Many of us find it difficult enough to find a perfect present for the people we love without adding in the fact that the gift needs to be vegan and eco-friendly.
But if you are dedicated to getting the perfect gift for the vegan man in your life, we have your back. This blog looks at some of the best vegan gifts for men and why these are perfect for someone who has green living values.
We all hate the waste associated with throwing out gifts that they'll never use, so we've ensured to include gifts that last.
Oliver Company offers sustainability without compromise. Their products are innovative, vegan and ethical.
This beautiful, sleek, compact wallet is made from apple leather.
When apples are pressed for their juice, there are solids left over, and apple leather is a bio-based material made using the leftover waste and combining it with PU. The result is a durable but soft fabric that is perfect for hard-wearing small accessories.
One of the most important aspects of using this apple waste is that it is a completely renewable resource which reduces the CO2 impact significantly compared to faux leather made from fossil fuels.
Apple leather is even more special as it's made from a natural waste stream, which means the apple waste would have usually ended up in landfill.
To top off its eco-credentials, the lining is a vegan 'suede' made from recycled polyester fibres.
Oliver Company is B Corp, and Climate Neutral certified, creating stylish vegan luxury gifts.
Will's launched as an ethically made vegan shoe company in 2013 and since then have hit more and more landmarks on their journey.
In 2016 they became certified carbon-neutral for everything they make and do and, since then, all their packaging has been plastic-free.
They only ever use vegan materials, from uppers and linings down to the glue. The workers who make their products are also protected as they don't believe in protecting animals whilst harming humans and the planet.
Most of Will's footwear and accessories are made from Italian bio-based vegan leather made from cereal crops. There is still some PU in the mix which means they are not biodegradable. This is why when the product you have bought from Will's reaches the end of its usable life; you can use their return to recycle service, where it will be made into new outsoles and uppers.
Will's shoes are stylish and long-lasting, making them a fantastic vegan gift for him.
Votch's elegant Aalto range elevates cruelty-free style to a whole new level. The nautical design combined with minimalist features creates the perfect timepiece for every occasion. Each watch has a 40mm case in a signature brushed finish that will arrive to you in its own eco-friendly pouch and box.
The straps on this Votch are created from Piñatex, an innovative and sustainable fabric created from pineapple leaf fibres. Piñatex is a by-product from the pineapple harvest and provides additional income for the farmers growing this wondrous fruit. No extra land, pesticides or fertilisers are used in the production of Piñatex, meaning their straps are not only good for animals but are sustainable and eco-friendly too.
Votch is also committed to reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill and helping to promote more sustainable fashion practices.
They have introduced their Take Back Give Back recycling programme, which is designed to encourage you to donate your unused or unwanted watch (of and brand and in any condition) to them, and they'll treat you with 15% of your next Votch purchase, just in time to buy that perfect vegan Xmas gift.
Choosing an aftershave for someone is pretty daunting as it's such a personal experience and choice - we all smell things differently. Adding to the concern that the fragrance you buy is vegan and in line with your eco-friendly values, it can be a nightmare.
Help is here in the form of Dolma's Aftershave Discovery Set. Dolma offers 100% vegan, cruelty-free fragrances containing no parabens, palm oil or phthalates.
Dolma is an independent British company with no parent company, so you can be completely reassured that they have no association with any organisation that conducts animal testing or uses animal-derived ingredients. They also aim to keep the packaging to an absolute minimum for fewer resources and less waste.
Their Aftershave Discovery Set contains 4 samples of their aftershaves and a £25 voucher to spend on any Dolma products, a perfect present for vegans in the UK.
Mr Masey's Essential Beard Kit
Mr Masey was established in 2014 with the idea of creating and handcrafting a collection of superior quality beard and moustache care products that are sustainable, vegan and cruelty-free, made with the highest quality, therapeutic grade ingredients.
Their essential’s beard kit is excellent for cleaning, nourishing and styling. It includes a handmade shampoo bar to keep his beard clean and fresh, an oil to soothe, nourish and hydrate the beard, and a tin of beard balm, an excellent sculpting product for the beard.
They also sell a big beard kit that includes two essential elements for a bushier beard: a beard wash and a beard conditioner. When big beards get dry, the skin beneath can become flaky, and soon enough, the condition of the beard deteriorates; this kit will keep the beard in top quality and incredibly soft.
Either kit would make a fantastic vegan present for him.
Our own ‘On The Go’ hamper is the perfect gift for someone who is always on the go! Be it travelling for work, weekend adventures or just journeys in the car, it’s great always to have these items to hand when you’re out and about.
Perfect for any eco-conscious traveller, this ethically made hamper includes a reusable coffee cup that keeps both your cup warm and plastic at bay. There’s also travel cutlery set with a full-sized knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks and straw for meals on the go, and an organic cotton tote bag that will expand and adapt to whatever is placed inside it.
You can be sure our products have been sourced and created in a conscious way, creating a minimal social and environmental impact on their journey from raw materials to you.
And, if you’re looking for gorgeous, eco-friendly wrapping paper for any of the gifts you have bought, check out our range of beautiful gift wrapping too.
Wild & Stone’s mission is to create stylish, easy to adopt and usable alternatives to common plastic products around the home. We source all our products sustainably, from raw material to final delivery. Shop our wide range today.