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10 Perfect gifts for a vegan

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Gift ideas for the vegan in your life

Do you have a close family member or friend who is a vegan? If you're having trouble picking out the perfect gift for this person, here are 10 must-have gifts for the vegan in your life.

Veganism is a lifestyle that excludes the eating of meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Many vegans choose to avoid all other products that are derived from animals as well, including leather, wool and fur.

This might prove difficult when searching for the perfect gift, but don't fret! There are actually quite a few gifts out there that are perfect for the vegan in your life.

1

SooFoo

SooFoo

SooFoo provides consumers with a wholesome, convenient and vegan option. Grown and packaged in the USA, all SooFoo products are organic-certified grains and lentils and are vegan and kosher-certified. A SooFoo combo pack includes each of the flavors offered as well as a branded rice cooker (SooFoo, $25).

2

Ninja Cooking System

Ninja Cooking System

Though the Ninja Cooking System can be used for roasting meat dishes, it's also a great cooking tool that can be used with baking, slow cooking and fast one-pot meal making. The system can be used to make cheesy potatoes au gratin through its steam-infused baking capabilities, or it can be used to make a variety of soups or veggie dishes (Ninja Kitchen, $160).

3

Redbubble

Redbubble

If you're looking for a unique gift, check out Redbubble, which offers veggie-friendly designs sold on organic cotton shirts. Don't miss the "Live Long, Eat Raw" or "Got Kale?" T-shirts (Redbubble, $19 and up).

4

Graceship laptop bags

Graceship laptop bags

These chic laptop bags by Graceship are made of 100 percent vegan material — claiming the spot as Kentucky's first locally based, PETA-approved company (Graceship, $190).

5

30-Day Vegan Challenge

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge is the perfect gift for anyone interested in living a more healthful lifestyle. A gift certificate allows the recipient access to videos, resources and recipes. There are also several additional resources available for purchase, including books like Vegan's Daily Companion and The Joy of Vegan Baking (30-Day Vegan Challenge, $20-$40).

6

Outer Spice

Outer Spice

Outer Spice has created four new low-salt and no-salt seasoning blends that are all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and rich in antioxidants. The perfect gifts as stocking stuffers or with a basket of other foodie gifts, these spices can be used with marinades or as a rub on tofu (Outer Spice, $7).

7

Vegan gift baskets

Vegan Gift Baskets

When you're uncertain of what to get a vegan, a go-to gift is always the gift basket. The Vegan Store offers a variety of gift baskets, from ones filled with mouthwatering chocolates to an antistress basket that will help the recipient manage the stress in her life (The Vegan Store, $40 and up).

8

Mineral Fusion Beauty Balms

Mineral Fusion Beauty Balms

Crafted for all hair types, the Mineral Fusion Beauty Balms for hair are all-in-one, leave-in treatments that help style, hydrate and protect hair. They are paraben-free, cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan (Mineral Fusion, $13).

9

Ball Fresh Herb Keeper

Ball Fresh Herb Keeper

The Ball Fresh Herb Keeper helps the vegan in your life keep her herbs fresher for longer. The unique storage-system design keeps stems and roots in water when closed to retain flavor and texture (Ball, $16).

10

Hip Guide to Creating Your Sexy & Abundant Life

Haley Hobson's Hip Guide to Creating Your Sexy & Abundant Life is chock-full of vegan recipes including raw vegan brownies, almond chocolate macaroons, vegan lo mein and avocado bliss soup — making it a delicious companion guide to having a vegan diet (Amazon, $27).

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