We know it can be a struggle to find great, animal-friendly gifts to give your friends and family. So, we have curated a list of our top 10 kind gifts to give to your loved ones.
Leather handbags are a stylish and smart investment piece for any wardrobe, and with all the amazing animal-free alternatives now available including those made from cactus, cork and pineapple, why not consider a plant-based option from labels such as miomojo, A_C and Svala?
A stylish puffer jacket to keep warm through the winter months makes for a practical gift idea. Stay warm and kind to animals by choosing from the many animal-free options now available, such as those made from recycled polyester from eco-conscious brands like Finisterre, Culthread and Ecoalf. Patagonia, Kathmandu, The Northface and Fjallraven also offer down-free insulated jackets. They are just as warm, and feel extra amazing because no animal has suffered to make them.
If you or a loved one are set on a product containing down, look for jackets made with certified down such as the Responsible Down Standards or certified recycled down.
Whether your go-to pair of footwear is the humble sneaker, flat, boot, or sandal, these days there are plenty of cruelty-free alternatives to keep your feet happy. Discover beautiful designs from some of the animal-friendliest brands around such as Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather, NAE and NOAH, who are pioneering the use of innovative sustainable materials such as Appleskin and Piñatex.
Who doesn’t love a cute and comfy accessory to keep those bad hair days at bay and leave you both stylish and warm through the colder months? It’s never cool to be cruel, and with so many sustainable options from wonderful brands like Plant Faced Clothing, there really is no excuse! And if you’ve got your eye on a pom-pom beanie, be sure to get one made strictly with faux fur or not at all.
A timepiece can make for a special gift, and what could be timelier than the Christmas holidays or a special birthday? When considering the perfect present for your loved one, its important to prioritise the impact your gift has on animals. You can choose to #WearItKind by purchasing items which do not cause harm to animals.For example, skip watches using animal leather bands and opt for one that uses animal friendly alternatives. Today, many watchmakers are using recycled materials such as ecosuede, cork and Piñatex.
Knitting a jumper or other accessory for your loved ones? If you've been wondering how your own makes could be kinder, because the good news is plant-based yarns are booming!
Offering a host of desirable qualities including durability, strength, drape, and softness, as well as antibacterial and hypoallergenic benefits, some of the plant fibres to include for your knitting project are hemp, banana tree bark, bamboo, linen, and cotton. Check out our knitting kind guide for more animal-friendly ideas!
Is it possible to have the luxurious feel of cashmere without the cruelty? Look no further than KD New York vegetable cashmere! As a fiber that hasn’t hit the mainstream yet, this is one fashion gift idea for the people in your life who relish dressing ahead of the trend.
There’s no feeling quite like spending lazy weekends in your favourite PJs. But you don’t need to sacrifice luxury and comfort for cruelty. So, let’s let silkworms turn into beautiful moths and instead opt for elevated yet kind alternatives that don’t cost the earth.
If you’re after that silky feel, why not consider sleepwear made using sustainably harvested TencelTM Lyocell from conscious brands like Underprotection, a Danish brand that combines ethics with aesthetics.
Want to know the easiest way to be a green thumb? Make sure the mittens and gloves you put over them are made with animals, people and planet in mind! Check out some amazing alternatives to alpaca and mohair.
The brand NIKIN has tree-print gloves which are a low-key stylish way to walk around with plant pride, not least because every purchase comes with a tree planted! The gift that keeps on giving!
The go-with-anything ‘glovelettes’ from Eileen Fisher are Terry fleece lined to give you that ‘warm hug’ feel and made using responsibly harvested TencelTM Lyocell.
For the stylishly pragmatic, why not try sustainably designed mittens from Patagonia - they offer styles which convert to fingerless gloves for multipurpose sport and casual activities.
Needing more of a one-stop shop? Why not browse the curated selection of (one-of-a) kind and sustainable gift options available from these awesome retailers!
Immaculate Vegan – the go-to destination for elevated gift ideas when you're searching for that special someone, by a kind retailer that values sustainability, beautiful design, and craftsmanship.
Made Trade – helpfully categorises products into one or more values, including vegan, Fair Trade, and People of Colour owned, allowing you to shop tailored and consciously made gifts for your loved ones without compromising on your values.
Brothers We Stand – kind menswear made easy.
A thoughtful gift is not just one that’s kind to us and our loved ones, but also kind to the planet, including our beloved animals. It does not take much to begin the journey to #LiveKinder.