Gifts That Give Back For Her
Buying ethically made gifts is a natural way to share a value for fair trade and artisan made goods with the people we love the most. Our Guide To Gifts That Give back for the socially conscious woman in your life includes some of our favorite ethical brands committed to giving back to charity, conservation of the planet and artisan craftsmanship.
We feel each product included carries a meaningful a story and does well by both people and planet. We hope that by supporting cause based businesses making a difference this holiday season, you are able to pass on a passion for ethics to your most cherished family and friends. Also check out our Guide To Gifts That Give Back For Men - and thank you to our collaborating sponsors of this year's ethical gift guide!
1. Maya Earrings | Purpose Jewelry
The Maya Earrings are the perfect statement earrings and lightweight enough for everyday wear. Handcrafted by women in India, 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Shop Online | $28
2. Three Cosmos Ring | Catbird
The Three Cosmos Ring is solid 18k gold and diamonds—refined, graceful and conflict-free. Handcrafted by artisan jewelers in Japan, it makes for the perfect engagement ring this holiday.
Shop Online | $3,780
3. Lost Planet Necklace | 31 Bits
The Lost Planet necklace features paper beads and brass accents handmade by artisans in Uganda and Bali. The stunning piece makes the perfect global gift.
Shop Online | $58
4. Hari Necklace | 31 Bits
Handmade by Javanese artisans in Bali on a 14k gold-plated chain, the new Hari necklace is a ticket for modern, chic, and tropical style.
Shop Online | $52
5. Black Hematite & Crystal Ring | ARTICLE22
Designed by Artist Beatrix Ost, this captivating ring is the perfect statement ring. Each piece of ARTICLEE22 jewelry gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and de-mining efforts.
Shop Online | $556
6. Contempo Necklace | ABLE
Two half circles make this a perfect everyday pendant necklace. The piece is handmade by women in Nashville, TN who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to homelessness to addiction to a lack of opportunity.
Shop Online | $48
7. Summit Ring | Nisolo
Perfect for the centered soul, this simple ring brings the perfect amount of character. Lovingly handmade in Kenya with recycled brass.
Shop Online | $34
8. Sun Stud Earrings | ARTICLE22
Inspired by shapes, motifs, and colors in Laos, these effortlessly stylish earrings are lightweight and bold to wear. Each piece of ARTICLEE22 jewelry gives back to support traditional Laotian artisan livelihoods, village development, community endeavors and de-mining efforts.
Shop Online | $65
9. Prairie Gold Cuff | Mata Traders
Handcrafted at a fair trade artisan cooperative in India, this goldtone-plated brass cuff is perfect for dressing up any look. Mata Traders employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities to create their stunning pieces.
Shop Online | $22
10. Cropped Chevrons Necklace | Mata Traders
Another piece handcrafted by fair trade artisans in India, the cropped chevrons necklace is the perfect length and shape. Mata Traders employs hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities to create their stunning pieces.
Shop Online | $29
11. Aasha Necklace | Purpose Jewelry
The Aasha Necklace mixes elegant pearls with a modern, metal shape. Handcrafted by women in India, 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Shop Online | $38
12. Signature Earrings | Purpose Jewelry
Perfect for the girl who loves gold, the distinctive PURPOSE icon represents freedom. 100% of the proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, a nonprofit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking.
Shop Online | $55
1. Waffle Knit Cashmere Crew | Everlane
This easy, oversized cashmere crew in a waffle knit gives a cool textured look, perfect for winter months. Made responsibly in Dongguan, China in this factory.
Shop Online | $155
2. Trenta Lace Soft Bra | Azura Bay
The Tenta soft bralette features flat lace with scalloped edges, adjustable straps, and soft wire-free cups. Ethically made in Italy in a fair trade, woman-owned factory.
Shop Online | $79
3. Gloria Satchel | Matt & Nat
For the vegan loving woman, this cruelty-free satchel is the perfect pop of color. From the Dwell collection, the bag is soft, yet textured and rich creating a classic finish.
Shop Online | $140
4. Ava Ballerina Flat | Nisolo
A forever closet staple, we adore this modern take on a classic flat. Lovingly handmade in an ethical factory in León, Mexico.
Shop Online | $128
5. Larsen Jumper | People Tree
Dressed up or dressed down, this jumper is a cold weather essential. 100% organic cotton and fairly made by artisans in India.
