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.

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2. Tiradia Cork Date Night Clutch — $105

This cork clutch is a beautifully crafted, handmade staple that seamlessly accentuates and compliments any style or outfit. Made from all-natural cork and dyed with natural, vegetable dyes, this PETA certified vegan clutch is the perfect ethically made bag to take out during the day or for going out in the evening.

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Cork Date Night Clutch

3. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Christmas Cactus Earrings — $72

Available in sterling silver or yellow bronze that is responsibly and ethically mined or recycled, these shining Christmas Cactus Earrings add a touch of sparkle and shine. Perfect for casual wear or festive occasions, these handmade earrings also come with a polishing cloth to ensure these beautiful pieces are made to last.

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Jewelry Christmas Cactus Earrings

4. Coyuchi Cloud Loom Unisex Robe in Slate — $148

Incredibly soft and unbelievably comfortable, this Coyuchi robe is a gift she’ll love! This Cloud Loom robe is not only durable and cozy, it’s also made with GOTS certified organic cotton and is Fair Trade certified. 

Coyuchi exclusively works with fair trade and earth-first manufacturers including small to medium-sized family businesses. Their products are made of sustainably-sourced materials like organic cotton and responsibly sourced linen.

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Cloud Loom Unisex Robe

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.

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Sage green lounge dress

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.

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Gold Deco Necklace

7. Kyrgies Women’s Wool Slipper Slides in Oatmeal — $59

A pair of handmade wool slippers is a gift that can be used for years. Produced over the course of six weeks — with felted wool and vegetable-tanned soles — each pair of Kyrgies slippers is made to last.

All of Kyrgies’ pieces are made using centuries-old techniques by women artisans in Kyrgyzstan who are paid a living wage.

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Women's wool slipper slides

8.Studio Variously Umbra Mink Cashmere Scarf — $219

Luxuriously soft and made by master artisans in Nepal, this cozy scarf is made from 50% cashmere and 50% merino, creating a unique blend that is breathable while still keeping you nice and warm. Studio Variously’s artisans are 3rd and 4th generation weavers, dyers, and printers from the United States, India, and Nepal, and they are all paid living wages for their work.

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Umbra Mink Cashmere Scarf

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.

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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.

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Minimalistic crescent moon gold studs

11. Nisolo Rosa Pouch in Black — $50

A great option for the tote lover on your list, this versatile and water-resistant leather pouch can be used to carry keys, cards, jewelry, makeup, and more. They’re handmade in an ethical factory in Peru, and all their artisan makers receive healthcare, a healthy working environment, and beyond fair wages.

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Rosa Pouch in Black

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.

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

13. Coyuchi Cirrus Throw Blanket in Spice — $148

Made from GOTS certified organic cotton, this gorgeous blanket features textural bands and cross color stripes, making it aesthetically pleasing all while keeping the thickness and coziness of organic cotton. 

Coyuchi partners with small- to medium-size family-run companies who use sustainable manufacturing practices to create their luxurious products. They work exclusively with fair trade and earth-first manufacturers who use organic cotton and responsibly sourced linen.

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cirrus throw blanket in spice

14. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Confetti Necklace — $59

Striking and sustainably made, this 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.

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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.

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The Bright Angle Olive Oil bottle

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BONUS: A Made Trade Gift Card

Still can’t decide what to get them? Let them choose with a Made Trade Handwritten Gift Card or Digital Gift Card.

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