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WorldCraftsSM "develops sustainable, fair-trade businesses among impoverished people around the world."  They have some awesome ideas for meaningful Valentine's gifts that make a difference!

Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They sell lots of cool 

Valentine's Day themed gifts, including chocolate, jewelry, scarves and more.

(To also find their products in a retail store near you, click here.)

MudLOVE  sells beautiful pottery, handmade in Indiana.  Every product which 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 beautiful "Be Mine" Valentine gift boxes for men and women!

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 absolutely beautiful Valentine cards, stationary sets and jewelry on Etsy.

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 great Valentine gift options, including card and jewelry sets and Valentine's for kids!

31 Bits sells jewelry handmade by women rising out of poverty in Uganda and Indonesia.  They offer awesome charm bangles and necklaces for Valentine's gifts including pizza and kitty charms!

Woven Grace sells beautiful fabric Valentine's Day cards made by artisans in Haiti.  (The cards are even more beautiful in person and worthy of being framed!)  Your purchase helps women and teenagers in Northern Haiti to feed and clothe their families. (To also find their cards in retail locations, click here.)

Ethical Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day.  A holiday all about love.  Unfortunately love is not always shown to some of the workers producing the Valentine's gifts we buy.  Most Valentine chocolate contains cocoa from West Africa which can be tainted with child slavery.   And Valentine flowers are often cut using child labor.  But you can show love this year not just to your family, but also to the artisans creating the Valentines gifts below!

Ten Thousand Villages, "the original fair trader," started 65 years ago.  They offer Valentine's Day gifts, including Valentine cards. (To also find their products in a retail store in your area, click here.)

BELJOY means "beautiful joy."  "BÉLJOY was born out of a vision to give the people of Haiti opportunities to earn money through honest and dignified work."  They offer some beautiful Valentine jewelry, gifts and even gift cards!

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."  They offer a large selection of Valentine gifts, including Valentine bracelets, earrings, necklaces, mugs and gifts for kids, handmade by artisans in Haiti.

For more Valentine gift ideas, also check out our JEWELRY, GIFTS FOR MEN,

Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They offer high quality chocolate gifts and gourmet chocolate bars, perfect for your Valentine. (To also find their chocolate in retail locations in your area, click here.)

Gifts with a Cause has a passion "to provide sustainable income to artisans in developing countries."  They offer unique Valentine's Day gift options, including heart jewelry, purses, artwork, scarves and other love-themed gifts.

Amani ya Juu "means 'Peace from Above'. "  They are a "social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women." They sell Valentine gifts including cute heart key chains, beautiful Valentine's Day cards and kanga heart pillows.

Eternal Threads "mission is 'weaving hope and justice' to improve the lives of women and children who are at risk from extreme poverty and trafficking." They offer awesome Valentine's gifts including a hand-crocheted red heart purse, heart jewelry and handmade pressed flower cards.