Sweet Orange Cardamom Milkless Way, Zimt Chocolates
Trust us: You’re going to want to pick up more than one of Vancouver-based Zimt Chocolates’ Sweet Orange Cardamom Milkless Way, an irreverent and deliciously creamy vegan chocolate bar made with organic and ethically sourced ingredients like cocoa butter, sweet orange essential oil and ground cardamom pod. Bonus: one percent of the indie brand’s sales go various non-profits, including One Hundred For Haiti, which supports women and children survivors of sexual abuse, and animal sanctuary Hearts on Noses.
Laid Back Snacks Gift Box, Laid Back Snacks
Customize one of these healthy treat-filled snack boxes (available with six, 10 or 20 snacks, plus a three-month subscription option) with foods like date bites, maple praline almonds and dried mango, and the brand will also send a snack to the Breakfast Club of Canada.
Pride Heart Tall Mug, Williams Sonoma
A rainbow to start the day will put a smile on anyone’s face. The one on this microwave- and dishwasher-safe stoneware mug is even more meaningful: half of the purchase price goes to The Trevor Project, which works to support LGBTQ youth.
Marina Stojkovic x Matcha Dive Artisan Chawan, Matcha Dive
This stunning, limited-edition chawan—a bowl used for preparing and drinking tea—are hand-crafted by Toronto artist Marina Stojkovic, so each bowl is truly one of a kind. Proceeds go to the NOMI Network, a nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking and creating economic opportunities to empower at-risk women and girls.
The reBoard, Material Kitchen
These fun and vibrant cutting boards work overtime: Not only do they perform exactly how you’d want a good cutting board to, they’re also made entirely from kitchen plastic scraps and renewable sugarcane. Plus, 50 percent of proceeds of the hue “To Pó-Po with Love” go toward Heart of Dinner, a NYC-based group that offers support to Asian American elders facing isolation and food insecurity.
Graham’s 10 Years Old Tawny Port, Graham’s
Graham’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port is best served chilled after dinner and is the perfect match to sweet pastries. On the palate, its rich mature fruit flavours are mellowed with a luscious long finish.
Palm Tree Jug, Malaika
Make a statement with this breezy irresistible jug, which was handmade by master potter Mohamed Mahmoud in oasis-like Fayoum, Egypt. And when you purchase this work of art, you’re also supporting marginalized communities and gender-equity advocates in Egypt, where Malaika is based.
Sθə́qəy̓ Beeswax Food Wrap, Beekind, Beekind
Beeswax is an easy way to reduce your plastic waste in the kitchen, so it’s always a fun and practical gift. This 100-percent compostable set is handmade in Vancouver and features three different sizes. Also worth noting: $5 from every sale of Beekind’s special-edition wraps sold online go towards its charitable partners like the David Suzuki Foundation and Raven Trust, a group that raises legal defence funds for Indigenous people protecting their territories.
Ketchup & BBQ 4-Pack, Good Food For Good
Condiment lovers, rejoice: Not only does this made-in-Canada four-pack of sauces – which includes sugar-free Organic Ketchup, Organic Spicy Ketchup, Classic BBQ and Sweet and Spicy BBQ – make the perfect, feel-good accompaniment to your fave dishes, the brand also has partnered with various food banks and promises to donate a meal to fight world hunger every time a purchase is made.
Soup Pot, Obakki
Cozy winter soups will taste even better when made in this artisan glazed pot, which was handcrafted in Mexico. Made by a design collective in the Sierra de Guerrero region of Mexico that focuses on promoting ancient traditions, sales of the pot go directly back to the region’s indigenous communities.
Rescue Coffee Trio + Mug, Rescue Coffee Co.
Feel good about your morning cup of coffee thanks to Rescue Coffee Co., a small-batch roaster in Nova Scotia that donates 10 percent of its proceeds to local animal-rescue organizations. This gift-ready set includes decaf, medium-body and espresso roasts, plus an adorable mug.