June 15, 2021

15 Dad-Approved Vegan Christmas Gifts Under $50 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for a dad who is skeptical about veganism, or the dad who is a true animal-rights fellow through and through, finding the right present can take some brainstorming. We’re here to simplify things with 15 products dads will love—and, as a bonus, they’re all under $50. Happy shopping!

1. Doshi’s Vegan Leather Black Belt ($35)
High-quality microfiber leather is paired with a polished black chrome buckle for a sophisticated, yet minimalist belt. Add this compassionate accessory to your loved one’s closet, and it will quickly become one of their outfit essentials.

2. Herban Cowboy’s Natural Colognes ($22)
These all-natural colognes come in a set of three (Dusk, Forest, and True West) and are not only vegan, but also sweatshop-free. Cedarwood, bergamot, clove, sage, and ylang ylang blend to create long-lasting, all-natural everyday scents for men.  

3. Dairy-Free Brie Making Kit ($9)
For the dad who likes to get fancy in the kitchen, this DIY vegan brie-making kit is the best kind of interactive present. Makers get to choose their base (good for those with nut allergies) and can add any extravagant add-ins they choose, such as truffle shavings or coarse peppercorns.

4. Matt & Nat Vegan Leather Wallet ($30)
The simple style and thin fold of this luxe-black leather card holder will appeal to the no-fuss dads in your life. It comes in classic black, army-green olive, and mustard-hued chili shades, and is made up of two card slots on the front, one in the middle fold, and two on the back.

5. Rogue Spirits Dead Guy Whiskey ($38)
This award-winning whiskey is ocean-aged in oak barrels for at least two years, and has a fresh, citrus-like aroma. The vegan-friendly brewery prides itself on the use of local ingredients and makes a great gift for any whiskey aficionado.

6. Jaan J.’s Silk-Free Vegan Tie ($39.50)
Get your family outfitted for work with this woven, navy blue microfiber striped tie from 100-percent vegan tie company Jann J. They even have a special line of ties made in partnership with PETA that feature mini elephants, mice, and dogs.

7. The Herbivorous Butcher’s Jerky Sampler ($40)
Choose from Teriyaki, Sizzlin’ Cajun, and Salt ‘N Peppa to create a dreamy snack kit delivered straight to your recipient’s doorstep from these Minneapolis-based vegan butchers. Each seasoned strip of seitan will further prove how delicious being vegan is.

8. Bare Bones Fresh AF Beard Oil ($20)
A blend of organic grapeseed, sweet almond, and jojoba oil makes this an essential gift for any bearded person in your life. A minty citrus scent keeps things fresh, while ultra-moisturizing oils help protect against the effects of harsh winter air.  

9. Williams Sonoma Steel Whiskey Ice Cubes ($24)
Upgrade their whiskey game with these reusable, food-grade stainless steel cubes. Simply pop them in the freezer to get frosty before adding them to a glass, helping to preserve the drinks flavor and aroma without dilution.

10. Conscious Step Organic Cotton Socks ($15)
These soft, organic cotton, vegan-certified argyle socks are not only the perfect pop of color to add to an outfit, but the purchase of each pair provides 18 months of safe water to people who don’t have access to clean drinking water through a partnership with water.org.

11. Tentree Eco Beanie ($30)
This soft-washed knit beanie is super cozy, free from animal-based fabrics, and made with breathable organic cotton. It’s sustainably made cork logo completes the look on this cold-weather accesory essential. 

12. Fire Dept. Coffee Christmas Blend ($15)
Wake up the house with the aromas of dark chocolate-covered cherries, espresso, and hints of spice and vanilla with this holiday coffee blend. Plus, we love that 10-percent of proceeds from every order go towards supporting ill or injured firefighters and first responders.

13. The North Face’s Waffle Scarf ($40)
This super warm, synthetic, olive green knit scarf from this popular outerwear company will keep your dad cozy on chilly winter days. The basic design and muted tones make it an easy addition to almost any everyday look.

14. Chocolate Inspirations English Toffee 1 lb Gift Box ($29)
To show your dad that he doesn’t have to miss out on any of his holiday desserts, gift him this gourmet box of handcrafted, award-winning vegan toffee. Layers of dark chocolate, crunchy pecans, and buttery toffee meld together to make one melt-in-your-mouth sweet.

15. Freewater’s Vegan Slippers ($46)
A house slipper with arch support? And made from vegan faux-wool and faux-leather? Yes, that’s right! Not only are these slippers totally eco-conscious, but for each pair purchased, you can also select a clean water project to donate to in Haiti, Kenya, or the Philippines.

Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews who is planning on getting her vegan dad some super special, animal-friendly gifts.

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