What if Valentine’s Day was celebrated this year to not just show love to your partner, but also to everyone else, including animals?
Here are some of our favourite Vegan Trademarked products that show love to both people and animals.
Chocolate and Love’s dark chocolate tin
This beautiful tin of all vegan Chocolate and Love napolitains contains 30 x 5.5g individually-wrapped dark chocolate napolitains in a mix of Panama 80% single origin, Rich Dark 71% and Madagascar 70% single origin ideal for romantic dark chocolate lovers.
Faith in Nature’s watermelon shampoo, conditioner and body wash
Refresh your senses with the Watermelon range, packed with fresh, juicy Watermelon aromas. Made with 100% Natural Fragrance and Organic Watermelon Extract, the fruity aroma will leave you feeling fresh and revitalised.
RRP £5.50 each
Available in Holland & Barrett, all good health stores and at www.faithinnature.co.uk.
Broadland Wineries’ Proudly Vegan wines
Proudly Vegan wines are 100% vegan, including the ink and glue on the label. The company are on a mission to prove delicious wine that does not require any animal products to be used in the production process. Proudly Vegan is a range that is accessible to everyone and supports the ethical and environmental benefits of veganism. Choose between rose, merlot and Sauvignon Blanc flavours.
RRP £6.99 each
Available on Ocado.
Eden Perfumes’ gift set
What’s more romantic than a gift of perfume? Eden Perfumes match your favourite popular designer women’s and men’s perfumes as well as aftershaves using vegan ingredients (jasmine, vanilla, passion fruit, musk, saffron, oud, sandalwood and more). The products are consciously crafted with respect to the planet and all beings.
3 x 10ml gift set RRP £21.60
Available from www.edenperfumes.co.uk.
Honest Brew’s 12 beer mixed case
A lovingly assembled mixed case of vegan-friendly brews perfect for those who want to steer clear of animal products. The company has worked alongside the world’s most exciting breweries to assure that each and every beer included can be drank with glee and leave you with zero worries.
Available at www.honestbrew.co.uk.
The Gin Guild’s Organic London Dry Gin
A zestful and full-of-flavour London Dry Gin. All their grain is grown organically without the use of toxic pesticides, insecticides and industrial fertilisers. The company have perfected hand harvesting and drying their botanicals on site within hours to retain the maximum freshness and flavour. Their FairWild certification means those harvesting are properly paid for their Junipers. Since first introduced in 1999 Juniper Green has won a total of 25 international medals against all the world’s gins, including golds in the UK and USA.
Available from Ocado, Abel & Cole, Amazon, Vintage Roots, Vinceremos and www.theginguild.com.
Booja Booja’s chocolate truffles
12 deeply luxurious chocolate truffles inebriated with organic Fine de Champagne, handmade and packed into a classic black and gold box. Stylish and sophisticated, these are the perfect present and the ideal accompaniment to a glass of bubbly.
Available from good health food stores, delis and farm shops across the UK and selected branches of Waitrose.
LUSH’s All Yours gift set
A little bit of indulgence can be a good thing. Show someone (or yourself) a bit of love with this box hand painted with the freshest fruit and a sprinkling of hearts, the most important ingredient for a self-care session. Packed full of fruity fun, treats like Peachy bath bomb will perk up your sensual senses, while Avocado Wash shower gel will soothe and soften your skin. Throw caution to the water and enjoy a head to toe pampering with spring abandon. Designed by artist Kim Sielbeck, who is inspired by the colours of the sunset and verdant mountains that fill her with a magical energy.
Available in all LUSH stores.
Northern Bloc’s vegan ice cream
If your date likes to experiment, these ice creams will be perfect for them as they’re anything but your typical - but Northern Bloc don’t really do ordinary. Choose between chocolate and orange blossom (orange blossom gives this rich dark chocolate ice cream a twist), peanut chip (sweet, salty and super nutty ice cream scattered with chocolate chips), hazelnut and rose (rose gives this hazelnut ice cream a distinctive floral note), strawberry and yuzu (strawberry ice cream with an added citrusy zing from the yuzu) and Madagascan bourbon vanilla (own version of a classic vanilla, made with the finest Madagascan bourbon vanilla).
Available from Co-op stores, Ocado and at www.northern-bloc.com.
Not into any of this?
If you’d rather put money into giving back, there are a lot of sanctuaries up and down the UK that dedicate their resources, energy and time to taking in animals rescued from the meat and dairy industry, which means they can go on to live a life free of cruelty and exploitation. Take your friends, your partner or yourself along and get involved. You can find all the organisations that are local to you here.
The views expressed by our bloggers are not necessarily the views of The Vegan Society.