2013 Holiday Gift Guide for the Veggie Lovin’ Cook

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 4, 2013


If you are like me and still finishing up your shopping, I hope this list will spark a few ideas for you. Most of the items are under $30 and I think all of them are under $60. Happy shopping!

1. Filomena Baking Collection {Anthropologie}

I don’t own these pieces, but they certainly caught my eye. I’m all for pretty looking bake ware and these certainly fit the bill.

2. Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer {Amazon}

This hand-powered device turns zucchini into a huge pile of cascading noodles in less than 1 minute flat. The device itself is quite small and compact, not taking up much room to store. I can’t tell you how much I use this device!

3. VegNews

Edited: A reader brought this article to my attention about VegNews, so I can’t recommend a subscription at this time due to the current legal battle woes. :(

4. Sweet Nothings Necklace {Anthropologie}

5. The Oh She Glows Cookbook {Amazon}

A shameless plug for my upcoming cookbook. =) A big thanks to those who have already pre-ordered. International readers, try ordering through The Book Depository which has free shipping worldwide (thanks for your tip in my last post).

6. Polka Dotted Potholders {Anthropologie}

7. The Perfect Glass Mug {David’s Tea}

I have a little obsession with mugs (such as this one). I adore this sleek look of this glass mug by David’s Tea. Price includes the steeper too!

8. Fresh Restaurant Freshcard

GTA friends – treat your friend or family member to a veg-friendly meal this holiday season!

9. Red Sweater Mug {Indigo}

My mug obsession lives on…sigh.

10. Champion women’s fitted pants {Target}

I bought these pants a couple years ago at Target and they are amazing! A much better deal than my lulu pants that are pilling and coming apart at the seams. I suggest going into the store to find your best fit.

11. Chickpea Magazine Digital Subscription

You’ll be hooked at first glance.

12. Polka Pleats Apron {Anthropologie}

13. 5-Piece Market Mixing Bowl Set {Crate & Barrel}

Back again on my list this year, I have this set (in different colours) and it’s one of my most-used kitchen tools. A great all-purpose set and you can’t beat the different sizes for all kinds of jobs!

14. Sponsor a Farm Sanctuary Animal {Various locations}

Farm sanctuaries rescue, rehabilitate, nourish, and provide love and shelter to farm animals who had a rough start in life. For a list of farm sanctuaries around the world, see here.

Note: The two Amazon links above are affiliate links. Thanks in advance for your support!


Winner of the Cuisinart Giveaway:

Congrats to Christina N. for winning the Cuisinart Food Processor! Thanks to everyone who participated.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a $500 gift card giveaway!

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Jordan Lynn: Life Between Lattes December 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

These gifts all look awesome. My sister, my mother, and I have been reading your blog for years now, and we would all love a copy of your cookbook!


Deb December 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for this great list! I want that vegetable slicer! And I’ve already pre-ordered the cookbook :)


Abby @ The Frosted Vegan December 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I’ve been looking for new sweatpants, sooo I’m so going for those for myself!


Ashley December 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm

HA! Love this! I highly recommend the potholders!! :)


Kelly Caiazzo December 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Oh I love this, super cute! Gift guides are one of my favorite window shopping holiday habits… great picks, great pictures and I love the cute presentation!

Your blog has been such a source of inspiration, I’ve been vegan for just over a month now, and the holidays aren’t hard with all your amazing recipes to try :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thanks Kelly! :)


Tracy December 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Take your pants back to lulu! Best case is they will let you exchange for a new pair if it’s abrasion from poor quality. At the very least they will send the pants to repair the seams and you can depill the pants with a depiller.


Kate December 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

This is a great list! I definitely need the Spiralizer. I’ve been wanting to try zucchini noodles! Do you eat them often … Any recipes?

Thanks for sharing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Hey Kate,

I have a couple on the blog – one that comes to mind is my Raw Pad Thai: http://ohsheglows.com/2013/07/01/rad-rainbow-raw-pad-thai/ Hope this helps!


Hannah December 4, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I own those Crate&Barrel bowls and they are awesome! And I can tell by glancing at the photo that you have a soft spot for polka dots ;-)


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm

hah yes just a wee bit of one…


Christine @ Gotta Eat Green December 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I love pretty bakeware! Anthro is my favourite spot to get it! And I seriously need to invest in a spiralizer. I always see so many amazing ‘zucchini noodle’ recipes that I need to try out.


Liz @ The Sixth Letter December 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

As much as I love VegNews, a subscription may not be the best decision at this moment…

If you read through the comments, you’ll see many people supporting this information, not just the author of the article.

Everything else looks divine, though!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Whoa…thanks for bringing this to my attention. I heard there was turmoil but had no idea to this extent. What a sad situation! I might have to amend this in my article.


