My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Sugestões & um Giveaway!!!

Há apenas um par de semanas para obter a sua compra do presente de Natal feito e se você comemora o Hanukkah, bem…ele já está na metade. Então está na hora de o “V” Holiday Gift Sugestões do Word e um Holiday Giveaway especial!

Este ano eu compilei uma lista das minhas coisas favoritas (como Oprah, mas desculpe, sem carros). Eu posso ser muito difícil de agradar para que as coisas que fez essa lista são muito especial. E muitos deles são os presentes que mantêm dar e dar a volta, porque esses são os melhores presentes de todos.

1. Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary
I have to start with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary because it’s my very favorite place in the world. There is nowhere else that I feel so happy, so at peace and so surrounded by safety and love. Even though I’m lucky enough to live so close to the sanctuary, I don’t get there often enough.

Whether you live near or far, you can give a gift from the WFAS store. They have t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, tampas, calendars, art work and books.

You can also buy a year-long individual or family membership, gift certificates or sponsor one of the lucky rescued animals. And if you get a chance to visit Woodstock, be sure to give yourself the gift or someone you love a stay in the sanctuary’s beautiful Guesthouse where the animals are right outside your door. You can get gift certificates for Guesthouse stays aqui.

2. Nomes
Nada faz um feriado mais doce do que guloseimas deliciosas. Surpreenda alguém com o belo artesão de chocolate e bolos de Luscious do Lagusta. All vegan, organic and local ingredients. Você nunca vai ver ou provar algo tão incrível como criações feitas à mão de Lagusta. Você pode ler o meu rever of Lagusta’s Luscious for even more information and pictures.

Luscious do Lagusta

If you live in Portland, Oregon you can go to the mall and there is a kiosk for Chocolate Decadence. Sim, you can buy vegan chocolate in the mall! But for those of us who don’t live in Portland, Chocolate Decadence ships. They have a large variety of items and one of the things I love is that you can order small packages of many of their goodies so you can try lots of them.

And for those of us who don’t live in California, we can still enjoy the delicious vegan cinnamon buns from Cinnaholic. They ship and they sell gift certificates. You can enjoy their amazing cinnamon buns (which come frozen) and your choice of over a dozen icing flavors. Read my review of Cinnaholic aqui.

Cinnaholic Cinnamon Buns

3. Bebida alcoólica

Vinho faz sempre um bom presente, mas às vezes pode ser um desafio para encontrar vinhos vegan. Barnivore.com é um auxiliar útil, mas nem todas as empresas estão no site.

Aqui estão 3 você pode ter certeza é crueldade-livre:

O Vegan Vine Sustentável é certificado e certificado Vegan. Eles têm Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon e uma mistura de vinho tinto.

Frey Vineyards fazer vinho biológico, sem sulfitos adicionados e sem subprodutos animais.

E para aqueles distantes amado, você pode enviar os grandes vinhos de vegan Sommelier Vegan direito à sua porta.

4. Gadgets
I’m not a big gadgets person. Quero dizer, I just made about 200 latkes and I grated all the potatoes and onions by hand. Para mim, it’s just quicker and easier to do things myself than to wrestle with some contraption with parts and instructions. But there is one gadget I not only can’t live without, Eu tenho 2 of them and I wouldn’t mind having a 3rd. What is this incredible invention? It’s my TofuXpress.

I use my TofuXpress all the time. It easily presses the water out of tofu in no time at all and without the whole “paper towel-dishes-heavy cans” thing. You put the tofu in the TofuXpress, go about your business for even just half an hour, and you come back to a solid block of tofu that will not fall apart when you cook it. I also use mine to press spinach. No more wringing it out with strainers or dishtowels. Sério, if I could only keep one kitchen gadget (other than my knife), this would be it. I’ve given the TofuXpress as a gift before and it’s always appreciated and life-changing.

5. Assinaturas
When I first became vegan and I didn’t know any other vegans or vegetarians, I felt pretty isolated and out of the loop. One of the things that really helped me learn about veganism – comida, animais, politics, the environment, saúde, and who’s who- was reading VegNews Magazine.

Há tanta informação em apenas uma questão de VegNews e ele realmente me ensinou o que estava acontecendo e que para assistir no mundo vegan. Now it’s fun to go through an issue and say “I know her. Tenho amigos do Facebook com ele. Eu só tinha jantar com ela. I’ve been there.” Having a magazine that brings us all together really makes it feel like having a vegan family. As assinaturas podem ser em forma impressa ou formatos eletrônicos sem árvores.

