15 Fair Trade Gifts For The Holidays

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 23, 2020

Welcome our new guide to fair trade gifts, designed to provide you with ethically-made, fair trade gift ideas for the holidays. Holiday gift giving feels even more joyful when you present your loved ones with gifts made in the spirit of fair trade practices. Mindfully made and handcrafted, a fair trade gift is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

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Fair trade gifts for Christmas–or any time!

As a fair trade boutique, Saffron Marigold commits itself to fair trade principles, and we celebrate other businesses that do the same.  When possible, we’ve sourced sustainable gift ideas and fair trade shops that support artisans. Happy shopping!

1. Fair trade goods with meaning

Made in Pennsylvania, this serving board bears the shape of the lotus flower, which symbol of renewal. It’s a perfect gift for anyone who’s turning over a new leaf.  Pair it with our lotus-inspired linens for a beautiful and meaningful gift idea. 

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2. Fair trade bedding

This 100% cotton, quilted bedspread from Saffron Marigold is handcrafted in India using the age old technique of block printing.

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3. Fair trade gifts for her

Darn Good Yarn, a woman-owned, mindful enterprise, offers this earring-making kit complete with materials and instructions on how to create a unique set of earrings.

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4. Handmade, fair trade catch-alls

Hand-stitched by an artisan in Ajmer, India, these toiletry bags are a stylish way to hold your cosmetics with good karma. 

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5. Fair trade Moroccan gifts

Handpainted in Morocco, these Moroccan glasses would make a great gift for someone who loves to travel, enjoys sipping tea, or just appreciates beautiful, handmade items. They’d look absolutely stunning with our Casablanca-inspired table linens, too, if you wanted to create a DIY gift set!

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6. A fair trade gift for the home

Our Moonlit Taj block print fabric shower curtain depicts imagery inspired by the impeccable inlaid gemstones of the Taj Mahal.

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7. Organic self-care

This lavender oat body bar was created with sustainable sources and organic ingredients. With the lovely scent of lavender essential oil, it’s a fragrant, gentle way to soften the skin.

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8. A more beautiful yoga practice

Manduka strives to minimize environmental waste just as much as they work to produce inspired, useful products for your home yoga practice.  We like this round yoga mat with its interpretation of the moon phases.

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9. Fair trade gifts that encourage learning

Made with organic tea leaves in assorted flavors, this tea box is as educational as it is tasty! It comes with ways to learn more about the people who grow the tea we consume.

10. Fair trade block print cloth napkins

Block printed cloth napkins are an eco-friendly, elegant gift idea for the hostess, the entertainer, or anyone who prefers to use cloth napkins every day. The design on this set stems from the famed Gardens of Versailles in France.

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11. Christmas socks with a purpose

If your family keeps up the tradition of giving each other socks at Christmas, then you might as well present stylish socks that make a difference! Fair trade and made of organic cotton, a percentage of the purchase goes towards doing more good deeds.

12. A mission-oriented gift idea

Here’s a gift idea for someone who has everything: cleaning the earth. That’s right–this box of bracelets represents the removal of 12 pounds of trash retrieved from our waterways and coastlines.

13. Beautiful fair trade gifts for home

Artisans from our fair trade studio created this batik block print with the ancient technique of Dabu printing.  A Starry Nights throw pillow looks stylish in any home and helps keep the craft alive.

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14. A cuppa with a mission

Tree Hugger, the signature blend from fair trade coffee company Peace Coffee, honors their commitment to organic, ethical java.

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15. The gift of choice

Present your friends and family with a gift card from Saffron Marigold and let them choose the block print collection whose story speaks to them.

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