Whereas just a few years ago, veganism was somewhat of an underground movement, today it has well and truly cemented itself amongst the mainstream, with an estimated 600,000 vegans in the UK alone (Food Matters Live). The chances are, you probably know someone who is vegan or at least likes to include vegan choices in their lifestyle. Now that Christmas is around the corner, many of you may also be wondering, ‘what on Earth do I get someone who is vegan?’! First of all, that is a great question. Secondly, you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got the answers.
What actually is a vegan?
In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals (Vegan Society). More simply put, it’s someone who doesn’t consume any products or foods derived from animals. For many vegans, this also expands into other areas of their life asides from just diet, with beauty products, clothing and other consumer goods also being free from animals.
Some people are often put off by the word ‘vegan’, associating it to extreme lifestyles and a preachy attitude. But for most vegans, this couldn’t be further from the truth. It is merely a way of life which, to that individual, is aligned with their values, typically encompassing both animal and environmental welfare.
Vegan food and drink has never been more plentiful
Just a couple of decades ago, trying to live and eat a vegan lifestyle was probably a beige and repetitive affair. Today, vegan food and drink has never been more plentiful.
At Veo, we are proud to host a wide variety of independent, ethical and even award-winning vegan food and drinks brands. Such brands are not only helping to pioneer the way forward for the v-revolution, they are also tangible proof that opting for vegan choices doesn’t mean having to miss out on tasty, enjoyable and fun food!
Vegan gift ideas for foodies
The concept of a vegan foodie might have once sounded bizarre (and to some of you it still may), but with veganism increasingly growing in popularity, there is no disputing that vegan cuisine is becoming a culinary experience all in its own right.
On that note, and back onto Christmas shopping, we’ve curated a rather helpful vegan gift guide for the foodies in your life. For plant-based food fanatics with adventurous palates, we guarantee they’ll love our tasteful vegan foodie gifts; from indulgent artisan cheeses and dairy-free chocolate to gourmet popcorn and fair-trade coffee.
Vegan Foodie Gifts For Popcorn Lovers
Healthy, delicious, and insanely more-ish, gourmet popcorn is the perfect vegan foodie gift for popcorn lovers who like to keep their pantry stocked full of sweet and salty snacks.
Vegan Popcorn Selection Gift Tin – Trio of Flavours | £25
This popcorn gift tin contains three gourmet popcorn flavours, packed in separate bags to ensure freshness and the best possible taste and wrapped with a beautiful bow. This tin is handcrafted in the UK with all-natural ingredients and contains the following flavours: Butterscotch, Cocoa Caramel, Sweet & Salty. Once you’ve eaten all of your delicious popcorn treats, you can re-use the tin as a decorative piece in your home or a handy storage tin!
Vegan Popcorn Seasonings Kit – Make Your Own Popcorn | £20
POP, sprinkle and shake your popcorn to perfection, just how you like it. Creating your own popcorn magic at home is fun and easy with our seasoning kits. Simply add a sprinkling of flavour to make the most delicious fresh popcorn at home for the perfect snack. This popcorn seasoning kit includes popping kernels and a variety of five popcorn flavours to suit any cravings for savoury, spicy and sweet taste buds alike.
‘You Deserve It’ Vegan Gourmet Popcorn – Letterbox Gift | £15
Filled to the brim with three delicious gourmet popcorn flavours, this beautiful letterbox gift is ready to burst through their letterbox and land on their doorstep. Sending a thoughtful gift to a friend, loved family member or fellow foodie has never been easier. With new flavours, specially created for this pretty gift, it’s time to up their snacking game. PS: buying it for yourself is totally acceptable too!
Vegan Foodie Gifts For Chocolate Lovers
Explore our indulgent range of fair-trade, artisan, vegan foodie gifts for chocolate lovers including bars and bites to enjoy by themselves or share with everyone.
Dark Vegan Rose & Almond Chocolate Bark | £10
A unique dark Belgium chocolate flavour with a floral bouquet made from Nacional cocoa beans. Its delicate notes of jasmine are complemented by the appealing undercurrent of coffee and humus.
Allergen info: Contains Soybeans (and products thereof), It may contain hazelnuts, peanuts, almonds, cashews and walnuts depending on the variety.
Oh Lily! Chocolate Snack Box – 6 Vegan Snacks | £12
Gift yourself or a loved one, one of these super-tasty Chocolate Snack Boxes. With two bags each of our favourite chocolate flavours it makes for a perfect healthy snack when that chocolate cravings hits us midday. Also perfect as a topping for your morning porridge or any other sweet dish. Yum!
