Shop small, shop intentionally, shop early! 💛 For us small businesses, the excitement of the holidays has already started and we’re pumped to be kicking off the season with our 2021 Sustainable Gift Guide!
This year, share the love with your loved ones AND the planet with our favourite collection of earth-friendly gifts that you can feel awesome about giving this year (plus, it’s stuff that they’ll actually use).
Gifts for the skincare enthusiast
LlSSE 2 Year Shave Kit ($119): For the beauty guru in your life, LISSE is changing the personal care game by delivering cleaner, toxic-free shaves with less plastic waste! Their Shave Kit includes all of the eco-friendly shaving essentials you need to last you two whole years, including a stainless steel razor, replacement blades, shave oil & bar, and a cotton pouch! Best part — 2% of all purchases goes towards empowering young people with periods through health and menstrual education and equipping them with the supplies they need to feel confident in their menstrual health.
Satya Eczema & Multi-Use Easy Glide Stick ($29): Your new holy grail for keeping skin soothed, hydrated, and protected this frosty winter season! Made from only simple, organic ingredients, Satya is an all-natural multipurpose balm that effectively relieves even the toughest winter skin stress. From eczema and overwashed hands, to wind burn and chafing from the ski hills, Satya has got you covered. Stuff your stockings with an Easy Glide Stick, an easy, refillable twist stick containing Satya’s signature formula for instant relief wherever you go!
Gifts for the kitchen connoisseur & foodie
Abeego Perfect Pair Set ($34): On a mission to create a food secure world, founder Toni invented Abeego, the world’s first reusable beeswax wrap made of all-natural and sustainably-sourced materials that keeps food living longer! The Perfect Pair set is the ultimate starter kit for introducing Abeego reusable beeswax food wrap into your kitchen. Complete with every size, wrap Abeego around your foods and bowls, store in the fridge, and help your loved ones keep food perky, juicy, and tasty for what feels like forever.
DALCINI Stainless Steel Cups ($40) and Straw Set ($25): When Nita couldn’t find food containers for her little ones that weren’t made with any hormone-disrupting chemicals, she created DALCINI Stainless! Designed with top-quality, food-grade stainless steel, DALCINI delivers seamless tableware that’s made to last and safe for the whole family — no tight corners, joints, seams or lips for food bacteria to hide and no chemical resins or paints to contend with. Perfect for the foodie or dinner party connoisseur in your life, DALCINI’s Stainless Steel Cup and Straw Set keeps drinks frosty cold and the planet happy!
Drizzle Superfood Honey Bundle ($65): Inspired by her days as an urban agriculture researcher in sustainable beekeeping, Aja founded Drizzle as a way to make responsible change in the food industry while supporting local farmers. Drizzle’s Superfood Honey is bee-friendly, completely raw, 100% Canadian, health-conscious and superfood powered! The perfect pairing for hot drinks, fruit, or any sweet or savoury recipes, the Superfood Honey bundle includes all 4 classic Drizzle Superfood Honeys so you can enjoy each and every one of their unique flavors — Turmeric Gold, Ginger Shine, Cacao Luze, and Berry Bliss. Each jar includes a functional blend of organic, health-conscious superfoods whipped into Drizzle’s coveted raw honey.
East Van Jam
East Van Jam Z Taster Trio Set ($17) and Full Size Jam ($12): With gourmet flavour pairings and a fraction of the sugar, East Van Jam produces fun and guilt-free spreads inspired by the eclectic characters of East Vancouver! Made locally with BC produce and so much love, less sugar means there's way more fruit in every jar. The Z Taster Trio set delivers East Van Jam’s best-selling flavours in 3 gorgeous pre-set gift boxes: Strawberry, Peach & Blackberry; Rhubarb, Hopricot & Currant; and Raspberry, Nectarine & Blueberry. Plus, you can also choose from one of their 14 other glorious flavours to enjoy in a full size jar!
Gifts for the stylish friend
Azura Bay Organic Cotton Classic Bralette ($52 USD) & Undies ($24 USD): When founder Ashley struggled to find stylish, high-quality, and sustainably-made intimates in Canada, she created Azura Bay! Azura Bay’s classic intimates collection is the ultimate lingerie and loungewear made for every kind of body. Made with eco-organic cotton and sustainable production processes right here in Canada (Treaty 1), the Azura Bay Classic Bralette and Undies delivers everything you need for feel-good comfort and quality — without harming the environment. Gift this set in a classic black or beige colour, and in your loved one’s favourite undie cut (thong, bikini, or hipster) and go-to sizes (XS-4XL).
Connecting maker, owner, and earth, Pokoloko is dedicated to sharing the handmade luxuries of over 100 artisan families with a global audience. Through cultivating long-term, fair-trade relationships, Pokoloko provides secure employment, access to business education, safe working environments, and micro-financing for hundreds of independent artisan businesses across communities in South America, Turkey, Morocco, and Indonesia!
Fisherman's Hat (Dusty Rose, $50): The perfect all-season beanie, Pokoloko’s Fisherman Hat is made of pure Peruvian alpaca — one of the world’s softest, silkiest, and most luxuriant sustainable fibres. Suitable for wet weather outings, alpaca has an ability to resist water and, even when damp, provide warmth.
Waffle Towel (Dark Grey and/or White, $48): This Pokoloko best-seller features a thick waffle weave, suitable for bath, beach, and home. The towel’s handfeel is silky, smooth and luxe with a deep waffle weave. Pokoloko’s focus always includes versatility, utility, and functionality, which is why they chose fair-trade Turkish cotton, a more durable fibre that gets softer with every wash! Absorbs and wicks away water faster than an average towel.
Gifts for the creative & crafty folks
Hook, Line & Tinker
Hook, Line & Tinker Modern Embroidery Kit ($34): Made of plastic-free, earth-friendly materials, Hook, Line & Tinker is every stitcher’s dream come true! Hook, Line & Tinker delivers beginner-happy, modern embroidery kits for all creative folks, containing everything you need to stitch your own masterpieces. From woodland creatures to modern Scandinavian designs, you can embroider your own version of founder Laurie’s original illustrations on your own sustainable canvas!
Happy sustainable gifting!
Interested in WINNING the gifts featured in this guide? Check out our Instagram giveaway where 1 lucky winner will have the chance to win ALL of the sustainable goodies shown within this holiday gift guide — valued at over $650! Learn more over on Satya's Instagram page here.