30 Perfect Fair Trade Gifts -Unique Ideas for Every Budget

Looking for ideas of fair trade gifts? Here’s an extensive list of beautiful products with a purpose from a few amazing brands: Fair Anita, ABLE, The Little Market and Amour Vert.

When you’re shopping for gifts, don’t you love finding ones with extra meaning and purpose to them? Ones that are creating jobs for women in developing countries, helping women attend university or making a difference in another way? First of all, what is fair trade and why should you care about?

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What is a fair trade policy?

Fair trade is an arrangement designed to help producers of commodities (think apparel and accessories, coffee, wine, fruit and more) in developing countries achieve a livable wage, for a more sustainable future and an equitable trade relationship.

What are the 10 principles of fair trade?

To be considered fair trade, there are 10 guiding concepts that organizations and businesses must adhere to:
1. Opportunities for disadvantaged producers
2. Transparency and accountability
3. Fair trade practices
4. Fair payment
5. No child labor, no forced labor
6. No discrimination, gender equity, freedom of association
7. Good working conditions
8. Capacity building
9. Promote fair trade
10. Respect for the environment

You can read more about these principles from the World Fair Trade Organization here.

Here’s a bit of background on the fair trade brands I love:

Fair Anita

Fair Anita - fair trade gifts

Fair Anita is a brand based right here in Minnesota! I know the founder and love her dearly. I love seeing fiercely talented women chase their dreams and make a tangible difference in the world.

Fair Anita was started in 2015. Since then, “We’ve partnered with 8,000 women in nine countries who are utilizing this resource of economic self-sufficiency to create real change around the globe. We’re on a mission to create a world where women feel safe, valued and respected no matter their geography, and we’re thrilled to include you in this community.

ABLE (formerly LiveFashionable)

Able - Fair Trade Gifts

Another brand I’ve loved and used for close to 10 years is ABLE! I found them when all they sold were scarves (now they don’t even make scarves – ha!).

“ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty. We’re deeply devoted to quality – both in the products we make and the quality of life we aim to provide. We invest in, train and educate women so they can earn a living, break the cycle of poverty, and thrive.”

I absolutely love the quality of every ABLE product I own from clothes to shoes to jewelry.

The Little Market

The Little Market - fair trade gifts

The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop started by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla that features ethically sourced, artisan-made products. Their mission is anchored in the belief that every person has the right to dignified, safe jobs and fair, living wages.

“Behind each of our products is a person who created it — and a story. We seek to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We are committed to upholding the dignity of artisans, celebrating their cultural techniques and traditions, and bringing attention to social justice and human rights issues faced by their communities.”

Amour Vert

Amour Vert - Fair trade gifts

Amour Vert‘s pieces are made in limited quantities, ensuring the highest production standards and eliminating excess waste. They’re committed to using sustainable materials, compostable packaging, and produce 97% of their products are made in California, most within just a few miles of their San Francisco office.

“Our sustainable practices address all aspects of our business operations and the full lifecycle of the garment: the fibers and production processes used, how workers are treated, how it gets to the consumer, and finally—whether it can be recycled or is forced into a landfill.”

30 Perfect Fair Trade Gifts for Her (For Every Budget)

You won’t be disappointed by any of these brands missions, values or products. Below I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite fair trade gifts from their current collections. Make holiday shopping a little easier and shop with a purpose!

