2017 Saturn Cafe Gift Guide: Sustainable Ideas for Your Holidays


Happy Holidays Saturn family!

As you prepare many ways to show your friends and family that you love them this year, we’ve gathered up some of our favorite gift ideas, in case you’d like to add a token of your love.

Here are some of our top suggestions for the close of 2017:

For your parents

LUSH Charity Pot

As delightful shea and cocoa butter lotion from which 100% of the proceeds go directly to charity. It’s also an amazing company to support.

Net Effects Messenger Bag

These stylish bags are manufactured by women in Cambodia out of repurposed agricultural and industrial netting. A percentage of the proceeds is given to a non-profit which provides mosquito netting to those in need.

LottoLove scratchers

“The first ever scratch-off card with a social mission and the only lotto that makes everyone a winner!” With this gift you’re also giving water, food, energy, and education to communities around the world.

An eco-friendly travel mug

There are too many out there to count, find the perfect balance of cute and effective to help your ‘rents get their caffeine fix the green way.

For your sibling

Game to support charity

For the gamer in your life, Humble Bumble sells a collection of indie and popular video games in a tiered pay-what-you-can system. 100% of the proceeds go to charity. (Psst, they have comic, book, and mobile game bundles, too.)

Vegan makeup

For the sibling whose makeup regime is an artform, consider picking a few choices from one of these vegan and cruelty-free makeup brands. Coloured Raine, APDG, Beauty Bakerie, and more are quality makeup lines created by intrepid entrepreneurs who care.

A Harry Potter Themed Gift Basket

Actress Evanna Lynch (aka Luna Lovegood) created a magical vegan gift basket just for PETA. It’s all any fan could ask for and more.

For the kids

New books of the year

We listed several great children’s books about being vegetarian last year. This year there was a clear trend in many of the new children’s books published in 2017, check out some of these great gifts for the little ones in your life:


  • The Youngest Marcher: An inspiring story about 9-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks, the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.
  • The Little Book of Little Activists: An empowering and heart-warming book of photos or recent marches and protests and quotes from the children who participated.
  • She Persisted: A beautiful book highlighting 13 important women in history who persisted in order to overcome barriers.
  • This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer: Another great compilation of the influential women who changed history

Handmade toys

This Frida Kahlo doll is handmade and hand painted by Mexican artisans. Montreal-based Outistine’s collection of hand-stuffed animals and toys made from reused natural fibers.

Hunny Bon vegan candy

Indulge a little with stocking stuffer candy that is organic, vegan, sustainably produced, and minimally processed. Hunny Bon delivers traditional favorites without the unnecessary ingredients.

For the foodie

…whoever they are.

Love Real Food

“More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body”

The Vegan Stoner Cookbook: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes to Munch

Meal creations that are so easy, “even a stoner could prepare them.” And who doesn’t love easy?

An OXO Spiralizer

Because have you really lived until you’ve had pasta made from zucchini, butternut squash, carrots, cabbage, and more?

For the person who has everything

A Subscription to VegNews

The articles on the Saturn blog will always be free, but you can give the gift of tons more veg-friendly info with a subscription to the awesome magazine, VegNews.

Wooden strategy game

A handmade, fair trade strategy game created from sustainable wood materials.

Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

In this thought-provoking book, a social scientist examines the complicated and often paradoxical way that our society thinks about animals.


What are some of your suggestions for gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Don’t forget to check out our gift guides from previous years for more sustainable and interesting gifts.


Saturn’s Ultimate Veg-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, and Sustainable Gift Guide for 2016


11 Vegan and Cruelty-Free Gifts for the Holidays (2015)