Dallas Vegan Holiday Gift Guide 2010

Presenting… our 2010 guide to local vegan gifts!Christmas_Tree

After reading the Vegan Holiday Gift Guide 2010 on Vegan.com, we were inspired to add our own local finds to the list. Whether you’re looking for a delicious holiday meal or presents for the vegans in your life, check out our 2010 gift guide for ideas and suggestions!


Treats to Eat


Festivus Sandwich, the Blue Plate Special at Spiral Diner & Bakery

A Spiral Diner holiday tradition, the Festivus Sandwich is a vegan favorite this time of year. Treat a friend to Spiral Diner’s homemade sandwich including sliced faux-turkey, cranberry-pecan stuffing, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, a bit of mayo, and a crispy loaf of lettuce on toasted multi-grain bread…not to mention a side of sweet potato hash and brown gravy!

Cost: $9.50.

Visit spiraldiner.com for more details.


Christmas Lunch Buffet at Veggie Garden

Veggie Garden is an all-vegan restaurant in Richardson that serves delicious Chinese and American dishes. On Christmas day, Veggie Garden is offering a lunch buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Cost: $9.95 for adults, $5.95 for children under the age of ten.

Visit theveggiegarden.com for more details.


Tough Cookie Bakery

Tough Cookie Bakery is a vegan bakery in Dallas that makes cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, artisan breads, and more. While they don’t have a storefront, you can find their baked goods at local cafes like the Green Spot Café, The Pearl Cup, and the Crooked Tree Coffee House.

Have something special in mind? The Tough Cookie Bakery takes custom orders and can be reached at (972) 986-9189 or via e-mail at toughcookiebakery@gmail.com .


Hail Merry

Hail Merry is offering colorful gift tins filled with their vegan and “indulgently healthy snacks!” Choose from seasoned pecans, raw grawnola, or macaroons.

Website: http://www.hailmerry.com/shop/category/HM_GIFT_BASKETS/products


Gifts with Purpose


Jewelry by Christy Robison Designs

Christy Robison is a local jeweler whose one-of-a-kind designs use earth friendly recycled materials (such as aluminum and copper), and often deal with animal rights or environmental issues. Note – December 16th is the deadline for online holiday orders – be sure to get your orders in ASAP!

Online shop: http://www.christyrobinsondesigns.com


Soy candles by Hip and Hippie

Hip and Hippie’s scented soy candles are sold at local stores and spas, including Whole Earth Provision Company, The Consignment Store, Spa Habitat, Green Living (Lakewood location), and the Grand Spa. In addition, Pacifica Soy Candles are sold at Whole Foods. 


Gift Baskets at Whole Foods

Create a personalized gift by choosing your favorite vegan products and asking the floral department at Whole Foods to create a custom gift basket for you. Some vegan possibilities:

  • Cruelty-free cosmetic brushes by EcoTools, Alicia Silverstone’s line of cosmetic and bath accessories
  • Enfusia’s lotion trio, fizz and foam bath bomb kids, spa bars, and bath salts
  • Hugo Naturals’ travel kit, bath salts, soap, and hand cream
  • Peace Soap, a self-foaming and eco-friendly soap by Kiss My Face

Men’s Gifts

Whole Foods carries Natural Grooming by Herban Cowboy. This line of vegan skin care products for men includes shave cream, cologne, milled soap, and more. At Whole Foods, also look for Aubrey Organics’ North Woods face scrub and aftershave for men.

If shopping online, check out The Ethical Man — a new vegan apparel shop for men with ties, coats, wallets, and more.


What’s Missing?

Let us know! Do you have any favorite holiday gifts we’re missing? Please comment and let us know!

  • oh! The Festivus Sandwich is fabulous!!!!

  • Vegan books make great gifts; they help spread the word, and support vegan writers. Yes, of course, it would be great if everybody gave The Sexual Politics of meat, but there are so many wonderful books out there. I always try to give vegan cookbooks to non vegans; how else are they going to learn? You can do your gift exchange at spiral over a festivus sandwich!