Giving ethical gifts for is not only a thoughtful gesture but can be a wonderful opportunity to share the beauty of fair trade, artisan-made, and earth-friendly brands with loved ones.
These well-crafted conscious and sustainable gift ideas will certainly be conversation-starters — whether you’re telling the story of how the gifts were made from upcycled materials and kept would-be waste out of the landfill or how the pieces you’re gifting helped to support the revitalization of traditional artisan crafts.
Browse below for some ethical holiday, birthday, graduation or other special occasion gifts and be sure to also check out this guide to experience gifts too!
Note that this guide includes affiliates and partners. As always, I only include brands meeting high standards for sustainability that I love — and that I think you’ll love too!) Cover image credit: Made Trade.
Comfy, cozy and consciously crafted, these Kyrgies slippers from Made Trade are a crowd favorite. Each pair is fairly handcrafted by women artisans in Kyrgyzstan using wet felted wool — and you can feel the quality of these ethical slippers. I wear my Kyrgies every single day, no matter the season!
Check out gifts @ Made Trade ($59-$89)
With cleansing face balm, hydrating toner, and soothing moisturizer, this organic, cruelty-free skincare set is the complete package to keep their skin glowing all winter long. Beyond using non-toxic formulations, Upcircle also uses repurposed ingredients, like residual water from mandarin juice and powder from discarded apricot stones and argan shells.
Check it out @ Green Eco Dream ($74.70)
Handmade from 100% toquilla straw, these eye-catching natural fiber coasters are earthy yet elegant, making them a beautiful addition to a variety of spaces, from a desk to the dinner table. The fringed coasters are responsibly handcrafted by women artisans in Ecuador who are paid living wages for their skills and craft.
Check them out @ Fox Holt ($55 for 6)
These unique earrings are an elegant and ethical gift your recipient is sure to remember for years to come. Each pair of these striking drop earrings is thoughtfully handmade in a small studio in Thailand by local artisans and expert craftspeople using locally sourced bamboo strips and responsibly-harvested wood.
Check them out @ Rare & Fair ($126)
The ethical & sustainable alternative to Amazon, DoneGood offers thousands of products across a wide array of categories. Find sustainable clothing, ethical home goods, organic bedding, non-toxic beauty products, fair trade coffee, artisan jewelry, and more on DoneGood’s vast marketplace.
With a selection of over 10,000 products, it might be difficult to choose just which item you want to gift — or receive! — and part of sustainable gifting is about giving something you know the recipient will actually use. So a DoneGood Gift Card can be the gift of (conscious) choices!
Check it out @ DoneGood ($10 – $500 options)
Savvy Rest’s most popular pillow is well-loved for a reason: it’s super soft, luxuriously fluffy, and sustainably made from all-vegan materials. The pillowcase is made from organic cotton and the pillow is stuffed with organic kapok, a cotton-like material that resembles the feeling of down, but is totally plant-based!
Check it out @ Savvy Rest ($119+)
Treat your loved ones with a sustainable self-care set to help them relax and rejuvenate. The recycled stone paper journal, soy candle, and stainless steel tumbler will be just what they need for a reflective evening while the mineral bath soak, natural body lotion, balm, and sponge will create a dreamy, calming evening.
Check it out EarthHero ($129)
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Turn their everyday shower routine into an exceptional spa-like experience with Delilah Home’s super soft, plush towels made from 100% GOTS-certified organic Turkish cotton. Lofty, absorbent, and luxurious (they’re up to 50% thicker than most other towels), this sustainable gift will certainly become their new favorite bath towel.
Check it out @ Delilah Home ($19.99+)
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9. All-Dai Shoe
With four types of footwear in one shoe, this is the adaptable shoe that the minimalists — and well-seasoned travelers — in your life have been dreaming of. The All-Dai can be easily and quickly converted into a sneaker, slide, mule, or sandal. Equally impressive, the versatile shoe is made from plant-based materials like sugarcane, Bloom algae, hemp, and cotton.
