Show the most important woman in your life how much you appreciate her by treating her to something special on her big day. Here are some gift ideas for your mom as well as the grandmothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, aunts, and friends whose love and care you want to celebrate.
For the mom who wants nothing more than to chill out, select a bottle or two from PETA’s vegan wine list, and create your own at-home tasting with slices of vegan cheese and vegan meats, along with tasty crackers.
Harbor Candy Shop has a special collection of vegan chocolates, as does Rose City Chocolatier. Just be sure to order or send the chocolates before the weather heats up so that Mom doesn’t end up with a melted surprise on her doorstep.
Here are some other chill-out gifts:
And for the mom who could stay in the kitchen all day and not even care, the American Vegan Society has a list of cooking classes by state. Or you could buy a Vegan Vegetarian Cooking School DVD, choose a recipe, and spend a day cooking with your mom. If you’re in sunny Los Angeles, Spork Foods offers cooking classes as well.
On a budget? You could create your own “cooking class” for free. Watch a Vegan Cooking With Love video on YouTube, or follow a cooking tutorial by Cooking Channel chef Jason Wrobel, who also shares a delicious recipe you can try here.
Check out these other culinary gifts:
- Isa Does It Cookbook
- The Compassionate Cook cookbook
- The Plantpower Way
- A “Keep Calm and Kiss the Cook” apron
Spoil the fancy foodie mom with a fine-dining experience. Here’s a sampling of some of the finest vegan restaurants across the nation. The menus will have you salivating, and she’ll never forget the food.
- Blossom, New York City
- Candle 79, New York City
- G-Zen Restaurant, Branford, Connecticut
- Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, Washington, D.C. (open only on Fridays)
- Vedge, Philadelphia
- Crossroads, Los Angeles
- Plum Restaurants, Seattle
- True Bistro, Somerville, Massachusetts
- Plant, Asheville, North Carolina
- Sublime Restaurant & Bar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Maybe the mom who shines from across the room needs a new pair of fancy pumps, like these, from vegan company Cri de Coeur. Or try a classy black tote, also from Cri de Coeur, roomy enough to carry all her necessities. Italian shoes are famous for luxury, and she’ll likely be impressed with this Italian line of vegan shoes.
Here are some other fashion and beauty ideas that stand out:
- Stella McCartney Clothing
- Freedom of Animals Clothing
- Flower by Drew Barrymore perfume
- PETA bunny necklace
- LAIKA Magazine
- The Giving Keys’ XL Pendant
Last but not least, if you’re not sure what to get, nothing says love like a PETA gift membership.