2020 Vegan Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

I’ve put together the ultimate vegan and cruelty-free gift guide so you can make the holidays merry and bright for everyone on your shopping list! This year’s guide is all about treating yourself and your loved ones to something special (we deserve it!).

Here’s to a happy and healthy holiday season!

Let’s jump right in!

MERSI Ruby Cross-Body

Look at this stunner! The Ruby Cross-Body from MERSI adds style and a pop of color to any outfit! It’s made of the highest quality vegan leather and is the perfect gift for the conscious fashionista on your holiday shopping list!

Fyve 5 Ingredient Skincare

Give the gift of amazing skin! Fyve’s Facial Cleansing Oil, Hydrating Face Oil, and Bamboo Clay Mask gently cleanses, hydrates, and purifies with just five natural ingredients for glowing skin all year round! Read my full review and learn more about the brand in my Ethical Business Spotlight series!

FINE & RAW Chocolate Truffles

Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift, a stocking stuffer, or just want a delicious box of artisanal chocolates for yourself, you can’t beat FINE & RAW Chocolate’s Truffle Gift Set! These adorable boxes include eight handcrafted truffles that are coated in 70% dark chocolate (coconut sugar based), and include flavors such as classic bonbon, hazelnut, sea salt, and a selection of the chocolatier’s choice.

Makes Scents Natural Spa Line Body Butter and Scrub

Colder weather means everyone’s skin needs a little more moisture and TLC. Make Scents Natural Spa Line’s Oatmeal & Vanilla Body Butter features a super hydrating formula made with organic sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. The sweet, comforting scent of vanilla and oatmeal is the ultimate holiday treat! Pair it with the Dulce de Leche Body Scrub that’s made with organic sugar for a gentle yet effective exfoliation to reveal healthy, hydrated skin all season long!

Looking for something for the guy in your life? Try out the Burly Men’s Line!

Grow Fragrance Plant-Based Candle

Grow Fragrance recently launched the first certified 100% plant-based candle! The Ginger Pumpkin scent features a festive blend of fresh ginger, toasted pumpkin, fall spices & a touch of vanilla bean. This highly-fragranced candle is made with soy and coconut oil and is designed to fill large spaces with holiday cheer!

My Favorite Indulgence World-Class Granola

My Favorite Indulgence‘s decadent granolas are a satisfying and delicious meal or snack! If you’re ready to discover the best granola around, try the Chocolate Mocha, Pumpkin-Spiced, Granola with Nuts, and Nut-Free Granola flavors! Then, pour yourself a bowl and be merry!

Hempfield Botanicals Topical CBD

Why not treat yourself or loved ones to some high-quality wellness products? Hempfield Botanicals Topical CBD Sample Pack includes a Massage Oil, Muscle Recovery, CBD Salve, and CBD Lip Balm to ease the stress of the holidays. Give this gift to say you care!

Daily Crunch Snacks

Daily Crunch Snacks sprouted almonds are the perfect stocking stuffer and guilt-free treat! Soaking almonds boosts their nutritional value while enhancing their crunch! There’s a wide variety of flavors to choose from, so there’s something for everyone including Coffee-Soaked Sprouted Almonds for java enthusiasts! Check out my review of these mouthwatering sprouted almonds!

Apothepurity Aromatherapy Roll-ons

Everyone needs a little self-care time! Apothepurity‘s aromatherapy roll-ons are a quick and convenient way to feel better in no time! The Breathe with Ease Aromatherapy Roll-on is crafted with organic peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and lemon oils to help you say goodbye to congestion! The Need My Beauty Sleep Aromatherapy Roll-on includes organic clary sage, frankincense, sandalwood, and ylang ylang so you can peacefully doze off and dream! Use code VTH20 for 20% off!

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook

The Friendly Vegan Cookbook, created by Michelle Cehn, founder of World of Vegan and Toni Okamoto, author of Plant-based on a Budget, features mouthwatering pastas, cookies, soups, sandwiches, and much more! Anyone who wants to master creating delicious vegan entrées, snacks, and desserts is sure to love this cookbook!

Threepaws Gourmet Organic Vegan Dog Treats

Don’t forget a gift for the doggos! Threepaws Gourmet offers healthy, plant-based treats your dogs will drool over! With fun flavors like Coconut Bacon and Strawberry Coconut Cream Bones, you can expect some extra tail wags and cuddles as a “thank you” this holiday season! Learn more about the company in my Ethical Business Spotlight!

Green Apple Active

Looking cute while doing yoga, enjoying time out with friends, or just lounging at home is easy with Green Apple Active! The Mya Essential Leggings, Mya Utility Leggings, and 18″ New Gia Crop Cami with Bamboo Support Bra are made with organic cotton and bamboo! They use anti-microbial, UV resistant, and biodegradable materials to make super high-quality, stylish, and sustainable activewear! How cool is that?!

EVOLVh Healthy Color Trio

EVOLVh’s Healthy Color Trio is a haircare lovers dream! Made from clean, plant-based ingredients, this set includes full-sized bottles of the SmartColor Color Protecting Shampoo and Conditioner (2019 Glamour Magazine Beauty Award Winner for Best Conditioner in the Clean/Plant Based Category) and SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner (my personal fav!). There’s a Healthy Hair Trio for every hair concern, so no matter who you’re shopping for, you can make sure they have healthy, beautiful hair!

ADORAtherapy Chakra Boost and Room Boost

The holidays are all about joy and love! ADORAtherapy‘s Joy Chakra Spice Roll On Perfume Oil is formulated with organic ingredients to activate your heart chakra with top notes of rose, gardenia, and jasmine. The Passion Room Boost Spray will fill your home with love with sweet, earthy notes of patchouli, sandalwood, and jasmine.

Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Not sure what to get the person who has everything? Make a donation in their name to Heartland Farm Sanctuary! This amazing sanctuary’s mission is to inspire compassion for all beings by offering a safe, welcoming space where people and farm animals come together to experience growth, healing and connection. They provide high-quality, specialized care to nearly 100 rescued farm animals, offer inclusive humane education programs for learners of all ages, and provide experiential therapy to ensure the Heartland community is accessible for everyone.

Make a donation to help care for Maxwell the pig, Daisy the cow, Jemma the rescued turkey, and many more!

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Head on over to Instagram for a chance to win all of the fabulous products in this guide! (Giveaway launches on 11/15 at 12pm ET)

Happy Holidays, everyone!

V-Dog Wiggle Biscuits Review – Vegan Treats Your Dog Will Love!

Company: V-Dog

Product: Wiggle Biscuits

Reviews:

Dogs can thrive on a vegan diet just like humans can! V-Dog makes high-quality plant-based dog food and treats that will make your dog’s tastebuds happy… and you can feel good about giving your dog with a good, clean diet.

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These Wiggle Biscuits are absolutely adorable! They’re small, crunchy heart-shaped treats that contain all natural ingredients that are great for your little fur baby!

Peanut butter provides protein, fiber and biotin, and flaxseed provides omega-3s, vitamin E and is an anti-inflammatory. Banana packs these little biscuits with potassium and electrolytes and coconut oil helps your dog’s skin stay healthy and adds Vitamin K and choline!

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Right out of the bag, you can smell the cinnamon which really helps to reduce stinky dog breath! You can’t get all of these benefits in an everyday dog treat! These are truly special and your dog deserves the best!

The Bottom Line

I have been a huge fan of V-Dog for awhile now. If you haven’t already, check out my review of their Kinder Kibble and Breathbones (the green bones pictured above).

Our dogs are part of the family and deserve to have tasty treats that not only taste great, but helps then live healthier lives. My dogs go crazy over these treats… so crazy that I couldn’t get a good picture this time around!  I highly recommend V-Dog treats and look forward to hearing how much your dog loves them too!

V-Dog Kinder Kibble and Breathbones Review

Company: v-Dog Vegan Dog Food and Healthy Dog Treats

Products: V-Dog Kinder Kibble Mini Bites – 4.5 lbs –  $19.99 USD

V-Dog Breathbone Minis – $11.99 USD

Review:

Did you know that dogs, just like humans, can thrive on a plant-based diet?! I have been wanting to order the V-dog vegan dog food for awhile now, and am so happy that the company sent a bag of their Kinder Kibble Mini Bites and Breathbones for my little pups to try out!

The Kinder Kibble is packed with protein and vitamins to keep your dog happy, healthy, and energetic! Take a look at the ingredients below:

OUR “ANIMAL-FREE” INGREDIENTS
Dried Peas, Pea Protein, Brown Rice, Oatmeal, Potato Protein, Sorghum, Canola Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols) , Natural Flavor, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Brewers Dried Yeast, Dicalcium Phosphate, Flaxseeds, Millet, Calcium Carbonate, Lentils, Peanut Hearts, Quinoa, Sunflower Chips, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dried Carrots, Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Iodate), Dl-methionine, Dried Parsley, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Niacin Supplement, D-calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D2 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hyrdochloride, Biotin, Folic Acid), L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (A Source Of Vitamin C), Preserved with Citric Acid, Preserved with mixed Tocopherols, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Celery, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Dried Lettuce, L-carnitine, Dried Watercress, Dried Spinach, Rosemary Extract. Store In A Cool, Dry Place.

As you can see, this kibble provides all of the protein, vitamins, and minerals that your dog needs!

So… it is healthy, but how did my dogs like it? 

My dogs, Bubbles and Minnie, get very little people food, so when they get a new dog food or treat, they get veryexcited. I tried to get them to pose like little dog food models to get the perfect picture, but I think the “bloopers” are pretty hilarious! (See end of post)

Both of my dogs are pretty energetic, but I did actually notice an increase in energy after they had been eating the Kinder Kibble for 4-5 days. Whenever you switch dog food, it is common that your dogs may have some digestion issues until they get used to the new food. Both of my dogs adjusted to the new food within a day or two, which is awesome! The kibble is very tiny, which makes it easy for my little pups to eat!

The Breathbone Minis were a HUGE hit! I have a very difficult time brushing my little guys’ teeth, so needless to say, their breath is a little stinky. After devouring these bones, I did notice that their breath was fresher! Take a look at the 100% plant-based ingredients:

Brown Rice Flour, Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Tapioca Starch, Sweet Potatoes, Carrageenan, Pumpkin, Carrots, Calcium Carbonate, Natural Pumpkin Flavor, Cinnamon, Chia Seed, Broccoli, Parsley, Spinach, Fat Product (Natural Source of DHA from Algae), Alfalfa.

The Bottom Line

V-Dog Kinder Kibble and Breathbones are exceptional products that your dogs will LOVE! Just like with humans, vegan diets can greatly improve the health of your pooches. I noticed that my dogs were more energetic and had no issues eating this food whatsoever.

It makes me feel like a great puppy-parent knowing that I am giving my dogs food that will make them healthier. There is no need for them to eat processed dog foods that contain meat by-products and whatever else commercial dog food has in it.

V-Dog is a wonderful company that makes 100% plant-based, cruelty-free products that will enhance your dog’s life! I highly recommend the Kinder Kibble and Breathbones!

Thank you, V-Dog, for sending me these products for my dogs to try out!