Check it out @ Munjoi ($98)
10. Hemp Sweater
This heavenly soft hemp sweater is designed to keep you cozy and chic this season (and many seasons to come), and the accented v-neck and cuffs add a unique touch to this versatile basic. Anne Mulaire is an Indigenous-owned fashion brand that produces all of their pieces ethically in Canada in their own factory and even sources their non-toxic and eco-minded fabrics locally in Ontario, Canada!
Check it out @ Anne Mulaire ($139 USD / $175 CAD)
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Need ethical gifts for the entire fam? These 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton pajamas are responsibly made in a Fair Trade Certified factory and are free of chemical flame retardants.
If you just need something for the little ones, Mightly also has more styles and colors for their kids pajamas.
Check them out @ Mightly ($24.95 – $39.95)
Nisolo’s classic Chelsea Boot is an elevated closet staple available in 6 neutral colors that can be dressed up or down with ease.
As a B-Corp Certified ethical fashion brand committed to transparency and socially responsible production, Nisolo ensures that 100% of the makers behind their products earn living wages.
The fair footwear & accessories brand also usesLeather Working Group Certified leather and offsets all of their carbon emissions.
Check it out @ Nisolo ($200)
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WorldFind’s attributed bracelets are not only special with their personal messages (you can choose from dream, peace, energy, hope, courage, and more) but also because they are each sustainably and fairly handcrafted from repurposed textiles by artisans in India. These one-of-a-kind bracelets are the perfect accessory for layering or for wearing alone.
Add a touch of uniquely textured natural elegance to any table with these woven raffia table settings fromTa’na’na Silk.
Available in several colors, each table runner and set of placemats is handcrafted from seed to final stitch in northeastern Madagascar.
The nonprofit thatTa’na’na Silk partners with has been working towards poverty alleviation and conservation through local leadership and community ownership for 18 years.
Another reason to check out the beautiful ethical gifts atTa’na’na Silk? The brand gives back 100% of their profits to their team in Madagascar.
Check them out @Ta’na’na Silk ($40-$60)
2°EAST creates high-quality consciously crafted watches with interchangeable straps for adults and kids.
The sustainable watch brand starts by selecting premium quality materials built to last that don’t come at a high cost to the earth.
These materials include stainless steel (which is made up of 71% recycled content in the US and 44% recycled content globally; it’s also 100% recyclable), conflict-free rose gold applied using a zero waste dry plating process, vegetable tanned leather, and 100% recycled PET.
Beyond materials, 2°EAST is dedicated to following to ethical and traceable production practices and is committed to continual improvement.
Check it out @ 2°EAST ($75 for kids, $130 for adults)
This gorgeous, giftable set from Prosperity Candle features a delicately imprinted candle holder (choose between 5 different patterns!) with a hand-poured candle, wick trimmer, and quote matchboxes.
The gift set also includes wildflower seed paper so that your gift recipient can transform the candle holder into a plant pot after the wax is gone.
As part of this B Corp’s mission to prioritize positive impact, each candle is ethically made by refugee women artisans who are rebuilding their lives in the U.S.
Available in 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month packages, Libro.fm’s short-term memberships are a great ethical gift idea for any audiobook lover.
Libro.fm is essentially an ethical alternative to Amazon’s Audible that supports independent bookstores with each purchase.
Check it out @ Libro.fm ($45+)
Crafted by skilled artisans using only the highest quality clays and glazes, Middle Kingdom’s imperial caliber Chinese porcelain vases are true works of art.
These modern decor pieces were mindfully handmade in Jingdezhen, an ancient kiln city in China, using centuries old crafts and contemporary designs.
Middle Kingdom is a WOC-owned company and pays all of their artisans fair, well-above average wages.
Check them out @ Made Trade ($21+)
19. Pela Case
The original compostable phone case, Pela Case now has a vast selection of prints and sizes for their eco-friendly tech accessories. And yes, they are seriously durable — I have been using Pela Cases for many years and my phone has survived more drops and falls than I’d like to admit.
Check out Pela Case ($39-$49)
For the plant lover who doesn’t have the greenest thumb (or is just always on the go), The Sill’s Easy-Care collection has plenty of options. Featuring options like ZZ plants and heart-shaped succulents, “easy” doesn’t mean settling for boring options at this WOC-owned online plant shop either.
