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Shopping for a vegan can be incredibly challenging—there are a lot of things to avoid. But just because a person doesn't eat or use animal products doesn't mean that you can just give them a plant and call it a day! You'll be taking the easy way out, which seems like a careless thing to do considering we here at NYLON have done you the courtesy of rounding up some of the best vegan skin care, outerwear, and more, so you can be the best vegan gift-giver ever.
Here, you'll find a list of some of our all-time favorite vegan-certified gifts, new and old, so you can show the animal-lover in your life how much you care. Soon enough, they'll be cozying up with a good read and a bowl of nooch (that's nutritional yeast, non-vegans!) zoodles, taking in the scent of their herbal candle, all thanks to you.
HoodLamb, Nordic Nightwatch Parka, $531, available at HoodLamb.
Going vegan doesn't have to mean freezing to death this winter. A hemp and natural cotton shell encases the "EcoDown," or duck-less down, and the hood is lined with faux fur for ultimate warmth in the frigid months to come. This one is sure to keep you warm, but if you're looking for something less utilitarian and more fashion-forward, check out our roundup of chic and cozy vegan outerwear here.
Corkor, Black Cork Crossbody Purse, $155, available at Corkor.
Corkor is not only vegan, it's also super-sustainable. This 100 percent cork "leather" is simply removed from the bark's surface, and doesn't require the chopping down of hundreds of trees. With its classic silhouette and spacious shell, Corkor's cross-body is like the cruelty-free bag your vegan friend has been waiting for.
Thug Kitchen, Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck Cookbook, available at Amazon.
This New York Times best-selling sequel to the original Thug Kitchen cookbook will swear at you, make you laugh, and maybe cry. But it's all in the name of tough love! This book will teach even the most seasoned vegans a thing or two about just how quick and easy vegan cooking can be. You may not be the next Isa Moskowitz, but you can certainly pretend.
Sunday Riley, Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil, from $45, available at Sephora.
Sunday Riley uses a plant-based concoction of superfood seed oils (blackberry, cranberry, grape, and cumin to name a few) to give you that coveted natural glow. The Juno Face Oil can be used on its own or blended with a foundation.
Jonathan Saffran Foer, Eating Animals, $13, available at Amazon.
Have a loved one newly delving into the world of veganism? Foer's Eating Animals is just the vegan manifesto they need to kick things into gear.
Matisse Coconuts Collection, Vegan Cavalier Ankle Boot, $90, available at Matisse.
These Western-inspired boots, made from vegan leather, are equal parts sturdy and comfortable (after a bit of breaking in, of course), ideal for the cow-loving, urban cowgirl in your life.
Hail Merry, Vegan Dessert Cups, $2, available at Whole Foods.
The hardest part of going vegan is giving up some of your favorite treats—especially if you have a sweet tooth. Hail Merry is a little piece of plant-based heaven, offering vegan tarts, macaroons, and dessert cups in a wide range of rich flavors, so prepare for even your non-vegan friends to fall in love.
Herbivore Botanicals, Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, $48, available at Herbivore Botanicals.
New from the (aptly named) all-natural beauty line Herbivore, is this lightweight, ultra-hydrating Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, perfect for combatting that winter dryness.
Paddywax, Eco Candle, $17, available at Amazon.
It's important to keep a cozy home base to retreat to in the midst of this harsh winter. Paddywax's 100 percent plant-derived Eco Candles come in several natural scents and are poured into recycled glass containers. If you're feeling extra green, you can even repurpose the vessel once the wax is all burnt out.
Paderno World Cuisine, 4-Blade Vegetable Spiralizer, $25, available at Amazon.
So a vegetable spiralizer's not all that glamorous, but it does give your vegan pals the luxury of at-home zoodling (and carrot, beet, and basically anything-you-can-fit-in-your-spiralizer noodles) and a fighting chance of overcoming the beginner vegan's inevitable carb-loading complex. Combined with Thug Kitchen, they'll be well on their way to vegan chef (or, at least, Instagram foodie) status.