How To Gift For a Vegan in 2022
Do you need the perfect gift for a vegan but don't know where to start? Well look no further because you have come to the perfect place! We are soboxsy, a cruelty free and vegan gifting company who is here to help you shop for that vegan or cruelty free person in your life.
Here is what you need to know to start:
1. Definition of a Vegan: a person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who typically does not use other animal products.
2. Definition of Cruelty Free: (of cosmetics or other commercial products) manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals.
*To make it easier to remember, the term "vegan refers to the ingredients in the product, while cruelty-free refers to the production of the product" (https://bzfd.it/3i8GukL)
So, how do you shop for a cruelty free or vegan person you might ask?
The first thing you need to remember is just because a product is labelled 'Cruelty-Free', does NOT make it 'Vegan'. If you find this confusing, all this means is the product may not have been tested on animals but the ingredients may contain animal-derivatives such as: gelatin, cholesterol, albumen, collagen, lanolin, honey/beeswax, carmine, casein and or many others. Therefore, when shopping for a vegan it's important to look at the ingredients!
Here are some tips when looking for vegan and cruelty free products:
If you are shopping online and you aren't sure about an ingredient, you can use the 'Double Check Vegan' (https://doublecheckvegan.com/) website where you can copy and paste an ingredient or a whole list of ingredients from any type of product and it will tell you whether or not the ingredient(s) are vegan.
If you are shopping for a vegan in person, we recommend downloading the 'Is it Vegan' app (https://isitvegan.net/). This app allows you to scan a product barcode and it will analyze the ingredients and tell you whether or not the product is vegan.
Don't have time for all that?
If you don't want to spend time doing either of the above, our best recommendation is to simply look for the Cruelty Free AND Vegan logos on products. As long as the product has one of the cruelty free logos below and one of the vegan logos below, you are safe to purchase the item.
Or if you want to make your life really easy
Shop with us! Soboxsy only carries cruelty free and vegan products so we do all the heavy lifting for you. In 3 easy steps, you can build the perfect gift box for any occasion, whether that's a birthday, a work promotion, an engagement etc. All you have to do is:
1. Select a gift box
2. Select from over 50 vegan and cruelty free products
3. Select a notecard, type out your message and we'll handle the rest!