Every woman would love a toiletry gift set packed full of her favourite bath stuff, beauty products or make-up. Gift sets make the perfect presents for Christmas, birthdays and Valentine’s day because they’re practical but also thoughtful. And who doesn’t love to be pampered?
If the lady in your life is vegan, you must be careful when choosing a gift set for her as so many toiletries either contain animal products or have been tested on animals.
To make it easy for you to choose the perfect gift set for your vegan friend, girlfriend, wife, mum or colleague, I’ve picked out the best vegan-friendly gift sets to buy in the UK right now.
Every gift set in this guide is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and many are also plastic-free.
Bars Not Bottles Gift Set
This zero-waste gift set features all the plastic-free swaps you could ever need in the shower. There’s an organic soap bar, exfoliating soap pouch, moisturising shampoo bar, reusable facecloth and some reusable cleansing pads.
All of the packaging is recyclable, reusable or compatible. Plus, when you buy this you’re helping charities like Plastic Soup Foundation, Seahorse Trust and IN Kind Direct.
Sanctuary Spa Signature Showstopper Gift Set
Every woman loves the signature scent of Sanctuary Spa toiletries and this bumper gift set has everything she could want.
Inside the reusable heart-shaped cardboard box, there are ten treats including body wash, body scrub, shower oil, body lotion, salt scrub, help balm, hand cream, face wash, sleep mist and a shower puff.
The Big Night Out Gift Set
This vegan and cruelty-free gift set contains a vegan leather make-up bag that’s fully stocked with eyeshadow, lip gloss, lip liner, lipstick, eyeliner and highlighter as well as a selection of make-up brushes.
Buying all of these products separately would cost over £50, so this make-up gift set offers amazing value for money when you buy it as a bundle.
Vegan Pamper Hamper
If you’d like to support a small business with your gift set purchase, then I suggest this luxury pamper hamper from The Urban Wellbeing. Everything is handmade and with zero plastic for a perfect ethical gift.
Inside the cute brown paper packages, you’ll get a soap bar, shampoo bar, bath salts, exfoliating body scrub and a selection of soy wax melts.
Sleeping Bag Gift Set
Give the gift of a great night’s sleep with this luxuriously relaxing gift set. It includes pillow spray, sleep balm, shower cream and a luxury eye mask. Each is infused with lavender and chamomile essential oils.
After taking a warm shower, massaging the balm into pulse points, spraying the pillow with the spray and popping on the silky eye mask, your loved one is sure to enjoy the most restful sleep ever.
Day & Night Skin Treat Set
Green People is known for its high-quality, organic and chemical-free skincare products. With this vegan skin gift set, you’ll get the popular Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream and the Fruitful Nights Night Cream.
This gift set comes beautifully packed in a cute zebra print cardboard box. Plus, the company donates 10% of its profits to the charity EDS UK.
Sheet Masks Gift Set
What better way to relax than to pop on a face mask and pamper yourself? This vegan-friendly and cruelty-free pamper gift set comes with a selection of five different face masks with hyaluronic acid and natural plant extracts for radiant and plumper-looking skin.
These masks are suitable for sensitive skin and the packaging is all made from FSC certified cardboard that’s 100% recyclable.
Roll-On Essential Oils Gift Set
Essential oils have all kinds of healing properties, helping to relieve stress, restore inner calm and promote good sleep. This gift set contains 100% pure and natural essential oils that can be easily rolled onto the pulse points at the wrists, temples and neck.
The rollers come in recyclable glass bottles and the gift set packaging is cardboard.
Make her dreams come true with this ICONIC London gift set. Featuring all of the make-up essentials she needs, this high-end gift set includes Triple Threat Mascara, Prep-Set-Glow, Illuminator, Lip Plumping Gloss and Warm & Blushing Eyeshadow Palette.
This gift set is worth over £100, making this a great-value gift purchase with a discount.
Lip Scrub & Balm Gift Set
A cute stocking filler, this gift set consists of a revitalising lip scrub and lip balm presented in a gorgeous gift box with no wrapping required.
Handmade in small batches in the UK with only natural ingredients, these lip products smell amazing. Plus, the packaging is totally plastic-free.
Cowshed Calming Essentials Gift Set
Cowshed products use only the highest quality essential oils and sustainably-sourced botanicals. This vegan-friendly bath gift comes with an iconic black cowshed bag, calming bath and shower gel, body lotion and lip balm.
The perfect gift for her, this gift set is vegan, cruelty-free and certified organic.
Bath Bomb Gift Set
This bath gift set is simply the bomb! These skin-softening bath bombs are 100% natural and organic, with essential oils to revitalise your body and mind.
Each bath bomb is individually wrapped for freshness and safe for children with no residue left in the bathtub.
Organic Soap Making Kit
Vegan soap makes a great gift, but how about this organic soap making kit that lets your vegan friend make their own soaps at home?
The set comes with everything they’ll need including organic soap compounds, shaped moulds, essential oils, seeds, petals and all of the instructions.
All too often, lipsticks are made from crushed beetles, but that’s not a worry with this vegan and cruelty-free lipstick gift set.
The four colours are all matte and intensely pigmented, for a smudge-proof finish that will last all day long and a sweet vanilla scent.
Info about vegan gift sets
Hopefully, this guide has helped you to choose a great vegan-friendly gift set. If you have any questions about what makes beauty gift sets vegan and cruelty-free have answered those for you below…
What are vegan toiletries?
Vegan toiletries are free from animal-derived ingredients such as animal fat, honey, beeswax, collagen, lanolin and keratin. Not all products labelled as vegan are cruelty-free, so ut’s important to also look for products that haven’t been tested on animals.
What’s the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?
If a product is labelled as vegan, it means that it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Cruelty-free means that it has not been tested on animals. It’s possible for cosmetics to be vegan but not cruelty-free and vice versa. However, most vegans would ideally want both.
Is vegan skincare better?
As well as not causing any harm to animals, most vegan skincare products are actually better for our skin too. This is because they are generally more natural, with fewer chemicals that could irritate sensitive skin. However, even amongst vegan-friendly products, the quality can vary.
Are vegan beauty products better for the environment?
Animal agriculture contributes significantly to climate change, so by avoiding the use of animal products, we can help the environment. In addition, many vegan beauty brands use plastic-free, biodegradable, reusable and recyclable packaging where possible.
How to tell if a skincare brand is vegan?
You can tell if a skincare product is vegan by reading the website and checking the labelling on the packaging. Look out for products that are labelled as ‘suitable for vegans’ as well as checking that they are cruelty-free and not tested on animals.