It seems we've arrived at the most wonderful time of the year! Snow, skiing, baking, songs of cheer and... gifts! Love it or hate it, we've all got gifts on the mind. Whether you are dreading starting the gift search or already day dreaming about customized gift boxes for every coworker, My New Neighbour hopes to aid your gift giving by sourcing beautiful, ethical and locally made gifts. Read on to discover thoughtful gifts for all!
The busy weeks of holiday parties, baking, card writing and just trying to stay warm, tell us we are most certainly in the thick of the holiday season! As the holly jolly time seems to fly by, do you ever wish someone could just assemble that last minute gift for you? A gift with beautiful and thoughtfully made items that will surprise and delight a loved one, a gift that doesn't involve mall parking lots or sifting through crowded store shelves... we think an ethically sourced gift box may be just what you're looking for!
Imagine if with every gift you bought this season you could catch the proud smile of the maker of your purchase, send an email of thanks to a talented artisan who has joyfully customized your gift, or directly support empowering working conditions abroad. All of this is completely possible! We are utterly dazzled by the deluge of ways we've found to support ethical production through gift giving this holiday season. Keep scrolling for our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
Once we embraced a commitment to ethically shop for ourselves, our intentions quickly spilled over into our purchases for other people. We have found giving ethical gifts a fantastic way to get creative and discover inspiring brands to show our friends how awesome ethically made products can be. Today we are sharing our go-to shops for gifts that give back!
Shopping for dad can be REAL tough. A patriarch puzzle. A manly mystery. He proooobably will like almost anything...but what will he LOVE?! To help with this dilemma, My New Neighbour has thought of some practical ethical gifts to honour Dad on Father's day!
There are tons of wonderfully ethical gifts for all kinds of mamas out there, so we compiled a list of some of our favourites!
As we continue to dive into the world of ethical fashion, we have found it to be more than just a random collection of people doing things with intention. It is proving to be a welcoming community of inspiring and encouraging people, who thrive on the success of others who are also looking to make it easier and more exciting for the consumer to shop with ethical intentions.
The holidays are just around the corner and My New Neighbour wants to help you shop as ethically as possible! We've listed some of our favourite places and brands that offer ethical products, while keeping it as local as possible to ensure you can get your shopping done in time.
Market Collective is an independent market that showcases local artists, artisans and designers. This inspired event began with two women who saw promoting local arts and culture as a way to empower and engage the community towards positive growth. It features a variety of vendors selling vintage items, apparel, jewellery, woodworking, pottery, photography, illustrations and more! An exciting and special place to do some ethical shopping in Calgary.