Fair Trade your holidays! Here are some easy gift and recipe ideas with a positive impact on farmers and workers around the world.
Gifts that Give Back to Farmers and Workers Around the World
The best gifts are ones that tell a story. This year, you can tell the story of helping farmers improve their communities when you give Fair Trade Certified gifts. Fair Trade USA's annual Holiday Gift Guide is filled with great ideas for everyone on your list. So go ahead and spread the holiday cheer while making a difference in the lives of farmers and workers with every purchase.
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Keep your loved ones warm and energized with the gift of Fair Trade Certified coffee. There are a variety of high-quality blends and holiday collections available. And you can give knowing that your present brings hope and economic stability to coffee communities around the world.
As the weather outside becomes frightful, Fair Trade Certified tea is a delightful way to warm up. Available in a variety of festive flavors and beautiful gift sets, these teas are sure to conjure visions of peppermint leaves and cinnamon sticks dancing in any tea drinker's head. Your purchase helps tea-growing communities flourish with funds for clean water projects.
Fair Trade Certified chocolate is the ultimate indulgence for the holidays. These chocolates have the added benefit of helping kids stay in school as community development premiums for the cocoa are often invested in school fees, scholarships and supplies.
Help someone on your gift list pamper herself during the cold, dry winter months. A lotion, scrub, or lip balm made from Fair Trade Certified shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, honey, sugar or even coffee extract is a great addition to anyone's daily routine. Everyone's skin needs a little love. So why not give it with a little added fairness?
The only thing better than giving stylish clothing, is giving stylish clothing with a meaningful cause. From t-shirts and totes to sweaters and scarves, Fair Trade Certified apparel directly benefits the farmers who grow the cotton and the workers who sew the garments.
Baking during the holidays is one of the tastiest traditions there is and with Fair Trade ingredients it can also be one of the most fulfilling. Invite friends and family over for a baking party, or put together a gift basket that includes all the ingredients needed to whip up your favorite goodies. Check out some of our favorite holiday recipes.
Wines and spirits are great hostess gifts to enjoy with family and friends. Sip stylishly and sustainably by offering these Fair Trade libations that will have you and your loved ones rockin' around the Christmas tree.
We're getting into the gift-giving spirit, too! During the month of December we will raffle off items from our Holiday Guide every weekday (Monday-Friday). Be sure to come back each day to see what we're giving away and to enter for a chance to win! Just login with Facebook or register your email to see all the ways you can enter.