SOULiers Studio's Ethical Gift Guide

November 24, 2018

SOULiers Studio's Ethical Gift Guide

In the spirit of giving and sharing, we've put together a sweet gift guide of some of our favorite vegan and ethical treats for you to browse. Of course, there's lots of fun items from our own store for you to choose from (or drop those hints to your loved ones!) but we also want to raise the profile of some fantastic brands that are doing good things. 

From left to right, top to bottom row:

1. Mindful Macaron - Shipped straight to your door, you can purchase these gorgeous and delish macarons in an assorted pack of flavours like strawberry, peach, earl grey, and raspberry chocolate. 

2. iChoc Vegan Chocolate - a good vegan chocolate bar is hard to come by but iChoc has cracked the code! Flavors include Choco Cookie, White Vanilla, Almond Orange. Yum.

3. Vegan Canteen Holiday Cheese Board - This amazing Montreal-based company is offering holiday vegan cheese boards with blue cheese, porcini and truffle camembert, cedar-infused black mission chevre, among others. Wow!

4. Hot for Food Cookbook - This has been a staple in my house for months. The recipes are feel-good, decadent, comfort foods sure to please even the omnivores in your life!

5. Almond Cow - This nut milk maker combines the nut grinder and pitcher to make delicious and nutritious nut milks. Hazelnut, almond, oat, take your pick. It's eco-responsible too, since it does away with those store-bought milk cartons! It's on my holiday wishlist. 

6. Elate Cosmetics Lipsticks - Vegan, cruelty-free, made in Canada, with sustainable packaging. Oh and gorgeous lipstick colours. 

7. Sapadilla Countertop Cleaner - It might seem weird to have a surface cleaner on your wish list but this stuff smells so good, I promise it will make cleaning a joyful activity. 

8. Heart Toque from SOULiers Studio - These adorable toques are 100% vegan and adorable! Handmade in Ottawa by a very maker, Tanya from T's Crochet Shoppe.

9. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran-Foer - He is a clever, engaging author. And in this book. he explores the paradox of cultural norms and our relationship with animals - finding it acceptable to eat some while not others. 

 

From left to right, top to bottom row:

1. BKIND Products - It is hard for us to choose just one product from this amazing Montreal brand - their nail polishes are sublime, their body scrubs are divine, and their face cleansers are out of this world. Their products come in the prettiest (minimalist) packaging too!

2. Ottawa Valley Vegan - With messages like "vegan vibes", "plant strong", and "love", you get to wear your values through beautiful, hand-stamped jewelry. 

3. A subscription to Veg News - This would make a great stocking stuffer! This mag is jam-packed with recipes, stories, features on vegan activist, and must-have products. 

4. Dauntless - Worth a splurge, these faux leather jackets from NYC are so ON POINT with their styling! 

5. Surond Studio

6. Hedo Cosmetics - I met Vanessa at Toronto Veg Fest this year. She's a professional make-up artist and now the founder of Hedo Cosmetics, a stunning line of vegan and cruelty-free eye shadows with hues to complement all skin tones. 

7. Wuxly Outerwear - There's no doubt that this gift would be a splurge but rest assured your loved ones will be warm all winter long, especially knowing that these beauties are entirely vegan and ethically-made in Toronto. 

8. Fenwick Candles - Organic coconut wax + essential oil scents like lavender + eucalyptus, peppermint, and lemongrass will have your house smelling like the holidays, cruelty-free style, in no time!

9. Manon Coats - Beautiful vegan wool coats with military-inspired details and classic cuts. We are swooning. 




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