Christmas for trend lover  

vegan handbag

vegan handbag

We would have kicked off with the stunning Vendula Grotto collection - the 2022 festive range from the quirky vegan handbag Vendula London. However, as the collection sold out in days we are featuring another stunning bag from the brand which is equally as super for a Christmas gift – the Vendula Tattoo Studio. Perfect for anyone who loves bags.

Multi award winning Vendula London does not produce ‘fast fashion’ and a large proportion of their products are handmade, including the applique, shape cutting and stitching.

Each item is created by highly skilled ‘artisan’ workers with many years of experience and care going into each item.

The specialise in bags that are “shop fronts” and have also teamed up with music legends Queen for their Queen X Vendula collection – perfect for music lovers. 

Available on line at

Christmas for the sports lover

Yes – there is such a thing as a vegan swimsuit!

This one piece low rise swimsuit has an adjustable zip detail with a cross back design. It is double lined to avoid transparency and greater durability. It’s a beautiful piece, fast drying and fits perfectly to the body.

The swimsuit is all made from recycled plastics is totally vegan and planet friendly as well as anti fast fashion.

As well as products available online Liberty & Love founder Beth Kates also offers a free bra fitting service at her studio in East Sussex where you and a friend can try on collections is a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Available at

Christmas for the tea lover

Some of the most beautiful teas – visually as well as taste that we have tried out… This ethical brand, VAHDAM India is favoured by global icons including Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey and Ellen DeGeneres and is a climate and plastic neutral brand. As well as a fantastic selection they direct one per cent of its revenue towards the education of its tea growers’ children in India.

Their range of over 100 garden-fresh, artisanal and signature blends have been shipped to over 3 million consumers across 130 countries and places sustainability and social initiatives at the center of its ethos.

All VAHDAM teas are available online at

Christmas for the beauty love

RINGANA is the pioneering vegan friendly Austrian skincare and supplements company They are passionate about freshness, efficacy and sustainability.

The products are vegan and contain no artificial preservatives or additives. They are manufactured at RINGANA’s new facility in St. Johann in der Haide and are shipped from there to international customers in 34 countries.

Be quick! Several sets sold out – luckily replenished however who knows how long these vegan skincare treats will be available!

The RINGANA Glittery Xmas Set” contains two fresh products that will give your skin some festive sparkle… FRESH hydro serum delivers maximum hydration. It can absorb water molecules from the surrounding environment and make them available to the skin. The skin barrier is strengthened and its plump, fresh and radiant look is restored.

One pump of FRESH ADDS glow limited edition mixed with FRESH hydro serum acts as a beauty booster which protects you from external environmental influences thanks to a natural anti-pollution complex, while refreshing and stimulating your skin.

Selected plant extracts and glitter pigments including real gold leave the skin silky, radiant and refreshed.

Available online

Christmas for the animal lover

This Christmas, the UK's leading vegan charity Viva! is offering people the opportunity to adopt a rescued farmed animal as a gift for a loved one.

Working in collaboration with animal sanctuary Beneath the Wood, customers can pay just £25 to adopt their preferred animal friend for a year, half of which goes directly towards the animal's feed and care, ensuring they stay safe and fed.

The other half of the donation goes to Viva!, ensuring the charity can continue its work to save as many animal lives as possible.

The gift recipient will receive an adoption pack including: a letter, personalised certificate, colour photo (7x5”), and adoption postcard. They will also receive a six-month update letter.  Kids’ packs (for under 12-year-olds) will also include an animal factsheet and accompanying keepsake folder. 

Christmas for the food lover

Personalised, super cute and tastes really good – this festive treat will get you a WOW as it is opened.

Handmade and shipped from East London. We love the ginger bread vegan cookies and we did say WOW when we opened the box!

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Christmas for the dog lover

The fantastic dog rescue charity K-9 Angels has just launched their limited edition 2023 calendar.

Full of photos from their wonderful adopters showing great before and after pictures and highlighting some memorable charity achievements from the last year including some great news for 2023.

K-9 Angels were initially best known as a dog rescue charity, and whilst they still do rescue dogs in need of course, this is not all they do. K-9 Angels help stray dogs all around the world, as well as the UK, and have not only rehomed hundreds of dogs in the last ten years, but also funded aid for shelters, providing food, medical supplies, and undertaken regular spay/neuter and vaccination programmes, spaying over a thousand animals and preventing literally millions of unwanted strays being born into lives of misery and starvation.

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Christmas for the Bake Off lover

Vegans Deserve Better Than a Fruit Salad is an informative, humorous, idea-inspiring cookery book like no other. With more than 60 recipes, Chef Danielle will convince you vegan desserts are easy to make, taste delicious and look incredible. Classical English desserts have a place of honour.

A modern twist will bring them to the front of stage, from an Eton mess to a sticky toffee pudding. The book is organised into easy to read sections and the Basics section gives even the most novice cook all the advice and help they need. Vegan or not, just looking at these recipes encourages even the most reluctant cook to give it a go.

Danielle Maupertuis is a Belgian Pastry Chef who has worked in five-star hotels, abroad and in the U.K. She won several gold and silver medals in international competitions. She is one of the first Pastry Chefs to create a range of vegan desserts focused upon taste and presentation.

She runs classes for foodies and chefs at the Vegetarian Society Cookery School. She also gives cooking demos and online courses.

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Remember Christmas is a time for goodwill for all – and this includes turkeys!

For some delicious vegan festive recipes check out with more recipes being added throughout December.

Karin Ridgers

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