If you’re looking for vegan gifts this holiday season, we have you covered with this list of over 30 ideas perfect for both the aspiring vegan to the full fledged plant-based veteran! From digital recipe magazines to our favorite vegan wine recommendations, fun kitchen essentials to the best meat-free cookbooks and plenty of homemade gift ideas, consider this your ultimate vegan gift guide. Use it to buy presents for the meat-free foodie in your life or forward it to your friends and family as a major hint!
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One thing we know for certain about vegans is they LOVE to eat! And many of us love to cook almost as much. So, for this season of gift giving, we have compiled a vegan gift guide with some kitchen necessities (and some non-necessities, but things you probably REALLY want but wouldn’t think to purchase for yourself, so go drop some hints).
My advice is to ALWAYS shop around and see not only what truly matches your gift recipient’s style, but also what great deals you can find so you can get even more kitchen gadgetry for less of your hard-earned cash. Also, Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices may be EVEN LOWER!!!!
Digital Vegan Food Magazine Subscription
Do you love our vegan recipes but hate scrolling through ads?
First up on our vegan gift guide, we are VERY excited to announce that we, B&T, the Plant Power Couple, will be launching our very own digital vegan food magazine this January with our 1st issue focused on Veganuary!
To kick off the fun, we’re offering a $20 discount on all annual subscriptions through Monday 11/29 with the code BLACKFRIDAY. (That’s less than $15 per month!) Click here to reserve your annual subscription!
Here’s what’s included in an annual subscription to the Plant Power Couple Digital Magazine:
- A downloadable e-magazine PDF sent to your inbox on the 1st of every month starting January 1 2022!
- 20+ scrumptious vegan recipes per issue (over 240 total throughout the year!)
- Exclusive “first look” access to the recipes before most of them even hit the blog!
- ZERO display ads to scroll through! (Think Hulu)
- Helpful how-to articles to help you make the best damn vegan food!
- Full color photos, so you know exactly what you’re making!
- Themed months like “Veganuary”, “No Dairy February”, etc.!
- And so much more!!
This would be a great gift idea for any budding or veteran vegans (or even for yourself! You’ve been good this year; you totally deserve it!) Click here to reserve your annual subscription (or gift it to a friend!) and don’t forget to use the code BLACKFRIDAY until 11/29 to get $20 off!
If you already know exactly what your bestie wants…or if you have absolutely no idea!, you can’t really go wrong with a bottle (or three) of any of the following vegan wines from wine.com. Wine is also a great gift for a) the person who never likes anything and/or b) the person who says they “don’t really want anything this year.”
Even better, if you join Wine.com’s year-long StewardShip program, you get exclusive deals, great benefits, and (with VERY few exceptions) never pay for shipping. Wine.com couldn’t make it easier to get your favorite bottles shipped right to your door…ahem…your FRIEND’S doorstep! And if you’ve been very good this year and you’re really lucky, your friend might invite you to join them for a festive night drinking it!
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Beaujolais Villages 2020 – Louis Jadot
- Reserve Cotes du Rhone 2019 – Celliers des Dauphins
- Sauvignon Blanc 2020 – Yealands
- Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2020 – Wente
- Organic Prosecco – Ziobaffa
- Champagne (Reserve Exclusive Brut) – Nicholas Feuillatte
If you’re a new Wine.com customer, use this link to get $30 off your first order of $100 or more!
Vegan Kitchen Equipment
Often we neglect the simple, but we all NEED a whisk in the kitchen because nothing short of a blender makes mixing easier, but sometimes that’s too much effort. This silicone set won’t scratch your more delicate pots the way some wire ones might. Available in red, yellow, and blue or a funky rainbow version. (I’d get the funky rainbow version.)
Digital Kitchen Scale
Another true kitchen necessity that is often overlooked is a simple kitchen scale. The sleek design of this digital scale will fit nicely in any kitchen and helps to get those precise, exact measurements. Great for movers, shakers, bakers, and seitan makers!
