Now is the time to discover some original gift ideas to spoil your loved ones (or even treat yourself!). To help you in your task of spoiling the ones closest to you, here our 50 ECO-FRIENDLY favorites, to do some good around you, while protecting the planet.
Most of these ideas are great for stocking stuffers!
Happy virtual shopping!
(To learn more about these craftsmen, companies and their ecological values - see the article in French).
To spoil a loved one from a distance. The box include: book «À go, on ralentit: 12 mois pour ralentir et reconnecter à l'essentiel», Flashdance Pullover (green), 5 Aligned Mala Bracelet, The Fire Side Leg Warmer, Second Chance Scrunchies trio).
Price: 345$ (on sale)
2-Hand Sanitizer Duo by Oneka
Protect yourself and your family with this duo of natural hand sanitizers lemon scent (60 and 180 ml).
Other ideas: Trio of Liquid Hand Soap (Cedar & Sage, Lemon & Lavender) (475 ml) & Trio of Body Lotion (Cedar & Sage, Lemon & Lavender) (475 ml).
Used both as a powder for the dishwasher, a bowl cleaner and to loosen crusts from burnt pans. Packaged in a 1 liter Mason jar, the magic powder is a zero waste alternative. Available in bulk.
To know more about 10 actions to take for a more eco-responsible life, clic here.
We also like the following brands for their eco-friendly household products: Savonnerie des Diligences, Tanit, Pure, Planette, Attitude, La Maison lavande, The Unscented company et Lemieux.
The ideal set to taste a nutritious mate and that helps you to focus: 1 bag of Yerba Mate leaves (menta or citrus or hibiscus & berries) (220 g), 4 flavors of energizing infusion (lemon, passion peach, hibiscus & berries & grapefruit guava) (355 ml), 1 traditional silicone gourd (cup) and 1 stainless steel bombilla (straw).
Other ideas: El Cebador Box & El Gaucho Box.
Each gift box contains 12 flavors of mixed smoothies. The smoothies are delivered frozen. Also take advantage of a monthly subscription for yourself or to spoil a loved one.
(Books only available in French) Whether you are a fan of various espresso-based beverages, want to know more about the ideal equipment, or you are passionate about latte art, this book duo is the perfect tool to accompany you in all your caffeinated moments.
Other ideas: Tasting boxes (espresso and filter) & Chocolate coated coffee beans (new).
Box of healthy juices, cashew lattes and smoothies (14 in total), delivered (free of charge) to your door, whenever you want.
Price: 71$ (instead of 84$)
8-Books to escape at Les Libraires.ca
Check out the 2020 Christmas calendar: https://www.leslibraires.ca/media/Noel-chez-Les-libraires-2020.pdf
(Magazines only available in French) A subscription to Caribou magazine is the best way to support an independent media and to stay informed in order to consume better on a daily basis. The magazine no.12 on Les Épiceries has just been released!
Price: 14$ to 70$
Other ideas: Packages including magazines, posters and coloring book & Trio of herbal teas to discover boreal flavors in collaboration with 3 local businesses.
DO IT YOURSELF...
Take the opportunity to make a warm and comfortable cotton hoodie or pants. The fundamentals of sewing, how a sewing machine works, processes such as cutting, assembling, putting on an elastic and making finishes are also covered.
We especially like the following classes: making your solid shampoo and bath salt; a personalized bicycle bag made from a recycled banner; your own backpack; a cutting board; your bathrobe; discover plumbing without flooding your house; etc ..
La Savonnerie des Diligences also offers raw materials to make your products (beeswax, lip balm making kit and laundry chores).
Stunning long earrings, made of raw brass, with three thin tubes on a chain, creating a triangular shape.
Other ideas: Taliah necklace (Small version) and Vittu necklace (Mini version).
12-Phases of the moon gold necklace by Lost & Faune
Short necklace (45 cm), gold-plated chain and charm (2.8 cm by 1.5 cm).
Other ideas: Gold raindrop bracelet & Posters / Coloring books.
