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    A Cruelty-Free Gift Guide for Her

    A Cruelty-Free Gift Guide for Her

    Nowadays, it isn’t enough to buy something for yourself or others just because it’s pretty. More and more people are making the switch to cruelty-free items, scouring for that non-negotiable leaping bunny symbol on the sides of lipstick tubes and t-shirt tags. And now that the holidays are back again, it’s the perfect chance to be a responsible gift-giver and spread the cruelty-free cheer. With that in mind, here are a few gift ideas for the special gals in your life.

    For the beauty lover 

    Milky jelly cleanser from Glossier,(£15)

    Who hasn’t heard about the cruelty-free millennial brand Glossier? Their quintessential pink bubble wrap pouches and “Cool Girl” branding has dominated the internet as of late. A customer favourite is the milky jelly cleanser, which works for all skin types.









    Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette from Marc Jacobs, (£40)

    Here’s something a little more high-end and perfect for the holidays. This eyeshadow palette from Marc Jacobs is filled with glittery shades and vibrant tones guaranteed to turn heads at Yuletide events. It even pairs well with that glass of champagne, too.




    Stellar Daily Serum by Desavery, (£65)
    This organic skincare line is crafted from the purest and sustainably sourced ingredients. But it doesn’t just nourish your skin — owner Andrea Dinnick designed her products to impact the mood and mind as well. The best part is, 5% of profits from this serum will be donated to literacy and medical programmes for women working where the serum’s key ingredient — prickly pear seed oil — is sourced. 



    For the Fashioninsta

    Denim jeans from Everlane (£54)
    Business Insider praises these jeans for having the best “true” denim feel of any stretch denim, while still maintaining their affordability without cutting corners. Incredibly honest with their practices and pricing, Everlane is one of the brands leading the way for full brand transparency and customer trust.




    Coat from Nanushka, (£517)
    Cruelty-free doesn’t mean boring. This statement puffer from Nanushka will keep you warm while allowing your style to shine. It’s also great for accessorising, so feel free to layer away.






    Tote handbag from HETTY+SAM, (£60)
    We love anything that marries form and function, and this black tote bag does just that. An in-depth guide to celebrity handbags by Pretty Me highlights the importance of good quality material when shopping for bags, with leather being the go-to material. Fortunately, vegan leather — which this bag is made of — has evolved to be durable and equally luxurious. Conveniently sized to hold all your essentials while not scrimping on style, this HETTY+SAM tote handbag is ideal for everyday use



    For the Practical Friend

    Home items from Package Free
    Remember, it’s plastic-free or bust. Package Free, the newly opened lifestyle store by Trash is for Tossers’ Lauren Singer, offers a generous range of reusable goods. Whether you want bamboo toothbrushes or cloth napkins, they have everything you need to switch to zero-waste.





    For the Fitness Fanatic

    Activewear from Alternative Apparel
    What better way to support your friend’s fitness new year’s resolutions than with the gift of active wear? Alternative Apparel pieces don’t just look good in the gym, they are designed to be everyday staples too — whether you’re going on a coffee break or heading to class.





    Steel bottle from Klean Kanteen 

    Hydration is important, especially when you’ve got an active lifestyle. Klean Kanteen’s steel bottles come in many sizes with a Climate Lock feature that guarantees temperature for 100 hours.





    Thank you to Althea Callie for compiling and writing this article exclusively for HETTY+SAM