5 Last-Minute Gift Ideas to help make the World a better place

With time is running out and you are still looking for a meaningful present for someone on your Holiday gift list? Check out our 5 last-minute gift options for every budget and give back to your community.

1. Ladida by Immigrants Working Centre – organic local skincare products 


Ladida by IWC
Ladida – IWC

Ladida  offers more than 15 natural & organic skincare products. In their online shop you will find something for the whole family  – from aftershave balm to anti-aging creams to baby lotion.
By purchasing Ladida products from the Immigrants Working Centre you are supporting integration and settlement of immigrants and refugees in Hamilton.

Until December 23 take 10% off on your entire order at Ladida’s online shop.  Use coupon code: 2016LADIDA
If you are in Hamilton, the last day to buy and receive your order before Christmas is December 22.


2. 541 Eatery and Exchange – brunch date + button donation


541 Eatery and Exchange Facebook: fivefortyone

Have Brunch date or make an online donation to this vibrant community restaurant in the heart of Barton.

541 is an eatery that offers fresh, homemade nutritious meals for affordable prices. All the proceeds from food sales are used to facilitate educational community initiatives. Find out more about this awesome community space and the ways to support it here.


3. Neighbour to Neighbour (N2N) bookstore – books


N2N Facebook: n2ncentrehamilton


If you have a book-lover in your list, the Neighbour to Neighbour books store is perfect for you. Located on the mountain, N2N Bookstore offers a wide variety of donated books in all types of formats.

N2N is a non-profit organization in Hamilton that works ‘to improve the quality of life in the community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other intervention.’*


4. Henry Brown’s Small Batch Ice Cream Company – donation+perk


Henry Brown’s Facebook: smallbatchice

If you want to support a local business and at the same time have a tasty treat check out Henry Browns fundraising campaign in order to maintain alive this downtown young gem.

Check out their story here, select one (or more) of their nine donation options, and share the gift of a natural, organic and local ice-cream with someone special.


5. Drop n’ shop by Community Living Hamilton – variety of used items


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Not sure on what to give yet? Check Drop n’ shop, a thrift shop operated by Community Living Hamilton. In this store you can find a variety of items to choose from.  All the proceeds from the store are reinvested in services to people with special needs.

Community Living Hamilton promotes full inclusion and  independence of their clients through their services.