December 05, 2018 5 min read
The holidays are often wrought with last minute shopping, baking, and running to and from gatherings. To make this holiday season stress-free, we decided to create an ethical gift guide to help you tick a few things off your to-do list.
So sit back, relax and take a peek through our gift guide to get inspired about what to get for that special someone (hint: if you make it to the end, there may be a little something special for you!).
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE
Encircled - The Chrysalis Cardi
Made from a sustainable wool-free sweater knit blend, the Wrap-Up Scarf is so soft you'll never want to take it off. All dyes are azo-free and certified to be free of harmful chemicals.
Province Apothecary - Radiant Body Oil
An alluring body oil ideal for all skin types, our blend of beautiful plant-based essential oils quickly absorb deep into the skin to effectively nourish and soften, boost cellular circulation, and gently detoxify the body.
Tree Tribe - Leaf Leather Envelope Clutch
Tree Tribe Leaf Leather is better than leather - it's made from sustainably harvested Teak leaves that are colored and sealed with a non-toxic film to preserve nature's beauty.
Lee Coren - $50 gift card
The Lee Coren brand is 100% vegan, ethically handmade from sustainable materials sourced from local independent vendors. All our items are sweatshop-free and animal friendly.
Numi - $75 gift card
Made from super soft and breathable TENCEL® and Patented Sweat-Secret™ Fabric Technology, the Signature Seamless undershirts absorb and wicks moisture to control embarrassing sweat stains and protect your favourite clothing.
Captain Blankenship - Rose Gold Sunset Shimmer Spray
Captain Blankenship offers luxurious hair and skincare products at an affordable price that are healthy for people and the planet. The Shimmer spray has added natural, responsibly sourced mica for beautiful shimmer.
Granted Clothing - Melton Wool Cap & Oak Toque
Granted Clothing works from their small studio on the southwest coast of British Columbia, Canada, surrounded by woolen sweaters and accessories that are hand-knit in our community. Granted classic melton wool caps are based off of vintage 1950's baseball hat silhouettes.
Mariclaro - Drive Wallet
Wallets and accessories made from transformed vintage luxury car interiors, with their marks of time and patina that capture their unique character.
Commonwealth Mfg $125 gift cardd
The CMFG space encompasses the entire process, from design to construction to consumer. The company sources fabrics made from natural fibers only and the threads are spun in Montreal. CMFG manufactures in a local, transparent and diligent manner.
Old Hat - $65 gift card
Oldhat is a one-man hat making company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Carefully selected recycled or secondhand fabric are used as well as plastic from ice cream pails, salvaged from local shops.
Coal and Canaries - The Holiday Gift Set
Coal and Canary candles are hand-poured in small batches and are made only with the highest quality soy and vegetable wax blend and true to scent fragrance oils.
Natura Pure Canada - Dryer Balls Set
NaturaPure's Wool Dryer Balls are handmade in Canada from cruelty free and ethically sourced Canadian Wool. Each dryer ball is 100% dye free and environmentally friendly.
Abeego - Variety Beeswax Food Wrap
Abeego is the original beeswax wrap, made with beeswax, tree resin, organic jojoba oil infused into a hemp and organic cotton cloth.
Handbound by Stephanie Raudsepp - Blank Cards
In making her cards, Stephanie uses cotton cotton made of recycled offcuts from the garment industry and turned into paper at an independent mill in Montreal.
Poco Mono Kids - Long Sleeve Rainbow Dress
Made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, this girl’s dress features a front pocket and shoulder snaps for easy on and off access. Made in Canada.
Rover Boutique - Merry Bow Tie
All Rover items are proudly handmade in our Toronto studio using the highest quality fabrics and close attention paid to every detail.
HOW TO ENTER
1. HEAD OVER OUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @ENCIRCLED_
2. FIND OUR CONTEST POST HERE
3. FOLLOW ALL THE BRANDS TAGGED ( INCLUDING US!)
4. LEAVE US A COMMENT AND TAG A FRIEND THAT YOU WANT TO GIFT
BONUS: EACH FRIEND YOU TAG EARNS YOU ANOTHER ENTRY INTO OUR CONTEST.
Contest ends on December 12th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced on Instagram via DM and on our stories.
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