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12 Days of Holly-Days

Christmas may be a month away, but for us at re:give it sure does feel like today! We have been working hard this past month in order to plan our first (virtual) event. With that  we bring you…. re:give’s 12 Days of Holly-days Auction! We have paired up with some of your favourite local brands in order to bring you some of Calgary’s finest finds. From tasty treats, to delicious sips, and satisfying selfcare this is an event you won’t want to miss. To bid on auction items, head to re:give’s instagram, and post your bid in the comment!

Join us from December 7th to 20th as we bring you a new local auction item each day at 5pm.  Our last auction item will be posted on December 18th, but we will keep the bidding open until December 20th at 5pm. Be sure to set some alarms in your phone so you don’t fir-get to bid on your fave items.

All proceeds from this event will directly go towards re:give’s initiatives. From topping up uncommon gift cards we receive, to helping us raise brand awareness, and a few operations costs, you can feel good knowing your money will go back into the Calgary community.

Auction Item: $75 gift card to @villageicecream

 

Starting bid: $30

 

The scoop on village: The very first Village Ice Cream opened shop in 2012 in a plain old building on an impossible to find cul-de-sac. An improbable place, hidden away against the railway tracks. Eight years and 3 locations later, Village remains in hot pursuit of cold perfection. Places for hand-made traditional ice cream in decidedly un-traditional shops. Places to gather, share old memories and create new ones. Places to wind down or rev up. Places to connect with fellow Villagers. Or, you know, places to grab a quick pint of Salted Caramel for just you and a spoon—we get it.

 

Thank you Village Ice Cream for bringing so much joy and love to the Calgary community, and for your generous donation. All proceeds will go towards our mission to use the stagnant money left on gift cards to give back to this lovely place we call home.

 

Auction Item: A zero-waste, natural bath care package from @withoutco

 

  • 8 oz bath milk – Bath soaks got a glow up!  This soak is infused with nourishing clays, and it fizzes as you add it into your bath.  Natural scented, and refillable in the shop

  • Two bath bombs

  • Balsam fir holiday soap.  Infused with three different butters so it’s super hydrating

  • Cinnamon heart scrub bar.  Exfoliating, and cleansing

  • Refresh body oil infused with almond and eucalyptus oils.  Great as a shave oil, or instead of lotion!  Also refillable in the shop for $12

 

Retail value of $62

Starting bid: $25

 

Leaving her corporate job behind to fulfill a long desired dream of her’s, Michelle opened Without co. in the fall of 2019. This cute shop can be found in Mission Calgary, and is a one-stop-shop for all your zero waste needs. From self care, to cleaning supplies and everything in-between this shop is a true Calgary gem. 

 

Thanks without co. for helping our community be more sustainable and for bringing your charming shop and self to our Calgary community.  We are so thankful for this amazing prize donation.

 

Auction Item: Peanut butter pack from @nudemarket.yyc

 

  • 1 nudemarket tote bag filled with:

  • 4 jars of nudefood Peanut Butter – one of each flavour

  • 1 set of nudemarket straws

 

Retail value of $80

Starting bid: $30

 

nudefood Peanut Butter was born from Margaret’s female founded start-up with the goal of offering exceptional locally-made food that doesn’t jeopardize your health.  Every recyclable glass jar is filled with premium American, dry roasted peanuts. nudefood’s simple and purposeful ingredients make it convenient for you to make sustainable and healthy choices that you can feel good about. Support local this season and explore the many vendors you can get nudefood online and in store!

 

Thanks nude market for making an all time favourite into something beautiful and sustainable. We are nuts for your shop, and so thankful for this amazing gift

 

Auction Item: @sweetreliefpasteries gift card for $51.45 (price of a 6” cake) 

Starting bid: $20

 

Sweet Relief Pastries is a specialty bakery located in Calgary, Alberta. They specialize in cookies and cakes that not only use nothing but the finest ingredients, but also truly do taste as good as they look! Support local and make your life a little less stressful this holiday season by picking up a drool worthy cake for your holiday feast for sweet relief.

 

Thanks Sweet Relief Pasteries for making our Calgary community a little bit sweeter, and for this amazing donation.

 

Auction Item: @eighteightbrewco beer pack

 

Includes:

  • Mixed flat of their Sangria and Paloma Sours (24 beers total!)

  • 2 pint glasses

  • Sunnies

  • Rad stickers

 

Retail value of $80

Starting bid: $30

 

In 1988 the world descended upon Calgary to celebrate sport, diversity, and to generally party hard. In the spirit of Calgary ’88, Eighty-Eight Brewing’s goal is to spread good vibes, rad times, and great beer.  Nostalgia, our City and neon tend to serve as inspiration for our products and design, but we aren’t afraid of mixing in a John Hughes movie reference either!  Near and dear to Eighty-Eight is the spirit of inclusivity and we are actively involved in several community initiatives to provide support for groups that need it most.  

 

Thanks Eight-Eight Brewing for keeping our bellies full of delicious brews and for making Calgary a truly rad place. We are so grateful for this truly awesome pack!

