Gifts that matter and do good in the world, gifts with a particular human story behind and simply cool new brands and objects that landed on our desks… Find it all on our 2018 Living it Christmas gift lists.
ELIZABETH & JAMES, Nirvana Black Eau De Parfum, 96.09€
A bold, addictive blend of violet, sensual sandalwood and rich vanilla strike the match on finding the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. This scent is vegan and cruelty-free certified by PETA. Available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml
MATT & NAT, Rubben Olive Cardholder Wallet, 60€
Committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials since 1995, Matt & Nat is a go-to brand for vegans. This stylish caramel cardholder wallet made from recycled plastic is from the brand’s ‘vintage’ collection.
SPECTRUM COLLECTIONS, 35 Piece Holy Grail Set with Pouch, 167.99€
This set of 35 - highly instagrammable - makeup brushes comes with a marbled pouch that can easily double up as a night out clutch. The brushes are made from quality synthetic hair and particularly suitable for aspiring makeup artists and beauty bloggers.
BULLDOG SKINCARE, Original Moisturiser Cracker, 6,95€
This popular vegan moisturiser is back in a Christmas edition. Bulldog’s Original Moisturiser is packed with antioxidants, green tea and Vitamin E. It nourishes the skin without leaving a greasy feel to it.
FORTNUM & MASON, The Vegan Wine Hamper, 285€
Although made from grapes, wine may have been made using animal-derived products such as blood and bone marrow, casein (milk protein), chitin (fiber from crustacean shells), egg albumen (derived from egg whites),... This selection of 100% vegan wines, includes Chablis, Chianti and Shiraz, and is a nice hamper to gift a vegan friend.
KERIKIT, Vicki Leopard Backpack, 164€
A collaboration between Vicki Psarias aka blogger Honest Mum and Kerikit, this gorgeous leopard print vegan leather backpack is the perfect mix between stylish and practical. It comes with four insulated bottle holders great for hydration on the go or hitting the gym and can be customized to your liking.
BYBI BEAUTY, Bye Bye Dry Skin Set, 40€
Fully vegan, this skincare set from Bybi is a great Christmas gift for skincare addicts. A scrub to prime and exfoliate the face, a balm to soothe and a silk eye mask to finish off. A regiment to do before bedtime.
STACEY FORSEY, Scrumplicious Sweet Treats.
The perfect read for those who love having dessert but are dairy, gluten and egg free. Full of recipes such as cheesecakes and sticky toffee pudding, this cookbook may even appeal to a regular audience of sweet lovers.
Writer: Amira Arasteh