Birthday presents are an opportunity to shower your loved one with appreciation. The pressure of getting it just right can get overwhelming, though. Our list is here to help.
The perfect gift doesn’t have to be big and expensive, as long as it’s thoughtful and displays your care and understanding for the recipient.
When it comes to your vegan friends, nothing is better than showing them you support their lifestyle, whether or not you subscribe to it.
After all, veganism is in every part of their lives, from the food they eat to the purchase decisions they make and interactions they have with others. Why not use their special day to encourage their desire to live a cruelty-free life?
Today, we’re sharing seven gift ideas to thrill vegans, vegetarians, and anybody else looking to deepen the relationship between their palates and Mother Earth.
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1: Layla’s Delicacies Vegan Box
Sweet treats are the essence of birthday parties, and our Vegan Box delivers just that. It contains an assortment of 22 traditional Tunisian sweets spiced up with a modern twist.
Each piece combats stereotypes about vegan cuisine and introduces American palates to something new and exotic. You can serve them at the party or have the recipient take them home, as they last up to a month in the fridge.
The contents of the box aren’t only delicious—they’re also nutritious. Made with plenty of nuts, their naturally sweet flavors don’t overpower the taste buds. As a bonus, they provide a healthy dose of protein and fiber.
These refined sweets serve a double purpose: For one, they promise instant pleasure. As the recipient savors each bite, they get inspired to try alternative dishes, potentially setting off a new culinary adventure.
The box comes in off-white coloring with a delicate bow, saving you the effort of wrapping your present.
2: Layla’s Delicacies Limited Edition Box
Perhaps you’ve already tried the vegan box. Repeating gifts isn’t your style, but you want the same enjoyment for the birthday boy or girl. Lucky for you, our Limited Edition Box is another option that fits the bill.
Your vegan loved one will enjoy these 30 nutty bites without a single trace of animal-derived products. Some are crunchy, others creamy, but all promise sweetness and a myriad of flavors waiting to come to life on the palate.
This box displays various culinary techniques originating from ancient and modern European civilizations. Like the other option we mentioned, it inspires creativity and encourages the recipient to evolve as a baker.
3: Layla’s Delicacies Vegan Originals
Samsa Pistachio is the gem of nutty sweets, originating in North Africa and finding its way into American kitchens. Creamy and crunchy, it offers a delectable sensory experience and a breath of authenticity to the birthday feast. As a happy customer said:
If you’d like something creamy and decadent in place of a birthday cake, Almond Fingers are the way to go. The sweet and nutty filling inside a crispy filo sheet melts in your mouth. You can stick a candle on top of these beauties, too.
4: Plant-Based Cookbook
These vegan bites sound fantastic, but nobody can live on sweet treats, even if they’re as nutritious as the ones we deliver. Why not inspire your rookie vegan friend to cook delicious meals for themselves or get a veteran out of a rice-and-tofu rut?
The Internet offers endless recipes, true, but they can’t compare with the motivating properties of a physical cookbook. It looks good, turning pages is enjoyable, and every time you lay eyes on it sitting on your bookshelf, you find yourself excited to experiment in the kitchen.
As a rule of thumb:
- For a novice vegan, a book of simple recipes works best
- Experienced foodies appreciate exotic ideas
- Sweet tooth vegans thrive with healthy dessert recipes
This gift shows two things: One, you love your friend and want them to nourish their body with tasty, delicious food. Two, you thought about their needs enough to get them a cookbook general or specialized enough to suit their situation.
5: Vegan Yogurt Starter Kit
Ask ten vegans what they miss most about their non-vegan life, and at least one person will say it’s yogurt. A vegan yogurt starter kit lets them enjoy this creamy delight at home and skip the overpriced, subpar supermarket alternatives.
Yogurt starters are fermented cultures that work with any vegan milk. They make the process healthier, budget-friendly, and versatile. What’s more, considering that bigger kits contain many smaller packs to whip out as needed, this gift indeed keeps giving.
No more cravings for this staple of healthy breakfasts, recipes, and sweet summer refreshers. After receiving this present, your vegan friend can have yogurt whenever they feel like it.
Here’s what a yogurt starter kit usually contains:
- Yogurt starter cultures
- Glass jars
- Milk thermometers
6: Vegan Snack Box
Some people imagine vegan diets as endless processions of celery and hummus. Some non-meat eaters mostly subsist on these foods, but others don’t hesitate to indulge in cruelty-free store-bought goodies.
If your friend is a baby vegan or avoids the snack section at the supermarket, this present helps them break the barrier. It’s a source of guilt-free hedonism in contemporary style.
The idea is to make people feel indulgent on their special day, opening a box to find ‘guilty’ treats reserved just for them. This time, however, everything is curated to avoid animal cruelty and provide nutritious value.
Get a pretty-looking box and fill it with the following snacks even the loudest advocate for healthy living wouldn’t refuse:
- Crispy rice bars
- Dried fruit chips
- Tortilla chips with avocado dip
- Nuts in dark vegan chocolate
- Instant superfood smoothies
- Vegan cookie bites
- Nutty protein bars
7: Zero-Waste Kitchen Kit
Building veganism as a lifestyle starts with everyday choices. The items you use daily make a ton of difference, and a new vegan (or a non-vegan looking to lead a more sustainable life) might find themselves out of their depth trying to get the grips of sustainability.
Give them a helping hand by putting together a kit of zero-waste kitchen essentials. It can be as small as a box of metal straws, or you can go the extra mile and get everything they might require for cooking delicious meals at home.
The table below outlines a traditional kitchen kit and sustainable materials traditionally used for each.
|Forks, spoons, and knives
|Plates and bowls
|Natural fiber cloth
Uncoated cast iron
Vegan Gifts That Delight and Last
These gift ideas are only the tip of the iceberg. Remember—veganism is more than a dietary preference for most people. Many find it a lifestyle with endless areas of potential improvement.
Even if your loved one isn’t kitchen savvy, these ideas inspire a higher quality of life. They serve to show that better, greener, more sustainable alternatives are possible to achieve, and that motivation alone is a gift that never stops giving.
Why not come together as a group and get every item on this list? Serve the treats from Layla’s Delicacies at the bash and have your friend take the rest home with them. They’ll think about you the next time they’re doing anything in their kitchen.
How to organize a vegan birthday party
Keep the following rules in mind while organizing a vegan birthday party:
- Provide only vegan food and drink choices
- Organize activities that promote sustainability
- Make vegan goodie bags with cruelty-free products
What famous snacks are vegan?
If you don’t feel like cooking your snacks from scratch, you can skip the supermarket by ordering bite-sized vegan treats from us. However, vegans and non-vegans agree on the unprecedented hedonism of indulging in your favorite unhealthy snack food.
Mix up your healthy snack table with these popular you-won’t-believe-it’s-vegan junk foods:
- Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili
- Famous Amos peanut butter sandwich cookies
- Lay’s Classic Potato Chips
- Nutter Butter cookies
Is wine vegan?
Even though it’s a fruit drink, wine often isn’t vegan. Many commercial producers use fining agents derived from animal protein. The same goes for beer, while most hard liquor is free of animal products by default.
Look for wine manufacturers and brands that put ‘vegan’ on the label for your bash.