15 Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers | 2021 Edition

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To prove stocking stuffers can be thoughtful and exceptionally made, we’ve curated 15 of our favorite petite and ethical gifts in this eco-friendly and fair trade stocking stuffer gift guide.

This guide features sustainable and responsibly made accessories, jewelry, and home goods, so you’re sure to find something for anyone on your list this holiday season. We’ve also sorted the stocking stuffers by price, so there’s an option for every budget! To explore more gift ideas, check out our Gifts Collection.

Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers: $55 & Under 

1. Atmosphere Threesixty Cleanse Wellness Candle — $38

A wellness candle is the stocking stuffer that keeps on giving! Each candle from Atmosphere Threesixty is made with a virgin coconut soy wax blend, contains an encased reiki-attuned quartz gemstone that appears as you burn the candle, and is finished with a natural crackling wood wick.

All of Atmosphere Threesixty’s candles are hand-poured in a reusable glass vessel and made in small batches to reduce waste. Cleanse aromatic candles are created cruelty-free and are non-GMO, non-toxic, and vegan.


2. Middle Kingdom Colorful Mini Porcelain Vase 7 — $21

Rich with heritage and designed with exceptional artistry, Middle Kingdom’s imperial-caliber porcelain pieces are handcrafted in the ancient kiln city of Jingdezhen, which was designated as a major kiln site over 1,000 years ago by the Chinese emperor. These unique, colorful bud vases are a year-round staple and pair elegantly with any aesthetic.


3. Jenni Earle Chin Up Buttercup Bandana — $32

A versatile piece that can be worn as a headband, a necktie, or wrapped around the strap of a bag, Jenni Earle’s handmade bandanas will be well-worn gifts. Each bandana uses 100% USA–grown cotton and is screen printed with natural dyes. All bandanas are made in the Carolinas by employees earning living wages for their work. Simple and stylish — what’s not to love?


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4. Ceremonia Darling Macramé Plant Hanger in Cafecito — $48

Made with handwoven cotton and handcrafted by artisans in Bali, Indonesia, this plant hanger is durable enough for outdoor or indoor use.

CEREMONIA’s artisans work with natural, locally sourced materials to create their handwoven products using traditional methods that have been handed down for generations.


5. Yewo Nadi Recycled Earrings — $46

These earrings are handcrafted with recycled brass by artisans in the northern mountains of Malawi at the YEWO workshop. The solar-powered, carbon-neutral, and off-the-grid jewelry workshop is where nearly a dozen YEWO employees construct each small batch of elegant earrings, necklaces, and bracelets using both innovative and traditional techniques.


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6. Kazi Coral Mara Coasters  — $26

Give the host of the party an eco-friendly stocking stuffer they’ll remember, and use, for many years to come. KAZI’s coasters are made by artisans in Rwanda from all-natural fibers and organic dyes using heritage weaving techniques.


7. Nisolo Brewer Wallet in Brandy — $50

Handmade in Peru by artisans who receive living wages, healthcare, and a healthy working environment, you can feel good about gifting this fair trade and authentically crafted wallet. 

95% of Nisolo’s leathers are Leather Working Group certified. Their materials are sourced from byproducts of the meat industry and from tanneries who engage in mindful practices — like treating wastewater, diverting waste from landfills, and disposing of chemicals properly.



8. Slash Objects Round Recycled Rubber Coaster Set in Speckled Black — $48

An excellent gift for those that like to host gatherings of friends or family, these Slash Objects coasters are made from recycled rubber and brass sourced from USA-based manufacturers. Each of Slash Objects’ pieces is thoughtfully made with attention to detail in Brooklyn, New York by makers earning living wages.


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9. Giulia Letzi + Meta Jewelry Alice Upcycled Hoop Earrings in Dark Green — $33 to $50

These striking earrings from Giulia Letzi + META Jewelry are handmade in Arlington, Virginia using upcycled plastic from discarded bottles. The lightweight pieces are uniquely sculptural yet petite-sized, making them a lovely gift for a minimalist or maximalist.


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Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers: $100 & Under 

10. Bloom & Give Lina U Pouch — $60

Bloom & Give’s U pouch is the perfect size for carrying cards, cash, coins, and small essentials like mints and lip balm. The pouches are crafted from hand-loomed cotton by women from Nagaland, India using traditional backstrap looms. Each pouch features an inner slip pocket and zip closure.


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11. Hathorway Tinh Horn Pendant Necklace — $62

This playful-yet-sophisticated pendant necklace from Hathorway is an eco-luxe stocking stuffer. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and assembled in the USA using upcycled buffalo horn by makers earning fair wages. Because of the nature of buffalo horns and handmade goods in general, the necklaces have slight variations, making every piece special.


12. Iron Oxide Dainty Polaris Choker Necklace — $79

Iron Oxide’s choker necklace is a versatile and timeless piece of jewelry. With 12 gorgeous and ethically sourced gemstones to choose from and an adjustable chain made from recycled brass, it’s easy to find one that fits the person you’re shopping for! 

Iron Oxide’s jewelry is made to order and is sustainably crafted in Washington State. Each lab-grown gemstone is free of harmful mining practices like child labor, forced labor, or unsafe working conditions. Iron Oxide is a women-run and women-owned company.


13.  Nisolo Durango Waxed Canvas Dopp Kit — $60

This canvas dopp kit makes a versatile gift for the globetrotter on your list. Made with durable wax canvas and built to last, this sustainably made bag from Nisolo was handcrafted in an ethical factory in León, Mexico by master artisans.

Nisolo is committed to thoughtfully designing their products and taking care of the environment and their employees. All Nisolo artisans receive healthcare, work in a healthy and comfortable work environment, and are paid above living wages for their work.


14. Kyrgies Natural Sole Wool Tengries Slippers in Women’s and Men’s — $79

These Kyrgies slippers are just the right stocking stuffer for a hygge holiday! Each pair is handcrafted using heritage techniques by women artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan who earn fair wages and work in a women-owned factory. These Tengries slippers are cozy, warm, and feature an orthopedic sole for extra comfort.


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15. Newly Goods Spanish Recycled Wine Glasses Set — $58

The wine-lover on your list will love these exceptionally crafted, 100% recycled wine glasses from Newly Goods. Each glass is mouth-blown in Spain by artisan makers who are paid fair, living wages. By using recycled glass, Newly Goods ensures that more than a ton of natural resources is conserved for every ton of glass recycled. Each wine glasses set comes with six glasses and is dishwasher safe.


BONUS: Made Trade Gift Card

Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

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