PETA’s Cruelty-Free Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Left your Christmas shopping until the last minute? Let us help.

Our PETA Presents make it easy for you to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces – and protect animals at the same time.

And if you’re looking for something extra to place under the tree, here’s a round-up of the coolest cruelty-free gifts that are sure to knock everyone’s festive socks off on Christmas morning. Warning: you may be tempted to keep them all for yourself!

Cruelty-Free Gifts for Book Lovers

Grab a gorgeous cookbook for your favourite foodie. Or inspire your loved ones with eye-opening animal stories and cruelty-free lifestyle tips. Who knows – you might even sneakily swipe some Christmas dinner ideas while you’re wrapping one of these up!

PETA’s Top Pick

Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to Be Vegan)

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Voted Time Out Melbourne’s People’s Choice Restaurant of the Year, Smith & Daughters is a mainstay of the Melbourne foodie scene and is loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Chef Shannon Martinez shares her secrets in this long-awaited cookbook, which helps you recreate the restaurant magic at home. With more than 80 plant-based recipes – ranging from “chorizo” and potato, Spanish “meatballs” in a saffron-almond sauce, and chipotle cashew “cheese” to doughnuts and avocado-corn ice cream, the Spanish-inspired dishes are sure to have you shouting ¡fantástico!

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Beauty Products That Don’t Harm Animals

Don’t commit a Christmas faux pas by supporting a beauty brand that tests on animals. Grab one of these cruelty-free options instead and spread good tidings to all living beings. No one will be saying, “Bah, humbug!” when these goodies appear under the tree.

PETA’s Top Pick

Girly Girl Christmas Box

Neena Girly Girl Christmas Box

The lovely people at Neena have curated this gorgeous gift set for the beauty lover in your life. Complete with the most beautiful cruelty-free products for lashes, lips, and nails, this box will light up more than just the Christmas tree.

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Vegan Sweet Treats

It’s never been easier to indulge your sweet tooth whilst skipping the animal ingredients. Delight everyone’s taste buds during the festive season with these naughty treats. There’ll be some serious food envy when the wrappers come off these beauties.

PETA’s Top Pick

Pana Chocolate Merry Christmas Gift Pack

There’s a reason why Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium ditched Cadbury in favour of this brand: it’s the dreamiest, creamiest organic chocolate. With beautiful flavour combinations and a melt-in-the-mouth texture that’s hard to match, you’re guaranteed to please with this treat. Be prepared to see shocked faces when your astonished relatives exclaim, “This is vegan?” – then smile to yourself as they finish a whole bar in one sitting.

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Sweet Treats


Animal-Friendly Fashion

These brands are leading the fashion pack by producing pieces that are not only free of animal-derived material but also beautiful and ethically produced. Collect some serious cool points by spoiling someone with one of these gorgeous pieces this Christmas.

PETA’s Top Pick

Edgar’s Mission Origami Style Necklaces

Edgar's Mission Origami Necklace

These cute sterling silver rhodium-plated necklaces from Cotton & Co are available in bunny, horse, and pig varieties. As the proceeds go to Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary, this is a gift that truly helps animals – and looks pretty, too!

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Gifts for Compassionate Kids

We all know how much children naturally gravitate towards animals, so help foster the innate compassion within the kids in your life with one of these thoughtful gifts. Whether you’re “Santa” this year or going for the “Coolest Aunt/Uncle Award”, your favourite little ones are sure to light up when you present them with one of these goodies.

PETA’s Top Pick


Ella is a captivating hardcover picture book that tells the story of a baby elephant who was taken from her mum to work in the tourism industry. With beautiful illustrations and a wonderful plot, this book will have you falling in love with baby Ella from the first page.

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Gifts for the Compassionate Fitness Fanatic

Have people with a passion for fitness on your list? Give them a gift they’ll be sure to use. Just be prepared – they may take even more gym selfies than usual as a result …

PETA’s Top Pick

Yogi Peace Club Pineapple Queen Yoga Mat


This funky yoga mat is made from luxurious vegan microfibre suede and 100 per cent biodegradable tree rubber. The classic black-and-white design is inspired by African prints and is sure to make the lucky recipient say “Om” in yoga-style appreciation.

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Super-Cute Calendars

It’s a tradition in many families to give calendars as Christmas gifts. Why not help spread the message of kindness to animals for the whole of 2017? These selections are bound to put a smile on everyone’s face for the year to come.

PETA’s Top Pick

PETA 2017 “Rescued” Calendar

PETA Rescued calendar 2017

PETA’s 2017 calendar features beautiful portraits of animals and the heart-warming stories of how each was rescued. Each month also includes animal rights–related anniversaries and victories. It’s a great gift for loved ones, coworkers, and friends to display at home or at work.

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If all these gifts don’t fill up your list to Santa, there are lots of other ways you can help animals as you celebrate Christmas this year.

Remember to send one of our PETA Presents for a quick, easy way to spread Christmas cheer and show your commitment to helping animals. Our fun e-cards can be customised with your loved ones’ details and feature virtual “gifts” that go directly to our animal-protection work. Why not create a truly meaningful and unique gift experience by choosing to “Save a Bunny’s Skin” or “Save Baby Seals”?

Of course, you can also donate to PETA to help us continue our ongoing important work to end cruelty to all animals.

To help save even more animals, try vegan this Christmas Day!