After the year we’ve had, moms deserve something extra special on their dedicated day. Whether your present is for your own mom, your partner, a best friend, or a brand-new mama, this list has a little something for every type of mother at every price point (though really, this is the year to splurge a little). To say thank you for all the home-cooked meals, endless hours of quarantined entertainment, and “it’s going to be okay” hugs, here are 25 gifts for vegan and veg-curious super moms.
Does Mom need a bit of a nudge to commit to that vegan lifestyle? Instead of a textbook-style starter guide, gift her our fun, 30-day guide. Each bite-sized chapter helps readers leap over a new hurdle—by the end of the book, all barriers to being vegan are completely removed. The guide also comes with thirty easy recipes to empower Mom to cook vegan on her own. Plus, it has cute pink doughnuts on it, so … that’s reason enough, really. (Pro tip: you can accompany this gift with actual vegan pink doughnuts courtesy of Karma Baker).
Not only does this eye mask effectively block light and noise, but it can also be chilled in the fridge to help relieve a headache. It’s machine washable and comes with a money-back guarantee on the off-chance mom doesn’t care for it. This is a perfect gift for new moms who need to catch a nap whenever they can.
If Mom loves her green juice (or has resolved to love her green juice), this Hurom juicer is a breeze to clean and works like a charm. It comes in lots of shades, so she can have her favorite color, too.
4. Vegan cookbook
Obviously, this is not the gift for a mom who cooks out of necessity, not fun. However, some people genuinely enjoy their time in the kitchen, and a new cookbook feels like Christmas. We have plenty of cookbook roundups on VegNews.com, but you can also search vegan cookbooks on Amazon for the latest. Pre-ordering books coming out this summer and fall is also a stellar idea. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
5. Vegan Meal Subscription
During spring 2021, VegNews editors tested 12 different vegan-friendly meal kits. From fresh, pre-made packages such as Plantable to meal helpers like Simple Feast, these kits helped us cut down on cooking time, reset our healthy eating habits, and opened our eyes to fantastic new dishes. Check out our comprehensive guide on vegan meal kits to find which one suits Mom best.
After the countless loaves of sourdough and banana bread over the past year, mom may be looking to get back on track. Give her a little push with our comprehensive vegan meal planner. Beyond providing healthy recipes and grocery lists, it takes the guesswork out of what’s for dinner.
There’s no need to front a couple hundred dollars on a fancy spa retreat—give mom the gift of relaxation with guided meditation. Host Tara Brach combines Buddhist psychology with practical exercises that truly make a difference in one’s daily life. If you’ll allow us to be punny, this Audible series puts the “om” in Mom.
8. Relaxing massage
Earlier we mentioned that you don’t have to get mom a spa experience, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great gift. There are many chain spots that offer quality and affordable options such as Elements Massage or Massage Envy. If you can find a vegan-friendly spa in your area, even better. Book her a mid-morning session while you scramble to make her a special Mother’s Day brunch.
This cookbook is perfect for the mom who’s open to going plant-based but is worried about her kids’ nutrition. Filled with kid- and adult-friendly recipes and pediatrician-backed nutrition information, this accessible guide is more than a cookbook—it’s an educational resource even seasoned vegans will find informative.
10. Vegan leather handbag
Now that the world is beginning to open up, Mom needs a new purse to take out on the town. There are plenty of vegan brands that offer gorgeous bags from cute clutches to Mary Poppins-style weekenders. Matt and Nat and Gunas are two of our favorites.
11. Smart Sock 2
This is a wonderful invention for the new mom who’s bound to wake up in the middle of the night worrying about her baby’s breathing. This little sock tracks her baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels, sleep, and gives a notification if the little one’s in danger. Who knew a sock would be the new baby monitor?
12. Vegan wine tasting
If Mom loves wine, treat her with a vegan wine tour in your local area. You can search for a vegan-friendly winery near you or check out our California Wine Country Guide that lists stellar options in Sonoma County, CA. She’ll need someone to cheers with—might as well be you!
Let Mom play with this vegan and cruelty-free beauty box. Co-curated by vegan actresses Daniella Monet and Evanna Lynch, Kinder sends sample-sized beauty products to Mom every month. It’s a fantastic way to discover new vegan brands and add a bit of fun to the beauty routine. Bonus: boxes start as low as $23 per month.
