Editor's Picks: Gifts That Give Back

The fashion team's favourite gifts that keep giving

Plan Canada


FIONA’S PICK: Associate Fashion Editor
“This 18-karat rose-gold-plated charm bracelet wrapped with red silk twine is a great finishing touch to holiday looks. Designed by renowned jeweller Carolina Bucci, this tasselled token benefits the (PRODUCT) RED effort led by U2 singer Bono and the Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.”

MOSHA’S PICK: Assistant Fashion News Editor
“For a gesture that’s truly generous, look to Plan Canada’s Gifts for Haiti collection. Provide a family with fresh filtered water ($75), a start-up farm kit ($40) or literacy lessons for women ($120) – these investment-worthy options are perfect for the loved one with everything.”

ERIN’S PICK: Assistant Market Editor
“This sterling silver pendant from Birks, designed by 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, pays tribute to the memory of her late mother who inspired her award-winning turns on the ice. Raising awareness for the prevention of heart disease amongst women, this silver pendant is made with a heart of gold.”

DANE’S PICK: Assistant Fashion Editor
“A gift made with decadence in mind is this frosted leather timepiece designed by Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini. The silver shine from this U-Play watch, benefiting UNICEF‘s ‘Schools for Africa Program,’ exudes timeless style and grace.”

––Ryan Cheung