Find fair trade gifts for everyone on your list in this gift guide!
Finding Christmas presents that are ethical and fair trade can be challenging.
It’s definitely getting easier with the demand for fairly made products going up.
But you still have to weed through all of the stuff that’s made questionably to get to the good stuff.
I’ve done that work for you in this guide to Fair Trade Gifts for 2020.
I chose products that were either Fair Trade, Ethical, Made in USA, Japan, Europe, etc., and I included a couple of used options as well.
Here’s everything I’ll cover so you can jump right to where you need:
- For Her
- For Him
- Gifts for the Woman Who Wants Nothing
- For Health Nuts
- Gifts for Outdoorsy Women
- Ethical Kids Presents
- Gifts that Aren’t Toys
- Non Toy Gifts for Toddler
- Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostess
- Practical Gifts for Busy Moms
- Gifts for Homeschool Moms
- Gifts for Tea and Book Lovers
1 ) Matako Earrings – These are unique, but still sophisticated. | Fair Trade
3 ) Tourmaline Flat Iron – If she’s in need of a new flat iron, why not get her this one made in Italy?
4 ) Wall Hanging Jewelry Organizer – Organized jewelry makes everyone happy! | Fair Trade
5 ) Handmade Journal – I love the styling on the cover – so pretty! | Handmade in Italy
6 ) Leather Chelsea Boot – This style of low boot has been popular the past few years. | Fair Trade
7 ) Leather Backpack – Backpacks have also been popular lately. | Made in Italy
8 ) Alpaca Sweater Tee – I think this looks so comfy yet sophisticated. You can read about the factory that produces this shirt on Everlane’s website.
2 ) Mixed Wood Knife Set and Magnetic Block – I think this is such a cool way to display your knives. | Made in France
They also have a half circle magnetic knife block that looks nice (made in Italy).
3 ) Black Ceramic Men’s Bracelet – Made from leather and Greek ceramic beads. | Made in USA – crafted in Texas
This survival axe that’s made in the USA looks pretty cool as well.
4 ) P.F. Candle Co. Car Frangrance – Aren’t these more chic than your run-of-the-mill car fresheners? | Made in USA
5 ) White Birch Scented Candle – Comes in several different scents as well. | Made in USA
6 ) Leather and Aluminum Wallet – Holds up to 12 cards, RFID blocking, and is made from aerospace grade aluminum. | Made in USA
7 ) Steele Canvas Storage Bin – Durable storage container propped up on sturdy wooden planks. | Made in USA
8 ) Nubuck Leather Belt – | Fair Trade: Ethically made in Peru
Here’s another sweater options from Fair Indigo that comes in white, orange, and navy.
I’m betting we all have someone (male or female) like this in our lives. You ask them what they want, and they say they don’t want anything.
Here are some ideas for gifts to give the woman in your life who (says) she wants nothing.
First, some general rules:
For difficult to buy for people, it’s a wonderful idea to buy things that get used up or need to be replaced.
For example, they’ll need a new calendar each year, socks get worn out, and dish towels get dingy.
You can also go for upgrading something they already have. For example, you can buy them luxury clothes hangers to upgrade from their cheap plastic ones.
1 ) New Socks – no matter who you are, you have to replace your socks because they wear out. These ones from Target are certified fair trade. This brand comes in several other styles as well – just check to make sure they’re fair trade!
2 ) Rifle Paper Co. List Pad – List pads get used up as well. It’s fun to have a pretty one! | Made in USA
3 ) Wool Slippers – These would make a nice luxury upgrade from any cheaply made slippers she might have. | Made in Spain.
4 ) Handcrafted Beechwood Hangers – Another option for upgrading what they might already have. | Made in Germany
5 ) French Linen Tea Towels – it’s so nice to brighten up your kitchen with fresh tea towels! | Made in France
6 ) Bath Salt Gift Set – If she owns a bathtub, this would be wonderful because it’s easy to use (just dump in a warm bath!) and gets used up so it won’t sit around forever. | Made in USA
7 ) Divine Pink Himalayan Salt Dark Chocolate Bar – Snacks and treats are another great things to buy for picky people. Everyone has their favorite snack, and some people are thrilled to get to try out a new treat!
