Our Valentine’s Day gift guide for everyone in your life

20 January 2022   |   Julia Barnes - Marketing Assistant, Fairtrade America

Over the past several years, Valentine’s Day has been met with plenty of cultural criticism claiming that the holiday is a marketing gimmick that makes people feel bad about being single. But we like to think about it differently. What’s the harm in reminding your loved ones (especially during the doldrums of winter), that you care about them?

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about romantic love. Instead, take the opportunity to remind the people in your life that you’re thinking about them. One way to do this is by gifting products from our favorite Fairtrade brands. You never have to make a purchase to express how you love someone. Should you choose to buy a gift, you can put your mind at ease knowing that Fairtrade products are created with love for people and the planet in mind.

Our favorite Fairtrade Valentine's Day gifts:

  • For the new mom in your life:

    No one deserves to be spoiled this Valentine’s Day more than a new mom. One of our favorite Fairtrade certified brands, Reflective Jewelry, is the first Fairtrade certified jeweler in the United States. Visit their website and pick out something special for the mom in your life, like this beautiful gold ring.

    Kishu Baby is a great brand that sells adorable baby items made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified, 100% Fairtrade cotton. Some of our favorite products are the paci blanket sets and the 3-pack of infinity bibs.

  • For the kids and teens in your life:

    While fashion cycles are constantly changing, you can never go wrong with a minimalist backpack. Treat the kid or teen in your life to Terra Thread’s Zem Mini Backpack, which is made with Fairtrade certified cotton and comes in 14 different colors.

    For the trendy teen that’s always on the move, Tag Aloha’s tiny beach bum fanny pack is a great choice. The “Hawaiian” print on the bag is an homage to the vintage Hawaiian shirts you can see people wearing on the islands.

  • For your best foodie friend:

    Every good foodie knows that quality meals start with quality ingredients. Help your friend upgrade their homemade hummus with Dukkan Foods’ Fairtrade tahini. Aside from tasting great, tahini’s antioxidant properties and healthy fats make it a powerful addition to any dish.

    Another high-quality pantry staple gift is olive oil, and our friends at Riojana make some of the best. For the caffeine lover, Gourmesso sells Fairtrade coffee pods (like this blend from Honduras) that are compatible with Nespresso machines.

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