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20 Ethical Gifts for Her

20 Ethical Gifts for Her

Gift giving can be such a wasteful practice, with excessive packaging, mass production and unwanted gifts. Why not look at ethical gifts as an alternative? Our list of ethical gifts for her will help you source fair trade Christmas gifts or ethical birthday presents for the people you love.

Maybe you want to give fair trade gifts to your friends and family this year to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce excess of the holiday season. Or if you have an eco-conscious girlfriend, friend, daughter or mom who would appreciate receiving ethical Christmas gifts. Whatever your reasons, our guide to fair trade gifts for her will help you think of ethical gift ideas for the woman in your life.

Ethical Gifts for Her

20 Ethical Gifts for Her

Here’s our list of 20 ethical gifts for women. You’re bound to find something for the woman in your life with this ethical gift guide!


Cork Yoga Mat

A beautiful cork yoga mat like this makes an excellent choice for ethical Christmas presents for the yoga enthusiast in your life.


Ethique Eco-Friendly Face and Hair Samplers

Ethique is an eco-friendly skin and hair care company from New Zealand that sells solid beauty products in bars to avoid water waste. They’re vegan, sustainable and palm oil, plastic and cruelty free. Their face sampler and hair sampler boxes make great ethical Xmas gifts.

Click here to buy the Ethique face sampler box and here to buy the Ethique hair sampler box.


Baggy Elephant Yoga Mat Bag

Another great idea for unique fair trade gifts! These yoga mat bags are handmade in Cambodia using 100% recycled elephant cement bag materials. 100% of the profits go directly to charity so you can fell good about purchasing these ethically made gifts.


Handmade Meditation Cushion

These meditation cushions are hand sewn in India by women who are paid a living wage for the work. Fabrics used are vintage or recycled saris.


Fair Trade Xmas Ornaments

A cute little tree ornament makes one of the best ethical Christmas gifts. These handmade ornaments come from Chiang Mai, Thailand and are made by workers earning a living wage using  plated nickel, copper, and brass (no lead or harmful substances).


Soy Wax Candles

A beautiful soy wax candle like these ones by Bodhi Tree make wonderful ethical Xmas presents. They’re handmade in LA and contain plant-wax candle, a hemp wick and all-natural essential oils. All packaging is 100% eco-friendly.


Toms shoes

Toms shoes are a well-known source for ethically made footwear. They are practical, comfortable and cute shoes. So why not share them as a gift with someone this year? Best of all, for every pair of shoes purchased, Toms donates to those in need. Whether it’s a new pair of shoes for a child in need, access to clean water or even restorative sight surgery, buying a pair of Toms provides the ultimate gift to someone who really needs it.


Ethical Gifting Tip:

Don’t use wrapping paper! Instead opt for brown paper tied up with string or ribbons. Or alternatively wrap your ethically sourced gifts in a gift itself like a hand woven tea towel or bag.


Raw African Black Soap

We love this African black soap. It’s so good for dry, rough or sensitive skin that needs extra love in the shower. It’s 100% natural, fair trade and cruelty free. The same company also makes a fair trade shea butter which is great for your body. Both make lovely fair trade gifts for women on their own or add them to a gift basket as a stocking stuffer


Bamboo toothbrush

A pack of bamboo toothbrushes is one of the best ethical gifts you can give to someone. Toothbrushes are one of the worst offends for plastic waste. Many of us don’t even think about it. They make an excellent stocking stuffer if you’re looking for extra ethical presents to add to your list.


Metal or glass straws

Metal straws are another great little stocking stuffer or addition to ethical Christmas hampers you make up your family or friends. It’s such a small step to going plastic-free. Encouraging your loved ones to ditch straws is a great idea for ethical Christmas gift ideas that help them help the planet on a daily basis.


Reusable coffee cups

Sticking with the same theme, another idea for ethical holiday gifts is a reusable coffee cup. If you’ve got a colleague or friend who you notice is still using single use plastic coffee or iced drink cups, get them a Beast cup! They’re idea for hot or cold drinks.


Reusable Grocery Bags

We couldn’t not include these in our ethical gift guide! A great set of reusable grocery bags is a must for everyone these days. If you’ve got a friend or family member who is still using plastic, a nice set like this makes an excellent ethical gift that encourages the plastic-free lifestyle. Better yet, turn it into a DIY gift basket and fill it with other goodies from our list. It’s an easy way to make your Christmas gifts ethical, useful and fun.


Fair Trade Coffee

Got a coffee lover in your life? Introduce them to a fair trade coffee brand for the holidays or their birthday. Coffee is an excellent, affordable ideas for ethical fair trade gifts. Give them a reusable cup or a nice coffee press to go with it if you’ve got a bit more to spend. One of the best fair trade gifts!


Fair Trade Chocolate

Everyone loves chocolate so chocolate bars make for great fair trade gift ideas! Add them to a gift basket or include it as a nice gift for a colleague or friend when you see them on their birthday or at the holidays. Thesepeppermint ones  are great for Christmas time!


Artisan Jewelry

Fair trade, artisan jewelry is a lovely ethical gift for women in your life. These ones are created by artisans in Guatemala and all profits go back to them. If you’re looking for fair trade handmade gifts then jewelry like this is perfect.


Handwoven Kitchen Towels

These handwoven kitchen towels make the best ethical presents. They’re handwoven with foot pedal looms and all profuts go back to supporting the local artisan group. You can also use them to wrap gifts too without wasting paper!

Handmade African Recycled Paper Basket from Hands of Uganda

If you want to give a piece of ethical home decor as a gift then have a look at these lovely handmade paper bowls. They are made by and support women affected by HIV in Uganda. They also sell some lovely jewelry so if you’re looking for ethical gifts online then have a look at the rest of the wares on their Amazon account. The bowls and jewelry they produce make lovely ethical birthday gifts for women.


Chang Noi Fairtrade Bags

These gorgeous bags are made by hill tribe women in Northern Thailand. They’re all unique, one of a kind designs that are hand embroidered with cotton. They make lovely fair trade Christmas gift ideas!


Peruvian Alpaca Wool Ornaments

These ornaments make wonderful ethically sourced Christmas gifts! They are handmade in Peru from Alpaca wool and come in a variety of cute designs. They would make great ethical gifts for children!


Riverstone Tealight Holders from Haiti

These tealight candle holders make for lovely, unusual ethical gifts. The stones are hand-selected from a river in Haiti, polished and carved into delightful little candle holders.  The company that makes these ethically sourced goods also does jewelry too.

We hope you like our fair trade gift guide and have found some good ideas for ethical fair trade gifts for the women in your life! Of course, lots of these items make excellent ethical gifts for him too.

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