For the mom who’d love to DIY but is always short on time, this sleek vegan milk maker is just the thing. Forget straining and soaking—this machine churns out any kind of nut or oat milk in about 30 seconds with the push of a button. It’s nothing short of vegan magic.
15. Vegan cake
While we’re on the edible train (no, not those kinds of edibles), let’s explore sweets beyond the chocolate box. You can really impress and ship Mom a full vegan cake (hello, Karma Baker Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake) or send some healthy sweets courtesy of Giselle’s Vegan Kitchen. Of course, your local vegan-friendly bakery is always a stellar option. Show Mom some love and support vegan small business!
16. Vegan chocolate
There are so many brands of quality vegan chocolate both in stores and online, but our picks are Lagusta’s Luscious Strawberry Balsamic Caramels, the Wrapped Three-Bar Gift Set from Dandelion Chocolate, and essentially every vegan item at Hotel Chocolat (start with the All Dark Chocolate Vegan Hamper).
17. Gourmet vegan cheese
Not all moms are into sweets, and that’s when you turn to cheese. There are plenty of artisan vegan cheese shops right now, and many ship nationwide. At the highest end, there’s a subscription to SriMu (warning: it’s hard to step down after sampling these luxury cheeses). For variety, purchase a gift card or subscription to one of the many vegan cheesemongers such as New York’s Riverdel or Austin’s Rebel Cheese.
18. Vegan wine subscription
When wine tasting isn’t an option, a vegan wine subscription is the next best thing. Purchase a membership for Vegan Wines’ Wine Club or order a subscription to organic vegan wine distributor Kind of Wild. Who knows? Perhaps she’ll share.
19. Gift card to her favorite coffee shop
Given most coffee shops still charge for plant-based milks, vegan espresso beverages can be pricey. Ease the upcharge by gifting Mom a certificate to her go-to coffee spot (even if it happens to be Starbucks). You may also want to do a quick Google search to find a vegan café near you. Just off the top of our heads, there’s Miffie’s Coffee in Orange County, CA; Coffee and Plants in Pasadena, CA; Batter and Crumbs in Philadelphia, PA; and Dark Hall Coffee in Phoenix, AZ.
This sustainable bath and beauty company isn’t all vegan, but it is 100 percent cruelty-free and conscious about its ingredient sourcing and packaging. We’ve linked the vegan-only gift sets above to make it easy for you. These bath bombs, massage bars, and velvety lotions are just what Mom needs for a little R&R. We love that they work as well as they smell—which is absolutely amazing.
21. Animal sanctuary art
Support animal sanctuaries, vegan artists, and Mom by gifting a gorgeous photograph or canvas by a vegan artist. Check out photographer Sammantha Fischer for inspiration or see if your favorite farm sanctuary offers prints of their animal residents.
22. Cruelty-free nail polish
Salons are opening up again, but some moms may still be hesitant to partake, and it’s not guaranteed her local salon carries cruelty-free polish. Treat her to an at-home mani-pedi with a new array of vegan nail polish. Check out our A to Z guide for a list of plant-based and cruelty-free polishes to make Mom feel beautiful.
23. Gift card to a vegan restaurant
If you don’t trust your culinary skills (and you and your mother feel it’s safe to dine out), celebrate her at a nice plant-based restaurant with plenty of atmosphere. It’s been so long since many of us have dined indoors—this simple social activity which used to seem trivial has significantly more meaning after months of home-cooked meals and takeout. Treat Mom to a full-course dinner or brunch, and don’t skip dessert.
24. Sophisticated cheese plate
It looks like we’ll be able to entertain this summer, and moms who love to host will be itching to break out the vegan charcuterie board. Any Crate & Barrel or Williams Sonoma will have a nice one that will last forever (also great if you’re a last-minute shopper), but if you really want to lean into the vegan angle, check out Etsy. We absolutely adore this vegan cheese party set.
Vegan Street Fair
This is not a shameless plug. Okay, even if it is, a VegNews subscription is still a phenomenal gift. It’s an inexpensive gift that keeps on giving. Even if your mom isn’t plant-based yet, getting her a subscription to VegNews is one of the most entertaining and unthreatening ways to teach her what a vegan lifestyle is all about!
Tanya Flink is the Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.
Rachel Krantz is Senior Writer at Mercy For Animals and a vegan freelance writer.