 

Auction Item: A creative writing workshop from @wildandtamecreative

 

Retail value of $75

Starting bid: $30

 

Carrie, the owner of Wild and Tame Creative started her site as a way to showcase her portfolio, but since then it has blossomed into so much more. Now it is a place for community and growth. A place she can share her passions through creative writing workshops, teaching music, or sharing her music. Be sure to check out her website to learn even more about Carrie and her work.

 

Thanks Wild and Tame Creative for fostering Calgarians’ creative minds. We are so thankful for this amazing prize, and cannot wait to see who will be the lucky bidder.

 

Auction Item: A $200 gift card from @theparkcalgary

 

Starting bid: $50

 

Tony and Jason, founders of the Park Kitchen & Bar, believe in sourcing fresh high quality, locally produced ingredients. They turn each of these ingredients into symphonies for your plate. Their menu boasts a mix of bold fusions and succulent favourites, all led with fresh flavour and that can be beautifully paired with tantalizing sips from their bar, or from your at home own sip station. 

 

Thanks to The Park Kitchen & Bar for keeping Calgarians’ stomachs full with local and fresh ingredients.. We appreciate all the support you have given us since day one!

 

Auction Item:  @faceskinandbody ’s Overachiever Package.

 

Includes:

  • A Made to Order (custom 60 min) facial
  • An express Pedicure
  • Lip treatment
  • Eye treatment 

 

Retail value of $200 

Starting bid: $65

Face Skin & Body Bar is a full service day spa located in downtown Calgary. Their entire concept is based on accommodating modern lifestyles and introducing some cutting edge products, techniques and tools along the way.

They offer a wide array of facial treatments; customized facials, targeted high-tech facials, microneedling, chemical peels and dermaplaning. 

Thanks Face Skin & Body Bar for keeping Calgarian looking and feeling their best, and for your generosity and support!

 

Auction Item:  Chocolate gift basket from @master_chocolat

 

Retail value of $75

Starting bid: $30

 

Bernard Callebaut is a renowned Master Chocolatier, with four generations of experience behind him. Focused always on the balance of taste and style, fellow chocolatiers, chefs and gastronomes around the world revere him. His years of experience, and love for crafting chocolates comes through with each mouthwatering, bite of master Chocolat’s delicious chocolates. 

 

Thanks Master Chocolat for sharing your love and passion of chocolate with Calgarian’s hearts (and stomachs). We are so grateful for this delicious pack.

 

Auction Item:  Two candles and a set of diffusers from @milkjarcandleco 

 

Includes: 

1 Holly Scented Candle

1 Sweater Weather Scented Candle

1 set of Suede Diffusers

 

Retail value of $75

Starting bid: $30

 

milk jar is a clean-burning coconut soy candle company from Calgary, Alberta. Launched in 2016, Holly Singer set out to engineer a local, unique candle alternative to the synthetic paraffin wax candles on the modern market.

 

Consisting of two lines of candles: one with plant-based essential oils, and the other with phthalate-free fragrance oils, each candle is hand poured, features double-ply wooden wicks, and 10oz glass for a quality burn time of 50-60 hours.

 

A number of years after the inception, milk jar remains locally manufactured, and a staple in Canadian apothecary with stockists across the country.

 

Thanks milk jar for keeping Calgarians’ houses smelling nice, and feeling cozy. Thank you also for this amazing donation!

 

Auction Item:  Two $30 gift cards to Pie Junkie

 

Starting bid: $25

Nancy’s mother would always bake pies with her children and when she passed away, Nancy’s daughter, Taya (who has Williams syndrome), asked who would now make pie with her. Nancy told her that she would. When Taya told Nancy that she wanted to make pie for a living when she grew up, Nancy got thinking. Nancy wanted to create a place where people could come to find delicious homemade sweet and savoury pies. A true pie shop. Pie Junkie quickly evolved into a true passion project.

Thanks Pie Junkie for giving Calgarians a shop that feels like home. A place where they can fill their, and their loved one’s  bellies with delicious local pies. Thank you again for all the support!

 

Auction Item: @barrebodystudio Package

Includes: 

3-months subscription to Barre Body Studio OnDemand 

Water bottle 

Grip socks

BBS Mug 

 

Retail value of: $138

Starting bid: $45

 

Welcome to Barre Body Studio OnDemand. At Barre Body you’ll find a collection of 180+ workout videos designed with all fitness levels in mind. Classes range in length, style and intensity and can be selected based on the equipment that you have available in your home, hotel room or workspace. You’ll find high intensity cardio classes, barre based workouts, yoga inspired stretch classes and foundational training workshops to teach you how to get the most out of your workout. Their highly sought after fitness instructors will keep you moving and motivated anywhere at anytime. We want you to finish every workout feeling your strongest self.

12 Days of Holly-Days Auction

re:give’s 12 Days of Holly-day Auction ends December 20th at 5pm!

This is your last chance to get your bids in before the auction closes tonight.

 

Reminder, you can still bid on all the items, including those that were posted during the first week.

 

Thank you so much to all the amazing brands who have donated, and to all of you for the remarkable support. We are so grateful for all the love we have felt over the past few weeks. All money raised will go towards re:give’s initiatives, including topping up uncommon gift cards, and getting more donation boxes in stores.

Thanks again – re:give team. <3

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