9 Gifting Ideas To Give Your Loved Ones This New Year

9 Gifting Ideas To Give Your Loved Ones This New Year

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Here at PlantX, there’s nothing we love more than giving gifts. Showing someone you care is the best thing about this time of year! 

So why not show your loved one you care, while showing some love to the planet too?

The New Year is a time when people try to better themselves, make positive changes and get into good habits. So what could be better than a gift that lets them do just that? By buying them something sustainable, plant-based or ethically made - you can give them more than just a gift. It’s a gift that will be doing the world some good too!

PlantX is all about making positive changes for the good of the planet, so we’ve put together a list of great gifts your loved one can enjoy while our environment, and all the creatures living in it, thrive. Let them start the New Year the right way!

1. The Best Gift Of All - PlantX Gift Card

PlantX Gift Card

It can be hard to know exactly what to get your loved one, but another great way to show them you really care is to get them a PlantX Gift Card. This is a great present for people who are just starting out their vegan lifestyle because they can use it for anything they want, or anything they feel will make their vegan transition easier. You can even add a custom message to your gift card, to make your gift card that bit more personal.

2. For Gifts Under $10 - Vegan Chocolate 

Vegan Chocolate

Is there a better way to say ‘I love you’ than with some delicious vegan chocolate? It’s great for those of us who have vegan New Year Resolutions - but whether your loved one is vegan or not, there’s no way they won’t love some rich and creamy vegan chocolate. And it couldn’t be easier, because there’s a bunch of great options on the PlantX website!

Hu - Chocolate Hunks Almond & Sea Salt

Hu chocolate hunks almond and sea salt is the perfect vegan stocking filler! Made with organic almonds covered in 70% dark chocolate, they’re also free from palm oil, dairy, gluten and refined sugars. Delicious and guilt-free!

Endangered Species - Oat Milk Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate

Make a new vegan’s transition to veganism easy with Endangered Species Chocolate bars! Not only does this brand make incredibly delicious chocolate, but it also works closely with wildlife conservationists and supports fairtrade farmers to ensure its chocolate is as ethical as possible.

3. For Gifts Under $20 - Give a Plant

prayer plant

Give someone green fingers this New Year with a brand new plant! They’re simple, beautiful and are super varied - so you’re bound to find something that your loved one will like. Not only do they improve the appearance of any given space, but they also have lots of other positive attributes to bring to the home that go beyond aesthetics.

There’s a ton of great plants on the PlantX website, but here are a couple of our favorites that we think make especially great gifts for 2022!

Prayer Plant ‘Lemon Lime’

We think that this plant makes a great gift because of its totally unique properties. The prayer plant quite literally ‘prays’: during the day the leaves of the plant lie flat, and at night they fold up into a praying position! Not to mention its bright stripes! If you’re looking for a plant with personality, this is your guy.

Polka Dot Plant

polka dot

Give this small but mighty plant to your most fun and colorful friend! With a pop of color, this vivid plant is a great way to brighten any room. Polka dot plant is a super easy to care for too, so it’s a good option for someone who is new to taking care of plants (or who has a reputation for killing them!).

Golden Pothos

golden pothos

Here is another great one for beginners. The golden pothos is known for its vibrant color and luscious leaves - so it's sure to look great even in the dullest of rooms. It can survive in low light and also has the ability to purify the air!

4. Why Not Grab A Pot To Go With That…? 

Blue pot

If your loved one has enough plants to take care of, why not get them a brand new pot instead? There’s a bunch of colorful pots on our website to choose from. We’ve got deep blues, light pastels and more! There’s something for everyone.

5. Vegan Skincare

vegan skincare

The only better present than skincare products, are vegan skincare products! Let your loved one get into some self-care this 2022 with our wide range of vegan soaps, shampoos, moisturizers and more! Because veganism shouldn’t just stop at what we eat. Here are our favorite gift ideas:

Nootka & Sea Eucalyptus Salts

With these luxurious bath salts, you’ll be giving someone the gift of the ultimate self-care! Made with eucalyptus, elderflower, Celtic sea salts and green clay - these salts will dissolve away stress and worries in no time.

