Vegan Holiday Gift Guide: Jewelry
The holidays are a time when people love to give (and receive!) jewelry and vegans are no different! However, it doesn’t always have to be diamonds and pearls – with the advent of Etsy and other socially conscious businesses, jewelry that is either vegan-centric or made with a particular cause in mind is easier than ever to find.
Here are some of the cutest and most affordable options I’ve seen. These pieces of jewelry make a classic gift that everyone, omnis and vegans alike, will love getting this holiday season.
Acacia Creations – Acacia Creations is a small jewelry and home decor business that is a Fair Trade Federation member. These unique pieces are made from recycled materials by artists in Nairobi, Kenya. The recycled materials make for beautiful and colorful pieces that you really can’t find anywhere else. In addition to getting beautiful pieces you know that your jewelry was made by a Fair Trade company and that the workers are paid rightfully for their products. One of my favorite pieces is the Healing Hearts Necklace, which is made from recycled paper and is priced very reasonably at $27.
Added Bonus: Many of their items qualify for free shipping, which is key during the holidays!
Crafting4Cause on Etsy – The piece that first caught my attention from this seller is the one featured at the beginning of this post, the Vegan Necklace with Chicken Charm and Blue Glass Bead. This piece is a beautiful way to show off your vegan pride year around. This handmade necklace is only $15 and it comes in a gift box. Crafting4Cause also has many other pieces of hand-crafted jewelry including inspirational bracelets and earrings.
Added Bonus: The owner of this shop donates part of all sales to animal rescue efforts!
Pennie Mills Jewelry - The cruelty-free, hand-crafted jewelry that Pennie Mills sells on VeganAesthetics.com made me smile from ear-to-ear the first time I saw it. The gorgeous colors in the bracelets and rings are bright and warm and there are many other options including anklets and earrings. All of the jewelry is reasonably priced ($18 for this beautiful amethyst ring) and there is a $3 flat rate shipping that makes her jewelry the perfect gift for someone special on your gift list.
Added Bonus: Owner and artist, Pennie Mills, donates regularly to animal charities and if you order by December 9th you’re guaranteed holiday delivery.
In addition to these three standouts, there are a plethora of artists who create vegan-centric jewelry – many of which can be found on Etsy via a simple ‘vegan jewelry’ search. I hope you enjoy looking through the beautiful creations of these artists and if there’s anyone you think I missed or is worth mentioning just let me know and I will add them to the final gift guide (releasing around Thanksgiving).