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Cruelty Free Gift Guide

Cruelty Free Gift Guide

Merry Christmas!

It’s getting to be that time again – time for gift giving! Whether or not your friends and family live a cruelty free lifestyle, they will love these animal-friendly gifts! There’s something for everyone!

In addition to my ideas below, follow me and check out my cruelty free gift ideas on Bellashoot.com. There is TONS of inspiration for gifts, holiday looks, hair and makeup tutorials, nail art and DIYs on Bellashoot!

All I Want for Christmas Too Faced

Too Faced All I Want For Christmas Gift Set

Gift Idea: Too Faced Holiday Collection

Too Faced always brings the glam with every collection, and this year’s holiday gift collection is no exception! There are several sets to choose from – and several different price points. There’s even a cell phone cover – so cute! Check out my full review here.

Antonym travel brush set

Antonym Brush Set

Gift Idea: Antonym Cosmetics Cruelty Free Brush Set

The Antonym Travel Brush Set is an excellent way to keep your essential brushes and makeup in one place. It includes the following high-end, vegan brushes: Powder brush, Contour brush, Medium Eye Shader brush, Large Pencil brush, Blending brush, Small Angled brush, Mascara/Brow brush and a stylish pouch that holds the brushes on one side and your makeup in a zippered pocket. This would be such a nice gift for a makeup artist or beauty lover! Perfect for travel during the holiday season too!

Ferrum Iron Review

Ferrum Styler

Gift Idea: Ferrum Professional Styler

Give the gift of good hair! The Ferrum Professional Styler ($180) looks like an ordinary flat iron, but it actually straightens hair without giving you that super straight/no body look (that is so early 2000’s!). The secret is Nano 3 Tech, tourmaline ceramic plates and one fabric-covered plate. The fabric lets heat pass through but doesn’t “iron” on both sides, so you get more volume and less damage. It heats from 140 to 450 degrees. The cylindrical shape allows you to flip while using to give body and curl. Watch this video to see how it blows away the competition.

wantable intimates box review

Wantable Intimates Box

Gift Idea: A Wantable.com gift box

Wantable.com has a fun monthly themed box for every gal on your list. Choose from a beauty box with 4-5 full-sized premium makeup and cosmetic products; an accessory box with jewelry, sunglasses and other fun stuff; an intimates box with socks, undies, nightgowns, etc, or their seasonal holiday boxes. I was most impressed with the beauty box and the intimates box. My beauty box had brands like Lise Watier, Cailyn Cosmetics and some smaller, but really classy indie brands. The Intimates box came with Happy Socks (very cute name!), a Bella Canvas racerback tank (pink), Whimsy by Luniare bikini undies, and a Betsey Johnson Little Heart Mesh nightgown (WOW!). Each box is $40 or $36/month with a subscription. This would be an awesome gift to give or receive. A little bit of fun in your mailbox each month!

LATHER Gift Sets Holiday 2013

LATHER Holiday 2013 Gift Sets

Gift Idea: LATHER Gift Sets

LATHER has come out with some unique gift sets that your friends and family will just LOVE! The adorable Six Soaps A Sudsing gift set contains 6 seasonal olive oil soaps packaged in an advent calendar-inspired gift box. It comes with: Clove, Honey Almond, Orange Peel, Rose Tangerine Lavender, Vanilla Bean & Shea, and Wild Mint soaps. If you love LATHER’s natural soaps, you may want to snag one for yourself – soap for months!

LATHER gift set soaps

Six Soaps A Sudsing

LATHER’s Holiday Candle Sampler contains 6 mini candles that are specially formulated with a paraffin-free, 100% soy wax that burns toxin-free, carcinogen-free and allows the full dispersion of the pure essential oil blends. The wick is made from 100% spun cotton and primed in beeswax. You get the following yummy scents: Cranberry Orange, Cinnamon Orange & Clove, Lavender, Lavender Lime, Lemongrass and Peppermint. Packaged in a cute tree-shaped gift box.

The Daily Brew cafe-inspired lip balm gift set featuring three different all-natural lip balms. Formulated with organic plant oils, beeswax and botanical extracts these balms moisturize, soothe and soften lips while protecting them against cracking and chapping. Contains no petroleum-derived ingredients, artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners. It comes with Fresh Coffee, Vanilla Latte and Green Tea – yum!

