Gift Cards From These Sustainable Brands Make The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

Last Minute Gifting Happens.

We get it—as much as we may want to be intentional about buying gifts for our loved ones, sometimes life just gets in the way, and suddenly a gift card is the only option you have left.

Luckily, if you’re in this pickle you don’t have to give up your ethics in order to buy your friend or family member a meaningful gift in time for the holidays. We’ve rounded up a quick list of ethical and sustainable companies offering gift cards for conscious gift givers. From jewelry to makeup to clothing and accessories, there’s something here for everyone.

Although, this list is relatively short, we’ve found that most ethical and sustainable companies carry gift cards online. If you are looking for ethically made and fair trade gifts this holiday season, be sure to check out our 2018 guides to Gifts That Give Back {For Women} and Gifts That Give Back {For Men}.


Who It’s For | That friend who’s just effortlessly stylish
Best For | Affordable ethical clothing
Ethics | Ethical production process, radical transparency

Everlane is most well-known for their radical transparency and beautiful basics. They recently came out with an incredible line of outerwear made from renewed plastic bottles. Some of our favorites from Everlane include their Stretch Denim and the Day Heel!

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Who It’s For | That friend who’s always inviting you on camping trips
Best For | Fair trade outdoor clothing
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified collections, organic cotton, environmental sustainability

A gift card from Patagonia would be the perfect gift for your outdoorsy loved one! Their dedication to sustainable practices and environmental activism is especially inspiring. Not to mention, their crowd favorites such as the Micro Puff Hoodie and the Retro Pile Pullover are great additions to any sustainable wardrobe.

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Who It’s For | That friend who lives at the gym
Best For | Women and men’s activewear
Ethics | Uses recycled materials, ethical production

Outdoor Voices is doing incredible things when it comes to activewear. Their bold colors and simple designs are particularly notable, not to mention their sustainably-sourced fabrics. Though they are extremely well known for their TechSweat leggings and various sports bras, we’ve also had our eyes on their new MegaFleece pullovers this season.

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Who It’s For | That friend who’s super into makeup
Best For | All-natural makeup & skincare
Ethics | Cruelty-free, made in USA

100% Pure is your one-stop-shop for organic, all-natural makeup and skincare. Their products are cruelty-free and many are colored naturally by fruit pigment, including their fruit pigmented mascara and lip and cheek tint. While any of their products would make a great holiday gift, this pomegranate oil lipstick has holiday season written all over it.

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5. Soko

Who It’s For | That friend who can never have too much jewelry
Best For | Fair trade jewelry
Ethics | Artisan empowerment through globally-connected technology

Soko is an incredible jewelry company, empowering artisans through innovative mobile tools, giving them access to an entire world of consumers. What’s just as beautiful as their mission is the jewelry itself! Whether you’re shopping for the minimalist or the luxury lover in your life, there’s a little something for everyone here. We’ve had our eyes on the Dash Cuff bracelet and the Daya Statement Drop earrings!

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Who It’s For | That friend who swears by vegan leather
Best For | Bags, belts & shoes
Ethics | Vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable

Matt & Nat is most well-known for their stunning vegan handbags, belts and shoes. In addition to their dedication to creating cruelty-free products, they are continually working to maintain sustainable practices in the production of their products. Whether your loved one is looking to purchase a new pair of Chelsea boots or a trendy fanny pack, a Matt & Nat gift card is perfect for the vegan leather lover of any gender.

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Who It’s For | That friend with the super Instagrammable apartment
Best For | Home decor
Ethics | Fair Trade Certified, artisan-made, B Corp

Raven + Lily is another incredible socially conscious brand dedicated to empowering artisans, particularly women, through design. Their artisans are located all over the world, incorporating traditional artisan crafts and techniques into their designs. A gift card from Raven + Lily would be perfect for that person in your life who is looking to spruce up their home with some unique pieces. We’ve been loving their candles here in our studio, and are obsessed with their pom pillows.

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8. Saje

Gift Cards To Ethical Companies To Get This Holiday - Saje Essential Oils

Who It’s For | That friend who maybe works a little too hard
Best For | Essential oil blends & diffusers
Ethics | All-natural, plant derived

Saje is a natural wellness brand dedicated to creating products that are 100% natural and plant derived. Their essential oils blends are incredibly soothing and smell absolutely amazing. They also have a beautiful selection of essential oil diffusers that are just as effective as they are beautiful. For the person in your life with sleep issues, there’s the sleep well blend, or for the person whose in need of some revitalizing, there’s the energy blend.

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Celeste M. Scott is the Social Media Coordinator at The Good Trade. She is a freelance writer who, in her not-so-spare time, dabbles in film photography, podcasting and the occasional YouTube video. She is passionate about race, Internet culture and all things Drake. You can find her work on her website and Instagram.