19 MICHIGaN-MadE VEGaN aNd CrUELTY-frEE HOLIdaY GIfTS
by rebecca from veggIes abroad
It’s the ho, ho, ho, holiday time! That means vegan gingerbread cookies, the warm glow of lights, and finding the absolute best gift for that special someone on your list!
But you don’t want just any gift, right?
Heck no! You want it to reflect your values and support businesses that reflect them too! Well, you’re in luck because there are some super fantastic vegan and vegan-friendly businesses peppered throughout Michigan that have everything from indulgent handmade fudge to chic handbags that will make perfect gifts this holiday season.
So, what are you waiting for!? Get shopping with these 19 super awesome vegan and cruelty-free gift ideas from Michigan-based businesses.
19 vegan gIfts to add to your wIsh lIst
#2 Sugar High
Maybe chocolate isn’t their thing, but they love sweets! Pump that sugar high with sweets from so many fantastic vegan bakeshops, creameries, and pop-ups around town — Cold Truth, iFreeze Creamery, Super Baked, Dooped Donuts, Third Coast Bakery, Rise Authentic Baking Co., and so many more! Seriously, this is just the start of sweet-pushing shops.
#4 Indian Flavored Foods
Spice up your life with some Indian flavors! Grab some Khichdi and Dal or Popped Water Lily Seeds from Karma Wellness Kitchen. Khichdi is a traditional Indian dish made with lentils and rice and is a powerful source of 10 essential amino acids as well as polyphenols, protein, iron, fiber, magnesium, and dietary fiber. Popped Water Lily Seeds are a perfect snack for work, school, or even just relaxing at home. Both come in a variety of flavors!
#5 Tea Time
The perfect tea time isn’t complete without the delicious blends from the only USDA Certified Organic & Demeter Biodynamic tea farm in North America, Light of Day Organics — located in Traverse City!
Light of Day Organics
#6 Zero-Waste Toiletries
If they’re looking for ways to cut down on plastic, check out the excellent zero-waste personal care products from Essence by Noble. They have lovely deodorant, soap, and lip balm options. There are also multiple zero-waste and eco-friendly shops throughout Michigan if you’d prefer to shop in person!
Essence by Noble
The Lip Bar
Detroit Gourmet Nut Company
The Art Forest
The Plant-Based for Life Cookbook by Vicki Brett-Gach
Wander & Gather
#15 Craft Beer & Michigan Wine
For the beer or wine lover in your life, you can’t go wrong with a basket of beer from Short’s Brewing Co., Founder’s Brewing Co., Odd Side Ales, and many more (just double-check you don’t grab one with honey). On the wine side, 13 Michigan wineries produce vegan wine, like Green Bird Organic Cellars, Mari Vineyard, and more! For the complete list of wineries, check this out.
#18 Support A Veg-Friendly Michigan Restaurant
This is the gift that always fits! Grab a gift card to their favorite spot (s) or a new spot they haven’t tried — there are so many fabulous options no matter where you are in Michigan! Check out our restaurant guides to Southern Michigan, the UP, Western Michigan, Lansing, Ann Arbor & Dearborn & Detroit, and Northern Michigan for some recommendations if you don’t already have a place in mind!
Unburger Grill – Dearborn
#19 Show Your Veggie Pride
Help VegMichigan promote the benefits of plant-based eating throughout Michigan by ordering a shirt, sweatshirt, or bag from their online shop! Choose a VegMichigan Logo Tee in a variety or colors or showcase your values with one of their new Friends Not Food tees or cozy crewnecks. You can’t go wrong by adding an insulated bag to your order! Nothing is better for hauling around all your vegan snacks. It’s the perfect way to show your vegan pride and support the advocacy efforts of VegMichigan!
VegMichigan Logo Tee
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