It’s never too early to start shopping for the holiday season. There’s nothing better than receiving a gift that gives back. This season, get great presents for your friends and family while still living true to your values. Shopping from our list of recommended Fairtrade certified items is a wonderful way to both celebrate the season and give back to communities around the world.
Our favorite Fairtrade products for your 2021 gift list:
The older you get, the more you relish a comfy and practical gift like cozy socks. Thankfully, Conscious Step has created socks made from Fairtrade cotton that is produced following our rigorous standards. What’s more, each pair of socks you buy aids a different humanitarian cause. You can feel great about both supporting Fairtrade farmers and workers AND saving the sea turtles while you shop this season.
Very few people would turn down a gift of delectable chocolate during the holidays. That’s where Fran’s Chocolates come into play. Fran’s has tons of Fairtrade goodies like hot chocolate, caramel sauce, and boxes of chocolate caramels that make excellent holiday presents. For select products, Fran’s will donate 20% of your purchase to various charities.
While this time of year is exciting, we all know how exhausting the holidays can be. Don’t hesitate to give the gift of coffee to combat that holiday fatigue that starts to creep in around December 26th. Grace Farms makes a Single Origin Ketiara, Indonesia Whole Bean Coffee, sourced exclusively from the Ketiara co-op in Indonesia. When you purchase products from Grace Farms, you are also supporting the Grace Farms Foundation, an organization that is committed to address humanitarian issues including modern slavery, environmental sustainability, food insecurity, and disconnected communities.
Green & Black's
Green & Black’s is a brand we love that was founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles. They make chocolate bars for every sweet tooth (including milk and dark chocolate, with flavors like salted, caramel, toffee, and mint). By giving the gift of Fairtrade chocolate this season, you’re helping to ensure that farmers get a better price for their product.
KIND Bark, made with Fairtrade certified cacao, is the perfect gift for the person in your life who loves the outdoors, exercise, or is just always on the move! Kind Bark also has nutrient-dense ingredients like almonds and peanuts. When you buy KIND products, you’re also supporting the KIND Foundation, a nonprofit that helps invest in programs that will have a lasting, positive impact on the communities where their ingredients are sourced.
Nielsen-Massey sells mouthwatering Fairtrade vanilla. Their Organic Fairtrade Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract is perfect for the dessert-lovers in your life, or even as a gift for yourself to make decadent holiday treats! Ten percent of all sales from Nielsen-Massey are donated to the Nielsen-Massey Foundation, an organization that assists underserved children and adults with education and leadership development in the culinary field.
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