Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly gift for a vegan friend or coworker, or you yourself are a vegan animal lover and want to avoid spending money on animal products, this list is for you! I’ve tried to keep this list pretty varied; some items are intentionally vegan, and some are just fun, quirky gifts that don’t happen to contain any animal materials!
Vegan Gifts Under $30: Stocking Stuffers and Coworker Gifts
Okay, per the name, don’t give this to children, and don’t give this to friends you don’t know well. The name aside, this is one of the vegan community’s most coveted mascaras! I’ve been using it for months now, and don’t see myself switching to anything different.
Buy vegan cruelty-free mascara at Too Faced or Sephora. Currently $12 USD.
If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I love slippers. That’s why I was SO excited to find these affordable and adorable faux fur slippers from Pottery Barn! Trust me, there’s no one on your gift list who doesn’t want a new pair of slippers. If you’re looking to upgrade the gift, Pottery Barn also sells matching robes!
Shop faux fur slippers at Pottery Barn. Currently $29.95 USD.
Honestly, who doesn’t love candles? And who especially doesn’t love pet themed candles that raise funds for animal rescues? These candles are an Etsy favorite (195 5-star reviews!), which is why I feature them frequently! They donate 15% of all proceeds to various animal rescue organizations, making them two gifts in one! These candles make the perfect gift for literally anyone who loves and respects animals!
Shop animal rescue candles at Etsy. Currently priced at $12.99 USD.
Olivine Atelier “Love + Salt” Body and Hair Spray OR “Amongst The Waves” Lotion
I truly adore Olivine Atelier products. They primarily specialize in incredible perfumes (the only brand I wear), but unfortunately they don’t fit into the “under $30” category. Fortunately, these scented products do! The “Amongst The Waves” scent is my favorite of the perfumes, so I’m thrilled that it’s the scent they chose for this lotion! The “Love + Salt” spray is incredible for creating beachy, wavy hair!
Shop cruelty-free lotion and body + hair spray at Amazon. Both currently priced at $28 USD.
This tool is a miracle for those of us who eat a lot of greens! Convincing people to eat kale can be a challenge- even more so when they have to get their hands all cold and stained green in the prep process. This razor eliminates that problem, so you can get right to making kale chips, rich kale soup, creamed kale, or whatever you’re planning to create with this nutrient dense food!
Shop the Kale & Herb Razor at Uncommon Goods. Currently priced at $15 USD.
*Bonus: Uncommon Goods donates $1 from every purchase to their amazing non-profit partners!
Fact: Everyone loves slippers. Fact: Everyone loves koalas. As such, this Koala Slipper Set makes a perfect gift for that person on your list you’re still struggling to shop for! If for some reason koalas aren’t for you (or for your chosen recipient), Modcloth does have quite a few other cozy animal themed options (most are vegan, but double check the materials before purchasing).
Shop Koala Slippers at Modcloth. Currently priced at $19 USD.
Know someone who likes to get wild in the kitchen? These ceramic elephant themed measuring spoons are the perfect cute little gift to complete their animal-friendly culinary adventures!
Shop elephant measuring spoons at Modcloth. Currently priced at $12 USD.
Okay, as a mother of three chihuahuas (notoriously chilly pups), I am an expert on blankets. We probably own at least ten blankets that I purchased with them in mind! Yes, they share them with us, but they truly own them. Honestly, the dogs aren’t too picky- they just want to be wrapped up- but I’m extremely picky, and this is my chosen blanket! It holds up exceptionally well to being washed (over and over again), which is super important to me as a frequent couch dweller. Honestly, I’m shocked that this blanket doesn’t cost more; even if you don’t buy it for someone else, you should grab one for yourself!
Shop the coziest sherpa fleece blanket at Amazon. Currently priced at $27.99 USD.
Got an outdoorsy type on your list? Grab them a conversation sparking Parks Project beanie, created to raise funds and awareness for our National Parks! I’ve followed this brand on Instagram for a while, and I’m pretty obsessed with their retro aesthetic. Funds from these products go directly to supporting National Park conservation projects, which protect not just our environment, but also the wildlife that counts on the habitat for survival!
Shop Parks Project Beanies at Parks Project. Current prices start at $26 USD.
Cornucopia Popcorn’s Happy Holidays Popcorn Tin (Choose Vegan Options)
Popcorn tins are just one of those quintessential “I couldn’t think of anything else” gifts that people actually appreciate! For years, vegans have been left out of this traditional gift, but Cornucopia Popcorn has taken care of that! They aren’t a fully vegan company, but they have an abundance of clearly marked vegan options (like caramel, classic kettle corn, Sriracha, and much more!). You can mix and match three separate flavors, so make sure to include both sweet and savory options!
Shop vegan popcorn tins at Cornucopia Popcorn. Current price: $25 USD.