19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set
Who doesn’t need measuring cups and spoons in their kitchen? So often needed, and as often overlooked, measuring cups (and spoons) are VITAL to a working kitchen.
This fantastic set offers a bit of flair while getting those exact amounts needed for precision recipes (like all things baking, lol!).
Nut Milk Bag – 2 set
True, nothing is funnier than the expression on your local market manager’s face when asked where to find a nut-milk bag; but for the slightly more mature, they can simply be ordered online and this is a FANTASTIC price for TWO!!!! (Save one for yourself, and the other can be a stocking stuffer for a friend – we won’t tell). Besides, once you ask the store manager and they blush, you might feel obligated to purchase.
Cake Decorating Set
For all the bakers and the baking the holiday season brings out, this multi-piece pastry decorating set is a fantastic gift (at an amazing price!!). It includes a variety of 24 decorating tips in a convenient storage case and 3 bags to help make the most beautiful cakes, cookies, etc you want.
This thing is SO MUCH FUN!!! Seriously, it’s ridiculous. Making “fancy” cookies has never been easier thanks to this little gadget. Make your dough, stuff it in the cylinder, put on the desired shape disc, pull the trigger, and voila!! Fancy-shaped cookies for all your friends! They will marvel at how magnificent they look (… how they taste is up to you, lol!).
We have one of these, and we just love it.
Tired of pressing your tofu with an unabridged dictionary or The Complete Works of William Shakespeare? (Seriously, I can’t be the ONLY one who does this!) There are more than just a couple tofu presses on the market: this one markets itself as the “original” tofu press and is the more simplistic design and (only slightly) cheaper model, but this secondary option is, I have been told, “way cuter” (and seems to be a bit less messy as well), and it’s only a dollar more!! Who wouldn’t pay an extra dollar for extra cuteness?!?
Kitchen Utensil Set – 25-Piece Nylon Cooking Utensils by HomeHero
Perfect for the cook just starting out or someone moving into a new place, this 25-piece set of (mostly) nylon utensils won’t scratch pans and covers just about everything that could be needed by the novice chef: measuring cups and spoons, grater, whisk, tongs, ladle, etc.
Waffles… what more really needs to be said? Few things, however, can possibly come close to the smell and taste of homemade waffles just from the heat when the vegan butter is melting in all those perfect little squares waiting to be filled with tiny pools of maple syrup. (Just had to wipe away a small rivulet of drool there… LOL!!) Waffle ice cream sandwiches, chik’n and waffles, apple cinnamon waffles…
This Hamilton Beach 4-waffle maker is a great deal, but if the round Belgian waffles are more your thing, you may want to look into one of these great ones from Cuisinart for just a bit more.
The Cuisinart is probably considered the best known of all the food processors, but a Hamilton Beach can be exactly what you need for about half the cost. (Again, shop around.) Helps to blend, chop, or puree in a breeze for salsa in seconds.
Ice Cream Maker
I scream, you scream, we all scream “Vegan ice cream is SO expensive!”
Now you can make your own vegan ice cream WHENEVER YOU WANT at home in your very own ice cream maker. A few simple ingredients, a little bit of time… ICE CREAM!!!
(and for less than $75, you can get the waffle maker AND ice cream maker for ice cream waffle sandwiches – you’re welcome.)
The price of an air-fryer will vary quite a bit depending on brand, capacity size, etc. You can also get certified refurbished ones if you’re not quite ready to pull the cord on a full-priced new one. We’re putting the basic model here from Cook’s Essentials because we have one by that brand and can speak candidly about just how much we love it and how EASY it is not only to use, but also to clean! Shop around for color and cost and which machine will serve YOUR needs best. “Fried” food never tasted so healthy!!
The Instant Pot is a brand-recognized name in excellence AND ease. We don’t have one ourselves, but I have NEVER heard a bad thing about this accessory that seemingly does it all! I put the link for the more popular 6 qt. size here, but the savvy shopper will realize that the 8 qt sometimes gets put on sale with a RIDICULOUS price cut making it even cheaper than the 6 quart by far! InstantPot, and many other brands, also makes combination cooker/air fryer models as well now.