6. Art and Music
I recently did a couple of posts about art and music. Um artista que está usando sua arte como uma forma de defesa dos direitos dos animais é Sarah Kiser. Sarah cria peças de arte impressionantes, muitos dos quais espalhar a mensagem sobre compaixão pelos animais. Enquanto Sarah generosamente faz um pouco de sua arte disponível gratuitamente para pessoas, doa porções de quaisquer lucros para caridade.

Uma das peças de Sarah graças a minha parede da sala e eu amo tanto. Clique aqui para ler minha entrevista com Sarah e descobrir onde você pode comprar sua arte incrível.

As férias são um tempo para os anjos e não há nenhuma voz tão angelical quanto o de Little Green Blackbird. “O verão que eu parei de lamentação” is the album which is filled with uplifting, diversão, músicas atenciosas. Muitas das letras são inspiradas em questões animais, all of the lyrics are inspired by deep emotions – what Kirsti Gholson, o cantor e compositor de Little Green Blackbird, calls “happysad.”

I listen to this album all the time. Not only do I get the benefit of listening to the ethereal voice of Kirsti Gholson but I learned about a lot of issues such as The Great Ape Protection Act. Kirsti is a vegan animal rights advocate and she donates portions of her proceeds to charities. “O verão que eu parei de lamentação” is a magical album and would make a wonderful gift. Clique aqui para ler minha entrevista com Kirsti Gholson, ouvir uma amostra de uma de suas canções e para descobrir onde você pode comprar seu CD.

7. Baskets and Gift Certificates
Gift baskets are fun. It’s one gift filled with a bunch of gifts. When I want to send someone a gift basket, I head to Pangea Vegan loja. Pangea, the original one-stop vegan shop, has several gift baskets for different occasions. They even have the “Vegan Basket for Non-Vegans” which contains cool products like cookies and candles that just happen to be vegan. I love this basket because it lets me send a great gift to non-vegan friends without going against my ethics. And if you’re not thrilled with what comes in any of the baskets, Pangea lets you fill your own with any of the hundreds of products available on their site. And they ship super-fast!!

Pangea also sells gift certificates and even better, gift certificates by email. In today’s world of social media, we sometimes want to send a gift to someone whose email address is more familiar to us than their home address.

Gift certificates are great gifts. Sanctuaries such as Farm Sanctuary e Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary offer gift certificates to shop with in their stores. Most restaurants offer gift certificates and who doesn’t love a free meal? You can get gift certificates at your local vegan restaurant, like the popular Garden Cafe on the Green in Woodstock (local for me). Or you can find out which vegan restaurants are near the person you are gifting, call them up and they will probably be willing to mail a gift certificate for you. Afinal, who wouldn’t want the business? I have done this and it makes a great surprise for someone you love.

8. O “V” Palavra Coisas
Ei, é o meu blog. Recebo a promover meu material. O “V” Palavra Gift Shop offers tons of merchandise with the official logo of The “V” Word that was designed by the talented John Beske. Você pode obter camisas, suores, chapéus, bibs, cães, totes, sacos de supermercado, óculos, frascos, mouse pads, botões, autocolantes, até mesmo roupas íntimas!!

Tudo o que você pode pensar, you can have…with The “V” Word on it. Maybe I should change the slogan to “Diga-. Comê-lo. Vivê-la. Wear it.”

9. Doações
Uma das tradições que Tom e eu temos é de que pelo menos um de nossos presentes para o outro tem que ser uma doação a uma organização que se preocupa com. As doações são uma ótima maneira de homenagear alguém ou a sua memória. Alguns de nossos favoritos são organizações:

Animal Lovers’ League – the shelter that saved our Benny from the kill pound and Petfinder – the site where we found our Benny;

PetLoss.com – uma 24 site hora com uma sala de bate-papo que ajudar as pessoas a lutar com um animal de estimação doente ou perdido. O site é dirigido por um homem que dedicou sua vida a ele e ele precisa de ajuda para continuar correndo. PetLoss corre o Lighting Monday Night Vela, uma bela cerimônia, onde pessoas de todo o mundo se reúnem online para rezar juntos e acendem velas para seus bebês animais.

