22 Cleverly Disguised Vegan Gifts for ‘Bacon People’

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Some vegans love the taste of bacon, too, of course—we just prefer ours without the flayed pig stomach. So if your holiday shopping list includes a “bacon person,” give your cholesterol kingpin what he or she really wants. Here’s everything you need to put together a gift basket that will make your bacon fanatic—and animals—happy.

Start with the essentials: cruelty-free bacon and bacon-flavored foods to get your friend or family member off to a healthier and more compassionate start in the new year. Try a handful of these:

Lightlife Smart Bacon

Sweet Earth Foods Benevolent Bacon

Flavor God Bacon Lovers Seasoning

Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. Maple Bacon Jerky

Organic Matters Vegan Bacon Bits

Organic Matters Vegan Maple Bacon Caramel Corn

McCormick Bac’n Pieces Bacon Flavored Bits

Vegan Magic Bacon Grease

Tofurky Smoky Maple Bacon Marinated Tempeh Strips

Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon

Kettle Brand Maple Bacon Potato Chips

Then fill out your basket with some of these cruelty-free gifts for the bacon-obsessed:

Baconish: Sultry and Smoky Plant-Based Recipes From BLTs to Bacon Mac & Cheese Cookbook

Fake Meats Flexible Cutting Board that hints, “Fake Meats Only”

Accoutrements Mr. Bacon Christmas Ornament, a subtle reminder that animal-derived bacon once had a face.

Accoutrements Mr. Bacon vs. Monsieur Tofu Action Figure Set, because kindness always wins.

Bacon-colored vegan cosmetics, such as Pacifica 7 Free Nail Polish in Red Red Wine

Urban Decay Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Liar

The Body Shop Baked to Last Blush

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar

PETA’s Viva Las Vegans Lip Balm, featuring a cute pig

And finally, throw in PETA’s “I Love Boys Who Love Animals” or “I Love Girls Who Love Animals” shirt.

It’s a sweet message that everyone can agree with: Animals deserve to be treated with kindness. And that’s a great vegan seed to plant.

(Maybe keep a free vegan starter kit on hand just in case.)

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind