It may seem that great gift ideas for vegans would be hard to come by, but that’s not the case at all. As a matter of fact, there are any number of kitchen gadgets and small appliances that would be an asset to any vegan lifestyle.
Because preparing vegan foods can take more time and effort than standard food prep, anything that can help to make the process easier is a perfect idea for that special vegan on your list.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Food Processor
Making vegan meals can involve a lot of chopping, grating and shredding and nothing takes the hassle out of this process like a good quality food processor. And you may be surprised to know that good quality does not have to equal high cost. You can find food processors from major brands like Cuisinart, KitchenAid and Farberware for as little as $50, so you can give your favorite vegan the gift of convenience without going broke.
2. Automatic Sprouter
One of the biggest parts of any vegan diet is growing sprouts and greens. An automatic sprouter makes that whole idea even easier by providing a dedicated environment for watering and sheltering seeds and encouraging growth.
There’s no soil involved and no need to pre-soak seeds; the automatic sprouter does it all for you including automatic watering at regular intervals. This is one of the better gift ideas for vegans as it is one the whole family can enjoy!
3. Veggie Spiralizer
A spiral cutter, as its name suggests, allows you to make long, spiral shapes out of harder vegetables like carrots, squash and zucchini. This can not only add variety to the vegan diet but also allow for a healthier alternative to traditional pasta. Spiralizers range from the basic, hand operated style to electric models that feature a large assortment of attachments and sizes, including angel hair, linguini and spaghetti.
4. EZ Tofu Press
This is a handy little gadget that is one of the more ingenious gift ideas for vegans. Since tofu is a staple of most vegan diets, vegans know all about preparing it, including pressing it in order to remove the excess water and firm it up, leaving it ready to absorb all of the wonderful flavors around it. This simple plastic press makes that process so much easier. No more using paper towels or stacks of books when you’ve got the EZ Press on hand!
5. Soymilk Maker
Dairy can be an issue for most vegans, which is why many opt to make their own soy milk. With this appliance all you need is soybeans, water, and possibly a little vanilla for flavoring. Simply combine and press a button on the control panel and the machine does the rest for you. There are other settings too that allow you to make soup and raw milk from beans, grains and nuts. However Soy contains Isoflavones which can block your normal estrogen, cause infertility, and increase your risk of breast cancer. Therefore you should take a look at our favourite plant based meal replacement shakes so that you can introduce your vegan friend to a healthy product without soybeans!
6. Food Dehydrator
Another one of many great gift ideas for vegans, a food dehydrator allows you to quickly and easily remove the moisture from fruits, veggies and other foods, while preserving vitamins and other nutrients and enhancing flavor. There are many different models available, from large capacity to single or snack size. Most feature thermostat controls so that you can manually adjust the heat level, assuring the proper dehydration every time.
So there you have six great gifts ideas for vegans…any one of them is sure to be a hit!