The need for animal friendly gifts is never ending and looking for something appropriate is always time consuming! So, we thought it would be a great idea to put together a bunch of different beauty inspired options that we could use for friends and family. Gifts that they would not only appreciate and be able to use (as opposed to another dust collecting ornament) but are also in the spirit of Sustainable Jungle.
…and the result is a collation of our top picks based on our approach to sustainable beauty. In short, we’ve looked for gifts that are vegan, cruelty-free, organic / natural, palm oil free, have ethical ingredient sourcing policies and use thoughtful packaging (which is at the very least recyclable). While we can’t always get every box ticked, this list prioritizes beauty gifts that are VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE. We hope this is a helpful source of inspiration for all your gift shopping needs in the coming year ♥
We are huge fans of friendly soap (see why here) and their gift box certainly doesn’t disappoint. Their “Ethical Women” Gift Box contains four of their best soaps: Shea Butter Facial Cleansing Bar, Lavender Soap, Cocoa Facial Cleansing Bar and the Lemongrass & Hemp Soap. Their “Ethical Men” Gift Box contains: Shampoo Bar – Lavender & Tea Tree, Peppermint & Poppyseed Soap, Shaving Bar and Tea Tree Soap. All Friendly Soap’s products are cruelty-free, palm oil free, vegan and 100% natural (free of parabens, sulphates, triclosan and phthalates). They are also made with only a handful of high quality ingredients.
About Friendly Soap
Friendly Soap is an award winning soap maker based in the UK. All their products are cruelty-free, 100% natural, vegan and palm oil free. Their packaging is made of recycled materials and is also recyclable. Their products are made using the old school cold press method which ensures there are ZERO by-products
Plant Makeup make the most delightful and unique set of “100% natural plant based botanical fragrances + handmade incense”. Pretty much everything in their ‘scent’ range would make the most wonderful gift. I love the look of the incense cones – I’ve never seen anything quite like them! There are also cute little aromatherapy scents, perfect for chucking in the handbag for that ‘on-the-go’ pick me up
About Plant Makeup:
Founded by the lovely Jes, who uses roses, flowers, roots and herbs (among other things) to create her unique range of natural skin care and makeup. All Plant Makeup’s products are vegan (with a few exceptions) and always cruelty-free, 100% natural and palm oil free. Most of their packaging can be reused or composted All their ingredients are “local or organic, gmo-free + sustainably sourced“
Availability: Plant Makeup
Devita offer a high quality range of cruelty-free and 100% vegan makeup and skincare products. We thought their travel kit might make a great gift for someone about to head off on an adventure. It includes their Aloe Vera Moisture Cleanser, Moroccan Rose Facial Toner, Cool Cucumber Facial Toner, Gentle Aloe Facial Scrub, Revitalizing Eye Lift Creme, Optimal Rejuvenation Serum, Devita-C Vitamin C Serum, Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30, Evening Rich Nutritional Moisturizer
Devita are one of the fastest growing all-natural cosmeceutical skin care lines in the world. It’s easy to see that Devita are truly committed to the protection of animals and the environment. They’re affiliated with PETA, Choose Cruelty Free, and carry the Leaping Bunny logo. All their products are 100% vegan and they’re certified by Vegan.Org. They have strong reduce, reuse and recycle policies in place, most of their packaging comes from post-consumer recycled materials including glass bottles and they also use recyclable non-leaching tubes. They’ve taken the “Truth in Labeling” Pledge, the Natural Ingredient Resource Center’s strict criteria for labeling which prohibits them from using any synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, petrochemicals, parabens and pesticides. These guidelines mirror the USDA’s requirements for organic food
It’s no secret that we are massive fans of Dr Bronner’s cruelty-free, vegan and organic Pure Castile Liquid soap. We’d love to share our love for this amazing versatile product with our friends so this sampler pack is ideal. The gift pack contains a range of Dr Bronner’s best liquid soaps all of which are packaged in post consumer recycled and recyclable packaging.
About Dr Bronner’s:
Dr Bronner’s are one of the most sustainable brands around. Their large range of skin and haircare products are organic, cruelty-free, vegan and contain palm oil that is genuinely sustainable and ethically sourced. Dr Bronner’s is a B Corp company and they have an innovative approach to fair-trade. Their packaging is made of post consumer recycled materials and its also recyclable. They also support a range of charities. You can read more about Dr Bronner’s in our brand guide here
Meow Meow Tweet has the cutest range of vegan, cruelty-free and organic skincare products. Their beautiful Migrator Kit is ideal for anyone wanting to transition off traditional, chemical laden skincare regimes to organic, healthy products that are nourishing and won’t do any damage to your skin. Meow Meow Tweet’s Migrator Kit includes: Deodorant Stick, Body Oil, Hand + Body Wash, Face Cleanser, Geranium Palmarosa Face Toner, Juniper Carrot Seed Face Oil and Face Exfoliant. For the Deodorant, Body Oil and Hand + Body Wash, you can choose from Lavender and Citrus scents
About Meow Meow Tweet:
Meow Meow Tweet is a small batch skin care company offering a cute range of body care, facial care, soaps and deodorants. All their products are 100% cruelty-free, organic / natural, vegan and palm oil free. They source all of their ingredients ethically including their cocoa butter, shea butter, sugar, coconut oil and coffee which are all from Fairtrade suppliers. All their packaging is 100% recyclable and they support an impressive number of charities with ongoing monthly donations
Availability: Meow Meow Tweet
One of the most complete gift options on this list, Bloomtown UK wraps this luxurious, hand crafted gift for you and includes a complimentary personalised gift card. The gift itself includes their Sweet Almond & Shea Sugar Scrub, Pink Himalayan Salt Soak, Moisturising Soap Bar and an Eco-Friendly soap dish. You can also choose from 5 delicious scents! We have tried Boomtown’s lavender scented products and absolutely love them! This particular gift pack is cruelty-free, vegan, palm oil free and organic / natural. Bloomtown’s packaging is recyclable and their glass comes from recyclable stock.
