Incredible Gifts That Give Back This Holiday Season Across Canada

The holiday season is by far my favourite time of year. I look forward to time spent with family, eating all the things and checking out plenty of fun activities with the kids. Like many other Canadians, I also use the holidays as a time to give back. An easy way to do so is to order some of these  incredible gifts that give back this holiday season across Canada.


Wraps of Hope

Aldila Boutique in Calgary created the Wrap of Hope in support of the Calgary’s Women in Need Society. $10 from the purchase of each wrap sold goes directions to a deserving woman in the community. You can also stop by and buy one to be donated to a woman in need. (

Alora Diane Collection

The Alora Diane Collection was designed in support of the Mustard Seed. Each piece incorporates keys that represent unlocking the strength, bravery, and power the individual and as a symbol of the home. $10 from the purchase of each piece helps to transition people off the streets, and ultimately, into a home. (

Photo Credit: Alora

British Columbia

The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is offering $99 gifts baskets full of artisinal and hand-made items from local businesses. Think olive oil, tea, salmon, honey, coffee and more. All proceeds benefit the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House. The best part- delivery is free in  Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. (

Photo Credit: Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House

Across Canada

Holt Renfrew

Holt Renfrew has teamed up with WWF-Canada for their annual Hold Renfrew Holiday Bear. This year, two polar bears share the title of Holiday Bear with $10 to $30 dollars per purchase going to help preserve the ecosystems of the Arctic. (

Photo Credit: Holt Renfrew

Maison Birks

Know a bee lover? Gift them with the perfect gift that gives back to their favourite insect. The Birks For Bees campaign supports social beekeeping across Canada in partnership with Alvéole, an urban beekeeping group that merges education and social responsibility. 10% of proceeds from all sales of the Birks Bee Chic Onyx Bracelet and Birks Bee Chic Mother of Pearl Bracelet benefit beekeeping initiatives. (

Photo Credit: Maison Birks

ME to WE

ME to We offers an enormous gift catalogue full of jewelry, stocking stuffers, chocolate and more. Each purchase from the catalogue helps empower  a child, family or entire community with the tools and resources to create a better life. (

Photo Credit: ME to WE

Pay It Forward Friday

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1 Comments on this post

  1. Excellent post, Sarah. Thanks for sharing.

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