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


Grosche International

WATERLOO Infuser Teapot

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GROSCHE WATERLOO Personal Infuser Teapot

A personal infuser teapot with a modern design. It allows you to prepare an individual pot of your favourite tea.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Cover of A Well-Lit Path by Mark Hemmings

For beginner and intermediate photography enthusiasts, this instructional eBook uses photographs taken by the author from his travels within the country of Japan.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Outside Ontario

Price Range

$10 - $50

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HigherEdPoints.com allows students, parents and donors to convert loyalty points to pay for tuition or student loans.

Help a student fund tuition or a graduate pay back student loans (OSAP) through HigherEdPoints.com Convert loyalty points, or purchase a HigherEdPoints Certificate

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$100 +

HorseTouch

Equine Experiential Learning

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Reveling in a natural heart-based connection.

Private or family sessions with horses as the teacher are designed specifically for you to work on life challenges and dynamics in a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$100 +

Impact Junk Solutions

Furniture pick-up

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Furniture pick-up for a fee in our 400 cubit foot truck. Re-usable items in good repair stock our furniture bank and are eligible for a tax receipt.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Southwest

Price Range

All

Inspirations Studio

Crafts (artisanal)

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Assortment of Handcrafted Plates and Bowls

Inspirations Studio produces a wide selection of stoneware pottery, available in a range of glazes and surface treatments. All glazes used by the studio are food safe and lead free.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

All

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KLINK coffee selection

Premium coffee - Rainforest Alliance Certified - range of roasts and grinds; also a line of organic teas

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Central

Price Range

$10 - $50

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The Tecla Shield

Tecla is a set of hardware and software tools that enable access to touch-based technology for people with mobility impairments and can be used with a wide range of switches.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

London Children's Museum

Annual Membership

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Give the gift of play!

Enjoy everything the London Children’s Museum has to offer – all year long – with a family membership

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$100 +

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Palace Theatre

We support and promote theatrical youth programs. In conjunction with our partners we produce, present and promote high quality, affordable, entertaining theatrical experiences.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

Loop Recycled Products Inc

Household goods (second hand)

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Blue Moose Recycled Paint

Blue Moose Recycled Paint

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

Lower Valley Beverage Company Ltd

Sapsucker Maple Tree Filtered

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Forest to table - Sapsucker Maple Tree Filtered Water

Sapsucker isn’t like any water you’ve had before. We harvest it from maple trees using traditional methods that keep our forests strong and healthy. These magnificent giants are naturally filters, yielding a pu

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

National

Price Range

Less than $10

Lucky Iron Fish

Health Product

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A Simple Solution to Iron Deficiency: Lucky Iron Fish

Lucky Iron Fish is a carefully formulated iron ingot that reduces iron deficiency. Cooking with it daily provides a significant portion of our iron intake, for up to 5 years.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Performa Lunapads - high performance washable menstrual pads for average to heavy flow and light bladder leaks

Performa Lunapads are modern washable pads, made from specially engineered fabrics that outperform disposables. A more comfortable, non-toxic and money-saving way to have your period.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

MakerKids

Kids' STEM Classes - MakerKids

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Kids STEM Programs

Kids STEM Programs. Learn Coding, Robotics and Minecraft in our after school programs, weekend programs, camps and birthday parties.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

Marlena Books

Specalized dementia books

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A Love that Waited/ Marlena Books

Marlena Books feature mature content in a specialized layout that is easy for individuals with dementia to read. Our books promote cognitive stimulation, and connection with family when reading together.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$10 - $50

ME to WE

WE Gift Card

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WE Gift Card

Shop, donate, and make an impact, all with one gift card! The WE Gift Card is the first of its kind, and empowers your friends or family to choose their impact!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

All

Menuiserie Casselman Woodshop

Outdoor wooden furniture

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Woodshop

Swing, Adirondack chair, picnic table, clothes rack

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Southeast

Price Range

All

Networks for Change

Nonprofit management software

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Keela: nonprofit management, simplified.

Simple tools to power your nonprofit.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

Newcomer Kitchen, Inc.

Meals Made by Syrian Refugees

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Newcomer Kitchen - Cooking Up Opportunity

Newcomer Kitchen is a project that invites newly-arrived Syrian refugee women to cook a weekly meal in our kitchen. The meals are sold online for pickup or delivery, and the proceeds shared among the cooks.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Seasonal Gift Basket

Gift Baskets* filled with preserves, sauces, and jellies as well as individual products sold at retail & wholesale pricing, all made at Niagara Presents. *Corporate discounts available for orders over 10

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

All

Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe

Furniture and Home Decor

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Picture of products displayed at the Olde Post Office Gift Shoppe

~Rustic Furniture ~Upcylced furniture ~ Seasonal Decor ~Scented candles, including Signature Scent ~ Cutting Boards made from a selection of Hardwoods~ all made locally with pride

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Southwest

Price Range

All

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Premium leather riding-inspired boot made in Ethiopia

The Yabela Boot From Oliberte

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

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One Hop Kitchen - Cricket Bolognese

Cricket Bolognese

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$10 - $50

One YOUth / Kids Learn & Play

Children's SportsSkillsClinics

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Learn to Play Soccer for Children ages 6 to 12.

Learn to Play Soccer

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$100 +

Ooka Island

Educational App

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Give the Gift of Learning to Read!

Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program for kindergarten and beyond that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$10 - $50

Open Studio

Art prints

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Recollection #5 by Shogo Okada, 2016.

