Gift Guide:


The holiday party invites are rolling in and the window displays are up.  So, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for those on your list.  If you’re looking to buy a gift with a charitable spin, checkout Tonic’s website  http://www.tonic.com/projects/citta/. Proceeds from their hand knit pashmina scarves help support a women’s centre in Nepal.  Celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Susan Sarandon and Queen Latifah got in on the action by choosing one word of inspiration to be woven into the hand-embroidered scarves.  We’re thinking ScarJo’s “reuse” version is perfect for the eco-minded friends on our list.

We’ve featured Gifts That Matter’s site in our mag in past years, and it’s still one of our favourite charitable sites.  Here, you can make a big difference by spending as little as $15 to buy a family in Africa 2 packs of seeds—which translates to food to feed their family for months.  http://www.chf-partners.ca/giftsthatmatter/—Alexandra Breen