Father's Day Gift Guide

Give dad a gift that gives back

06/11/2012 - 3:53 PM

Gift Guide

Want to put an extra big smile on Dad’s face this year? This Father’s Day, celebrate the Fair Trade way! Browse the Fair Trade USA Father’s Day Gift Guide to select a meaningful gift that positively impacts the lives of many fathers around the world. We’ve got every minute of his Fair Trade Father’s Day covered – from a sip of coffee in the morning to a friendly soccer match in the park.

We’re also giving away the contents of this gift guide for two lucky fathers (it could be yours!), so be sure to check out the bottom of this blog post for instructions on how to enter! Good luck!

Choice Organics Russian Caravan Tea - Fair Trade CertifiedWake up

Start off Dad’s Day right with some delicious Fair Trade Certified™ coffee or tea, sustainably sourced from farms stretching from Rwanda to India. Maybe he’ll enjoy Green Mountain Coffee's Spring Revival Blend, an aromatic blend with a light finish-- it will surely get his day started right. These beans come from two cooperatives in the hills of Rwanda, and by purchasing this coffee you're helping farmers in this war-torn country rebuild their livelihoods in a sustainable way. Or try out Reunion Island Coffee’s Fair Trade & Organic French Roast, a bold flavor with character that every coffee lover craves. Their beans are harvested from small family farms in Central and South America and carry both Fair Trade and Organic certification.

If your dad is more of a tea drinker, you can’t go wrong with a mug full of Choice Organic Tea.  Wild Forest Black, Russian Caravan and Genmaicha are definite Dad favorites! Even if Dad isn’t much of a morning person, a mid-afternoon ice tea from Honest Tea will help him cool off after a day’s worth of fun in the sun.

Fair Trade Certified Soccer Ball from Senda AthleticsWork out

For the sports fan Dad, why not get him a Fair Trade Certified sports ball? When you hit the field, you can beat your opponent and conquer sweatshops at the same time! Check out Senda Athletics to find a top quality Fair Trade soccer equipment that combines the joy of sports and the satisfaction of social responsibility. Senda’s Fair Trade Certified soccer balls are stitched with a commitment to fair wages and sweatshop-free labor. Now that’s a goal!

Dress up

What father wouldn’t appreciate some fashionable new Fair Trade Certified apparel and linens that directly benefits the farmers who grow the cotton and the workers who sew the garments?  Maybe he would enjoy a new pair of Good & Fair’s Fair Trade Certified boxers, made with 100% Organic Poplin cotton. They’ll last infinitely longer than a box of chocolates, and they are lightweight and comfortable to boot!  For the outdoor-minded dad, check out prAna’s Fair Trade Certified t-shirt.  It is made of 100% organic cotton and is available in three colors.

When you give the gift of Fair Trade Certified apparel, your dad will feel good knowing that he’s wearing items that support the livelihoods of cotton farmers with better prices and factory workers with community development premiums for schools, medical clinics, scholarships and more.

Peak Organics Beer made with Fair Trade Certified EspressoWind down

If Dad is looking for a way to cool down and relax on a hot day, why not point him towards our refreshing and responsibly-sourced Fair Trade beverages and spirits. Try out Peak Organics Espresso Amber, the first beer made with Fair Trade Certified coffee brewed in the United States. A robust amber ale brewed with locally roasted, organic Fair Trade espresso, it’s sure to pair nicely with Dad’s BBQ favorites or desserts like vanilla ice cream and chocolate cake. Yum!

Looking for something a bit stronger? FAIR. Spirits has introduced a line of spirits (vodka, coffee, and goji) made in part from Fair Trade Certified quinoa from the Anapqui Cooperative in Bolivia. Their products benefit over 1,200 small farmers throughout the Bolivian highlands, and make the perfect nightcap to a great Father’s Day.

From Fathers to Fathers

No matter how you show your Dad you care, with Fair Trade you can make this Father’s Day about fathers all around the world.  Fathers who work on Fair Trade Certified farms and in Fair Trade factories are able to keep their kids in school, work in safe conditions, invest in their own homes, and put food on their tables. This Father’s Day, give your dad a gift that guarantees rights, protections, and a better life for farmers and workers across the globe.

 


 

Giveaway

We have 2 gift bags to give away for Fathers's Day, each containing the contents of our gift guide (except for the alcohol).

Each prize contains:

There are a variety of ways to enter, and you can get up to 38 entries! Login with Facebook or register your email below to see all the ways to enter the giveaway. Once you're registered, click on the buttons below to get your entries. Good luck!

Fair Trade Father's Day Giveaway
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