CED Holiday Giving Guide 2019

December 3, 2019

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 engagement@ccednet-rcdec.ca.

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]

10 thousand villages
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]

Get social justice gifts for the holidays
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]

Holiday Cheer
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] 

Social Enterprise Alliance Holiday Gift Guide
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]
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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]

Saul Good Gift Co.

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