Fair Trade Gift Ideas

Ashley Symons
December 4, 2011

Finding meaningful gifts for the various people in your life can be challenging, especially during the holiday frenzy. Here are some ideas that are tasty, affordable, and support small farmer co-ops worldwide. From the chocolate lovers to the coffee fanatics, we've got your friends and family covered!

For the Do Gooder

  • African Gift Box - This gift exemplifies a partnership to createComplete Fair Trader Gift Basket change. Together with the Panzi Foundation in the D.R. Congo, BeadforLife in Uganda, and our farmer partners in East Africa, this gift supports East African economies and women affected by violence.
  • Complete Fair Trader Gift Basket - This Fair Trade basket has it all for the Fair Trade enthusiast: two ground coffees, four chocolate bars, a can of hot cocoa, and a box of small farmer tea are all nestled inside a hand woven grass basket.

For the Coffee Lover

  • Coffee of the Month Subscription - Keep those coffee fanatics in your life caffeinated! They'll think of you each time they brew your gift. Each month, two bags of our Coffee-of-the-Month will be sent to the recipient. You can opt for a 3, 6, 9 or 12 month gift.

For the Chocolate Lover

  • Chocolate Bar Collection - It's too hard tobasket decide which one bar to send, so how about a collection? Here's six of Equal Exchange's most delicious chocolate bars, ranging from Milk Chocolate (38% cacao) to Extra Dark (80% cacao) Chocolate.
  • Minis Chocolate Basket - Everyone loves our Chocolate Minis! Give someone this little basket of chocolate minis and they can enjoy it at the office, in their kitchen, or anywhere, really.
  • Sweet & Spicy Gift Basket - This gift includes a mix of all our most popular chocolate products: hot cocoa, spicy cocoa, two chocolate bars and 25 chocolate minis wrapped in a cute cotton paper box.

For the Tea Enthusiast

  • Traditional Tea Sampler - This sample is perfect for the tea purist, with favorites like English Breakfast, Black Tea and Green Tea.
  • Flavored Tea Sampler - Our more unique flavored teas are put together in this sampler, including Chai, Jasmine Green, and Vanilla Rooibos.

For the Foodie

  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil - A practical gift that's alsoEqual Exchange olive oil delicious! Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is robust and peppery with a strong fruit finish.
  • Organic Baking Cocoa - Bakers rave about our baking cocoa! Give it with one of our recipes attached.
  • Chocolate & Coffee Pairing Gift - Mmm, there's nothing quite like a bite of chocolate combined with a sip of coffee. This kit is a great way to experience and explore the various tastes, textures and simple bliss that come together when you combine chocolate with its perfect coffee counterpart.

For the Zen Seeker

  • Mind, Body & Soul Mug Set - This calming set includes our popular Mind, Body & Soul coffee, a beautiful hand-painted mug, and a soothing Organic tea.

DIY Gift Bags

Mix 'n match your favorite Fair Trade coffee, chocolate, or tea and create your own giftCanvasBag complete with our Organic Canvas Bag. Might we suggest these fun additions: