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.
1. Victoria Buchler Ceramics Toast and Landscapes Planter — $48 to $68
This unique handmade planter is sure to be a hit with new and experienced plant moms alike. The stoneware piece even comes with a drainage hole and tray included for healthy, happy succulents and house plants.
Each planter is wheel thrown in Portland, OR in small batches by makers earning living wages.
Simple, stylish, and fairly made — Abby Alley’s structured crossbody bag is any conscious shopper’s dream! All of the brand’s minimalistic bags make wonderful gifts, including this sleek and functional bag made from naturally vegetable-tanned leather. Each ultra-versatile crossbody bag is handmade by artisans in Kenya earning fair wages.
Symbology’s fabulously printed pajamas will brighten up her days at home. And with the silky soft modal fabric, she might just keep them on all day!
The bold design on these fair trade pajamas was block printed using traditional techniques by artisans in India and the colors were achieved using eco-friendly, low-impact dyes!
4. Studio Variously Oraa Silk Scarf — $159
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.
5. 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.
6. Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell Wellness Kit — $58
Ettitude’s Wellness Kit is the ultimate eco-friendly self-care gift. Each set comes with a pillowcase, sleep mask, eye pillow with an organic lavender insert — all packaged conveniently in a matching bag.
The set is made from 100% organic bamboo lyocell — a silky smooth, sustainably sourced fabric perfect for pampering herself after a long day.
7. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Unison Cuff — $80 to $120
Crafted with care by the husband-and-wife team behind L.Greenwalt Jewelry, this Unison Cuff 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.
8. 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.
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.
10. Salt + Still Marli Hoops — $120 to 158
Simple, elegant, and one-of-a-kind, Salt + Still’s timeless jewelry is a meaningful gift that is sure to be loved by whoever is lucky enough to receive it!
The sustainable brand handcrafts all of their pieces from ethically sourced materials — such as recycled sterling silver — in small batches in New York.
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.
Whether you need a gift for your grandmother or niece, Katie Mudd’s hanging planters are functional and exceptionally made gifts. Each and every piece is made by the brand’s founder and ceramist Katie Mudd, in her Portland, Oregon studio, using only locally sourced materials.
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.
Striking and sustainably made, Sara Patino’s moonstone necklace makes a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for years to come. This minimalistic necklace is a meaningful piece to give to a loved one during the last weeks of 2020, as the moonstone gemstone symbolizes new beginnings, growth, and success.
Just as with all of Sara Patino’s jewelry, this necklace was made from 100% recycled gold and ethically-sourced gemstones.
15. Farmhouse Pottery Olive Oil Bottle — $95 to $145
Olive oil-lovers — or any other cooks in your life — are sure to appreciate these wheel-thrown American stoneware olive oil bottles from Farmhouse Pottery. Each and every piece is crafted in the brand’s own pottery workshop in Woodstock, Vermont.