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Vegan Indie Gift Guide

November 28, 2019

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Its been two years since my mammoth 100 Scottish indie designers gift guide (how did that happen?), but don’t fret! I’ve pulled together some of my favourite brands into this handy little Vegan Indie Gift Guide.

All of the brands I’ve picked out are small businesses doing their best for the environment. From Vintage sellers saving items from landfill by passing them on to new people, skincare brands that are sustainable & plastic-free to fashion made from fabric offcuts and handmade accessories made in the UK.

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Vegan Indie Gift Guide

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vegan indie gift guide

Vegan Beauty;

Bybi – This brand is at the top of my Christmas wishlist. Sustainable, low impact, fully recyclable and products that look beautiful. I’ll be treating myself to the Blueberry booster if it’s not waiting for me under the tree!

Lucky Cloud Skincare – All natural, handmade and vegan. Lucky Cloud have been in every gift guide I’ve done for the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Shop their Christmas edit & treat yourself to a Super Balm, it’s one of my all-time favourite skincare products and it’ll keep your body super moisturised & smelling delish!

White Rabbit Skincare – Made in Scotland White Rabbit incredible skincare. The cleanser will take off every inch of makeup, perfect for your beauty-obsessed bff. Most of their packaging is made from aluminium & glass making it really easy to recycle or reuse.

Eden Perfume – Struggling to find vegan perfume? Eden make vegan versions of most designer perfumes! All you have to do is search for the perfume you want and it will bring up their vegan version.

Black Palm – Possibly the best smelling skincare I have ever tried out. The packaging is beautiful and the small-batch skincare really does the trick. The sandalwood toner is wonderful, and smells so good that it gets sprayed all over. I’m justing waiting till they release a candle… or a perfume!

Estia Soaps – You might think giving someone a box of soap is a basic Christmas gift, but Estia are anything but basic! All-natural vegan soaps handmade in Scotland and their packaging is 100% paper-based, no plastic in sight.

Vintage;

Oh Hello Vintage  – Obviously I had to include my own Vintage store! Head online to find a fully curated range of vintage & indie sellers.

Rip It Up – Based at the Barras in Glasgow this Vintage store is perfect for the 60s & 70s Mod lover in your life. Especially if you are looking for an extra special present.

Strange Ray – Got a 70s rock queen in your life? Then this is the site for you, full of glam rock & tassels.

BAM – Based in Glasgow’s southside, Bam is perfect for grabbing vintage homeware. Their collection of vintage espresso cups is perfect for all your coffee-obsessed pals. They also sell indie prints and sell coffee and cake so prepare to lose a few hours there!

Dirty Disco – Maximalist vintage at it’s best. Their knitwear range is especially good right now, plus new stock is added on a weekly basis so you’ll have something new to drool over constantly.

Another Matinee – Highly Curated vintage dresses. The collections have a very Wes Anderson aesthetic, if Wes Anderson took over London in the 60s! Perfect for that special someone. And yes that special someone can be you!

Indie Fashion;

Mary Benson London – These are statement dresses to die for! Made from remnant fabrics so every dress is a limited run. There are also beautiful handmade accessories and Christmas stockings!

What Lydia Made – Handmade size-inclusive underwear made to measure. Lydia only does limited runs and she still has a few left before Christmas so if you are looking for an extra special gift you’ve found it.

Cat Obrien – Victorian inspired corsets handmade in London in small batches. Currently, they come in Red Velvet and Black velvet will be added in time for Christmas

Roobs Grlclb – Political T-shirts at their best. Made in Glasgow the brand is the only thing you’ll want to get your bestie. Perfect protect T-shirts.

Lucky Sew and Sew – This printed underwear brand has loads of designs, including nursing bras, perfect for the expectant mama in your life.

Dream Land Clothing – Handmade in Dundee this brand creates inclusive overalls in the cutest 80s inspired prints. They also make kids overalls so you can dress your entire family in them, including the dog!

