Gift Guide: 8 Fairtrade certified gifts for everyone on your list
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:
Conscious Step Socks
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 premium Fairtrade goodies like hot chocolate, dark and milk chocolate treats, and boxes of assorted chocolate caramels that make excellent holiday presents. And for select products, Fran’s will donate a percentage of sales to various charities.
Grace Farms Tea & Coffee
While this time of year is exciting, we all know how exhausting the holidays can be. Gift a little rejuvenation with Fairtrade certified coffees and teas from Grace Farms Foods, where you’ll find a host of variety sets for the sipper in your life. And 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.
Kishu Baby's Organic Muslin Baby Bibs
Got little ones to buy for? You can’t go wrong with Kishu Baby’s high quality bibs, swaddles, and pacifier blankets, all made with super soft and absorbent Fairtrade and GOTS certified organic cotton muslin. Their unique bandana-style bibs can transform from bib to burp or wipe cloth with just a couple of folds.
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.
Mullin's Single-Serve Mulling Spices
For the friend who always has a warm beverage in their hand, Mullin has the perfect addition to their winter warming rotation. Their unique single serving mulling spices, source from Sri Lanka and Fairtrade certified, make mulled wine as easy as brewing a cup of tea. Order online at drinkmullin.com, and be sure to use discount code FAIRTRADE20 for 20% off your purchase, valid through 12/31/2022.
Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
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.
Our friends at Terra Thread sell high-quality items like backpacks, duffel bags, totes, and more made from Fairtrade certified cotton. In addition, Terra Thread has committed to fighting climate change by making all their products completely carbon neutral.
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