SENVIC 2023 ethical gift ideas

The ultimate guide to ethical gifting for Victorians.

The festive season is here. We know you want to spend your festive dollars wisely, and we know it takes time to research the most ethical ways to do this.

That’s why we’ve done the work so you don’t have to!

Please enjoy our round up of the Victorian social enterprise ecosystem’s greatest goods and gift-giving guides.

Purpose Precinct Hampers

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Purpose Precinct – Hampers for Good

The Purpose Precinct have launched a curated collection of hampers featuring beautiful products from Victorian social enterprises. Available to purchase at the Purpose Precinct at QVM, and online. Priced from $40, and featuring a range of snacks, sweets, festive foods, clothing, homewares and self-care goods.

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Westpac's Gifts that Give Back

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The Westpac Foundation have been supporters of the social enterprise ecosystem in Australia for 16 years having partnered with us on events and sponsored the Social Enterprise World Forum in Brisbane in 2022 among other things. Check out their latest guide on “Gifts that give back”.

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A Fitting Connection - recycled wrapping

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A Fitting Connection love wrapping their gifts in reclaimed fabric so much that they thought others would as well. They now have them available in their online store. Unlike many other fabric wraps available we haven’t used virgin textiles and the ladies that have sewn them all good a fair and living wage.

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Sisterworks festive season

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Sisterworks have ethical gift options for every budget this festive season. Keep in mind that online purchases need to be placed by 18 December 2023 for pre Christmas delivery.

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Purpose Precinct

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Whether you’re at the Purpose Precinct during their normal hours, or for the Summer Night Markets, ordering hampers, getting your gifts wrapped with stunning-looking, recyclable, repurposed or upcycled materials, or ordering online, you can win! Spend $40 or more at the Purpose Precinct to go in the running to win a giant hamper – featuring products from 35 Victorian social enterprises – and valued at $400!
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Silly Season at Ceres Fair Food

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An all new, super local gift range has just arrived at CERES Fair Food! check out gorgeous tea towels by Claire Mosley (artwork for your kitchen!), fabulous Aoracreo pouches made from CERES own plastic waste, Australian native teas and jams from Mabu Mabu and lots more. There’s stocking stuffers galore and it’s all delivered to your door!
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LoveLuvo

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LoveLuvo is a social enterprise based in Seddon – with an amazing array of vegan, cruelty free organic and eco friendly products. For the gifting season, you can receive a 15% discount on gifting orders of 10 or more gift boxes when placed by December 1, 2023

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Social Change Central's Australia-wide gift guide

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Our friends at Social Change Central put together a guide of gift guides every year and we love it. They may not all be Victorian social enterprises, but it’s still pretty fantastic. Check out their guide of guides. 

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RCYCLE sustainable fashion

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The gift of clothes is common, the gift of cleaning out your wardrobe for good is not. Give a RCYCL return satchel to your fashion loving friends and they will be overwhelmed with joy that they can cleanse their ‘not good enough to donate’ pile of clothes instead of placing them in the bin for landfill.

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Greatest Good Australian Christmas Gift Guide

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Greatest Good has released their Australian Christmas Gift Guide, featuring hampers, gift boxes and other presents and products from Australian social enterprises, charities and not for profits. Priced from $3.50 to $200, there’s a gift for everyone on your list.

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