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Ethically-Sourced and Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

FILED IN: Gift Guides

Posted By: Jamie Kutchman

It's no secret that we love spreading the love through artisan gifting. We're talking wedding welcome gifts, client gifts, corporate gifts, bridal party gifts, workshop gifts and more. But we also love the idea of spreading that love even further!

By incorporating fair trade and ethically sourced products in gifts, you can help out the artisans and producers who created the products you are gifting. Beyond fair trade gifts, another way to think about  gifts that keep on giving is to gift something that will last and continue to brighten their day, long after the event is over!

While there are numerous ways achieve this, today we are highlighting our favorite three!

Basket or Tote

Since your gift has to go in some sort of beautiful container or packaging, why not make it ethically sourced? We love the idea of gifting a beautiful basket that your loved ones can repurpose beautifully in their home. Maybe you know a local artisan who creates gorgeous woven picnic baskets? Sourcing locally is always a wonderful idea and those baskets would be simply darling to use in bridesmaids gifts!

Some of our favorite selections...this yellow pom-pom adorned tote and red one-handled basket!

Ethically-Sourced-Eco-Friendly-Gift-Ideas Image: The Little Market


Personally, I run on coffee and I don’t know what I would do without it! However, half the fun of a delicious latte or cappuccino is the mug you’re drinking it in. I tend to be a bit of a coffee mug aficionado and my collection seems to never cease growing! I love receiving cute coffee mugs as gifts and they make cute, sentimental, and practical keepsakes.

We love the idea of including a coffee mug with a package of delicious, fair trade coffee for your dear friends to enjoy! They will love it as a pick-me-up the week after a fun wedding reception. Even better, they can continue to enjoy the mug for a long time to come!

Some of our favorite selections are...this Bolivian Medium Roast and this patterned, monogramed mug!

Ethically-Sourced-Eco-Friendly-Gift-Ideas Image: Ruth Eileen Photography


Attention all brides-to-be! Searching for the perfect way to thank your dear bridesmaids? Why not gift them with gorgeous and ethically-sourced earnings they can wear on your wedding day, and beyond! Not only will they love your stylish selection, they will be proud of how you’re supporting others. Also, this way your bridesmaids don’t have to worry about what to wear on your big day and they are sure to cherish their gift!

Some of our favorite selections... these simple gold studs and this delicate cuff!

Ethically-Sourced-Eco-Friendly-Gift-Ideas Image: Marissa Lambert Photography

Curious what we can create for you? Take a peek at the gallery to see so much more!

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