The holidays are here. It’s a joyful time of year for many, with good company, mouth-watering food, sweet drinks, and gifts you didn’t know you needed but totally do now. But some of us are kept from enjoying it all by the pressure that comes with figuring out which vegan holiday gifts you’re giving.
Let’s be real. It can be hard to choose the right gift for someone and when it comes to gift-giving, men can be the most difficult to buy for. Suddenly you can’t remember what their favorite film is, or color, or what that thing is that they said they liked all those months ago.
11 Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas Men Will Love
We’ve taken the hard work out of it. These 11 gifts are smile-inducing, crowd-pleasing, all-vegan, and man-approved.
1. Cruelty-Free Grooming Tools By Manscaped
A 2017 survey found that around 90 percent of men keep things trimmed and tidy “downstairs.” But separate research — published in 2019 — found that half of men have injured themselves during the process.
That’s where Manscaped comes in. Manscaped is the creator of The Lawn Mower 2.0, an electric trimmer that takes below-the-belt grooming to a whole new level. The waterproof trimmer uses SkinSafe technology to protect from nicks and cuts. Its specially engineered blades can easily manage coarse or thick hair without pulling, and small trimming teeth make for super safe manscaping in sensitive areas. The trimmer is rechargeable, lasting 60 minutes on one charge.
Manscaped also makes Crop Cleanser, a moisturizing hair and body wash designed for pre- and post-trimming as well as showering. The cleanser is made with soothing aloe and sea salt. Like all of Manscaped’s products, it’s made with vegan, paraben-free ingredients and it’s not tested on animals.
Manscaped’s Crop Preserver is the anti-chafing downstairs deodorant he’s been waiting for. The oil-free moisturizing deodorant reduces bacterial growth and keeps things dry and comfortable. It features Active pH Control and helps to protect the skin’s moisture barrier.
The hygiene brand also offers cologne, boxers, below-the-waist wipes, mints, and foot deodorant.
Manscaped is on a mission to motivate men to be more proactive with their health and self-care. The company partnered with the Testicular Cancer Society. The non-profit is working to raise awareness about the most common cancer among men between 15 and 35. Together, the non-profit and Manscaped produced a video to show men how to check themselves for signs of testicular cancer. Earlier this year, Manscaped fundraised for the charity and matched all donations up to $10,000.
You can visit Manscaped’s website here. Use the code LIVEKINDLY at checkout to get 20 percent off and free shipping.
2. Vegan Leather Shoes By Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss took a step toward cruelty-free last year when it launched its first-ever line of vegan men’s shoes. The German luxury fashion house introduced BOSS, a footwear collection featuring sneakers made from Piñatex. Piñatex is a plant-based leather made from pineapple leaf fibers. The fibers are leftover from pineapple harvests; no other resources are needed to create the fabric. Companies can purchase the leaves from farmers to offer them additional income.
The Hugo Boss shoes are dyed naturally and feature lightweight recycled TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) soles, cotton-linen lining, and organic cotton laces.
You can find the vegan Hugo Boss sneakers here.
3. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook
Maybe he’s a wizard in the kitchen or maybe he’s always wanted to be. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook is made to up your cooking game one meal at a time. Created by chef brothers Chad and Derek Sarno along with David Joachim, this cookbook is packed with great-tasting, animal-free recipes (129, to be exact). Think: Sloppy BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Slaw and Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Spiced Gelato and Mango Sriracha Caramel. The book also comes with tips on eating oil-free and keeping the kitchen tidy.
You can find the Wicked Healthy Cookbook here.
4. Vegan Leather Wallet By Matt & Nat
Fashion brand Matt & Nat doesn’t use any animal-based materials in its designs, a decision that “felt natural” to the team. Instead, the company uses recycled bicycle tires, cardboard, rubber, plastic bottles, and cork to make vegan backpacks, shoes, sunglasses, and wallets.
