This holiday season, consider supporting local non-profits and social enterprises through your gift purchasing and give back to these impactful organizations. By buying local from these organizations, each dollar you spend creates direct impact for the buyer, the seller and the community.

Plus, purchasing from impact organizations can help sustain opportunities for community members who are facing personal and systemic barriers.

In this article, you will find an array of local non-profits within the Scale Collaborative network who have some awesome gift offerings for the holiday season. From supporting Indigenous-made creations, to local beeswax candles and honey, to composting accessories, there is a wide array of unique gift ideas here that can help support local non-profits.

To create even more impact through your purchasing, find more ideas via Buy Social Canada’s #GiftSocial gift guide that includes Certified Social Enterprises who make gifting easy this year!

  • Orange Shirt Day – Orange shirts and more in recognition that Every Child Matters.
  • Skwachays – Indigenous gift shop, online.
  • River Selective Fisheries – Drawing from generations of First Nations experience to sustainably farm wild salmon products. Products available online and at select retail locations.

 

  • Soap for Hope – Soap Rocks in a small box: 3 for $10. Available for purchase at Soap for Hope BC warehouse located at 426B Willian St. Victoria, BC.
  • Fernwood NRG – Studio 1313 hair salon gift certificates. Available for purchase at 1313 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, BC.
  • Hive for Humanity – Natural self-care products, and candles. Available for purchase online. Gift cards also available.

 

 

  • Supply Victoria – Supply Parties for $100/h + $5/per person
  • Swan Lake – Nature Sanctuary Gift Shop in the Nature House, offers unique handmade treasures. Visit in person at 3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria, BC.
  • Compost Education Centre – Offer workshop gift certificates, Native Plant Knowledge cards, food justice posters, garden seeds, composting accessories & compost bins. Unable to offer online shopping currently, but products available for purchase at the Compost Education Centre.
  • Power to Be – Adventure store: t-shirts, mugs, tote bag, hat, journals, socks. Shipping available in Canada.
  • Basket Revolution – Canadian artisan gift baskets with a European flair, based out of Metro Vancouver.
  • Spread Kindness – Kindness Advent Calendar
  • Support Local BC – Marketplace for gift certificates. Show your love for your favourite local businesses by purchasing gift cards for future use.

 

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