Since I was providing a crib sheet for people who want to buy presents for others, I didn't delve into some of the topics I did in last year's in-theory "gift guide" -- buying useful things you know people need or want, buying comestibles and donating in people's names.
I also didn't address vintage or re-use in this year's gift guides but if your recipient is likely an environmentalist or vintage-lover, that's another great way to look at options for presents.
I did try to highlight where items featured in the gift guides were made with fair labor standards or if they had a specific reduced environmental impact.
All of the "Holiday Shopping FOR Vegans" posts:
Today I received a gift from a colleague - a donation to Farm Sanctuary in my name. The card it came with has a pig running in the snow and frankly, I got a little teary thinking about my time spent with the Farm Sanctuary NY pigs and how thoughtful and touching it was that my coworker made this gift because she knows my feelings about them and the other animals there, like Meg. (Why am I telling you this? To convince folks who might think donations in someone's name are weird gifts that it's not weird at all. If your person is passionate about something - it just might be the best gift they receive.)
On that sappy note, happy holidays if you're still celebrating and happy new year if I don't get a chance to wish you happy 2013 later on!