 Eco-Friendly Vegan Gift Ideas for This Holiday Season

Sustainable Vegan Gifts

Whether you’re shopping for friends, family, or are vegan yourself, this is the ultimate eco-friendly vegan gifting guide for you. You’ll find a diverse selection of sustainable vegan gift ideas — including chic women’s accessories and artisan home goods — for Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other special occasion this holiday season.

We believe in empowering our customers by providing transparency for every product and enabling shoppers to sort through any of our seven values, including vegan. Our vegan goods are completely free of animal products and are produced in consideration of people and the planet. In this guide, we’ve curated some of our favorite gift ideas for this 2020 holiday season — from bags using innovative vegan fibers to eco-friendly home decor using natural and recycled materials. If you’re looking for more gift ideas, shop our full collection of Vegan Gifts here.

1. Finex Cast Iron Skillet — $195

FINEX’s Cast Iron Skillet is designed, crafted, and manufactured in the United States. Guaranteed for life and made with 100% North American cast iron, this skillet could easily become your only pan. Each piece is polished, smoothed, and pre-seasoned with 100% organic flaxseed oil and its angled sides act as pour spouts to prevent messes and spills!

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2. Coyuchi Unisex Waffle Robe in Fog — $98

Coyuchi’s Unisex Waffle Robe is a perfect cozy gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list! Made with GOTS-certified cotton and hand-woven by family-run companies in Turkey, the quality and comfort are unquestionable.

Coyuchi is Fair Trade Certified and works exclusively with fair trade and first-first manufacturers. They also highly value vendors who are committed to using sustainable manufacturing practices — like water recycling, reduced waste, and renewable energy. Coyuchi is a member of the Textile Exchange, was a founding brand in the Sustainable Textile Coalition, and supports the Chetna Organic Farming Cooperative.

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3. Mbare Iringa Baskets in Rich Black — $24

Looking for a gift for a plant lover you know? Mbare’s Iringa Baskets are what you need! The baskets are handmade in Tanzania with Milulu grass and colored with natural plant dyes, making them great vessels for all kinds of plants. The baskets can also be used as storage for everyday items like books, blankets, or pillows. 

Mbare works with artisans all across Africa to produce their gorgeous baskets and glassware. All baskets are made of natural and recycled materials, and hand-woven using traditional techniques. Mbare adheres to fair trade practices, pays living wages to all its partners, and financially supports over 2,000 artisans.

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4. Jenni Earle Hell Yeah Bandana — $34

Jenni Earle’s Hell Yeah Bandana is a beautiful handmade accessory that can be used in countless ways to elevate and compliment an outfit. It’s made with 100% USA-grown cotton, cut and sewn in South Carolina, and hand-dyed in North Carolina, where screen printing is used to create their hand-drawn, unique, and eye-catching designs. Jenni Earle is a woman-owned business that pays living wages to all its employees and makers.

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5. Sertodo Copper Recycled Copper Cocktail Set — $250

This recycled copper cocktail set includes all of the essential accessories for concocting vegan cocktails in a home bar. It’s a gift sure to be loved by expert mixologists and newbie home bartenders alike!

Sertodo Copper is an international cooperative of master artisans based in Austin, Texas and Michoacan, Mexico, crafting quality goods from 100% recycled copper using heritage techniques.

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Sertodo Copper recycled copper cocktail set vegan gift

6. Bloom & Give Mel Clutch — $50

These gorgeous, vegan wristlet bags from Bloom & Give can be transformed from travel organizer to wallet to unique clutch, making them versatile pieces that will be well-loved for many seasons to come. Bloom & Give is a fair trade brand partnering with small cooperatives that use heirloom crafts and traditional embroidery, weaving, and hand-dyeing techniques to create one-of-a-kind accessories.

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Navy and pink striped vegan clutch bags from Bloom & Give

7. Studio Variously Katha Throw Blanket — $279

If you’re looking to give a memorable gift this season, Studio Variously’s handmade Katha throw is a special piece that the recipient will treasure for decades.

The eco-friendly vegan gift is woven from rain-fed organic cotton that is left un-dyed and embroidered using thread that has been naturally dyed. This luxurious, earth-friendly throw was ethically hand-woven by master artisans in India.

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8. Yewo Chaka Recycled Bangle Set — $48

Made with recycled brass and created in a solar-powered, carbon-neutral workshop, Yewo’s bangle set brings all the style with minimal environmental impact. A bonus: Every order comes with a hand-sewn linen bag, a jewelry care card, and a polish pad, so it’s all wrapped and ready to be gifted! 

Yewo employs makers living in the rural village of Manchewe, Malawi and provides them with 21 days of paid time off per year (plus holidays), two healthy meals per day, individual health insurance, and a guaranteed salary that’s two to three times higher than the national average. Yewo is a women-owned company and all its makers work in safe, healthy environments.

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9. Magda Made Recycled Glass Champagne Flutes — $56

Shopping for the brunch partner or host-with-the-most in your life? Magda Made’s champagne flutes are stylish, timeless, and will make for an amazing gift! They’re handmade in Bogotá, Colombia with recycled glass, making each flute one of a kind. 

Magda Made’s home goods are handmade by artisans across Colombia using locally and responsibly sourced materials. Magda Made’s founders work directly with individual artisans, artisan groups, women’s cooperatives, and organizations to increase economic opportunity for Colombian makers. Their team also visits each manufacturing location to ensure safe working conditions and fair compensation.

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10. Anchal Project Chore Jacket in Navy — $275

Cozy and made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, Anchal Project’s hand-embroidered jacket will be a go-to in your gift recipient’s closet. This organic jacket can be worn with denim for getting projects done around the house or worn over a dress to stay warm and comfy for fancier occasions.

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Organic Cotton Jacket from Anchal Project

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BONUS: Made Trade Gift Card

Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

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