Vegan Shopping Tips and Healthy Gifts



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It’s that time of year again where you’re searching for gifts of friends and family and they are asking you want you want this holiday. As a vegan there are some basic rules you follow when looking at materials. It can be difficult for non-vegans shopping for you to get just the right gift without conflicting with your morals.

I’ve put together a simple list of materials not to buy as well as some that are vegan friendly. To satisfy your gift giving needs, I’ve also provide some healthy gift ideas to give to friends or family or even put them on your own list and hope they find their way to you this year.

Vegan Shopping Tips

Below are some typical materials found in clothing, bedding, and more you should avoid. I’ve also provided a list of vegan friendly materials to help find just the right gift.

  • don’t buy
    • silk
    • wool
    • down (feathers)
    • suede
    • leather
    • aba: A fabric woven from goat and camel hair
    • cashmere: goat hair
    • fleece (sheep or goat)
    • felt (sometimes synthetic)
  • do buy
    • cotton
    • “synthetic”
    • acrylic
    • linen
    • hemp
    • microfiber
    • moleskin
    • nylon

Healthy Gifts

  • ($30) Tofu press
  • ($20) Glasstic water bottle
  • Books
    • ($20) Shred it! Book & 13 week training journal
      • book
        • Completely whole-food, plant-based menu with detailed training programs, Shred It! Endorsed by 28 names in the health and fitness industry, including Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Esselstyn, Rich Roll, and Rip Esselstyn.
        • With Shred it!, you will understand how to:
          • Set achievable goals
          • Discover the most effective ways to burn fat
          • Build muscle efficiently
          • Identify what could be holding you back
          • Exercise nearly anywhere, anytime, managing time effectively
        • You will also get:
          • 75 delicious plant-based athlete recipes and meal plans
          • Master dozens of workouts with step-by-step instructions and photos
      • Journal
        • log your workouts and stay inspired. Track sets, reps, weight, cardio, and more.
    • ($17) How not to die by Dr. Michael Gregger
    • ($12) Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell and Howard Jacobson
  • ($20) Audible Rush Jam-lite Bicycle Speaker
    • connects to iPhone, iPod, Android, and mp3 players
    • built in volume control
    • storage area from phone or mp3 player
    • not wireless
    • Straps to bike handle bars
  • (<$30) TriggerPoint CORE Multi-density solid foam roller
    • Free online training videos
    • 18” perfect for most muscle groups
    • Benefits of foam rolling: increased blood flow, increased flexibility, aid in recovery from hard workouts
  • Boxes
    • ($22 – 18/mo) Vegan Cuts Snack Box
      • Free shipping to the U.S.
      • 10 or more goodies per box
      • Healthy snacks
      • Tasty treats to indulge in
      • Mostly gluten-free
      • Mix of full and sample size snacks
      • flavored drinks, candy, snacks, seitan, chocolate, and more
    • ($1-9 / mo) Dollar shave Club
      • from single blade razors to 6 bland razors
      • initial sign up includes the handle but you can add another handle if needed
      • Nearly all products are vegan friendly except for their lib balms, hair paste, hair fiber, and hair clay.
  • (<$40) Yes4All Yoga Starter Kit
    • yoga mat (with caring strap)
    • 2 foam yoga blogcks
    • 1 yoga towel
    • 8’ yoga strap
  • ($25) Oster blender bottle
    • make smoothies right in the bottom
    • easily make a health snack or breakfast on the go with no mess
    • dishwasher safe
    • bpa free
  • ($30) Art Naturals Oil Diffuser
    • in home aromatherapy
    • silent
    • no heat
    • sleek design helps it fit into personal decor
    • aid in the relief of stress, and fight the effects of eczema, nausea, nosebleeds, dandruff, joint pain anxiety, nasal and chest congestion.
  • ($145 [on sale normally $220]) Sun light therapy lamp
    • reduce the effects of SAD (seasonal effectiveness disorder)
    • improve overall mood
    • increase vitamin D
    • improves skin complexion
  • DVD
  • Makeup
    • ($11 [on sale normally $30]) Start Makers Bamboo Brushes Natural Brushes
        • Handmade brushes made of premium synthetic fiber materials
        • 11 pieces bamboo brushes & 1 pieces make up sponge & 1 pieces high quality cotton travel bag
    • ($70) Gaya makeup remover
      • Waterproof Powerful
      • Enriched with Vitamins, Oils & Antioxidants Herbal Extracts
      • Suitable for sensitive eyes
    • ($60) Gaya eye shadow
      • 100% Natural Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow
      • Pure Mica Pigment
      • 26 Shades Palette
      • Suitable for The Most Sensitive Eyes

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Interested in getting some awesome CV swag? Visit CuriouslyVegRadio.com/cvdesigns for awesome CV swag and make sure to stop by MattHughesArt.com for a limited edition, signed print made exclusively for Curiously Veg!

You can even pick up a t-shirt, hoodie, or a mug with some great artwork printed on it.