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An Eco Canadian Gift Guide - Our Favourite Gift "Experiences"

This holiday season everyone is saying shop LOCAL, as they should, because it is extremely important! As much as local physical gifts can be very meaningful and important, I think that the act of giving a meaningful experience can create amazing long lasting memories at this special time of year.

As COVID-19 separates many families this winter, a gifted experience could really help bring people together. Most of the experiences I am sharing with you are VIRTUAL so you don't need to worry about social distancing measures.

1) Gift a group of friends or family a virtual murder mystery night!

SH Events & Mysteries are my go to company! They offer custom stories for you and your guests OR they have a great list of theme ideas of you to choose from. They even have a Christmas themed one!! You will need a minimum of 6 people for this event (maximum 50 people).

2) Gift a group of friends or family a virtual wine tasting experience.

I would recommend Lauren Power Wine if you are new to the wine scene! Her virtual tastings are newbie friendly, very easy to follow and she even ships the wine to your door.

If you are a more experienced wine drinker than I would recommend The Wine Sisters!

3) Gift a sustainable coffee subscription to an espresso lover and then plan to have a virtual coffee date with them every month (include this gift in a card explaining the virtual coffee dates you will plan).

I would highly recommend the coffee subscriptions at Transcend Coffee and Roastery. They have fabulous environmental practices.

4) Gift a virtual day at an amusement park to any children in your life!

Canada's Wonderland has 16 coasters, 11 thrill rides and seven family rides all virtual (and free). The kids will love that they can experience some of the grown-up rides virtually, even though they may not, technically, be tall enough to ride in person.

I suggest buying some cotton candy and veggie dogs to get into the park day spirit!

That's all for now. Next week I will be posting our Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit Gift Guide - stay tuned!

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