The learn more about the phases of the moon and how they affect you, clic here.
Necklace following the concept of the heart turned towards oneself, in introspection. Authenticity, self-esteem and kindness are all attributes that one must afford.
Price: 85$ to 215$
Other idea: Pearl Collection.
This elegant pendant (19 mm x 17 mm - 0,5-1 mm) is crafted from shiny or semi-oxidized sterling silver. Gold and silver also offered at various prices. Chains also available between 16 and 24 inches. Most of the collections keep a clean, fine and timeless style.
Other ideas: Intertwined Cedar Ring & Mini rustic square studs (on sale at 40% off).
This set includes 2 slim plated stainless steel necklaces: Silhouette and Romance.
Other idea: Set of 2 Surfer Girl rings & Compass Luxe Collection in 10 and 14 karat gold.
Bearing the names of your favorite rock stars, this collection of black stainless steel jewelry reminds you to never let standards dictate who you should be!
Price: 19$ to 86$
Set of 3 matching bracelets (wire, silver 925, stones or chain) promoting simplicity, beauty, balance and the joy of living.
This coloring placemat (to be used with washable pencils) is made with recycled jeans. It's perfect for children's meals at school, at a picnic, in the restaurant or just at home. Unique works after each wash!
Other ideas: Ultra soft facial wipes & Zero waste starter or complete kit.
We also like the coloring book: Les enfants à colorier (inclusive for young and old) by Simon Boulerice, illustrated by Paule Thibault, published at Éditions Fonfon.
Magnificent wooden puzzle handmade in Quebec representing 4 endangered species in Quebec: Rigid pine, griscom arnica, red-headed woodpecker and winter aplectrelle. Theme inspired by the Quebec forest also available.
Filles des bois
No web site - Facebook et Instagram: @creationfdb
(Sold at Encore & Co)
PRATICAL, BUT FUN...
Did you know there are over 1 billion plastic cases sold each year? The Pela Case - a small step towards a plastic-free world - will gracefully come back to earth when you're done, after simply throwing it in a compost.
Price: 32$ to 44$
Others ideas: Zero Waste Screen Protector & Vine ecological watch strap.
The set includes 1 bottle of liquid hemp supplement (236 ml) and 1 bag of hemp treats with peanut and cranberry flavors (225 gr) for your faithful companion.
Others ideas: Hemp dog leash (Crocx brand) & Gratitude box containing: moisturizing oil, lip balm and moisturizing hand cream, for those who have to wash their hands frequently and wear a mask for long hours (Chanv brand).
Crocx / (Maison d'herbes)
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Designed with ecological materials, the lunch box is durable and recyclable and ideal for sandwiches, snacks or fruits and vegetables. Dimensions: L: 190 mm, B: 135 mm, H: 70 mm.
Koziol - Bento Club / (Sold at Encore & Co)
23-Macrame cat hammock by Naturellement boho
Lovely macrame cat hammock on a 20 inch wood stud. A beautiful piece perfect to complete a bohemian look at home (70-80 inches in length when hung and can support up to 50 lbs). (Cushion not included).
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF...
The traditional shaving set includes: 1 Parker safety razor (model 64S), 1 synthetic bristle shaving brush, 1 Parker shaving brush holder (wnsy model, 1 Samson shaving soap (4 oz), 1 case for used blades , 1 pack of 5 Parker razor blades and 1 Senseaura waxed concrete razor holder.
Trio of cleansing treatments with algae (and wild rose and horsetail) in the form of solid soaps for the face, body and hair (110-115 g) to fill you up with softness, scents, sea shores and tundra.
Other ideas: Labrador tea face balm & Boreal scent body wash.
The festive gift set - for a person as sweet as ice cream - contains: 1 mango and cinnamon body soap, the new Atoca bamboo toothbrush, 1 mango cranberry balm, 1 compostable beeswax balm and 1 mint and rosemary toothpaste.
Other ideas: Zero waste shampoo and conditioner duo & 100% compostable lip balm.
