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The Cruelty Free Beauty Box's Christmas Gift Guide

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The Ultimate Cruelty-Free Christmas Gift Guide

Finding those perfect gifts for your friends and family can and should be a joy, but with the added difficulty of trying to make sure everything you buy doesn’t contribute to the suffering of animals, it can get a little tricky. Luckily for us, there are tonnes of amazing gifts out there if you know where to look! 

To save you the time and energy, we’ve done all the hard work and put together a list of our favourite vegan and cruelty-free gifts to help make the season bright!


The Cruelty Free Beauty Box-Monthly Beauty Box

Perfect for someone looking to explore different beauty products, a Cruelty Free Beauty Box makes for a wonderful gift that’s sure to be enjoyed! Each month, we release boxes with 5 vegan & cruelty-free beauty products that we've tried & tested. Each box contains a mixture of full sized and trial sized products and we make sure that every box is packed full of value! You can even personalise your box to suit your style & taste...


A gift subscription is the gift that keeps giving, with a new monthly box for as long as you opt for.


Available from The Beauty Shop, our plans range from £14.95 for a month-to-month plan, to £84 for a 6 month pre-pay plan.

If you want to give the December beauty box as a gift without subscribing, these are also available as a one-off box from The Beauty Shop for £19.95.


Evolve Beauty Let it Glow Christmas Cracker

The Let it Glow Christmas Cracker by Evolve Beauty is a rather festively packaged duo of Evolve Beauty treats.


With a Radiant Glow face mask to revitalise your skin and buff away the dirt and dead skin and a handy little tin of Lip Shine to complete the naturally radiant look, this is a gift perfect for those who fancy a little refresh over the festive period.


Available from The Beauty Shop for £20.


Kings Evolution Eau De Toilette

The classic go-to gift of masculine fragrance can be hard to come about without buying from a brand that tests on animals, but Kings has got you covered with their Evolution Eau De Toilette.


Made with patchouli, cardamon, vetivert, copaiba, ylang-ylang and eucalyptus essential oils, and free from palm oil and parabens, this is an earthy fragrance with some added spice.


Available from The Beauty Shop for £39.99 for 50ml


Harpers Candles Little Star

Giving the classic gift of a candle becomes a bit trickier when you’re avoiding non-vegan brands. Enter Harper’s Candles, maker of great handmade vegan, soy wax scented candles.


A tribute to the pony that Harper’s Candles sponsor at World Horse Welfare called Star, this scent is new to the collection for Christmas 2018. Aptly named ‘Little Star’, it has notes of magnolia, jasmine and frankincense.


With a burn time of 30 hours, they make a great gift that will last way beyond Christmas.


Available from Harper’s Candles for £8 for a large tin.


Dragon Lord Giant Fizzy Dragon Egg

If you’re looking for something a bit different for the man in your life, we’ve got you covered.


The Dragon Lord Giant Fizzy Dragon Egg by Posh Brats is a rather unique bath bomb, with scents specially formulated to create a sexy masculine aroma. Weighing in at 340g, it most definitely makes for an impressive bath!


Available from The Beauty Shop for £5.95. 


The Deluxe Box

For that someone who deserves something extra special, The Deluxe Box is the ultimate treat. Even if that someone is you!


This box is packed full of our favourite cruelty-free, vegan beauty products, altogether worth over £160. Products include fragrance, moisturisers and creams, face masks and bath products – to name just a few!


Available from The Beauty Shop for £100 


Norah's Brownies - Vegan Christmas Pudding

Few brownies are quite as special as Norah’s Brownies. They’re award winning bites of goodness, free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar. Whilst not every collection is vegan, they do sell a great range of vegan-friendly brownies.

Any of these beautiful creations make a wonderful gift, but for Christmas you can’t go wrong with the Christmas Pudding brownies. Full of brandy soaked fruit and decorated with dairy-free white chocolate and ‘holly’ made from glittered blueberries and pumpkin seeds, they truly are Christmas in brownie form.


Available from Norah’s Brownies for £20 for a box of 8. 


Benecos Men’s Care gift set

The Benecos Men’s Care gift set is the ideal all-in cruelty-free gift set, presented in a handy cardboard case.


The set includes a 3-in-1 Body Wash for hair, body and face, and a 2-in-1 After Shave balm for moisturising and soothing, so everything’s taken care of!


Available from The Beauty Shop for £11.90. 


Optiat -Small Scrub Gift Set

This one’s for those who just love to scrub! The gift set contains 4 of Optiat’s luxurious scrubs: Pick me Up, Feel Great, The Hungover and Hit the Sheets.  These scrubs are made from coffee grounds that would otherwise be wasted and, as with all Optiat products, are sustainably made in the UK.


Wonderful scrubs in their own right, they’re also perfect for taking in hand luggage, making this a great present for the wanderlust-er in your life!


Available from The Beauty Shop for £24.99 



With so much planning – and family gatherings – involved in the Christmas season, we all know the stress can get just a little too much. Why not give the gift of relaxation, with Spacemasks?


This set contains 5 Spacemasks, the ultimate eye mask that gently heats to help relieve tension and rest your eyes. It’s the ideal preparation for a great night’s sleep after a long day of talking politics and religion over the Christmas dinner!


Available from The Beauty Shop for £15. 


HETTY+SAM-Emerald Night Bag

HETTY+SAM is an ethically-minded vegan fashion accessory brand focussing on contemporary designs. This cross-body bag is as striking as it is practical, with its forest green and black geometric pattern designed by Elisabeth Fredriksson.


If that’s not gift enough, HETTY+SAM give a percentage of each sale back to the talented designers that create the designs for their products.


Available at HETTY+SAM for £60.


Our blog was due to launch in 2019 but we really wanted to help push ethical gifts this Christmas!

Written by one of our lovely Beauty Box Subscribers, Lauren Sandercock who is a Freelance Writer.

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