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Vegan Valentines Gifts That Aren’t Just Chocolate

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Wondering what to get your vegan significant other this Valentines Day?

We got you covered!

Keep reading to discover why you might not want to buy any flowers and discover clever valentines gifts that aren’t just chocolate covered (although, we spill our favorites too)!

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What Makes Vegan Valentines Gits “Vegan”

Your loved one will appreciate that you took the time to learn about their lifestyle. So make sure you take notes on what you should avoid for your vegan gift box.

Here’s the gist: Vegan’s avoid all products that involve animal exploitation.

While most of us automatically think about diet, its important to understand that veganism is a lifestyle. So vegans also avoid products and activities that may misuse animals.

Lets take a look at some examples of things outside of diet that vegans avoid: (FYI: This is by no means a comprehensive list):

  • Leather
  • Fur
  • Down Feathers
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Beeswax
  • Lanolin
  • Collagen
  • Zoos
  • Circuses
  • Aquariums
  • Trophy Hunting

If you want to learn more about what vegans avoid eating, check out our post about Grocery Shopping as a Vegan.

Classic Vegan Valentines Gifts

Flowers

Picture of Flowers In a Vase

Flowers are one classic Valentines Day gift. But did you know that some vegans may avoid certain flowers?

That’s right! Environmentally conscious vegans may avoid cut flowers in part due to the their high water use. Also, cut flowers in the US may be imported from areas that don’t pay their workers a fair wage.

To learn more about the flower industry, check out this article from ideas.TED.com. Their post also provide tips for buying flowers that you may find useful.

Or, you could just skip the flowers and check out some other neat gift ideas below (some with free shipping)!

Chocolate

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Chocolate is one of the most popular Valentines gifts you can buy! But how do you know which ones are are vegan?

Is it possible to find chocolate truffles without animal derived ingredients?

What about vegans who are concerned about ethical cocoa sourcing?

If these are questions you have when shopping vegan chocolate, find the answers and more in our post The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Chocolate.

Looking for other vegan chocolate ideas? Check out our post: Vegan Chocolate Christmas 2021. Don’t be fooled by the title! The chocolate ideas are still relevant in the yummy department, and make great Valentines Day treats!

We think that Beyond Good’s chocolate is very tasty and more ethically sourced! Here’s one of our favorites with bits of (vegan!) caramel notes (affiliate link*):

Candy (Non Chocolate)

Vegans avoid candy that contains animal products or byproducts such as (FYI: not a comprehensive list):

  • Honey
  • Gelatin
  • Milk/milk byproducts (ie: whey, butter fat, lactose, etc).
  • Carmine

However, did you know that there are lots of accidentally vegan candies?

Find a list here.

But before you go out and buy lots of Red Vines for your SO, try to find a way to nonchalantly ask your vegan valentine if he/she/they have an issue with non organic refined sugar.

Why? Because most candy has refined sugar, and some vegans are concerned about the filtering process that most sugar goes through (involves bone char). You can learn more about this potential concern in our post: Is Oatmeal Vegan?

Other Vegan Valentines Gifts

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Need some more Valentines Day gift ideas ideas for your favorite vegan this year? Try to think outside of the Etsy essential oils and bath bombs.

Here are some unique, useful, and sometimes free ideas to ponder:

  • Vegan Spa Kit
  • Couples Massage
  • Vegan Grooming Set
  • Vegan Beauty Products
  • A Stroll Through a Park, Arboretum, etc.
  • Dinner without Phones
  • A Classic Vegan Faux Leather Wallet (affiliate link*):
  • Vegan Handbag make with Vegan Leather (aka: fake leather)
  • Homemade Vegan Goodies (ie: vegan heart shaped cookies, cupcakes, bars, vegan chocolate covered fruits, etc)
  • Make Vegan Recipes Together
  • Gift cards to Favorite Restaurants with Vegan Food
  • Vegan Clothing
  • Indoor Herb Starter Kit
  • A Personalized Vegan Box (to feature food, clothing, stationary, etc.)
  • A Subscription to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.
  • Your Undivided Attention
  • A Funny Reusable Vegan Grocery Shopping Bag
  • A Vegan Cookbook
  • A Poem, Story, or Song You Wrote
  • Cookware
  • A High Powered Blender Here’s the one I love and use often for making tasty sauces, soups, smoothies, and more!
    The Ninja HB 152 (affiliate link*):

Anything I missed regarding Valentines Day vegan gifts? Do good Valentines Day gifts really need a large price tag? What are you filling your boxes with? We love hearing what you have to say so leave a comment below!

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