Accessories;

Bloody Mary Metal – Designed and made in Cornwall this jewellery store sells jewellery for the alt babe in your life.

Tessa Metcalf – If you are looking for a statement piece of jewellery then you’ve found it. Everything is based around Pigeon Claws and is as striking as you imagine.

Elizabeth Whibley – There are statement earrings and then there are Elizabeth’s creations. I have two pairs and I’m not likely to stop anytime soon. Perfect for the maximalist in your life.

Florence Given – If sassy slogans are what you are after then all you need is Florence Given. From totes to phone cases she has all your bffs covered.

Babylon Jewellery – Do you have one friend who just wears insane earrings all the time, then they need Babylon. Bold and printed clay earrings handmade in Scotland.

Roo Jewellery – Have a friend who loves religious iconography? Roos jewellery is exactly what you need. I’ll be hoping for the ex voto necklace under the tree this year!

Oh My Clumsy Heart – Minimal jewellery that is responsibly made in the UK with 0 waste packaging, could you ask for more? They currently have a gift guide live to help you pick the perfect piece of jewellery.

Homeware;

Steph Liddle – Statement ceramics at their finest. Grab a vase or one of the new keep cups!

Nikki McWilliams – Cushions perfect for the biscuit lover in your life. Designed and made in Scotland.

Barbie Longfox – Kewpie inspired tattoo prints and art made in Bristol by tattooist Barbie. The in pane cuties are the perfect gift for the tattoo loving kewpie obsessed friend.

Floral Menagerie – Located in Glasgow’s west end Floral Menagerie sells faux flowers & maximalist homeware.

Emily Millichip – Printed cushions to die for! New homeware collection dropping December.

Abandon Ship Art – Designed and Printed in Scotland all of these prints make a statement. The hardest decision you’ll have is what to buy for your friends and what to get yourself.

Flowers Vermillion – You can pick up a dried flower bouquet for your bestie at BAM or you can grab two tickets for one of their wreath making workshops! An early Christmas present for you and your bestie.

Poppys Papercuts – Poppy makes incredible paper art. You can commission something or pick up a wee print for your loved one.

Ciara Isabel ceramics – Like a candyfloss surreal dream this homeware collection is sure to put you in the good books. Just remember to buy something for yourself or you might end up just keeping all the presents for yourself.

Stocking Fillers;

Naf Stuff – Vegan cuticle oils are the perfect stocking filler. They smell amazing and they help keep your nails in tip top condition!

Dear Green Coffee – This isn’t just your standard coffee company. All of their bags are biodegradable, they have a transparent supply chain and work with multiple community projects in Glasgow. Oh, and their coffee is delicious.

Pot Yer Tits Away – The tit pots may have sold out until after Christmas, but you can still buy this cute af journal illustrated with some boobies plus all proceeds are donated to charity so it’s a gift that keeps on giving.

Harri Go Lightly – Harriet is not only an amazing illustrator, but she is also selling a zodiac calendar featuring some of your favourite feminist artists! And £10 from each sale will go directly to Womens Aid.

Bonnie Bling – Laser-cut accessories made in Scotland aren’t the perfect stocking filler. Lewis Capaldi as an angel is.

Mud Urban – If you are looking for the most brownie points ever, then the bouquet subscription is exactly what you are looking for. A whole year of presents! If however, you need something that smells amazing but is a one-off then grab one of their hand poured candles.

Almighty Foods – It wouldn’t be a Christmas stocking without Chocolate! Pop in a chocolate bar or a jar of Almightyfoods delish nut butters.

Dawnson Brown Candles – Handmade in Scotland these candles smell amazing! They are hand-poured using a mix of soy and coconut waxes, my favourite scent has to be the coconut and lemongrass!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Vegan Indie Gift Guide. If you want more gift ideas check out my 100 Scottish Indie Designers list & the Delicate Rebellion gift guide.

*I have worked with some of these brands in the past – this post was not paid for – just to share some of my favourite independent brands with you*

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