Compaixão sobre Killing e Mercy for Animals juntamente com outras organizações que realizam investigações sigilosas sobre crueldade contra os animais e ajudam a promover os direitos dos animais estão sempre merecendo.

Santuários precisam de dinheiro para manter os animais resgatando. Há o grande 3: Farm Sanctuary, Catskills Animal Sanctuary, e Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Há também santuários menores que não recebem tanta imprensa e, portanto,, menos doações. Você pode pesquisar para encontrar o que os santuários de animais estão perto de você ou a pessoa que você está dando o presente para.

Alguns outros santuários que eu amo são: The Elephant Sanctuary no Tennessee, Paz Pigs Santuário, e Pintura Animal Rescue Creek (veja meu blog sobre Paint Creek aqui). Also check out last year’s post, “Meu 5 Favorite Gifts that Help Animal Sanctuaries and Organizations.”

10. Livros
Books are my favorite things in the world. Between Tom (a librarian) and myself (a college professor), we have books everywhere! Last year I posted “Meu 10 Livros Favoritos para Holiday Gift Giving.” That list included writers such as Neal Barnard, Tina Volpe, Jeffrey Masson, Peter Singer, John Robbins, Melanie Joy, Will Tuttle, Will Potter and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I still stand by this list but there are some books that have come out since last year that I must add to my favorites list.

The Adventures of Vivian Sharpe: Vegan Superhero por Marla Rose – a wonderfully written book by the very talented Marla Rose. A normal teenage girl is visited by the spirit of a pig one night and her life is never the same again. Written in an authentic adolescent voice, this book explores topics such as empathy, compaixão, fitting in, standing out, standing up for what you believe is right, and figuring out who you are. Vivian Sharpe goes from being an ordinary 15-year old to a hero and who doesn’t need a vegan hero? Get this for the kids and the adults on your gift list.


That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals e Vegan is Love by Ruby Roth – estes são 2 children’s books that are beautifully written and illustrated. They both explain, in language appropriate for little kids, why eating animals is not a nice thing to do and why loving animals means not eating them, hurting them or exploiting them. There is nothing graphic in these books. These are stunning books for parents to read with their children, to make them think and to open their hearts to animals and compassionate living.

I don’t buy a lot of cookbooks (e sim, I’m working on mine. Eu sei, EU SEI!) but there are a few I would recommend:

Great Gluten-Free Eats by Allyson Kramer – if you are vegan AND gluten-free, you want this book. Delicious recipes from the creator of the popular blog, Manifest Vegan. Check out the blog just for the beautiful photography too!

The Sexy Vegan Cookbook by Brian L. Patton – Not only does this book have delicious and easy recipes but it’s hysterical to read. You may know Brian from his cooking videos (also hysterical) and this book is an extension of that. I love a book where you don’t just get a recipe but you get the author’s personality. You’ll laugh so hard, you’ll burn more calories to eat more of Brian’s food.

Any cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Appetite for Reduction is my favorite). It’s Isa, need I say anything else?

Viva Vegan e Vegan Eats World by Terry Hope Romero – first she thrilled us with vegan Latin food and now Terry is taking us all over the world for more vegan deliciousness. This book is on my wishlist.

The Gentle Chef Cookbook: Vegan Cuisine for the Ethical Gourmet by Skye Michael Conroy – this is available as a black and white paper book or as a PDF book on CD with full-color illustrations. Either way the book is filled with Skye’s delicious vegan recipes. Skye is the master of all things seitan and artisanal vegan cheese. I got mine; be sure to get yours.

The Lucky Ones: Minha luta apaixonado por animais de fazenda by Jenny Brown with Gretchen Primack – the amazing journey of Jenny Brown, from cancer survivor and McDonald’s employee to television production to undercover investigator for animal cruelty to co-founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. A passionate book that tells Jenny’s story along with the stories of some of the residents of the sanctuary, the lucky ones. This book illustrates what compassion, veganism and advocacy are all about. Proceeds from the book, which you can buy autographed, all go to the sanctuary. Read my review of The Lucky Ones aqui.

And that leads to O “V” Word’s Holiday Giveaway!

Five (5) random “lucky ones” will win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of Jenny Brown’s “The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals.”

To be eligible to win:

1. Be a registered follower of The “V” Word blog.

2. Leave a comment telling us what you feel lucky about this holiday season.

3. Provide an e-mail address so I can reach you to get your full name and address for shipping!

The winners will be chosen at random. The deadline to enter the giveaway is 11:59 pm Tuesday, December 18th and the winners will be notified on Thursday, December 20th.
Good luck and Happy Holidays!

