Vegan Gift Guide for 2015

Gift ideas that are sure to delight without hurting animals.

With the holidays coming up, here’s our collection of great vegan gifts, including the very best cookbooks published in 2015.

Vegan Cookbooks

Here are our top picks of this year’s best titles:

Want to see other cookbook ideas? Check out our page devoted to the finest recent vegan cookbooks.

Health & Animal Advocacy Books

  • Bleating Hearts. Mark Hawthorne’s book documents the hidden world of animal exploitation in at farms, zoos, and laboratories. No other book has done such a comprehensive job of documenting the range of abuses inflicted onto animals. A must-read for every animal advocate.
  • Vegan for Life. Probably the best and most authoritative text for people wanting to eat healthfully on a vegan diet.
  • Vegan for Her. By the coauthor of Vegan For Life. The definitive book on vegan nutrition for women.

For more vegan book ideas, check out our books page.

Kitchen Appliances

Going vegan means increasing the diversity of plant-based foods you eat, and there are several appliances that will open the door to all sorts of new vegan food choices. Here are our top picks:

  • Blendtec Designer Series Blender with WildSide Jar. A Blendtec might be the single most useful high-end kitchen appliance in existence. Blendtec enable you to make a variety of extraordinarily healthful foods that a regular blender wouldn’t have the power to properly process. This unit comes with a terrific book featuring 230 recipes that’ll have you making incredible food in no time.
  • Juicers: Juice is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, and a home juicer can dramatically improve your day-to-day diet. For a high-end gift, it’s hard to beat the Omega J8006 Juicer, with a powerful low-speed motor. It’s one of the few juicers that can process wheat grass. You also buy a budget juicer that works surprisingly well; consider this Black & Decker unit that comes in at around $30 shipped.
  • Aroma 8-Cup Digital Rice Cooker. Until recently, rice cookers were divided into two categories: barely adequate super cheap models, and overpriced but superb digital models. This $30 Aroma unit comes equipped with the fancy features of hundred dollar models, at a fraction of the price. Best of all, it lets you steam your veggies while simultaneously cooking your rice to perfection.
  • Food Processors: Nothing can cut your food preparation time like a food processor, which can whiz through big chopping tasks in seconds. We recommend the Cuisinart DLC-10S, which is a high-end and universally acclaimed model. Minimalist low-cost food choppers are likewise incredibly useful. They’re perfect for small jobs since cleanup takes only seconds, and they take up practically no counter space. We think the best unit on the market is the Proctor Silex Food Chopper.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out our kitchenware page for more great ideas.

Stocking Stuffers

Here’s a collection of ideas for small gifts that are certain to be appreciated.