Hello everyone, I hope you are all super chilled and not stressing about Christmas. It is a time to spend with loved ones and relax. I have almost finished my Christmas shopping, I just have a few bits and pieces left. This year I am only buying local and sustainable gifts. To find out how you can too, click here and have a read of this blog post.
With plant based diets and reducing meat consumption on the up, today I am talking about vegan gifts. In a very small nutshell, veganism is a way of living that abstains from the use of animal products and exploitation of animals. This covers a wide variety of things including not consumption any animal products, e.g. meat, dairy, honey etc. Also not using any animal products, for example leather and beauty products that contain ingredients derived from animals. It is a way of life and ethical vegans believe all creatures have a right to life and freedom. I’m fairly new to this, so I am not claiming to be an expert, however if you are reading this and you are an expert, I’d love a guest blogger so feel free to get in touch.
You don’t have to dive right into being vegan if you aren’t ready. I’m not here to tell anyone what to eat, however reducing meat and making more vegan choices is better for you and the environment and of course animals. Also, vegan food is amazing! At The Little Green Larder we have a wide range of vegan foods that are super tasty! My favourite is our vegan pick and mix sweets and falafel mix. They are so yummy!
Anyway, lets go. Here are my favourite vegan bits and pieces that will make the perfect Christmas gifts! We sell these all at The Little Green Larder in Dundee, however if you aren’t local don’t worry. You can get some of them from the suppliers or in other shops!
Vegan pick and mix sweets
We were the first shop in Dundee to introduce a fully vegan pick and mix sweet section. That makes me so happy. Old fashioned sty pick and mix sweets are my favourite! We a huge selection of sweets that you can choose from. Grab a bag and fill up. If it’s for a gift you can bring along a tin or jar and fill that too! Just don’t forget to weigh your jar first. For info on how it works with the scales click here.
Cruelty free makeup brushes
Some of you may know that before I opened The Little Green Larder I ran a successful hair and makeup business for over 10 years. I have tried so many makeup brushes in my time. These cruelty free makeup brushes contain no animal hairs, and they are the ones I use at home!. We have individual brushes available or sets in an eco cotton bag. These are the perfect Christmas gift for a friend or for yourself, and they wont break the bank!
Seed and bean chocolate
I love this chocolate so much. We only stock the vegan flavours and there are so many of them! The wrapping is compostable too which is just amazing!
We have a big variety of skincare in store. I am in love with the Blushberry Botanicals range. And so it seems are you guys as these have been flying off the shelves. Handmade locally in Aberdeen these vegan skincare products make the perfect gift!
I honestly think that a bar of soap is the perfect gift because everyone needs soap. We love these Smelleez soap bars because they are vegan and smell amazing. We also sell soap bags and dishes and tins. Ditch plastic bottles of hand soap and shower gel and use a soap bar instead!
Yum yum yum! If dark chocolate isn’t your thing then guess what! We have vegan milk and white chocolate that is loose. This means you can take a little to try or a whole lot if you know you love it. Pop it in a nice jar and give as a gift to your loved ones!
Love The Planet makeup is amazing! Not only is it vegan, cruelty free and paraben free. It is also plastic free! It comes in these fully compostable pouches and a wide range of shades! I am addicted to the foundation, and the brown eye shadow is the perfect colour for my brows!
Beauty/ health care products
As well as the products mentioned, we have a wide variety of vegan heath care products. We have shampoo and conditioner bard, shaving bars, facial soaps, tooth tabs and toothbrushes and so much more. Pop in and see what you can find!
So much more
There isn’t space to cover all of the vegan things we sell in just one post as we have hundreds! Pop in and have a look yourself and ask us if you need any help. We have a green dot system, this means any item that has a green dot on it is vegan. All of our canned food and drinks and vegan and we have a selection of vegan oils. We have nut roast mix, falafel mix and a vegan sausage mix, just add water.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that you come and see all of the awesome vegan products we have on offer at The Little Green Larder. You don’t have to be vegan to love these products. It is great to see more and more people choosing and loving plant based options!
Jillian, The Little Green Blogger