Hope Candle Juara

Juara Hope Candle

Gift Idea: Juara Soy Candle

Everyone loves candles! The vegan Juara Hope Soy Candle is a beautiful, soothing candle with a divine scent inspired by JUARA’s cult favorite Candlenut Body Creme. This fragrant, hand-poured candle is an exclusive blend of natural soy and vegetable waxes, custom-formulated to burn longer and cleaner than typical candles. Wrapped with a hand drawn pattern, this candle is a living sculpture that provides soothing light, enhancing the beauty of any space.

Featuring the Signature Candlenut Fragrance: The cocooning warm scent will make you swoon. Delight in an exotic Indonesian bouquet of lush greens, delicate freesia, white blooming jasmine, sparkling bergamot and gentle rose, with a hint of fresh coconut.

Charity: 10% of sales from this candle will be donated to Walubi, a charitable relief organization dedicated to aiding the poor and disaster-hit areas of Indonesia through emergency relief work and rebuilding of infrastructure.
La Bella Pink Shower Bath Frosting

La Bella Pink

Gift Idea: La Bella Pink Bath & Shower Frosting & Foaming Sugar Scrub

La Bella Pink is a cruelty free indie brand that lets you pick your scent for that perfect gift. They have scents like: Barber Shoppe, Boardwalk, Buttercream Strawberry Cupcakes, Champagne Watermelon Fizz, Cotton Candy, Apple, Girly Vegan, Lavender Lemonade, Southern Pecan Pie, Spa Treatment, and many more! It’s hard to pick just one! The Bath & Shower Frosting makes a great gift, and I love that the Foaming Sugar Scrub is NOT GREASY. Hard to find a scrub that doesn’t leave me full of oil. This is a great company with lots of fun cruelty free products. Check them out at www.labellapink.com.

Gift Idea: Willa Smile Butter

Willa Smile Butter

Willa Smile Butter

Willa is a cruelty free skincare line created for teens and tweens. I don’t care that I’m 33 years old – this lip gloss is the BOMB! They actually have a shimmery lip gloss and a matte lip butter called “Smile Butter.” The Smile Butter is made with shea butter and comes with a pot. It’s not greasy at all and it comes in a solid almost jello-like state. It’s super moisturizing, and comes in 3 flavors. My favorite is the Miami Mango because it has a subtle orange/coral tint, which is really hard to find in a lip balm. You can get the trio lip set for $19 (Miami Mango, St. Tropez Strawberry and Vera Cruz Vanilla). All Willa products are paraben free, sulfate free, DEA free, phthalate free, made in the USA – and cruelty free! I’m currently testing the skincare line as well, and will let you know my thoughts.

jane iredale gilded and gifted

Jane Iredale Gilded & Gifted

Gift Idea: Jane Iredale Gilded & Gifted Holiday Collection

Effortless to give and a thrill to receive, fill your holiday season with fun & glamour! Treat yourself and the lucky ladies on your list with our Glamour Eye & Lip Palette, Snappy Brush Wand and Brilliant Limited Edition Refillable Compact. The collection is animal testing free and gluten free (note: one shade is not vegan – contains carmine).

bunnyGift Idea: Make a donation to the Humane Society!

Help stop animal testing! Make a donation in your loved one’s name at the Humane Society of the United States.

For your donation of $10 or more, HSUS will mail your recipient a personalized greeting card, with a special message from you letting them know of your thoughtful gift. With a donation of $25 or more, your gift recipient will receive a personalized greeting card with your special message, and both you and your gift recipient will also receive a one year subscription to The HSUS’s award-winning All Animals magazine.

You can also donate to Humane Society International. You can give any amount, but there is a symbolic gift of $75 to help end tests on animals. Dogs, rabbits, mice, monkeys and other animals are still used in painful and invasive research, even though non-animal testing methods are widely available and proven to be far more reliable for humans. HSI is at the forefront of this movement to end the cruelty for good. With your special gift, you’ll join thousands of others in speaking up for animals around the globe.

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Jen Mathews is the Chief Bunny and social media maestro for My Beauty Bunny. She is also the President of Top Tier Media, a social media agency for beauty, fashion, health and lifestyle brands.