8 ) Rifle Paper Co. 2021 Calendar – another thing that needs to be replaced each year!
1 ) Herbivore Emerald CBD Soap – CBD has been quite popular among the health crowd in recent years! | Made in USA
2 ) Rituals and Wellness Journal – This journal helps to keep track of wellness and mindfulness intentions. | Made in USA
3 ) Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wrap – Instead of wrapping your sandwich in plastic, wrap it in reusable bee’s wrap! | Made in Vermont, USA
4 ) Kiss the Sky Yoga Mat – Made from 100% recycled tree rubber. | Made in the USA
5 ) Beeswax Lip Balm – Made with beeswax, coconut oil, and argan oil, packaged in a bamboo tube. | Made in the USA and handcrafted with Fair Trade ingredients Made in USA
6 ) Essential Oil Diffuser – It’s difficult to find an essential oil diffuser that’s not imported, but this one is made in the USA!
7 ) Sea Wool Sponge – Harvested in the Gulf of Mexico | Made in USA
8 ) Stoneware Hanging Planer – Plants can clean you indoor air, which definitely has health benefits. | Made in USA
Gifts that prioritize sleep, CBD products, Low sugar snacks, organic skincare, air purifier, dry skin brush, essential oils, adaptogens, collagen,
1 ) Three Finger Wetsuit Mitts – More warmth than gloves, more dexterity than mittens. | Fair Trade sown
2 ) Grand Canyon National Park Wool Blanket – For the national park lover. | Made in USA
3 ) Compass Necklace – 14K gold filled. | Made in USA
4) Axe, Hammer, and Pry Bar Multitool – Perfect if she owns a truck or likes to do some off-roading. Made from carbon steel and a fiberglass handle. | Made in USA
5 ) Camco Cooler – Perfect for camping or traveling across the country. | Made in USA
6 ) USA National Parks Poster – Another great gift for a national park junkie. | Made in USA
7 ) Alpaca Wool Blend Socks – These would be great for the woman that enjoys getting outside in cold weather. | Made in USA
8 ) Patagonia Radalie Quilted Jacket – Keep warm is style! Shell is made from 100% recycled nylon. | Fair Trade sown
1 ) Custom Name Puzzle – Kids love things that are customized to their name. It makes them feel special! | Made in USA
2 ) Pottery Barn Play Kitchen – I think this one is cuter than those garish plastic ones. | Fair trade
3 ) 100% Recycled Farm Playset – Made in USA from recycled milk jugs!
4 ) Slinky Toy – Classic toys are so much fun. I loved slinkys as a kid. | Made in USA
5) Wooden Building Blocks – I like the muted colors. | Made in Germany
6 ) Market Bag Play Set – Made in Germany
8 ) Lincoln Logs – Another classic toy! | Made in USA
9 ) Berlin Flyer Wagon – I love the old fashioned feel of this wagon. | Made in USA
This wagon by Green Toys is more affordable, and it’s recycled.
1 ) Cookie Cutter Set – Made in the USA – Manufactured in America with certified food safe American steel. These come in many different shapes!
2 ) Wind Spinner – Made in Middlebury, Vermont, USA. No assembly necessary.
3 ) Shark Shaped Stapler – Practical and fun! | Made in Japan
5 ) Three Tier Bento Box – Comes with chopsticks! | Made in Japan
6 ) Illuminated World Globe – I think it’s so good that this globe lights up! | Made in USA
7 ) Brush Tip Pens – Made in Japan
8 ) Rice Paper – Made in Japan
9 ) Nautical Stripe Robe – 100% Turkish cotton. Handloomed and dyed by artisans in Turkey. | Fair Trade
1 ) 3/4 Sleeve Skater Dress – This looks fun for twirling! | Fair Trade
2 ) Bake a Rainbow Cake – What a fun looking interactive book! | As far as I can tell, it’s made in the USA, but you could buy it used to make sure.
