Are you searching for a vegetarian or vegan-friendly gift for the foodie in your life? Whether your’re looking for an indulgent kitchen upgrade, an affordable stocking stuffer, or a homemade treat – this collection of vegetarian Christmas gifts has a little something for everyone!
Book & Cookbooks
I always love getting new cookbooks for Christmas! I know you can find a recipe for just about anything on the internet these days, but there's something almost magical about holding an actual physical cookbook in hand. So much more inspiring!
Here are a few of my faves, or you can check out my full list of top vegan cookbooks here.
Forgive me for bragging a little bit here. But my brand new cookbook, Weeknight One Pot Vegan Cooking, is now available. And I think it's kind of awesome. 😉
It's packed full of 75 vegan recipes, that are all easy to cook up in a single pot or pan. So you can get a delicious meal on the table without spending all night in the kitchen.
The Instant Pot is all the rage right now, and this wonderful cookbook is a great pick for any Instant Pot lovers in the family.
It's packed with flavorful vegetarian Indian recipes that you'll be coming back to again and again.
Don't forget to check out all my favorite vegetarian instant pot recipes to go along with it!
I love gifting memberships or subscriptions to things that are good all year. It's like the gift that keeps on giving.
Here are some of my current faves - from meal delivery kits to grocery shopping services - these are the gifts that will save people time and money. And who doesn't want that?
HelloFresh is the first meal delivery kit service that I ever tried, and still one of my favorites.
They have a great selection of vegetarian options every week, and the meals are really simple to prepare. This is a gift that will really make life easier!
Plus, you can save $90 by signing up during this holiday season.
Signing up for Shipt felt a little indulgent for me, but I can honestly say this is the single best thing I've ever spent money on.
Having my groceries brought to the door saves me so much time, and they honestly shop just like I would.
If you're not familiar with Thrive Market, you should be! It's an amazing new membership-based retailer that makes it easy to shop for organic, GMO-free, ethically sourced products.
Members pay a small annual fee for access, and get great value on the products all year long. It's a club store, sort of like Costco or Sam's Club, but without the giant sized products.
A gift membership makes an amazing holiday gift, and also helps support families in need through their Thrive Gives program.
If you've never heard of Cameron Hughes Wine, you're in for a real treat.
This winemaker takes a really unique approach to wine making. They buy up excess wine and/or grapes from top wineries in California, and they bottle (and sometimes blend) them under their own private label.
So you are able to get really high end wine for very affordable prices.
We had all the wine for our wedding supplied by Cameron Hughes, and I wrote more about them in this vegetarian wine dinner menu.
You can order individual bottles, samplers, or join their wine club for monthly shipments!
Save 25% on your first order with the link below.
This spice subscription is one of the most fun gift ideas I've seen in a long time. You can sign your favorite foodie up to receive 6 or 12 months of gourmet spice blends.
The global blends come in flavors like Tandoori Masala, Malyasian Curry, and Jamaican Jerk, so you can experiment with all kinds of unique dishes.
And if you prefer a one-time purchase, you can buy the spices individually too!
I never knew how delicious and flavorful sake could be... until I had really GOOD sake.
And you can share that experience with this new sake subscription box from Tippsy. How fun is that?
Tasterie specializes in allergen-free food and snacks. If you have someone in your life with food allergies, this is a terrific gift.
You can gift a Tasterie Box filled with a selection of allergy-friendly gourmet snacks, or get a gift card and let them choose their own!
Remember those old school Entertainment coupon books that were so popular back in the '90s? Well, guess what. They're still around.
And now they're available in a digital version too.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that they are filled with some really great deals. Lots of discounts to local restaurants and retailers, and some nice travel deals too.
I sure wouldn't mind one of these as a stocking stuffer!
Gifts to Upgrade the Kitchen
There's nothing that inspires me to get in the kitchen more than shiny new kitchen gadgets. I know - very mature. 😀
But I bet I'm not alone on this. So I've pulled together a few ideas for kitchen upgrades. From big luxuries to small (but awesome) stocking stuffers, there's a little of everything.
Has your foodie jumped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? If not, Christmas is the perfect time to introduce them.
This is the Instant Pot model I personally use- I love all the programmable options and the extra modes for cooking things like homemade yogurt.
Be sure to check out these vegetarian and vegan instant pot recipes for a little cooking inspiration!
This KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a kitchen staple. It was the first thing my mom gifted me when I bought my first home - almost like a rite of passage. And I still have mine today.
If your favorite foodie doesn't have one of these yet, it's a wonderful gift. And who can resist this candy apple red version?
I just adore cooking in cast iron pans. It just feels so... authentic.
I find them as easy to cook with as nonstick pans, without the unhealthy coatings to worry about.
This simple set would be a fantastic Christmas gift for any vegetarian foodie. Pair it with a great cookbook for a truly thoughtful gift.
A rug for a food lover? Stick with me on this one. These area rugs are totally amazing because they are WASHABLE.
Yep, you can just throw them into you washing machine, which makes these perfect for the kitchen or dining room. They come in all kinds of sizes and colors.
I even have one n my living room, and it's survived some serious toddler-induced abuse.
For a real splurge gift, consider a high end cookware set like this copper set from Anolon.
It's beautiful and sturdy enough to last a lifetime. And if copper doesn't strike your fancy, Anolon has a great selection of high quality cookware - available in full sets and by the piece.
Rachael Ray was one of my very first celebrity chef crushes. I use to watch her on the Food Network and admire her bubbly personality and seeming ability to just throw a meal together from whatever is in her pantry.
