Words: Katie Gartland
Christmas is next week, you’re cutting it a tad short if you still haven’t finished your shopping at this point. But fear not, we’ve got you sorted with a lots of Irish gift ideas on our site. If you’re short of a present for the vegan in your life, here’s a few ideas dedicated to all the sustainable (or lactose intolerant) heads out there.
We all know the importance of sustainability and shopping local, especially after this year. Here’s a few ideas of gifts you can get to delight that vegan chum in your life.
Okay hear me out. Violife is definitely the tastiest vegan cheese in Ireland. Though it may look like a wedge of plastic, the main ingredient of Violife is coconut oil so it could be a whole lot worse. The unveiling of the cheeseboard is definitely a highlight of Christmas evening. Just as you’re starting to awaken after dinner and you need that extra hit of food to put you to sleep for the last 30 minutes of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’. Get your vegan pal this gift at Supervalu so they don’t miss out on the evening snoozes.
Vegan Sandwich Co have quickly become a culinary force in the capital this year. After creating recipes for delicious meat alternatives, the owner, Sam Pearson began selling his wonderful sandwiches at markets and has opened a store in Smithfield earlier this year. Their sandwiches and toasties are to die for. Grab a voucher from their website.
Little Green Shop are an Irish sustainable store that are retailing online and in selected Supervalu supermarkets. They have a range of gift sets withy our favourite being the Vegan Gift Set which includes ZERO plastic. It’s a perfect little sustainable starter pack, it has a bamboo toothbrush, toothpaste tabs, vegan soap and deodorant. Perfect for the fledgling vegan in your life!
If you have a little bit more to spend and are looking for a long-lasting gift for your vegan pal, look no further than Veja runners. Veja use recycled plastic, ecological leather and organic cotton. Though Veja are a French brand, you can still support local by grabbing a pair from Brown Thomas.
‘Tis the year of skincare. The pandemic has given us all a little bit more time to reflect on and research our skincare routines. There are so many gorgeous vegan skincare brands in Ireland. Take a look at Kinvara Skincare’s website, they’re offering a lovely range of vegan and cruelty-free gift sets for all skin types.
If you’re looking for more gift ideas, head over to our Ultimate Gift Guide.