It’s the beginning of February and if you’re all coupled up, thoughts may be turning to just what to surprise your special someone with this Valentine’s Day. Or, if you’re rocking single life like me #singleladies, you may be looking for a treat or two to spoil yourself (you deserve it…) Here’s how to keep your valentine’s vegan, with gifts for her and for him, along with the sassiest valentine’s cards full of plant based puns…
Gifts For Her
Nothing says valentine’s like a hot red lip and this killer shade suits everyone. This Charlotte Tilbury showstopper has a kiss proof matte formula and comes in a gorgeous rose gold case for extra glamour. Gift this to the vegan lady in your life or treat yourself to this romantic red (it’s already in my basket.)
Cruelty-free and vegan fragrances are hard to come by, particularly when they’re as luxurious as Le Labo’s. While this parfum does come with a high end price tag, its more than worth it for these unique unisex scents. ‘Rose 31’ is the ideal fragrance if your valentine enjoys spicy, woody scents; combining the traditional Valentine’s Day rose with notes of cedar, cumin and amber. The bottles are simple and understated to let the scent do the talking and for an extra special gift, you can personalise the label and box on Le Labo’s website. Swap the typical bunch of red roses for a more luxurious and long-lasting gift in ‘Rose 31.’
Moët and Chandon Imperial Rose Non Vintage Champagne 75cl | £38 (Currently £30 at Tesco) UK | $60 USA Shop Here
What could be better for valentine’s than pink Moët?! Moët is a vegan friendly champagne, so you can have a cruelty-free celebration too! The Rosé version is sweetened with flavours of red summer berries (trust me it’s delicious) and is a champagne loving vegan gal’s dream gift. Team a bottle with a box of luxury dairy-free chocolate truffles for extra (vegan) brownie points.
Ethical fashion doesn’t come much more gorgeous than Stella McCartney’s lingerie. This beautiful set has a classic vintage pin-up vibe and it’s made from synthetic materials rather than silk, so it’s vegan friendly too. The fiery, passionate red makes it the perfect luxurious treat to gift your vegan valentine.
You can’t go wrong with a bath treat (or 7) from every girl’s favourite pampering paradise. This love heart box is full of vegan friendly treats for the tub to spoil yourself or that special someone. There’s even a heart eye emoji bubble bar and the cutest rose scented ‘cupid’ bath bomb. I might just buy this for myself!
Organic Vegan French Macarons | £15.95 UK only
Ooh la la, vegan, gluten free AND organic macarons, yes please! These delightful treats are handmade to order in three delicious flavours, raspberry and vanilla, maca and white chocolate and matcha and pistachio. They’re a bit more original than a box of (vegan) chocolates and they’ll definitely up the decadence of a vegan valentine’s afternoon tea!
Gifts For Him
Votch Watch in ‘The Dark Grey’ | £120 UK | $152 USA
If your partner’s an eco conscious businessman, he’ll need a stylish timepiece. Votch’s vegan leather watches are understated but chic and this dark grey colour-way is both minimalist and masculine. It’s a gift he’ll use everyday and definitely beats a heart shaped novelty!
The perfect gift for your sweary vegan man. Thug Kitchen dispels the myth that vegan cooking has to be ultra complicated and include 500 ingredients per dish! This cookbook with added attitude comes from the New York Times bestselling authors behind the Thug Kitchen brand and contains more than 100 plant based recipes. They’re all super simple, quick and most importantly delicious, so buy this for your man and hopefully he’ll cook up a few for you too!
Hotel Chocolat The All Dark Collection | £25 UK | $31.40 USA (expensive delivery charge!)
A chocolate connoisseur would love this all dark selection from Hotel Chocolat, full of rich cocoa delights. It includes their ginger puddles, fruit and nut slab and more, for a luxurious and chic Valentine’s Day gift he’s sure to appreciate.
Vegan Dinner For Two Hamper | £45 UK Only
A gift for him is a gift for you too with this vegan dinner hamper. Containing all the ingredients you need for a compassionate culinary masterpiece, a Valentine’s Day night in just got more tempting. Spoil him by cooking up the Italian treats yourself, or if your man’s a wannabe chef, let him do the honours. There’s authentic fettuccine pasta, organic vegan white wine and more, gift wrapped in a rustic wooden crate.
If your man’s always planning his next trip away, this vegan friendly travel gift would make him happy this valentine’s. Containing shampoo, body wash, shave cream and moisturiser, all in a flight approved size, he’s sure to enjoy using this sleek and ethical set.
Will’s London are a great destination for men’s Valentine’s Day gifts, with a website full of PETA approved vegan leather shoes and accessories. This classic faux Italian leather wallet holds eight cards and has a section for notes too. At under £30, it’s brilliant value for ethical fashion (which can be more on the expensive side!)
Cards For Your Vegan Valentine
Skip the generic soppy clichés and get your love a card that speaks to their hummus loving heart. Hand illustrated, made from 100% recycled materials and with free UK shipping, it’s eco friendly and great value too. It’s the ultimate vegan declaration of love!
Show your fellow plant eating partner they’re your number one with this super cute hand painted card. It’s blank inside so you can even write them a long message about just why they’re your fave inside, aww.
I seem to be unable to get through a vegan gift guide without including something avocado related #sorrynotsorry. This would make a cute card for a friend or your avocado obsessed partner!
Whether you’re spending the day with your significant other or on your own, eating box after box of vegan chocolate truffles (me too), Happy vegan valentine’s!
ALICE LILY x