FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVES TO GIVE BACK
We’re starting our Holiday Gift Guide with our favourite category – “For the friend who loves to give back”. This list includes gifts that will, not only make you look great, but will also make you feel great!
Let’s start with the one item on the list that you can’t wear – Sydney Hale Candles. These candles have a 55-60 hour burn time and feature 2 wicks to ensure an even burn all the way down, look amazing, and smell even better. The cherry on top of this gift giving sundae is that Sydney Hale donates 10% of each purchase to animal rescue foundations. Cue waterworks. From fresh and fruity to cozy wood cabin, there is truly a Sydney Hale scent for everyone. For this time of year, we personally recommend Bourbon & Brown Sugar or Coconut Milk & Vetiver. Shop all our scents here.
Next, you can always count on Camp Brand Goods to bring out a few killer items that help out some special causes. First is one that we’re sure tons of you are familiar with – the ‘In It Together’ Collection. The rainbow graphic is a fan favourite and sure to brighten up your day. With each tee purchase, $10 goes to support Camp fYrefly – Canada’s largest summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth. Camp fYrefly’s mentorship style program exists because caring adults believe that all youth are entitled to a world that embraces diversity, rather than fearing it. To learn more about Camp fYrefly, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/camp-fyrefly/. Even better, with each crewneck purchase, $20 from each sale goes to Camp fYrefly! We are so privileged and excited that over $30,000 has already been raised for Camp fYrefly from this collection! Shop the In It Together collection here.
Second is the Leeloo’s Catch T-Shirt – Camp’s newest collaboration shirt. Camp teamed up with Leeloodles, an aspiring 9-year-old artist from Toronto, who has some serious talent and a big heart. After watching a morning show clip of her talking about donating her t-shirt sale money to adopt a polar bear at the Toronto Zoo, Camp reached out and the rest is history! The t-shirt graphic was hand drawn by Leeloo, with $10 from each sale going to support art programs for underprivileged youth at VibeArts.ca. These are super limited, so be sure to catch one before they’re gone! Buy your own here!
Moving onto accessories, the first on our list is the TreeEra Plant 5 Trees Patch! You guessed it, with every patch purchase, TreeEra will plant 5 trees on your behalf. TreeEra helps individuals reduce their carbon footprint and combat the effects of climate change by community-funding the planting of trees. Buy your own here.
Next on our list is Playfield Co, another awesome Calgary-based company. Playfield makes hand-crafted, unisex bracelets made from different stones, such as Howlite and Volcanic Stone. With each bracelet purchase, Playfield donates 10% of profits to Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (https://bb4ck.org/), who make and deliver free healthy lunches to students who would otherwise go hungry. Learn more about Playfield at https://www.playfieldshop.com/ and find these guys in-store any time!
Last on our list is our Livery Tote - a great add-on to any gift. While they look great on your arm, they are also directly decreasing the amount of waste created from using plastic bags. Each tote bag sold donates $2 to a charity that changes each month. This December, the charity is The Alice Sanctuary. If you ever need to re-affirm your knowledge of hope and resiliency, the Alice Sanctuary will be your beacon. Janine and her dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to cultivate a safe space for abandoned farm animals. Motivated by the honest presence of the animals, the volunteers at the Alice Sanctuary strive to inspire visitors to create positive change in the world. Buy your own tote here.
We hope this list made your Holiday shopping a little easier and stay tuned because we have 5 more “friends” (and possibly even maybe a bonus one) coming at you in the next couple of weeks! Next, we’ll be covering gift ideas for the cocktail connoisseur.