Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzza are just around the corner. Here are some great gift ideas for the vegan in your life! If you are vegan, you can use this list to give your relatives and friends some hints so you don't end up with another ugly wool sweater!
Many vegans (myself included) love books, especially books on veganism and animal rights. Cookbooks are really great, especially for new vegans. Many vegans are also eco-friendly, so try to find a gently used version of the book, preferably from a local bookseller.
Another great gift idea would be a 100% cotton t-shirt with a vegan message on it. You can find lots of vegan t-shirt designs at online stores such as Herbivore Clothing Company, Etsy, Cafepress, and Zazzle . If you are the crafty type, you can give your gift a personal touch by making the shirt yourself with iron-on letters or fabric paint.
Subscriptions to magazines such as Vegetarian Times, VegNews, All Animals, and the Sanctuary are good options.
We vegans LOVE stylish, cruelty free shoes! The good news is that vegan shoes aren't always expensive. I got myself a pair of beautiful vegan sandals at Marshall's on clearance for $5. Check out http://www.veganchic.com/ and http://www.mooshoes.com/ (which is pricey, but has some decent clearance and sale prices at times).
You can't go wrong with gift certificates! A gift certificate to the local health food store or their favorite vegan restaurant would make most people very happy! If the recipient does not live near either of those, many online vegan retailers offer gift certificates as well.
Most of us vegans also have a sweet tooth! Vegan chocolate, cakes and cookies are sure to be a hit!