7 Ethical Holiday Gift Ideas

It seems like the holiday season started way early this year. Don't get me wrong, I smile every time I see a new string of lights go up on my block, but I usually wait until after Thanksgiving to start buying presents. Some of my extended family members are quick to judge a gift-without-thought, as they call it. For this reason, I like to pick these relatives' brains at the turkey table to plot the perfect present. 

My natural, health conscious friends are much easier to please. These friends know that thought counts the most, especially around the holidays (and they don't even expect me to wrap their presents in that wasteful wrapping paper).  Holiday season 2016 is the season of the healthful, hippie friend. If you don't have this friend then you probably are this friend. And you still deserve some cool goodies you can count on to make a difference!

We have compiled a list of 7 Ethical Holiday Gift Ideas sourced to benefit people from all around the world. Do not let our picks stop you from browsing all of these wonderful websites for more ideas. This one is for you, eco-friend! 

Happy Shopping! Love, Bespoken Media PR

7 Ethical Holiday Gift Ideas

1. The Nomad's Cutting Board - Ten Thousand Villages $59.99

 This Authentic Fair Trade cutting board was ethically sourced and handmade in Cameroon. One of this product's contributing craftsmen is Njinuwo Richard, who wants to run his own workshop someday.  This design is unique for its incorporation of many different wood colors. 

This Authentic Fair Trade cutting board was ethically sourced and handmade in Cameroon. One of this product's contributing craftsmen is Njinuwo Richard, who wants to run his own workshop someday.  This design is unique for its incorporation of many different wood colors. 

 TheLittleMakret.com hosts these amazing soy blend holiday candles by Prosperity Candles. Every purchase helps support female refugees in the United States. All candles are hand-poured with wax that is GMO-free, vegan, biodegradable, non-toxic, kosher and not tested on animals and contains an all-natural wick made from unbleached cotton. 24 scents available!

TheLittleMakret.com hosts these amazing soy blend holiday candles by Prosperity Candles. Every purchase helps support female refugees in the United States. All candles are hand-poured with wax that is GMO-free, vegan, biodegradable, non-toxic, kosher and not tested on animals and contains an all-natural wick made from unbleached cotton. 24 scents available!

 The Prasiolite earrings are artisan-made in the United Kingdom. Each pair is similar design-wise but unique because of "Mother Nature's fingerprints" on the gemstones.  According to the Etsy shop, Prasiolite is said to clear negativity, foster compassion, acceptance and self-esteem, ignite love and compassion in one's heart, heal by connecting the physical and spiritual, attract prosperity, bring good fortune, strengthen the emotions and mind the will. 

The Prasiolite earrings are artisan-made in the United Kingdom. Each pair is similar design-wise but unique because of "Mother Nature's fingerprints" on the gemstones.

According to the Etsy shop, Prasiolite is said to clear negativity, foster compassion, acceptance and self-esteem, ignite love and compassion in one's heart, heal by connecting the physical and spiritual, attract prosperity, bring good fortune, strengthen the emotions and mind the will. 

 This box is perfect for your eco-friend with a green thumb! The set includes  Gardener's Hand Cream  that is 100% free of harsh chemicals, a natural & hydrating  Avocado Oil Hand Soap , waxed and eco-friendly  Hemp Twine ,  Bamboo Plant Markers  and 2 sachets of  Serene Jasmine Green Herbal Tea .

This box is perfect for your eco-friend with a green thumb! The set includes Gardener's Hand Cream that is 100% free of harsh chemicals, a natural & hydrating Avocado Oil Hand Soap, waxed and eco-friendly Hemp TwineBamboo Plant Markers and 2 sachets of Serene Jasmine Green Herbal Tea.

 This Fair Trade Advent Calendar is perfect for little ones living in ethical households. Each door reveals a heart shaped chocolate and a illustration of a family farmer from around the world. Purchases also help fund "literacy and income-generating projects for women cocoa farmers in Ghana!"

This Fair Trade Advent Calendar is perfect for little ones living in ethical households. Each door reveals a heart shaped chocolate and a illustration of a family farmer from around the world. Purchases also help fund "literacy and income-generating projects for women cocoa farmers in Ghana!"

 This wireless speaker is made of bamboo for better sound quality. The wood is natural, organic and fair trade and made in Thailand!

This wireless speaker is made of bamboo for better sound quality. The wood is natural, organic and fair trade and made in Thailand!

 These unicorn wall decorations are made from recycled wool clothing and each set is completely unique. Each is filled with recycled polyester stuffing and made in Canada. These are perfect for children or for quirky decor lovers! 

These unicorn wall decorations are made from recycled wool clothing and each set is completely unique. Each is filled with recycled polyester stuffing and made in Canada. These are perfect for children or for quirky decor lovers!