Are we still on for some late Christmas shopping? There is always some late Christmas shopping, isn’t there? Nobody likes it, but the stores are always packed. I usually avoid the stores and malls during those days before Christmas. I have no patience for long lines at the cash register.
I often watch that shopping mayhem in Christmas movies. Have you seen The Family Stone? I love that movie, I already saw it twice 😉 Seeing the frenzy from afar makes me appreciate the comforts and stress free home environment more. That’s what makes online shopping so much more attractive. I can do it anywhere, sitting on a chair outside while having a cup of tea, relaxing on my bed, or during breakfast.
And speaking of tea, let’s start with Art of Tea who are now having 10% off. They also offer gift certificates, which I always find a great present. You simply can’t go wrong with gift certificates, because then you won’t buy anything in a color or flavor that is not liked or a wrong size or whatever else could go wrong 😉 And gift certificates can be presented with some nice chocolates, flowers, Christmas decorations, you name it.
Before I begin, there is also the option of making your own homemade vegan chocolate, a recipe I shared in a previous article. Easy to make and mouthwatering good!
You can’t go wrong with truffles! Gluten free, nut free, safe from allergens, and delicious. Yep, healthy, cruelty-free, and delicious goes together, definitely.
How about a box of assorted chocolates, also gluten free, nut free, non GMO, kosher, and with premium ingredients? I know ‘d be happy to get that one, but then again, I’m a chocoholic. I just love chocolates.
And dark chocolate peanut butter cups? Oh yes, let them come. Instead of publishing this here, I better send my boyfriend this article, because he has no idea what to buy me for Christmas, lol. It would be a good idea to give him some hints 😉
You’re secret Santa to a vegan and you have no clue what to get him or her? I mean, there are many things you could get someone, but I think that it means a lot when you can see that your secret Santa made some effort to really buy you something you’ll appreciate and even love.
Vegan shoes, you’d say? What …? Yes, people who follow a vegan lifestyle do not use leather, fur, or wool. Shoes usually have some leather, but there are always options. In fact, there are plenty of vegan shoe companies, and there are also other companies who will include some cruelty-free items in their shops.
Boots with imitation wool are just as warm and soft, and they come in beautiful designs. Imitation leather has been selling well for years. You’d be surprised at how durable and lasting the materials of vegan shoes are.
Personally, I don’t wear many shoes, I use either flip-flops or sandals. No, I’m not the stereotypical vegan hippie type I sometimes see in movies. I just happen to live in the desert and I really do not like to wear shoes, because I feel they stifle me. I just wear boots in rain season. It’s important to have good boots – and some shoes, in case I have to leave the hot desert and venture back into civilization for a bit 😉
But enough about me, here are some lovely vegan shoes and boots you could surprise someone with, just make sure you have the right size 😉
You can go different ways here. A vegan cookbook is a wonderful gift for someone who wants to go vegan – perhaps as a New Year’s resolution? It’s also great for someone who would like to incorporate more plant based meals into their diets. Or it could be a good prank gift for a hard core meat eater 😉 but then, you never know, he or she may still end up trying some of those recipes.
I have written some reviews on vegan cookbooks in previous articles. If you’d like to read more about them, then please click below for the relevant links.
==> Click here for a review of the best vegan cookbooks for beginners <== Cooking on a budget, vegan macaroni and cheese, easy and yummy recipes by award winning authors
==> Click here for a review of the Forks over Knives cookbook <== This book has received glowing reviews, and the Forks over Knives website also features a very informative documentary about healthy living.
==> Click here for a review of Cooking with Amore <== A cookbook written by chef – and a friend of mine – Maria Amore. This cookbook includes old family recipes.
One more? Here is a review about the cookbook Vegan Food for Carnivores, written by Ellen Degeneres’s personal chef.
I hope that this post may have given you some ideas. Even if you already have all your gifts, it’s sometimes nice to get something extra, and I know that I always love to indulge myself. Get yourself a Christmas gift too 🙂
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