(Copyright: Carolane Lamontagne Photographer)
Economical box (15$ saving) of 12 soaps (100 g) Légendes (you will never feel alone in the shower anymore with these characters: Blancheville, Mama Africa, Soleil de l'Est, Trappeuses, etc ..).
Price: 70$ (7$-8$ per soap)
Another idea: Capricious face treatment
The GO2 duo, including the serum and the moisturizer (45 ml each), allows for a unisex and minimalist skincare ritual for all skin types and in all seasons. It gives back to the skin its essential nutrients.
Price: 110$ (on sale)
Other idea: Discovery kit: the 3 products in 15 ml format each for about a month of daily care.
Made from raw organic beeswax, the non-greasy moisturizer bar is also a zero waste product.
Other ideas: Body milk & Calendula soap without fragrance, suitable for sensitive skin even of young children. All KaMamille products are vegetarian and some are vegan.
This recycled and recyclable wooden box includes the following essentials: 1 shampoo bar, 1 shampoo net made in Quebec by Les Écolibris, 1 Tanitabs nano-hydroxyapatite toothpaste and 1 bamboo toothbrush with bristles infused with activated charcoal.
We also really like the following brands for their eco-friendly body care products: Bkind, Les Trappeuses, Omaiki, Oneka, Senseaura, Atelier Candide, Liliblanc, Deux Cosmétiques, Artémis, À doré des bois, Kimo, Bain & Bulles
This exclusive selection of Boisée mini palettes contains 30 mini incense sticks to offer the discovery of 6 woody or resinous fragrances (Amber, Oliban, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Eucalyptus and Cedar).
Other ideas: Floral Collection & Incense holder.
Nous aimons aussi la marque suivante pour son diffuseur à roseaux: Soja & Co.
In addition to promoting relaxation and letting go, our milk bath will leave your skin soft and hydrated. The milk bath are 100% natural (Eucalyptus + Lime, Lavender + Hibiscus and Sugar & Spices) gently and exfoliate thanks to lactic acid.
Other ideas: Relaxation set bath salts (2) + a bath oil & Zero-waste gift set which includes 5 beautiful products from different brands offered in the store.
Atelier Candide (house brand: Belle & Candide)
We also really like the following brands for their ecological bubble & effervescent bath and their forest bath tea with sea salts: Liliblanc, Pure, Fabulle, Tonic. Et Les Trappeuses for their bath mud.
All 7 bottles (10 ml) of essential oil are composed of organic or wild elements. These precious oils are handmade by the expert aromatherapist and founder of Floressentia. Each bottle is accompanied by its mantra to repeat.
To know yours chakras and how they affect you, clic here.
34-Plants and delicious dishes delivered on 4 wheels by Rolling Pop-up
(Copyright: La Cuisinomane Photographer)
First plant shop on wheels in Canada to allow you to breathe ''green'' and eat well. The experience includes the daily special and a hot drink, as well as entertainment, travel and a 50$ credit to spend on plants (or other products). A real therapy with plants and food!
Instagram & Facebook: @therollingpopup
(Copyright: Nomade Amoureux - Philippines)
(Travel movies only available in French) Watch a wide selection of travel films - available exclusively for Les Aventuriers voyageurs - from the comfort of your home. You will have access to the selected film for 3 months.
Price: 1-4 films: 8$ each / 5 to 7 films: 7$ each / More than 7 films: 6$ each
Other idea: Gift certificates valid on all products offered on the website: training, DVDs and films on the Internet.
Stretchy alpaca mittens, made in Quebec, that do not retain moisture.
Others ideas: Alpaca socks (''from you to you'') & Beanie (as beautiful as it's comfortable).
37-Trendy vegan bag by Lambert
Chic and practical vegan leather bag (backpack, briefcase, tote, travel bag, etc.).
Price: 130$ à 190$
The eco-friendly Akalu sandal, sand, neon or indigo color, is actually made in Ethiopia with vegetable tanned leather. Perfect to wear, even indoors during the holidays.
