With a month until Christmas, we could all use a little help getting our shopping done! The holiday season is a beautiful time, and we all love the feeling of watching someone open up a gift that we’re giving them. It’s also a time to share the positive vibes of the holidays, whether that means donating gifts to a toy drive, making meals for the homeless, or thinking about how our purchases affect people and the planet. The best gifts have a story behind them - so we’ve put together a list of our favourite ethical, sustainable and quality goods that are guaranteed to create smiles on Christmas morning. Check out Santa’s bag of ethical goodies!

1. TAMGA Designs Gita Pants - Made from the softest eco-fabric out there, these wide-legged pants are stylish, comfortable, and ethically made in Bali. ($85 CAD on Kickstarter for Early Birds)

2. Nena & Co. No. 106 Artisan Convertible Day Bag - Ali Hynek’s bags celebrate the amazing textile skills of Guatemalan artisans. We love the unique colours and story behind every piece. ($442 CAD)

3. Oliberte Hirari Moccasins - A Canadian company that is produced in Africa, Oliberte has an amazing approach to materials and labour standards. The Hirari Moccasin is rugged, comfortable and fair trade certified. ($168 CAD)

4. TAMGA Designs Roaming Dress - This long everyday dress is relaxed and made for roaming. Throw it on and go or rock it with a belt, big jewelry and pumps for a night out. ($55 CAD on Kickstarter for Early Birds)

5. Miranda Hope Jewelry Pyrite/Citrine Nebula Collar - We’re in love with Miranda’s handmade designs from sunny California. Each gemstone is ethically sourced and transformed into a wearable art piece. ($430 CAD)

6. United by Blue Copper Coordinates Tumbler - For every product sold, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. Whether it’s coffee or cocktails, the tumbler will fit the occasion. ($32 CAD)

7. Sappho Organic Lip Gloss in Hazey Dew - Vegan, green and cruelty-free, Sappho is on a mission to clean up the cosmetics industry. This lip gloss is an amazing everyday shade with a beautiful shine. ($29 CAD)

8. Ilia Multi Stick A Fine Romance - Ilia is a Canadian company with a mission to create the purest organic products possible. We love this multi-stick for a pop of color on the lips, cheeks and even eyes. ($45 CAD)

9. Yellow 108 Harvest Hat - Specializing in sustainable hats and accessories made from salvaged and recycled materials, this L.A. based company makes us want to wear fedoras all day, every day. The merino wool harvest hat is our fav! (On Sale for $91 CAD)

10. TAMGA Designs Marita Dress - Natural indigo dye paired with hand-woven Indonesian ikat, the Marita dress is a standout amongst company and will have all eyes on you. ( $349 CAD on Kickstarter for Early Birds)

11. Citchen Candle Co. Winter Woods Soy Candle - Candles are a classic Christmas gift – so why not choose one from Citchen Candle’s Canadian Classics collection? No harmful chemicals, eco-friendly, handcrafted, and it smells like a Canadian forest, eh! ($12 CAD)

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