Running Behind On Christmas Shopping? Don’t Worry, Everyone Loves a Belated Gift!
From young to old, one of the most exciting parts about the holiday season is gift-giving. Even if they’re belated! There is a special feeling both in giving a present and receiving, especially from tearing off the wrapping paper. Whether it’s a loved one, friend, or co-worker, it can sometimes be hard to think of the perfect gift from year to year. Especially now that the holidays will be different from the ones we’ve known before, it may be even harder to go the extra mile on a gift this season. Luckily, if you’re running behind, we have some great ideas for gifts this season! Even more, all of these businesses are Canadian owned and operated so you can support a local small business while purchasing the perfect last-minute gift.
The Perfect Last-Minute Gift Idea to Keep the Spirit Alive Even After the Holiday:
A Cute Hoodie or T-shirt by Raised By Latinos (RBL)
This Latino-owned Toronto business is bringing streetwear that properly represents the Latin-American community in Canada. Not only are these hoodies the perfect last-minute gift this holiday season, but with every purchase you’re supporting moms and tots in Latin-American countries.
Cosmetics by Cheekbone Beauty
Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned cosmetic brand based out of St. Catharine’s, ON that offers sustainable and cruelty-free makeup to keep you looking glamorous. Not only do their palettes and lip glosses enhance your natural beauty, but every purchase helps support the Indigenous community in Canada. For example, their one-for-one program donates one lipstick with every lipstick purchase to Indigenous youth. To date, Cheekbone Beauty has donated over $56,000 to charitable organizations.
La Canadienne Shoes
Based in Montreal, La Canadienne is revolutionizing the shoe market with elite waterproofing that repels water from the surface, while keeping your toes cozy and dry! A pair of these shoes are perfect for the friend or family member on your list that always complains about the cold.
Ferme by Montreal Local Anjela Freyja
This Montreal based designer is creating a unique take on the COVID-19 pandemic in – you guessed it, fashion. Now, your friend and loved one could be the proud owner of one of Ferme’s unique hats, shirts, and more! Conversation pieces perfect for describing our year from home. Additionally, all proceeds from online purchases will be donated to help fight food insecurity across Canada.
Naked Snacks Gift Box
Here is a snack box any foodie would LOVE. Gift boxes that come in 5, 10, or 20 delectable snacks ranging from nuts, trail mixes, bites, and more. Even more, in partnership with Breakfast for Learning, proceeds from every purchased box goes towards feeding Canadian children in need. This Richmond, BC based company is helping get healthy foods in front of people who need it.
This holiday, you could really make a difference by purchasing your gift from a local business. Not only are you supporting these businesses, but you are also supporting the charitable organizations they partner with. Make a difference today while finding the perfect gift!
Need a Gift for a Fellow Burrito Connoisseur?
BarBurrito gift cards are always in style! Visit your local BarBurrito today to meet the team and pick up a gift card. Nothing says Happy Holidays like a warm and tasty burrito! Follow this link to find your nearest location, and don’t forget a non-perishable food item for the food drive.