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Vegan Gift Guide + Giveaway!

Shopping for other people can be either the best thing ever, or the most confusing and frustrating thing ever. Typically, what I like to do is when I’m spending time with a close friend or family member and they mention something they like, I put it into a note in my phone to use during this time of year, or for birthdays. Now, for the others, it can be challenging; even more so if you’re not vegan and shopping for someone who is! So, here is my Vegan Gift Guide to make it a little easier on you. 😉

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

Now, I love making super special gifts for people, which is why I’ve included a few DIY options for those looking for a slightly cheaper/more unique gift idea. It is also why I’ve included the awesome Vegan Food Gifts book, by Joni Marie Newman. Plus, I’ll be giving a copy away to one lucky winner (at the bottom of the post); talk about happy holidays!

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

One vegan gift idea that I’ve been making for a couple of years now, is for flavored vodka! I make Chocolate Vodka using Fran Costigan’s recipe from her amazing Vegan Chocolate cookbook, and my boyfriend’s mom is pretty obsessed with it. This year, I branched out to try a Mocha variation (go light on the coffee beans as they are POTENT!), and a cinnamon vanilla version, with used up vanilla pods from other recipes. Then I go to World Market and buy some cute bottles to gift them in! (as pictured below)

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

Another idea is to dry fresh herbs and other ingredients to make specialty salts for your creative culinary friends! I dehydrated a couple of ghost peppers and ground them up in a small coffee grinder, then pulsed them with 1/4 cup of coarse sea salt for a fiery finishing salt. For another version, I was inspired by my surplus of herbs from the garden to make the recipe below! (though you could use dried herbs from your pantry, as well).

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Gifts - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

Homemade Herbed Sea Salt - Vegan Gift Guide

Yield: 1 /4 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Herbed sea salt is a great way to use up a surplus of fresh herbs and even better for small food gifts!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup coarse sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place dried herbs in a small coffee grinder, or use a mortar and pestle, grind until the pieces are small and granular. Do not grind them too finely.
  2. Add salt to the grinder and pulse a couple of times, just until incorporated. Divide between two small jars for gifts and store out of direct light.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub

Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t mind being caffeinated while having smoother skin. ? Or you could be less selfish and give the scrub to a cool friend for the holidays! Try out this Mint Mocha Cold Brew & Body Scrub for a win-win all around.

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

I would be remiss if I didn’t suggest some of my favorite cookbooks from this year! Of course I’m including my book baby, as well.

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

And if you’re looking to send someone gifts to pamper them, or if your loved one is into all things vegan, check out Vegan Cuts! They have a variety of subscription boxes (like their snack box), or one time boxes like their seasonal make up box (as pictured above). Lastly, in their shop you can find great deals from all kinds of vegan brands, from purses to protein powder.

Vegan Gift Guide + Homemade Treats - Great ideas for giving the right (vegan) gifts this year! Cookbooks, homemade liquor, a giveaway and more!

Image source: Farm Sanctuary

To end your vegan gift guide, here are a couple more suggestions!

  • Get them a TofuXpress! I got this for Xmas last year and am OBSESSED!!
  • Donate to a vegan-friendly non-profit like Mercy for Animals or Farm Sanctuary in their name.
  • Offer to make them a homemade dinner! Never underestimate the value of this, plus you can find tons of recipes right here on Vegan Yack Attack.
  • Buy them a spot at a local, vegan cooking class. Maybe like the cooking and food photography class that I’m doing with the Spork Foods sisters in January?
  • If you’re not into cooking, take them out to a cool vegan or vegan-friendly restaurant, or get them a gift card for future use.

Hopefully you found my vegan gift guide useful! Good luck this holiday season and don’t forget to enter the giveaway, below!

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