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 gift guide 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.
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!
1. Channel Ring | Indigenous Designs
The dramatic asymmetrical shape of this handcrafted brass ring is unexpected, and adds a little bit of edge. Best of all? It’s ethically made by local artisans in Kenya from recycled materials.
Shop | $52
2. Horn Paddle Hoops | Soko
Handcrafted in Kenya with ethically-sourced natural materials using traditional artisan techniques, these Horn Paddle Hoop Earrings are the evolution of an icon. They feature an open-ended, flat hoop silhouette carved from ethically sourced cow horn.
Shop | $58
3. Martine Necklace | Hadley Frances
We’re mesmerized by the current coin/medallion necklace trend. This piece was handcrafted in Honolulu, HI, and may just be our favorite coin necklace we’ve found. Wear it by itself or layer it with additional necklaces to accessorize like a pro.
Shop | $150
4. The Collector Bracelet | 31 Bits
For the girl who finds delight in the littlest things in life, the collector bracelet features handmade paper beads strung on elastic and is handmade with love in Uganda
Shop | $14
5. Midnight Devotion Ring | Catbird
A sapphire beauty with an intimate, antique air, this custom made piece is a mystical adornment for modern times. Made in New York with ethically sourced stones, it makes for the perfect engagement ring this holiday season.
Shop | $1,800
6. Glass Stone Necklace | Fuchsia
A beautifully artisan-crafted necklace, this piece combines a brass base with intricate glass that replicates the glamor of royal ornaments.
Shop | $45
7. Cleo Earrings | Able
Skillfully crafted by hand in Nashville, TN, these Cleo Earrings are the happy hybrid of a statement earring and everyday piece.
Shop | $28
8. Gold Ring Set | Rose & Fitzgerald
Made from natural Ankole horn, Ankole bone, and pure brass, this ring set is a stunning trio of natural materials and colors. Each ring is crafted from start to finish by artisans and metalsmiths in Kampala, Uganda.
Shop | $85
9. Open Sabi Studs | Reformation
Handcrafted in Kenya from recycled brass using traditional artisan techniques, these earrings were Inspired by organic shapes and sleek lines. The open studs feature a forward-facing, asymmetrical silhouette.
Shop | $58
Ethical & Fair Trade
Apparel & Accessories
1. Shaggy Knit Pullover | Indigenous Designs
This pullover sweater takes artisan-knit to a new level with unique details and handcrafting techniques. Ethically handcrafted in Peru, it’s the perfect winter weather piece.
Shop | $348
2. Velvet Bateau Neck Dress | Eileen Fisher
Made from lustrous viscose silk velvet, this dress needs no accessories for a look of relaxed elegance. Eileen Fisher’s garments are responsibly crafted and dyed to the highest standards of environmental and social impact.
Shop | $358
3. The Boss Boot | Everlane
This boot means business. Handcrafted responsibly in Italy from premium Tuscan leather, this ankle boot features a pointed toe and a walkable block heel, plus a side zipper for a leather-jacket-inspired edge. Our favorite!
Shop | $235
4. Black Pansy Ballet Flats | Fuchsia
Centuries of tradition are represented in these ballet flats created by artisan craftsman in Pakistan who lovingly craft every detail.
Shop | $99
5. Fitted Turtleneck | KOTN
Our editors’ favorite staple of the season, this slim-fitting long sleeve turtleneck is made from a stretchy micro-rib cotton jersey and features a classic turtleneck collar and tonal stitching throughout. Ethically made in Egypt from authentic Egyptian cotton.
Shop | $40
6. Velvet Classic Collar Shirt | Eileen Fisher
This top pairs beautifully with silk, linen or denim and is made responsibly from lustrous viscose silk velvet. The oversized pocket and easy, boxy fit give it a casual flair.
Shop | $278
7. Essential Crew | KOTN
The most comfortable thing she’ll wear all winter—this tee is ethically made in Egypt from authentic Egyptian cotton and features a relaxed crew neck in a lightweight cotton jersey.
Shop | $28
8. Adventure Hoodie | Tentree
Ethically crafted from recycled polyester from plastic bottles and sustainable cork trims, who wouldn’t want to wear this hoodie every day? A zippered pouch pocket makes this incredibly-soft garment adventure-ready. As a bonus, ten trees are planted for every product purchased from tentree.
