This holiday season, we’re dreaming of all things cozy: snuggly blankets, plush robes, soft leisurewear, and super-soft slippers. And we’re sure that everyone on your gift list will appreciate an extra dose of hygge for the holidays!
We handpicked some of our favorite, consciously crafted, fair trade cozy gift ideas for her, him, and them. These comfy, warm garments and home goods are the perfect pieces for friends and family this Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.
1. Area Home Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket — $290
Snuggle up under this unbelievably soft Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket. Each throw is made with sustainably sourced baby alpaca fiber, which refers to the softest and finest alpaca hairs — not the age of the alpaca. Alpacas are sheared in late Spring to ensure they’re comfortable during warmer seasons. This throw easily matches any home decor and is available in nine colors, and comes in standard or extra-large sizes.
Nothing elevates the cozy vibes of a space like a beautiful candle. Atmosphere’s Threesixty Bliss Wellness Candle is made with a virgin coconut soy wax blend and features a relaxing crackling wood wick. This hand-poured candle also has a quartz crystal gemstone inside that is revealed as the candle burns.
These glass candles from Ritual and Fancy are hand-poured in small batches — making each candle one of a kind. Ritual and Fancy’s candles are made with 100% soy wax from renewable sources, a sturdy and long-lasting wood wick, decorative pressed flowers, and pure essential oils. All Ritual and Fancy candles are free of phthalates, lead, dyes, parabens, and other nasty additives. Give the gift of aromatherapy and relaxation in the form of a candle!
Cozy, elegant, and sustainably-made, Studio Variously’s striking Katha Throw made from rain-fed organic cotton drapes beautifully over the end of a bed or sofa and is the perfect blanket to have on hand for wrapping up with through the chilly months.
Be warned: you might have to buy a second one for yourself when you see it in person…or maybe it becomes a gift just for you.
5. Arielle Mercury Recycled Wool Sweater — $160
This stylishly boxy, warm wool sweater is made of 100% recycled fibers. Arielle is a women-owned company who pays living wages to their sewers and employees and is dedicated to local manufacturing, natural materials, and natural dyes.
6. Chilote House Shoe Slippers — $55 to $86
One of our most popular gift items, these Chilote house shoe slippers are a true crowd-pleaser, good for anyone on your list. (We even have a baby-sized version for the littlest ones in your life!)
Each pair comes with a beautiful story, too. Chilote’s house shoes are hand-knitted in small batches by women in Patagonia, Chile, from locally sourced Patagonian sheep’s wool. There is a leather-free option as well as vegetable-tanned cow leather and salmon leather options. The leather Chilote sources for their soles is always a by-product of the meat or fishing industry.
This beautiful Turkish blanket from Amante Marketplace is ready for evenings on the couch or cozying up next to the fire. Handwoven by Turkish artisans and made with 100% Turkish cotton, this blanket makes for the perfect functional daily couch companion and doubles as a gorgeous decorative throw. Amante Marketplace is a woman-owned brand and pays all its artisans fair living wages.
Enjoy a hot holiday beverage with KINTO’s Ripple Porcelain Mug Set. Made from porcelain, each mug is crafted by artisans in Japan using traditional porcelain-making techniques that date back to more than 400 years.
KINTO creates each piece of timeless porcelain tableware with the highest standards and the highest-quality clays. KINTO employs local craftspeople from villages around Hasami, Japan, helping to keep the heritage artform of Japanese porcelain making alive in the 21st century.
9. Coyuchi Unisex Air Weight Organic Robe — $128
Thick, plush, and made from organically grown cotton, this robe from Coyuchi is a true treat! The luxurious-feeling, sustainably made robe comes in dune, shadow, or French blue and features an adjustable belt as well as side pockets. We’ve heard from multiple customers that this robe is like walking around in a cloud. Their words, but we’d agree.
Kyrgies slippers are the total embodiment of hygge footwear. Crafted with felted wool, built-in arch support, and made to form to the foot, these slippers are a fantastic gift for someone who is always on the go around the house.
Each pair of Kyrgies are handmade in Kyrgyzstan by women artisans paid fair living wages and who work in women-run factories. The sheep, whose wool is used to create the magical slippers, spend their lives in open pastures from spring to fall and move into villager’s yards during the colder months of the year.