Fair Trade Holiday Gifts Guide
The current year is drawing to a close, and with that comes the festive season. This year, why not consider giving a fair trade gift ? Fair trade gifts are well made, unique, beautiful and provide a fair income to someone working in a country less well off than your own. They will be gifts that you will be glad to give.
Fair trade can mean different things, but the most common accepted usage refers to produce or goods that are produced using methods that are environmentally sustainable, fair to the workers, and provide a fair price to the producer. Fair trade is also about building long term relationships that are beneficial to both the prouder and the consumer. When you choose to give fair trade gifts, you'll be paying a fair price for a high quality gift made by someone who puts much care and effort into the items or crop that they produce. For more info about what fair trade is go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_trade
If you are shopping for a child, there are many fair trade gifts that would be perfect for them. Many fair trade sellers feature children's toys and clothing that are produced using fair trade practices. Board games are another option. They use fun to teach children and their whole family that the world is so much bigger than their own backyard. Knitted or crocheted hats, scarves and mittens are a fair trade gift choice that is always appreciated, and may look really “funky” which means that kids will actually love to wear them.
There's lots of fair trade gift ideas for the home. For those who like to cook, there's a wide range of food items ranging from quinoa and rice to gourmet coffee and teas. there's also a huge range of bowls, spoons, mortar and pestle sets as well as many other cookware items. For the rest of the home, there's wall art, colorful blankets, plant pots, rugs, and may,many other gift ideas. There's even books to put on your coffee table! You'll be sure to find the perfect gift.
If a gift of clothing or jewelry is what you are looking for, then fair trade is the way to go. You'll find unique pieces in every price range that are ethically produced. they'll be crafted with care and concern, and are sure to please. You'll be able to find just the gift for the person who is always so hard t shop for!
If you are in the market to gift a piece of holiday decor, then look no further than fair trade items. A wide range of holiday items are produced using fair trade practices. You'll find a gift that the person you give it to will be proud to own and display.
If you can't decide what to give, you can make your own gift baskets that are 100% fair trade, all the way from from the basket , to the gifts lovingly placed inside to the decorative bow on the basket handle. What a wonderful way to show a special person in your life just how much you care.
This holiday gift giving season, why not pass by the big box stores and their mass produced items and purchase fair trade gifts instead. You'll be doing something nice not only for the people you are shopping for but also someone a world away.