Chocolate Cake Bundle – Gnawbles, Cacao Powder & Chocolate Cake Mix | £21.21
Chocolate cake galore! This bundle’s designed to be everything you need to indulge in chocolatey goodness; bake your very own top 14 allergen safe double-layered chocolate cake using two chocolate cake baking mixes! Use the organic and nutrition-packed cacao powder to make an icing, and finally use the best-selling Gnawbles as your topping! All products are allergy and intolerance-catered and use the best ingredients. Chocolate Cake doesn’t have to be unhealthy to be tasty!
Vegan Foodie Gifts For Cheese Lovers
Sharp and crumbly or creamy and smooth; our indulgent range of vegan foodie gifts for cheese lovers are perfect for your plant-based pals.
Bree Vegan Cheese – 130g | £7
Introducing breeee-lliant Bree, crafted and matured in small batches at a plant based creamery in North London. A thick and mellow soft ripened cheese, Bree offers a creamy texture paired with subtle earthy tones.
We love it best with chilli onion relish or pear and fig for something sweet.
Shamembert Vegan Cheese – 160g | £8
One of our best sellers for a reason. Styled on Camembert, the Shamembert (also known as a Sham) (160g) has an authentic rind and indulgent, creamy centre.
Infused with truffle oil to create rich, earth tones, this is great smushed on a cracker or baked – ideally with a loaf of crusty bread nearby for dunking!
Vegan Alcoholic Drinks
Raise a glass for sustainable sipping with our tasteful range of artisan vegan alcoholic drinks including vintage ciders and wines – perfect for friends, colleagues or loved ones that enjoy hosting with a fully-stocked cellar.
Cider Hot Toddy & Mulling Kit – Gluten Free Vegan Vintage Cider Gift Set | £15
Real Sussex cider hot toddy and mulling kits. Made from local waste apples in Framfield.
This kit has everything you need to make a really special cider hot toddy or a mulled cider, or maybe both. A winter treat to be enjoyed by the fireside.
Deliveries must be signed for by a person aged 18 or over.
Quarter Strength Gin – 12% Vol / 70cl | £27
The world’s first quarter strength G/N, delivering all the flavour and experience you’d expect from a full-strength gin, just with a fraction of the alcohol. Distilled and blended in England for that lip-smacking taste to create memorable lower strength gin cocktails. As a London Dry, you won’t be surprised to see the usual suspects of juniper, coriander and angelica featuring in this liquid. However, it is the inclusion of the orange peel, grapefruit peel and sweet orange that makes the unique blend so refreshing and delicious!
Spiced Rum – 700ml & 40% ABV | £33
A unique blended rum with salted toffee, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and star anise.
This delicately aged rum blended with care is enough to win anyone over, but with a sprinkle of natural spices and a touch of salted toffee we’ve managed to strike liquid gold. Good rum with a good kick.
Enjoy neat, over ice, or with a splash of ginger beer.
Non-Alcoholic & Healthier Alternatives
Discover a variety of alcohol-free and healthy drink alternatives; from non-alcoholic botanical spirits to organic raw kombucha and bamboo water bottles designed to uplift and boost wellbeing.
Organic Kombucha Mixed Case (3 Flavours) 330ml | £17.45
Sparkling, fermented and from China, this naturally cultured Kombucha, using green tea, contains organic cane sugar, is rich in beneficial live bacteria and is absolutely great as an alternative to sugar-laden soft drinks. It is low in sugar and tastes amazing. Never be without it! Select this mixed case to receive a selection of all the flavours that are currently have in stock.
Juno Bamboo & Yuzu Water (12x250ml Bottles) | £27.49
A delicious blend of bamboo leaf infused sparkling water with a hint of yuzu, for a crisp citrus taste. Used as a natural remedy for centuries, bamboo extract is packed with antioxidants and collagen-enhancing minerals. It’s known to stimulate natural collagen, purify, and boost immunity.
Juno Bamboo Water is sugar-free, low in calorie (~6 cal.), and made with sustainable ingredients. A revitalising soft drink to be enjoyed at any time of the day and mindfully made in the UK.
Adrift & Seaward Non Alcohol Botanical Drink Case of 6 70cl | £129.95 (reduced from £160.80)
Re-stock your shelves with great savings. A Case of 6 x Pentire Adrift. Tasting; Crisp, Herbaceous and Fresh. With notes of citrus, coupled with Sage, Rock Samphire and Sea Salt for a round herbal finish. Serve with Indian tonic, ice and a garnish of lemon, rosemary or bay leaf.