Bloomtown is one of those brands we’ve been exceptionally excited to find. Founded by couple Preyanka and Medwin after they experienced first hand, the devastation caused by palm oil cultivation. They set out to create a truly palm oil-free and cruelty-free body & skincare company. All their products are 100% cruelty free, vegan and palm oil free. They’re also free from sulphates, SLSs, parabens, phthalates, synthetic colours, detergents and wheat.
Conscious Skincare have a stunning range of cruelty-free and vegan gift sets available to suit just about everyone. We especially like the look of the Japanese Bathing Ceremony Gift Set that includes an Organic Body Wash, Organic Body Polish, Organic Bath Soak, Organic Body Lotion, Organic Body Butter and the Organic Rosehip Oil. You can also choose from three scents: Zesty Grapefruit, Lemon and Cedarwood – heavenly!
About Conscious Skincare:
Conscious Skincare is one of the most impressive brands we’ve come across. Founded by the lovely Rebecca who so kindly took the time to write us a detailed breakdown of the brand’s ethos. In summary, all their products are 100% cruelty free, 95% organic, palm oil free and vegan (except for one of their shampoos which contains honey). They also have put a huge amount of thought and care into their packaging to ensure it’s recyclable. Their impressive product range is award winning and definitely worth checking out and sharing with your friends and family (eco-warriors or not)
Cover | FX boasts a comprehensive range of highly effective cruelty-free and vegan makeup. This Prime & Set Kit includes an Illuminating Primer, Custom Enhancer Drops – Moonlight and an Illuminating Setting Spray. Ideal for makeup lovers wanting to try out new cruelty-free brands
About Cover | FX:
Cover | FX are a progressive brand when it comes to sustainability. They are PETA certified. They state that they do not test their products or ingredients on animals at any stage during production, nor do they buy ingredients that have been tested on animals. They also do not sell their products in China to ensure they’re never tested on animals. With the exception of MintTint FX & MintGlaze FX they are a completely vegan brand
The perfect finish for any look, this cruelty-free and vegan gift pack includes INIKA’s Certified Organic Lip Serum, made with 91% organic ingredients (including jojoba and rosehip oils) and the Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor which brightens and illuminates. This dynamic duo comes in a Special Edition Party Clutch. I know a few friends who would love this…
Born in Sydney Australia 2006, INIKA have become a world renowned brand for some of the most eco-conscious makeup. They’re certified by Choose Cruelty Free, the Vegan Society, AFIC (halal) and Truth in Beauty, which guarantees INIKA’s products are completely safe, ethical and environmentally conscious. Much of the packaging used by INIKA comes from post-consumer recycled materials and all of their products are recyclable
Mukti’s Christmas pack this year includes Wild Mint & Sweet Fennel Hand Lotion, Wild Orange & Desert Rose Hand Lotion and a Desert Lime + Lemon Myrtle scented candle. All of which are cruelty free, vegan, organic / natural and come in recyclable packaging
Mukti has a gorgeous range of 100% vegan and cruelty free products including haircare, skincare and bodycare. All their products are 75%+ organic and the remainder is naturally derived. As a result, their product range is free of nasty chemicals. Their glass packaging is both reusable and recyclable and all their other packaging is recyclable too
PHB have a range of great cruelty-free and vegan gift sets on offer. We’re suckers for organic skincare so their Hydrating Skin Care Gift Set caught our eye as a great option for anyone who loves the environment and wants to make a switch to ethical and sustainable beauty products. This gift set includes PHB’s Fragrance Free Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer and Serum and is designed to improve texture, tone and hydration
PHB are one of our favourite brands. They have a comprehensive range of entirely hand-made, natural / organic and palm oil free products, from skincare, to body and haircare. They’re also accredited by PETA and the Vegan Society UK, they donate 20% of their net profits to various charities (OneLove Foundation, Vision for Zambia, Sense). Their packaging is recyclable and they ethically source their ingredients. They’ve also been featured in The Good Shopping Guide and The Good Scrub Guide, both independent publications that rank and promote only the most ethically and environmentally conscious brands
This face care kit contains key toxin free skincare products including Black Chicken’s ‘Cleanse My Face’ calming oil, ‘Complexion Polish’, ‘Hydrate My Face’ toning mist, ‘Love Your Face’ Serum and a pair of 100% cotton muslin cleansing cloths. The pack is great value and perfect as an “all you need” kit for those switching over to natural, organic skincare regimes. All products included in this gift pack are cruelty free, vegan, palm oil free, organic / natural and come in recyclable packaging
About Black Chicken Remedies:
Black Chicken Remedies is yet another one of our favorite brands. All their products are 100% cruelty-free, palm oil free, organic & natural and with the exception of one product, vegan. All Black Chicken Remedies’ packaging is recyclable and every product is designed to “make a difference on a physical, mental and emotional level”