It’s time to spread some holiday cheer! These gifts will give you twice the joy of knowing that you got a present for someone on your list, and knowing you’re helping someone in need.
The holidays feel a little different this year. Families may not be able to celebrate together. Some people are struggling financially. The good news is that people are pulling together like never before and small and large businesses are doing their part to support those in need. Here are just some examples of gifts that you can buy that give back
Cheekbone Beauty – Holiday Gold Glitter Brow Bundle
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They have bundled together some of their favourite sustainable Cheekbone products for the holiday season! Their mission is to ensure Indigenous youth feel seen and represented, and that they receive equal opportunity and quality education. The founders’ (Jenn Harper) grandmother, Emilie Paul, was a residential school victim. They donate 10% of the profits to Shannen’s Dream.
Indigo The Love of Reading Foundation – Kids Books
Learn more about The Love of Reading Foundation here.
The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is dedicated to putting books in the hands of children in high-needs communities across Canada. Earlier this year, Indigo pledged to donate 1% of the annual net proceeds from the sale of every children’s book to support a child in need.
Olive + Splash – Face Masks
Find more masks like this at Olive + Splash.
Olive + Splash is owned and created by female entrepreneur, Melanie Wong, who launched Canada’s first and only mask and apparel drive-thru earlier this year. Made from eco-friendly bamboo, Holiday Masks are light-weight and reversible. Olive + Splash is dedicated to supporting the local community and provides masks to those in need and front-line workers.
The Body Shop – Body Shop Products
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This holiday, The Body Shop is donating $1 to the Canadian Women’s Foundation with every gift purchase up to $50,000 to help end gender-based violence.
Pink Pearl – Mantra Bracelet
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Pink Pearl Canada’s Mantra Bracelets are handmade by Hand to Heart Jewelry. The bracelets are hand stamped with positive messages and supportive reminders. As part of Pink Pearl’s In-Hospital Support Package, newly diagnosed young women with cancer are gifted a Mantra Bracelet. The bracelet retails for $20 and proceeds go towards Pink Pearl Canada’s cancer support programs for young women.
SDHtoronto/Black Intelligence – Apparel
Find out more about Black Intelligence here.
Their goal is to evoke awareness and inspiration through their designs. They want customers to feel empowered and understand SDHtoronto’s sincere commitment to the movement of supporting Black lives. SDHtoronto donates a portion of their profits to a deserving youth charity every year and this year, it’s “Lifted by Purpose”, a youth charity that focuses on mental health and well being.
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