Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Season's Greetings!

Date: Wednesday, December 24
The Delivery: Two US Canteens and some dark chocolate
Staff Pick: Chocolate's always good during the holidays, and Shaman Chocolates are both gourmet and organic

The DL: There's no such thing as too many sweets during this festive time of the year, and we here at VegNews wish everyone a very wonderful and compassionate holiday. Please take note that the VNHQ will be closed starting December 25 and reopening January 5. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hot Hand-Bag

Date: Tuesday, December 23
The Delivery: A vegan-friendly handbag, organic sugar-cookie mix, a book, and Brain Toniq
Staff Pick: Hit the town in style with vegan handbags from Vegetarian Shoes and Bags

The DL: This gorgeous bag has been catching a lot of eyes at the VNHQ. Too bad there's only one. Whether you're doing the casual thing or having a night on the town, this handbag will make a great accessory.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sweets for Your Smoocher

Date: Monday, December 22
The Delivery: A chic faux-leather laptop carrier, a bounty of books, sweet-tasting lip balms, a peanut butter-chocolate bar, reusable bags, and some fabulous-looking fudge
Staff Pick: Cure your ice cream cravings with Crazy Rumors A La Mode Lip Balm

The DL: It's hard to escape dry lips in the middle of winter, and vegan lip balm is not always the easiest to come by. So, we are quite excited to try these ice cream-flavored lip balms with such decadent flavors as Mint Chocolate and Almond Fudge!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ringing in the New Year, VegNews Style

Date: Friday, December 19
The Delivery: A beautiful bouquet of fresh herbs from Forty Oaks Farm and the January+February '09 issue of VegNews Magazine
Staff Pick: It's time to relax and feel good with our brand new issue!

The DL: So sue us for featuring our own product, but we are super excited about our fresh-off-the-presses Feel-Good Food issue of VegNews! And what's not to be ecstatic about? We don't want to give anything away, but we're pretty darn sure you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sea the Beauty

Date: Wednesday, December 17
The Delivery: All-natural, zero-calorie sweetener, a couple boxes of festive chocolates, fresh-scented body products, healthier soda-pop, and a book
Staff Pick: Smell good without all the cruelty with One With Nature sea mineral body products

The DL: The One With Nature skincare line employs a give-and-take philosophy when it comes to its products. Salt and mud from the Dead Sea are the products' main ingredients, and part of the company's profits go toward Dead Sea preservation efforts.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Twinkies, You Say?

Date: Friday, December 12
The Delivery: Baked potato chips, yummy vegan sweets, a leather-free soccer ball, and some dietary supplements
Staff Pick: Vegans can really have anything our hearts desire, even Twinkies!

The DL: To tell you the truth, many of us here at the VNHQ believed our days of eating Twinkies were over after adopting the vegan lifestyle. But we are once again united with these sweet treats thanks to Dulce Vegan! The cruelty-free version beats the old-school snack hands-down, being just as sweet without the overly processed factor.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stay Educated

Date: Thursday, December 11
The Delivery: Vegan doughnuts and chocolate-dipped pretzels, some organic chocolate, our usual shipment of Clif Bars, a CD, several documentaries, a children's book, and an all-natural veggie-fiber facial-sponge
Staff Pick: Get educated with the new, informative documentaries that are being released including Flow and Blinders

The DL: Though not always pleasant to watch, documentaries are a great way to get informed and to inform others about a topic of interest. Luckily, a great deal of these films focus on animal rights and the environment, making it even easier to spread the word about vegetarianism.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just Bag It!

Date: Wednesday, December 10
The Delivery: Loads of seasonal chocolate, good-for-you dark-chocolate bars, reusable bags, and some hemp products
Staff Pick: There's no more having to worry about paper or plastic with ChicoBag's pocket-size reusable bags

The DL: It feels wonderful to say, "No bag please," in the store check-out line, but it can definitely be a hassle to lug all your recyclable bags around. This is where the Vita bag comes to the rescue. It's plenty big and can hold up to 40 pounds, but can also fold up into a tiny ball that fits right into your pocket. Now that's what we call thrifty!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Naturally Beautiful

Date: Monday, December 8
The Delivery: A couple of chewable dietary supplements, three books, and some cruelty-free make-up
Staff Pick: Beautify yourself naturally with Larénim mineral make-up

The DL: Most make-up you find on store shelves contains not-so-lovely ingredients. Luckily, more and more natural, cruelty-free make-up brands—such as Larénim—are becoming available. No longer will your beauty routine and ethics come into conflict.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Lovin' That Cup o'Joe

Date: Thursday, December 4
The Delivery: Organic whole-bean coffee
Staff Pick: Get your caffeine-fix with Weaver's hand-crafted, artisan coffee

The DL: The few coffee-drinkers here at VegNews have been feeling a little put-out lately with all the tea being delivered to the office, but luckily they now have their fix. Love it or hate it, coffee is definitely the number-one staple for working Americans, so why not make it organic?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tuesday Thirst Quenchers

Date: Tuesday, December 2
The Delivery: Some stainless-steel bottles, a washable produce bag, tea bags, and all-natural throat-spray
Staff Pick: Who needs bottled water when you've got these thrifty OneEarth stainless-steel bottles?

The DL: It's definitely time to stop buying wasteful bottled water (read our upcoming Jan+Feb 2009 issue to learn more about the global water crisis). Great styles of stainless-steel bottles are totally accessible, and super sleek! Staying hydrated has never been so much fun.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Stepping Into Style

Date: Monday, December 1
The Delivery: Fancy footwear and some reading material
Staff Pick: NeuAura's leather-free shoes from the spring '09 collection will have you stepping out in high style

The DL: We know it's a bit too early for these fab warm-weather shoes, but we can still dream about sun, sea, and sandals, can't we? No matter the style, be it flats or stilettos, NeuAura has you covered.