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Vegucated’s Very Vegan Holiday and Green Gift Guide

Holidays have you stressed? You’ve come to the right place…

Sure, shopping can be a drag. But if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person on your list, or you’re hunting for creative ideas to make the season’s eats and activities bright, we’ve got you covered. Grab a mug of mulled wine, hot apple cider, or Mexican hot chocolate and sit by the fire!

FINDING GIFTS FOR THE MOST COMPASSIONATE PEOPLE ON YOUR LIST

MOO SHOES: Founded in 2001 by sisters Erica and Sara Kubersky, MooShoes is a vegan-owned business that offers a broad assortment of cruelty-free footwear and other accessories. In the true spirit of the season, MooShoes is giving back, offering some INCREDIBLE online promotions (see below)! Plus, don’t forget MooShoes Holiday Shop-Up in Brooklyn on December 20th! It’s held at NYC’s favorite vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop!
Promo Codes:
Mooholiday5 – 5% off all orders
Mooholiday10 – 10% off all orders over $150
Mooholiday15 – 15% off all orders over $250

RODALE’S – The Rodale’s mission is to help improve the world. Their devotion to finding safe, healthy, and wonderful products means you can simply enjoy the pleasure of shopping. Check out Rodale’s top gift picks here, and take advantage of their welcome offer for new customers, receiving 10% off your first purchase plus Free Standard Shipping! Simply use code WELCOME10 at checkout.

GIRLIE GIRL ARMY – Please visit our friends over at Girlie Girl Army (The Glamazon Guide To Conscious Living). They’ve literally compiled a GLORIOUS VISUAL FEAST of green gifts for the most discerning and stylish folks on your list! Visit the website for more details and an EXCLUSIVE Cheapskate’s page for special discounts, deals and steals!

VEGANETSY TEAM – There’s a whole team of vegans that have vegan shops on Etsy.com. Many of them give a percentage of their sales to animal charities, and their focus is on supporting vegans and vegan education. There are almost 1300 items on this shop. And all are direct from the maker/manufacturer. No chain stores here!

SUSTAINING HOLIDAY TRADITIONS
The holiday season is the PERFECT opportunity to amaze family and friends with compassionate culinary creations, opening minds and providing indisputable evidence that vegan recipes are both cruelty-free AND delicious!  Whether you’re hosting a fabulous fête, attending a family gathering, or noshing with friends, we provided some incredible recipes that will truly leave people exclaiming, “I can’t believe it’s vegan!”


Vegan Monkey Bread

BRUNCH
Vegan Monkey Bread
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins With Cashew Cheese Frosting
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


Roast Beast

MAINS
Roast Beast – A Vegan Holiday Dish That Will Steal the Show

(Substitute with Daiya Dairy-Free Provolone Cheese)
Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash Bake
Vegan Mushroom, Chestnut and Cranberry Tart


Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie

SIDES
Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepard’s Pie
Quinoa “Stuffing” (Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Cranberries, and Pistachios)
Roasted Carrots With Green-Tahini Sauce and Pomegranite


Gluten Free and Vegan Maple Nut Cake

DESSERTS
Gluten Free and Vegan Maple Nut Cake
Raw Samoa Cheesecake
No-Bake Vegan Banoffe Pie

GIVING BACK – CELEBRATING THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
The holidays so more than presents and carols! The true essence of the season can be found through service to one another, kindness, and compassion.Here are some ideas to make this holiday brighter and more meaningful for you, your recipient, and others in need!

  • Enduring tips for a charitable holiday: Crafting for shelter animals? Gift backpacks for kiddos in the foster care system? Gifts for lonely seniors? YES. All of these simple ideas make a difference in the lives of someone who could use some joy.
  • Just Give: An excellent resource, JustGive’s Holiday Gift Guide is filled with unique and life-changing presents of all shapes and sizes!
  • Best Friends Sponsorship Program: Sponsoring an animal saves lives and spreads holiday cheer! Your contribution to Best Friends goes straight to work helping tens of thousands of animals. Your recipient also gets a personalized e-card all about their animal!

From all of us at Vegucated, we wish you a marvelous holiday and sparkling new year!