9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

9 Practical and Stylish Cruelty-Free and Vegan Xmas Gifts For Fashionable Friends and Family

With the festive season upon us you’re bound to need some ideas for your Christmas gift list – particularly for fussy, style-conscious cruelty-free and vegan friends and family. So here’s some inspiration on what to get them. Whatever their fashion preferences, you’re likely to find a fashionable vegan Xmas gift in the list below.

We hope this list cuts out time and stress, and lands you in this year’s top Christmas gifters with your vegan loved ones.

1. Vegan bags from Matt & Nat

This is one of the most popular vegan accessories brands in the conscious marketplace. Catering to men and women, Matt & Nat produce a broad range of classic vegan bags, shoes and accessories to choose from. The collections are designed by their tight-knit team in Montreal, Quebec and responsibly produced in China. The brand uses a variety of ‘vegan leathers’ such as PU (polyurethane) and PVC (polyvinylchloride). According to the brand, “PU is less harmful for the environment than PVC” and uses this material whenever possible. The sustainable materials include recycled nylons, cork and rubber and lining made of 100% recycled bottles (21 plastic bottles are recycled for every bag produced).

Free shipping for orders over $100 to the US. Browse Matt & Nat vegan bags range here.

Matt & Nat

2. Vegan sneakers by Yatay

For loved ones who are obsessed with cool kicks, you can’t go past Yatay’s vegan super sleek sneakers. The upper part of the footwear is made of recycled plastic material, lining is made of recycled polyester and water-borne PU, it comes with organic Italian hemp shoelaces, the toe cap and back part of the footwear is made of organic cotton and the sole is made from a bio-based PU and features two green bioplastic cores made of industrial waste. The brand caters to both men and women with a unisex style that’ll look good no matter your gender. Comes in a low or high-top style and choose from classic colours, bold colours and pastel colours.

Ships to EU, US and UK only. Browse Yatay’s sneakers range here.

YATAY stylish vegan sneakers for men and women
Yatay have vegan sneakers for men and women

3. Vegan leggings from Yoga Democracy 

For the vegan yogis in your life, Yoga Democracy produces a broad range of stylish fitness leggings in block colours, capri and full-length styles and artistic prints that are made from recycled plastic bottles and the latest generation of recycled polyester. Some of the prints are exclusive too as the brand partners with artists and designers to create limited edition styles. Ethically made in the USA. The brand also donates to the environmental charity 1% For The Planet.

International shipping available. Order by December 18th for Christmas delivery in the USA.

Check out Yoga Democracy’s collection here.

Yoga Democracy Rustica Eco-Friendly Yoga Leggings
Yoga Democracy produces vegan yoga wear for women

4. Eco-friendly printed dress from Reformation

Reformation is an undisputed superstar in the sustainable fashion industry. Catering to the style-obsessed vegan fashionista, there’s a range of fashion-forward printed dresses and designs to choose from. The collections are also made of eco-friendly fabrics such as organic cotton, TENCEL™ and deadstock and recovered fabrics. We especially love their use of brilliant photography and ethnically diverse models. Collections are responsibly made in Los Angeles in a factory that aims to reduce its carbon footprint in every which way you can think of! To learn more about Reformation’s sustainability practices, visit this page.

Ships internationally. Free standard shipping to US. Browse Reformation’s entire range here.

Reformation Nikita Eco-Friendly Vegan Printed Dress
Reformation ‘Nikita’ Dress 

5. Sunglasses from Warby Parker

Warby Parker is the superstar kid in the sunglasses world for its social mission to give a pair to a person in need for every pair sold. Its high-quality designs are also affordable. The cruelty-free sunglasses are crafted from hand-polished cellulose acetate from Italy and feature scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. All products are US-designed and responsibly produced in Chinese factories that meet strict codes of conduct. Warby Parker’s glasses are made from cellulose acetate, sourced from a family-owned Italian company.

Ships worldwide. Check out the Warby Parker range of ethical sunglasses here.

Warby Parker sunglasses
Warby Parker sunglasses
Warby Parker Petal Tortoise Vegan Sunglasses
Warby Parker Petal Tortoise sunglasses

6. Organic cotton vegan underwear from PACT

For stylish and affordable vegan bras and underwear, you can’t go past PACT Apparel. Made with certified organic cotton in fair-trade certified factories, the brand caters to women, men and even kids. Comes in a variety of colours, styles and sizes, the garments are super comfy and are chemical-free and low-tox so your skin will thank you for not choosing synthetics!

Ships to US and Canada only. Browse the entire PACT underwear range here.

Ethical Vegan Crossover Bralette made with certified organic cotton
PACT Apparel crossover bralette and underwear

7. Stylish Market Tote from The Clean Collective

This stylish peach Khaki Carriers Australian string tote bag from The Clean Collective is the perfect reusable carrier bag for the fussy and fashionable vegan. Made of 100% cotton and versatile enough to take shopping, or to the beach and everywhere in between. Comes in several colours, like black and neutral, but this peach colour is our pick. Responsibly made in China.

Ships internationally. Purchase this strong tote bag here.

Stylish Market Vegan String Tote Bag from The Clean Collective
String cotton bag from The Clean Collective

8. Vegan swimwear from Underprotection

Copenhagen ethical brand Underprotection manufactures beautiful PETA-approved vegan swimwear that is made from recycled polyester and comes in a variety of feminine and sexy styles (bikini, one-piece, ruffles, classic), prints and colours. The brand manufactures in India and holds a Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) license which means it meets high labour standards and provides its workers with safe working conditions and living wages.

Ships internationally. Check out their range of vegan swimwear here.

Vegan Swimwear Bikini Made From Recycled Fabrics PETA Approved
Underprotection PETA-approved swimwear made from recycled materials.

9. Ethical beach towel from Sunday Tracker

For the beach lovers and globetrotters, the Ibiza Summer Hammam Towels from Sunday Tracker makes an ideal gift. Ethically handmade in Turkey, there are several colours to choose from including the Lipstick Red shown in the image. These towels are handwoven in Turkey from soft cotton and features hand knotted tassels. Hammam towels, AKA Turkish ‘pestemals’, are super soft, highly absorbent, quick drying, lightweight, versatile to use or wear as a sarong.

Grab your ethical towel here.

Ethical vegan beach towel from Sunday Tracker

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Disclosure: The curated list is based on the writer’s research and experiences and does not fully take into account all ethical considerations that are unique to each individual. All opinions are that of the writer’s. Prices are correct at time of publishing. Before making a purchase, we encourage you to do your own research paying particular attention to the supply chain and your own particular set of ethics. This list also contains affiliate links. For more information, click here.

Title image of Reformation’s Primrose Dress.

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