At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus with a season of giving. But some of those gifts are unwittingly bought at the expense of the worker who made them. This year try a new kind of Christmas shopping which gives both ways. For Christmas gifts, check out our "Ultimate Guide to Gifts that Give Back". Look below for where to find ethically-made and fair trade Christmas decorations, ornaments, stockings, tree skirts, garlands, nativities, handmade Christmas cards and more. Every purchase gives back to bless the makers of these beautiful holiday decorations.
"Creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage." They sell a beautiful collection of Christmas decor, including ornaments, nativities, metal art, all handmade in Haiti.
Changing lives through empowerment, environmental education and employment." They offer eco-friendly Christmas stockings, created out of up-cycled plastic bags that make beautiful products instead of littering the streets in Haiti!
WorldCrafts"develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They offer amazing fair trade Christmas decorations, including advent calendars, Christmas toys, stocking, nativities and more.
Prices: $10 - $60
Their mission is "providing a path out of poverty" for their artisans. They offer beautiful Christmas ornaments, handmade in Haiti.
Prices: $8 - $18
Vi Bella Jewelry
“Buy cool stuff. Help real people.” They offer and amazing collection of fair trade Christmas ornaments, including animals, historical figures, and lots more.
Prices: $8 - $28
"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell a large selection of fair trade Christmas decor, including ornaments, nativities, tree skirts, lanterns and lots more.
Prices: $8 - $150
On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity."
They trade directly with cocoa farmers, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans. They offer delicious, award-winning chocolate gifts for the holidays.
Prices: $6 - $140
"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." They offer handmade fair trade Christmas decorations. including Christmas ornaments, table linens and coasters.
Helps rural Azerbaijani women “earn much needed additional income and provides deeper purpose and hope in their lives.” They offer beautifully handmade knitted Christmas decorations including ornaments, garlands and personalized stockings.
Their mission is "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries." They sell beautiful fair trade Christmas ornaments and votive lanterns, handmade in India. Each ornament comes with the artisan's picture and story.
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"Provides employment and community for refugee women who have resettled in the USA." They offer fun matching holiday lounge pants for the whole family.
Prices: $29 - $39
Vickery Trading Co.
"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!" They sell gorgeous, traditionally hand-embroidered Christmas ornaments. The story behind these ornaments is as beautiful as the ornaments themselves!
Works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community. They offer beautiful ethically-made Christmas decorations
including table toppers, ornaments and Haitian metal art.
Prices: $6 - $40
2nd Story Goods
"A livelihood project created to help widows and single mothers" in the Philippines. They sell beautiful crocheted Christmas garlands to hang around your home.
Prices: $7 - $17
Sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer beautiful Christmas decor, including tree toppers, advent calendars and ornament sets.
Prices: $22 - $48
Trades of Hope
"Recycled saris are re-imagined and hand-stitched in the kantha style by a woman impacted by human trafficking and the commercial sex trade." They sell beautifully upcycled Christmas stockings and Christmas tree skirts.
She sells products from the Noonday Collection. They "design and sell an inspired collection of jewelry an accessories from artisans around the globe. Check out their beautiful Winter 2019 Collection, which includes gorgeous eco-friendly wrapping paper, garlands, stockings and Christmas ornaments.