Homemade vegan gifts are an opportunity to express our heart and soul. Giving speaks volumes of the compassion that we feel toward others. Gift giving is also an opportunity to express how much we care about the world around us. When I give gifts, I want to make sure that I am celebrating my love for all sentient life within everything I share. To me, that means honouring Mother Earth by being resourceful, making gifts with whatever I have to hand, and creating delicious vegan treats with ethical, compassionate ingredients.  It brings me so much joy to watch my friends beam with delight as they receive their very own ‘made with love’ packet of deliciousness (lots of my favourite recipe ideas when you scroll down).

First, a little video I made for homemade vegan gift idea inspiration

The awesome thing about making your own, is that nothing has to be perfect; in fact, one of my favourite presents was a crotchet dish cloth… the first time my friend had even done such a thing. It was perfectly imperfect and unique. The most important thing is that I was totally bowled over that my friend had spent all that time creating something especially for me. That’s love!

This article is all about homemade ethical sweet treat ideas. It makes a real difference to know that you are truly giving from the heart, without causing harm to other sentient life in the process. With a little imagination you can dress up a small, clean food container with pretty wrapping paper, line with parchment paper and tie a ribbon on it. Jars with a ribbon work a treat too. I save gift paper and ribbons to reuse for this sort of thing. The whole ‘homemade’ process makes me feel so connected with the person I will be sharing with: I feel a beautiful depth of gratitude, which gives me the opportunity to honour the true spirit of compassionate giving. In fact, the world just feels like a much better place!

Here are some of my favourite sweet treat recipes, exactly the sort of thing I love to give my friends and family as gifts.  There are super easy idea and those that are a bit more fancy – they’ll love ’em all the same!

Edible homemade vegan gifts

1. Easy Chocolate Truffles

These Raw Chocolate & Almond Truffles are so easy and everyone loves them…

Easy Raw Chocolate & Almond Truffles

2. Coconut Chocolate Fudge

I can’t believe how melt-in-the-mouth amazing this Coconut Chocolate Fudge tastes. It’s a recipe that will sweep your friends off their feet and have you signing up for Master Chef after the 2nd bite!

Vegan creamed coconut chocolate fudge recipe by Anastasia, Kind Earth

3. Christmas Fruit n’ Nut Truffles

This Christmas Fruit n’Nut Truffles recipe has that whole ‘sweet mince pie’ thing going on. Deliciously warming with gentle spices for the festive season…

Christmas Fruit and Nut Truffles. Warming christmas spices. No-bake, gluten-free, vegan.

4. Chocolate Covered Walnut Truffles

These Raw chocolate Covered Walnut Truffles are the perfect way to show off you culinary skills. Everyone will think you are a wizard in the kitchen never knowing how easy they really were 😉

Walnut date chocolate by Anastasia at Kind Earth

5. Blueberry & Lemon Coconut Fudge

This Blueberry & Lemon Coconut Fudge is ideal for our bright, sparkly, rainbow coloured friends. People get so excited to see this vibrant blueberry purple colour… gorgeous edible homemade vegan gifts abound

Blueberry & Lemon Fudge by Trinity - dairy-free with creamed coconut

6. Homemade Artisan Raw Cacao, Lucuma & Goji Berry Chocolate

With an artisan feel, perfect for gift giving.  This Artisan Raw Cacao & Lucuma Chocolate brings a fancy, posh feel to the table…

Homemade raw chocolate - raw cacao, lucuma, gaji berry style - vegan, dairy free by Anastasia

7. Hint of Mint Chocolates

Three cheers for these Hint of Mint Chocolates. They work as the perfect after dinner chocolate, with a dash of mint to tantalise the taste buds…

Hint of mint chocolates with only 4 ingredients - easy vegan by Anastasia at Kind Earth

8. Raw Chocolate Blueberry & Coconut Lovehearts

If you want to really go that extra mile, then buy a heart shaped chocolate mold and make these soft centred Raw Chocolate Blueberry treats. Also works well with raspberries…

Raw vegan blue berry chocolates

9. Raw Homemade Chocolate Video Guides (QUICK & EXTENDED editions)

The limit is your imagination with raw chocolate. Check out my page here for more info on ingredients: Raw Vegan Chocolate Ingredient Tips and watch below for step by step, vegan chocolate making tips.

SUPER QUICK Chocolate Making Video (under 90 seconds)

Extended Chocolate Making Guide (13 minutes)

Other ‘made with love’ gift ideas

10. Inspiring recipe books make the perfect gift

People love receiving inspiring, healthy recipe books as gifts, especially when it gives them a gentle nudge into healthier, happier living. Why not give a beautiful book to your loved ones for Christmas. They also make the perfect gift to yourself as you commit to loving yourself more, with conscious foods…

 

11. A plant-based calendar for 2021

One of my favourite ‘made with love’ gift ideas is a calendar to brighten up the kitchen all year ’round.

Click here for your Plant-Based Calendar 2021

Plant-based Calendar 2021 by Anastasia Eden UK Vegan

12. Make up a fruit or goody basket

Make a little basket up with organic fruits or healthy, vegan goodies from the health food store. Buying a few superfoods and printing out some superfood smoothie ideas is also a good one to do. Pop them in a nice box or basket, tie a ribbon around it and it’ll go down a real treat!

Creating from your heart

However you celebrate, whether quietly and peacefully amidst in the hustle and bustle of others, I wish you lots of fun creating from your heart in the kitchen. Please do let me know how you get on in the comments below – I love hearing about your adventures in the kitchen 🙂

with love
Anastasia

Pin homemade vegan gifts for later…

Edible vegan gift ideas by Trinity (also free from refined sugar and gluten-free)