Shop Online | $115
6. The McCartney Dress | Christy Dawn
The McCartney Dress is both feminine and chic — made from recycled deadstock, it’s perfect for the conscious woman. We can’t get enough of the dress's details, like its bell sleeves and scoop neck.
Shop Online | $212
7. Alpaloop Infinity Scarf | HopeMADE
The Alpaloop infinity scarf is made from a rich and sensual superfine alpaca and handcrafted in Peru by skilled artisans.
Shop Online | $75
8. Chilmark Dress | Mata Traders
Hand embroidered at a fair trade women's cooperative in India, this 100% cotton ruby dress is the perfect holiday dress. Mata Traders employ hundreds of artisans in marginalized communities to create their stunning pieces.
Shop Online | $88
9. Cable Hat | People Tree
Spun from a cozy, unbleached soft wool for a snug, warming fit, this cable hat is perfect for chilly days. Made by fair trade artisans in Nepal.
Shop Online | $45
HOUSE & HOME
1. Marble Planter | The Citizenry
Handcrafted by master artisans in Puebla, Mexico, each marble planter is made start-to-finish in a fair-trade environment.
Shop Online | $95
2. Sierra Rug | The Citizenry
Designed using traditional Zapotec patterns, this rug takes a full week to complete - from start to finish, this rug is meticulously crafted by hand, with no two alike. Handwoven by female artisans in Oaxaca.
Shop Online | $155
3. Instagram Friendly Frames | Artifact Uprising
For the person in your life who cherishes lifelong memories through photographs, we love Artifact Uprising’s frames. Best part? You can connect directly to your Instagram feed – no uploading required.
Shop Online | $69
4. Axiology Lipstick | Good Cubed
Strong, lipstick-loving women always need a tried-and-true red in their collection. All Good Cubed products are cruelty-free and all-natural.
Shop Online | $30
5. Enamel Vases | West Elm
The fun, quirky shapes of these enamel vases make them easy to collect and cluster for the floral-loving girl. West Elm supports handcrafted goods and fair trade factories globally.
Shop Online | $10+
6. Hexagon Salad Plate | Convivial Production
One of our favorite handmade makers in the US, Convivial Production’s ceramic-made home, table and garden wares are simple stunning. The hexagon salad plate is handmade and dipped in an soft, ivory glaze.
Shop Online | $22
7. Agaseke Storage Basket | Rose & Fitzgerald
With its minimal palette and clean lines, this basket fits perfectly into a contemporary home while adding warmth, texture and allure from afar. Handmade by female artisans in Rwanda.
Shop Online | $195
8. Uma Oil | Good Cubed
This ultra luxurious blend combines nature’s most potent botanicals to transform damaged or dry skin. All Good Cubed products are cruelty-free and all-natural.
Shop Online | $175
9. Chabi Dipped Glass | Raven & Lily
These Moroccan ceramic glasses are hand thrown and hand painted by talented artisans out of Marrakesh. 10% of sales of this collection will be donated to Project Soar, an after-school program empowering young girls in Morocco
Shop Online | $14
PRINT TO INSPIRE
1. The Art of Movement | Ken Brower & Deborah Ory
A stunning celebration of movement and dance in hundreds of breathtaking photographs, The Art of Movement captures the movement, flow, energy, and grace of many of the most accomplished dancers in the world.
Shop Online | $35
2. Obama: The Call of History | Peter Baker
With vivid color photographs Obama: The Call of History is a portrait in full of America’s first African-American president against the background of tumultuous times.
Shop Online | $35
3. Dogs | Lewis Blackwell & Tim Flach
From specimens on show at Westminster to shelter dogs lovingly rescued by volunteers; from the grace and agility of racing greyhounds to adored domestic companions; Dogs is one of the most appealing, popular, and exciting photographic tributes to dogs ever published.
Shop Online | $37
4. Volume 24: Relationships | Kinfolk
One of our favorite issues by Kinfolk, this volume covers a diverse and inspiring cross-section of lovers, siblings and families, uncovering what it really means to be in a relationship.
Shop Online | $15
5. Issue 21: Balance | Darling Magazine
Issue 21 of Darling Magazine looks at the power of balance in our lives. Packed with compelling essays and stunning visual storytelling, this issue is a favorite.
Shop Online | $20
6. This Cheese Is Nuts | Julia Piatt
Julie Piatt has inspired thousands to embrace a plant-fueled lifestyle and she brings that message to the forefront once more, with a stunning collection of flavorful nut-based cheeses in her new book, This Cheese Is Nuts.
Shop Online | $17