5 Unique Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas For Animal Lovers and Vegans

Lifestyle

1.  Artisan Gin That Supports Gorilla Conservation.

Excellent gift for those who appreciate artisan flavours yet still want to help animals in need. £1 per every bottle of Silverback Gin sold is donated to the Gorilla Organization.

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2.  Planet Earth II

If you are like me and didn’t schedule enough time to watch Planet Earth II when it was on TV, you can now download it. So get warm and cozy under the blankets and download Planet Earth II to watch with the ones you love. Planet Earth II Also available in DVD and Blue Ray formats. I know what I will be watching this Christmas. David Attenborough is all we want for Christmas!

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3. For The Beauty Queen: Vegan Make Up Brushes

Super-soft Start Makers make up brushes that are cruelty free! Made from soft synthetic fibers and bamboo. The brushes are available with Amazon Prime, which means next day delivery!

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4. For The Chocolate Lover: Vegan Chocolate Hamper Box

Show the vegan in your life love with this amazing hamper box, or nudge someone gently in the green direction 😉

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5. BrainBox board game

Test your knowledge with this fun board game. BrainBox is a fast memory game for the whole family.

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Leave a comment to share your unique ideas!

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Lifestyle, Reading

The book I consumed in a single day.

 

Although, I usually don’t read fiction, I picked up The Vegetarian at an airport. I had a two-hour flight ahead and thought “why not read a little?”, before picking the Man Booker International Prize Winner as a book of choice. My two-hour flight couldn’t have gone faster. I read half of the book during that one journey.

The Vegetarian by Han Kang, is a simple, straight-to-the-point read. A woman’s struggle with mental illness is beautifully portrayed from the perspective of her relatives and loved ones. Every perspective, every experience is intertwined. Her journey is transcended though the vivid, mesmerising and the ever so fragile story of love, abuse and family. My first impression of the book was that its an easy read. It had no fancy jargon that an-English-is-my-second-language person like myself, couldn’t understand. It was also a thrilling read that had me hooked. The descend of the protagonist’s mental state is so relatable, that anyone who even caught a glimpse of such devastation in real life, will be able to vividly picture the story that Han Kang so beautifully describes. If you liked the Fifty Shades of Grey books, you will enjoy this one.

I cannot wait to read Han Kang’s Human Acts book next.