THE WINNERS OF THE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY ARE: MOMMYTAYLOR, NICOLE, SARAH McCALDEN, DEBBIE AND HELENAHIMM. CONGRATULATIONS!!

I’ll be emailing the winners to get your mailing addresses for your prize!!

O “V” Palavra: Diga-. Comê-lo. Vivê-la.

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28 Responses to My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Sugestões & um Giveaway!!!

  1. Lisa é crua em $10 um dia (ou menos!) Dezembro 19, 2012 em 12:45 pm #

    Nearly every day, I’m consciously aware of that I’m lucky and grateful to be vegan. I also feel lucky to have a wonderful and close family … my kids and my grandkids are amazing people. I’m lucky that my parents are still alive, and that my sister and I are close. I have mostly good health, a place to live, and food to eat. It’s all good 🙂

  2. Gluten Free Vegan Journey Dezembro 19, 2012 em 3:23 em #

    I feel lucky this Christmas to have my health back, so I can be with my amazing husband, crianças, grandchildren, and friends! Being gluten free and vegan has saved my life, literalmente! After years of being sick and tired of being sick and tired, changing my diet changed my life, and nullified my need for 11 daily prescriptions, regular visits to cardiologists, rheumatologists, and internal medicine specialists. Best of all eliminated a need for surgery and chemo after my stage 4 breast cancer was discovered; I am now free of cancer, doença cardíaca, high blood pressure, GERD, IBS, migraines, Lupus, Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and breast cancer! WellnessWithShelley@gmail.com

  3. helenahimm Dezembro 18, 2012 em 11:14 em #

    andddd with that being said I forgot my email haha: littleladycook@gmail.com

  4. helenahimm Dezembro 18, 2012 em 11:14 em #

    I feel lucky to have become a vegan with my husband at the same time and how we support each other through this journey.

    I’m lucky to have a family that though don’t share my same views on animal rights, respect my decision and have never for even a second disrespected my lifestyle.

    So many things I feel lucky for, família, saúde, and lots of hope for the world, we have to remain positive and spread information and love, one can’t go without the other.

    Paz

  5. Debbie Dezembro 17, 2012 em 1:55 pm #

    I feel lucky to be able to adopt special needs dogs. I am lucky to have a home and income to care for a dog in need. No one should be forced to live out his/her final years alone.

    debbie@going-vegan.net

  6. Veganosaurus Dezembro 15, 2012 em 9:41 pm #

    That’s a fantastic gift guide! Everything that a vegan would want, for themselves and the people they love and want to share veganism with. 🙂

  7. Sarah McCalden Dezembro 15, 2012 em 10:36 em #

    I feel lucky because this is my first vegan, cruelty free Christmas and because my two beautiful, small children are vegan and will grow up with compassion in their lives. Sarah (sarah_mccalden@yahoo.com)

  8. CupcakeCatie Dezembro 14, 2012 em 3:54 pm #

    I feel lucky this holiday season because I have a loving family that supports me in whatever I do in my life, a warm home, a wonderful kitty to curl up with, and ending the year healthy and happy! I hope you have a great Holiday Season! : )

    cllovegood@yahoo.com

  9. Ashley Dezembro 13, 2012 em 10:20 em #

    I feel lucky to have a partner I love, an amazing family, and the ability to live a compassionate lifestyle. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Nicole Dezembro 13, 2012 em 6:43 em #

    Even though I lost my job recently, I am grateful for all the friends who stepped up to help me. I am a lucky person. I never expected such generosity. I am blessed to still have a roof over my head and still be able to eat wonderful vegan foods.

    nicole4antares@yahoo.com

  11. Angela Proper Dezembro 13, 2012 em 6:26 em #

    I feel lucky to have a home, two jobs, friends and family, and the heart and energy to continue to fight for animals every day. My email address is amproper@msn.com.
    Boas festas, God Bless and thanks for loving animals!

  12. Karen de Collins Dezembro 13, 2012 em 6:19 em #

    I’m also sorry – my email is kassies@yahoo.com, yikes! 🙂

  13. kittylover Dezembro 13, 2012 em 6:05 em #

    Desculpe,my email is morganguiney@aol.com! Karen

  14. kittylover Dezembro 13, 2012 em 6:03 em #

    I’m lucky to have 5 wonderful kitties. And especially lucky that one who was diagnosed with lymphoma 6 months ago is doing great!

