Unwrapped: 14 Vegan-Approved Gifts

The Holiday Issue

We're picky and we know it

Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

If you know someone who's vegan (or maybe you are yourself?), you know they're likely focused on making sure that every single ingredient in everything they buy is completely animal-free.

This makes it a little hard to shop for them, since you need to make sure you do your research before pressing "add to cart."

Don't worry, though, because we did some searching for you. So if you're not positive on what to get your vegan bestie, check out our recommendations, below.

Hoodlamb, Ladies' Fur Vest in Ivory, $130, available at Hoodlamb.

Hoodlamb is a completely vegan brand, and all of its sustainable hemp products—including its winter jackets that are our editors love—are unbelievably warm.

Dr. Roebuck's, Daintree AHA Brightening Mask, $28, available at Sephora.

Your friend's face will go from winter-dulled to bright and shiny, and they will thank you for it.

Meow Meow Tweet, Migrator Kit, $48, available at Meow Meow Tweet.

Give your friend's beauty regimen a complete upgrade with these high-quality and gorgeously scented products.

T.U.K. Footwear, Black & White TUKskin™ 3-Buckle Pointed Creeper Boot, $104.95, available at T.U.K. Footwear.

T.U.K. offers many vegan styles, but this one is our personal fave.

Hot For Food, Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face, $10.08, available at Amazon.

I can attest to the quality of Hot For Food's recipes and, as such, highly recommend this cookbook. It's especially thoughtful to give a new vegan.

Pacifica, Rose & Tea Aromapower Mineral Bath Salts, $16, available at Ulta.

We all need a bath every so often, and this luscious soak will leave your friend feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Thrive Market, One Year Subscription, $59.95, available at Thrive Market.

Shopping for food is so hard, but Thrive Market offers an entire section of vegan options, at a discount. A membership to the service is a sure bet. (Cat not included, unfortunately.)

Milk Makeup, Wu-Tang x Milk Makeup Lip Color in Chi (Thunder), $55, available at Milk Makeup.

Another completely vegan and cruelty-free brand, Milk Makeup is a sure bet for the vegan in your life. Its Wu-Tang collab is so good, we'd highly recommend selecting one of its dynamic shades.

Everlane, The ReNew Puffy Puff, $160, available at Everlane.

This puffer isn't made of down or cashmere, but recycled water bottles. It's sustainable, eco-friendly, and extremely warm. Maybe you should grab one for yourself, too.

Kat Von D, Fetish Eyeshadow Palette, $31.50, available at Sephora.

More and more beauty brands are making their products vegan and cruelty-free, including Kat Von D, which is on track to make its product line completely vegan. For now, you can buy this palette for your vegan friend, as it's already totally animal-free.

Not Pot, Vegan CBD Gummies, $39.99, available at Not Pot.

Gummies are made out of glycerin, an ingredient which is often at least partially animal-derived. This means when CBD gummies are offered to vegans, we usually can't partake. But! Not Pot's gummies are vegan-approved. Plus, the brand has partnered with The Bail Project to help curb mass incarceration. So the vegan in your life can eat these and feel good while they... feel good.

WYETH, Joaquin Vegan Leather Beret, $39, available at Madewell.

Because everyone needs a staple winter hat, right?

Lykke Wullf, Margo Vegan Leather Bag, $195, available at Free People.

This tiny bag is made of vegan patent leather, and its small size and bright hue make it super-trendy.

Eat Chic, Assorted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter & Nut Butter Cups Box of 9, $27.95, available at Eat Chic.

Chocolate a vegan can actually eat. Bless!

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Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.