I’m excited to share my Veggie Approved Holiday Gift Guide with you! While I love shopping, dealing with the crowded malls and parking lots between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be really stressful. Therefore if I don’t have the option to shop locally for friends and family, I prefer to stay in my pajamas and fuzzy slippers and order online.
To speed up this process, I’ve made this Veggie Approved Holiday Gift Guide so you can shop on everyone’s go-to website, Amazon, for all the perfect gifts! Whether you are looking for stocking stuffers or larger splurges, I’ve got you covered.
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And now, without further ado, I present to you my Veggie Approved Holiday Gift Guide!
Vegan Food Gifts: More Than 100 Inspired Recipes for Homemade Baked Goods, Preserves, and Other Edible Gifts Everyone Will Love
Do you prefer to make your own holiday presents? Then I think you’ll enjoy this incredible book by the talented Joni Marie Newman. Not only does it include recipes for creating homemade food gifts, it also has suggestions for packaging and making your own boxes. When you think about it, this is the perfect gift to give to yourself, but also makes a great present for someone else!
Have you heard about the latest must-have kitchen appliance? An air fryer is amazing for cooking food fast with little or no oil. I personally have this Phillips, but I’ve heard great things about all the brands.
This is a fun little appliance to make vegetable noodles in three different widths. Zucchini noodles (Zoodles) are especially popular, but you can also make noodles out of carrots, butternut squash, potatoes, apples, cucumbers…you get the idea. And it’s easy to clean, too. (In addition, look at all these Spiralizer cookbooks!
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W, Stainless Steel Cooking Pot and Exterior, Latest 3rd Generation Technology
That title is a mouthful, isn’t it? Basically the Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. It has so many functions it can replace your slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer. And this latest model even lets you make your own yogurt. It’s a real time saver in the kitchen, and it’s not dangerous like your grandmother’s old stove-top pressure cooker that could explode at anytime. I use my Instant Pot several times a week. I love it for cooking all types of grains and beans. Plus it’s fantastic for making soup, chili, and stew. I can’t recommend it enough!
If you ordered the Instant Pot above, but you’re not sure what to do with it, JL Fields has got you covered. Even if you don’t eat exclusively vegan, you will love the recipes in this book. From holiday roasts to chili to rice pudding, this book will make you a pressure cooking expert. (I also use The New Fast Food a lot for recipes and cooking times.)
I’m telling you, it never fails. Every summer I go to a cookout where guests are making s’mores, and every year I wish I had a set of these Marshmallow Roasting Sticks. You can also use them for hot dogs or anything else you want to roast over a campfire. In additional, I love that this set of eight comes with a storage bag. And speaking of marshmallows, Dandies Vegan Marshmallows are the best!
This thing that looks like a big potholder is actually the greatest thing I’ve found for keeping tortillas warm. Use it to heat your tortillas inside the warmer in the microwave (a handy timing guide is printed on the back). Or what I like to do is heat each tortilla in a skillet on the stove, then slip them into the warmer as each one is done. This insulated pouch keeps the tortillas warm for an hour! It’s perfect for all the taco lovers in your life.
I purchased this sampler of organic caramel corn last year to give as gifts, and it was such a hit, I had to order some for myself. You get three different delicious flavors, all organic, non-GMO, vegan, and soy-free, so unless the person you are buying for is allergic to corn, you should be covered. Give all three to one person, or divide them up and you get three gifts in one!
I bought this cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz when it was released a few years ago, and it’s still one of my favorites. I haven’t tried a single recipe I didn’t like. Moreover, the instructions are very easy to follow. In addition, almost all the recipes can be made quickly on weeknights. Buy it for others, or buy it for yourself and make delicious food for your loved ones! (Already have this book? Check out Isa’s other cookbooks, such as The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook or Vegan with a Vengeance.
I use my Lifefactory silicone-wrapped glass water bottle every day. I fill it with my morning smoothie to take on the go, then I wash it out and use it for water throughout the day. I’ve had mine for years and have dropped it outside on concrete more times than I can remember, and it’s still going strong. The caps are made of BPA/BPS-free and phthalate-free polypropylene (PP#5). Now Lifefactory has a holiday collection, including wine glasses! They also have good storage containers. I think I need some for taking my lunch to work!
Not only can you make brownies and cake from these mixes, but you can use these gluten-free mixes to make a whole variety of desserts. They are hands down the best mixes I’ve ever tried. And how cute is the packaging?
Photo by Julie’s Original
My friends and I are obsessed with Starbucks Oprah Chai Tea Lattes. But they are quite expensive. Instead give your Chai-loving friends and loved ones the tea that Starbucks uses so they can make their own beverages at home!
This incredible machine makes soft serve out of bananas and other frozen fruit. No need to feel guilty about eating dessert, and you’ll be amazed at how creamy the Yonanas makes fruit “ice cream”. Plus you can even add other ingredients like chocolate or Oreo cookies. Cookies ‘n’ Cream soft serve, anyone? I have the Elite model, and it’s easy to use and clean.
In my opinion, festive lip balm is always a great stocking stuffer. Crazy Rumors makes a huge variety of flavors. They smell fantastic and really work to keep your lips soft. I keep a tube or two in my purse and on my night stand. They are made with shea butter and are 100% natural, plus they are cruelty free and vegan, which is very important to me.
Still not finding what to give your loved ones on this Veggie Approved Holiday Gift Guide? There’s always an Amazon Gift Card!
I hope you find this Veggie Approved Holiday Gift Guide helpful. If you have any ideas for gifts I missed, please comment and let me know!
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