Happy Holidays from CCEDNet!
Are you spreading the holiday cheer this year? This guide is designed to help extend the reach of that cheer by encouraging thoughtful buying and giving that supports sustainability and positively impacts local economies.
We have compiled some creative gift ideas and shopping guides to provide you with the tools and information you need to have a holiday season that promotes community economic development. See anything missing from this list? We will be adding more tips between now and the new year so don’t hesitate to send your additions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Holiday, Buy Social
Social Enterprise Gift Directory
Gifts are a great opportunity to support your local social enterprises by buying social. Check out this directory to find a social enterprise near you. [more]
|Check out 10 Thousand Villages to find businesses with a story
From communities throughout the developing world, every inspired design is crafted with love using local materials (usually natural or recycled) and time-honoured skills by makers we have known and worked with for years. Every purchase improves the lives of makers by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income. [more]
|Co-operative Gift Bundle
Buying gifts for the holidays can be an ethical statement that helps build a new economy. The Toolbox for Education and Social Action put together their most popular items with the best—and most delicious—gifts produced by the co-op movement. [more]
|My New Neighbour Holiday Shopping Guide
Join two young women on an ethical shopping journey. These two want to break free of the mindless materialism we have grown up in and start to meet their ‘new’ global neighbours. [more]
|Social Enterprise Alliance Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday, we are toasting good! Find social impact products from americain social enterprises in this catalog. Every purchase will have an impact. [more]
|The Social Enterprise Gift Guide by REDF
When you give gifts from REDF’s Social Enterprise Gift Guide, you tell a story. A story of hope, transformation, and a better life for thousands of striving men and women who have so much to contribute. [more]
This Holiday, Buy Local
Check out Momentum’s December Newsletter! If you’re in Calgary looking for the perfect gift for that someone special, look no further – they have your holiday buying guide right here! [more]
|Saul Good Gift Co
Saul Good Gift Co. is a gift basket business featuring the best tasting local artisan treats in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON. All items are selected because they’re delicious, small-batch, and exclusive. Their work with social enterprise ensures that each and every gift basket gives back to the community. [more]