30 Fair Trade Gifts for Her

30 Fair Trade Gifts for Her

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1. Bamboo Utensil Set, Fair Anita // 2. Monogrammed Personalized Candle, The Little Market // 3. Renata Silk Blouse, Amour Vert // 4. Sustainable Bamboo Straw Set, Fair Anita // 5. Hammered Stacking Ring, Able // 6. Rose Quartz Ear Jackets, Fair Anita // 7. Parakeet Painted Earrings, Fair Anita // 8. Wooden Warrior Tassel Necklace, Fair Anita // 9. Colorblock Sisal Basket, Little Market // 10. Artillery Shield Earrings, Fair Anita // 11. Tuyen Patterned Scarf, Fair Anita // 12. Colombe Dress, Amour Vert // 13. Stick Earrings, Able // 14. Dark Poppy Tote. Fair Anita // 15. Wandering Arrow Sterling Necklace, Fair Anita // 16. Virtuous Venus Necklace, Fair Anita // 17. Emerson Scarf, Able // 18. Leather Loop Necklace, Fair Anita // 19. Tiro Tiro Exclusive Onda Earrings, Amour Vert // 20. Reusable Gift Tote, Little Market // 21. Debre Wallet, Able // 22. // 23. Martha Pouch, Able // 24. Marlene Feminine Mule, Able // 25. Meryl Jacket, Able // 26. Emmy Sneaker, Able // 27. Mamuye Classic Tote, Able // 28. Celina Ankle Boot, Able // 29. Petite Glass Pitcher, Little Market // 30. Rojas Tall Boot, Able // 31. Alem Backpack, Able // 32. Maha Leather Jacket, Able

1. Sustainable Bamboo Utensil Set (Fair Anita) $14

Made from sustainable bamboo. Reusable fork, knife and spoon in a handwoven, organic cotton bag. 

Perfect for bringing to work or stashing in your purse for times you’re eating on the go, this is a great fair trade gift for the girl on the go!

Sustainable Bamboo Utensil Set (Fair Anita) $14

Sustainable Bamboo Utensil Set

  • Made from sustainable bamboo that’s treated with a thin layer of cashew oil. 
  • Reusable fork, knife, and spoon in a handwoven, organic cotton bag. 
  • Made in Vietnam

2. Monogrammed Personalized Candle (The Little Market) $42

Candles are an easy go-to gift idea: everyone loves them, everyone needs more, but they can feel a little generic. This one from The Little Market doesn’t though, since you can personalize them with initials, names, wedding dates and more.

Every purchase empowers women artisans at Prosperity Candle who have resettled as refugees in the United States.

Monogrammed Personalized Candle (The Little Market) $42

Monogrammed Personalized Candle

  • Burn time: Up to 70 hours
  • Coconut-soy wax blend with a pure cotton wick
  • Premium fragrances based on essential oils
  • Vegan, phthalate-free, Prop 65 compliant, and not tested on animals
  • Hand-poured in small batches
  • Recyclable glass vessel made in the U.S.

3. Renata Silk Blouse (Amour Vert) $148

Isn’t it the best when you can throw on an easy, effortless shirt but still look put-together?

That’s what this silk blouse, available in five designs, from Amour Vert is. Perfect for work, pre-school drop-off and everything in between.

Renata Silk Blouse (Amour Vert) $148

Renata Silk Blouse

  • 100% Silk Crepe de Chine
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Unlined
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in the USA

4. Sustainable Bamboo Straw Set (Fair Anita) $14

Know someone who is always using straws every chance she can get? Whether it’s in her coffee drink or all day in her water, these beautiful bamboo straws will be a delight to use over and over!

Sustainable Bamboo Straw Set (Fair Anita) $14

Sustainable Bamboo Straw Set

  • Made from sustainable bamboo 
  • Five reusable bamboo straws
  • Natural coconut cleaner in a handwoven, organic cotton bag. 

5. Hammered Stacking Ring (ABLE) $15

Mix and match these classy hammered stacking rings with other rings or layer for a bolder statement. I own a few of these and love wearing them both as midi rings as well as stacking with my wedding band.

Hammered Stacking Ring

  • Comes in sizes 3-9
  • Choose from either sterling silver or 14k gold-fill
  • Made in Nashville, TN
  • Slight variations

6. Rose Quartz Ear Jackets (Fair Anita) $16

Spice up your ears with these versatile Rose Quartz Ear Jackets! With three different options of how you wear them, these will be a go-to accessory for any woman on your list.

Rose Quartz Ear Jackets (Fair Anita) $16

Rose Quartz Ear Jackets

  • Can be worn three different ways: as studs, with the dangle in front, or with the stud in the front and dangle in the back
  • Made fair trade by women in India
  • Made from from rose quartz and brass-plated metal 
  • Nickel-free
  • Measures 3.5″ 

7. Parakeet Painted Earrings (Fair Anita) $16

For the earring lover on your list, these Parakeet Painted Earrings will be sure to delight! Using upcycled metals these turquoise two-tone dangle earrings will add the perfect pop of color your look.

