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Gorgeous cruelty-free gifts for vegan friends and family this holiday season

It is finally the season ‘to be jolly’- but is it really?

2020 has been a difficult year for most of us. Small business owners have been particularly impacted. As someone who started her small business in April this year, I know exactly how hard it has been. This guide is full of ideas for cruelty-free gifts for vegan friends and family.  These are all local Hong Kong brands that are working to make a difference. I do hope you can spread the holiday cheer by lending them your support.

With all of these gorgeous brands, you do not need to look elsewhere. Shop away and support “Home Kong”.

The guide contains gifts in 8 categories

1. Art to soothe your soul

Gifts for vegan family- Art

The Hong Kong colouring book by Ryan offers around 80 sketches on various Hong Kong Themes. This adult colouring book helps you express yourself by getting creative. Visit the website for more details https://www.hongkongcoloringbook.com/

Tangled by Reshma Rohra: Reshma Rohra is a self-taught artist. Her works are strongly inspired by elements of nature, ideas of existence and various themes of life. Her art depicts diverse forms of Mandalas and illustrations that weave a story. She believes that art is all about freedom and expression and while one should persistently work towards improving their skills, perfection should not be a limitation.  Imperfections carry their own beauty which is raw and striking. Visit her Instagram page @tangledbyreshmarohra to know more

2. Eco-Friendly Bags & Accessories

Gifts for vegan friends- Eco friendly bag

GnL Accessories is a Hong Kong based brand that designs and manufacturers cruelty-free, vegan hand bags that would make excellent gifts for vegan friends and family. These bags are not leather and not like leather. Each PETA approved bag is made from plant-based fabric (cork and teak leaf) and uses recycled plastic bottles as the inner lining. GnL works with PETA and One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every bag sold. To know more about these stylish and cruelty-free bags visit www.gnlaccessories.com

Re-Mask  offers reusable face masks. their masks are the sustainable alternative to disposable and non-recyclable masks. The products are 100% reusable and hand washable. Each mask has a grading of PM 2.5 filters that filters the air you breathe. Check out their cool designs here: www.re-masking.com

Cheeky Bags offers handmade tote bags, swim & wet bags, kids LEGO mats and much more. They boast that all their products are reusable, environmentally friendly, lightweight and washable. Know more about their cheeky designs: https://cheekybags.com

Bowtasia offers handmade and hand sewn hair bows and accessories including headbands, hair ties, hair accessory organisers and bow ties for boys. They also have other hair accessory organisers that are great Christmas gifts as they keep hair bows neat and tidy and all in one place. Here are more product details: https://www.facebook.com/BowtasiaHK

Elaahongkong boasts of statement headbands with colourful and unique designs. All products are handmade and are available in 9 different styles. Check out their products on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/elaahongkong

3. Cards & Stationery

Gifts for vegan friends- Cards and stationery

Paper-Rose offers colourful and creative greeting cards, stationery and gifts that are hand illustrated. Designs are printed and manufactured in an eco-conscious way. The company’s tag line is for you to “send your love, share your dreams” the paper-roses style. Materials use are 100% post-consumer recycled paper and 100% organic cotton. To pick your design and greeting click here:  https://www.facebook.com/paperrosesdesigns

Myr-made Myr-made is a local home decor shop that creates handmade name banners, Christmas stockings, felt wall Christmas trees, playmats and many more. They have all sorts of designs which you can personalize. Contact them here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Myr-made

852 Prints boasts of eco-friendly greeting cards (recycled FSC card + soy-based inks) and locally embroidered 100% cotton apparel. Founded by Krystal Tolani, 852 Prints made sure they only use biodegradable packaging and opt for local manufacturer where less waste is created, and only use natural or recycled apparel. Get in touch with them at hello@852prints.com to know more.    

