Kinky gift cards

DATE: 2012

Upon receiving a suggestion in my email the other day, it got me thinking about exactly how we gift each other. Not so much the act of re-Gifting, yet what we gift..

Usually we think “why bother, I’ve got no time” or something to that effect and head off to the Big Box store that has armored trucks constantly pulling away every minute of the day.

“Why can we not help the “Mom ‘n Pop” stores?” Which was the question that the note had asked. Well my questions is, Why can we not help the Kinksters in our community?

Kinksters also have regular Vanilla jobs, they provide gift cards as well, so why can’t we help them out. Perhaps it can come back to strengthen our community.

So then I started thinking about services of some of our prominent members in our community such as That Guy from Forbidden Light Studios. Perhaps someone on your gifting list would love some kinky greeting cards to send out to your kinkster friends.

Or a gift card to get some ink done or piercing from Sink the Ink Tattoo shop or even Tattoos By Drea, or a new thuddy flogger from Dreams of Leather , a new exotic collar from Silky’s Sins . Something to wear to many of the fetish events perhaps? Try Deadly Couture, or East Side Re-Rides gift certificate for some more leather, we all know we could use more leather.

Or pick from any of the other several kink friendly shops listed at here Vancouver Fetish Directory on FetVancouver.com . ( Got a website/service in Vancouver you need promoted? Tells us! )

The point is, there are so many different kinksters with valuable services/products you can obtain for gifting, and it keeps the money local. To quote from the original article “BUY CANADIAN - BE CANADIAN - The job you save might be your own, your family members or your friends.” We have very little protectionism in Canada, yet we are a proud country.  And we should even be prouder to be Canadian Kinksters!!

Below is the original article - unknown author.


Christmas 2012 -- Birth of a New Tradition

As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods --
merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labour.
This year will be different. This year Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Canadians hands. Yes there is!

It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in foreign produced wrapping paper?

Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local Canadian hair salon or barber?

Gym membership? It's appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn't appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, Canadian owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plunking down the dollars on a foreign made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway ploughed all winter, or games at the local golf course.

There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants -- all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn't the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint. Remember, folks this isn't about big National chains -- this is about supporting your hometown Canadian with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the Canadian working person?

Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day or a treatment at the local spa.

My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewellery, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes.

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theatre.

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand foreign made lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

You see, Christmas is no longer about draining Canadian pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging Canadian small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Canadians, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we couldn't imagine.

Forward this to everyone on your mailing list -- post it to discussion groups -- throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in
your city -- send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn't that what Christmas is about?

BUY CANADIAN - BE CANADIAN - The job you save might be your own, your family members or your friends.


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