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 6:14 pm

I decided to add in this info into my post. the last thing I would want is someone to subscribe and not get their issue or the company shut down. :(


Suzannah December 4, 2013 at 3:03 pm

You have a great collection of gift ideas here! There is a very wide variety of ideas and I love that you included a charity option in there too! You have a lot of great tips and ideas on your blog for all sorts of people. Whether the person is a vegan, vegetarian, or just likes a lot of vegetables, you have options for everyone. Thank you!


Stefanie December 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

GREAT ideas, I want them all! I was definitely drooling over those anthropologie baking accessories the last time I went to the mall.


Amanda Fishburn December 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Thank you so much! Vegan food has always been very intimidating to me and now they are so much more real life! Also, thank you for the great gift ideas i love the mug sleeve! Thank you


Averie @ Averie Cooks December 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm

That Filomena bakeware is gorgeous! When I was a little girl my mom used to have some Filomena stuff and I remember it…little did I know I’d want my own one day!


Candice December 4, 2013 at 4:33 pm

That knitted-looking cup kills me! and I want want want your cook book.


Keri @ WithlovefromColorado December 4, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Love this post! And completely agree. Lululemon is over-priced and pilly. The company president blames thigh size. Seriously? I’m definitely trying the Champions!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm

yeah, that was the final straw for me. I haven’t shopped there in a long time, but that was the nail in the coffin. Have you tried Athleta brand? I saw a store in AZ and the stuff looked nice, although I didn’t have a chance to try anything on. I don’t know much about it yet, but thought I’d ask around.


Laura S. December 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Athleta is awesome. Their stuff is well-made and they openly advertise for you to work out in it and bring it back if you don’t like it. Granted, that doesn’t mean you will have had it for all that long, but I do like that guarantee. And everything I’ve gotten from them is made with great fabrics and is SOOOO comfortable. Of course, with it being one of the Gap companies, there’s still the issue that 99% of it is made in Vietnam or China. :-(


Keri @ WithlovefromColorado December 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

Haven’t tried Athleta yoga pants, but like their running tights! My favorite yoga pants have been Hardtail–because they are looong (I’m 5’10”), but I’m always trying to find inexpensive brands that work too!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

Thanks ladies :)


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 4, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Ooh I LOVE all the polka dot items! I agree that a Fresh gift card would be fab too. Totally worth the 1 hour drive if you ask me!


lymieeatingcoconut December 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I hope you don’t mind if I plug my Etsy shop. I have a few items that benefit animal sanctuaries. https://www.etsy.com/shop/TimeTravelTabbyCat


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers December 5, 2013 at 7:15 am

What a great list off goodies for the veggie lover cook! I am so loving the apron, just adorable!!


nancy December 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

love your list! can’t go wrong with anthropologie kitchenware.


janae @ bring joy December 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

That deal with VegNews is just sad. #2 is on my WANT, want, WANT! list. I’ve wanted a spiralizer for so long…


elizabeth~hippy mom December 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

I love your website, were so like minded in the way of food of course, I hope Angela you have a memorable holiday with the ones you love and many more!


irush December 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

I am definitely getting number 5!


Liz December 5, 2013 at 11:59 am

I was completely clueless about the crazy drama going on over at Vegnews. SO sad! But, honestly, I stopped supporting them when I found out about their unabashed advertising and unwaivering support of Earth Balance, palm oil products and all. I don’t know how a vegan company can support a business that is destroying the habitat of a whole species.


Jessica December 5, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Great suggestions! Would love to get my hands on a Spiralizer!


Marian December 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Took your advice on #5! Only I bought it for myself. I deserve a nice Christmas present, too, even if I have to wait until March!


Lili December 5, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Thanks for the list! That gave me some good ideas for my vegetarian hard-to-shop-for friends!


Lily December 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

My gift to myself this Christmas will be The Oh She Glows Cookbook! you’ve got your biggest fan in Scotland in me! thanks for the ideas!


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

Thank you Lily!


Joelle December 5, 2013 at 5:47 pm

This is great stuff. Thanks for the list.

As for your contests, I totally understand the comment not being an entry option, but it would be cool if there were points just for coming to your site and reading the blog because I don’t do all that social networking. I have a twitter account, but I’m on hiatus right now because I’m writing a book, so I was able to enter with my @ name, but that’s it (no tweeting aloud for me because books don’t write themselves!). I know it’s probably more useful to you to have people who are social network connected, but some of us are just faithful blog readers and aren’t interested in that stuff. Just FYI…not a complaint, considering you’re giving stuff away! :-) Happy Holidays!


Chloe Baker December 6, 2013 at 7:08 am

I love item number 2! I’m going to have to keep implying to people that it’s what someone should be getting this year! If not I’ll end up having to buy it for myself!


Lauren December 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I may have missed someone else commenting on this already too but take a look at this article from a while ago about VegNews Magazine. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/science/earth/19vegan.html?_r=0


Teri Walker May 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

I love it. Thanks for Posting this article. It is truly helpful for my cooking lesson.


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