Tiny Island Maps creates beautiful hand printed neighbourhood maps of different cities around the world. They ship internationally and all maps are silk screen printed by master craftsmen. Some maps include causeway bay, central, discovery bay, happy valley and a whole lot more. Their shop is located at Sheun Wan, HK and are open from 11-19 daily. To know more click here: https://www.facebook.com/tinyislandmaps

4. Home Décor that does not ‘cost’ the Earth

Gifts for vegan friends- Home Decor

Candle Up World is a small start-up business that carries vegan, organic & non-toxic Soy Candles which are poured in recycled glassware, ceramics & coconut shells. All products are great items for vegan gifts for vegan. One of their famous products is the coconut shell soy wax candle. The candle designs are not just organic but also elegant. Check them out here: www.facebook.com/candleup

Keren’s Garden is a vegan owned Online Plant Shop. They offer specialized direct deliveries to any location in Hong Kong. They pride themselves in providing beautiful and healthy plants. Keren, the founder, has developed a passion for plants and design since childhood. Her philosophy is to improve overall wellbeing and contribute to better, calmer, cleaner and healthier lifestyle. To know what plants, they have visit: https://kerensgarden.com/

Sundara Collections: Sundara means beautiful in Sanskrit. That is the mantra of this shop. You can choose from carefully curated eco-friendly collections of plastic free, sustainable, ethically produced goods - the natural choice for your home, family and friends! They offer home decor, women’s clothing and others. One featured product they have is a rice husk lunchbox. To know more visit  https://www.facebook.com/sundaracollections

The Candle Man HK sells great gifts for vegan friends and family. The candles are all natural and handmade imported directly from Tuscany, Italy. They have both outdoor and indoor candles. Candles can last up to 12 hours. To check out their candles click here: https://www.facebook.com/TheCandlemanHK

Noaah Home is a shop that creates beautiful cushions that are eco-friendly. Their Earth-friendly cushions help reduce landfill from textile waste! Cushions are premium up-cycled. They source beautiful ‘deadstock’, surplus and end of the line fabric and shape them into beautiful premium and limited-edition items than are great items for your favourite spaces. Check out more designs here: www.noaahhome.com

Anvi Candles is a store that sells handmade 100 % Soy wax candles infused with Sage, Palo Santo, Himalayan pink sea salts, Pure Essential oils and Magical charged crystals to purify your home while surrounding your space with positive energy. They say that if you light this candle, you can dispel any negativity and set new intentions. Each 12oz. candle has been blessed to spread light and love. To know more, click here: https://www.facebook.com/anvicandles

Bamboa Home offers sustainable and stylish products which are 100% made from bamboo. The company was launched in 2008 by Julia Washbourne. They constantly provided attractive, useful home and lifestyle products from bamboo ever since. Products range from bamboo bed sheets, towels, t-shirts, sunglasses and homewares. www.bamboahome.com 

Teresa's Turkish Towels sell bold, beautiful and colourful 100% cotton towels. The Turkish designs in the towels are made by hand. The tassels cannot be made by machine and that is why it is individually plated and rolled. Currently they are selling their towels on fairs and in their website. Check out these Turkish designed towels which are perfect gifts for vegan friends and family https://hkturkish.com/

Ankyra Home is a authentic Turkish Bazar that brings the taste and class of Turkish style right in your living room. They have a range of products that can pretty much cover many parts of the home giving it a Turkish ambiance. They have products from tea sets, hand crafted bowls, handmade lamps, vases, coasters, handmade jewellery and even natural soap bars. Check out what Ankyra Home products you might want here: https://ankyrahome.com/

5.   Vegan & Organic Wines

Gifts for vegan friends- Vegan Wine

Sai Kung Booze by the Box has an extensive range of vegan wines. So, if you are throwing a party and need wine, check out their store at 52 See Cheung Street, Hong Kong, Hong Kong or check out their website https://boozebythebox.com.hk/

6.   Jewellery with a purpose

Gifts for vegan friends- Jewellery

Urban Jungle Jewellery creates quality and affordable made-to-order bracelets for men and women.  They also sell necklaces, earrings and fun accessories like wine charms, key rings, among others. They give 5% of every purchase donated to charity. Each piece is custom made with designs of your choice so check out their products for personalized gifts for vegan ideas here: www.urbanjunglejewellery.com

Spoil Me Jewellery features a collection of Jewelleries made of plants with 24K plated gold. The designs have been inspired by living on Lantau Island in Hong Kong which is exuberantly unique, chic, desirable and elegant. Spoil Me Jewellery is part of Lantau Ren Collection which offers other products aside from jewellery. Know more about Lantau Ren and Spoil Me Jewellery here: https://lantauren.com/collections/spoil-me-jewellry-collection

Petit Bout de Chou sells handmade jewellery and zero waste accessories. It is part of Etsy, a global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It is a home for extraordinary items that are uniquely handcrafted. Some products of Petit Bout de Chou include Caribbean Sea, boho chich miyuki, Hong Kong theme baby milestone cards. Check out their products here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/petitboutdechouhk

