Fall Fair Trade Gift Ideas by Jill Kirwan

Give the Gift of Fair Trade! Some Fair Trade Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

Choosing the perfect gift for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or even a little ‘pick me up’ is no mean feat. We all want to give a gift that has some meaning or value behind it. For your next special occasion, why not consider a Fair Trade certified gift? With the fantastic range of fairly made products available online and in stores, there is truly something for everyone. Check out our useful gift guide for some inspiration…


For the Fashion Fan

The number of fair trade fashion houses is on the increase these days, with big brands such as Patagonia and People Tree producing fair trade certified clothing. There are also many boutiques that do online delivery so you can find something special and unique for him or her.


Patagonia (https://www.patagonia.com/shop/fair-trade-clothing)

People Tree (http://www.peopletree.co.uk/)

Ten Thousand Villages (https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/)

Kindred Apparel (http://www.kindredapparel.com/)


For the Homebody

For the house-proud friend who loves to keep their home looking beautiful and inviting, simple gifts such as organic fair trade candles, essential oils and soaps can be found easily in many eco-focused stores and markets around Vancouver, such as Choices or Pomme Natural Market. A bouquet of fresh fair trade flowers is also a wonderful and cheerful gift that will add life to any home.


Fable Naturals (http://www.fablenaturals.com/?c=d9703a36dec2)

Dr Bronner’s (https://www.drbronner.com/)

Fullbloom Flowers (http://www.fullbloomflowers.ca/)


For the Foodie

The range of fair trade certified food and drink is ever increasing, along with the level of quality. From decadent dark chocolate truffles to red wine and olive oil there is no shortage gourmet products to choose from. Why not make up a deluxe fair trade food hamper for your loved one to enjoy?


Pomme Natural Market, Choices, Donald’s, Wholefoods, Famous Foods, or Online (http://www.houseofmandela.com/; http://www.lasiembra.com/camino/; http://www.divinechocolate.com/uk/; https://www.africanbronzehoney.com/; http://www.benandjerrys.ca/)


For the Jewellery Enthusiast

Fair trade jewelry is taking off in a big way. From necklaces, bracelets and earrings to brooches, rings and tie clips, you’ll find something for everyone. There are many online traders on Etsy who work with Fair Trade certified material.


Search “Fair Trade Jewelry” on Etsy.com

Ten Thousand Villages (https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/)

Fair Trade Jewellery Co. (https://ftjco.com/)

Hume Atelier (http://humeatelier.com/)