The Open Studio Print Sales Gallery sells artwork by over 150 artists; services we offer include professional and customized consultations, gift registries, custom framing, and corporate gifts and services.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

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Calendar

Options 2016-2017 Calendar

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

$10 - $50

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Christmas Card Covers

Options Christmas Cards

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Central

Price Range

Less than $10

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The PASS kit: The Mental Health First Aid Kit

The PASS kit is the Mental Health First Aid kit designed to decrease stress and stigma in your community. Each kit contains: earplugs (2), sleeping mask, star stress toy, chewing gum, & flashcards with advice.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southeast

Price Range

$10 - $50

Paro Presents Gift Shop

Crafts, jewellery, clothing

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PARO Presents Gift Shop - Featuring local and regional wares made by Northern Ontario Entrepreneurs

Crafts, jewellery, blankets, clothing etc. All made by Northern Ontario entrepreneurs who take part in programs and services delivered by the PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise; A non-profit organization.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

North

Price Range

All

PRANA Biovegan

Food produce

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Wholesome Goodness Magazine by PRANA

Indulge in all things PRANA with our lifestyle and food magazine, Wholesome Goodness. Let your imagination run wild while scaling the 120 pages of recipes, articles, inspirations and life hacks.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

Less than $10

Pyrrha

Jewellery

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Pyrrha Signature Talismans

Pyrrha talismans are cast using authentic wax seals and imagery from the Victorian era. With symbolic meaning culled from heraldry, each piece is designed to inspire the wearer.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

National

Price Range

$100 +

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Flagship Blend and Reunion Island X Miir Tumbler

Our Flagship Blend is simply the best blend we could ever create. It is sweet and balanced, made up of beans that are seasonally fresh and impressive. Coupled with our Miir tumbler these two make a great gift.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

Reveer

The Reveer Adventure Backpack

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Using the Reveer backpack to make meaningful memories

Handcrafted locally by refugee and immigrant women using recycled fabrics and coffee jute bags, the Reveer backpack is ideal for any explorer looking for a rugged, sustainably-made backpack!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Southeast

Price Range

$50 -$100

Room 217 Foundation

Music Care Resources

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Room 217 CD titles

Series of albums of gentle, soothing, familiar music that reduces agitation and restlessness, provides comfort and helps with pain distraction. This also helps caregivers de-stress. Designed for palliative care

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Central

Price Range

All

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Aeropress Package

The Aeropress Package: Get immersed in the Holidays - literally. The Aeropress brew method combines immersion and pressure to deliver coffee in less than two minutes.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Outside Ontario

Price Range

$50 -$100

Saul Good Gift Co.

Gift baskets (preserves)

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Order of Canada gift basket by the Saul Good Gift Co.

Canadian sourced artisan gift baskets, featuring small batch Ontario producers.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$100 +

SolarShare Co-operative

SolarShare Solar Bonds

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SolarShare at Holtby Project

SolarShare offers Ontario residents the opportunity to invest in green energy. Our Solar Bonds support local solar systems and earn 5% fixed interest for a 5-year term. Solar Bonds make fantastic holiday gifts!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$100 +

summerlunch+

Children's books

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Cookbook for Healthy and Affordable Eating. This recipe book contains over 30 healthy recipes that kids like and can make themselves!

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Toronto

Price Range

Less than $10

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Cupcakes for the Holidays

We are a cupcake centric bakery features innovative flavours, sure to delight your friends and family this Holiday season.

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Southwest

Price Range

Less than $10

Switchback Cyclery

Bicycles, parts & accessories

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These gift cards are a great way to allow that cyclist in your life to pick out something they'll love or get the service they need! Any increment available.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

Price Range

All

tentree international inc.

Clothing (second hand)

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Women's Juniper Hoodie

The juniper is an incredibly soft, comfortable 220 gsm, 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester regular fit pullover hoodie.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Outside Ontario

Price Range

All

Textbooks for Change

Books (second hand)

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University student with textbooks

Used textbooks with a big impact. Postsecondary course material is available at up to 90% off. Proceeds support the implementation of our donated textbooks to partner universities in East Africa!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$10 - $50

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The Mustard Seed Holiday Bag

Want to shop local this season? Consider our Holiday Bag! Featuring local food producers and art by Hamilton designer Laura Konyndyk, it’s available at an early-bird price of $49.99 before November 30th. $54.99

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$50 -$100

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The Perfect Lunch

You can purchase a gift card for one of our four B Corp certified restaurants. Dine knowing that "Local Tastes Way Better!"

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Southwest

Price Range

$10 - $50

The New World Community

Sustainable Travel Package

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The group reflects on their experience, as they watch the sunrise on the beach.

Travel. Be Inspired. Make a Difference. Travel packages where you'll have the experience of a lifetime, while making a difference in the lives of others.

How to Purchase

Online

Region

National

Price Range

$100 +

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Unique event space in a 100-year-old heritage building that has undergone a vibrant revitalization

Unique event space that has undegone a vibrant revitalization projecta in a 100 yr old heritage building in Toronto's east end

How to Purchase

Online and in-person

Region

Toronto

Price Range

$100 +

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Think Dirty Limited Edition Holiday Beauty Box

The Think Dirty Clean Beauty box is the perfect gift for health-conscious individual. Each box comes with 9 hand-picked, rated clean beauty products. Valued at over $300!

How to Purchase

Online

Region

Ontario-wide

Price Range

$100 +

Tiffinday Inc.

Food produce

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The gift of food for the vegan in your life.

The gift of food for the busy person in your life. Delicious, plant-based ready to eat curries, perfect to take to the office or for those nights when you do not want to cook.

How to Purchase

In-person at a physical location

Region

Toronto

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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