As much as I have some reservations about the holidays coming back so soon, inside me, I’m actually very giddy as I am HUGE fan of Christmas. Growing up, Christmas was usually a grand pomp and ceremony affair made up of at least three weeks of celebration in December and a few more days in January.
HOW TO GIVE MEANINGFUL GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY
A big part of all this of course is the gift giving as no holiday is complete without the shiny wrapped presents topped with pristine looking bows. While I am very much guilty of over-consumption during this time of the year, I’d like to think of it as my little (okay, sizeable!) contribution to the economy. This year however, I aim to be a little bit more thoughtful and add another layer of noble intention into my gift giving.
TWENTY YORK STREET GOES ON TV AT CTV MORNING LIVE OTTAWA
Hence, I’m very excited to share with you our recent TV segment with CTV News’ CTV Ottawa Morning Live. This time, we presented a segment on HOW TO GIVE MEANINGFUL GIFTS THIS HOLIDAY. (Catch it here, if you missed it.) Here are the three brands that fit the bill for us in a global, national and local scale:
#TOMSFORTARGET HOLIDAY COLLECTION
Following the principle of One for One, which aims to provide shoes, blankets and meals for every item purchased from the collection, this is an exciting collaboration between TOMS and the retail giant Target. The will be implemented via the American and the Canadian Red Cross.
#AFA – ALDO FIGHTS AIDS
When you purchase items from ALDO this holiday, whether it’s for going out to your office Christmas parties or for gifts, ALDO continues to support the global fight against AIDS.
DAYA ORGANIC SPA
Located at 200 Dalhousie in Ottawa, DAYA Spa has been a go-to in the city for organic facials and thoughtfully selected skin and body care products.
In case you are not sure what to give this holiday, purchase a gift certificate. It is a sure fire way to make your love one smile and it really is a stress-free gift buying process, especially for men as you can never go wrong with pampering – whether it is products or services from reputable spa. It’s a present synonymous to giving the gift of serenity and relaxation in the most stressful time of the year!
Daya Spa also supports women’s causes and initiatives like the Pearls 4 Girls, a campaign that help girls in Lesotho, Africa. And wait, there’s more! We are also giving away this DAYA SPA GIFT BASKET just in time for the Holidays! Follow us in Twitter and Instagram – @20ys – to find out how you can WIN this amazing DAYA SPA Prize!
As this is just the beginning of our Holiday Gift Guide Series, stay tuned for more. You can also check out our Facebook Page for more photos and give-aways! We have prizes to give out EVERY WEEK, if not many times during the week, until Christmas!
What about you, how will you give meaningful gifts this holiday?