5 Great Reasons to Give Vegan Gifts

We all want to give great gifts. It feels so good when you get it just right. When you give cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly ethical gifts, well that just takes the feel-good factor to the next level.

 

I think you’ll agree with me that:

For vegans and non-vegans alike, it can sometimes be overwhelming to find ethical gifts. Not knowing where to start is a big obstacle for many people. You shouldn’t have to compromise on style, efficiency, aesthetics or the WOW factor in order to give great gifts that are also cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly.

Veganism is no longer considered a fringe movement.  Many people who never gave it a second though before are now intrigued or beginning to take an interest in this huge, global movement. One great way to jump on board the kindness train is to give gifts that are green & kind. 

 

HERE ARE 5 GREAT REASONS TO GIVE VEGAN GIFTS:

 

  1. You’ll make a vegan very happy!

You may not be vegan yourself, and that’s ok there’s no judgement here. Non-vegans may think it’s hard to buy gifts for vegans and feel that vegans miss out on things. If you are unfamiliar with the vegan philosophy, it can be overwhelming to know where to look, what to look for and what to give.

The last thing you want to do is accidentally cause offence to your vegan loved one or friend with your gift! I’ve seen countless forum discussions of vegans unsure of what to do with a non-vegan gift they have been given! Don’t be that kind of giver!

The truth is there are so many wonderful vegan gifts out there, it’s just knowing where to find them. Buying a gift through A Good Scout you can be sure you are buying 100% vegan and that you will make a vegan very happy!

 

 

  1. Vegan gifts are for everyone – not just vegans!

Vegan gifts don’t discriminate! Anyone can enjoy them. In fact, if you give vegan gifts to your non-vegan friends you spread the vegan word in a beautiful and non-confrontational way. The effect of giving beautiful and desirable gifts, that are also green and kind, spreads the vegan and eco philosophy. It shows non-vegans that you don’t have to miss out when you choose this path. The vegan lifestyle is rich and full of enjoyment, satisfaction and delight.

Above all, by choosing vegan gifts you not only give the gift itself, but you also plant the seed that there is another way to have luxury, to have beauty, to have quality, to have fun and indulgence in a low-impact way and without harming animals. For that reason, the act of giving a vegan gift can be a very powerful, non-confrontational and effective form of activism.

 Gorgeous, cruelty-free tote bag made from pineapple ‘leather’ Piñatex from Camille. Available now at A Good Scout.

 

  1. Support the brands who are contributing to the planet in a positive way.

Our vendors are genuinely motivated to make a change through their products and they deserve to be supported. By purchasing their products, you too are making a statement about the type of world you wish to live in.

A Good Scout marketplace sells a handpicked range of ethical, vegan and environmentally-friendly gifts. We are constantly on the lookout for new, grassroots, trailblazing eco and vegan brands who relinquish the status quo and understand the importance of a greener and kinder world.

 

  1. Good for the planet.

Animal agriculture contributes to 51% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. More than all the transport sectors combined. Vast areas of rainforests are being cleared every day to accommodate livestock or feed for livestock. I saw this first hand when I went to the Amazon about 5 years ago. It is heartbreaking. The vast loss of natural habitat leads to many problems for our species extinction and all sorts of other problems for our planet.

These are man-made problems having a direct impact on our planet’s health. It’s not hard to find evidence of this devastation. Look to our beautiful and fragile Great Barrier Reef. Warmer waters, due to climate change, have led to severe coral bleaching with a 29% loss of shallow coral in the Summer of  2016 alone.

Natural devastations such as this can be easily linked directly back to animal agriculture, and the breeding of animals specifically for consumption or testing. Our planet simply cannot sustain the logging, the waste pollution and other vast impacts of animal agriculture. As consumers, we need to stop funding the industries that fuel these issues.  Instead, we need to look to alternative products that are not contributing to the problem.

I’m sure you’ll agree:

This reason alone is one that many people, vegan and non-vegans alike, feel very strongly about. It is our home, after all.

 

 

  1. Good for the animals.

When you give a vegan gift you are giving a gift of kindness, not cruelty.  We’ve all seen the images of animal cruelty that occur in the production and testing of non-vegan products. These practices are completely unnecessary. You don’t have to be an animal lover to agree that these cruel practices are just that, cruel.

The thing is these animals all feel pain, suffering and emotions just like we do. They have awareness, innate intelligence and pain receptors just like us. And that applies to all animals, even the ones that are specifically bred for production. It’s good to clarify this because for some reason some people think that just because an animal is bred for slaughter, that they are different. They are no different.

 

To quote the wonderful animal rescue sanctuary Edgar’s MissionIf we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others, why wouldn’t we?”

 

Every day there are more and more incredible makers, creators and trailblazers coming through with great products and gifts that make a low impact and are ethical, vegan & environmentally-friendly. When you give a gift from A Good Scout you can be sure that you are giving gifts that are just that.

Gifts that can be enjoyed by anyone, for all occasions.

The best part?

These are gifts of true and great kindness.