ABOUT US

Good Gifts was founded on these six simple words. Six simple words that mean a lot. 

DO GOOD   All of our artisans earn living incomes while building their businesses, preserving their artistry, and reinvesting in their communities. 

GIFT GOOD  We scoured the globe in search of well-made, sustainably sourced and eco-friendly gifts. And, of course, they had to look good too.  

FEEL GOOD  Every gift has a story. And you can feel good knowing your gift has a good one.  Read more about your gift’s impact. 

CHRISTINE LELACHEUR, GOOD GIFT'S FOUNDER + OWNER

Hi! I'm Christine, the smiley face behind this website and the wrapped gifts you give and (hopefully!) receive. I often get asked how I came up with the idea for Good Gifts, so I figured I would give you a bit of a background and some info about me.

I believe the best ideas are born at the intersection of desires and frustrations, and that's exactly where Good Gifts was born.

After years of doing the corporate thing, I was ready for something a bit different. I thought about what were the areas of my life that guided my interests, decisions, and behaviours. I quickly three drivers: my sense of wanderlust, quest to support others in the social enterprise space, and desire to keep doing my own thing (I like to call myself a multi-preneur). 

But I was also driven by frustrations that kept bubbling to the surface in my own life (isn't that where a lot of the brilliant ideas come from?). Having moved from western Canada to Toronto, I was well aware of the limited gifting options I had when sending gifts across Canada. And, with two young kids and a typical Toronto house with little to no storage, I was also growing tired of TOO. MUCH. STUFF. More importantly, how that stuff was made.  I'm still a recovering fast-aholic (it's a constant work-in-progress), but I'm learning to slow down and be more thoughtful with my purchases including my gifting. So thoughtful, I decided to create a company that helps others do the same while helping marginalized populations create economic independence, preserve their craft, and build their communities.

What else do I believe in? Well, English Breakfast tea, prosecco, and ginger molasses cookies come to mind, but so do connection and customer service. Have a question? Need help picking out the perfect gift? Just want to say hello? Contact me and I'll be happy to help you out!

And we'll plant a tree in your name!

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