The holiday season is a time of wonder, joy, and thankfulness for the people around you, but finding the perfect sustainable, ethically sourced gift for everyone on your shopping list can be a daunting task.
We’re here to help! Everyone on the Made Trade team, from intern to CEO, has come together to help you find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones, and we’ve included a few reasons why we love each gift ourselves.
Gifts Under $50
“I love these pan covers, especially for the holidays! They’re 100% organic cotton, microwave safe, and super durable.” — Skylar, Catalogue and Marketing Specialist
This pan cover is made with pre-shrunk, 100% organic cotton canvas, is microwave safe, and was designed and manufactured to be completely zero waste. The easy-to-use drawstring closure provides a secure fit for casseroles and pans without toxic bands. Aplat is a woman-owned company and manufactures all of their products in San Francisco, California.
“I love giving Ritual and Fancy candles as gifts. The packaging is simple to fit any decor, yet the pressed flowers and wood wick make them feel really special. The scents are fresh and natural smelling, and are strong enough to fill a room without overpowering it.” — Jamie, Data and Catalogue Strategist
Handmade with 100% soy wax, with fifteen different scents to choose from, and an average burn time of 45–55 hours, this candle is a beautiful and elegant gift for anyone on your shopping list. Ritual and Fancy is a women-owned, POC-owned company who makes all of their candles in small batches that feature one-of-a-kind floral arrangements.
“As someone who’s always on the lookout for a great mug (especially around the holidays), I like this mug in particular because of its versatile coloring that can feel cozy during the holidays while also feeling lightweight for warmer seasons.” — Emma, Operations Intern
Handmade using a 400-year-old traditional craft of ceramic and porcelain production in Hasami, Japan, these mugs use the highest quality clays for a unique and modern product.
4. Korissa Savar Plant Bowl Set — $45
“The Savar Plant Bowl Set is such a great, multipurpose product that can warm up any home. Whether in the kitchen as a fruit bowl or the living room as a planter, it’s bound to find its place…I feel like you can’t go wrong!” — Anya, Customer Support Specialist
This plant bowl set comes with three ethically sourced, handwoven baskets that are made of natural seagrass and jute in a fair trade environment. Korissa makes all their high-quality home decor with social and environmental responsibility in mind. By partnering with artisans in Bangladesh and indigenous communities, they produce employment and education opportunities while helping to preserve heritage crafting techniques.
“I find the Waffle Kitchen Towel Set, in Desert or Prairie colors, to be one of the nicest and most useful presents! I love gifting products that help a home become more sustainable, as these towels can replace single-use paper towels or napkins. The soft colors and waffle texture, paired with fair trade and women-owned values (among others), makes this gift extra special and thoughtful.” — Anya, Customer Support Specialist
This waffle kitchen towel set is loomed from yarn-dyed, GOTS-certified organic cotton and made to last while drying your hands, wiping down your counter, and/or frequently laundering. Coyuchi is organic, GOTS-certified, and Fair Trade Certified, ensuring the highest quality product while treating their family-run company partners with respect and transparency.
Gifts Under $100
“Everything Territory Design makes has this quality of really satisfyingly fine detail. (I especially love all of their baskets.) We can all use little containers that are lovely; gifting elegant little containers is even lovelier.” — Ellen, Design Director
Sturdy and beautiful, this basket is a wonderful, all-natural vessel to hold your trinkets. It’s handcrafted in Namibia from palm fibers and colored with natural dyes. Territory Design creates all their products with natural, mostly-organic materials in small batches.
“These Newly glasses have been the gift that keeps on giving at our house. I love both the short and tall versions” — Andy, Chief Operating Officer
These drinking glasses are made with 100% recycled glass and are all mouth-blown by small, artisanal shops in Spain. Newly Goods creates all their unique home products using recycled materials and you will receive your order in 100% recycled packaging.
“A really good pair of slippers is one of those things that you don’t know you need until you have it, and is something that a lot of people will never buy for themselves. This year, I’m giving the gift of cozy and sustainable slippers to all my nearest and dearest.” — Anna, Affiliate Manager
Made with felted wool, leather-sueded soles, and colored with low-impact dyes, these Kyrgies slippers are handmade in Kyrgyzstan using felting techniques that are centuries old. They’re odor resistant, breathable, and exceptionally durable. Kyrgies’ products are made in a women-run factory where all their artisans are paid living wages.
“I absolutely love the versatility of this dress. It’s super soft and perfect for lounging (or even sleeping!) and even classy enough to dress up with a jacket and wear out and about. It’s an unexpected, perfect gift for anyone who loves a good go-to, simple dress for pretty much anything.” — Cayley, Chief Executive Officer
Chic and versatile, this ethically made eucalyptus dress is made of 95% eucalyptus Tencel Lyocell and 5% elastane, providing maximum comfort and breathability. Sijo’s eucalyptus Lyocell fabric is made using a closed-loop process where water and solvents are reused in the manufacturing process, minimizing waste as much as possible.
10. Magda Made Recycled Glass Champagne Flutes — $70 to $100
“These are so ridiculously delightful; each is a little different from the rest. Don’t you think it makes them look like champagne flutes for fairies?” — Ellen, Design Director
These handmade champagne flutes are made from recycled glass and feature one-of-a-kind silhouettes. Magda Made’s home goods are all made with locally and responsibly sourced materials by artisans across Colombia.
“The Tchon Salad Bowl is such a special gift for a host or any friend who loves cooking and entertaining. The bamboo adds a natural touch to the table and feels incredibly durable, while the painted outside adds subtle color. Plus, the Tia Salad Servers work exceptionally well for serving all sorts of foods while complementing the Tchon Bowl.” — Jamie, Data and Catalogue Strategist
This handmade bamboo salad bowl is beautiful and functional. Bibol is a woman-owned company who pays their artisans fair, living wages. All their products are handcrafted by artisans in Vietnam using sustainably harvested bamboo, water, marble powder, and natural pigment.
