Give The Gift That Gives Back This Holiday Season

Gift guide ©

By Allie Murray

This holiday season, share the love with friends and family by shopping gifts that give back. These companies support community initiatives and give back to charitable causes and efforts. No matter who you’re shopping for, these gifts are sure to keep on giving.

© Courtesy of Nobis
© Courtesy of Nobis


No Cold Shoulder Beanie — $50

Keep yourself and vulnerable populations warm this winter with the purchase of Nobis’ No Cold Shoulder Beanie. Launched in 2020, 100 per cent of the pre-tax purchase price of the beanie gets donated to a participating charity. The cable knit toque not only gives back to charity, but is made with sustainable materials. Starting annually in November, the No Cold Shoulder Campaign has provided warmth to 15,000 people worldwide.

© CNW Group/Lindt

Lindt & Sprüngli

Lindt One for One — $5.29

Holiday giving wouldn’t be the same without chocolate—and Lindt & Sprüngli have the perfect gift for sweet tooths who are looking to give back. With every purchase of the Lindt One for One bar, Lindt Canada will fund a donated meal to someone in need, in partnership with Second Harvest, the nation’s largest food rescue organization. The flavours include classic milk chocolate, hazelnut, and a salted caramel bar.

© Courtesy of World Wildlife Fund Canada
© Courtesy of World Wildlife Fund Canada

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canada Lynx Symbolic Adoption — $50

Bring Canada’s most elusive big cat into your home—symbolically, of course—with World Wildlife Fund Canada’s symbolic adoptions. The symbolic adoption kit includes a high-quality stuffed animal with a personalized adoption certificate, and a poster with information about the species and the work your gift will help support. With the adoption of the Canada Lynx, you’re helping ensure the long-term survival of species like this triangle-eared hunter.

© Courtesy of Friday Sock Co.

Friday Sock Co.

CDSS 2023 Socks — $16.95

Available in men’s, women’s, and kid sizes, Friday Sock Co. has teamed up with Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) to create one-of-a-kind mismatched socks. The socks feature 21 stripes to represent the 21st chromosome, and the kids pair comes with three socks for some more mismatched fun. For every sale, 100 per cent of profits will be donated to CDSS to help with their efforts in human rights, inclusive education, and employment for those with Down syndrome.

© Courtesy of Purpose Jewelry
© Courtesy of Purpose Jewelry


Dusk Necklace — $36

Perfect for everyday wear, the Dusk Necklace by PURPOSE Jewelry centres around shiny black glass beads, making a unique accessory that will go with every outfit. All of PURPOSE Jewelry’s products are handmade by women and girls escaping human trafficking—the Dusk Necklace was made in their India Sanctuary, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to their non-profit, International Sanctuary, to provide each artisan with fair wages, education and holistic care.

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