It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
And if you're anything like us, the pending anxiety has begun to set in that all of your allocated time shopping has really ended up with you getting home feeling like you may or may not have blacked out. Gifts were definitely purchased... they were just from yourself, to yourself.
So, now that you've realized there is no more room for procrastination — it's time to strategize.
Lucky for you we've compiled a list of gifts and stocking stuffers from local Canadian companies that are sustainably sourced and made.
We think it's safe to say that "nourishing" one's self is definitely not a top priority during holiday festivities. To make sure your loved one is getting the nutrients s/he needs, gift an organic cold-pressed juice cleanse from Nectar or The Juicery Co. to reset and refresh.
Start From Within
Not sure what to get the person who has everything? Why not the gift of health?
The new withinUs TruMarine stick-packs are perfectly sized for stocking stuffers and can be gifted to just about anyone. From the athlete in your life looking for a workout recovery to the busy Mom who's always on-the-go to the grandparent with joint / arthritis pain.
The ultra pure marine collagen has not only been proven by Health Canada to strengthen joints and bone health, it has also proven to increase the dermis's moisture levels and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
For the workout junkies in your life, check out a few local studios for membership class passes. Kondi Fitness, Spin Society, and Barre Fitness are a few of our favorites that have such fun classes that your loved ones will forget they're even working out.
This all-natural body and skincare line sticks with the mantra that less is more. Our favorite is their Body Whip. It's vegan formula spreads easily, has reparative qualities, and smells like heaven that'll make you wish you had gotten one for yourself!
One of the great things about winter is that you don't have to feel guilty about unwinding indoors. To make sure your loved one has the right ambience, gift a soy candle from the Vancouver Candle Co. Not only is each candle in the collection inspired by neighborhoods throughout Vancouver, each candle is made from premium soy wax blends, perfume-grade fragrance oils, and 100% cotton wicks that burn clean and are long-lasting.
These hand crafted natural facial sprays smell incredible and offer different functional benefits. Different blends can be used post-yoga, as an energy boost, for allergies, or to relax. We love this product not only because they stand behind their 100% natural branding — from their packaging to their ingredients (i.e. no additives, preservatives, parabens etc.), but a portion of their proceeds also goes to animal rescue.
WithinUs TruMarine Team