“These slippers are such a unique gift! The story behind the Chilote slippers is so wonderful, especially that they are made with vegetable-tanned salmon leather (that would otherwise be discarded) and that each pair is lovingly hand-knitted by artisans in Chile.” — Cayley, Chief Executive Officer
These house slippers are handmade to conform to the shape of your feet for maximum comfort. Made with natural sheep’s wool and featuring vegetable-tanned salmon leather, these slippers are made in small batches by women artisans in Patagonia, Chile using 100% locally sourced, sustainable materials.
13. Iron Oxide Boundless Light Opal Necklace — $89
“I love how simple yet unique this necklace is. It’s the kind of necklace that can be worked into the everyday outfit all while making a statement.” — Caitlin, Customer Support Specialist
This stunning necklace is handmade with lab-grown opal, ensuring that the harmful practices associated with mining gemstones are avoided. Iron Oxide is a women-run and women-owned company, and all of their jewelry pieces are handcrafted in small batches using recycled silver and brass and ethically sourced gemstones.
“These hand-thrown mugs totally elevate my morning cup of coffee. I love the unique raw texture and subtle speckled pattern.” — Maddie, Brand Partnerships and Customer Experience Manager
A stunning, hand-thrown ceramic mug made with chip-resistant stoneware is a great way to elevate your morning. August Sage is a women-run company and 100% of their products are sourced through fair trade practices and handmade using natural and sustainable materials. All their artisan partners are paid living wages.
“This Ettitude Bamboo Waffle Robe is the perfect getting-ready companion. The 100% bamboo Lyocell is super soft and fast-drying!” — Skylar, Catalogue and Marketing Specialist
Hypoallergenic and OEKO-TEX certified, this 100% organic bamboo Lyocell waffle robe is buttery soft, breathable, and cozy. Ettitude makes their products using certified organic bamboo sourced from FSC-certified forests and made within a closed-loop process, where waste is minimized by reusing and recycling water.
“I love a good throw. This one from Newly can work with any modern decor.” — Andy, Chief Operating Officer
Super warm and made with 100% recycled thread, this throw blanket is a great decorative and functional addition to your living space — plus the color inverts on the other side. Newly Goods makes all their products with recycled materials and ships in 100% recycled packaging.
Gifts Under $200
17. Finex Cast Iron 10″ Grill Pan — $175
“The perfect gift for my favorite griller, this pan brings the grilling inside throughout the cold and wet winter, and can also be used on the grill all summer long for vegetables and more.” — Anna, Affiliate Manager
This pre-seasoned cast iron skillet is ready to use right out of the box. Over the course of 12 hours, FINEX polishes, tumbles, pre-seasons, and assembles each of their pieces completely by hand.
18. Purse & Clutch Everyday Handbag — $184
“What drew me to this handbag was the fact that it’s big enough for a laptop and your essentials, but it’s not bulky or too technical. Also the magnetic closures are so neat.” — Caitlin, Customer Support Specialist
This naturally dyed leather handbag was carefully and thoughtfully handcrafted by leather workers in a small, employee-owned workshop in Chiapas, Mexico. Purse & Clutch employs artisan weavers, seamstresses, and leather workers across Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Mexico to create their fair trade and slow-crafted handbags.
19. Ma Wovens Ritual Rug / Yoga Mat in Stone — $188
“The Ritual Rug is the comfiest and cushiest yoga mat I’ve ever practiced on. It feels like standing on a cloud. Plus, it’s cute enough to leave it rolled out all day long so I can drop into a Warrior II any time!” — Maddie, Brand Partnerships and Customer Experience Manager
This Ritual Rug / Yoga Mat is made with sustainably sourced organic hemp and non-toxic, ultra cushioned foam, making it naturally antimicrobial. Each mat is ethically handwoven in GoodWeave certified factories by artisans in Northern India who are paid living wages.
Gifts Under $300
20. Sertodo Copper Recycled Copper Cocktail Set — $292
“As someone who loves to host holiday parties and little get-togethers, having functional pieces that can also be displayed is a must! I don’t have to worry about hiding it away right after I’ve used it since it’s just so gorgeous.” — Lauren, Magazine Coordinator
Handcrafted with 100% recycled copper — making it naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal — this copper cocktail set is extremely easy to clean and built to last. Sertodo Copper is an international artisan cooperative with workshops in Texas and Mexico where master copper artisans handcraft their hammered copper goods. All their products are made with 100% recycled copper.
21. Minna Dunes Wool Scarf in Sunset — $265
“I love this scarf’s color block pattern. I chose it because it’s a cozy and easy way to give a simple tee or sweater a pop of color.” — Emma, Operations Intern
This colorful, ethically made, 100% wool scarf is handwoven by a women-led weaving co-op in Uruguay. MINNA’s products are all made from 100% natural and sustainable materials, and are colored with natural dyes or toxin-free synthetic dyes. The artisans who produce MINNA’s products set their own wages.
22. Area Home Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket — $290
“The Liam Alpaca Throw Blanket is a great option for sprucing up a bedroom or living space. It comes in so many colors and there are lots of options to perfectly compliment the color pallet of your space.” — Lauren, Magazine Coordinator
This irresistibly soft throw blanket is made with 100% baby alpaca — which refers to the finest and softest hairs and not the age of the animal — ensuring its uniquely buttery soft texture and extreme coziness. Area Home products are made to last, manufactured to the highest standards of sustainability, and only use high-quality natural materials and fibers. All of their facilities are certified to provide fair wages and have safe working conditions.