16 Best Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Stocking Stuffers | 2020 Edition

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Cayley Pater

Proving that stocking stuffers can still be thoughtful, we’ve curated 16 of our favorite petite-sized — but exceptionally made — gifts in this eco-friendly and fair trade stocking stuffer gift guide.

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

Stocking Stuffers Under $50 

1. Son of a Sailor Unisex Shirin Bracelet — $30

This adjustable bracelet is a perfect everyday accessory for any guy or gal on your gift list. Crafted from vegetable-tanned leather by skilled makers in Austin and San Marcos, Texas, this piece is truly built to last through years of wear.

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2. Middle Kingdom Mini Vase 8 — $21

Rich with heritage and designed with exceptional artistry, Middle Kingdom’s vases are sure to be standout gifts. The brand’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.

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3. Jenni Earle Be Brave 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. Lumafina Cast Stud Earrings — $42

An elevated take on a classic, these studs are the perfect everyday earrings for the minimalist. Lumafina’s unique jewelry is all handcrafted in Portland, Oregon.

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Stocking Stuffers Under $100

5. Chilote House Shoe Slippers — $78

These ultra-cozy slippers from Chilote are handmade, in intentionally small batches, by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile, from locally sourced Patagonian sheep’s wool. Chilote’s slippers are unisex, making them the perfect present for everyone in the family this holiday season.

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6. Slash Objects Gris Rubber Coasters — $78

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

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7. Bloom & Give Lina U Pouch — $60

Bloom & Give’s artisan-made pouch is a multifunctional bag for your on-the-go friends or family members. The handwoven, hand-loomed cotton piece can be used as a travel organizer, coin purse, or cosmetic bag. This beautiful pouch was slowly and mindfully made by tribal women in Nagaland, India, using a traditional backstrap loom.

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8. Lumafina Gold Fill Herkimer Ring — $78

This striking architectural ring from L.Greenwalt is handmade in Portland using responsibly sourced brass. The piece pairs beautifully with L.Greenwalt’s other statement rings and jewelry, but minimalists can also wear this ring alone for a touch of elegant shine.

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9. Hozen Piñatex Circle Pouch in Oro — $55

HOZEN’s circle pouches are the perfect size for carrying cards, cash, coins, and small essentials like mints and lip balm. The pouches are made from Piñatex, an innovative sustainable fabric made from discarded pineapple leaves. Each pouch also features organic cotton lining and recycled plastic zippers, making them the ultimate eco-friendly stocking stuffer. 

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10. Hathorway Vui Mung Geometrical Buffalo Horn Pendant Necklace — $68

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

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11. Son of a Sailor Vegetable-Tanned Indigo + Aqua Leash and Matching Collar — $48 to $58

All the dog owners on your list are sure to adore the super sleek and stylish dog accessories from Son of a Sailor! Each piece is handmade in Texas with exceptional attention to quality, using responsibly sourced, vegetable-tanned leather. The brand’s collars and leashes come in multiple color variants, so you can find a matching set (or feel free to mix and match). Add in an ultra-chic leather waste bag for an added bonus to this doggy gift set!

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12. Rose & Fitzgerald Soapstone Candle — $75

Rose & Fitzgerald’s gorgeous soapstone candle is an exquisite accent piece in any space. And it smells as lovely as it looks! The balsam- and citrus-scented, natural, USA–grown, soy wax candle has notes of wild berries, mandarin, apple, cinnamon, clove, and pineapple. When the candle has been used, the soapstone cup becomes a stunning vessel with multiple uses around the home.

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13. Iron Oxide Gold Layered Opal Lariet Necklace — $62

This layered necklace from Iron Oxide features a gold chain with three elegant tiers. Each and every piece of Iron Oxide’s jewelry is made in house, with care, in Portland, Oregon, making their pieces truly thoughtful stocking stuffers.

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14. Kyrgies Women’s Tengries Slippers and Men’s Tengries Slippers — $69

Kyrgies Tengries Slippers are the ultimate stocking stuffer for a hygge holiday! Each pair of slippers 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 not only super cozy and warm, but they feature an orthopedic sole for extra comfort as well.

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Stocking Stuffers Under $200

15. Son of a Sailor x Sertodo Copper Mug and Sleeve Set — $105

This mug and sleeve set works great for both cold and hot drinks and can be used at the home bar or taken on a picnic. The copper cup is handmade by artisans from 100% recycled copper, and the sleeves are crafted in Texas from vegetable-tanned leather.

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16. CDMX Candle Holders in Gray Marble — $180

We can’t think of a more chic way to decorate a space than with CDMX’s hand-cut marble candle holders! The sleek pair of asymmetrical holders were handmade by skilled artisans in Mexico who set their own prices for their work.

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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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