  15. Janna Dezembro 13, 2012 em 5:03 em #

    I am blessed to have family and friends who love me, a place to live, a job and a car. I am especially grateful to have my grandpa still in my life <3

  16. ez Dezembro 13, 2012 em 12:11 em #

    I also feel lucky because people like you do nice give-aways.

  17. ez Dezembro 13, 2012 em 12:09 em #

    I feel lucky because I am vegan and have people that take care of me

  18. Aimee Douglass Dezembro 13, 2012 em 12:05 em #

    I feel lucky to have a husband who is my best friend; a job that despite some setbacks, I still love doing and can say allows me to learn new things; a roof over my head; (relativamente) good health (still a work in progress); and two funny black dogs that constantly remind me of what unconditional love really is.

  19. Lori M-C Dezembro 12, 2012 em 8:40 em #

    I feel lucky to be able to be able to be with my kids all the time and to have so many things to make me feel close to those who are no longer with us.

  20. Mommy Taylor Dezembro 12, 2012 em 8:38 em #

    ooops… email (stardust11_74@yahoo.com)

  21. Mommy Taylor Dezembro 12, 2012 em 8:34 em #

    I feel lucky to have such an amazing, awesome, funny little kiddo and a (surprise) baby on the way… ó, sim… and a great husband who’s been trying to hold the house together while I’ve spent many afternoons and evenings sick in bed or flopped on the couch!

    I don’t know if “lucky” is the right word… but I’m extremely grateful that the internet came along when it did to wake me up from being an “excusitarian” (sp?) vegetarian and allowed me to follow my heart into the world of veganism. I’m so in love with all of the blogs and support; I don’t know if I would have gotten where I am in life without them!

  22. Suburban Branca de Neve Dezembro 12, 2012 em 7:37 em #

    This is a toughie. I have a lot to be thankful for. So much. My newly opened eyes has to be the biggest, embora. This is my second December as a vegan and I feel grateful that so many people put the information out there I needed to learn, even though I kind of didn’t want to know. And I’m grateful that on April 6, 2011 I was brave enough to press “jogar” and watch a video about where my food was really coming from. I am grateful in a redeemed-Ebenezer-Scrooge kind of way to live kinder and do some good with the time I have left on this planet! I’m grateful to all the people like Jenny Brown who do such fantastic work. So much to be grateful for. So much to do! 🙂 Have a very happy holiday!

  23. Melissa Dion Dezembro 12, 2012 em 5:56 em #

    I feel lucky about my family, especially my adorable nephews!

  24. Paulina Dezembro 12, 2012 em 5:40 em #

    Great Post Rhea, I’ll share this on my Catskills Wellness Guide wall too since it’s so in line with the local gift ideas I just suggested on my site too (http://catskillswellnessguide.com/index.php/category/local-shopping/). Good to get some vegan ideas out there.

  25. anne Dezembro 12, 2012 em 4:14 em #

    Karen beat me to it. I feel lucky to know you Rhea!

  26. Karen de Collins Dezembro 12, 2012 em 4:09 em #

    OY…my goodness dear Sis, what I feel lucky about is a LOOOOOT – starting with you right at the top. I haven’t been all that “outward” lately and feel sheepish and selfish about that – breaking my foot, fairly small as it may sound/be, has thrown me into an OVERWHELMINGLY GRATEFUL period…lucky to have my parents, minha família, dear friends who KNOW I adore them even if I’m quiet. I’m otherwise healthy, feliz, employed, housedmy GOSH, what else can I ask for, direito?? Love you sweetie, <3 TWO HUNDRED LATKES??? Oy meine got... 😀

  27. Kacey Dea Dezembro 12, 2012 em 4:09 em #

    I feel truly blessed to have an exceptional husband! I am also blessed with three handsome boys and one newborn girl; all of them showing immense compassion for life. I have a nice home and supportive extended family! I am also blessed enough with the intelligence to research alternatives to mainstream ideas to achieve better health for my family.

  28. Laura Runs a Latte Dezembro 12, 2012 em 3:57 em #

    I feel lucky to have a roof over my head, a steady job, a loving husband, wonderful pets, and peace of mind for living cruelty-free 🙂 Happy holidays to you and yours!
    Laura (veglegs@gmail.com)

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