Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas for 2019

Christmas Gift Ideas

We’ve trawled our treasure troves to pull together our favourite fair trade Christmas gift ideas for all the family. We’ve selected these handmade highlights to inspire you, and offer just a glimpse of how creative, quirky, and marvellous our unusual Christmas gifts can be.

So explore this ethical Christmas gift guide to discover Christmas gifts you’ll be proud to give. Gift an eco-friendly, fair trade, sustainable, recycled, or reclaimed Christmas gift this year and know you’re avoiding consumerism and helping to empower the lives of artisans and growers around the world.

Elephant Bedding Set

This 100% cotton bedding has a high-quality finish, and has been block printed by hand in India, by artisans whose skills have been passed down throughout the generations. By purchasing items that celebrate traditional craftsmanship, our supplier, Namaste, is contributing to the preservation of these amazing, traditional skills and indigenous cultural heritage. So, each and every time you snuggle up in this wonderful bedding set, you can sleep easy knowing that you’re benefitting others around the world by investing in it.


Organic Hamper

It’s so important to shop sustainably and shop organic, for the planet and for yourselves. Traidcraft has been working for decades to support small scale, sustainable and organic farming practice. By supporting small scale, organic farmers who practice recycling their own waste products into healthy compost and who do not spray their land with excessive Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK farming), you are genuinely supporting heroes who are fighting climate change.

We’ve created this hamper, full of sustainable, organic, future-proof goods which not only tingle the taste buds, but transform you into an everyday activist! Coming neatly packed in a reusable kaisa grass presentation basket with wood wool padding around your goodies, as pictured, it’s an excellent gift for all ages.

Let us whet your appetite by telling you about some of the wonderful products you’ll find within this hamper of goodies; we’ve got our best-selling, rich and lively, Organic Peru Coyona Ground Coffee, which has been hand-harvested by traditional growers for the Sol Y Cafe Co-operative in Cajamarca, Peru. There’s also some Organic Mint Chocolate and delicious Sun-dried Mango, as well as floral and subtly spicy Organic Clear Honey, which has been harvested at the smallholder farmer cooperative, Flor de Campanilla in Mexico. We’ve also tucked some Organic Olive Oil and Maftoul from our friend at Zaytoun, as well as the store cupboard essential, Mia’s Organic Coconut Milk. INCLUDES WONDERFUL FAIR TRADE BASKET!


Cafedirect Christmas Coffee

The perfect Christmas stocking-filler for any coffee connoisseur, Cafedirect's Christmas flavoured coffee is rich and full bodied, with notes of praline and brown sugar. Unlike any other coffee company, Cafedirect invest 50% of profits into Producers Direct, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve their sustainability and livelihoods. A feel good stocking filler!


Elephant Backpack

Our adorable owl bag is the perfect size for any little adventurer. Whether it’s for your own little one, or to give as a thoughtful gift, this colourful and super cute bag is a real hoot! Lovingly handmade in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


Recycled Chain Wine Rack

The ideal gift for a wine lover or eco-warrior, this cleverly constructed Bicycled Wine Rack has been made by artisans in Moradabad, Northern India, this wine rack uses bicycle chains for a rustic looking piece. The chains come from two sources; 60% are collected from bicycle repair centres across the country and the other 40% are cut-offs/loose waste from factories and big shops.


Has our ethical Christmas Gift Guide inspired to make this festive season a fair trade, handmade Christmas? Don’t forget to add an ethical element to your gift wrapping, Christmas cards, and delicious festive food too!