December has been a whirlwind here at Earth Divas. We got a ton of amazing new bags up on the site, and we launched our Divas4Divas Campaign to help promote fair trade holiday gifts. Both very good things!
If you’re like most people, then you’re probably going to be out and about today and tomorrow, picking up a few last minute gifts for the Christmas holiday. Much of the time, these little extras are tiny stocking stuffers and gourmet food gifts. At least, those are the things I usually end up picking up!
I wanted to create a quick list of some fair trade items you could consider for last minute gifts, for any hostess gifts you need before the holiday. And don’t forget, there will be another round of parties next weekend for New Year’s!
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for a fair trade item, use FairTrade USA’s new Fair Trade Finder App. This cool app for your smartphone allows you to search for fair trade items in your area. So, if you have no idea where to find fair trade coffee, or chocolate, or whatever, this app will tell you the closest place to pick it up.
So, ready for some last minute gift ideas?
1. Fair Trade Chocolate
Picking up a bar of fair trade chocolate is a wonderful, last minute gift. Fair trade chocolate is delicious, and it also does a lot of good in the world since farmers are paid fairly for their goods and labor.
2. Fair Trade Coffee
Do you have a coffee lover on your list? Picking them up a pound or two of fair trade coffee would make a wonderful, last minute gift. You can find fair trade coffee at most grocery stores, or at any Starbucks (who happens to have a very impressive selection of delicious, fair trade coffee).
3. Fair Trade Toys
If you pop into any organic grocery store (like Whole Foods), you’ll likely find a tiny display of wonderfully made, fair trade toys. These little toys and stuffed animals have character, and are a refreshing change from the mass-produced, glossy toys you can pick up anywhere. And if you do decide to hit up your local Whole Foods, keep an eye out for Earth Divas bags!
4. Fair Trade Scarves
Although you’re out of luck for online ordering anywhere, popping into a store like Ten Thousand Villages will offer you a ton of wonderful options, including gorgeous, handmade, fair trade scarves.
Well, I hope that short list gets your creative juices flowing. That’s it for me; I’m heading off to pick up my own last minute stocking stuffers (and yes, they’ll be fair trade!) Have a wonderful Christmast everyone!
Filed under: Fair Trade Gifts on December 23rd, 2011