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Fair Trade Gift Guide: The World Traveler

We’re starting off the holiday season with a series of fair trade gift guides to help all of you lovelies with your ethical gift giving this year! Here’s to the World Traveler: the girl who can’t be in one place for too long, has a list of a million places she wants to see and several she’s already checked off her list! She’s eaten Injera in Ethiopia, ridden an elephant in Thailand and understands why everyone loves New York, but knows that there’s no place like home for the holidays!

Fair Trade Gift Guide: The World Traveler

Kantha Weekender Bag to carry on all of her adventures, Felt Memory Elephant Ornament to remind her of her trip to Thailand, Sseko Sandals, 31BITS Claire Loop Bracelet, Eco Friendly Brazil Nut Candle, a Holi Cosmetic Bag to help her stay organized, Sofia Tagua Earrings, a Harper Knitted Headband to keep her warm on those cold backpacking nights, and a 31BITS Sunday Frill Necklace she can dress up or down. Not shown, but also a wonderful gift option for the world traveler are our Holi Luggage Tags.

Visit the Seven Hopes United blog every Sunday through December for more Fair Trade Gift Ideas!

Fair Trade Stocking Stuffers

Happy November! Are you thinking about holiday gifts for friends and family?!? I know I am, so perhaps you are too.  One of my favorite things to buy for the holidays are stocking stuffers.  I really like stocking stuffers because they are like a little extra holiday bonus and extra holiday love. In my family we often forgot about the stocking stuffers until all the other gifts had been open, then…voila…stick a few more gifts to unwrap and enjoy!

Below I have shared with you some of my favorite small items from Seven Hopes United, which could fit perfectly in a stocking!


Dead Sea Bath Salts



How Tuesday: Fair Trade Gift Basket

The holidays are coming and as it turns out many of my friends’ birthdays are this time of year as well.  So I have gift giving on my mind! One of my most favorite gifts to give is the gift basket! A gift basket is a fun and easy way to create not only a lovely gift but also a unique one too.  And you can completely personalize the gift according to the receiver’s likes and interests.  In this post I’d like to share with you two fair trade gift basket ideas that you could use for the holidays or for any occasion where you might need a gift to give.


Gift Basket for the Cook!

I like giving a magazine that the cook might like. Who doesn’t like to browse through a magazine! And why not treat the cook to a special homemade treat; I would include the fair trade pumpkin bread that we featured in an earlier Tasty Tuesday post. If you are an avid cook then you know that it can get messy in the kitchen so the Vivian Ikat Apron would be a nice touch.  The sugar and spice spoons are so pretty, so why not add them too!  Everyone can use extra towels when cooking and these Ethiopian Cotton Kitchen Towels can double as wrapping in the basket. Bundle it all up in our Ghana Bolga Market Basket and you have a pretty and unique gift!


Relaxation Gift Basket for a Friend!

Again a favorite magazine is always a nice touch! And why not give your friend some fair trade wine to enjoy while reading the magazine.  Don’t forget one of our wine stoppers for any left over wine. Candles always add a sense of relaxation and the brazil nut candle is so earthy and grounding! The calming blues and purple of this super soft alpaca scarf would relax anyone, and again the scarf can be used as a wrapping. A pair of earrings, here the Tagua Chip Earrings in Sunset Orange, are just a little something extra for your friend.  And finally bundle it all up in our Mini Bolga Market Basket.

I hope that these gift basket ideas inspire you this holiday season!

Enjoy – Dawn

Wedding Wednesday: Fair Trade Gifts

fair trade gifts

Weddings and gifts go hand-in-hand, but this week I am not talking about gifts for the bride and groom.  Rather, I would like to suggest some gifts for those around you who have loved and supported you throughout the wedding planning process. I’d like to suggest some ideas on gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen.  I purchased fair trade jewelry and a little jewelry bag for the lovely ladies who stood by me along the journey to the altar.  Being a person’s bridesmaid or groomsman is a special thing so I think it is important to thank these folks in a special way.

Here are a couple of fair trade gift ideas for your bridesmaids!

kimono robe

After putting in hard work supporting the bride on her wedding day the bridesmaids might greatly enjoy relaxing in this kimono robe.

River Kimono Robe


Another great way to relax after showing love and support as a bridesmaid is a nice soothing bath.

Bath Tea and Spa Tin Gift Set

Here are a couple of fair trade gift ideas for your groomsmen!


These adorable coasters would pair well with the fair trade beer I mentioned in last week’s Wedding Wednesday post.

Recycled Cork Coaster Set


Two of these hand painted mugs paired with fair trade coffee would be a very nice gift that many groomsmen might really enjoy!

Eva Hand Painted Mugs

Have a wonderful day – Dawn


Real Couple’s Favorite Fair Trade Products – Theresa & Greg

Today we are featuring an extremely special couple – my sister and brother-in-law! Theresa and Greg recently moved to Portland, Oregon after years of planning and dreaming about their adventures there. They were married on a gorgeous day in Minnesota – October of 2011, at a park near their home in Saint Paul.

Greg being the outdoorsy type and Theresa the crafty type, their decorating style is artsy with bits of rustic nature. They’ve hung artistic photos of their travels throughout their home, and incorporated them with unique finds from thrift stores, handmade items, etc. When registering for fair trade products at Seven Hopes United, they stuck to the classics with a bit of handmade flair.

Without further ado, here are a few of Theresa & Greg’s favorite fair trade products!


1. Sliced Persimmon Mango Wood Bowl
2. Sweet Coconut & Vanilla & Spice Soap
3. White Wolof Fair Trade Storage Basket
4. Vintage Sari Throw

If you are interested in having your favorite fair trade products featured, email me and I will give you more details (it is easy and painless, I promise)!