Christmas 2020 is coming and odds are you have a vegan friend or two on your list. You can’t go wrong with these 10 vegan friendly gifts any man will love.
Each piece was selected for its outstanding impact and function, and of course a vegan friendly pat on the back. Now you have a guide for some mindful buying and no excuse for any last minute purchasing regrets.
If ethical and sustainable are on your gift list you can check those boxes too because all of these brands are Eco-Stylist approved. While this list is focused on men’s gifts, we threw a few unisex options in there for you too.
1. Worn Wear® ReCrafted Tee | Patagonia
Everyone wears t-shirts. Well, everyone who loves comfort.
This vibrant option is made with reclaimed post-consumer fabrics; a fancy way of saying fabric destined for the landfill. Each shirt is a blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester patches from old Patagonia tees.
These t-shirts are a lot of fun since they’re constructed from fabric scraps, making each one completely unique. Made by hand with love in California, these t-shirts tell stories.
Shop | $57
2. Organic Cotton Boxers | Pact
These days, it’s trending to make your clothes last. (We saw you showing off your 7-year-old jacket at that party last weekend, Bob, and you were lookin’ fine).
However, it’s so not cool when it comes to your underwear. Here’s a conscious undergarment he’ll certainly love.
Pact’s boxers are not only soft and comfortable but also made with GOTS certified organic cotton, made in Fair Trade factories, save 15.8 gallons of water, and completely vegan friendly.
Shop | $12
3. Ankle Socks | Arvin Goods
Nothing softens your footprint like a pair of these ankle socks. Made with a blend of upcycled cotton & recycled polyester Arvin Goods is innovating in crafting high quality basics in the most sustainable way.
What’s the impact? Every 1kg of recycled cotton prevents 20kg of CO2 emissions and saves over 15,000 liters of water.
Shop | $12
4. Minimalist Sneakers | Po-Zu
Black sneakers are an incredibly versatile piece that can be paired with blazers and hoodies alike. This vegan friendly option is made from apple skin leather that utilizes apple waste in this OEKO-TEX certified Eco Microfibre.
Ethically made in Portugal, what’s not to love about these shoes?
Shop | $132.71
5. Tapered Chinos | Kotn
What can you pair with both tees and button-ups, dressing up or down effortlessly per the occasion? A solid pair of chinos.
Kotn’s chinos are not just any chinos. They’re ethically made in Egypt using direct-trade practices from Egyptian cotton and the dyes are OEKO-TEX® non-toxic certified. Cool story for some nice pants.
Shop | $82
6. Water-Less Beanie | Outerknown
Beanies are a fall and winter must-have. This one is made of 100% organic cotton and uses 98% less water compared to traditional dying.
Outerknown’s beanie is a great unisex option perfect for anyone on your gift list.
Shop | $48
7. Underground 2.0 Shirt | Vustra
Add some color to his life with this handsome shirt by Vustra. Vibrant color isn’t the only reason the Underground 2.0 stands out; it’s also made with 100% organic cotton and in factories that treat people fairly.
Designed to look great tucked or untucked, he’ll be ready for any occasion. Use coupon code ECOSTYLIST for 30% off.
8. Stand Up Duffel Bag | Patagonia
Help your loved ones travel in style with the 42L stand up duffel bag. Sustainably made with a 85% organic cotton canvas and ethically made in Vietnam.
Patagonia is a sustainability leader in the fashion industry. They are members of B Corp, 1% for the Planet, and founding member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
Shop | $199
9. Onyx Water Bottle | S’well
Here’s a dark and earthy gift option with a touch of sophistication. It’s a pretty damn good water bottle too.
S’well’s bottles keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. It’s BPA free, durable, and also available in a tumbler!
Shop | $35
10. Cutlery Set | Mizu
Sustainable living is way easier when you have the right tools. The cutlery set by Mizu includes a stainless steel fork, spoon, knife, chopsticks, and straw with a silicone tip, all of which fit in a slick black pouch. Everything is BPA free and like us, Mizu is a member of 1% for the Planet.
Anyone on your gift list (including yourself) would appreciate the quality and design of this set. Your gift recipient will feel good each time they use this beautiful set and simultaneously conserve resources.
Don’t overlook practical utility. These are the kind of gifts that are truly sustainable and do give you that edge to wiggle into the minds of those who use your gift every day. It makes their life easier and you score some brownie points.
Shop | $18
Behind the Scenes
“Sustainable” gets thrown around a lot these days. In contrast to all the clickbait big media articles, at Eco-Stylist we only say sustainable when we really mean it.
Before recommending any brand to you, we research them utilizing Remake’s sustainable brand criteria. This holistic approach helps us ask all the tough questions while being completely transparent about our research process.
At Eco-Stylist it isn’t sustainable if it’s not also ethically made.
What’s Left on Your List?
Navigating the holidays can be tricky. Especially when you’re trying to keep your list ethical, sustainable, and vegan friendly.
The best option is to buy mindfully and in advance, and we hope this list of vegan options can assist you in alleviating those obstacles and stress.
For more gift ideas check out:
- 12 Ethical Christmas Gifts for Men Under $100
- 10 Ethical Holiday Gifts for Her Under $50
- 15 Unisex Gift Ideas
- Give the gift of personal style (gift certificates ranging from $75-$500)
What’s been your biggest challenge when it comes to making a positive impact during the holiday season? Ask us some questions below!
Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist, the go-to source for ethical clothing. He’s also an international speaker on sustainable fashion and a sustainable personal stylist. Garik loves coffee, climbing, and clothes.