Still looking for the perfect stocking stuffers? PETA’s friendly elves cobbled together a cruelty-free Christmas shopping guide to help you find last-minute gifts for the people you love that are good for their health, the environment and animals.
Nothing says “I care” like lavish plant-based beauty products. Give your loved ones luscious body scrubs and butters from The Nature’s Co., and don’t miss its Sandalwood-Turmeric Anti-Blemish Cream. LuxaDerme’s Biocellulose Anti-Aging Mask will make anyone feel like royalty without harming animals, and the brand has an excellent foot care line. You can never go wrong with Medimix, the most trusted Ayurvedic soap in India, or lotions from The Body Shop to stay moisturized this winter. Your loved ones will also love clinical and cosmetic dermatology treatments by Lumiere New York Aesthetics.
Soulflower has a fantastic selection of cosmetics, hair and skin care, fragrances, soaps, bath salts, essential oils, carrier oils and massage oils that aren’t tested on animals. Omved’s super handy On-the-Go Body Care Kit is a great gift for guys–make sure to check out the cruelty-free company’s extensive offerings. For the Francophiles in your life, Votre Vu is the French botanical beauty brand. Plus, Herbal strategi’s vegan body spray mosquito repellant is an absolute lifesaver.
Edible gifts are always a hit. Take your friend or family member to The American Joint for an organic meal with plenty of tasty vegan options. The restaurant also caters events. Everyone loves chocolate: Give ethically decadent vegan chocolates from C4 Chocolates as presents or order vegan ice cream for the whole family from White Cub, India’s first dairy-free ice-cream parlour. Finish the feast off with some relaxing plant-based herbal tea from Tranquini or some warm soya or almond milk from Staeta. You could also give a subscription to VegPlanet Magazine to your friends and family members who like to learn new veg recipes and read about the veg community in India.
Everyone uses bags and wallets these days. Why not pick out a fashionable vegan leather purse from Merci for a gal pal, a super slim and snazzy wallet from Supervek, or a dapper accessory from The Alternate for a gentleman in your life? They’ll know you want them to look and feel great.
But the most important gift you can give this Christmas is the one that benefits your health, the environment and animals – pledge to go vegan. Happy, humane holidays!