Gift Guide: Cruelty-free ideas for stocking treats!

I got inspired to write this posts because sometimes when people don’t understand exactly what “cruelty-free” or “plant-based” means they feel like they’re at a loss for gifts, and with the holidays quickly approaching I thought maybe everyone could benefit for some ideas from someone who get’s stupid excited about these little vegan treats!

So First, Batiste Dry Shampoo. I had been trying to find a dry shampoo for a while. If I wash my hair too often, it actually looks worse! So sometimes all I need is a touch-up, and dry shampoo is perfect for that. Unfortunately, it took some trial and error to find one that worked with my hair. My hair can get easily oily, and some dry shampoos that I tried made that worse, or left while flakes in my hair. Then I hit the jackpot with Batiste. I’m cheap by nature so when I found this for $7.99 I almost walked away because while most would be like oh that’s nothing like I said I’m cheap by nature. But I sucked it up and bought it because I knew if it worked it would make my life easier, and I was hoping it wouldn’t make my hair oily since it was more expensive than the others. I was right. I’ve been using it for about 4 months now, you don’t need to use a ton of it, it’s vegan and cruelty-free certified and can be found in most retail stores.  It’s not super small but could definitely fit in a regular sized stocking!

dry shampooo

2. Next up, Cruelty-Free, Vegan makeup, and skin care. I’m pretty loyal to E.L.F, it’s cheaper, but great quality and with my sensitive skin it’s nice to have a brand that I know doesn’t bother my skin no matter which of the products I’m using. I recently bought a face wash that is outstanding and a hydrating face mask that felt amazing. I don’t use much make-up, usually, a simple eyeliner and mascara will do it for me, but it’s a wonderful feeling to know that no animals suffered for me to do so. Along with being cheaper than most products, most products are small enough to fit in your loved ones stocking.


3. Eco-friendly jewelry or clothing.  Cute jewelry that was handmade, or used with recycled materials, to me, is better than any thousand dollar necklace or jacket could be.  A search through Amazon, Etsy, a local boutique, or any eco-friendly online store could help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Wallets, jewelry, and even a t-shirt can be rolled up nicely to stuff that stocking!

These options are from Not only do they have super cute, vegan jewelry, but also an awesome collection of clothing, including a collection with the Tree Kisser who is how I found out about Vegetaryn in the first place! Definitely worth a look !

4. Bath Bombs! Even at 26 I’m obsessed with a good bath, and the right kind of bath bomb makes it even better. Brands like Lush and Pacifica are the two that I’ve personally used and love. Honestly, bath bombs are an excellent stocking stuffer for ANY kind of person in your life.

How cute are those?!

5. Candy, of course!  Dark Chocolate is usually always a safe bet to be vegan, and more candy is vegan than most realize. I’m not much for candy, but Swedish Fish and Twizzlers are my favorites go to’s when I do want it. Skittle and Oreos. I’m a sucker for mint with dark chocolate and this company called endangered species chocolate is delicious! And to make things even better 10% of their net profits are donated annually to current 10% GiveBack Partners;  each is guaranteed a minimum annual donation of $10,000 and is free to use the funds on projects they deem most important. Partners include Rainforest trust, ee the wild, Wildlife conservation network, and more, all of which can be found on their website.


As with most things for vegan and cruelty-free individuals, it is always in our best interests to double check labels to ensure that everything is vegan and cruelty-free because there’s always the chance a few items won’t be. I really believe these are the perfect little stuffers, some I hope to get, but also some that I plan on giving to others in order too give them new options and suggest a more cruelty-free life!

Published by missraee

I launched Miss Raee in 2016 purely for a twenty-something girl who is trying to figure it all out, who loves to write and finally decided to share it. I’ve had a hell of a time figuring out what I wanted this blog to be, and I’ve eventually narrowed it down to that I want this blog to be ME, every weird, quirky, loveable aspect of me and even more importantly anyone who also sees themselves as that weird, quirky, loveable person who might love plant-based cooking, multiple fandoms including Star Wars, Supernatural, Greys Anatomy, DC TV, Marvel, The Magicians and SO much more. I found myself being an advocate for mental health, for animals, for the environment, and for equality. I’m a big believer in the vibes you bring, the power of music, and how important the storytelling of books and movies and TV can be. If I’m not on the blog, you can find me sharing selfies and nonsense on Instagram @/amandaraeex3 and live-tweeting and putting in my two cents on twitter at @/amandaraee_x3, so I hope you’ll tag along with me on here and my social media and enjoy all the weird, quirky things we all love.

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