5 Gift Ideas Supporting Local Entrepreneurs

Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017

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It’s that time of the year again, and what better way to give back to our community than a gift that looks nice, screams unique, AND supports local Canadian entrepreneurs working to make a difference? You’ll be winning the gifting game for sure this year.

Here are 5 holiday gifts that we love right now.

 1. WizeMonkey – coffee leaf teas

Have you ever tried coffee leaf teas? If you have not, now is the time to give it a shot! Coffee-leaf tea is made from the leaves of the Arabica coffee plant and it is produced the same way traditional black tea leaves are made. It is sustainable, and if you’re not into the strong caffeine rush, coffee leaf teas have a lower amount of caffeine than coffee.

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2. ChopValue – Recycled chopstick products

ChopValue creates beautiful products out of recycled chopsticks that will make great household products and décor for anyone. In Vancouver, we use around 100,000 chopsticks a day. Instead of seeing these chopsticks go to waste, ChopValue creates beautiful, sustainable and durable products.

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3. – local and sustainable meats has partnered with other local businesses committed to making a difference environmentally and socially. They have a assembled a specially-crafted gift box that you can give to all your favorite people.

Get your Meatme gift card, GRAIN Wheatberries,  Moja Espresso, Kapow Now Breakfast Cereal, Abeego Beeswax, and soy wax candle from Canvas Candle – all together!

Check out this gift here.

4. Sketchcase – Portable laptop whiteboard

Need a creative avenue to jot down your thoughts? Sketchcase is a premium laptop sticker that turns your laptop into a portable whiteboard. Seems simple enough, right?

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5. AVA – Micro garden

AVA is creating the future of food technology. You can pre-order AVA Byte, your own micro-garden, allowing you to grow all your food easily and accessibly.  Compostable plant pods grow just about anything with a push of a button—similar to how Nespresso revolutionized the home coffee brewing industry.

You can order yours today | Visit their website: