Holiday Gift Guide

Find the perfect gifts this year! Our gift guide features some of our favourite cruelty-free, ethical, and sustainable products & brands.


100% vegan, 100% delicious. As people continue to seek out plant based options, our chef-created mixes make the perfect gift this holiday season! Our top picks include the Holiday Cookie Bundle, the Vegan Staples Box, and the Ultimate Brunch Bundle; perfect for big family get togethers!

Animated Coffee

Good coffee, for good. Animated Coffee supports animals across Canada by donating 25% of their proceeds to animal rescue partners. Their coffee is ethically sourced and roasted in the Ottawa Valley. We love the pic’n’mix section and delivery right to your door. Use code SWEET10 for 10% off.

zengarry fauxmagerie

We’re big fans of the popular dairy free and vegan Zengarry cashew cheese. It’s locally handmade in small batches to meet and exceed the expectations of discerning health and eco-conscious consumers. Try their Cranberry & Pistachio Double Crème Wheel this holiday!

Wuxly movement

For the planet and its people. Innovators of the first Canadian tech-based vegan parka, designed with performance and style in mind. Canadian-made using the highest quality animal-free materials and meets unmatched ethical and sustainable standards.

the compassion knit co.

Canadian handmade vegan knitwear. This ethical shop sells high quality hats, headbands, shawls, accessories, and unique zero waste products using animal-free yarn and vegan leather. We love their chunky knit, slouchy fit unisex knit hat.

karlo estates

For the planet and everyone on it. Karlo Estates produces gold medal wines with sustainability in mind. They produced the first certified vegan wine in the world. You can order wine from their bottle shop, but if you have the chance to visit, they host incredible plant based dinners and live music.

northern rose Co

These small batch candles are made with 100% natural soy wax, carefully selected premium fragrances and essential oils, and FSC certified crackling, wooden wicks. Even better? A tree is planted for every candle purchased through One Tree Planted, and you can recycle your jars.


Give a gift card. Our favourite gifts typically involve food; and with the ongoing pandemic there has never been a better time to go and support your local restaurants, shops, and small businesses. Our Ottawa pick is Ale Amberwood for their delicious and creative vegan menu.


This woman-owned shop creates beautiful and meaningful handcrafted jewelry right here in Ottawa. Focusing on minimalist, yet unique, everyday pieces made to leave a positive impression, and made to last using quality metals. Each piece is custom made to fit you.

support your local farm sanctuary

Animal sanctuaries and rescues are amazing! And they all need our help to fulfill their mission for the animals. This holiday season, consider making a donation to your local sanctuary or rescue and dedicate it as a gift! We love to support the Sweet Sanctuary Animal Rescue.

the pet family co

For your furry family members! We love this local shop because of their ethical options for our dogs and cats. They offer handmade pet accessories and toys, but we especially love their leather-free collars and leashes made of cork; cruelty-free and eco-friendly too!

Secondhand Stories

Buy books. Save animals. We love this local book shop that supports a great cause! Secondhand Stories is a registered non-profit online book shop that donates 100% of profits to local farm animal rescue The Sweet Sanctuary, and their books are always just $5. Search and shop their inventory online!

The Vegan Camera Project

Supporting local farm sanctuaries. Purchase prints of the animals; perfect for the animal lovers on your list! This project is volunteer operated, and all proceeds are donated back to the farm sanctuaries where each animal lives. And the prints are beautiful!

Wreath Flippers

Two sisters having fun & flipping wreaths. We love the creative sister duo behind wreath flippers, and their dedication to re-using and re-purposing materials to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind wreaths. Good for anytime of year, but especially the holidays!

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