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Last-Minute Fair Trade Gifts!


It’s December 20! (5 days till Christmas, if you’re math-challenged :)). Are your fair trade gifts merrily wrapped under the tree? Or are they, ahem, still sitting in your online shopping cart or on the store shelves just waiting for you?

If that’s the case with your Seven Hopes gifts, you can still order TODAY for last-minute delivery by Christmas! Is your cart not as full as you’d like? Here are a few of our fave fair trade gifts!

1. Unique iPad Case: A pretty and unique iPad case handmade by a fair trade cooperative in Rajasthan, India. A stylish alternative that is nicely padded for protection of devices. Each iPad case is unique due to the variety of colorful floral fabrics!


2. Shibori Cotton Scarf: These scarves are made from 100% cotton by artisans in India, and embellished with fine tie-dye. Each scarf has a soft crinkled look, and comes in three colors: pink, blue, and green. Your purchase provides fair wages to talented artisans in India, and helps their communities rise above poverty.


3. Camellia Necklace: This gorgeous piece will make any lady in your life smile!  31 Bits Designs is a socially minded business designed to give internally displaced women in Northern Uganda an opportunity to counter poverty. By giving beneficiaries access to the international market, they are able to earn an instant income, providing homes, food, and education for their families.


4. Pink Woven Storage Basket: Surely there’s a spot in their home for our Pink Woven Storage Basket! This sturdy woven basket will have no trouble holding anything from toys to blankets. It’s also available in aqua – mix and match colors!


5. Dreambean Himalayan Bath Salts: Help them unwind with Fair Trade, Himalayan bath salts, packaged in a glass french square jar. Each naturally pink hued soaking salt is lightly scented with phthalate-free body care oils, and will soothe muscles, soften skin, and make a spa out of any tub.


Give the gift of hope this year by giving ethically! Got any last-minute fair trade gift ideas? We’d love to hear them!



Fair Trade Gift Ideas | For The Foodie


I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My husband and I are still in Wisconsin eating through our Thanksgiving leftovers as well as our weight in cheese. So this week I thought it would be fitting to share my favorite Gift Ideas For The Foodie.

Custom City State Wooden Cutting Board
Handmade in the USA. This Cutting Board is beyond cool & totally customizable – maybe your sister & her hubby just moved to Oregon and you want to give them something to celebrate their new roots, or you have a friend that recently traveled to Uganda on a missions trip… what a great gift to celebrate those special places!

Mango Wood Salad Bowl with Black Bamboo Inlay
Handmade in Bali. A handsome salad bowl that works with any table setting.

Recycled Flour Sack Towel
Handmade in Peru. A super fun gift for the baker – each towel is unique and features prints from recycled flour sacks.

Javanese Jewel Apron
Handmade in Bali. Available in a multitude of fun prints, these cotton aprons are heavy-duty and will withstand lots of use (and washing)!

Black Mango Wood & Bamboo Salad Servers
Handmade in Bali. Matching servers for our handsome bowl – buy the set, or mix-and-match in other colors for a fun & original gift.

Olive Stripe Vetiver Table Runner
Handmade in Bali. This earthy, scented table runner is a huge personal favorite – your friends and family will love that it’s not only beautiful, but very unique. (And it’s washable…so don’t worry about giving it to someone with kiddos at the table).

Olivewood Spreader with Batik Handle
Handmade in Kenya. Our wooden serving pieces are a great gift for anyone. Guys are intrigued by the natural grains and craftsmanship of our tiny tea spoons and spreaders, and ladies love them for tea and hors d’oeuvres.

Ginkgo Orange Oven Mitt
Handmade in Bali. A super fun mitt any foodie would love. We have lots of other colors, so go crazy…mix-and-match!

Large Capiz Bowl Olive
Handmade in Bali. One of our most popular gifts – capiz bowls made from seashells in Bali. This is my favorite fruit bowl, and my go-to salad bowl when we have company over for dinner! Would be the perfect gift for someone who likes to entertain.

Eva Hand Painted Cups
Handmade in India. Another favorite! Your friends will love using these cups for water, tea, margaritas, toothbrushes, makeup brushes…you name it…we’ve heard it! Available in 8 colors – create your own gift set!