Third and finally, I am THRILLED to share my annual 2022 Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide. As much as exchanging gifts can be fun, why not take it a step further and give a gift with purpose? Giving back to our communities, to me, is really what the holidays are all about.
With that being said, I am SO EXCITED to share with you my 2022 Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide:
1. Bonjour Cushion | 2. Manitobah Pink Plaid Throw l 3. Perfect Pot from Our Place l 4. Patagonia Fleece l 5. State Bags Backpack l 6. Purdy’s Chocolate Gift Tin l 7. The Little Book Collective subscription l 8. Cheekbone Beauty Lipgloss l 9. Little Words Project bracelet l 10. Tentree: Killy Lemon Print Scarf l 11. Classic Canteen Corkcicle l 12. Peace Collective Hoodie l 13. Cuddle & Kind Dolls l 14. Local Laundry Pride Tuque l 15. Lululemon crossbody bag l 16. Obakki scarf
For the Coffee Lover
When you don’t know what to give that uber-productive, busy-bee friend of yours, coffee can be a great choice. Of course, coffee isn’t always ethically sourced, which is why gifting the Ethical Bean Coffee is a wonderful selection. You can even pair the gift of coffee with the perfect travel cup from Corkcicle!
For the Fashion Lover
It wouldn’t be a Jilly Gift Guide without a little fashion moment, am I right?! Kicking the list off with this Peace Collective Hoodie. For every purchase sold from this collection, 15% of the proceeds will be donated to the CAMH Foundation for mental health research. I also fell in love with this super versatile Lululemon crossbody bag that supports Canadian athletes. To stay warm in the colder months ahead, how about this classic scarf from Obakki. When 500 of these scarves are sold, 100% of the net proceeds will go towards drilling a water well in Coloc Gak. Or, if you’re looking for a cute toque, consider this Local Laundry Pride Tuque that supports the Skipping Stone Foundation.
Now, it may be winter but your loved one may very well be looking forward to their next beach vacation! Instead of choosing any new swimsuit, why not invest in one that is made from recycled plastic bottles?! That’s right, this gorgeous swimsuit from Londre is made from plastic bottles to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the oceans. How cool is that? A cute suit for a good cause. Count me in!!
When it comes to ethical clothing purchases, I wanted to include Patagonia in my 2022 Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide because I love what Patagonia is all about. As you may have heard, Patagonia’s recent announcement stated that they are transferring company ownership to the Holdfast Collective, “a nonprofit dedicated to fighting the environmental crisis and defending nature.” In the words of Yvonne Chouinard, “there were no good options available. So, we created our own.” With that said, any purchase you make from Patagonia is now having a positive impact on the environment due to the transference of ownership.
For the Makeup Guru
I’ve mentioned this beauty company before and I will keep singing its praises in my 2022 Gift Guide series: Cheekbone Beauty donates some of its earnings to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, which is an incredible organization that I encourage you to learn more about, here! So, if you are looking for the perfect gift for the makeup guru in your life, make sure to check out their amazing products, like this beautiful lipgloss.
For the Chocolate Lover
The holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without some delicious treats—like chocolate!! I love shopping for chocolate at Purdy’s because their chocolates are made with sustainable cocoa, which benefits the chocolate farmers, their communities and the environment! Learn more about the impact of sustainable cocoa here.
For the Little Ones
We can’t forget gifts for the little ones, of course! Why not take this opportunity to gift the kiddos a book subscription like this one from Little Book Collective. What I like about this company is that they provide books to families in the early years that focus on inclusivity and diversity so that our little ones are learning important lessons like empathy and inclusion.
Speaking of teaching good values, I just love this Kindness Advent Calendar, that not only is all about kindness with the focus of living back, but it’s also reusable!
If you’re looking for a doll for your little one, look no further than Cuddle & Kind Dolls. I’ve purchased one before for Annie and she loves it as much as I do. What I like about this company is that for every doll purchased they give 10 meals to children.
For the Homebody
Now, if the loved ones in your life are homebodies, they are sure to LOVE these gifts from the 2022 Gifts that Give Back Gift Guide. Starting off with the Bonjour Cushion that I’m proud to have collaborated with Province of Canada on. With every purchase across their website, Province of Canada donates to BIPOC organizations. And, of course, what pairs better with a pillow than a cozy blanket?! It was love at first sight for me with this
Manitobah Pink Plaid Throw, maybe because it perfectly matches my Jilly Shacket from the Jillian Harris X Joe Fresh Collection! How crazy awesome is that?! What I love most about this blanket though is that Manitobah partners with the Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development to provide educational bursaries for Indigenous students.
For the One Whose Love Language is Cooking
If cooking is more up your loved one’s alley, the Perfect Pot from Our Place is a great choice (in Jilly Pink, of course!!). For each one of Our Place’s collections, they find partners who are working to create positive, systemic change in their communities. For example, their most recent partnership is with Feeding America.