Before you ask how cleaning products ended up on a gift list, hear me out! Blueland makes some of the safest, most sustainable household cleaners on the market and they are aesthetically *on point*. As with any reusable though, there is an upfront investment, so giving it as a gift (or putting it on your own wishlist!) is a great way to get started with a non-toxic cleaning routine.
These hand-blown pastel-colored wine glasses are the most charming gifts for the hostess or soon-to-be sommelier.
Check it out @ Nordstrom ($160 for 6)
23. Stasher Bag Set
These reusable silicone bags are among my most-used, and most-loved, zero waste swaps. You can store leftovers, pack your lunch, or freeze food in them. Or, you could use them to keep other essentials organized for the office, travel, or school. The options are endless, and these durable baggies are built to withstand hundreds and hundreds of uses. This is a sustainable gift idea that will get years of use.
Check it out @ Green Eco Dream ($49.50)
A functional, eco-friendly gift for kids, these colorful EKOBO bowls are perfectly sized for snack time or serving up their favorite breakfast cereal. EKOBO’s tableware is made from upcycled bamboo composite and colored with non-toxic food-grade dyes, so you can rest assured that this sustainable gift is healthy for them and the planet.
A stunning ethical gift idea for the cook or party host on your list, these measuring cups are hand-carved from musave wood and finished with beeswax polish by artisans in Rwanda.
As a Fair Trade Federation member, Azizi Life supports 40 artisan cooperatives across Rwanda paying living wages and ensures ethical trading practices.
The classic leather wallet just got a major upgrade. Nisolo’s Brewer Wallet is crafted ethically by skilled makers in a fair factory in Peru that the brand owns and operates. (A rarity in the fashion industry.)
Nisolo is an industry-leading B-Corporation that pays 100% of their makers living wages and offers levels of transparency into their supply chain, that are also unprecedented in fashion.
Check it out @ Nisolo ($50)
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Black-owned marketplace GOODEE is a mecca for artisan-made fair trade gifts with their curation of home goods and other accessories.
This bicycle basket was handwoven by artisans in Ghana from locally-sourced straws and makes for a useful gift to take on picnics and trips to the market.
Diaspora is a WOC-owned business decolonizing and redefining the outdated spice trade. Instead of the spices going through a complicated supply chain of middlemen, exporters, and importers, the spices are purchased directly from farmers by Diaspora and Diaspora then directly sells them to customers.
Sourcing these single-origin spices directly means more money in the hands of farmers and more flavor on your plate. And with so many spices to choose from, t
Check it out @ Diaspora ($60+)
Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an Indigenous-owned skincare brand with plant-based bath + body products that make for perfect sustainable and ethical gifts. Their gift bundle, designed for “deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing”, features Kalkáy wild rose yarrow bath salts and healing salve, plus a Shkweń rainforest bath & body oil.
Give the gift of better sleep with Bearaby’s buttery soft organic cotton weighted blanket (also available in TENCEL). Weighted blankets are designed to support deeper sleep through deep pressure stimulation, which has a number of benefits. Bearaby’s organic cotton blanket is MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® and Fairtrade International certified, ensuring it’s a sustainable gift choice too.
32. Eucalyptus Top & Jogger Pants
Sleep soundly with these silky soft pajamas from WOC-owned brand Sijo made from Eucalyptus Tencel Lyocell. I received this set as a birthday gift last year and they are hands-down my favorite pajamas I’ve ever owned! I might be gifting myself this PJ set in another color this year.
Sijo’s dreamy PJs will be well-appreciated ethical gifts, no doubt.
Check them out @ Made Trade ($45-$65)
Made from 450 would-be-wasted chopsticks, this bamboo charcuterie board is sure to be a conversation starter. This upcycled piece makes for a beautiful food presentation experience, and will be put to good use by any of the party hosts on your gift list this season.
35. Kophinos Basket
This versatile basket is one of the most-used decor items in our apartment — it works great as a small hamper, planter, or just for storing miscellaneous knick-knacks.
Handwoven from seagrass by women artisans in Vietnam who earn fair living wages, this purchase also has a positive impact on maker communities too.
Check it out @ Made Trade ($44-53)