Not long to go now! Have you done your shopping yet? If you’re still not sure what to get for your loved ones, worry not. We’ve got a great gift guide full of Fair Trade Christmas gifts for everyone (yep, everyone!).
Why choose Fair Trade Christmas gifts?
Fair Trade Christmas gifts value the skills, traditions, and communities of their creators. In a world where we’re increasingly disconnected from the way the things we use are made, Fair Trade makes sure you know who made it, and how it was made. No sweatshops or poor working conditions, just artisans paid fairly for their expertise, and support put into their communities. We like to think of it as an extra gift for your lucky present recipients.
What does Fair Trade do?
Our producers must follow the 10 principles of Fair Trade, which include no child or forced labour, no discrimination, good working conditions with fair payment, opportunities for disadvantaged producers, and respect for the environment. It means that people and planet are always put first. It even means that their communities benefit, with many of our producers working with charities and organisations that provide better access to healthcare, education, and social initiatives. Take a look at Our Ethics and Our Producers to find out more.
Our Fair Trade Christmas Gift Guide
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Mum
Warm, soft, and surprisingly lightweight, our scarves make a beautiful gift for mum. Handmade from recycled silk, sustainable merino wool felt is brushed over the fabric to create the one-of-a-kind design and luxurious texture. Each one has a unique pattern, making it a truly thoughtful gift for mums who like something a bit different. Choose from 7 vibrant colours.
Our double-sided photo frames are a great gift for mums as they can display up to 4 photos of their favourite people and favourite memories. The frames are crafted from recycled glass and metal by artisans working for a Fair Trade producer with a focus on promoting the value, cultural heritage, and beauty of their handmade creations. Choose from 2 sizes and 4 colours.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Dad
You can’t go wrong with a classic gift! Handmade from durable buffalo leather, he’ll be using this wallet for years to come. Each one has 2 compartments for cash, 7 card slots, and a small pouch for coins. If you’re looking for something a bit different, you could go for our Trifold Wallet, Card Holder, or Travel Card Holder, each crafted from the same leather.
Whether he’s in the garden or working on a DIY project, this tool belt is sure to come in handy. Hand crafted from buffalo leather, it has 3 deep pockets to hold their tools and an adjustable belt to fit all sizes. Add personalisation to give your extra special gift an even more special touch.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Grandparents
Our personalised photo albums are the perfect way to display and protect treasured photographs. For those who prefer the old-fashioned way of storing their memories, our albums make beautiful keepsakes, with 30 khadda paper pages interleaved with protective tissue paper. Personalise the cover with the family name or a special date or message to make it a gift they’ll never forget.
Family comes first with this eye-catching metal sign. The perfect sentiment to gift your grandparents, this ornament will look lovely in their home. And they’ll love that each one is hand crafted by Fair Trade artisans, using traditional skills passed down from one generation to the next.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Her
Our stylish crossbody bags are handcrafted from scraps of recycled leather. Each one is a beautiful patchwork of colourful pieces and even animal prints, adding something special to her outfit. As practical as it is cute, there’s 3 compartments inside to keep her essentials organised, as well as both internal and external zipped pockets. Choose from 9 unique colour combinations or take a look at our other recycled leather crossbody styles.
These large journals are covered in a beautiful sari fabric. Filled with 125 pages of unlined khadda paper, they’re a perfect gift for your favourite diary keeper, recipe creator, or artist. Choose her favourite colour from the 6 vibrant jewel tones.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Him
Our buffalo leather wash bags are the ideal gift for him. A stylish way to make sure he never forgets his toiletry essentials, whether he’s travelling for work or pleasure. The luxurious buffalo leather ages beautifully, making it a great companion for years to come. Explore our full range of wash bags for more sizes and colours.
Our leather holdalls always come in handy, whether he’s on an overnight stay, a longer trip, or even just off to the gym. They have plenty of pockets for everything he’ll need, crafted with a soft leather that’s both stylish and durable. It looks even better with his initials embossed on the side by our in-house personalising team.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Kids
Our festive reindeer hats make great gifts for little ones. The warm wool and soft fleece lining will keep them snug, while the cute, quirky design is sure to brighten up the chilly winter days. Choose from 24 cute characters, from dogs to tigers and even chickens. And they’re one size fits all – so you can match too!
Our elephant notebooks are sure to have them giggling – they’re handmade from elephant poo! Crafted from paper made by the brilliant Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust, their work allows the majestic creatures and local communities to live in harmony, providing fairly paid work for local people and better habitats for the elephants. Each one contains 60 colourful, plain pages to fill with their best doodles. Add a pack of Recycled Newspaper Pencils to your gift for extra eco-friendly points.
Fair Trade Christmas Gifts for Friends
A great gift for neighbours and families, our chopping boards can be personalised with a special message. Choose your font and text and our in-house personalising team will laser engrave the handmade, highly sustainable mango wood board. Perfect for foodies and Christmas party hosts.
Our quirky woollen slipper socks are lovingly hand knitted by Fair Trade artisans. The chunky 100% wool knit makes them comfortable for lounging around the house on cold nights, or lining wellies for chilly winter walks. Who wouldn’t love the gift of extra toasty toes for Christmas? And you don’t even have to find out their size – just pick from small or large.
If you’re not sure exactly what they’d like, a great option is to buy a gift card for a shop that shares their values. We have our own eGift Cards available, that’ll be sent straight to your loved one’s inbox. Choose any amount, enter their email, and even choose what date you’d like it to reach them to make sure there are no surprises before the big day.
If you’re sharing a Paper High present this year, make sure to tag us in your photos on Instagram and Facebook. For even more gift inspiration, from cute stocking fillers to more unusual picks, find us on Pinterest.