Price: 60$ (on sale)
Other ideas: Akalu, Sintra, Valencia, Elvas and Rachel models.
Set including: bacon pepper, La Scorbut sauce and Tomahawk spice blend. 100% natural mixture that will add a wow effect to your recipes.
40-Cooler of Ready-to-Eat Meals Delivered by Antoine.ca
Why not enjoy a week of gourmet meals delivered to your employees or colleagues or a holiday meal to share (in person or virtually) with the family?
Price: 10$ to 44$ (per meal for 2 people)
Other ideas: Gift certificate & Sous-vide gourmet dishes.
41-Weekly Subscription of 3 Gourmet and Festive Salads in a Jar by Bocal
Other idea: Bocal ecological kit (1 bowl of cut cherry, 1 reusable and compostable bamboo fork, 1 compostable bamboo spatula and reusable and compostable chopsticks).
Price: 33$ to 36$ (for 3 salads)
42-Advent calendar made from artisan chocolates (bean to bar) by État de choc
For a delicious 25-day journey in an unparalleled chocolate world.
Other ideas: Tout Quebec Box & Monthly Chocolat Subcription Box: Discovery and Gourmet.
The set includes: FOREST book, sweet clover essence, forest blend of dried mushrooms, sea buckthorn jam, haskapberry jam, wild wine mustard and marinated milkweed pods.
Other ideas: Canopy gift set & Conifers gift set.
44-Homemade Delicacies by Les Minettes
Home made products by Les Minette: Crunchy chocolate, grilled nuts, sweet & salty popcorn, crackers, granola, honey, coulis, jam, coulis, marmalades, etc..
Price: 7$ to 15$
Les Minettes in their beautiful shop, Les Minettes also host a well selected of local products from the Quebecer terroir.
We also like the factory of sweet things Dinette NATIONALE.
This limited edition long-lasting lip gloss is a beautiful vibrant red, creamy, hydrating, non-sticky, with a shiny finish. Its amazing scent of cocoa butter makes you want to have fun. It stays on the lips for a very long time. Ingredients: Castor, coconut and jojoba oils, cocoa and shea butters, carnauba wax and vitamin E.
Other idea: Kit ''Natural beauty routine in 6 steps''.
Cleansing bar enriched with hemp and kokum butter (50 gr) to cleanse your face without attacking it on a daily basis. Contains beeswax, but free of colorants, perfumes, parabens or petroleum derivatives.
We also like the following brands for their eco-friendly cosmetics: Bkind, Les Trappeuses, Atoca, Savonnerie des diligences, Chanv, Nat & Co, Miel de la garde, Abelha et Aristée.
47-Fine lingerie 2 peaces kit by Blush
A set, or two, designed by women, for women. Lingerie should help women celebrate their body, sexuality and identity and should be an expression of self-love, rather than a tool of seduction.
Price: 24$ to 58$
Ceramic candles have been designed to give containers a second life. The wooden lid allows you to close everything well to add spices for example. It can be used as a plant pot or pencil. Refills offered and ceramic returns accepted for a 5$ credit on a future purchase.
Other ideas: Aurora borealis white ceramic candle (fir essential oil) & Candle in an amber glass container (forest lichen fragrance).
The ultimate gift for the hostess or personal care. Pretty patterned box hiding 3 soy candles (3 x 3.5 oz = 25 hours) (sugar and spice, fresh fir and rice flower).
We also really like the following brands for their eco-friendly soy candles: Soja & Co, Clark & James, Dans la prairie, Savons Hermosa et Atelier La Vie Apothicaire
50-Unique eco-lights by Piedebiche
Treat yourself or a loved one by offering a unique, eco-responsible and affordable light.
Price: 80$ to 220$
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Please note that these companies were chosen for their local and eco-frendly values. They don't claim to be perfect in their journey towards a more conscious and greener world, but they are working very hard at it.
In addition, we have chosen not to include clothing gift ideas, as we will share our Top 40 Canadian Green Clothing Companies with you in a future article in January 2021!
Peace, Love & Joy