Parakeet Painted Earrings (Fair Anita) $16

Parakeet Painted Earrings

  • Made fair trade by women in India
  • Measures 2.5″
  • Made from painted brass and handmade brass-plated beads
  • Nickel-free

8. Wooden Warrior Tassel Necklace (Fair Anita) $24

This wooden warrior necklace is made from chunky wooden beads with a beautiful threaded tassel. This is a great statement necklace for that boho look. 

Wooden Warrior Tassel Necklace (Fair Anita) $24

Wooden Warrior Tassel Necklace

  • Made fair trade by women in India
  • Made from wood, thread and brass
  • Nickel-free
  • Measures 32″ with 3.75″ tassel

9. Colorblock Sisal Basket (The Little Market) $14

Baskets, baskets and more baskets! Every home needs baskets to keep your toys and blankets organized. With a price like this, you can mix ‘n’ match a few different sizes, styles and patterns to give your gift recipient a cohesive look from room to room.

Colorblock Sisal Basket

  • Comes in a variety of sizes
  • Variety of uses
  • Each purchase empowers artisans at Kasigau in Kenya

10. Artillery Shield Earrings – Brass + Silver (Fair Anita) $24

By mixing recycled leather and recycled artillery these leaf shaped brass earrings are a product of resourcefulness and creativity. They’ll inspire you to tackle your day! 

Artillery Shield Earrings - Brass + Silver (Fair Anita) $24

Artillery Shield Earrings

  • Made by women in Ethiopia 
  • Beads made from 100% recycled brass and recycled sustainably-sourced leather 
  • Nickel free
  • Measures 2″ in length and 1″ wide

11. Tuyen Patterned Scarf (Fair Anita) $28

For the scarf girl in your group, this gorgeous patterned pink scarf is perfect!

Three gorgeous patterns encompass this light pink scarf. Scarves are an easy way to add some style to your outfit with an added bonus of keeping you warm in colder months.

Tuyen Patterned Scarf (Fair Anita) $28

Tuyen Patterned Scarf

  • Made fair trade by women Vietnam
  • Handwoven 
  • 100% cotton

12. Colombe Dress (Amour Vert) $128

This short sleeve midi dress is ultra flattering and ultra comfortable – an easy style to gift.

Pair it with a denim jacket for weekend errands or a pair of heels for date night. Plus you can feel good knowing it was made in the U.S. with organic cotton. Win/win/win.

Colombe Dress (Amour Vert) $128

Colombe Dress

  • 48% organic cotton, 47% modal, 5% spandex
  • Machine wash cold
  • Dry flat
  • Made in the USA

13. Stick Earrings (ABLE) $34

Need an everyday stud? The Stick Earring is a perfectly modern option that you’ll never want to take out.

I own these and wear them 80% of the time! Available in 14k gold-fill and measure 1/2″.

Stick Earrings

  • Available in 14k gold-fill
  • 1/2″ stick
  • Sterling silver and 14k gold posts are naturally soft due to the natural of the natural metal content (just bend ’em back into shape if they get out of whack)

14. Dark Poppy Tote (Fair Anita) $36

This beautiful tote was sewn and silk-printed by women in Cambodia. It is a canvas bag with a vegan leather handle and a small pocket inside. This bag is slightly larger than your average canvas tote – perfect for your laptop or trip to the farmers’ market!

Dark Poppy Tote (Fair Anita) $36

Dark Poppy Tote

  • Super dark navy
  • Cotton canvas tote with white eco-friendly ink and light-brown vegan leather handles.
  • Made from 100% upcycled fabric

15. Wandering Arrow Sterling Necklace (Fair Anita) $42

For the wanderlust woman, this dainty silver arrow necklace will be your next travel companion.

Wandering Arrow Sterling Necklace (Fair Anita) $42

Wandering Arrow Sterling Necklace

  • Made from recycled .925 sterling silver
  • Hand-crafted by talented artisans in Jaipur, India 
  • Measures 17″ with a 1.5″ extender chain

16. Virtuous Venus Necklace – 14K Gold (Fair Anita) $42

The future is female, and we’re here for it! I own this necklace and love the dainty nature of it.

