The holidays are all but upon us! And while there is a pandemic still raging, let’s not allow it to dampen our holiday spirit. One way to bring holiday cheers during these trying times is by continuing the gift-giving tradition of Christmas. With that being said, now is the perfect time to brainstorm gift ideas for your loved ones, so you can do some early shopping, or better yet, order items online. You can start with the Mummy-Meagz-approved gift ideas below:
The Mummy Meagz 12 Days of Christmas Gift Box
When it comes to gift ideas, a great start would be The Mummy Meagz 12 Days of Christmas Gift Set, which you can most certainly order online. Perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike, this gift box contains 12 delectable Mummy Meagz chocolate bars guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! They even come in a beautifully packaged gift box illustrated by Dan Cook of Plant Based Cards. The recipient will be up for a great surprise, too, as this set also includes a secret Mummy Meagz reveal!
Scented candles can help set the stage for some relaxing meditation, a romantic dinner, or a rejuvenating bath. And some of the best and most fragrant you can get for the holidays are Harper’s Candles, which also happen to be available online (or in independent shops across the country). They come in a range of scents, assuring that there’s one or two to your liking. Look to order now, though, to make sure the fragrances you want are available.
Smart home cameras, such as the Neos SmartCam, are very practical nowadays. That’s because it’s practically a two-for-one gift! Firstly, it can be used for home surveillance and security, as it boasts of features such as two-way audio, motion activation, and noise detection. Secondly, this kind of camera can also be used to capture memories, as it can take high-definition images either live at any time or during playback. It can even be linked to an Alexa, which means it’s a worthy addition to a loved one’s smart home.
Gifts from Punky Bunny
For an entire collection of vegan gifts and accessories, you won’t go wrong with Punky Bunny. These vegan items are perfect for your younger loved ones, and they include a range of cute bunny hats, recycled art print posters (with meaningful vegan-centric messages), bunny-themed comforters, and a wide variety of home ornaments. The best part is that you can order them all on Etsy.
Gifts from Etsy
Speaking of Etsy, its online shop is full of gift ideas that are handmade independently by art-loving entrepreneurs. You can order, among other things, personalised gifts, name puzzles, jewellery, home decors, festive clothing, and Christmas-inspired ornaments. Etsy even offers socks, mortar and pestles, activity tokens for children, and all sorts of handcrafted accessories.
Aroma Rice Cooker
Whole grains are staples of any healthy diet — vegan or otherwise — as they are full of nutrients such as fibre and antioxidants. With that in mind, consider gifting your loved ones a modern rice cooker, as it can be used to cook a range of food besides rice. An Aroma rice cooker is sure to be well-received, as its innovative design makes it one of the most versatile kitchen appliances available. It also has a one-touch operation, a keep-warm feature, and non-stick coating, making it perfect for cooking not only rice, but also whole grains and veggies (via steaming or poaching).
Gifts from Things I Care About
Like Etsy, Things I Care About offers a range of items that you can give as gifts to your loved ones — and yes, every one of their items is completely vegan. The shop has got bags, pin displays, wall art, handmade jewellery and accessories, badges and buttons, fridge magnets, as well as books and colouring books. In short, Thing I Care About has things your loved ones would love to have.
Nanushka Bomi Vegan Leather Bomber Jacket
Many companies are now churning out vegan products. Fashion brand Nanushka, for instance, is entirely vegan, and is known for its stylish but animal-friendly offerings. It is, in fact, hailed as leader in affordable luxury, and one of its latest products is the Bomi Vegan Leather Bomber Jacket. This leather jacket would be perfect for anyone’s winter wardrobe, as it is as fashionable as it is functional. In short, it will keep your vegan loved ones warm come wintertime — all while looking great!
Care Wears, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, and ETHCS
While your concern should rightfully be picking the perfect gifts for your loved ones, do consider buying from online stores like Care Wears, The Vegan Kind Supermarket, and ETHCS. That’s because doing so will go a long way in promoting worthy causes, like ethical fashion for Care Wears, veganism for The Vegan Kind Supermarket, and sustainable clothing for ETHCS. The good thing about these online stores, aside from the fact that you won’t have to go out to go shopping, is that you’re likely to find something for your family and friends.
Mummy Meagz Hot Chocolate Bursting Bauble (Three Pack)
Since we started this list with a tasty treat from Mummy Meagz, let’s end it with another one: the Mummy Meagz Hot Chocolate Bursting Bauble that you can order online on Holland & Barrett. Gifting these baubles is like giving a loved one a festive hug in a mug, as one bauble can turn a mug of warm milk into a mug of chocolate goodness bursting with marshmallows. And yes, it’s vegan too!
Now, if you’ve noticed, all of the above suggestions can be bought from online stores, and that’s deliberate because we want you to stay at home as much as possible during this pandemic. But where possible, and if you think you can shop outside safely, do buy gifts from local outdoor markets as a show of support. And trust us, they need as much of it as we can give them!
Written and prepared by Leanne Abbey
Specially for mummymeagz.com