‘Tis the season for gifting! If you’re like me, you not only want to give your family and friends Christmas presents that they’ll really love, you’d also like to gift items that are ethically or sustainably made or give back in some way.
I thought about making gift guides of sustainable gifts, ethical gifts, etc., but why reinvent the wheel? Some of my friends in the ethical/sustainable world have already compiled some great lists. So, I’m going to share my favorite gift guides with y’all! I hope they give you some great ideas for ways you can gift more thoughtfully and ethically this year.
2019 Gifts that Give Back by Change The World by How You Shop.
This incredibly comprehensive list is broken down into lots of helpful categories: by recipient (i.e. grandparents, teens, etc.), by interest (chef, dog lovers, etc.) and by monetary amount (gifts under $20, etc.). So helpful!
Eco-Friendly Gift Guides by Old World New.
One of my favorite sustainability blogs, Old World New, has several unique gift guides (i.e. “For the Kombucha Enthusiast” and “For a Fair Trade Hygge Home”) featuring sustainable gifts.
Ethical Holiday Gift Guide by The Honest Consumer.
This guide features products that are socially responsible, sustainable, ethically made, or have a “give back” feature. The list is broken down into categories based on the recipient’s interests (techie, minimalist, etc.).
Gift Finder by Ten Thousand Villages.
Ten Thousand Villages is one of the earliest and most prominent fair trade stores with locations across the U.S. Their website features a Gift Finder tool with all kinds of categories (by recipient, interest, occasion, etc.). I have personally found it very helpful, with unique categories like “For the Maximalist” (every family has one) and “Secret Santa Gifts.”
Top 25 Holiday Gifts for Environmentalists, Conscious Consumers, and Ethical Shoppers This 2019 by The Good Startup.
This is a broad-reaching “do good” gift list and includes some unique ideas, such as produce subscription boxes and carbon offsets!
The Ultimate Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide by The Quirky Environmentalist.
There are some great eco-friendly gift ideas on this list, including non-tangibles such as experiences and charity donations.
I hope this gift guide roundup provides you with some helpful options for (conscious) present hunting this holiday season! If you have another favorite sustainable/ethical/fair trade/conscious gift guide, please drop a link below in the comments!