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Fair Trade Gifts That Do Good

By Fair Trade USA

Happy Holidays! Check Out These Gifts for Everyone on Your List

The holidays are just around the corner!  Time to make your list, check it twice, and start finding gifts for all of the important people in your life.  And while those homemade sweaters you gave out last year were memorable (and even fit a few people), why not make your gifts Fair Trade this year and extend the goodwill one step further- to the people behind our favorite products?

When you choose gifts marked with the Fair Trade Certified seal, you’re saying “yes” to:

  • Strong social and environmental standards that respect people and planet

  • Additional money paid directly back to farmers and workers with every Fair Trade sale

  • Unique products with a story to tell

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide features some of our favorite gifts that do good.  From that foodie friend to the family’s littlest holiday helpers, we’ve got something special for everyone on your list.

For Hearth & Home

More featured gifts: Merry & Bright Tree Skirt from Pottery Barn, Felt Snowflake Ornaments from West Elm, Bedding, Rugs and Decor from West Elm

For the Epicurean

More featured gifts: Vosgues Haut-Chocolate Holiday Chocolate Bar Library, Tony's Coffee BackCountry Blend, barkTHINS Dark Chocolate Gingerbread, Numi Turmeric "Golden Milk" Latte Mixes - Chai & Cocoa, Wholesome! Organic Frostings, Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket BlendMarich Confectionery Gratitude & Cheer Box, Immaculate Baking Company Organic Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough


For the Outdoor Explorer

More featured gifts: Better Sweater(R) Fleece Jacket from Patagonia, Thalia Sweater Vest from prAna, Ahnya Pants from Patagoina, Lalina Boot from Oliberte, Ngola Boot from Oliberte

For the New Arrivals of 2016!

More featured gifts: Slubbed Cotton Baby Sack by Coyuchi, Infant Capilene(R) Set from Patagonia

For the Hard-To-Shop-For

Still not sure what to do about that one friend who has everything or wants nothing? Think outside of the holiday gift box and consider a small donation to Fair Trade USA in their name. Every penny helps support safe working conditions and better livelihoods for the people who grow, sew, and catch our favorite products. It's a gift that keeps on giving! DONATE NOW!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Fair Trade!


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Fair Trade USA is a nonprofit organization that is the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to guarantee that the farmers and workers producing Fair Trade Certified goods were paid fair prices and wages, work in safe conditions, protect the environment, and receive community development funds to empower and uplift their communities. 

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