Gifts that do good for everyone on your list, including goodies that give back to deserving charities and locally made, sustainable treasures
The holidays are stressful under the best, most normal of circumstances. Throw a global pandemic and months of social distancing into the mix and 2020 holiday planning is sure to be more hectic—and emotionally trying—than ever. Just because a 25-person turkey dinner might be cancelled doesn’t mean gifting your nearest and dearest something special is.
If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that every action we take matters, from wearing masks to protect the most vulnerable to shopping more mindfully, so why not apply that same consideration to your holiday shopping and make gift-giving even more special with the added bonus of giving back to the community or the planet, too? With the world in the current state that it’s in (that is: scary, uncertain, fraught), there are so many brands doing their part to support causes that *actually* make a difference.
From a toothbrush that donates dental care to a person in need and candle that contributes to protecting the Great Barrier Reef, there are tons of drool-worthy gifts that give back for all your loved ones. Plus, a lot of the picks on this list are Canadian-made.
Read on to find 30 gifts that do good—and all but guarantee you a spot on Santa’s nice list this year.
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Gifts That Do Good
The Fair Hoodie, $136, and Jogger, $142, encircled.ca
Canadian brand Encircled creates timeless basics from sustainable blends of Modal, Tencel, Lyocell and bamboo, like this comfy jogger set made from eco-friendly rayon and bamboo fleece. Plus, ethical manufacturing is a priority for the female-fronted label that makes all its garments at sewing studios in Toronto. Ethical, sustainable, Canadian—what a power trio.