10 Vegan Stocking Stuffer Ideas

10 Vegan Stocking Stuffers

I love giving gifts. I know that everyone says that, but I reallyyyyyy really love it! I always tend to go overboard, because I can’t help myself. If I see something that someone will love, I have to grab it. Sometimes I will grab something months and months in advance and just hang onto it until a holiday or birthday.

I don’t have too many other vegans in my life (my mom!) but I think it’s fun to think about all the cool stocking stuffers that I’d appreciate as a vegan. A lot of people may not know where to begin when gift shopping for a vegan or vegetarian, so hey… here are some awesome ideas from on veg-head to another. Last minute shoppers, enjoy!

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Vegan Date Peanut Butter Candy

Date + Peanut Butter Candy

Happy Halloweeeeeen!

When I started eating vegan, no word of a lie, one of the first things I was sad to let go was Halloween candy. Hear me out – like… I know that if I had M&Ms and Twix now, I would be like… uhhh this is so fake! Nasty – too sugary. Bleh. BUT… if I am being 100% honest, I do miss the pigging out on Halloween candy all week long. It’s not even the actual candy really… it’s just, the art of living off of candy for a week. Does that make sense? Probably not at all, but it’s fine. It’s how I feel!

So one of the first things I wanted to do was figure out some vegan recipes for all my favorite Halloween treats. Sara actually shared homemade vegan peanut butter cups on here to replace Reeses (the only one that really matters, right?) and this recipe is a go-to for me. I can’t even tell you how often I’ve made these since she posted the recipe. I’m also a huge caramel fan, so that is where these bad boys come into play. Dates are literally caramel – bonus that they are a natural sugar option!
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Vegan Valentine's Day Candy

10 Vegan Valentine’s Day Candies

Valentine’s Day is coming quick – have you gotten your special someone a little something? Candy may be cliché, but come on… everyone loves candy. Add a homemade card, and you have yourself a wonderful, inexpensive, and thoughtful gift! If your celebrating a vegan Valentine’s Day, don’t think that all hope is lost. There are plenty of vegan candy options, and we have 10 right here [plus some cheesy-ass notes as an added bonus].

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Becoming a Vegan Steps

New Year’s Resolution: Small Steps Towards a Vegan Diet

Happy New Year, everyone! I’m ready for whatever the hell 2015 throws my way, and particularly happy with the way 2014 went. I’m a little sad to see it go… it was such a big year for me, personally and professionally. I made a new house a home, met Minnie, started a great job, fell in love with Daryl Dixon, adopted a vegan lifestyle, started this blog, published my first book – the list just goes on! It’s been real, 2014. You were so so good for me!

Now… hello 2015! So glad you are here, and I hope you can keep up with 2014. I thought a nice way to kick off the New Year would be to share some of my experience from when I became vegan. For some, adopting a vegan diet can be as simple as a light-switch. For others, not so much. I’m here to talk to all those “not so much” people out there! Veganuary is here, and I think now is the perfect time to give it a go.

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Holiday Music Playlist

Your Holiday Playlist

Black Friday is the day I begin to listen to holiday music, for the most part. GOD, I LOVE IT SO MUCH. As a girl who grew up in the 90’s, I will never quite get over the sweet sounds of an NSYNC Christmas… as you can tell… there is a lot of it on the playlist. Also, Alvin and the Chipmunks are my life.

With just a couple days before Christmas, I figured I would share the playlist that has owned my life on repeat since Black Friday. Also, last minute gift wrapping?! Perfect music to accompany it.

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Merry Christmas - The Friendly Fig

Kate’s Holiday Wish List

I wish I could pull a Mariah and say “All I Want for Christmas is You,” but let’s be frank. I don’t even know you. Not to mention my pants would promptly set themselves ablaze from the bold-faced lie.

When you’re about ready to Fa-la-la-la-lock yourself in the bathroom and never come out…you’re gonna want something. It might have a high alcohol content…but know this, you’re gonna want something.

They say you should never stop dreaming. Here are my material dreamz this holiday season. Continue reading