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A Conscious Consumers Gift Guide (2020)

Struggling to figure out what gift to get that picky friend or relative? Not sure what to put on your own wishlist? Well we have the products to make this gifting season a walk in the park (a warm one to boot!). This gift guide is full of our personal favourites and new finds that we know you, your friends and your family will adore. From our favourite Fairtrade, Canadian chocolates to natural soaps and body wash to keep you and/or your loved ones squeaky clean.

Plus, we know that you can never go wrong by giving gifts that give back! Spreading the love during the holidays warms us right up. Pomp & Sass along with Street Brew coffee and Lake and Oak Tea Co. all donate portions of their proceeds to charities.

Gift Guide 2020

  1. Lake & Oak Tea Co.

    @lakeandoaktea

With nothing but natural ingredients, these nutritionist formulated teas are good for both our bodies and our planet. Lake and Oak Tea Co. offers low-waste loose leaf packaging as well as recyclable glass jars to crack down on the waste of the industry. This woman-owned and operated business values mental wellbeing and stands by that by donating 2% of profits towards mental health initiatives in Canada, including CamH! With a flavour for everyone, we couldn’t recommend them more.

  1. Galerie au Chocolat

    @galerieauchocolat

Savour every bite while you indulge in the experience of gourmet chocolate. Galerie Au Chocolat offers Fairtrade certified chocolate using nothing but the best ingredients, making you feel great about treating yourself to some exquisite sweets. This Canadian made company can offer you a sweet option for everyone on your shopping list this holiday! A gift like this makes is easy to indulge their sweet tooth.

Gift Guide 2020

  1. SAB Fruitcakes

    @sabfruitcakes

This new and upcoming business strives to make you the perfect fruitcake. The owner and baker brings knowledge from her family and heritage to deliver the perfect cake for any occasion, and the holidays would never be the holidays without fruitcake. Feel good about supporting a local WOC-owned and operated business this season! The perfect gift for anyone, this fruitcake changes up the traditional texture of fruitcake so everyone can enjoy it!

  1. North Halton Reserve

Hand crafted in the small town of Georgetown, Ontario, this liquid gold is made start to finish by a local couple. Our backyard provides everything we need and that makes Canada’s classic syrup that much sweeter. If you’re in the are, check out Foodstuffs in downtown Georgetown to get yours! They also carry The Soap Works, so it’s an eco friendly twofer!

  1. Street Brew Coffee

    @street.brew

Street Brew offers the coffees we’ve all been craving as the weather gets colder and the days get shorter. These craft roasted beans are made for coffee lovers who want to make a difference. Street Brew Coffee is striving to fight homelessness in Toronto, and who can’t feel good about that? This brand makes gifting easy, even during the holidays.

Gift Guide 2020

  1. Wet-It! Swedish Sponge Cloth

Wet-it cloths are not only stylish, but they’re reusable, sustainable, biodegradable AND compostable, all wrapped up in one. Made in Sweden, where this style of cloth originated, these simple cloths soak up spills like a sponge and wipe down surfaces like a cloth – making them an incredibly versatile tool in the kitchen and around the home.

  1. The Soap Works

    @puresoapworks

This proudly Canadian company offers a wide array of soaps for all skin types and uses. From a laundry bar to one meant to bars meant to help with acne prone skin, they manage to offer something for everyone. None of their products are tested on animals and the majority of their products are vegan, showing that compassion and ethics are of high value to this brand. A huge accomplishment on their part is making sure that all of their products are natural and biodegradable – keeping our skin happy and healthy. Check their Store locator on their website to see what local businesses carry their products, nothing compares to shopping local!

Gift Guide 2020

  1. Maison Apothecare

    @maisonapothecare

Maison Apothecare is a producer of exquisite, small batch products that are made using 100% pure plant derived extracts – keeping it real, always. From Skincare to mask infusers, Maison Apothecare is keeping families safe, healthy and happy. Every product on the brand website has a listing of all ingredients used within it, making it easy to find out whether a product is what you’re looking for. Add them to your gift list this year, you’ll be glad you did!

  1. Beauty Counter

    @beautycounter
    Our representative: @well.by.design

Beauty Counter is advocating for clean and healthy beauty. With the motto “Formulate, advocate & educate” it’s hard to deny that they are paving the way to cleaner beauty for all. Beauty Counter even created their own “The Never List” that includes over 1,800 ingredients that are never used within their products, while also making sure that no products are tested on animals.

  1. LaLa Soap

    @lalasoap

Offering nothing but the finest natural and organic ingredients, Lala Soaps are heaven for your skin. Using minimal packaging and only recyclable materials, this eco-friendly soap brand hits all the notes a conscious consumer wants. A proudly Canadian company based in Milton, Ontario, Lala Soap has been making our soap dreams come true since 1997.

Gift Guide 2020

  1. Basd bodycare

    @basdbodycare

This brand, named the best body care you’ve never heard of by allure, has everything you could need to get squeaky clean without any of the excess. Basd products are all 100% vegan and score a perfect 0 on the think dirty app scale, meaning you’re only getting the best for your skin. With seasonal scents available, don’t miss out! Who doesn’t want to smell like crème brûlée? A perfect item for your wishlist, make yourself easy to gift for this year!

We hope this helps you find exactly what you needed to this holiday season, for whoever is on your list (yes, including yourself!). Don’t forget, every one of these products can be beautifully paired, and even wrapped in, a Pomp & Sass Woven Towel! Get yours here , today, to be sure you’ll have something soft under the tree this year.

Happy Holidays and stay safe and warm out there.

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