Alaffia Neem Turmeric Clarifying Hand & Body Lotion

Made with the healing herb neem, the nourishing ingredient turmeric and unrefined shea, this hand and body lotion from Alaffia is the perfect way to give your loved one the best this New Year. Alaffia is also 100% certified Fair Trade, so a product like this will be an ethical purchase, and a well-received one!

Clearly Natural Aloe Vera Glycerin Soap Bar 

If you’re looking for a stocking filler, here’s your product. This nourishing soap bar is made up of natural, soothing ingredients that are kind to the skin. With a delicious scent and enriching qualities, it’s a small but great present for your loved one.

6. Vegan Candles

vegan candles

While we’re on the theme of self-care, there’s no better gift than a vegan candle. Getting someone a vegan candle is the perfect way to brighten someone’s New Year and start it off the right way. So go ahead and bring someone a sense of calm with one of these beautiful vegan candles on our PlantX website.

P.F. Candle Co. - Sandalwood Rose Soy Candle

This 100% soy candle will bring an earthy and floral scent to your room, flooding your senses with freshness and calm. It burns for 40-50 hours and is free from parabens and phthalates. It’s the perfect gift to show you care.

P.F. Candle Co. - No. 4 Teakwood & Tobacco Soy Candle

We love this candle for its sweet and musky scent, perfect for men and women to enjoy. Made with 100% domestically grown soy wax and a cotton wick, this wholesome candle makes for a high-quality gift that your loved one will adore.

P.F. Candle Co. - Amber Moss Soy Candle

This fresh, earthy candle will bring calming, outdoorsy vibes to whichever room you place it in. It’s sure to bring warmth and peace to your loved ones - something they’ll definitely appreciate!

7. Vegan Recipe Books

We can all fall into the trap of cooking the same five or six meals on repeat - but why not use the New Year as an opportunity to expand your and your loved ones vegan cuisine! A vegan cookbook is a great way to spice up your mealtimes in 2022. They make a perfect present for long time vegans looking for some inspiration, or a loved one who is just trying to eat a more plant-based diet! It’s the perfect gift for vegans and non-vegans alike.

PlantX Tip: If you want some vegan cooking inspo, but don’t want to buy a cookbook - check out our vegan cooking recipes! 

8. Vegan Wine & Champagne

What better way to celebrate the New Year starting than with some vegan drinks? Tell your loved one they’re in for a year of fun with a bottle of crisp vegan wine, or a bubbly bottle of vegan champagne. It’s a gift that is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face! Take a look at some of the great options available.

Vegan Wine & Champagne

Serge Faust - Carte d’Or Champagne (NV), 750ml

Start the New Year off the right way with a bottle of this classy and delicious vegan champagne. Made with dark grapes, this organic champagne is full-bodied, rich and creamy - perfect for celebrating!

Sauv Blanc Trio Collection

Sauv Blanc Trio Collection

If your loved one is a fan of white wine, this Sauvignon Blanc Trio Collection is the ideal gift for them! In this Collection you get one bottle of Greenhough Sauvignon Blanc River Garden (2019), one bottle of Eco Terreno Sauvignon Blanc (2018) and one bottle of Chacewater Sauvignon Blanc (2019). Get ready for some crispy acidity and perfectly complemented fruity tones.

Red Wine Lover Collection

Red Wine Lover Collection

Or maybe your loved one is more of a red wine lover - in which case our Red Wine Lover Collection is the bundle for them. Luxurious, full-bodied red wine that’s sure to make your loved one feel special and appreciated. Included is a bottle of Keeler Estate Vineyard “Heart” Pinot Noir (2017), a bottle of Viticcio Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva (2015) and a bottle of Gravel Bar Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (2018).  

9. Ethical Planner

The New Year is a great time to get organised and practical! Get your loved one a beautiful and ethical planner, so they can save dates, make lists and plan exciting adventures for the year ahead. We think this makes the perfect present for someone who loves a bit of organisation, but equally for those of us who need some extra help with it.

There’s a bunch of great brands out there which make planners ethically, using recycled paper, card or cloth that are sustainable and make great gifts. Also look out for ones that use vegetable ink, which is much better for the environment than petroleum-based ink.

And That’s A Wrap!

Starting the New Year is a great time for new resolutions, and we hope that this list gives you some great ideas to start the New Year in a way that takes our planet and all that live on it into consideration! A gift with that much love and care behind it will prove to your loved ones how much you care about them too.