Our Ultimate (dairy free) Favorite Things List – Holiday 2023


To our Loving Coco-Fans, 

When Oprah first started her Ultimate Favorite things show back in the late 90s, the world went crazy. What a simple, but genius idea; gathering some of the best, most thoughtful, and unique gift ideas and sharing them with everyone.

She has had countless lists and episodes since then; all evolving with pop culture and new trends, and each year we look forward to seeing what might make the list this time around.

We thought it would be a lovely idea to put together our OWN Favorite Things list, but make it all dairy free, sustainably based, or vegan (of course!). This carefully curated list of our top 10 finds is sure to dazzle and delight anyone in your family or friend group; so go ahead and add a little plant-based zazzle to your holiday this year. 


The Coconut Cloud Team


1. Kessy Beldi glassware

Inspired by Beldi glasses seen in Moroccan homes, Kessy Beldi’s tableware is as stunning as it is sustainable. Made in Marrakech, each piece is individually mouth-blown from recycled soda and beer bottles, and includes unique touches like raised edges and bubbled middles.
2. Monogramed Vegan Leather Hardcover Journal

This classic gift has over 1,000 5-star reviews and is one of the most versatile gifts in our list this year. Beechmore Books’ personalized journal is a thoughtful and introspective gift for anyone in your life. Bound in specially sourced, tactile, vegan leather, each Beechmore Book is designed and tested for color accuracy in their London studio; a personal and special gift indeed!

3. Christmas Cupcake Gift Box – 25 pack

25 days of cupcakes?! Yes, please! This Baked By Melissa vegan cupcake gift box is not only festive, but completely adorable. What’s even more perfect is that each cupcake is a mini version of their 6 vegan flavors, so you won’t feel guilty having one (or maybe four) at a time.

4. Typology Glow Drops

Founder Ning Li mindfully built the Typology brand with the intention of creating ‘a radical new skincare brand’. Their philosophy is of simplicity and transparency, and they intend to remain uncompromising in their mission to offer consumers a premium natural skincare alternative. These dazzling, “frosting-like” Glow Drops are perfect for any holiday party. Enriched with antioxidant vitamin C and soothing aloe vera, this illuminating concentrate delivers radiance to the complexion instantly and over time.

5. Dallman Fine Chocolate

One of the best moments eating vegan is the moment you realize that chocolate comes from a plant! To give up chocolate would be a sin against the taste buds! These gorgeous, premium chocolates by Dallman almost look too beautiful to eat; they are the perfect holiday gift for that chocolate lover in your life.

6. Hot Cocoa Holiday Bundle

Well we obviously thought of ourselves with this one; but that’s because our dairy free Winter Cocoa Bundle is just absolutely the perfect gift for any kid or grown up in your life! You get to try and savor each one of our most popular holiday flavors; Original chocolate, Toasted Marshmallow, and Peppermint.

7. Tata Harper Lip and Cheek color

For the make-up lovers in your life, this brand is giving us all the good feels. With lip and cheek colors that are vegan and cruelty free, packed in plastic resin made from renewable sugar cane, and formulated and packaged by hand on their Vermont farm, what’s not to love?

8. Recycled Yarn Scarf Collection

Handmade from recycled (or shall we say, upcycled) yarn, you’ll be sure to keep warm this winter season with these soft and snuggly scarves. The maker also offers beanies and holiday bundle, all in a variety of beautiful colors, if you’d like to make a complete holiday gift box out of it.

9. Go Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming
We had the privilege a few years back of partnering with Alisa in a brand and product collaboration just as she was getting ready to release this book, and now it can be found in Target stores, on Amazon, in Barnes and Noble… everywhere! We are so proud of her incredible work and the amazing recipes (over 250 of them!) that are included in this book. A great gift to any foodie or plant-curious person in your life. Also makes a great coffee table book!

10. Vintage glass vegetable ornaments

How beautiful and quirky are these?! These lovely glass Christmas tree ornaments are shaped as all different types of vegetables and are made of glass, from the USSR in the 1960s. These stunning, one-of-a-kind vintage glass decorations are great for decorating your tree or including as pieces in any vintage or antique collection.