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.
(NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice. If you buy through some of these links, a small amount will come back to help support our mission.)
"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.
Sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!" They offer gorgeous fair trade travel journals.
Prices: $24 - $44
Connects customers with handcrafted leather products made by Mayan artisans on Lake Atitlan. They sell high-quality leather travel gear for men and women including backpacks, duffels, passport wallets, camera straps, hip bags and more great gifts for college students.
Prices: $16 - $150
100% of proceeds of their "World Changing Coffee" are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world. They offer unique coffee tumblers, which give back.
"A nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty." They sell whole collection of high quality fair trade gifts for grads.
Prices: $9 - $168
Check out this awesome post on the Ten Thousand Villages Mosaic blog:
which covers English Majors, Culinary Arts Majors, Science Majors, Music Majors and Education Majors.
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, which are fair trade, organic, eco-friendly and made in the USA.
"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 off 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 woven notebooks from Guatemala would make an excellent graduation gift.
Prices: $8 - $15
"Rahab's Rope exists to empower women and children in the fight against human trafficking." Their amazing handmade, fair trade journals would make awesome gifts for grads.