Social Enterprise Gift Guide 2016-2017 (Buy Social: Gifts that Give Twice)

If you’re a social enterprise and you’d like us to showcase your products & services please fill out this form.

Looking for a gift? Why not make a purchase that won’t just make the receiver happy, but will also benefit Ontario, and your local community? Throughout the year SEontario will be showcasing different Social Enterprises that you can purchase your gifts from.

If you find this guide useful, please let the social enterprise know when you purchase a gift from them.

Browse through the goods and services that Ontario Social Enterprises have to offer you.

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Gift Guide Partners & Funders


African Bronze Honey Company

Gift baskets (preserves)

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African Bronze Honey is a traditionally harvested, rich tasting, certified organic, fairly traded taste of Africa.

Organic and fair trade honey products from 10,000 forest beekeepers in Africa.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southeast

Price Range

Less than $10

Akin Projects

Art prints

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Akin Projects Benefit Edition Prints

11"x14" Archival Prints by Erin Loree, Kathryn Macnaughton, Lauren Pelc-McArthur, Oliver Pauk, and Michael Vickers - Limited Edition sets of 20. All proceeds go to support Akin Projects, an art not-for-profit.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

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10% off any international animal experience.

Give the gift of animal compassion. Give 10% off an international animal volunteer adventure!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Central

Price Range

$50 -$100

Barrett and Welsh Inc

Social enterprise support

The tartan turban is the Barrett and Welsh trademark

We provide branding, marketing strategy and advertising services to sustainable businesses.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Be With

Art prints

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A selection of Be With: Cards for Self-Care

Be With: Cards for Self-Care are a deck of cards to help you give yourself the love and time you give everyone else.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Beau's Lug Tread Lagered Ale beer in 600ml bottle.

Since 2006 Beau’s All Natural has been brewing interesting, tasty beers like our Lug Tread Lagered Ale using the best ingredients & local spring water.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

Beekeeper's Naturals

Propolis Throat Relief Spray

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Beekeeper's Naturals Propolis Throat Relief Spray

BKN Canadian propolis throat relief spray is a source of antioxidants for the maintenance of good health and an awesome addition to your medicine cabinet, pocket or purse for cold and flu season.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$10 - $50

Blue Sky Community Healing Centre

Cultural Competency Training

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One Tribe Indigenous Worldview & Diversity Coaching Promo Image

Insightful knowledge / experience working with & travelling to Indigenous communities that could assist you in initiating respectful dialogue & better understand Indigenous world views for your staff & clients.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

North

Price Range

$100 +

Bookmark

Books (second hand)

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Books donated for literacy!

Gently used books

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

Less than $10

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Cover of The Tale of Kale, Based on a Real Kid's Real Story

The Tale of Kale, based on a real story, is a colourful and happy way to encourage good eating habits, and to develop excitement for trying new things.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

Budding Artists

Art prints

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Preserving children's artwork on over 20+ products

Preserve your children's imagination. Create keepsakes using children's artwork.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

Building Up

3L Water Efficient Toilet

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Protect the environment. Empower your community.

The most water efficient toilet on the market

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Central

Price Range

$100 +

Bullfrog Power

Renewable energy

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Laptop computer and certificate demonstrating that the user's computer is bullfrogpowered with green energy for a year

Give your friends and family the gift of green by purchasing renewable power for their computer. This gift supports the development of clean energy across Canada. No special wiring or equipment required.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

Less than $10

Butter Me Up Soap Company

Hand-made, all natural bath and beauty products. No chemicals, synthetics, parabens or sulfates-a better choice for your body and the environment. Mineral makeup, soap, lotion, sunscreen, and more!

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Southwest

Price Range

All

Cambio Market

Jewellery

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Cambio Market - Thoughtful, responsible goods that empower low-income artisans.

Cambio Market offers one of a kind gifts that make the world and your home a better place. Ethical jewellery, winter accessories, artisanal bags, fair trade greeting cards and home accessories are available

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Camphill Ontario

Crafts (artisanal)

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Draped Clay Flower Pot

Draped Flower Pot

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

$10 - $50

Camphill Ontario

Crafts (artisanal)

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Wood Cutting Board

Draped Flower Pot

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

$10 - $50

Camphill Ontario

Crafts (artisanal)

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Ceramic Salad Bowl

Salad Bowl

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

$10 - $50

Canopy

Gift baskets (artisanal crafts)

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Saul Good’s West Coast Essentials Basket, recommended by environmental not-for-profit forest conservation organization-Canopy

Artisanal and ethical gift box company Good Saul is donating 15% of all sales made through Flipgive to forest conservation organization Canopy. Link is below.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Capacity Canada

CapacityGO

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CapacityGO

CapacityGO Board Governance is an innovative new way to build governance knowledge. It designs unique learning paths for each user, ensures long-term retention and is gamified to make it fun! Powered by Axonify

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$100 +

Carefirst Seniors Cleaning Services

Carefirst Cleaning Services

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Carefirst Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

Children of Hope Uganda

Jewellery (artisanal)

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recycled paper bead bracelets

Recycled paper bead jewelry made in Uganda by artisans supporting Children of Hope Uganda charity.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Artisanal, whole food dark chocolate made at 1131 St. Clair Ave. W.

Our artisanal eating and drinking chocolate is made using organic, forest garden cacao sourced directly from Indigenous communities in Southern Mexico. Our vegan chocolates are free of dairy, gluten, soy, nuts

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

Cleanopy Inc

Air quality testing

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Cleanopy Air4Kids

Book an air quality check. For every air monitoring service & report, 30% of proceeds will go to help improve the health of child affected by pollution.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Craft Ontario

Jewellery (artisanal)

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A selection of handcrafted jewellery by Paradigm Jewellery, Patrycja Zwierzynska, Elisabeth Soppelsa and Shuang Feng

Handcrafted silver and gold jewellery made by Ontario craftspeople.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Craft Ontario

Crafts (artisanal)

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Handcrafted glass shot glasses, ceramic mug and wooden salad servers by Craft Ontario members.

