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Cruelty-free holiday gifts


Looking for that perfect, cruelty-free Christmas gift?  We’ve got a few suggestions!


How to Create a Vegan World: A Pragmatic Approach by Tobias Leenaert









Captive by JoAnne McArthur






The Animals’ Agenda by Jessica Pierce and Marc Bekoff










Veganism in an Oppressive World  by Julia Feliz Brueck










Beyond Beliefs by Melanie Joy










What a Fish Knows by Jonathan Balcombe









Carnivore Minds: Who These Fearsome Animals Really Are by G. A. Bradshaw









Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World by Paul Shapiro










Vegan for Everybody  by America’s Test Kitchen








Frugal Vegan  by Katie Koteen & Kate Kasbee








Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen  by Richa Hingle








No Meat Athlete Cookbook by Matt Frazier & Stephanie Romine









Products & Services


Nice Shoes all vegan shoes, bags, wallets, socks, chocolates







Vegan Yarn all vegan, hand-dyed, ethically sourced yarn







LUSH (fresh, handmade cosmetics) easily identifiable as vegan or vegetarian






Vegan Supply  all vegan food







Pureology  all vegan, sulphate-free hair care products







Kama Natural Soap – essential oil scented vegan soap, bath salts and candles (beeswax in balms and ointments)








Sephora –  makeup and accessories, identifiable as vegan on website







Bioethique Spa On 4th –  100% natural and vegan spa






Zimt Chocolate – all vegan chocolate bars and other goodies







Kiss My Face – mostly vegan (some products have beeswax) personal care products, available at many local retailers






Matt & Nat – vegan handbags and other goodies






Emani Vegan Cosmetics – available at London Drugs







Arbonne – plant-based health and beauty products







Of course, gift cards to any of the wonderful array of vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Metro Vancouver (check out Earthsave Canada’s veg directory) are a great stocking stuffer.

And who doesn’t gift a bottle of wine or some craft beer? Check Barnivore to see if your favorite wine or beer is vegan! Here are a few that are:




Sandhill Wines






50th Parallel Estate Winery






Cedar Creek Estate Winery







Hester Creek






Red Rooster Winery (everything but Bantam)





Stag’s Hollow Winery






Sumac Ridge Estate Winery (2015 and forward)






Tinhorn Creek Vineyards








Russell Brewing Company






Big Rock Brewery (all but Honey Brown)





Okanagan Spring Brewery






Vancouver Island Brewing (all but Honey Brown)







Bridge Brewing Company






Happy Holidays!