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Krupnik from Wayward Distillery is a Polish honey spirit with notes of toasted honey, cinnamon, raw vanilla and citrus peel—and the perfect addition to sparkling cider, chai tea and more. Wayward also donates 1% of spirit sales for the protection and promotion of bees and pollinators. From $30 a bottle.
In partnership with First Nations owned and operated Birch Bark Coffee Company, Reconciliation Blend honours the spirit of Orange Shirt Day on September 30. Proceeds of the sale of this coffee will be donated to the Downie Wenjack Fund. This fund aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
The time-consuming task of transcribing those great ideas you had at 3:30 in the morning is a thing of the past with the Moleskine Dropbox Smart Notebook. Lift handwritten notes and sketches from the page to your Dropbox account, adding a new depth and dimension to both individual and group projects.
Onsite gifting at events is a known morale booster and memory maker. Maui Jim Sunglasses has aimed to capture those sentiments for those who cannot attend in person in its new Virtual Gifting Experience. Using the Unwrapit platform, it’s personalized to each guest and branded with the host company throughout. You can select from a collection of styles and price points.
Weekend socks just levelled up with these personalized Cozy Socks. Fuzzy and soft, they can be colour-matched and woven with your logo—and guaranteed they’ll be the first thing they reach for when it’s time for a Netflix marathon (might we suggest a revisit of The Mindy Project?). From $18.
Equally at home in a cozy living room and around the campfire, stylish and rugged Wylde blankets are woven by Indigenous Ecuadorian artisans and distributed by BC-based Wylde Brigade. Says a recipient who was gifted one at a company retreat: “It’s my binge-watching companion. It’s super-soft and washes well.” Shown: Quilotoa Blanket, $89.
Get both the wine and the conversation flowing with Decanter Banter from Toronto-based Vine & Vintage Wine Experiences. The deck of 50 cards offers a starting point for unique conversations. Questions include: If you were a wine, what kind would you be? and What would you try doing if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Spice up the holidays by sending a gift box from Vancouver’s Alimentaria Mexicana Restaurant. The Mexico at Home basket contains everything you need to create traditional and delicious Mexican food at home, including a cookbook, heirloom corn, beans mole sauce, tea and chocolate. Most options ship across Canada.
What could be better than the gift of tranquility just before the onslaught of a busy holiday season? This gift box includes a Dead Sea Salt Soak, a cleansing bar, a scented candle and specialty tea. It comes all wrapped up in a paperboard gift box, wrapped in tissue and beautiful hand tied ribbon. Personalized ribbon is available.