My Happy Sunflower offers custom-designed jewellery with a fingerprint, handprint or footprint of your kid or a loved one. Every piece is unique and lovingly created that captures a moment and makes it into a jewellery that lasts more than a lifetime. This is a wonderful gift for vegans. Personalize your gift now. Check out what they offer here: https://www.facebook.com/MyHappySunflower

Simon Robin Products  sell Hong Kong skyline necklaces. These are one-of-a-kind necklaces that shows your appreciation of Hong Kong. The founder, Simon Robin, is a French architect that fell in love with Hong Kong. He said “Hong Kong is ugly but I am totally under her spell”. With this in mind, he designs a unique representation of HK in his jewellery. Know more about his products: https://simonrobinproducts.com/

7. Cruelty-Free Beauty and Skin Care

Gift for vegan friends- cruelty-free skin cares

Coconut Matter  offers sustainable beauty products that range from handcrafted cosmetics and personal care product - all of which are based on the health benefits of coconuts and our passion for making a difference. Founded in 2015, their products are simple and precise. Among them include wild virgin coconut oil, mood natural deodorant, natural moisturizing lipstick and a whole lot more. Find out more:  www.coconutmatter.com.

Big Island Bars sells zero-waste shampoo and conditioner bars which are locally handmade on Lantau, HK. Their bars are plastic free and eco-friendly. Some best sellers include lemon conditioner bar and cocoa and orange shampoo bar. Check out more of their products: https://www.facebook.com/bigislandbars

Dermis X MYŌTH boasts of herbal and vibrational healing match to your skin profile with resonant plant extracts. Their products are waste-free, exquisite vessels + customizable blends for daily face, body, and hair rituals. They strive to go waste free even with their packaging solutions that does not compromise aesthetic and meaningful user experience. https://www.worldofmyoth.com/

The Organic Store focuses on delivering affordable, organic and natural skincare products from Europe available in Hong Kong. Their products are cruelty free, natural, and affordable. Best sellers as gifts for vegan friends and family include vegan nail polish, glowing hydration and satin naturel organic. Visit their store: www.organicstore.hk

Bubbles and Spells sell handmade bath products. All these products are handmade, SLS, Parabens and Sulphate free. Their cold process artisan soaps are 100% vegan and palm oil free. Packaging is also eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Check out their vibrantly designed soaps here: https://www.facebook.com/bubblesandspells

Kayla Layla Handmade sells natural, vegan friendly and cruelty-free soaps, cosmetics and candles. All products are parabens free, have no artificial colours and no petrolatum. To know more, visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kaylalaylahandmade

Aromonix uses plant-based natural ingredients for their skin care products. These are great gifts for vegan who want to make sure they only use 100% natural products with no chemicals, no preservatives and no additives. www.aromonix.com

RE-Vityl is a store that was put up because of a shared passion for wellness, mind-body connection, female empowerment and a quest for genuine relaxation. Rashia Bell and Bravic Millereau co-founded the store that aims to share their wellness products to everyone. Their best sellers include sleep and skin set, re.lax silk pillow pad, organic rosemary essential oil to name a few. Their products are all organic, cruelty free and sustainably sourced. www.re-vityl.com

Native Essentials sells 100% natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare. They use 90 botanical ingredients that are said to transform skin naturally. They combine bioactive ingredients that offer high performance and vibrant plant-based skincare. They promote a simplified skincare routine by not layering too many products and lengthy beauty routines, instead simple straightforward products for the skin. To know more click here: www.nativessentials.com

Inner Temple - Healing Oils is an online store that sells amazing products from head to toe that are all great gifts for vegan. All products are 100% cruelty free and vegan approved. Their products are engineered naturally that combine ancient Ayurveda and modern aromatherapy. Best sellers include Roe Royale and Joint Therapy. Here are their other products:  https://www.facebook.com/InnerTempleHealing

Siberia Botanica is an eco-shop in Hong Kong. They have handmade natural soap bars and beauty products from Siberia. It is cruelty-free and plastic-free and the founder wishes to encourage people to use less plastic and live more sustainably. They also donate a percentage of their revenue to an animal welfare charity in Siberia. Please visit Siberiabotanica.com to know more.

