Buying gifts for anyone can be difficult. One of the easiest people to buy for is a foodie friend; but, it’s not as simple when that foodie friend is also vegan, which is why we’re sharing seven gift ideas to help you on your way to creating the perfect delicious gift.
Watch out for hidden ingredients
When shopping for vegan products, you’ll be surprised by how many sneaky ingredients are included in your regular gift ideas. Everything from milk powder to honey could be non-vegan-friendly, so it’s important to do your research into whether or not a product is actually vegan.
Just because someone is vegan doesn’t mean they should go without the deliciousness of chocolate. Vegan chocolate is pretty easy to come by these days, and make a great little “get well soon” gift or addition to a foodie hamper.
It also comes in a huge number of different flavors, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
There are two types of foodies: those who like to cook, and those who like to eat. Sometimes there’s a combination of both, too. If your foodie friend loves to cook and create new concoctions, they’ll love the flexibility of a spiralizer. Manual spiralizers are okay if you’re just making a small dish, but when feeding the whole family an automatic option is much better. Just know that next time you visit, you’ll most likely be dining on butternut squash spaghetti.
If you’re both avid fans of a street food cart (who isn’t), a travel set of bamboo cutlery will be a great little gift idea that nobody else will think of. Ditch the plastic or wooden fork and enjoy your vegan street food with a clear conscience.
While there are now a huge number of vegan ice creams available on the market, they may be a little too melty to be wrapped up as a gift.
An ice-cream maker, on the other hand, means you’ll both enjoy freshly made ice cream in any flavor whenever the craving hits.
Of course, a natural go-to gift idea for any foodie is a cookbook. There are a huge number of vegan cookbooks available now, with a wide range of cuisines and prep time.
There are DIY kits for making cheese, brewing your own beer, and even growing your own edible flowers. And as we all know; food and drink tastes better when you’ve put the hard work in yourself.
There’s nothing better than homemade cakes, cookies, and truffles. If you’re struggling on what to get for your vegan foodie, they’ll be over the moon with homemade goods. Whether you try a number of recipes to create your own hamper, or surprise them with their very own vegan birthday cake, baked goods are treats that everyone can enjoy together.
When you start shopping for vegan food gifts, it can seem a little boring as websites often suggest products such as nuts, olive oil, or hemp. But with a little craftiness, you could be setting the bar pretty high for next year’s festivities.