A selection of handcrafted home goods by Craft Ontario members.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Craft Ontario

Moccasins

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Cream and pink beaded and fur-lined moccasins

Fur-lined authentic moccasins made by First Nations people of Canada

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Craft Ontario

Indigenous art

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Mini Inukshuks handcarved from stone

Mini Inukshuks handcarved from stone

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

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Cupanion Glass and Stainless Steel water bottles and coffee mugs.

We develop drinkware products that fit your lifestyle, are reliable and make you feel great about contributing to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

Detailing Knights

Car Cleaning Service

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Car Cleaning Gift Certificate

Car Cleaning Gift Certificate

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Earth + City

Juice Pulp Crackers

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We make our Juice Pulp Crackers with seasonal and local produce. They are healthy, plant-based and incredibly delicious!

Our Juice Pulp crackers are plant-based, gluten-free, and use whole-ingredients. We offer the following delicious flavour combinations: Kale Lemon, Beetroot Dill, Carrot Nacho and Kale Rosemary.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

Less than $10

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Age Corrective Skin Care Collection for Instant Results, Lasting Beauty

Since our inception in 1958, we have been using sustainable farming and green practices to create natural, organic and Biodynamic® products that enhance your well-being naturally.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Fairtrade Organic Whole Bean Coffee

For the coffee lover. Delicious arabica beans artisan roasted in Vancouver. Always organic, always fair trade. Available in 8 distinct whole bean roasts, 6 ground, and 3 compostable pod offerings.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Eva's Greeting Cards

Beautiful images on these cards were taken by youth residents at Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth, which provides shelter, support, and programs for homeless and at-risk youth.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

Eve Medical

Eve Kit: Prevention Made Easy

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Eve Kit is a personal STI and HPV screening service that enables convenient, accurate and private testing from home.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

Eve-Volution Inc

Online Magazine & Community

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LiisBeth Magazine Home Page

LiisBeth is an online business magazine for feminist entrepreneurs working for gender justice by leveraging the power of business.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

Less than $10

Ezzy Lynn

Hair accessories (handcrafted)

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Hair Scrunchies that Save Animals

Hair scrunchies that save animals

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

Femme Force Fitness

One Month Gym Membership

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Giving back to the Community one class at a time.

One month unlimited gym membership, includes Bootcamp, kickboxing, rave and rage and weekend warrior classes.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$50 -$100

Fiasco Gelato

Food produce

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Fiasco 2016 Winter Collection

Hand Crafted Gelato & Sorbetto

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

Less than $10

Flatter:Me Belts

Flatter:Me Belts

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Flatter:Me Belts - zero-bulk belts for women of all shapes.

A super-comfy, zero-bulk belt that helps jeans fit perfectly on women of all shapes. Each of our belts is sewn in our Shanghai studio by women paid fairly for their work.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

FoodShare Toronto

Food produce

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Vegetable ShareBasket from FoodShare Toronto

A fresh gift of gorgeous greens or a medley of fruit. FoodShare's gifts are presented in a beautiful bamboo serving bowl and tied with a bow for a real wow!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

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ShareBaskets from FoodShare support programs to increase access to fresh vegetables and fruits in schools and communities.

A gift of homemade goodies made with care in the FoodShare Kitchen. Each basket features jam, pickled vegetable, spiced chickpeas, toasted granola, organic tea and a selection of freshly baked cookies.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$50 -$100

For the Love of Laundry

100% Wool Dryer Balls

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For the Love of Laundry - 100% Wool Dryer Balls

100% Wool Dryer Balls replace the need for fabric softener and dryer sheets - completely chemical free!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$10 - $50

Free Geek Toronto

Computers (second hand)

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Refurbished Dell Latitude E6420

Refurbished Laptop (Dell Latitude E6420)

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Fresh City

Recipe Kits

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Fresh City's Recipe Bags

Fresh City's healthy and organic recipe kits are the perfect gift. They include pre-portioned ingredients for a recipe and are home delivered. It never gets boring because the recipes change each week.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

Furniture Bank

Furniture pick-up

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Social enterprise furniture pick-up and removal service

When you have excess furniture to get rid of, contact Furniture Bank to have it transferred to a family in need. Your furniture will restore hope and dignity. Use promo code "FB Holidays" to receive 15% discoun

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Genuine Health

Protein Bar

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The Perfect Holiday Stocking Stuffer: fermented vegan proteins+ bars

Our fermented vegan proteins+ bars have been specially formulated to be easily digested and maximize protein absorption in 4 delicous flavours.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

Less than $10

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Energizing Organic Loose Leaf Chai Tea With Turmeric Root

Turmeric Teas - A delicious line of organic loose leaf teas with benefits: tea that heals you from within and helps fight world hunger, one cup at a time.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

Less than $10

Grosche International

TERRA French Press

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TERRA Eco-Friendly French Press Coffee Maker

The TERRA is an eco-friendly French press coffee maker made with 75% recycled plastics and packaged using 50% recycled paper.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

Grosche International

AUSTIN Pour Over Coffee Maker

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GROSCHE AUSTIN Pour Over Coffee Maker

Easy-to-use, pour over coffee maker that make the tastiest coffee without trapping the natural oils of your coffee.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50


Online Gift Guide Designed and created by:

Frederic Sune; he is also the Cofounder of the Ottawa Tool Library

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