Gifts That Keep On Giving: 9 Fair Trade Subscription Boxes For Everyone On Your List
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Monthly subscription boxes are a creative gift for friends and family that offer love well into the new year. Gift boxes are also a fun and exciting way to learn about, as well as try, the latest conscious brands and products.
Below you will find a curated list of sustainable subscription boxes specializing in clean living, zero-waste, self-care, parenting, nature, and more. Many offer one-time purchase options, as well as monthly subscriptions. And some even ship internationally! If you’re looking for other last-minute gift ideas check out our roundups of book subscription boxes and wine club subscriptions!
Ethics | Fair trade, sustainable, cruelty-free, low impact packaging, carbon-neutral shipping, gives back
Price | Starting at $59.95
The founder of the Earthlove box is also the founder of a sustainable farm in Washington, and these curated boxes are an extension of her goal to cultivate holistic living within communities by bringing more “earth” into people’s lives. Boxes include six to eight natural and earth-friendly products that also give back to environmental nonprofits. This is the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life.
2. greenUP Box
Ethics | Plastic-free, vegan options, gives back
Price | Starting at $39.95
#Byeplastic. The greenUP subscription box is an incredible way to slowly implement zero-waste and plastic-free essentials into your life or inspire a loved one to make the switch. The box is curated with eco-friendly, reusable finds that aim to empower creative ways of reducing waste, all while using thoughtful products that are good for the earth and people.
3. Thrive Market
Ethics | Fair trade, sustainable & organic, gives back
Price | Starting at $59.95 (one-year membership)
For a box filled with healthy and sustainable products, we recommend giving the gift of a Thrive Market subscription. Carefully curated to include more than 6,000 high-quality home, food, and beauty items, Thrive makes healthy living easy and accessible to everyone—including your loved ones! Gift a special someone a one-year membership, and Thrive will match it by gifting a free membership to someone in need.
Ethics | Ethically made, sustainably sourced, cruelty-free
Price | Starting at $29.95
A box filled with socially-conscious companies and emerging brands that give back? Yes, please! Causebox conducts thorough research of the included products and brands, and the company shares its impact-driven story in every box. This one is the perfect gift for your loved ones who wants to be in the know about ethical and sustainable brands.
Ethics | Independent artisans
Price | Starting at $39
We are very inspired by these Laurelbox boxes that are customized for those experiencing loss. The holidays can be a hard time for some and these boxes remind our loved ones that they are not alone in their grieving. Each box can be customized for your loved one’s specific needs. The products inside are handmade by employees at Laurelbox and local artisans.
Ethics | Fair trade, ethically made, sustainable, low impact
Price | Starting at $49.99
Launched by designer Kevia Jeffrey-West, the JourneeBox offers $200 worth of luxury items. The quarterly subscription box contains sustainably made and fair trade accessories, apparel, home goods, and beauty products inspired by travel and nature—hence the name—and its past locations of inspiration have included Liverpool, Kyoto, and the Grand Canyon. When you want to get away while still in the comfort of your home, get a JourneeBox.
7. The Clean Beauty Box
Ethics | Nontoxic, cruelty-free
Price | Starting at $41.95
When your skincare routine needs an upgrade, look no further than the Clean Beauty Box. Offering nontoxic beauty and self care products, the subscription box includes carefully vetted items that are cruelty-free and made from ethically sourced ingredients. The company prioritizes organic, wild-harvested, bio-dynamic, and fair trade goods, so you can rest assured that whatever you’re putting on your body is only the best.
8. Ecocentric Mom
Ethics | Nontoxic, organic, natural, non-GMO, gives back
Price | Starting at $34.99
Ecocentric Mom is a monthly delivery club for natural home, baby, and motherhood products. With a strict list of forbidden chemicals and toxicities, all Ecocentric Mom boxes are safe and ethical. When applicable, products are also vegan, cruelty-free, recycled, and small-batch. Each box is customized with useful products that support mom and baby every step of the way.
9. The Nomadik Box
Ethics | Gives back
Price | Starting at $29.99
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Nomadik box inspires your loved ones to get outside and create memorable adventures. The boxes are curated with conscious and innovative outdoor equipment specific to camping and hiking needs. We especially love that a portion of this company’s sales goes towards helping the environment.