15 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Her — That She'll Treasure for Years to Come | 2019 Edition

Made Trade curates only the very best ethically elevated gifts. From fair trade jewelry to eco-friendly bags, Made Trade is your destination for finding a thoughtful and meaningful gift for your loved ones this Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa.

Whether you're shopping for mom, grandma, your best friend, colleague, teacher, or partner — this guide to ethical and sustainable gifts for her will be your ultimate resource for discovering consciously-made gifts for all the women in your life.

This list of curated gifts will give you a great overview of the diverse gifts available on Made Trade. Shop the full collection of Gifts for Her or visit our full Gifts collection to discover gifts for everyone on your list.

1. Svala Sara Chain Vegan Wallet Purse - Black Piñatex

Stylish, sustainable, vegan, and ethically made — Svala’s bags are any conscious shopper’s dream! All of the brand’s beautiful bags make wonderful gifts, including this sleek versatile bag made from Piñatex (vegan leather crafted from discarded pineapple leaves). Use it as a wallet for day-to-day use or a minimal bag for going out.

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Svala eco-friendly clutch and crossbody gift

2. Days of August The Hair Prong - Squared in Charcoal

Days of August’s hair accessories are an effortlessly chic way to hold up a messy bun or top pony with ease. These eco-friendly accessories are made using 100% locally-sourced reclaimed steel and are thoughtfully crafted in small batches in a studio powered by solar panels.

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Days of August upcycled sustainable hair accessories

3. MINNA Dunes Scarf - Earth

This super-soft scarf from Minna is perfect for bundling up as the temperatures drop. And this beautiful and cozy piece is a gift you can give consciously, too, as each and every one of the scarves is ethically handwoven by a women-led co-op in Uruguay.

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Minna fair trade artisan scarf gift

4. Mother Erth White Woven Maxi Tote

For the boss lady who wants to carry it all in style, this Mother Erth tote will be a well-loved gift! All of Mother Erth's bags are handwoven from 100% upcycled, super durable laminated plastic sheets discarded by factories in Asia. She can use the bag for carrying books to class, the laptop to work, towels to the beach, or produce from the farmers’ market.

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Mother Erth upcycled eco-friendly bag

5. Son of a Sailor Nan Wallet in Natural

Son of a Sailor's Nan Wallet is the ultimate eco-friendly gift for the minimalist. It's the perfect-sized wallet for carrying around the essentials and comes with a removable brass ring for the option to clip on keys. All of Son of a Sailor's pieces are crafted in their studios in Austin and San Marcos, Texas from responsibly-sourced leather that is vegetable-tanned in a U.S. tannery.

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Son of a Sailor ethical and eco-friendly wallet


6. Rose & Fitzgerald Channels Cuff

Crafted with care by metalsmiths in Rose & Fitzgerald’s studio in Kampala, Uganda, this Channels Cuff is a beautiful gift with just as beautiful of a story behind it. The cuff also pairs well with the Rose & Fitzgerald Deep V Choker.

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Rose and Fitzgerald artisan handmade jewelry gifts

7. HOZEN Piñatex Belt Bag

This luxury vegan leather belt bag from Hozen is a minimal, yet roomy, hands-free bag for the gal on the go. Hozen is a sustainable, vegan brand using Piñatex pineapple leather (which this bag is crafted from) and vegan leather derived from biopoly oils (which is an eco-friendly polyurethane made from grains). 

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8Studio Variously Rosa Silk and Cashmere Scarf

Gift this luxurious scarf from Studio Variously and you’ll be thanked over and over again because it goes with everything and feels amazing! The piece is handwoven from premium quality silk and cashmere and dyed with eco-friendly dyes by skilled artisans earning fair wages for their crafts.

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Studio Variously ethical handmade scarf gifts

9. Salt + Still 209 Cuff

Simple, elegant, and one-of-a-kind, Salt + Still's timeless jewelry is a meaningful gift that is sure to be loved by whoever is lucky enough to receive it! The sustainable brand handcrafts all of their pieces in New York in small batches from ethically-sourced materials, such as recycled sterling silver.

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Salt and Still artisan handcrafted jewelry gift

10. Purse & Clutch Convertible Crossbody & Clutch

This classic crossbody is a seasonless staple that can be worn with just about anything. And not only do the colors lend themselves to a wide array of options, but the detachable crossbody strap makes it a versatile piece for both casual and formal occasions, too. Each bag is handmade by skilled artisans earning fair wages and working in safe, healthy working environments.

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Purse and Clutch artisan-made fair trade bag gift

11. Katie Mudd Black and White Modern Hanging Planter

Whether you need a gift for your grandmother or younger sister, Katie Mudd’s hanging planters are functional and an exceptionally-made gift for anyone on your list. Each and every piece is made by the brand's founder and ceramist Katie Mudd, in her Portland, Oregon studio using only locally-sourced materials.

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Katie Mudd handmade planter

12. Bloom & Give Neela Throw

Made from 100% hand-spun, hand-dyed, and hand-loomed cotton, this beautifully handcrafted throw from Bloom & Give is one exceptional piece. The throw can be used as a bed cover, a decorative throw, or as a blanket to cozy up with while she's watching her favorite holiday movie.

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Bloom and Give fair trade throw gift

13. Iron Oxide Crystal Amulet Necklace

Striking and sustainably-made, Iron Oxide’s jewelry is a thoughtful gift that will be treasured for years to come. Iron Oxide, the jewelry line of sustainable fashion label Altar, uses recycled metals for its jewelry and minimal, recyclable packaging.

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Iron Oxide locally-made sustainable jewelry gift

14. Rose & Fitzgerald Mugavu Geometric Bottle Stopper

Wine lovers are sure to appreciate these individually handmade and hand-carved bottle stoppers from Rose & Fitzgerald. Each and every piece is crafted by woodworkers in Rose & Fitzgerald's ethical design and craft studio in Kampala, Uganda. 

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Rose and Fitzgerald artisan fair trade gifts

15. Hathorway Rectangular Wicker Rattan Bag

Eco-friendly accessories that support women empowerment — Hathorway’s earthy-chic bags and jewelry are conscious gifts you can feel good about giving. The brand uses mindful materials like rattan and upcycled buffalo horn and ensures fair wages and safe working conditions for all of its makers.

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Hathorway sustainable fair trade bag

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