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. Bloom & Give Duka Throw Blanket — $75
This 100% cotton throw from Bloom & Give is the perfect mid-weight blanket for cozying up with year-round! It’s also multi-functional: it can be layered between a sheet and duvet for warmth, or shown off as a bedspread or throw.
2. Arielle Recycled Wool Mercury Sweater — $160
Arielle’s recycled wool sweater is a soft and cozy gift for staying warm through even the chilliest days this season. This piece from Arielle was made ethically from entirely recycled fibers from discarded sweaters, blankets, and fabric scraps, meaning no additional dyes, water, or chemicals were needed to craft this sweater!
3. Soapstone Candle — $55
The bright and refreshing scent of Rose & Fitzgerald’s small-batch candles will instantly bring the feeling of summer to your gift recipient’s space. Each candle holder is handmade in the Tabaka Hills of Kenya in a fair trade environment from marbled soapstone and the USA-grown soy wax is hand-poured by makers in San Diego.
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. ONE432 Upcycled Unisex Hoodie — $95
ONE432’s eco-friendly sweatshirts are made from an upcycled cotton-blend fleece, with features such as embroidery to accentuate the details and reinforced double-bound seams to ensure durability. And each hoodie is made ethically by artisans in Pakistan earning living wages. Plus, the POC-owned brand’s hoodies are designed to have a universal fit, making them a perfect gender-neutral gift.
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.
7. Nipomo Luna Collection Arena Blanket — $86
Perfect for laying out as a picnic blanket at the park or wrapping around yourself by the campfire, Nipomo’s handmade blankets can be used for any season. All of the brand’s blankets are consciously handwoven in Mexico by skilled artisans using upcycled yarn from the garment industry. Each blanket also comes with a vegetable-tanned leather strap for easy carrying!
8. Minna Dunes Scarf in Lilac — $265
Minna’s handwoven dunes scarf is the ultimate fair trade cozy gift. Slowly and thoughtfully woven from 100% wool, this scarf will keep your loved ones seriously warm. Each scarf is handcrafted by a women-led weaving co-op in Uruguay where artisans earn fair wages and work in safe, healthy conditions.
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.
10. Kyrgies Wool Slippers — $69 to $89
Another one of our favorite cozy gift ideas for the holiday season, Kyrgies slippers are consciously handmade with sustainably harvested wool felt, in Kyrgyzstan, using centuries-old felting techniques. The thick, natural, vegetable-tanned leather soles provide great arch support and ensure each pair is built to last. Walking around your house or apartment has never felt this good!