Valentine’s Day is around the corner. With the growing amount of options suitable for vegans out there, here’s a quick list of possibilities if you plan to surprise a loved one. All are Irish based.

Sanctuary Love:

The very best of gifts. Sponsor a resident at either of these great two sanctuaries who both promote veganism: Eden Farm Animal Sanctuary and Back Into Daylight.

Dining Out:

Purple Root Cafe, Mayo, will serve a Valentine’s Day Lunch time special, 4 course Vegan Meal with Non Alcoholic Champagne, 30euros for two. For more details contact Purple Root Cafe.

Cornucopia, Dublin, will have a Valentine’s night on the 14th, a Single’s night on the 16th and Valentine’s Week Special from the 10th to 16th. So even if you’re in a relationship, looking to get into one or just want a great meal, they have something for everyone.

Blazing Salads, Dublin: On Valentine’s Day Blazing Salads will offer a heart shaped chocolate seed bar with cranberry and orange, plus a heart shaped Oat, maple and hazelnut cookies dipped in chocolate and orange. There will be a vegan hot food special for anyone who wants to treat the vegan in their life to a delicious lunch or take home for dinner.

Cosmetics:

Baths and Crafts: Kick back with some Heart Shaped Bath Melts and an assortment of handmade soaps and beauty products. Order online or in store (also visit their facebook page).

Lush: Lush’s full Valentine’s Day range is suitable for vegans. The “Tender is the night” massage bar is recommended as perfect for couples on Valentine ‘s Day. The Grafton Street, Dublin branch will have a neon party on Feb 14th to go with our neon themed products and also their “signoflove” campaign which is in support of gay athletes at the winter games in Russia.

Miscellaneous:

We also spoke to PlantGoodness24.ie and Pure Tea Cork. PlantGoodness24.ie’s large range of goodies are all vegan and available online. They are sure to have something for a loved one.

Pure Tea Cork full range of Teas are also available online as well as their store. If tea doesn’t get them hot then we don’t know what will.

Do your own Research:

By looking around you’ll find a lot more gifts suitable for vegans. Health food stores will usually offer products which are seasonal, in this case chocolates. When you do find them let us know about them.

Future Articles

This is the first we hope of articles highlighting products and services which are suitable for vegans at festive times of the year. We want to show the range of choice out there. If you know or are a business/initiative which offers products or services suitable for vegans, then get in contact with Vegan Ireland (vegansireland@gmail.com) and we’ll include you in our next round up.