So, Valentine's Day is approaching and you're stuck for the perfect vegan-friendly gift. We've got you.
Whether you love or rue the holiday, Valentine's Day offers up a prime opportunity to gift your loved one something thoughtful that will really show them how much you care.
And if you're searching for vegan Valentine's Day gifts, this list will surely have something for everyone (or at least spark a new idea of your own).
Let's jump right in!
1. Vegan Chocolate Gift Box
Chocolate is the classic Valentine's Day gift and one that you can't really go wrong with.
As plant-based chocolate brands have really caught up with milk-based chocolates, now you can gift your loved one a 100% vegan chocolate box this Valentine's Day with all the same delicious tastes of creamy chocolate - dairy not necessary!
Our personal favorite all-vegan chocolate boxes are:
Flowers are a timeless romantic gift for Valentine's Day, no matter what your partner’s style is.
On Valentine’s Day, traditional flowers such as roses, carnations and lilies are perfect for expressing your love and appreciation. The color of the flower is important too: Red roses are a classic way to say "I love you", while pink roses represent gratitude and admiration. Other types of flowers like daisies, sunflowers and tulips also make beautiful and romantic gifts.
FloristOne is a great option for ordering flowers online for the US and Canada with same-day delivery options too. No matter what type of flowers you choose, a bouquet of fresh blooms will add some romantic cheer to your Valentine’s Day celebrations.
Jewelry is another timeless and meaningful gift that is perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Whether you choose to give something subtle or sparkly, jewelry makes for a thoughtful and heartfelt gift. When selecting jewelry as a Valentine’s Day gift, it’s important to choose pieces that suit the recipient’s style and personality. For those who prefer delicate and subtle pieces, you can consider pendants, charms, or dainty rings. If your partner is more of a statement-maker, then consider something bolder like statement earrings or larger necklaces.
You can also select personalized jewelry with their birthstone, name, initials, or even a special message engraved on it. This adds an extra element of sentimentality and makes for a truly unique gift. We recommend Noémie as they handcraft their own jewelry and source direct for a more ethical jewelry purchase.
4. Cruelty-Free Skincare
Cruelty-free skincare is a great way to show your special someone that you care about animals.
Cruelty-free skincare refers to products that are not tested on animals. This means that the product ingredients and finished products have never been tested on animals, nor have any of their components. Many skincare brands and products are available that are cruelty-free and we recommend a pre-made cruelty-free gift box or curating your own box of your loved ones' favorite products.
Cruelty-free products are also often made with natural ingredients and essential oils, which can help nourish and protect your loved one’s skin without the use of harsh chemicals. Not only is it good for their skin, but it’s also good for the environment.
Gifting clothing on Valentine's Day can be a tricky one, but if you know your loved one's sizes, preferences and style, then it can be a real winner.
If your loved one is vegan, this means staying away from animal-based clothing products like leather, wool, and fur and purchasing faux clothing products instead.
We recommend these brands for excellent vegan clothing gifts:
6. Online Vegan Cooking Course
An online vegan cooking class is a super practical and fun gift idea this Valentine's.
There are a bunch of vegan-focused online cooking schools out there now, most notably Veecoco and Brownble where you can get multi-month access (or yearly) and gain insight into cooking incredible plant-based recipes from scratch - Veecoco even has its own vegan cheese-making course!
Why not add a little IOU to this gift of a date night where you plan to cook up some of the cooking classes' recipes together and have a meal in?
7. Cruelty-Free Perfume/Cologne
Perfume and cologne make a great gift for your special someone on Valentine’s Day - and you'll get bonus points if they are cruelty-free. Cruelty-free fragrances are not tested on animals and use natural ingredients, so they make for a much kinder option.
There are many cruelty-free options available from many different brands, one of the most well-known being: Dior.
8. Beeswax-Free Candles
Candles are a romantic and thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day.
They create a cozy, romantic atmosphere perfect for snuggling up with your loved one - plus, you can find vegan candles that don't contain any animal products.
Look for natural soy or beeswax-free candles scented with essential oils and decorated with crystals or dried flowers. Candles also come in fun shapes and colors, so you can find something that matches his or her style perfectly. When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, there's nothing like a candle to set the mood.
9. Vegan Subscription Boxes
Vegan subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving.
You can discover a wide variety of unique subscription boxes these days from snacks and meals to skincare and makeup - there's really a box for everyone.
Not only will they get to try out new items each month, but they’ll also be able to explore different vegan brands, products, and companies. Some of our favorite subscription boxes include Vegancuts and DeliciousDoor.
Stephen King once said: “Books are a uniquely portable magic". So, what better way to share some magic with your Valentine than to give the gift of reading?
Books nowadays can mean physical, digital, subscription-based, or even audiobooks. If your loved one is new to digital reading, why not surprise them with a Kindle?
Check out our favorite vegan books here.
11. House Plants
House plants can make a perfect gift for vegans this Valentine's Day as they bring a touch of life and nature into the home, but they’re also easy to care for and long-lasting. They are also affordable, making them a great budget-friendly gift.
House plants can also provide some psychological and physical health benefits, such as improving air quality and reducing stress levels. For example, an English Ivy house plant is known to be good at filtering out toxins in the air. Whether you choose a leafy succulent or a flowering indoor plant, it's sure to make a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your loved one.
We highly recommend Plants.com for fast and convenient House Plant delivery.
12. A New Streaming Platform
Netflix isn't the only streaming platform around anymore.
In the last couple of years, a number of streaming giants have arisen and there is a huge selection of platforms to choose from. This Valentine's Day, you could surprise your loved one with a brand new subscription - some new favorites are:
13. Stuffed Animals
Simple and classic... for the right person.
If your loved one is a fan of a specific animal and loves a cuddly stuffed animal, this one is a no-brainer! However, this can be a hit or miss if your loved one isn't interested - make sure to find out beforehand.
14. Gift Cards
Not sure what to get? Is time running out?
Gift cards are the easy way out of any late Valentine's Day pickle. Just make sure it's a gift card from your loved one's favorite store to win extra points.
15. Home-Cooked Meal
Nothing says 'I love you' quite like a home-cooked meal. Show your vegan valentine how much you care by skipping the busy restaurants and preparing a delicious vegan meal.
Whether you are a seasoned vegan chef or just starting out, you can find plenty of recipes online to choose from. Not only will this be a thoughtful gift, but it will also be a fun experience to share together. Plus, you can't go wrong with something that is made with love!
16. Spa Day Pass
Who doesn't love a nice spa day to pamper themselves silly?
Whether it's a romantic couples massage or an afternoon of blissful relaxation, a spa day pass is the perfect gift to give your loved one. It's an opportunity for them to unwind and be pampered in a tranquil environment. From facials to saunas, there are so many ways to make a special Valentine's Day memory with a spa day pass. Plus, many spas offer vegan options for those looking for cruelty-free services.
So why not surprise your special someone with a spa day pass this Valentine's Day? They're sure to appreciate the thoughtfulness and enjoy every minute of their special day.
So whether you are looking for something homemade, subscription-based, or pre-curated, there are vegan gifts out there to suit your loved one's taste and lifestyle.
Find something else suitable for this list? Let us know in the comments!