Virtuous Venus Necklace - 14K Gold (Fair Anita) $42

Virtuous Venus Necklace

  • .925 sterling silver covered in 14k gold
  • Made by women in Jaipur, India.
  • A true feminist piece all around!

17. Emerson Scarf (ABLE) $54

Effortlessly chic, the Emerson Scarf is 100% printed woven silk and one of our favorite accessories to add a touch of elegance to any look.

It’s unmatched in versatility, so let your creativity flow and wear it on your favorite tote, in your hair, or around your collar. 

Emerson Scarf (ABLE) $54

Emerson Scarf

  • 100% printed woven silk or 100% embroidered cotton
  • 20×20″
  • Made in India

18. Leather Loop Necklace (Fair Anita) $54

This beautiful necklace that’s a mix of leather and metal is handmade in Ethiopia. It’s a gorgeous, long statement necklace that will be a conversation starter wherever you go!

Leather Loop Necklace (Fair Anita) $54

Leather Loop Necklace

  • Made from genuine leather scraps and recycled bullet casings by women in Ethiopia
  • 100% recycled metals in pure brass and plated-silver
  • Measures 32″ at its longest

19. Tiro Tiro Exclusive Onda Earrings (Amour Vert) $98

How sweet and romantic are these hand sculpted ruffled brass hoops? Tiro Tiro is a small line of jewelry and art objects designed by Teresa Robinson, and she made this design exclusively for Amour Vert. With a background of traditional craft practices and 15 years of jewelry-making experience, Tiro Tiro designs enduring pieces for everyday use and enjoyment.

Tiro Tiro Exclusive Onda Earrings

  • 100% recycled brass
  • Sterling silver posts and backs
  • 1″ diameter
  • Made in the USA

20. Reusable Gift Tote – Be Kind (The Little Market) $14

You can never have enough reusable totes and you can never, ever have enough reminders to be kind. Choose from three different sizes and countless different designs.

Made in Bangladesh by artisan women using sustainable jute fabric. Each purchase empowers artisan women at CORR – The Jute Works in Bangladesh.

Reusable Gift Tote - Be Kind (The Little Market) $14

Reusable Gift Tote – Be Kind

  • Comes in two sizes
  • Laminated interior is water-resistant
  • Customizable

21. Debre Wallet (ABLE) $58

With a slim profile and simple design, the Debre Wallet is a minimalist’s dream. The interior features six card slots and three slit pockets that can be used to store cash, receipts or a passport. It can even store a small journal and with the interior pen slot, so you’ll never again forget that clever idea or to-do list.

Debre Wallet (ABLE) $58

Debre Wallet

  • Handcrafted in Ethiopia
  • 100% Ethiopian Leather
  • Features six card slots, three currency slip pockets, one pen slot and a magnetic closure
  • Measures 8″ L x 4″ W
  • Can store an iPhone 6 plus

22. Martha Pouch (ABLE) $68

Use the medium Martha Pouch to hold all your on-the-go items: phone, wallet, lipstick, sunglasses, keys. This fully lined pouch with a zipper closure has got you covered.

The Martha is handcrafted in Ethiopia using 100% leather.

Martha Pouch

  • Handcrafted in Ethiopia
  • 100% leather
  • Features lined interior and zipper closure
  • Dimensions: 7h X 11.5w

23. Marlene Feminine Mule (ABLE) $128

These classic, minimal mules are so easy to wear that you might find yourself wearing them every. single. day.

Available in cheetah, leopard and silver. Handmade in Peru.

Marlene Feminine Mule (ABLE)

Marlene Feminine Mule

  • Handmade in Peru
  • Size up by ½ size for best fit
  • Insole padding extends from the heel to just past the ball of the foot
  • Subtle variations add to the uniqueness of each product

24. Meryl Jacket (ABLE) $148

I own this jacket and love it. I have a whole post with different ways to wear it!

This jacket has a slightly dropped shoulder, slim arms, relaxed body and waist pockets that make it ultra wearable. It’s the perfect combo of vintage tomboy and feminine, with a faded ripped wash that you can wear in any season. This is an essential in your wardrobe to layer in with any look.