Shop | $90
9. Kate Vegan Handbag | Matt & Nat
This vegan crossbody satchel is the perfect bag to round out her collection. No animal products were used and the lining is made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Shop | $150
1. Bubble Knob Bud Vase | 31 Bits
A thoughtful addition to the well-curated home, this bubble knob bud vase is hand-thrown by an ceramic artist in Bali. 31 Bits is passionate about promoting fair and safe jobs to artisans through access to the global market.
Shop | $45
2. Diamanta Throw | The Citizenry
The Citizenry’s Diamanta Throw combines comfort and style for the ultimate cozy holiday gift. This hand-loomed baby alpaca blanket is woven in an entirely fair trade environment in Peru.
Shop | $135
3. Zoila Felt Hat | Raven + Lily
A great wool hat like this one from Raven + Lily is a year-round wardrobe staple. Plus, it’s handcrafted by fair trade artisan hat makers in Ecuador who have passed down the craft for generations.
Shop | $112
4. Isle Natural Perfume | Skylar
A renewing scent with notes of citrus and sandalwood, this all-natural perfume from Skylar is reminiscent of sunny oceanside vacations. Not the right scent? Gift a sample set for $20 and get a $20 credit to purchase your favorite scent.
Shop | $78
5. Brass Tabletop Frames | Artifact Uprising
Take your memories offline and display them in your home for a little extra happiness each day. These brass frames from Artifact Uprising are a simple, thoughtful gift for your nearest and dearest.
Shop | Starting at $59
6. Kimono | Kantha Bae
For a luxurious and truly one-of-a-kind gift, Kantha Bae’s kimonos are made from stunning upcycled vintage silk saris and proceeds help support women survivors in West Bengal, India.
Shop | $52
7. Peaceful Diffuser Blend Collection | Saje Naturals
Saje Naturals is dedicated to using only sustainably-sourced, all-natural ingredients in their products, so you can breathe easier. This diffuser blend includes four inspiring scents to make your loved one’s home feel peaceful and positive.
Shop | $44.95
8. Positive Vibration 2 Headphones | House Of Marley
Music is a daily essential for many of us. These headphones are crafted using recycled fabric, recyclable aluminum, and FSC-Certified wood, and proceeds help support reforestation efforts around the world.
Shop | $49.99
9. Blue Tansy Face Mask | Herbivore Botanicals
This resurfacing mask from Herbivore Botanicals will see skin through all of the holiday parties and dry winter skin issues this season. Plus, this gorgeous blue mask is all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan!
Shop | $48
Books To Gift
1. Kinfolk Magazine
Kinfolk is more than just a magazine—it’s a thoughtful, artistic presentation of thoughts and ideas that will entertain, inform, and soothe you this season. Issue 29 is dedicated to celebrating all things print, making it the perfect companion for screen-free evenings.
Shop | $18
2. Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski Ph.D.
A scientific look at why and how women’s sexuality works, you’ll learn it all in this book by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. She explains that women’s desire is directly connected to its context, and offers practical and empowering advice for women who want to reclaim their sexuality.
Shop | $17.99 or less
3. Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew
Mari Andrew is one of our favorite artists to follow on Instagram, and her book Am I There Yet? is full of heartfelt exploration of the journey into adulthood. This makes a great gift for the creative soul who finds themselves on the often challenging road less traveled!
Shop | $19.99 or less
4. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing tells the story of two half sisters born in different villages in Ghana who are unaware of one another; one marries an Englishman and lives a life of comfort, while the other is imprisoned and sold into slavery. Yaa Gyasi’s multiple award-winning book then traces the story of these women and their descendents for eight generations, making it a compelling and powerful read.
Shop | $16 or less
5. Kintsugi Wellness by Candice Kumai
This guide by Candice Kumai brings ancient Japanese traditions, recipes, and practices for a healthy, well-rounded life into the palm of your hand. Kintsugi Wellness is a holistic approach to reclaiming the art of living well, and we love Candice’s authentic, actionable approach to helping her readers nourish themselves better.
Shop | $29.99 or less
6. Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
A story that celebrates women’s friendship and community at all stages of life, Balli Kaur Jaswal’s novel is about Sikh widows looking to learn English and their young teacher Nikki. When they discover a book of sexy stories, the women are eager to learn more about the art of writing erotic stories, and express their untold creative stories, fantasies, and memories.
Shop | $15.99 or less