By Kayla Kaplan

It’s always important to support your local vendors, artists, creators, and makers; but in the era of COVID and quarantines this has become even more critical. This time of year is especially shopping, consumption, and gifting heavy but this list can be a helpful guide all year round. Whether you are looking for a birthday present, creating your own wishlist, or shopping for a holiday, we encourage you to shop small and support local, vegan-friendly businesses! Be intentional with where your money goes and who you support with it.

As always, please email info@theveganzine.com or comment below to add to this list!

Vegan Gift Guide by State

Wonderful alternatives to this list include purchasing a gift card or making a donation to a local sanctuary or other non-profit group.

Gift cards are great to keep around as a last minute gift and your purchase will make such a difference! Need some inspiration? Visit our Support Local page and reach out to the businesses directly to purchase the gift card.

Please note:

  • This list was crafted by word-of-mouth, social media, personal relationships, and Googling. Nobody has paid for these spots and a listing is not an endorsement
  • Listings marked with an asterisk (*) are offered virtually or can be shipped to you
  • Some of the discounts provided are affiliate codes and help keep VeganZine running, we really appreciate the support
  • Not all listings are 100% vegan, we do our best to note when this is the case but please verify materials and ingredients for yourself
  • We have broken down this gift guide by geography but acknowledge that these names and states were created by colonizers. Please find further information on Native territories here.

Connecticut

Florapothecarie *
Natural and vegan beauty and skin care products that are handmade in Connecticut. They offer a wide variety of gift sets and you may purchase gift cards online.

Verdilune*
Metalwork jewelry featuring re-purposed tin, brass, copper, and sterling silver with unique stones. Along with bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings you can purchase gift cards through their online store.

Photo from Florapothecary

Maine

Fitz & Bennet*
A wide selection of items for the home, body, bath, kitchen, and more. Their site hosts a ‘Maine Made’ section and they have a variety of holiday specific goods.
(Not fully vegan, please check the materials before you purchase)

Green Hand Bookshop*
A curated selection of used books, tarot and oracle decks, and a fun random book subscription!

Sarah Madeira Day*
Art created in Maine for every style and budget. Their online shop offers gift cards as well as hand painted ornaments, gift tags, card packs, and gift sets themed for the holidays.

 

Massachusetts

AliGrey Shop*
Hand crafted earrings and other jewelry made by a local vegan nurse.
Shop 15% off with code ‘VEGANZINE’.

Brown and Coconut*
Plant-based skin care for all skin types from a local sister-owned and operated duo! They offer beautiful gift sets with the opportunity to customize your own.

BeautyNSimplicity*
Handmade, small batch skin care and wellness products produced in Quincy. There is a polish, serum, bath product, and whipped body butter for all!
Shop 15% off with code ‘VEGAN15’.

Krio Skincare*
African-inspired skin care that was born in a tiny Somerville Kitchen. Shop their various collections and give the gift of moisture with the Anti-ashy body kit! You can find more information about all their ingredients and read about all things beauty on their extensive blog!

Laura Ahrens Yoga*
Offers a monthly membership, a great investment for yourself or the yogi practitioner in your life. There is also the opportunity to sponsor sliding scale scholarships for equitable opportunities for others in our community.
If you prefer a gift card you can find that here!

Lighthaus*
Magical and intentional cleaning and clearing gifts by a coven of witches in Salem.

Live Free or Cry*
Hand wrapped crystals, unique prints, shirts, and other art from a local vegan artist! They even include a framing option so your print order.

NoPigNeva
Give the gift of vegan groceries with the monthly and annual membership options! These memberships give access to exclusive deals, bonus offers, and a specially curated selection of vegan food goodies.

Serenade Chocolatier
Viennesse chocolates handmade in Brookline! Their menu clearly labels which chocolates are vegan and they also have a Vegan Chocolate Club box with 3 and 6 month frequencies.

ShopGloryFades*
Stickers, pins, buttons, and prints made by a Boston vegan artist!

Soy Much Brighter *
Hand poured, small batch soy candles with enough variety for every scent preference! They also offer candle accessories and special collections that are always changing. Stop by their new shop in Lowell or order for shipping, candles come packaged beautifully and are protected by dissolvable packing peanuts.
Shop 10% off with code ‘VEGZINE’.

Wild Child + Print Aint Dead
Pick up a bottle and book bundle on your next visit to Bow Market (friendly reminder that not all wines are vegan and we cannot guarantee availability).

Winter Hill Jewelry*
3D printed jewelry made in Somerville with so many beautiful options, including lots of fruits and veggies! Their main offering are dangling earrings but they also sell statement necklaces, pins, and stud earrings. This jewelry is plant-based, durable, and sustainably produced.

Photo from Soy Much Brighter

 

New Hampshire

Natalee Miller*
Illustrations, prints, beautiful oracle deck and more goods for the art lover in your life!

This Stop is Willoughby
100% vegan shop with goods from vegan small businesses across New England and the country!

Rhode Island

Huetown*
Shop lunar calendars, animal inpsired prints, postcards and other beautiful pieces of art by Alec Thibodeau.

Hungry Ghost Press*
Apparel, home decor, accessories, vintage items, and more goods that make for unique gifts.

Vegan Viridity*
Handmade and eco-friendly goods including wearables, scrunchies, ornaments, sustainable cleaning products and more. They offer gift sets and have gift card options available through their site.

 

Vermont

SLATE*
Intentionally sourced and ethically produced lifestyle and home products. Their online shop boasts locally made goods, holiday decor, gift boxes, and much more!

Women’s Festival of Crafts*
This festival supporting Vermont women crafters has gone virtual for 2020. Visit their site to shop a long list of local makers, artists, crafts, and more!

Kayla’s passion is plant-based food, in fact it’s what she spends most of her time thinking about. Along with being a Co-CEO of VeganZine Kayla recently graduated from Tufts University with a Master’s of Science in Food & Nutrition Policy & Programs with a focus on Nutrition Innovation & Communication. 

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