3 ) Tough to Tip Cup – A new cup all their own that’s wider at the base to make it difficult to *accidentally* spill it. | Made in USA
5 ) Baby Animal Pillow – I think they would love a new pillow to cuddle! | Fair Trade
6 ) Play in the Park Rug – Instead of buying them new toy cars, you could give them this rug so they have a fun way to play with the ones they already have! | Fair Trade
7 ) Night Sky T-Shirt Set – Fair Trade
8 ) Mila Toddler Quilt – It’s exciting to get a brand new, fun quilt! | Fair Trade
I think hostesses are so fun to buy for! You can get them fancy upgrades for entertaining.
Here are a few ideas I had for fair trade gifts for the hostess in your life:
1 ) Architectural Vases – Such a pretty, unique shape! | Fair trade
2 ) Belgian Flax Linen Napkin Set – These come in a variety of colors! | Fair trade
4 ) Copper Flatware Set – Wouldn’t it be fun to eat with this copper silverware? | Made in Italy
This more affordable flatware set is made in the USA.
5 ) Leather Coaster Set – Wouldn’t these look pretty on a coffee table? | Fair trade
6 ) Combed Cotton Terry Bath Towels – Love the muted colors that these come in! | Made in Portugal
7 ) Wool Chunky Knit Blanket – This would look lovely on her bed or couch! | Fair trade: handcrafted in Peru
Here’s a more affordable knit blanket from West Elm | Made in USA
8 ) Mango Wood Lanterns – Love the shape of these! | Fair trade
9 ) Old Havana Mug Set – These would be perfect for serving lattes, cocoa, or tea to guests! | Made in Portugal
5 ) Five Two Wool Dryer Balls – Fair trade
6 ) Jeremia Brent Changing Pad Cover – Fair trade
1 ) Air Weight Organic Robe – To be honest, sometimes we homeschool moms don’t get dressed until after lunch (if at all). A nice robe can be SO handy. | Fair Trade
2 ) Iron Office Utility Caddy – Keeping papers and random things can be difficult. This caddy can help! | Fair Trade
3 ) Lavender Eye Pillow – Every homeschool mom could use an excuse to relax. | Made in USA
4 ) Meal Planner – When you’re having to teach school PLUS get meals on the table, things can get hectic. A meal planner is really handy for that. | Made in USA
5 ) Low Back Wool Slippers – To go with her beautiful new robe! | Fair Trade
6 ) Pivoting Tablet Stand – If she uses her tablet to teach the kids, this stand would be wonderful! | Made in USA
7 ) Rolling Side Table Desk – Often times as a homeschooling mom, your work station needs to be portable. | Made in USA
8 ) Whiteboard Calendar – Keep all those dates organized! | Fair Trade
9 ) Book Rack – An organized book shelf makes a teacher happy. | Fair Trade
1 ) Book Darts – Hold that thought! Keep you spot on the page with these metal book darts. | Made in USA
2 ) Raaka Green Tea Crunch Chocolate Bar – Raaka actually isn’t fair trade: they practice transparent trade and pay above fair trade prices. | Cacao from Peru: transparent trade
3 ) Louisa May Alcott Scented Candle – Hand poured in USA
4 ) Tea Pot Infuser – Made in Japan
5 ) Alpaca Throw Blanket – Doesn’t that sound cozy? | Made in Germany
This 50% alpaca/50% acrylic blanket on Amazon is more affordable.
7 ) Sense and Sensibility Book Tote – Made in USA
8 ) Wooden Bookmark – Made in USA
9 ) Thrive Market Organic Chai Tea – Isn’t the packaging cute? | Fair Trade
I hope you were able to find lots of things for the people on your Christmas list on my gift guide!
Here are my gift guides from previous years: