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Trades of Hope sells products made by women whose "story has changed from pain and struggle to a story of hope!"  They offer beautiful world changer coin banks, which would make a nice gift for the grad out to change the world.

 Gifts for Grads

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric covered journals, cards, notepads and more, perfect for grad gifts. Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families.

The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to learn artisan skills and sustainable business development training."  They offer an amazing selection of grad gifts, including traveling grad gifts, laptop sleeves, coffee and leather Bibles and journals.

MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery mugs handcrafted in Indiana.  Every product you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need in Central African Republic through their nonprofit partner, Water for Good.  They offer custom mugs 

and custom bracelets, perfect to personalize for your favorite grad!

2nd Story Goods works in a small town in Haiti to provide much needed jobs and hope to their community by paying a livable wage to the artisans who make their goods.  They offer a leather portfolio, which would make a perfect grad gift.

WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They offer grad gift sets and other great gifts for grads.

The Mercy House Shop is "a global marketplace and the beautiful products in this shop are made by women empowered by Mercy House Global."  They offer graduation cards and also "world changer" and "there will be miracles" gifts for grads!

Hope Outfitters offers ethically made backpacks with 100% of the profits being donated to chosen charities.  Their backpacks include a padded laptop pouch and would make a great gift for a grad preparing to travel.

Freedom’s Promise is "a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with indigenous Cambodian groups to prevent human trafficking and child exploitation by transforming communities."  They sell cool eco-friendly elephant messenger bags, which are upcycled from cement bags, perfect for the eco-conscious graduate!

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer beautiful upcycled cotton-to-paper note boxes and journals, which would make neat grad gifts.  Each item comes with the artisan's picture and story.

Here are ethical gifts for grads to start them on their journey of changing the world!

Mountain Maid partners with "local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They offer hand carved and hand painted pencil and pen holders, unique letter openers, and gorgeous business card holders, for the graduate who is off to work!

Haiti Design Coop works in Haiti to develop "craftsmen and leaders that are able to use their skills to provide for their families and contribute to the development of their community."  They sell  an oversized leather portfolio clutch.

Amma's Umma is "an ethical boutique that gives back to adoptions."  They offer gorgeous gift Bibles and beautiful journals.

A Sister’s Heart is "a socially minded business that uses art and design to provide economic and educational development for young Honduran women who have chosen to change the course of their lives."  They offer beautiful compass note cards which make perfect cards for the graduate as they set off to chart their own course!  (I ordered them to go with all my grad gifts this year, and they are beautiful!!)

Papillon Enterprise is "creating jobs for mothers & fathers who don’t want to have to abandon their children to an orphanage because they can’t feed them."  For the sports fanatic grad, Papillon offers jewelry and key chains in popular sports team colors!  They also offer congratulation cards for grads.

Three Avocados sells "World Changing Coffee"and net proceeds are donated to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world.  They offer cool coffee gift boxes and unique coffee tumblers, perfect for coffee-drinking grad!

For more grad gift ideas, go to Backpacks, Electronics Accessories or Journals.

Partners for Just Trade is a "non-profit, faith-based organization that builds partnerships between producers living in extreme poverty and consumers in North America."  They sell  a spiral messenger bag, perfect for the grad on the go!

Vi Bella Jewelry provides employment in Haiti and their mission "is centered on providing a path out of poverty for our artisans."  They offer a devotional book perfect for grads called, "A God of All Seasons."  They also offer other grad gifts, including jewelry and totes (Note: Look under the category "Moms & Grads.")

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started in 1946.  They have a great selection of gifts for grads. (I ordered their longitude journals for grad gifts this year and they were perfect!)

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They offer unique, high quality gifts for grads.

Amani ya Juu is a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell awesome grad gifts, including ipad and tablet sleeves, journals, luggage tags and cards to go with the gift!