We handpicked some of the dad’s from the VVTV’s HQ to review the best vegan friendly gifts to help you make this Fathers Day just that little more special. Plus a round up of six fun ideas your dad will love this Fathers Day – or any day.
ETNIES RANGE WITH BLOOM TECHNOLOGY
These shoes are just so comfortable and with the well padded tongue and the Pro Foam 1 Polyurethane insole they feel like you are wearing slippers. They look great worn with shorts or jeans and perfect for everyday use…Dad’s will love them!
The range is stylish and best of all – no animal products!
etnies the global action sports footwear and apparel company, are proud to announce that their SS20 collection is their most environmentally conscious yet, with a number of innovative and exciting materials being incorporated across their mens and womens designs.
etnies have also announced that they reached their target to plant 2 million trees by 2020 in partnership with Trees for the Future. As a result, the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree (BASPAT) initiative has now been expanded to include their full collection, and etnies will plant another tree for every purchase from their new SS20 range.
The collection includes exciting new BLOOM and Preserve footwear lines which have been designed to utilise eco-friendly materials and help reduce impact on the environment. BLOOM is a plant-based foam that is primarily used in shoe soles as a plastic substitute. It is formulated from renewable algae biomass feedstock that cleans the environment and reduces the risk of algal blooms while simultaneously reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.
Each shoe in the etnies BLOOM collection means 225 water bottles worth of clean filtered water are returned to the environment, and 21 balloons worth of carbon dioxide are stopped from entering the atmosphere.
Shoes in the etnies x BLOOM collection feature innovative materials including: BLOOM foam made of algae biomass, recycled inner lining and mesh upper, and laces made of recycled plastic bottles. The full BLOOM footwear line is suitable for vegan consumers.
OLLY’S OLIVES FATHER’S DAY GIFT BOX
Absolutely love this gift box.. Amazing nuts, tasty olives, beer voucher and all this was received with a lovely personalised message form the kids. The added bonus is that 10% goes to a good cause. You would be nuts not to like this.
Olly’s Olives is a London-based start-up brand with one simple aim, to produce and sell the best quality snacks, in the tastiest flavours possible. Summer 2020 sees the startup, brothers Olly and Sam Hiscocks, launch their Father’s Day Massive Nuts Gift Box (£25, with free nationwide delivery).
Dad will go absolutely nuts when he unwraps his gift-wrapped box, packed with:
- 1kg Olly’s Nuts Bag
- Choose from Chilli & Lime, Sweet & Spicy, Smokey or Salty Nuts
- Hand-written Father’s Day Card with Personalised Message
- Pouch of Olly’s Olives
- £5 No Heroes Beer Gift Card
- £2.50 Donation to The Oddballs Foundation
10% of the proceeds of every box sold will be donated to The Oddballs Foundation to help raise awareness of testicular cancer. Founded in 2016, the Foundation’s goal is to make a difference to male health around the world: testicular cancer is around 95% curable so early diagnosis and regular checking is important – who better to chat this through with than dad?
THE SMITH & SINCLAIR WHISKY CLUB BOX
OK, have to admit that these little whiskey infused gummies did not last that long, impossible to leave on the desk and then pretend to yourself that you will have “just one more” well..it is Fathers Day after all. A luxury vegan friendly treat with the perfect mount of whisky.
Smith & Sinclair, creators of the finest cocktail confectionery have created a brand-new spirit focused selection box, perfect for whiskey lovers everywhere on Father’s Day.
The Father’s Day Gift Set includes the Whiskey Club selection box, which contains ten vegan-friendly edible alcoholic cocktail gummies, inspired by some of the most famous and refined whiskey-based cocktails in the world, and a pair of CHEERS socks:
- Bourbon Old Fashioned garnished with an orange sugar
- Whiskey & Ginger garnished with a ginger sugar
- Manhattan garnished with a cherry sugar
- Whiskey Sour garnished with a lemon sugar
These edible cocktails are so delicious you’ll find it difficult not to eat the whole box yourself.