Meryl Jacket (ABLE)

Meryl Jacket

  • Easy fitting denim jacket with a slim arm, dropped shoulder, and a relaxed fit throughout the body
  • 75% cotton, 25% lyocell
  • Non-stretch denim with a soft, supple handfeel
  • Handcrafted in Mexico

25. Emmy Sneaker (ABLE) $158

Can you go wrong with white and leopard? I say no. Say hello to ABLE’s first sneaker. It’s versatile, comfortable and is sure to be a sneaker game changer. 

Emmy Sneaker (ABLE)

Emmy Sneaker

  • Made in Portugal
  • Napa and haircalf leather
  • Cotton laces
  • Textile and leather lining
  • Removable sock inserts
  • Rubber outsole

26. Mamuye Classic Tote (ABLE) $168

I own this bag in two colors and love its versatility! It also holds up so well, and let’s be honest, I’m a little rough with my bags! 😉 This tote is handcrafted in both Ethiopia and Mexico using 100% distressed leather.

There is one small interior pocket. It’s also available in whiskey and they’re always coming out with new colors!

Mamuye Classic Tote (ABLE)

Mamuye Classic Tote

  • Handcrafted in both Ethiopia and Mexico
  • 100%  distressed leather
  • Tote measures 14″ H x 16″ W x 6″ D
  • Comfortable, durable straps (straps have a 10.5″ drop)
  • Interior pocket
  • Subtle variations add to the uniqueness of each product

27. Celina Ankle Boot (ABLE) $188

The boots to wear with everything. The Celina Ankle Boots have a just-high-enough heel, thoughtful hardware details and an easy-to-style shape.

Available in snake (shown above), cheetah, leopard, black, chestnut and silver. They’re handmade in Brazil using cow based leather upper and leather insole.

Celina Ankle Boot

  • Handmade in Brazil
  • Cow based leather upper and leather insole
  • True to size
  • 2½” heel height
  • Subtle variations add to the uniqueness of each product

28. Rojas Tall Boot (ABLE) $218

The ultimate statement-maker. Wear it with your favorite denim, dresses, or just about anything. These boots are handmade in Brazil.

Rojas Tall Boot (ABLE)

Rojas Tall Boot

  • Handmade in Brazil
  • Suede or Smooth Napa upper with leather insole
  • True to size
  • 2.34” heel height
  • Subtle variations add to the uniqueness of each product

29. Alem Backpack (ABLE) $238

Minimal design meets maximum storage. The Alem Leather Backpack adds function and style to your daily life. Complete with padded shoulder support for all day comfort, easy to reach pockets and space to fit a 15″ laptop. You’ll reach for this spacious and savvy leather backpack for the work week, weekend trips and everything in between.

This basket is handcrafted in Mexico. It features two interior compartments, one interior slit pocket and two side pockets. There’s a lined interior and three zipper closures with adjustable backpack straps.

Alem Backpack (ABLE)

Alem Backpack

  • Handcrafted in Mexico
  • Leather 
  • Features two interior compartments, one interior slit pocket, and two side pockets
  • Lined interior and three zipper closures
  • Comfortable, adjustable backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 16″ h x 12″ w x 5.5″ d

30. Maha Leather Jacket (ABLE) $348

The only leather jacket you need. It’s timeless, classic and cool all at the same time. Made of the softest lamb leather and designed to mold to your body with wear, the Maha Leather Jacket will be a staple from day one.

Maha Leather Jacket (ABLE)

Maha Leather Jacket

  • 100% lamb leather, 100% polyester lining
  • Initially fits slim and snug throughout and will break in as it wears
  • Made in India

There it is – your full fair trade gifts round up! I hope this helps you get a jump start on your holiday shopping or aids in starting your own wish list! 😉

Buying fair trade is one easy way to make a difference in the world. Thanks for being part of doing amazing things in people’s lives.

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With love,

Jen

About Jen

Jen is a mom of 3 who loves frozen cookie dough, plants and a generous pour of creamer in her coffee. Her biggest joy is helping others find joy in their life, style and home through tips, tutorials and encouragement. She also runs 2 additional blogs. Feel free to send Jen a message or join the fun on Instagram!

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