ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT Ideas for The Hard to Shop For! + (2) GIVEAWAYS!


present earth‘Tis the season for gift giving!

What better way to show someone how much they mean to you than to get them something that leaves less of a carbon footprint on the planet, something they’ll use or something that helps others by you purchasing it.

Here are some eco-friendly and for some, LOCAL gift ideas. 

For the Busy Mom:


Gogo Bags - Made in Vancouver, BC, Gogo Bags offers various brightly coloured, well made cloth items such as lunch bags, snack bags, fresh veggie bags and toothbrush bags. Shop online at

For the Woman Who Hates Cleaning Her House:


Maid Natural Cleaning Service -  Give the gift of NO CLEANING with Maid Natural Cleaning Service. And a bonus is that they only use non-toxic and fragrant free products.

For the Teeny Weeny Grandkids & Soon To Be Moms:

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Baby Duck Club - Canadian company, Baby Duck Club has fabulous deals on great clothes for little ones and expectant moms. You’ll find eco-friendly items, half price items and more!

For ALL KIDS from the Grandparents:


i love me! book - written by Summer Joy Brackhan with illustrations by her young children, Cole and Dakota Brackham. This beautifully made book is a perfect gift for the grandkids. Purchase yours at

For the Athlete in Your Life:

Screen shot 2013-12-05 at 7.15.37 PMWould Boards - Based out of Vancouver, B.C. Would Boards handmakes solid slab skateboard decks, paying homage to the 60′s style cruiser. Would Boards was started in early 2013 to bring back the basics of skateboarding. The mellow ride provided by our solid wood decks allows for the comfort of a long board without the pesky bulk and weight. Would Boards proudly uses recycled Canadian Oak, Maple, Cherry, and a limited line of Purple Heart wood. These boards are handmade every step of the way. Would Boards represents simplicity and takes skateboarding back to the basics. No two boards are alike. Decks include a handmade grip with sand from local beaches. Purchase yours here.

For the Woman In Your Life Who Deserves Something Lovely


Silver Eco-Friendly Magnets and Keychains from Basic Spirit – These gorgeous keychains are made in Pugwash, Nova Scotia and 10% of proceeds from the magnets go toward ocean preservation.
Matt & Nat Vegan Handbags or Wallet - Beautifully crafted vegan material made handbags and wallets from Montreal company, Matt and Nat. You’d swear were made from leather products, but they aren’t!
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All available at Romancing the Home in Ocean Park, South Surrey. A lovely store chalk full of lovely items for that someone special or yourself.
For the Woman Who Travels A Lot:
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The Travelling Cardigan by Bethany Rae – These lovely cardigan sweathers are made from locally made from bamboo fabric and fold into it’s own pocket to easily fit in your purse. To purchase one, click here.
For the Parents Who Need a Weekend Getaway:
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Adrift Hotel and Spa - I can’t say enough about this eco-friendly resort in Long Beach, WA. A 5 hr drive will take you to a small town with the most beautiful beaches and one of the BEST HOTELS I’ve ever stayed in. Read more about The Adrift here. 
For the Eco-Friendly Family:
Life:Vancouver - Sustainable Food/Fun/Shopping Coupon Book – Just released, this fabulous book contains hundreds of coupons for eco-friendly items and services in the lower mainland. A MUST for that eco-minded family. Any family for that matter! Purchase yours here.

For the Person Who Has Everything…I bet they don’t have This!

Travel_Pillow__29545.1379040408.200.200Kuseno Pillows - Organic buckwheat hull pillows and bedding. Locally made and could be the answer to sleep issues. Get yours here.









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4 Responses

  1. Angela Mitchell

    December 9, 2013 5:09 am

    Yes I like this giveaway:) These bags would be great for my daughters lunch and for throwing snacks into my purse.

  2. Carly Bloch

    December 10, 2013 10:45 pm

    I love this product because one of the most important messages a parent can teach their kids today is to respect and take care of the earth. I can use them in my little ones lunch box for preschool and I know that they will be a huge hit!


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