FAIRTRADE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS (FOR KIDS)

Today, and for the next three Fridays in December, I’m sharing ethical gift ideas ahead of Christmas – starting with the smallest people in your life.

Ethical Christmas Gifts for Kids


1. Bicycle Coin Bank from Serrv for $26.00USD / 2. Kids Soft Toy Cooking Set from Oxfam for $32.95AUD / 3. Handknitted reindeer from The Little Market for $26.00USD / 4. Beaded Bracelets from Serrv for $20.00USD / 5. We Are All Born Free by Amnesty International from Oxfam for $12.95AUD / 6. Patchwork Elephant Soft Toy from Oxfam for $29.95AUD / 7. Dachshund 1-10 Number Puzzle from Oxfam for $21.95AUD / 8. Kids Soft Toy Builders Belt from Oxfam for $39.95AUD / 9.People Tree Panda Hat for £17.50 (on sale from £25.00, only until Sunday 30 November!) / 10. Snakes and Ladders game from Oxfam for $21.95AUD / 11. Elfin Drawers from Serrv for $45.00USD / 12. People Tree Recycled Sari Monkey Keyring for £7.50 / 13. People Tree Cat Scarf in Pink Stripe for £29.40 (on sale from £42.00, only until Sunday 30 November!) / 14. Creaciones Chonita Hackey Sack for $8.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages / 15. Swinging Leg Cat Pencil for $5.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages


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1. Bicycle Coin Bank from Serrv for $26.00USD

I love the idea of gifts that teach something – how things are made, where products come from, the lives of people less fortunate and… life skills! Learning how to save money is an important skill to teach. Giving a coin bank that’s made fairly is teaching two lessons with one gift :-)

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationFair Trade Federation MemberMade with transparency in India 


2. Kids Soft Toy Cooking Set from Oxfam for $32.95AUD

This looks so fun. I can imagine a kid spending hours unpacking and repacking this set.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationMade with transparency in Sri Lanka


3. Handknitted reindeer from The Little Market for $26.00USD

A soft toy in the holiday spirit.

Ethical credentials: Handknitted with transparency in Peru


4. Beaded Bracelets from Serrv for $20.00USD

The chain on these bright bracelets is adjustable, so your little gift-getter can wear them as she grows.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationFair Trade Federation MemberMade with transparency in India 


5. We Are All Born Free by Amnesty International from Oxfam for $12.95AUD

This hardcover book celebrates each of the declarations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator. A wonderful gift to teach a little one about human rights and the world around us. Recommended for ages 5+.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization


6. Patchwork Elephant Soft Toy from Oxfam for $29.95AUD

This sweet patchwork elephant is a safe choice for a baby of any gender.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationMade with transparency in Sri Lanka


7. Dachshund 1-10 Number Puzzle from Oxfam for $21.95AUD

Wow, Oxfam has some good gifts this year! This bright puppy puzzle would be a great game for a toddler.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, Made with transparency in Sri Lanka


8. Kids Soft Toy Builders Belt from Oxfam for $39.95AUD

I can just picture a little one tottering around with this belt on.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationMade with transparency in Sri Lanka


9.People Tree Panda Hat for £17.50 (on sale from £25.00, only until Sunday 30 November!)

Cute! Snap this up while it’s on sale.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationHandknitted with transparency in Nepal 


10. Snakes and Ladders game from Oxfam for $21.95AUD

Snakes and ladders never gets old. The kids will have many a fun game with this handsome set. (Well – let’s be real – I would have a lot of fun games with this set.)

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationMade with transparency in Thailand


11. Elfin Drawers from Serrv for $45.00USD

I remember getting to about age 8 and all of a sudden having a bunch of small trinkets and jewellery I had collected as I had grown. I would have loved this small mango wood chest – beautifully painted using henna techniques – to store the bits and pieces I had received as gifts and hoarded.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationFair Trade Federation MemberMade with transparency in India 


12. Recycled Sari Monkey Keyring for £7.50 (on sale from £10.00 only until 30 November!)

A great stocking stuffer.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, Made with transparency in India 


13. People Tree Cat Scarf in Pink Stripe for £29.40 (on sale from £42.00, only until Sunday 30 November!)

Also available with yellow stripe.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationHandknitted with transparency in Nepal 


14. Creaciones Chonita Hackey Sack for $8.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages

A hackey sack brings back fond memories of high school where the boys would gather in a circle to kick it around. A hackey sack is a great gift either on it’s on or paired with something else for most boys of any ages.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationFair Trade Federation MemberMade with transparency in Guatemala


15. Swinging Leg Cat Pencil for $5.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages

Fun stationary is a good bet for any school-aged kid. This would also make a great stocking stuffer.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade OrganizationFair Trade Federation MemberMade with transparency in Indonesia


Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Come back next week for some more gift ideas for the ladies in your life. :)

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

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2 Comments

  1. November 30, 2014 / 1:26 AM

    That toy cooking set is too cute!!

    • Ashlee
      December 6, 2014 / 11:05 PM

      I know! I love it. Wish I was a kid again :)

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