Give the Gift of Green

December 2023

Looking up at a big tall christmas tree with lots of lights and decorations

There’s a nip in the air, Christmas tunes are a’ jingling and your to-do list seems ever-expanding—yup, the holidays are here! Whether your loved ones are budding musicians, fabulous home cooks or wellness junkies, we have something to please one and all, with a green bow on top. 

All you environmentally conscious folks might be wondering how to keep your holidays festive for the forests too. Canadians spend over $2 billion during the holidays, so here’s how to make that whopping number a little bit more eco-inclined. 


Forget clunky utility, the Allbirds Women’s Risers are for the sporty yet fashionable dresser in your life. With a foam midsole and a soft merino wool lining, these sustainable shoes bring plenty of comfort to the floor, along with the brand’s edgiest and stylish creation yet that’s all sharp angles and popping colours. 

Give the gift of endless oms (and a few ahhhs) thanks to the Mat 5mm from Lululemon that’s made with FSC-certified rubber designed for spirited yoga sessions. Made with a little extra cushion, this item brings an extra luxurious touch of comfort to amateur and seasoned yogis alike. 

If there’s someone in your circle who’s a discerning character and loves a bit of stylish drama, the Mast Leather Director’s Chair by Leanne Ford at Crate & Barrel could be the throne their home is missing. This simple design made with FSC-certified solid white oak is timeless and elegant, but brings a bit of Hollywood flair to any décor. 

Placing the Williams Sonoma hold everything large fruit bowl on a countertop is a guaranteed instant kitchen spruce-up, and the foodie on your list will be thrilled to unwrap it. Hand-crafted with FSC-certified ash, this piece lets the wood’s natural beauty shine through, and it’s perfect for putting the freshest of goods on full display. 

Whether you’re a stage-lover or casual strummer, the T1 Uke by Martin Guitar is a tenor-sized instrument musicians will be glad to get their hands on. They’ll be striking a chord for the planet at the same time since it’s made with 100% FSC-certified wood and comes nestled into a recycled post-consumer polyester gig bag. 

There is nothing more dear to many of us than a night of deep and restorative slumber. That’s why giving your sleepy loved one an Avocado Green Pillow is the perfect way to show that you care about them and the environment too. Handmade in Los Angeles with organic latex, kapok and jersey, this cushion has the right amount of plush, with a breathable build for easy sleeping.  

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