Support these Small, Vegan, and Sustainable Companies with your Holiday Shopping

By Vegan Recipes and Vibes - Not sponsored

Holiday gift bags

I'm sure you're constantly seeing the "shop small" posts all over the internet already, even though it's only day 2 of the holiday season! Shopping small to support growing and local businesses is a great goal to have when purchasing gifts for your loved ones. But do you know what's even better than shopping small?


Shopping small, sustainable, and VEGAN!


When I instantly went vegan after watching Earthlings, I took an entire day to clean out my cosmetics drawer, clothes, and food so that I could replace them with vegan products instead. After a tiny bit of research, I discovered that there are SO many vegan companies out there that are worth my support and money, and many of them take additional efforts to be sustainable, ethical, low carbon or carbon-neutral, and donate proceeds to organizations and communities. Over the past 2 years, I've found many companies that I love, and thought I'd provide a quick and easy list to help others support small vegan and eco-friendly companies during the holidays.

A box of garden veggies

FOOD

  • Four Sigmatic: jitter-free coffee, plant protein, and more (use code "veganvibes" for 10% off)

  • Orgain: delicious vegan protein powder (use code "veganvibes" for 30% off)

  • Grounds and Hounds: coffee brand that donates 20% of proceeds to rescue organizations

  • Trupo Treats: sustainable vegan chocolate brand that donates to animal sanctuaries

  • Hungry Harvest: seasonal produce delivery service that saves food from going to the landfill

  • Misfits Market: seasonal produce delivery service that saves food from going to the landfill


Tan clothing and accessories

CLOTHES / ACCESSORIES

  • Wolven: recycled materiel & carbon-neutral clothing (offers gift cards)

  • Vitamin A Swim: sustainably made bathing suits & clothes (offers gift cards)

  • TenTree: sustainable clothing, plant 10 trees with every purchase

  • United by Blue: remove 1 pound of trash from the ocean with every purchase

  • Wholesome Culture: recycled materials & donates 10% of proceeds to organizations

  • Sassy Spuds Shop: this is where I got my favorite "eat jam not ham" crew neck!

  • For Days: a zero waste, organic, closed-loop clothing company

  • Votch: watches & accessories that are sustainably made from vegan leather

  • NAE Vegan Shoes: shoes & accessories made from vegan leather & recycled materials

  • Wills Vegan Store: shoes & accessories made from vegan leather & recycled materials

  • Vessi Shoes: vegan and low carbon waterproof shoes

  • Rareform: bags and accessories made from recycled billboards

  • Melie Bianco: vegan leather bags

  • Opolis Optics: sustainable sunglasses created from ocean plastic

  • Pela Case: eco-friendly compostable phone cases and sunglasses


Makeup and accessories

BEAUTY

  • Acure: clean skincare; recycling program through Terracycle

  • Fre: clean skincare for athletes; plant a tree with every purchase

  • Common Heir: innovatively plastic-free vitamin c serum

  • Biossance: sustainable clean beauty, glass containers; gift sets & sample sizes available

  • Eight Saints: clean beauty; gift their discovery kit for $20

  • Axiology: clean lipsticks; gift their new zero-waste lip crayons

  • Bite: clean lipsticks powered by superfoods

  • Au Natural: vegan handcrafted natural makeup

  • Act + Acre: clean hair care, sustainability efforts, refill program to reduce waste

  • Nelson Naturals: zero waste toothpaste, refill stations throughout the US & Canada

  • Myro Deodorant: deodorant with refill pods to reduce waste

  • Wild Deodorant: deodorant with refill pods to reduce waste (based in the UK)


Sustainable bathroom and home items

HOME / BATH


Outdoor gear

OUTDOORS / ACTIVE

  • REECH: sustainably made, biodegradable, super grippy yoga mats (use code "veganvibes" for 15% off)

  • Sand Cloud: sustainable sand-free beach towels, 10% of profits donated to marine conservation (use code "veganvibes" for $15 off)

  • Ecogear: hiking packs made from recycled water bottles

  • Sleeping bags: check out this great list from Vegan Outdoor Adventures

  • Klean Kanteen: reusable bottles, carbon neutral, donates to environmental organizations

  • Alpine North: vegan coats with synthetic filling and faux fur

  • Wills Vegan Store: check out their waterproof sport & winter boots

  • Yew Clothing: sustainable sportswear for men & women (based in the UK)

  • Paramo: sustainable outdoor clothing with recycling efforts (based in the UK)

  • Ethical Wares: vegan shoes, clothing, and accessories (based in the UK)


Shopping at a holiday market

LOCAL / ARTISTS

  • Bookstores: visit your local bookstore and pick up a few books your loved ones might enjoy

  • Jewelers: explore a local farmer's market or main street and look for unique jewelry

  • Home decor: visit small home stores for gift ideas instead of visiting Pier 1 or Target

  • Kat Maus Haus: illustrations and designs

  • KT's Canvases: digital prints, custom pet prints, stickers, notebooks and more

  • Wooden Sense: creative wooden cut-outs and paintings

  • Juniper Foxx: the fox paw print paintings are super cute, and painted by rescued foxes!


Paper gift wrapped present

GIFT CARDS / DONATIONS

  • Animal rescues: consider donating to your favorite animal rescue in the name of a loved one

  • Local restaurants: pick up a gift card to a vegan restaurant in town

  • Local small market grocers: support small grocers that sell vegan products

  • Etsy: support small and local artists

  • Society6: support small and local artists

  • Groupon: purchase tickets for a local activity/event, or give a Groupon gift card


These are just a few of the many brands out there with great ethics and sustainability efforts, so if you have a favorite brand that you love supporting, please feel free to list them in the comments section below! Happy shopping!


This post is unsponsored and is not a paid advertisement. This post contains affiliate links where I may receive a discount or commission if a referral link or discount code is used.

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