And I am still totally in love with her cookware. The fun colors are just irresistible to me, and they are always a great value too!
Another favorite product of mine is the Aerogarden. At one point, I had five of these things in my house. Yes, five.
I think my neighbors were wondering what I was growing. But I promise it was just herbs. Like herbs for cooking. I swear.
Anyways, having one of these in the kitchen filled with fresh herbs is such a fun little luxury, and a very unique gift too!
These adorable little Tervis tumblers make really fun stocking stuffers or teacher gifts.
They come in all different patterns, and are all pretty adorable. I especially love this Grinch themed one!
Every vegetarian or vegan foodie should own one of these spiralizers. They are just too much fun!
You can shred veggies for unique salads or make your own low-carb veggie noodles from sweet potatoes and zucchini. Yum!
My husband is a major coffee lover. He drinks it strong and black, and even grinds his own coffee beans.
Coffee is almost always best when prepared in a French Press, and this awesome little to-go mug has a french press INSIDE!
Yep, you just press your coffee and go on your way. So cool.
Gourmet Spices & Oils
Get those foodies a little party for their tastebuds this year.
Gourmet spices and delicious infused oils make the perfect vegetarian or vegan Christmas gift.
There's nothing like the unmistakable flavor of truffles. This collection of three truffle oils from The Truffle Hunter makes an amazing (and vegan-friendly) Christmas gift.
I've personally tried these and they are out of this world. I love to drizzle them over homemade pizza or flatbread - it takes the flavor to a new level!
More Gourmet Treats
Of course, what could a food lover appreciate more than food? These tasty treats are all fit for a foodie and
There's nothing quite like fresh, organic tea! And this tea set from TeaVivre is a great way to introduce your favorite foodie to it. Pair it with a cute tea pot or cups for an indulgent gift.
Who doesn't want cookies for Christmas? Cookies by Design has some amazing cookie creations that are perfect for gifting.
I love this one with the little reindeer faces.
What could be more fun than getting chocolate every day? This chocolate advent calendar sure is a fun Christmas activity.
And it's something your foodie gift recipient definitely doesn't already have!
Grab some snacks from PRANA, a new brand specializing in organic and vegan snacks, to stuff those stockings.
They have organic nuts, nut butters, dried fruits, chocolate bark, and lots of other delicious morsels.
If a gift basket is what you have in mind, you can't go wrong with this one filled with California wine and craft beer, and an assortment of tasty morsels to pair with it.
I know I would be totally thrilled if this showed up on my front porch!
Homemade Gift Ideas
Looking for something a little more from the heart? Try your hand at making your own holiday gifts with these tried and true recipes.
From cookies to cordials to kitchen aprons - there's a project for everyone.
Nothing will spice up Christmas Eve better than this homemade plum pudding vodka. It tastes like Christmas in a glass.
This homemade vanilla bean maple syrup is out-of-this world, and makes for a really unique Christmas gift.
Keep in mind it takes two weeks to “cure”, so now is the perfect time to make a few bottles for holiday gifts!
This DIY pistachio butter is so creamy and rich - you'll never believe it's 100% vegan.
Wrap a jar up with a pretty bow for a unique vegan Christmas gift that's fit for a vegetarian foodie.
Instant Pot Hot Sauce is really fast and fun to make with your favorite chile peppers and just a few simple ingredients. You can control the flavor and heat, and it tastes great!
These fiery little stocking stuffers will light up anyone's Christmas morning.
Have you ever wanted to make homemade jam? Now you can make fresh jam in your Instant Pot in just 15 minutes.
Make a few flavors for unique stocking stuffers - perfect for a vegan Christmas gift!
This do-it-yourself Roasted Herb Oil is a really simple and inexpensive vegan Christmas gift!
It's a great way to add tons of extra flavor to salads, soups, casseroles, and more. And you get the added bonus of bragging that you made it yourself!
This is a do-it-yourself alternative for flavored finishing salts. With flavors like Sriracha, Pinot Noir, and Mustard, they're sure to impress your favorite vegan cook!
This easy homemade gingerbread spice mix smells divine, and it's 100% vegan friendly. Perfect for holiday baking or sprinkling over those holiday beverages!
Homemade chili salt makes a great DIY Christmas gift - perfect for edging the glass of a bloody Mary or a margarita.
Sprinkle it over corn on the cob or mash with avocados for a quick guacamole. And you won't believe how easy it is to make yourself!
These pretty little homemade potpurri packages will make your home smell heavenly. Just leave it simmering on the stovetop or in the slow cooker on Christmas day - amazing!
Aprons are really underrated. I think every serious cook should own at least one great apron - kitchens are messy places!
This fun DIY apron is really simple to pull together, and makes a great vegetarian and vegan-friendly Christmas gift for your favorite chef.
And if nothing else strikes your fancy - go the old fashioned route. Cookies! These Christmas cookies will please foodies of all ages.
These vegan peanut butter cookies are just perfect for a fun Christmas gift. Who doesn't love homemade peanut butter cookies? And you'll never guess they're vegan and dairy free!
And the only thing better than peanut butter is... chocolate. These double chocolate cookies make a super sweet vegan Christmas gift.
An alternative to cookies, these vegan rice krispie treats are so nostalgic and fun. And you get extra credit for making them yourself.
I hope you’ve found the perfect gift for the vegetarian or vegan foodie in your life. For more ideas, be sure to check out my favorite vegan cookbooks!
While you’re here, don’t forget to grab a free copy of my Top 15 Reader-Favorite Recipes! It’s loaded with delicious vegetarian-friendly recipes that are surefire crowd-pleasers.