15 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Her That She’ll Treasure for Years to Come | 2021 Edition

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We curated the very best ethically elevated gifts — from fair trade jewelry to eco-friendly bags — and we want to help you find thoughtful and meaningful gifts for your loved ones this Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.

Whether you’re shopping for your mom, grandma, best friend, colleague, teacher, or partner, this guide to ethical and sustainable gifts for her will be your ultimate resource for discovering consciously made gifts for all the women in your life.

This list of curated gifts will give you a great overview of the diverse gifts we have to offer. Shop more Gifts for Her or visit our full collection to discover gifts for everyone on your list.

1. Ritual and Fancy Glass Tumbler Candle 12 oz — $34

Ritual and Fancy’s Glass Tumbler Candle is made with 100% soy wax, crafted in small batches and guaranteed to impress. With 15 different scents, a one-of-a-kind flower petal arrangement and pure essential oils, it’s easy to find the fragrance she’ll love! 

Ritual and Fancy is a woman-owned and POC-owned company. Each candle is hand-poured and free of harmful chemicals like phthalates, lead, dyes or parabens.


2. Nisolo Clara Crossbody Purse in Natural Vachetta — $160

 This crossbody purse is a beautifully crafted, handmade everyday staple that seamlessly accentuates and compliments any style or outfit. Made with vegetable-tanned leather and created in an ethical factory in Mexico, the lady you’re shopping for can feel good knowing her purse was made with ethical work practices in mind. 

95% of Nisolo’s leather is Leather Working Group certified and comes from tanneries committed to environmentally friendly practices, like diverting waste away from landfills, responsible disposal of chemicals and treating wastewater. Nisolo artisan crafters also all receive beyond fair trade wages, healthcare and work in a healthy working environment.


3. Studio Variously Dune Scarf — $118

This super-soft scarf from Studio Variously is perfect for dressing up any look. This elegant piece is a gift you can give consciously, too, as each and every one of the scarves is ethically handmade by artisans in India and colored with all organic dyes.


Dune Silk and Cotton Scarf

4. Home & Loft Royal Blue Hudson Robe — $125

This soft, all-natural Turkish cotton robe will bring the spa home to her. Lightweight yet absorbent, Home & Loft’s robes made from 100% hand-loomed cotton are both functional and comfortable.

Each of the brand’s luxurious robes is woven and dyed by artisans in Turkey in small batches by hand, without requiring any electricity.


Turkish cotton robe - fair trade gift for her

5. Sijo Eucalyptus Short Sleeve Dress in Sage — $70

Made with 95% OEKO-TEX Certified Eucalyptus Tencel Lyocell, Sijo’s dress is the perfect, cozy loungewear staple. Versatile and timeless, it’s easy to relax all day in this dress. 

Sijo adheres to Oeko-Tex certification standards, which include regulations that prevent harmful chemicals, pesticides and dyes from being used throughout the production and manufacturing process. Sijo’s eucalyptus lyocell fabric is created using a closed-loop system, reusing water and solvents within the production cycle to ensure minimal waste.


Sage green loungedress

6. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Deco Necklace — $73 to $81

Crafted with care by the husband-and-wife team behind L.Greenwalt Jewelry, this Deco Necklace is a stunning gift with just as beautiful of a story behind it.

And, all of the metals the brand uses are sourced responsibly, ethically mined, or recycled.


Gold Deco Necklace

7. ONE432 Scarlet Home Slipper— $47

With ultrasoft foam, a contoured foam insole, and an anti-slip sole these house shoes from ONE432 will keep her comfortable from morning to night. And, the scarlet velvet exterior will make them feel luxurious, too.

The soft, chic slippers are each handmade by artisans in Pakistan using a centuries-old craft Punjab craft originally from Pakistan and India.


ONE432 Slippers New Photos

8. Soil to Studio Pragati Color-Blocked Merino Scarf — $95

Gift this luxurious scarf from Studio Variously and you’ll be thanked over and over again because it elevates every outfit and feels amazing!

The piece is handwoven from fine merino wool and dyed with natural dyes using heritage techniques in the small village of Kullu, India.


Sustainable and fair trade scarf gift from Soil to Studio

9. Katie Mudd Cutout Stoneware Planter Set — $50

Charmingly minimalistic and versatile for all home decor, Katie Mudd’s stoneware planter is a fantastic addition to any living space. The stoneware material is waterproof and can handle any amount of watering and misting it may come in contact with, making it the ideal gift for the plant mom in your life. 

Want to learn more about stoneware and how it compares to porcelain and earthenware? Read all about it here!

Katie Mudd handcrafts and designs all her products, and makes each to order. She also sources all her materials from local businesses in the Pacific Northwest to ensure quality and creates each piece to last a lifetime.


Stoneware planter

10. Yewo Mwezi Recycled Earrings — $38

Yewo’s Mwezi earrings are thoughtfully and elegantly designed to elevate any outfit. They’re made from recycled brass and are crafted by artisans in Northern Malawi in a solar-powered, carbon-neutral workshop. 

Yewo embraces traditional techniques in their off-the-grid workshop and adheres to fair trade standards by investing in the local community and training and employing artisans living in rural poverty. Yewo’s employees also enjoy 21 days of paid time off per year, are paid a salary two to three times higher than the national average and have access to microloans, two healthy meals per day and individual health insurance.


Minimalistic crescent moon gold studs

11. California Cloth Foundry Botanical Hoodie — $135

This simple hoodie is a seasonless staple that can be worn for years to come. It’s cozy, comfy, and comes with a front hidden pocket.

California Cloth Foundry’s loungewear is beyond sustainable — the brand sources regenerative fibers and uses plant-based dyes and non-toxic finishes to create truly earth-friendly apparel.


Organic sustainable hoodie from California Cloth Foundry

12. Double Basket Plant Hanger in Cream — $38

Whether you need a gift for your grandmother or niece, Ceremonia’s double hanging planter is an exceptionally functional and exceptionally well-made gift. Each piece is artisan-made in Bali, Indonesia, with handwoven cotton.


Ceremonia Plant Hanger Basket Double Cream Home Decor Ceremonia 321164 1500x

13. Bloom & Give Neela Throw — $95

Made from 100% hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-loomed cotton, this beautifully handcrafted throw from Bloom & Give is one exceptional piece. The throw can be used as a bed cover, decorative throw, or blanket to cozy up with while she’s watching her favorite holiday movie.


Bloom Give Neela Throw Indigo

14. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Confetti Necklace — $59

Striking and sustainably made, Sara Patino’s Be Open necklace makes a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for years to come. This minimalistic necklace that symbolizes hope, optimism, and openness is a meaningful piece to give to a loved one right before the beginning of a new year.

Just as with all of Sara Patino’s jewelry, this necklace was made from 100% recycled gold and ethically-sourced gemstones.


Gold necklace with three minimal pendants

15. The Bright Angle Elixir Olive Oil Bottle — $56

Olive oil-lovers — or any other cooks in your life — are sure to appreciate these handcrafted porcelain olive oil bottles from The Bright Angle. Each and every piece is crafted with raw, natural materials from the North Carolina mountains.


The Bright Angle Olive Oil bottle

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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.

Made Trade Gift Card
Made Trade Gift Card

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