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. Looma Chunky Knit Throw Blanket — $120
If you’re looking for one item to instantly add coziness to your home, look no further and snuggle up under this unbelievably soft chunky knit, fair trade certified throw blanket. It’s made from 100% organic hand-spun cotton, making it irresistibly soft, breathable, and perfect for all seasons.
This Moon Shag Marino Throw Pillow is made from Merino blend yarn, creating a noticeable and delightfully soft texture. With its neutral cream color and unique design, this pillow can be easily incorporated into any room. MINNA’s products are all ethically made and only use 100% naturally and sustainably sourced materials. Their artisan partners across Mexico, Guatemala, and Uruguay set their own wages for their craftsmanship and high-quality work.
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. WVN Pointelle Sweater — $158
Elegant and stylish, this Pointelle Sweater features stunning lacy eyelet needlework accents on the front bodice and sleeves that add retro charm and elevate your wardrobe. It’s made with 80% GOTS organic cotton and 20% wool, making it irresistibly soft and warm. WVN works with Fair Trade Certified factories to ensure socially responsible manufacturing. Their high-quality products are made to the highest sustainable and fair trade standards.
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.
8. KINTO Porcelain SCS Mug Set — $38
With calm colors and warm textures like these, getting cozy with a nice cup o’ joe will feel like a luxury. This mug set features porcelain mugs that are handcrafted by master artisans in Hasami, Japan who ensure the highest quality of product possible.
KINTO employs local craftspeople from villages around Hasami who use Japanese porcelain techniques that date back over 1300 years. By supporting these makers, KINTO helps to ensure the heritage artform continues to thrive.
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.