By Anna Griffin, Editor in Chief
As the holidays approach, we’re thinking about our loved ones and finding beautiful gifts that will bring happiness after a very tough year. Inspired to thoughtfully choose special items that have meaning, we’re thrilled to discover a new world of vegan fashion and beauty, which as well as being very chic, have not harmed any animals in their making. These 12 gift ideas are perfect for the vegan (and not vegan) ladies in your life, and represent a new wonderland of cruelty-free fashion and beauty products that redefine style. This holiday season there’s joy to be found in kindness as we give to those we love, while giving the gift of life to our animal friends who have no voice.
High performing, hypoallergenic, and ultra soft, this limited edition, Nordstrom-Exclusive is a beautiful, sustainably-crafted collection of essential face and eye makeup brushes. With its premium synthetic bristles and pretty-in-pink handles, this two-in-one set is perfect for the cruelty-free, beauty maven in your life, who is as committed to animal welfare as she is her flawless face.
Through stressful times and cooler temps, the idyllic scent of coconut reminds us of far-flung destinations and experiences of the past, while inducing mood-boosting thoughts of being in the tropics. Until we can get there, this decadent collection of non-toxic, cruelty-free, Coconut Shower Gel, Whipped Body Butter and Hand Buttercream will nourish skin, elevate senses and inspire dreams of blissful travels in the future . . . Paradise.
PC: 100% Pure
From Radhi Devlukia-Shetty and her partnership with Samara, this ‘Mudita’ necklace is delicate, but powerful with its Chrysoprase stone, unique in cut, color and character, and paired with a dainty 14k gold-filled chain. Chrysoprase has been known to activate and restore the heart chakra, attracting optimism, prosperity, love, and joy. A beautiful reminder that love is powerful, joy is possible, and positive things are always on the horizon.
Gift a little sparkle with this hand-forged, hammered, 14 karat gold band, with seven raw, perfect, glittering Herkimer Diamond gemstones. Dynamic amplifiers of spiritual energy, they’re the most powerful of all gems manifesting pure, solid light. Stunning, elegant and magical, this cuff shines brilliantly for its looks, energy and kindness to animals.
PC: Amy DiGregorio
A beautiful bottle of eau de parfum is always a pleasing gift, and this fresh, handcrafted fragrance from LA’s legendary fashion and beauty pioneer, Ron Robinson, will not disappoint. IF is an uplifting bouquet of blooming Jasmine, Gardenia and Tuberose accented with zesty Grapefruit and sparkling Yuzu. Sulfate, paraben and cruelty-free, this modern, clean and sensual scent boosts our mood, especially knowing that no animal suffered for us to smell so good.