The Ethical Valentine Gift Guide For Him + Her

The Ethical Valentine Gift Guide for Him + Her

Well love is in the air as they say, its almost Valentine's day! I will admit I've never been a big one for this day, I guess my feeling is that I don't need a day for someone to feel obligated to give me something, I would much rather those gifts come from a place of true gift-giving. However, if you do participate in the holiday whether you're shopping for your special someone, a gal pal, or treating yourself I recommend checking out these fun gifts that empower others.

1. Necklace / Authentic Fair Trade Product. Ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Indonesia.
2. Ring / Authentic Fair Trade Product. Ethically sourced. Handcrafted in Cambodia.
3. Tassel Bracelet / Each purchase empowers young women in Cambodia through education, vocational training & career opportunities.
4. Star Earrings / Brass from bomb casings are collected from the fields of Cambodia, and the artisans of the Rajana artisan group transform these bombshells into jewelry.
5. White Chocolate / Each purchase empowers Divine Chocolate artisans and farmworkers of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana.
6. Rose + Lavender Soaking Salt /  Bright Endeavors lights the way out of poverty for young mothers in Chicago, Illinois by teaching these strong women to craft premium products in a supportive, professional environment, each purchase supports their cause.
7. Mudcloth Makeup Bag / GAIA creations are handmade by refugee women resettled in Dallas using vintage, artisan-made, & sustainable materials.

1. Beard Oil / All natural vegan & cruelty-free beard oil with essential oils by Hairy Jayne.
2. Man Comb / A new breed of indy design companies, Daft is combining traditional methods with advanced design and manufacturing to create products in new ways.
3. Dark Chocolate  / Each purchase empowers Divine Chocolate artisans and farmworkers of Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana.
4. Upcycled Leather Tie  / Based in London, By Law strives to reduce wastage through design and repurposing to offer products to those who believe in integrity and values their own individuality through the choices they make.
5. Leather Key Fob / Beautifully handmade using locally sourced leather. Every purchase supports artisans at Haiti Design Co-op.
6. Eco Water Bottle / Made with reclaimed bamboo lid, Jerry Bottle is a social enterprise campaigning against single-use plastic bottle pollution. We donate 100% of our profits from our reusable water bottles to fund water projects around the world.

How do you celebrate Valentines? If you have other fair-trade favorites for gift-giving or just shopping, in general, please share.

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  1. This is a great gift guide! I may just have to purchase a couple of these for myself!!

  2. Haha, I may have done the same myself!

  3. After seeing so many Valentine's Day gift guides, it's nice to see one from ethical sources! I'll have to add these to my list of fair-trade resources!

  4. Thank you Amy, I am glad you like it! And yes, these are great makers and shops!