SWIZZELS VEGAN HAMPER
Childhood memories come flooding back to dads everywhere when they receive this fab classic sweet filled vegan hamper. I love the Drumsticks and Refreshers and so nice to share as there are so many in the box.
Swizzels Vegan and Vegetarian Personalised Retro Premium Red Sweet Hamper 1.1kg.
This beautiful red and gold Swizzels hamper is almost overflowing with a fantastic assortment of Swizzels vegetarian sweet favourites. For that extra special touch, you can personalise the label.
Swizzels is the home of the retro sweet hamper and as you’ll see from their offerings they have got lots to choose from with personalisation on many products in the range. With traditional wicker hampers as well their brand new Swizzels-branded packaging there’s truly something for every budget and occasion.
THE GRUFF STUFF
We love The Gruff Stuff’s range of mens skin care products. The combination of being able to apply by spray, the delicate scent and a refreshing feeling when applied ticks all the boxes. It really does get you set for the day. A must have for all dads out there who want to make sure there are no animal products in their skincare and bodycare.
The Gruff Stuff is a premium, British, vegan skincare brand for men. A range of innovative, easy to use, essential everyday products, designed to bring simplicity into your daily skincare regime.
The Gruff Stuff launches with three essential, ‘can’t-be-without’ products; The Spray On Moisturiser, a daily hydrating lotion with added treatment effects, The Eye Balm, a nourishing formula for the eye area with anti-ageing benefits and The Spray On Body Lotion, a universal, moisturising body lotion designed for ease-of-use. All of the products contain the following ingenious ingredients to form the basis of the unique range:
Ingredients include of extracts taken from the Kakadu plum which has the highest natural concentration of vitamin C, and the Illawarra Plum and the Burdekin plum, which are both rich in vitamins A, C and E. As well as hyaluronic acid. With the added benefit of anti-inflammatory properties, this super complex protects skin cells from free radical damage and helps to prevent the signs of ageing.
The Gruff Stuff was the brainchild of David Sparkes, “I am incredibly proud to launch my own range of uncomplicated skincare. THE GRUFF STUFF is about simplicity with no added fuss. All products are quick and easy to use, developed with sustainability in mind”.
All of the ingredients used in the The Gruff Stuff range are ethically and responsibly sourced and packaged in recycled plastic and paper. Each product has been dermatologically tested and is ideal for all skin types including sensitive skin. The Gruff Stuff is vegan, free from gluten, parabens and mineral oil and is not tested on animals.
And for some fun things to do with dad what about….
Make you own coupon booklet…. always fun to make and give.
Hugs on demand, wash dads car, movie night together, breakfast in bed – an hour of peace and quiet! Have a think about what your dad would like and add a deadline in too otherwise they may not be redeemed!
Make dad the best vegan brunch ever…. Prepare in advance ….
Start with some berries or fresh fruit and followed by…. scrambled tofu, vegan sausages, fried tomatoes, fried mushrooms, beans, hash browns , crusty buttery toast, tea – the full works! Use coconut or olive oil when lightly frying.
Have a wine tasting event – all vegan wines of course. Splash out on a few that you wouldn’t usually buy… well it is Fathers Day.
If brunch isn’t his thing why not pack a delicious picnic and enjoy the out doors together – or even in his back garden.
Add in some ready made vegan meats – we like V Bites. Ready sliced dairy free cheese…. We like Violife.
Vegan pates from the health food store ready to spread on crusty bread.
Sausage rolls – we love Fry’s Vegetarian.
Nuts, fruits crudités – with peanut butter and houmous.
Veggie samosas, sushi and dips. Pitta breads … colourful wraps … we love the beetroot wraps in M & S. Vegan quiches with blended tofu.
Maybe washed down with some mocktails.
Go for a long or if need be not so long walk with dad. An ideal time to chat and get dad to tell you stories of when he was a kid!
And wishing my dad Keith Driver a wonderful Fathers Day – a passionate vegan who cares deeply about the planet.