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This Father’s Day, share the love with all the fathers in your life with gifts that give back! In this Father’s Day gift guide, browse through companies that support community initiatives and give back to charitable causes and efforts. From cozy socks to local coffee, the dads in your life will adore these charitable gifts. No matter who you’re shopping for, these gifts are sure to keep on giving.
Peace By Chocolate
Since immigrating to Antigonish, Nova Scotia from Syria in 2012, Peace By Chocolate has offered delicious, fine chocolates that share messages of peace and forgiveness, specialty holiday items, and tasty snacks to share with family and friends.
The Peace Bar is made with creamy milk chocolate and crunchy hazelnut pieces, which is sure to add a little peace to your day. A portion of the proceeds from the Peace Bar is being donated to the Red Cross for missions in Ukraine.
Midnight Oil Cap—$65
Founded in honour of Jakob Wirth, WIRTH Hats was Jakob’s dream. After Jakob’s death by suicide in 2014, Ben Miller started the company with Jakob’s namesake to continue his legacy and raise awareness and money for men’s mental health initiatives. WIRTH Hats also offers counselling services and encourages conversations about mental health to end the stigma.
The Midnight Oil cap is handmade in Vancouver, B.C. and a portion of the proceeds from the purchase go towards the WIRTH Foundation’s Counselling Fund.
Rescue Coffee Co.
Offering fair-trade organically grown coffee, Rescue Coffee Co. combined their love for coffee and passion for animals in need to create the New Brunswick-based company. The coffee is made by local farmers and businesses, and 10 percent of the proceeds go to their partnering animal rescue organizations, like the Nova Scotia SPCA, Save Our Scruff, and more.
Go Fetch! is the brand’s most popular roast and is a medium-dark roast with flavours like spice and dark fruit.
EARHART Duffle Bag—$377
Striving to create accessories that leave behind a positive impact, BEDI creates their bags from recycled materials that clean up our oceans and landfills. Their bags are handmade locally in Canada, operating on the mindset that “one day everything new will come from something old.”
The EARHART Duffle Bag is handmade with recycled materials from retired Air Canada planes. Utilizing the materials from seat covers, the bag helps to clean 494 feet of plastic waste from Canadian shores.
Province of Canada
Buy One, Give One Socks—Starting at $18
From starting online with a humble t-shirt collection, Province of Canada has expanded over the last seven years to include well-made sweatsuits, everyday basics, and home accessories.
Did you know that socks are the least donated but most needed clothing item among Canada’s homeless population? This is what led to the launch of Province of Canada’s One-For-One Sock Program. For every pair of Province of Canada socks purchased, they donate a pair to a Canadian homeless shelter.