New Boutique: Giving Gifts & Company
Giving Gifts & Company (4750 Main Street @ 30th Avenue) started about a year ago as a pop-up-shop, and is now a co-op of local artisans, and sustainable products that give back to make the world a better place. It was founded by Lisa Pozin, who is passionate about giving back to the community by providing alternative, eco-friendly, fair-trade products that often donate a considerable portion of their profit (if not all) to charity (i.e.: Peace Bomb bracelets proceeds go to clearing bombs from Laos' lands; and Giving Keys is made by and therefore supports homeless people in Los Angeles; Lisa makes further donations from many of the products she sells to charities to build schools and programs for street kids in Kenya and Uganda).
Giving Gifts is a remarkable space, with 5 showrooms as diverse as the people of this city. You'll find anything from yoga attire and trendy clothes for men and women to kitchenware, jewellery, children's accessories, toys and books, reusable snack bags, and fair-trade home-ware to vintage clothing, locally made teas, chocolates, Eco-friendly makeup, and now also natural perfumes, candles and body care products by Ayala Moriel Parfums.
Whenever I am at the shop, I will be happy to give free fragrance consultations to help you find the perfect scent for you, and the perfect gift for someone special in your life that deserves to smell good! It is also an additional spot in the city where you could pick up products you've purchased online (rather than make a studio appointment). It is the only store in Vancouver that has the wide range of products I create - perfumes, body & hair oils, soaps, candles, chocolates and teas.