Vegan Foodie Gifts For Coffee Lovers
Give your loved ones the gift of the perfect guilt-free brew with vegan foodie gifts for coffee lovers including plant-based compostable coffee pods, superfood mushroom blends, and more!
Sunshine Reusable Recycled Coffee Cup | £12
A life full of love is lived by those with a sunny disposition. This gorgeous sunshine yellow is a reminder that no matter how stressful your day becomes. Sipping a delicious coffee from your Loving Co. cup, is a gentle reminder of the sunshine that’s waiting behind EVERY single cloud. 1 cup bought = £3 to Shelter. Each cup is made from 6 recycled paper cups and has a 100% leakproof screw-top lid and 360° push lid.
Moving Beans Discovery Pack – 6 Boxes of Plant Based Compostable Coffee Pods | £18.40
First time shopping with Moving Beans? Not sure which coffee to choose? Here’s a new offer for new customers: In this trial selection pack you’ll receive one pack of each of delicious, hand-selected premium coffee capsules: Colombian Single Origin, Kenya Single Origin, Classic Espresso Blend, Reserve Espresso Blend, Indonesia Single Origin, Decaf Espresso (optional).
Baratza Encore Coffee Grinder | £160
A good grinder is key to getting the best result from a home brew. This machine gives an accurate fine to coarse grind. Simple to operate, easy to clean. From Espresso to French Press the Baratza Encore is the perfect entry level coffee grinder. This easy to use machine makes adding barista style coffee to your daily routine easy. You can begin your craft coffee making experience by experimenting with the 40 individual grind settings.
Speciality Tea Gift Sets
We all know that one person who loves a brew no matter the occasion so give them the perfect gift to add to their collection with specialty tea gift sets that will ensure smooth sipping and smiles all around.
100% Natural Plant-Based Cocoa Husk Tea 45g & Rose Gold Tea Strainer | £14
Indulge those experimental tea lovers with this Cocoa Husk Tea Starter Pack, which includes 1x 45g bag of Cocoa Husk tea (min. 15 servings) partnered with a stylish rose gold tea strainer. Cocoa tea contains theobromine – an alkaloid of the cacao plant, which gives you a subtle but enduring energy boost in releasing your body’s natural “feel good” endorphins. Increase productivity sip by sip.
The Finest Hand Blended Tea Collection With Biodegradable Pyramid Bags | £27.25
Try them all with the entire Camellios signature bundle. Five premium tea blends, perfect for yourself or as a gift for someone else. All hand-blended in the UK, flavours include English Breakfast, Early Grey, Jasmine & Mint Green Tea, Tropical Tooibos and Spiced Apple Chai.
Loose Leaf Tea Set | £28.65
Everything needed to brew the perfect cup of loose leaf tea. This set includes a Camellios Teapot with Infuser. The teapot is made from high-quality borosilicate glass that is both heat resistant and highly elegant and has capacity for 2 cups at a time. This set also comes with a sleek, engraved stainless steel measuring spoon and an award-winning tea blend of your choice, all ethically sourced and packed in the UK, using 100% natural ingredients.
Plant-Based Food Hampers & Boxes
Treat your loved ones to our luxuriously indulgent plant-based food hampers and boxes; the perfect gift for fellow vegan foodies and baking enthusiasts alike.
Pancake and Waffle Mix Bundle – Make Your Own Vegan Pancakes | £22.79
Vegan pancakes galore! This luscious, super-fluffy, thick pancake mix can be used to make regular pancakes, waffle in a waffle maker or even make mini-pancakes. This hamper also supplies you with four Gnawbles flavours to customise your pancakes, and cacao nibs for the perfect finish. The perfect platform to get creative in the kitchen – we know you’ll have so much fun with it. All ingredients are vegan, gluten-free and top 14 allergen-friendly.
Superfoodio Vegan Gift Hamper – Organic Fairtrade Tea & Vegan Chocolate | £22.99
Packed full of delicious goodness, this Superfoodio x NEMI vegan hamper is the perfect gift on any occasion, as a work from home care package or as a treat for yourself! Made in the UK and thoughtfully hand-packaged.
One Off Lofty Luxe Box – Vegan Waste-Free Hamper | £25
The Luxe Gift Box is the daddy of all presents. Bursting at the seams with full-size products, samples and edible goodies from our favourite brands. Please note, these boxes are transitional so not guaranteed to include exactly what you see in the pictures.
A tasty Christmas for all!
Regardless of whether you’re a vegan or not, we’re confident that there’s something to tickle your tastebuds in our curated vegan food gift guide. So, why not try it for yourself too? Gift yourself, your family, friends and each other an extra tasty, vegan-friendly, Christmas feast! Go on, you know you want to…