Below find the perfect gift for the recent grad who is off to change the world! Every one of these grad gifts is not only eco-friendly, sustainable, ethically-made or fair trade, but they also give back to change lives and make a difference in the world. Give your favorite graduate or college student a gift that will inspire them as they too set out to change the world.
"The original fair trader," started in 1946! They offer unique fair trade graduation gifts for all different personality types. (To also find their products in a retail location near you, click here.)
Prices: $5 - $275
WorldCrafts"develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world." They offer beautiful and meaningful fair- trade gifts for grads and a free downloadable graduation card to go with your gift.
Their "mission is to provide a functional premium quality product, while also creating a positive impact in the world." They sell travel-themed t-shirts, and game changers tees, which are fair trade, organic, eco-friendly and made in the USA. (Use the code: AROUNDLOVE for 10% off.)
"Weaving together business and discipleship" for women in Guatemala. Their handwoven "Words to Live By" bracelets would make inspiring grad gifts, with word choices like "Strong," "Fearless" and "Chosen".
Ethically-made Christian apparel. 100% of the profits give back to charity. They offer tees and tops for men and women, many of which with perfect messages for grads.
Prices: $23 - $29
Persona Grata Goods
"Designed to help moms who care about the world make a difference in the lives of other moms!" Their awesome mini wanderer wallets are made in the USA by refugees in North Carolina.
Works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families." They sell small leather accessories, including travel goods which would make great grad gifts.
Prices: $16 - $96
Give a Damn Goods
“Focuses on affordable goods that make a difference.” They offer sustainable water bottles, made from 100% sugar cane, great for the eco-conscious, active grad.
"A fair trade nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Mayan women in their quest to bring their families out of extreme poverty." Their beautifully handwoven school accessories, would be excellent grad gifts.
Prices: $5 - $30
For the grad of to travel the word, check out our guide:
“Purchase a product--transform a life.” They sell beautiful travel journals and planners, perfect for the grad who is leaving home to find the place God has for them in the world.
Prices: $12 - $36
The Village Country Store
Fair trade and fairly made goods from around the globe. They offer gorgeous fair trade travel journals, and unique carved smartphone docks.
(Use the code: ShopWithLeeAnne for 10% off your entire order!)
Prices: $12 -$45
Their mission is "to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business." They sell an amazing collection of gifts perfect for college students.
On a mission “to equip and assist people in developing countries to break the cycle of poverty through their handiwork and creativity." Their fair trade sticky note holders would make a fun graduation gift.
Check out this awesome post on the Ten Thousand Villages Mosaic blog: