Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Consider ethical gift giving. Not only will your loved ones receive thoughtful presents, but your purchases will also support artisans with fair trade practices and safe working environments. Ethical gifting can also include charitable contributions to social or environmental organizations, making it a win-win for everyone involved.

In addition to supporting a good cause, ethical gift giving can also be eco-friendly. Sustainable Jungle has compiled a list of 23 ethical gift ideas for any occasion, all of which have been independently researched to confirm their claims. From zero waste gift wrapping to artisan-made jewelry, these presents are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face while also making a positive impact.

The Full List Of Ethical Gift Ideas

1. Perfume

Non-toxic perfume is a great ethical gift that keeps on giving long after the holiday season. The 7 Virtues offers gender-neutral bouquets that are free of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, synthetic colors, SLS, palm oil, and animal byproducts. Vanilla Woods is a favorite for its warm and spicy scent with cruelty-free base notes of vanilla, amber, and caramel. For Strange Women offers sustainable and ethical beauty gifts to suit any taste. Ethically sourced ingredients without any harmful chemicals make up alluring scents like Astral Projection, Vixen, and Persephone—all available in the Perfume Oil Sample gift set.

2. Pajamas

Pact provides high-quality pajamas that make a fantastic ethical present. Matching sets, like the Dream Bigger Pajamas, are made from fair trade and GOTS-certified organic cotton, making for the perfect ethical gift for someone who wants comfort without excess carbon emissions. Hernest Project makes the snooze button even more appealing with its massive range of sustainable gift ideas made from recycled materials. We have to call out the Ada RESET lounge top (which we’ve tested and adore) for its flowy, boxy fit that’s vegan, bluesign® approved, OEKO-TEX certified, and incredibly soft.

3. Travel Products

Poppy Barley’s curated collection of travel products will help bring the world a little closer to whomever is lucky enough to open a present containing any one of these items. The Family Passport Holder, available in 2, 4, or 6 passport sizes, allows anyone to keep all their important documents and money items safe—without sacrificing style to do so. For something a little less jet-set and more everyday style set, the versatile Complement Belt can pair with just about any wardrobe, travel or otherwise. Both products are made in an ethically audited factory in Mexico so your giftee’s worldly experiences don’t need to come at the cost of people in the countries they might be going to visit.

4. Bedding

MagicLinen’s natural fabrics provide a breathable, soft ethical vegan Christmas gift that’s ethically crafted in-house. The Linen Sheet Set has a timeless design that will have you feeling relaxed all winter long. You can also build your own bedding bundle by choosing from different colors (including mixing and matching!) and sizes of each piece.

5. Homewares

LIKHÂ has unique ethical gifts like planters, baskets, coasters, home decor, and ornaments—all made by disadvantaged artisans across the Philippines receiving 25% above living wages. Whether it’s a Giraffe or a Dachshund, their coco coir planters can add a bit of handmade zest to any space. Or maybe they need some extra storage, like the Tropika Seagrass Basket, handcrafted in Bali out of seagrass and recycled rope from Village Thrive. Best of all, Village Thrive bolsters these local artisans, providing them with fair income and treatment.

6. Watches

Nordgreen offers a wide range of conflict-free timepieces all sans phthalate plasticizers or heavy metal stabilizers. The Unika in particular is a stylish and practical option for eco-conscious individuals. Nordgreen also has a Giving Back Program, which allows customers to donate to one of three causes: education, environment, or health.

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What Are Ethical Gifts?

Ethical gifts are presents that are made with sustainability, social responsibility, and environmental impact in mind. These gifts are produced using ethical and sustainable practices that benefit both the planet and the people involved in their production. Ethical gifts can be made from a variety of materials such as recycled, upcycled, natural, organic, and non-toxic materials. They can also be fair trade, handmade, or made by artisans.

In addition to being eco-friendly and socially responsible, ethical gifts can also be customizable, affordable, and stylish. They can include sustainable fashion, recycled materials, and zero-waste products. Ethical gifts can also give back to the community or support philanthropic or environmental initiatives.

Overall, ethical gifting goes beyond just the recipient and considers the impact of the gift on the environment and the people involved in its production. By choosing ethical gifts, individuals can make a positive impact on the world while still celebrating special occasions and showing appreciation to loved ones.

Final Thoughts On The Best Ethical Gift Ideas

When it comes to gift-giving, ethical and sustainable options are becoming increasingly popular. This article has provided a selection of eco-minded ethical gifts that give back to the people who made them. However, some of the best presents are ethical handmade Christmas gifts. These gifts have the most sentimental value and are typically the most sustainable.

For those looking for more budget-friendly options, purchasing something secondhand from a local thrift shop is always a great choice.

By sharing this article, readers can help others find the perfect ethical gift this holiday season. It’s important to remember that sustainable and ethical gift-giving is not just limited to Christmas. These ideas can be applied to any occasion throughout the year.

Overall, by choosing ethical and sustainable gifts, individuals can make a positive impact on the environment and support fair labor practices.