15 Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Ideas Under $150 for Everyone on Your List

Ethical and Fair Trade Holiday Gifts

Shopping for fair trade gifts just got a whole lot easier. As an online destination for ethically elevated goods, we source responsibly made goods across a diverse array of categories to make ethical shopping as simple as possible.

Let us help you find artisan-made and fairly traded goods for everyone on your list. In this curated guide, we’ve selected a few of our favorite fair trade gifts for her, for him, and for the home. 

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Affordable Fair Trade Gifts for the Home

1. Newly Goods Tavola Recycled Whiskey Tumbler Set of 6 — $52

This whisky tumbler set from Newly Goods is a great gift for any host. Made with 100% recycled glass with a stylish light green hue, this set works wonders for both special occasions and everyday use.

All Newly Goods glassware is hand-blown by artisans in Spain exclusively using recycled glass. Using recycled glass for new products ensures that more than one ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled.

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Recycled whiskey tumbler

2. Amante Marketplace Kophinos Basket in Natural and White Dipped — $44

This minimalist, handwoven basket from Amante Marketplace pairs effortlessly with any decor style, making it a versatile and unique gift. Each basket is constructed from sustainably sourced seagrass and is hand-woven by women artisans in Vietnam who are paid living wages. This basket makes a perfect vessel to store blankets or accommodate a growing houseplant. Amante Marketplace is a women-owned company dedicated to creating products with fair trade and ethical practices.

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Basket in natural

3. Middle Kingdom Unique Porcelain Cup Set in Bisque — $16

Middle Kingdom’s Unique Porcelain Cup Set is a beautifully handcrafted gift that adds style and character to any kitchen. Made with clay porcelain and topped with a glazed finish to elevate their unique design, these versatile cups include a thumb indention so they’re easy to hold. 

Middle Kingdom’s products are handcrafted by artisans in Jingdezhen, China — an ancient kiln city. Dedicated to infusing modern aesthetics with the age-old craft of Chinese porcelain, Middle Kingdom only uses the finest clays, glazes, and colors in their pieces, and pays their artisans well above the average salary for their craft.

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Unique porcelain cup set

4. KAZI Gold + Silver Napkin Rings — $30

KAZI’s handwoven napkin rings can be given as part of a tabletop set with coordinating cloth napkins and placemats or on their own as a statement piece. Each set of napkin rings is woven from sisal and sweetgrass and colored with organic dyes

A member of the Fair Trade Federation, KAZI partners with artisans in rural Africa, paying fair wages and offering artisan development programs.

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Kazi Eco Friendly and Fair Trade Napkin Rings

5.  KAZI All Natural Teal Gourd Birdhouse — $38

Shopping for the bird lover in your life? Look no further than KAZI’s All Natural Teal Gourd Birdhouse! It’s hand-woven in Ghana using elephant grass and colored with organic dyes, ensuring the birds that inhabit this home won’t be exposed to harmful chemicals. 

KAZI is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and uses fair trade practices in their organization. Their products are made from locally sourced natural materials, native to Africa, that are readily available to their artisans — like natural fibers of sisal and sweetgrass. KAZI also reinvests their profits to alleviate poverty across rural Africa by developing training initiatives that teach farmers to become artisans and build upon existing craftspeople’s skill sets.

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Teal gourd birdhouse

6.  Bibol Bamboo Salad Bowl — $79

The ultimate gift for the cook or the host, Bibol’s large bamboo salad bowl can be used for preparing and serving salads, fruit mixes, or other appetizers in style.

Each bowl and server is handmade from 100% sustainably-sourced bamboo by artisans in Vietnam who earn fair, living wages.

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Salad Bowl from Bibol

7. Amante Marketplace Meraki Turkish Towel/Blanket — $85

This Turkish cotton towel and blanket from Amante promises to be the coziest gift they’ll receive all year. The super-soft, oversized blanket — which is available in Charcoal, Denim and Desert — will keep them warm through autumn’s backyard bonfires, winter’s movie nights at home, and can be used as a decorative throw for the warmer months.

Amante’s blankets and throws are slowly handwoven by artisans from Denizli, Turkey from 100% Turkish cotton.

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Affordable Fair Trade Gifts for the Whole Family

8. Silk Road Bazaar Wool Baby Booties in Fish — $28.99

You’d be hard-pressed to find a cuter gift than these precious infant fish booties from Silk Road Bazaar! The mini house shoes are made with soft soles and sized for babies 0 to 12 months old.

All of Silk Road Bazaar’s booties are made from 100% locally sourced sheep’s wool by artisans earning fair wages in Kyrgyzstan.

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Wool Baby Booties that look like fish

10. Abby Alley Demi Earrings — $48

Sleek yet bold, Abby Alley’s Demi Earrings is an eye-catching accessory for the one in your life who likes to make a statement. Each pair of earrings was ethically handcrafted in Kenya from brass.

Committed to providing sustainable job opportunities for artisans in East Africa, Abby Alley works exclusively with cooperatives that provide fair wages and safe working environments. [Check out this gift guide for more conscious jewelry gifts.]

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11. Nisolo Upcycled Brass Soft Diamond Hoop — $35

Whether you’re shopping for a jewelry fanatic or someone who just likes simple jewelry, Nisolo’s upcycled diamond hoop — made with upcycled brass and handcrafted by independent artisans in Kenya — is a gift everyone will adore! You can also feel good knowing all of Nisolo’s artisans are guaranteed fair wages, healthcare, and a healthy work environment.

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brass diamond hoop earring

12. Hathorway Hanoi Crescent Horn Pendant Necklace — $64

Hathorway’s Hanoi Crescent Horn Pendant Necklace — with its one-of-a-kind design, color, and striations — is ideal for any outfit. Made with 16K gold-plated brass and ethically sourced buffalo horn, this versatile and timeless necklace will become an everyday staple! 

Hathorway is not only dedicated to beautiful, sustainable accessories made of eco-conscious materials, but also to supporting women’s empowerment by directing 10% of all profits toward initiatives that empower young, underprivileged women. Hathorway is a women-owned brand that provides all its makers with fair wages and safe working conditions.

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Horn pendant necklace

13. D.A.R. Proyectos Cubestone Stone Games — $80

This cube puzzle, containing 32 unique solving combinations, provides fun for the whole family. Made up of seven natural, semiprecious healing stones and handcrafted in Pacasmayo, Peru, the puzzle also makes for a great decorative piece when solved. 

D.A.R. Proyectos works with artisans in Peru who implement heritage techniques and materials into high-quality objects. Their work and social innovation has been recognized internationally by competitions like the German Design Awards and Italy’s A’ Design Award, among others.

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stone game

14. Anchal Project Rainbow Colorblock Scarf — $72

Lightweight and made with GOTS-certified organic cotton, Anchal’s oversized scarf is an effortlessly elegant way to keep you warm and stylish. Each scarf is made by artisans in Ajmer, India, using techniques that bring a modern twist to the traditional art of Kantha quilting.

Anchal only uses eco-friendly dyes, natural fibers, and organic cotton to create its products. The company is also fair trade verified by the Fair Trade Federation.

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rainbow colorblock scarf

15. Home & Loft Ivory Cherry Tribeca Tunic — $135

This flowy, versatile Home & Loft tunic is an easy-to-wear dress for lounging at home or a chic swimsuit coverup for sunny days at the beach. Made from Turkish cotton, the Tribeca Tunic is lightweight yet absorbent and gets softer with every wear and wash.

Home & Loft’s traditional Turkish towels, throws, and clothing are made from 100% natural materials in small batches by skilled, multi-generational artisan weavers.

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Ivory and cherry red tunic from Home & Loft

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