Matt & Nat’s vegan Watson Wallet features a zip, six card slots, one bill compartment, a slit pocket, and a zippered coin pocket.
You can find Matt & Nat’s vegan wallet here.
5. Lululemon Yoga Mat
For the health-conscious man in your life, boost his exercise regime with a yoga mat by Lululemon. The Canadian athletic apparel retailer produces reversible yoga mats with a polyurethane top layer. The top layer absorbs moisture to help keep a firm grip during sweaty sessions.
You can find Lululemon’s yoga mat here.
6. Lowa Innox Hiking Boots
Lowa makes vegan hiking boots that will have the lucky man in your life reaching all-new heights. The Innox Pro GTX Mid is a lightweight, multifunctional design that can tackle multiple outdoor activities, even in the winter (thanks to the boot’s waterproof design). Its bi-injected DynaPU midsole makes for a top-notch rebound, durability, and cushioning while the Monowrap offers stability and support.
You can find Lowa’s vegan hiking boots here.
7. Bulldog Original Moisturizer for Men
This skincare brand calls itself man’s best friend. Founder Simon Duffy created Bulldog in 2005, when he felt that he had no skincare options. The company creates made-for-men face wash, scrubs, and masks. Its Original Moisturizer hydrates and softens the skin without leaving it sticky or greasy. It’s made with aloe vera, camelina oil, and green tea.
As well as skin, Bulldog is kind to animals and the planet. The company certified by Cruelty Free International and it only produces vegan products. It has also never used plastic microbeads, synthetic fragrances, or artificial colors.
You can find Bulldog’s Original Moisturizer here.
8. Customized Socks by Custom Sock Shop
Custom socks are so in right now. Personalize a pair of comfy, cozy socks and you’ll be with him every step of the day. Custom Sock Shop allows you to choose your sock style, select any and all colors your desire, and add a drawing of your choice. Our advice? Draw up a cute portrait of his pet, his favorite food or thing, or even yourself. It’s a gift he won’t soon forget.
You can find Custom Sock Shop’s products here.
9. Protein Shakes by Plant Works Nutrition
For the fitness-focused man in your life, go for Plant Works Nutrition. This plant-powered company uses pea, mushroom, rice, and pumpkin proteins to create effective, long-lasting protein supplements. The powder offers 20 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of branched-chain amino acids. They help lower post-exercise fatigue, quicken recovery, reduce muscle soreness, and improve the use of fat for energy.
Plant Works Nutrition’s products contain no artificial, GMO, or animal-based ingredients. Go for the Chocolate Bundle to get a packet of chocolate-flavored protein powder and a shaker bottle. The company also offers monthly subscriptions for a gift that keeps on giving.
You can find Plant Works Nutrition’s vegan protein products here.
10. Hot Sauce Pack By Meaty Vegan
Spice up his life with the Plant Venom hot sauce pack by Meaty Vegan. The collection includes three plant-based hot sauces in varying degrees of heat. The Jalapeno flavor is the mildest (but still ranked 7 out of 10), followed by the Habanero. The Scorpion is the most scorching flavor, coming in at 10/10, or around 600,000 units on the Scoville Scale. The Scorpion is also Meaty Vegan’s top-selling hot sauce of all time.
You can find Meaty Vegan’s Plant Venom hot sauce pack here.
11. Coffee Grounds by Tiny Footprint
In every pound of Tiny Footprint’s ground coffee, there are 50 pounds of good karma, according to the company. Tiny Footprint is the world’s first carbon-negative coffee. On its website, the company explains that it takes 4 pounds of CO2 to produce and distribute one pound of its coffee. For every pound of coffee sold, Tiny Footprint donates some of the proceeds to reforestation efforts in Ecuador’s Mindo cloud forest. Over time, the trees will remove 54 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere.
Tiny Footprint sources its coffee beans ethically and roasts them locally. You can order coffee grounds from Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Peru, or Rwanda.
You can find Tiny Footprint’s coffee here.
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