Cinnamon World's mantra is “Love your life, Love yourself, Love your body”. This has dedicated them to finding products which promote wellness of the self. They have created handmade soaps, body and face masks, handcrafted candles, and other accessories and gift items. Their best sellers include mixed bath salts, turmeric and Beetroot mask among others. www.cinnamonworldwide.com

Jenny Daswani is a make-up artist born and raised in Hong Kong. Her interest in fashion has started her to create a blog which eventually became her fuel for fashion. She sells cruelty free and vegan make-up and offers virtual makeup classes. To know more about her, visit https://www.jennydaswani.com/shop

8. Sustainable Products for Babies & Toddlers

gifts for vegan babies and toddlers

BabyChinos offers quality discounted, pre-loved high street and designer children's clothes.  Their clothes offer great value and prompt Delivery. They also check every item to ensure it is in good condition. https://babychinos.co/

Lil' Souls is a PETA approved vegan brand,  Lil’Souls create beautiful handmade clothes and vegan shoes. The brand supports Water.org, a charity founded by Matt Damon and Gary White to empower children and families with water. https://lilsouls.com/

The Wee Bean features organic blankets, swaddles and more. All of their organic essentials are hypoallergenic, breathable, and gentle for babies’ sensitive skin. Their mission is to create environmentally sustainable products that balance fun and functionality, being both kind to your baby and kind to our Earth. Shop for organic products here: https://www.theweebean.com/

Cotton Pigs offers organic cotton and handpicked prints for kids. The material is made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic cotton. The organic cotton can help prevent skin irritation. The designs are meant to be reversible. Founded by Stephanie, the clothes are ethical and stylish at the same time. https://www.cottonpigs.com/

Pepper & Mint Boutique offers beautifully handcrafted mini shoes, snuggle blankets, gift sets, and milestone blankets. Their products are ethically made and created by home-based crafters. Pepper & Mint also supports a charity-based organization in the Philippines. Check out their products: https://www.pepperandmintboutique.com/

Little Bean's Toy Chest provides handmade playable books for children aged 0-6 with unique designs and exceptional quality. The books are excellent for practicing fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, imagination and creativity. Each book can be personalised and are washable when they get stained and dirty. To personalize your kids book, visit their site: https://www.littlebeanstoychest.com/

Boom Boom Bumz offers reusable diapers. The brand is passionate about the environment and reducing waste as well as providing economic benefits. They offer plenty of prints and colours available for your baby’s bumz. Their designs are modern and cute! To know more check out their website: https://www.boomboombumz.com/

The Paper Crane Co offer sustainable kids wear that fits kids from one to five years old. They use 100% GOTS organic cotton and also reusable bags for packaging. The aim of the company is to provide children with timeless essential clothing that can be used for a long time and even handed down to future siblings. To know more visit: https://www.thepapercraneco.com/

Ben and Ellie Baby is a HK based brand with luxury Vegan nappy wallets which make a great gift for mums and babies. They boast of their products as both functional and stylish. To know about their different products, click here: https://benandelliebaby.com

Mulglee is a slow fashion label that gives attention to detail. Their shop offers beautifully handmade dresses for princesses. Stocks are minimal so if chosen design is in stock, better add to cart. Otherwise it takes 1-2 weeks to complete an order and shipped out. https://mulglee.com/

Beyond Concepts is a baby gifts and boutique shop with products designed by Michelle Chan’s professional team. Their store offers love gift sets, pregnancy journals, baby journal albums, toddler milestone cards and a whole lot more products beyond concepts. To know more visit their site: https://www.beyondconcepts.com.hk/

PEKES uses pre-loved, quality toys to make kits encouraging reusing, recycling and donating to kids around the world. It offers a subscription service where you can receive a different kit of 8-10 units including toys, books, games and puzzles, at your doorstep, and age relevant on a monthly basis. Their vision is “Zero Toys To Landfill”. Visit their website https://www.pekesbags.com/ to know more

 

These are just some gift ideas you might want to consider especially as we approach the holiday seasons or just any special occasion. These shops mentioned above are cruelty-free and eco-friendly. They can be perfect gifts for vegans. Support local entrepreneurs not just because these are the hard times for start-up companies but because these local start-ups are doing a step forward a better and sustainable tomorrow today. Click one of the links above, visit a shop and do your part in making a better world for all of us. 

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