FAIRTRADE FRIDAY: VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Hi lovers! Are you prepared to show your significant other that you love them? I mean, hopefully you do this every day, but if you do celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve gathered some love-themed gifts (of the ethical kind, obviously) to purchase now so they arrive ready for Valentine’s Day, Saturday week. Of course, you could just buy these to present to your other half any day of the year – your choice ;)

There’s also the usually suspects that I haven’t included in this roundup: Instant Karma Fairtrade roses, and Fairtrade chocolates (plenty of options here, but you can try Chocolatier, Oxfam, Seed and Bean, Divine, and Alter Eco).Valentine's Day Ethical Gift Guide

1. Oxfam Red Heart Card for $2.50AUD / 2. Heart Wine Bottle Stopper from The Little Market for $10.00USD / 3. Divine Organic & Fairtrade Drinking Chocolate Chipotle Spice from Amazon for $19.99AUD / 4. Odette silver signet ring from Zady for $198.00USD / 5. Oxfam Red Leather Wallet for $42.95AUD / 6. Prosperity Forever Candle for $65.00USD / 7. Nisolo Eva II Bracelet for $28.00USD / 8. Oxfam Jar of Hearts Candle for $6.95AUD / 9. PACT Men’s 2-Pack Organic Cotton Boxer Brief in Heather Grey from Amazon for $28.00USD / 10. Oxfam Hearts Gift Wrap for $4.95AUD / 11. Oxfam Triangle Design Clutch for $59.95AUD / 12. The Base Project Deadvlei Silver Tone Bangle for $125.00USD


DETAILS

1. Oxfam Red Heart Card for $2.50AUD

The most affordable Valentine’s Day card you will find… and it’s ethical!

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency in Thailand


2. Heart Wine Bottle Stopper for $10.00USD

Organise dinner, bring local or Fairtrade wine, and cork it with this afterward.

Ethical credentials: Made with transparency in South Africa


3. Divine Organic & Fairtrade Drinking Chocolate Chipotle Spice from Amazon for $19.99AUD

Add some spice – literally – to the traditional gift of (Fairtrade) chocolate.

Ethical credentials: Fair For Life certified


4. Odette silver signet ring from Zady for $198.00USD

Available in silver or gold, this lovely signet ring is a ‘forever’ piece of jewellery; complete the gift with personalised engraving.

Ethical credentials: Handmade in the USA


5. Oxfam Red Leather Wallet for $42.95AUD

A long-lasting, practical and pretty gift in a beautiful shade of red (perfect for the occasion).

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


6. Prosperity Forever Candle for $65.00USD

Show love to more than one woman (and not in the way you think!) Buying this gift supports a woman artisan to build a brighter future for her and her family. The Forever Candle arrives in a gift box with a photo and the story of the woman who made it. And the best part? When the candle is finished (after about 30 hours burning time), simply return it to the Prosperity studio for a complimentary refill!

Available unscented, or in five fragrances: Amber and Orchid, Lavender and Citron, Pacific Redwood and Patchouli, Sea Grass and Salt Spray, and Vanilla Bean and Peppercorn.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization Member


7. Nisolo Eva II Bracelet for $28.00USD

This almond-coloured bracelet would be the perfect compliment to any outfit.

Ethical credentials: Made with transparency in Peru


8. Oxfam Jar of Hearts Candle for $6.95AUD

Don’t you just LOVE this candle? The wax is made of little red and white hearts that melt as the candle burns away. The profits from the sales of this candle, made by candlemaker Ms Kanya Sungkagaroon, enables her to support her family and 10 workers.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency in Thailand


9. PACT Men’s 2-Pack Organic Cotton Boxer Brief in Heather Grey from Amazon for $28.00USD

The standard present for men, because wouldn’t they want the cotton on their most intimate parts to be ethical?

Ethical credentials: Fair Trade certified


10. Oxfam Hearts Gift Wrap for $4.95AUD

Whichever gift you choose, dress it up in this ethical gift wrap.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization, made with transparency in Nepal


11. Oxfam Triangle Design Clutch for $59.95AUD

I love this clutch! I think I might buy it as a gift for myself. ;)

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


12. The Base Project Deadvlei Silver Tone Bangle for $125.00USD

The Base Project just keeps going from strength to strength. I love that they’ve branched out to include metal bangles in their range, and the detailing on this one is exquisite.

Ethical credentials: Fair Trade Federation Member, designed in Namibia, made in the USA, proceeds fund a child’s education in each artisan’s local community


Stay tuned for some more Valentine’s Day-related content in the next few weeks. In the meanwhile, if you want even more ideas, check out my gift guide from last year.

Yours Fairly,

Ashlee

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