15 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Her | 2019 Edition

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Elizabeth Magalski

Made Trade curates only the very best ethically elevated gifts. From fair trade jewelry to eco-friendly bags, Made Trade is your destination for finding a thoughtful and meaningful gift for your loved ones this Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.

Whether you’re shopping for mom, grandma, your 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 available on Made Trade. Shop the full collection of Gifts for Her or visit our full Gifts collection to discover gifts for everyone on your list.

1. Svala Sara Chain Vegan Wallet Purse – Black Piñatex — $225

Stylish, sustainable, vegan, and ethically made — Svala’s bags are any conscious shopper’s dream! All of the brand’s beautiful bags make wonderful gifts, including this sleek versatile bag made from Piñatex (vegan leather crafted from discarded pineapple leaves). Use it as a wallet for day-to-day use or a minimal bag for going out.

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2. Days of August The Hair Prong in Charcoal — $72

Days of August’s hair accessories are an effortlessly chic way to hold up a messy bun or top pony with ease. These eco-friendly accessories are made using 100% locally-sourced reclaimed steel and are thoughtfully crafted in small batches in a studio powered by solar panels.

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3. MINNA Dunes Scarf in Earth — $265

This super-soft scarf from Minna is perfect for bundling up as the temperatures drop. And this beautiful and cozy piece is a gift you can give consciously, too, as each and every one of the scarves is ethically handwoven by a women-led co-op in Uruguay.

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4. Mother Erth White Woven Maxi Tote — $110

For the boss lady who wants to carry it all in style, this Mother Erth tote will be a well-loved gift! All of Mother Erth’s bags are handwoven from 100% upcycled, super durable laminated plastic sheets discarded by factories in Asia. She can use the bag for carrying books to class, the laptop to work, towels to the beach, or produce from the farmers’ market.

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5. Son of a Sailor Nan Wallet in Natural — $58

Son of a Sailor’s Nan Wallet is the ultimate eco-friendly gift for the minimalist. It’s the perfect-sized wallet for carrying around the essentials and comes with a removable brass ring for the option to clip on keys. All of Son of a Sailor’s pieces are crafted in their studios in Austin and San Marcos, Texas from responsibly-sourced leather that is vegetable-tanned in a U.S. tannery.

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6. Rose & Fitzgerald Channels Cuff – $145

Crafted with care by metalsmiths in Rose & Fitzgerald’s studio in Kampala, Uganda, this Channels Cuff is a beautiful gift with just as beautiful of a story behind it. The cuff also pairs well with the Rose & Fitzgerald Deep V Choker.

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7. HOZEN Piñatex Belt Bag — $250

This luxury vegan leather belt bag from Hozen is a minimal, yet roomy, hands-free bag for the gal on the go. Hozen is a sustainable, vegan brand using Piñatex pineapple leather (which this bag is crafted from) and vegan leather derived from biopoly oils (which is an eco-friendly polyurethane made from grains). 

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8Studio Variously Mace Linen Scarf — $129

Gift this luxurious scarf from Studio Variously and you’ll be thanked over and over again because it goes with everything and feels amazing! The piece is handwoven from premium quality linen and dyed with eco-friendly dyes by skilled artisans earning fair wages for their crafts.

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9. Salt + Still 209 Cuff — $180

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 in New York in small batches from ethically-sourced materials, such as recycled sterling silver.

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10. Purse & Clutch Asymmetrical Clutch — $120

This classic crossbody is a seasonless staple that can be worn with just about anything. And not only do the colors lend themselves to a wide array of options, but the detachable crossbody strap makes it a versatile piece for both casual and formal occasions, too. Each bag is handmade by skilled artisans earning fair wages and working in safe, healthy working environments.

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11. Katie Mudd Black and White Modern Hanging Planter — $45

Whether you need a gift for your grandmother or younger sister, Katie Mudd’s hanging planters are functional and an exceptionally-made gift for anyone on your list. 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.

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12. 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, a decorative throw, or as a blanket to cozy up with while she’s watching her favorite holiday movie.

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13. Iron Oxide Crystal Amulet Necklace — $89

Striking and sustainably-made, Iron Oxide’s jewelry is a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Iron Oxide, the jewelry line of sustainable fashion label Altar, uses recycled metals for its jewelry and minimal, recyclable packaging.

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14. Rose & Fitzgerald Mugavu Geometric Bottle Stopper — $45

Wine lovers are sure to appreciate these individually handmade and hand-carved bottle stoppers from Rose & Fitzgerald. Each and every piece is crafted by woodworkers in Rose & Fitzgerald’s ethical design and craft studio in Kampala, Uganda. 

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15. Hathorway Rectangular Wicker Rattan Bag — $100

Eco-friendly accessories that support women empowerment — Hathorway’s earthy-chic bags and jewelry are conscious gifts you can feel good about giving. The brand uses mindful materials like rattan and upcycled buffalo horn and ensures fair wages and safe working conditions for all of its makers.

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Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

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