IF you're one of the predicted 500,000 taking part in Veganuary this year, we're sure you've thought about your diet, but there's more to Veganuary than vegan food.
Now you've sorted your plant based diet, we've put together our top picks of everything to buy to make your swap to a Vegan lifestyle easier than ever.
More and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle each year, but it's not all vegan sausages, as vegan beauty, fashion and lifestyle products are all on the rise.
Whether it's cookbooks, skincare, cooking equipment, treats or anything else, here are our top picks to make Veganuary a breeze for first time vegans.
Bosh has sold 200,000 copies and is the winner of the Lifestyle Non-Fiction Book Award of the Year, as well as being the highest selling vegan cookbook of all time.
If you're looking for some inspiration for dinners then you're in good hands.
- Bosh! Recipe Book, £7.99, Argos – buy here
Ninja 3 in 1
Make easy work of meals with the ultimate food processor.
Ninja's 3 in 1 Auto IQ Food Processor and Blender is a food processor, blender and personal blender.
Chop, slice, grate and mix everything from pizza and bread dough, to burgers, fishcakes and coleslaw in the food processor; create drinks, dips and sauces in the multi-serve jug, and blend smoothies on-the-go in the cup, with interchangeable attachments to easily chop, process and blend ingredients.
- Ninja BN800UK Auto IQ Food Processor and Blender,£199.99, Argos – buy here
Vegan Hotel Chocolat
Thought you'd have to miss out on chocolate? Think again, Hotel Chocolat's Vegan range has everything you could want – and is super tasty to boot.
Whether it's hot chocolate, liqueurs, bars or their popular H-box, Hotel Chocolat has a huge range of vegan chocolates that any plant based fan will love.
Prices start at £7, and there's even a range of Easter eggs currently available.
- Hotel Chocolat's Vegan range – buy here
Did you know that wine isn't vegan? A number of our favourite bottles aren't exactly vegan because of how it is clarified through a process of 'fining', where animal protein fining agents are used.
So if you want to ensure your tipples are completly vegan you'll need to check before you buy.
To make things easier, Virgin Wines is currently selling a mixed twelve bottle case for £107.88.
- Vegan Wines Mixed Case, £107.88, Virgin Wines – buy here
Moet & Chandon
Not all champagne is created equal, and it's not all vegan.
If you're celebrating this Veganuary then you'll want to make sure you pick up some Vegan fizz.
Moet & Chandon is one of the champagne's that is vegan, and one of our favourites too. Moet has confirmed that none of its champagnes are made using animal or egg products. They are also gluten- and wheat-free.
Pick up a bottle from Selfridges for £45.99.
- Moet & Chandon, £45.99, Selfridges – buy here
Matt & Nat
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Matt & Nat are a vegan brand, so there are no animal products used in production; with Matt & Nat standing for Mat(t)erial + Nature.
Their backpacks have long been a hit with shoppers, so if you're looking to step up your vegan accessories game you can't go wrong.
We're loving the Annex Backpack, priced at £120 – a great choice if you're looking to spend some Christmas cash.
- Annex Backpack, £120, Matt & Nat – buy here
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JW Pei has a range of vegan accessories, we're currently loving this Mini Flap Bag.
In an eye-catching Sage Green Croc, it's also in the sale and is down to £35 from £89.
Snap it up before it goes.
- Mini Flap Bag Sage Green Croc, 335, JW Pei – buy here
A favourite of Meghan Markle, and a favourite of ours, sustainable trainer brand Veja also has a vegan range.
Made from Vegan leather, the Veja trainers are a cool plant friendly update to your wardrobe.
- Veja V-10 vegan-leather trainers, £130 – buy here
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Make dinner time even easier with Mindful Chef's Vegan boxes.
Nutritionist approved, with fresh, local ingredients they are a great introduction to a plant based diet.
A weekly box contains two to five healthy recipes, and there are fifteen vegan recipes to choose from, as well as being gluten and dairy free.
Plus you can get £10 off your first and second boxes.
- Mindful Chef – buy here
Pai Skincare are independently certified by COSMOS (Soil Association), Cruelty Free International and the Vegan Society.
Each product is easily displayed as Vegan or not on it's website, to make conscious shopping even easier.
We're loving their Rosehip Bioregenerate, priced at £24.
- Rosehip Bioregenerate, £24, Pai Skincare – buy here
Drunk Elephant is beloved by skincare fans and beauty experts, with a cult following as a result of their incredible products.
Founded by former stay-at-home mom Tiffany Masterson it's ethos centres around clean beauty,with the philosophy that if in doubt, it's out.
It's a cruelty brand, but not all products are vegan as they use honey in certain formulas. However, it currently offers 12 products formulated without any animal ingredients.
Vegan favourites include their A-Passinoni Retional Cream, C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, Lala Retro Whipped Cream, B-Hydrea Intensive Hydration Gel, Protini Polypeptide Cream, Shaba Complex Eye Serum, Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser, Juju Bar, B-Bronzi Anti Pollution Sunshine Serum, TLC Fromboos Glycolic Night Serum, TLC Sukari Babyfacial and Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil.
- Shop Drunk Elephant at Space NK – click here
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Herbivore was founded by husband and wife Alex Kummerow and Julia Wills with a mission to create all-natural skin care that delivers tangible results.
Steering clear of synthetics and fillers, they ensure every ingredient within their formulas is of the highest quality – think: plant-based food-grade essential oils, GMO-free soy wax – and has a specific purpose.]
All ingredients are vegan and cruelty-free, while their packaging is recyclable and reusable.
We're huge fans of the Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial (£53) and the Coco Rose Body Polish (£32).
- Shop Herbivore Botanicals from Cult Beauty – buy here
The Body Shop
Around half the products at The Body Shop are Vegan, with vegan skincare, moisturiser, haircare, began and body care.
Some of The Body Shop best sellers including their Drops of Youth Sleeping Bouncy Mask, and their ever popular Tea Tree Oil is also vegan.
With vegan products across nearly all of their ranges, and smells you're in luck if you've recently made the switch. You can see all The Body Shop's vegan products here.
- Shop The Body Shop Vegan Products – buy here
Veganuary at Wahaca
Mexican food has always been a good choice for those following a vegan diet, with fresh ingredients and plenty of plant based friendly options.
This Veganuary Wahaca are taking it a step further, and have also introduced vegan cheese options to it's menu for the first time so you can enjoy more of their vibrant Mexican street food than ever before, as well as new options such as the Mexican falafel taco, and Vegan Nachos.
There's 13 restaurants across the country, and you can order takeaway via Deliveroo if you live close enough.
- Wahaca on Deliveroo – click here
Vegan Dr Martens
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The iconic Dr Martens have a Vegan collection, and they are identical to the original boots.
From leather-free bags, boots and shoes, their vegan boots, shoes and accessories are stacked with just as much attitude as their classic Dr Martens styles, so there's no compromise.
- Vegan Dr Martens – click here
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