Holiday Gift Guide 2022: The Best Vegan Gifts For Fitness Lovers
It can be tricky finding the perfect present for a fitness enthusiast who has their whole workout routine down to a science, it’s even more challenging to choose a gift that won’t collect dust when you’re shopping for a gym goer who’s also vegan.
But it’s not impossible.
To help you with your search for the right gift, I’ve compiled a roundup of the best eco-savvy, vegan-inspired fitness picks that will hit the spot:
LADDER Premium Plant Protein ($15.95+)
This LeBron James-approved sports supplement is packed with the goodness of pea protein and vegan branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to help your muscles repair and recover faster. It also contains tart cherry to reduce post-workout muscle soreness so you can bounce back easily and feel great for your next workout. The NSF-certified plant protein is available in two classic flavors (vanilla and chocolate) and four serving options (4, 15, 30 and 45).
S’Wheat Reusable Water Bottle ($29.92)
Made from sustainably-sourced wheat stalks and bamboo fibers, the S’Wheat Bottle is as sustainable as it’s practical. Its naturally insulated design allows you to carry both hot and cold liquids while the sturdy, clippable handle makes it easier to take on the go. The plant-based water bottle comes in four fun colors. Worldwide shipping is available.
Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydration ($35.29)
Since exercise causes you to lose more water and electrolytes as you sweat, it’s essential to stay adequately hydrated before, during and after working out in order to maintain fluid balance. Vega’s plant-based supplement is supercharged with sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium to boost rehydration, support muscle repair and maximize gains along with vitamin C to help support the immune system. The electrolyte powder is available in two refreshing flavors—berry and lemon-lime. Plus, it’s vegan, certified non-GMO and gluten-free.
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen ($19.50)
Created especially for an active outdoor lifestyle, Juice Beauty’s broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen stays waterproof for up to 80 minutes so it won’t sweat off. The vegan SPF is also infused with organic coconut oil, aloe, jojoba and vitamins C and E to fight and repair oxidative stress and deliver deep hydration. Plus, the reef-friendly sunscreen is formulated without oxybenzone, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances—so it’s good for your skin as well as the environment.
Coalatree Baseline Midlayer ($89.99*)
Made with fibers created from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles, Coalatree’s innovative mid-layer is the perfect gift option for the vegan hiker or runner on your list. Unlike synthetic activewear, the sustainable baseline doesn’t shed microplastics when washed. In addition, it’s colored with waterless dyes, saving thousands of gallons of water throughout production. The eco-friendly design, however, doesn’t sacrifice functionality and comfort. Its super soft and durable honeycomb fabric is antimicrobial, water-resistant and breathable enough for daily use. The lightweight jacket also features hidden pockets to safely stash valuables and a carabiner loop, making it easy to attach it to your bag. (* current price at the time of publishing)
Raw Sugar Living Aluminum Free Deodorant ($7.99)
Round out the gift set with this vegan, allergy-friendly deodorant that uses bamboo charcoal, arrowroot powder and zinc to neutralize BO. It also contains antimicrobial coconut oil that zaps odor-causing bacteria along with antioxidant-rich vitamin E. The aluminum-free deodorant comes in a bunch of cool fragrances including Vanilla Bean+Charcoal, Lavender+Lemon Sugar, Beach Rose+Aloe and Eucalyptus+Fresh Mint.
Arvin Goods Athletic Short Sock—Mixed, 3-Pack ($18)
With ultra-soft moisture-wicking material, athletic ribbed cuffs for a secure fit, arch support and padded footbeds for added comfort, these versatile socks walk the line between sustainability and functionality with ease. Made from recycled fabric scraps, they are light enough to keep your feet fresh yet durable enough to hold up to the challenge on or off the field.
yFOY Blueberry Pie Plant-Protein Powder ($46)
This delicious protein powder containing organic pea protein, wild berry extract and stevia, delivers vital nutrients to your body and provides a muscle-building boost without sacrificing taste. The vegan, soy-free supplement is also available in Vanilla Bean flavor.
Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist ($34)
Vegan hyaluronic acid, organic rose hydrosol, coconut water and soothing hibiscus make this award-winning face mist the perfect refresh after a sweat sesh. Spritz it after cleansing your face post-workout or whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.