GIFT GUIDE: 12 Gift Ideas for your Co-Workers
Here’s our short list of gift Ideas for yer Co-Workers!
1. Food Wrap
A perfect lightweight solution for packing lunches!
We have both Beeswax and Vegan Food Wraps available at The Dot!
Earthology is a Hamilton based food wrap offering a vegan alternative to the well known beeswax food wrap!
Abeego is Canada’s original beeswax food wrap maker!\
All of our food wrap is available in multiple sizes!
Variety Packs are our most popular.
2. Natural Candles
Pure Coconut Wax Based Candles or Pure Beeswax Candles
Our Ontario Made Fenwick Candles are 100% natural, Soy Free and scented with 100% Pure Essential Oils. Formulated by a team passionate about Aromatherapy.
Also available are our Canadian and Locally Made Pure Beeswax Candles.
A beautiful gift… unless your co-workers are firefighters… ;)
In which case, may be suggest essential oils for diffusing?
3. Laptop Brush
A perfectly designed. compact brush for keeping your workstation tidy and cleanly.
The laptop brush offers two brushes in one - A soft bristle for your screen, and a sturdier bristle for your keyboard.
4. Natural Lint Remover Brush
Single-use sticker-sheet lint rollers, look out!! There’s a new lint brush in Steeltown!
Made of wood + natural rubber, this brush works because of the friction between the natural rubber and the textile you’re using it on. When the two materials rub together a static charge is built up (due to electrons passing passing back and forth), drawing lint and hair to the rubber teeth.
Science, baby. 😎
To release the lint from the brush, simply rinse the rubber teeth under the tap.
5. To Go Utensils with Pouch
Our To Go Wear is comprised of a bamboo fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks in a pouch made of recycled water bottles complete with a convenient carabiner
6. Stainless Steel Lunch Container
We have a large selection of great stainless steel containers.
Perfect for leftovers and lunches
Two of our most popular styles are the Divided Container and the 2-tier container.
These stainless steel containers pair well with our bamboo To Go Ware, Sporks, insulated water bottles, and Joco Mugs
7. Local Preserves
Short List: Red pepper jelly, local jams, maple butter, maple mustard, spreadable mustard pickles, curries rhubarb chutney, and SO much more!
Check out our Pantry section.
8. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we’ve forgotten how to hear their voices. In a rich braid of reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
9. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert, beloved author, digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
10. Locally Crafted Natural Soap
“Cause everyone needs soap!
All of our soaps in shop are vegan friendly
Here's our most popular:
Salt of the Earth
Cedar + Spruce
Nettle + Mint
11. Essential Oils
Great for diffusing while working. (Either in a diffusing or passively on clothing wearable stones. etc.)
Oils for the Work Day
Germ Fighter Blend
Grounding + Uplifting
Our Organic Germ Fighter Blend is jam packed with everything you need to fight off outside threats. Contains the 100% pure, undiluted USDA Certified Organic essential oils of Lemon, Clove Bud, Eucalyptus Globulus, Cinnamon Cassia, and Rosemary 1,8-Cineole. Organic Germ Fighter is a Pale Blue Dot favourite and for good reason; it does its job and will continue to support a healthy immune system by helping your body get back to its natural state from the seasonal threats that have you down.
Awake + Aware
Lemongrass is known as being a helpful addition to outdoor sprays. It is refreshing and deodorizing when diffused, as well as being uplifting to the spirit. It can also be added, well-diluted, to a carrier oil to boost circulation, bringing warmth to overused muscles and joints.
Promote productivity + Concentration
Uplifting + Stimulates Mind and Memory
Our Organic Rosemary 1,8-Cineole is stimulating, warming and refreshing and can be used to help boost memory retention and staying alert. It has many skin care applications, including adding to a shampoo to aid in maintaining a healthy scalp and lustrous hair. When diffused, Organic Rosemary 1,8-Cineole can also be helpful as a respiratory support oil.
Blues Buster Blend
The effect of scent on our moods has been well-documented scientifically. The smell of something familiar or comforting often results in an improved mood. People around us seem friendlier, colors look brighter, music sounds sweeter! It doesn’t take much to move that subtle switch from negative to positive. Our Blues Buster Essential Oil Blend is formulated with bright, cheerful Tangerine, Pink Grapefruit, and soothing Bourbon Geranium to increase your sense of emotional well-being. Blues Busters is excellent for diffusion or a personal aromatherapy inhaler. It can also make a great addition to body care or massage products when diluted in a carrier oil to 4%.
Also available in diluted Roll On
Balancing + Calming
Clary Sage is extracted using steam distillation from the leaves and flowering tops of the Clary Sage plant to create an essential oil that is 100% pure with absolutely no additives or fillers. This favorite amongst oil users is a go-to when it comes to women’s issues. To help relieve the issues brought on by a normal woman's menstrual cycle, Clary Sage can be used topically with a carrier oil at a 2-5% ratio, or diffused to create a balancing atmosphere. The wonderful aroma of Clary Sage is very earthy and has hints that are fruity, floral, nutty, and herbaceous. This very soothing aroma is the key blend that helps create an atmosphere that is balancing and calming when emotions are rampant.
Calming + Uplifting
In the language of the Malay people, Ylang Ylang means "flower of flowers". The gorgeous blossoms of the Ylang-Ylang Tree bring to mind visions of the South Pacific. Ylang Ylang Complete is probably best known as an aphrodisiac. When diffused, it can help reduce worry, calm the mind, and help uplift mood. Add to a carrier oil for a romantic massage.
Lavender is perhaps the most well-known of the essential oils and for good reason. Lavender essential oil is renowned for its many beneficial properties, including promoting calm, relaxation, and being a nervous tension reliever. It can also be added to a carrier oil to help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles and help soothe alterations in skin integrity, such as during sun exposure or a minor cooking burn.
Uplifting + Boosting
Lemon is one of the most easily recognized oils because of its refreshing, energizing and uplifting scent. It can help support a healthy immune system and is also frequently added to spray cleaners.
Organic Vetiver is a root oil that is jam packed with therapeutic properties. This oil is known for its abilities to promote relaxation and balance. Organic Vetiver is very popular to use before bedtime to help calm the mind. It has a very strong aroma that has an earthy, woodsy, smoky scent, but is pleasant to the senses.
12. Teas + Beverages
Tulsi Herbal Chai
Tulsi Cleanse and Clarify
Kapha Uplifting Tea
Pitta Soothing Tea
Vata Calming Tea