(“I want an Instantpotamus for Christmas… only an Instantpotamus will do…”)
Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus Centrifugal Juicer
Nothing is quite as refreshing, or as healthful, as fresh-squeezed juice, and when making it at home, Breville juicers do not disappoint. Easy to use AND easy to clean. This is a great mid-range juicer for all your needs. (Note: do not try to run a banana through a juicer. You’re welcome.)
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Known by sight as well as by name, the unmistakable KitchenAid stand mixer is a wonderful addition to any kitchen (especially if you love to bake). Tremendously versatile and endlessly useful, you will NEVER tire of having this around. Prices of these tend to fluctuate, so be mindful of that when shopping for them. You can also find some great deals on certified refurbished ones.
At the top of all wishlists, the oft pined-for grail of gift-getting… the Vitamix.
What CAN’T these machines do?? From making your own peanut butter… from cold smoothies to hot blender soup, this machine is truly a treasure in any kitchen and is often – and rightfully – displayed on the counter with great pride. (Also probably because it gets used ALL the time, so why bother putting it away?) They’re not cheap, but excellence rarely is. If the price seems a bit off-putting, look into a refurbished one for about half the price.
The Non-Dairy Evolution Cookbook – by Skye Michael Conroy
Detailed instructions for plant-based, non-dairy cheeses make this book a wonderful addition to any cook’s resource shelves. You might want to check out the author’s book on gluten AND soy seitan recipes as well for a great combination gift.
(NOTE: these books are mostly text-only and offer few pictured representations of recipes.)
Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul – Jenné Claiborne
We featured JWe featured Jenné Claiborne’s website in a post a while back, but we are SO excited to see that her recipes are now available in a convenient cookbook! Claiborne’s Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes “celebrates the plant-based roots of the cuisine in Bootylicious Gumbo and savory-sweet Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad. And she updates classics with Jalapeño Hush Puppies, and her favorite, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls.” This is sure to be a fast favorite for anyone who receives it!
The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma’s Kitchen – Joanne Lee Molinaro
This wonderful book came out in October 2021 and was an instant best seller. “Joanne Lee Molinaro has captivated millions of fans with her powerfully moving personal tales of love, family, and food…The Korean Vegan Cookbook is a rich portrait of the immigrant experience with life lessons that are universal. It celebrates how deeply food and the ones we love shape our identity.”
Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, & Southern Flavors Remixed – Bryant Terry
Really, any cookbook by Bryant Terry is an absolute treasure, but Afro-Vegan was my introduction, and I’d love to share that experience with all of you. “With more than 100 modern and delicious dishes that draw on Terry’s personal memories as well as the history of food that has traveled from the African continent, Afro-Vegan takes you on an international food journey.”
Homemade Vegan Gift Guide
If your idea of gift-giving is more something homemade and from the heart, may we suggest making any of the following recipes to be given to or shared with your loved one(s):
Edible Vegan Gifts – Savory
- Coconut Bacon Salt
- Homemade Vegan Chicken Bouillon
- Vegan Stuffing Balls with Walnut Sausage
- Copycat Red Robin Seasoning
- Vegan Cheese Seasoning
Edible Vegan Gifts – Sweet
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
- Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Vegan Spiked Peppermint Patties
- Dairy Free White Chocolate Fudge
- Tahini Brownie Batter Dip
Your friends already know you’re generosity’s off the hook
And there’s no shortage of accessories for today’s vegan cook
So make a list and check it twice.
Your friends will think you are oh-so-nice.
When they open up the gadgets for use in their kitchen
And see it’s exactly that for which they’ve been wishin’
But don’t forget, my friends, to shop around
For deals at Christmastime abound
We’re not saying you have to be a Scrooge
Just save enough to get a little something – not huge –
Just something for yourself…
Oh! And happy holidays, you merry little elf.