(This story is sponsored by Livlite.)
While December is filled with holiday movie marathons and cold weather activities, it also goes hand-in-hand with buying thoughtful gifts for everyone on your shopping list. But finding a present that’s both useful and exciting isn’t always easy, especially if it’s for coworkers, in-laws, or family members who already have everything.
Local company Livlite delivers zero-waste groceries to households, helping Vancouverites cut down on their packaging waste. In order to simplify gift-giving this year, the startup has launched two specially curated Holiday Boxes that feature products from other small businesses.
These gift boxes come in alcohol-free and plant-based options.
In addition to its Holiday Boxes chock full with sweets and savoury treats, Livlite offers a vast selection of grocery staples. On its website, you’ll find fresh produce, ready-to-eat meals, dairy and plant-based cheeses, kitchen utensils, pantry staples, baked goods, and more.
“Everything in this box is so special—it’s locally sourced and packaged in a low-waste way,” says Emily Anne Stewart, marketing and branding coordinator at Livlite.”It’s an easy way for me to support local businesses while giving my friends and family a delicious box of treats that they will enjoy.”
If you’ve yet to try one of Livlite’s Holiday Boxes, these three reasons will convince you to add a couple to your virtual shopping cart.
Livlite supports other local businesses
By supporting Vancouver’s small businesses, the grocery company shows its appreciation for the community and environment. An impressive 95 percent of the food items and household products found on Livlite’s website are from local suppliers like North Arm Farm, Mt. Lehman Cheese Co., and Nellie’s.
The treats are delicious
No matter your dietary preferences, every Holiday Box has plenty of snacks that’ll bring you an immeasurable amount of joy.
The Cypress Holiday Box features two mouthwatering cookies from To Live for Bakery, a chocolate bar from Melt Confectionary, and Two Rivers Chorizo, among many other treats. In the vegan box, the spicy sausage is replaced with Salt Spring Harvest Vegan Pate.
In the smaller Seymour Holiday Box, you’ll find many of the same delectable items like Honey Crisp Pecans from Island Nut Roastery and plant-based cheese from Blue Heron Creamery.
Shoppers can also choose between wine from Strange Fellows Brewing and mocktails from Clever included in their box.
It’s an environmentally friendly gift
All of the high-quality products found inside each box are stored in packaging that can be composted or recycled. Livlite makes it easier for folks to cut down on their household plastic waste as 98 percent of its groceries are plastic-free.
Plus, shopping locally keeps your carbon footprint small as the gifts you purchase don’t have to travel long distances by plane or truck.
Holiday Boxes can be ordered for pick-up or delivery in Vancouver and North Vancouver from December 15 to 23.
To purchase a Holiday Box, click here.