The Ethical Holiday Gift Guide

The Ethical Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping ethically for yourself is one thing, but when it comes to giving gifts, it can be even more difficult to find items that your friends and family will love that are affordable and ethically made.

Our Ethical Holiday Gift Guide is meant to take the stress out of holiday shopping. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite brands and products that are each made with the planet and the wellbeing of the hands who made it in mind. Stay tuned for a giveaway with each of the brands featured, but for now, add these pieces to your shopping list for your friends and family.

1. Casual V-Neck Dress Midi || People of Leisure

This dress is one of our favorites (shameless plug, we know), so we could help but include it. It’s perfect for just about any occasion or season, and can easily be dressed up with tights and heels or worn casually with a pair of gladiator sandals and sunglasses.
Buy it here: Casual V-Neck Dress Midi ($86)

2. Wool Slippers || Chilote Shoes

Chilote Shoes designs the most comfortable wool slippers, hand knitted by women in rural Patagonia creating a sustainable livelihood for their families. The brand embodies the term “slow fashion” and strive to empower indigenous communities and preserve their unique traditions. Each pair of shoes sold by the B-Corp certified company is made with the utmost care, with locally sourced wool. 

These house shoes make a gorgeous gift for men and women alike and are paired best with a blanket and a cup of coffee.

Buy it here: Chilote House Shoes ($75)

3. Sage + Grass Body Oil || Daughter of the Land

This ultra-moisturizing body oil is made with organic, vegan, all natural ingredients to soothe winter skin. Daughter of the Land is a one woman show, on a mission to make skincare simple, foregoing long lists of ingredients for a few, powerful, all natural ones that actually work (really well). Each of Daughter of the Land’s products is made with organic ingredients and packaged using recycled paper, glass, and metal. Their Sage + Grass body oil is perfect for the face, or the entire body. It even makes a gentle makeup remover or frizz tamer.

Buy it here: Sage + Grass Body Oil ($48)
Photo Credit: @thebrileybirds

4. Desert Bound Vintage T-Shirt || People of Leisure

Our dusty pink vintage tee is perfect for the wanderer on your list or anyone who appreciates a super comfy t-shirt. It’s made of 100% cotton and has the perfect fade color that works with any outfit.

Buy it here: Desert Bound Vintage T-Shirt ($32) 

5. Branch Half Hoops in Sterling Silver || Devi Arts Collective

Simple, versatile, and handmade with sterling silver, these hoops are perfect for wearing everyday and everywhere. Devi Arts Collective is an online marketplace connecting artisans around the world with a wider customer base in the West. The Collective currently partners with artisans in Bali, India, and Guatemala to sell their nature-inspired, handmade jewelry, home goods, and handbags.

Buy it here: Branch Half Hoops in Sterling Silver ($35)

Discount code: POLGC17 for free shipping

Whether it’s for a friend, your parent, a teacher, or even your own wish-list (no shame!) these gift ideas make the perfect addition to anyone’s Christmas. Knowing that each piece was made fairly and ethically only adds to their beauty.

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