Gifts That Give Back

Far and Wide Collective

December 17, 2014
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Far and Wide Collective sources the world for unique finds hand-crafted by small, local businesses. They are dedicated to connecting global artisans in emerging economies to the international market. This woven sisal basket comes from Keyna, and you can read more about the weavers behind its beauty here. Far and Wide Collective Emerald and Turquoise [...]

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December 2, 2014
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After the mad spending weekend that is Black Friday to Cyber Monday, a new movement has emerged to give back. #GivingTuesday is your chance to show big support for the causes that are close to you. Knock a gift off your holiday list buy making a donation in someone’s name to their favourite charity. Rethink [...]

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MAC Viva Glamorous Keepsakes Lip Palette

December 1, 2014
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Today is World AIDS Day. And here’s a pretty way to help.those affected. This palette contains six lovely Viva Glam lip colours, and as always, all proceeds go toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. MAC Viva Glamorous Kepsakes Lip Palette, $40. Buy Now   Similar gift ideas:Quo Endless Beauty Deluxe [...]

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Pomegranate Advent Calendar

November 24, 2014
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I’m a big BIG fan of advent calendars, but less so of the so-so chocolate they are often filled with, which is why I was very pleased to see the Pomegranate advent calendar. These cute calendars can be customized for 8, 12, or 24-day countdowns to Christmas or Hanukkah with gifts of your choice. There [...]

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Paws for the Cause Calendar

November 11, 2014
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Go and order this awesomely adorable 2015 calendar NOW! And then hang it on your wall with pride because all of the proceeds go toward a scholarship for a veterinary student at the University of Guelph. The lovely humans behind Paws for the Cause always find a fun way to fundraise for their doggy friends. [...]

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TOMS Sunglasses

March 28, 2014
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One of these days the sun will shine again and we’ll all be needing new shades. Give someone a chic pair of TOMS sunglasses (I like the hint of turquoise on the Margeaux, above) and they’ll give the gift of sight to another. Win-win! TOMS Margeaux Crystal Nude Sunglasses, $118. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Father’s [...]

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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Tee

March 10, 2014
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J Crew has launched a small collection of “garments for good” that give back to different causes. I’m partial to the adorable elephant tee featuring a hand-drawn elephant by Brooklyn-based illustrator Hugo Guinness in support of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Founded in Kenya in 1977, the DSWT protects Africa’s endangered elephants from ivory poaching [...]

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ALDO #FriendsFight Bracelet

February 10, 2014
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Something special for your sweetie that hits the mark this Valentine’s Day – the unisex ALDO #FriendsFight arrow charm bracelet supports a non-profit organization committed to global health equity. ALDO will donate 100% of the net proceeds from 1hese bracelets to Partners In Health to support it’s HIV/AIDS programs around the world. ALDO #FriendsFight Bracelet, $5. [...]

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Paul Smith Mittens

November 28, 2013
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Movember, the month-long movement to raise awareness for men’s health issues like prostate cancer, may be nearing the end…but if you’re looking for a way to support (other than growing a silly looking moustache), these stylish mittens are for you! Sold exclusively at Holt Renfrew. Paul Smith Movember Mittens, $50. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Limited [...]

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

November 21, 2013
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You can give the gift of rebuilding and relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Plan Canada is deploying teams of technical experts to support the immediate delivery of clean drinking water, food, medical supplies, shelter and educational resources for children and families affected by this disaster. And if you send your [...]

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