FairTradeUSA.org has come up with a great guide for this holiday season. This season you can make every purchase matter by giving a gift that keeps on giving. Just look for the Fair Trade Certified label to help spread holiday cheer not only to your loved ones, but also to farmers and workers around the world. Their annual Holiday Gift Guide provides meaningful suggestions for everyone on your list.
Sing with us as we take you through the 12 days of a Fair Trade Christmas.
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me. . .
12 POUNDS OF COFFEE
Nothing says I love you like the gift of coffee. It will keep your special ones warm and awake! Coffee makes a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift and you can give knowing that your present brings hope, education and economic stability to coffee communities around the world. Here are some especially delightful Fair Trade beans that are perfect for this festive season: Green Mountain Coffee Fair Trade Organic Coffee Sampler, Mr. Espresso Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe, Café Femenino Asobagri Huehuetenango Blend, Equator Coffee Ecuador El Batan, Fidalgo Bay Yuletide Roast, Pachamama Cooperative Harvest Blend, Grounds for Change Holiday Blend, Allegro Coffee Organic Mexican Zaragoza Select, Organic Red Barn Blend, Hammerhead Coffee Roaster’s Extra Special Blend and Weaver’s Holiday Blend. And you can’t go wrong with Thanksgiving Coffee’s Perfect Gift Basket.
11 TASTY TEAS
For the tea lovers in your life, we have a list of lovely holiday teas that will leave any tea drinker with visions of peppermint leaves and cinnamon sticks dancing in their heads. Indulge a little this holiday season while supporting Fair Trade tea growers who use traditional and sustainable growing techniques that protect the environment. Here are a few suggestions: Choice Rooibos Superfruit (supporting the Jane Goodall Institute), Numi Organic Tea Eco-Friendly Tea Chest, Republic of Tea Cranberry Blood Orange, Rishi Cinnamon Plum, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Polar Berry Holiday Blend, Traditional Medicinals Golden Ginger, Twinings Peppermint Tea, Arbor Cinnamon Black Tea, Art of Tea Caramelized Pear, Infusions of Tea Chocolate Mint Rooibos and Light of Day Vanilla Heaven Tea
10 CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS
There is never a better time to give the gift of chocolate than during the holiday season, and the gift of Fair Trade Certified chocolate is sure to delight. Make sure to tell the recipient that this special chocolate was grown and harvested in socially responsible ways that help communities to grow and flourish. Look for these delicious chocolate treats: Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar, Sjaaks Winter Wonderfuls, Alter Eco Dark Mint Chocolate, Angell Organic Candy Bars, Green and Black’s Hazelnut & Currant, Sweet Riot Ultimate Holiday Cheer Gift Cube, Coco Zen Chocolate Chai Spice Truffles, Kopali Organics Chocolate Covered Coffee beans and Sweet Earth’s Hanukkah Gelt. Can’t get enough Fair Trade Certified chocolate? Bake it in a cake with Simply Organic Devil’s Food Cake Mix.
9 BEAUTY PRODUCTS
December is one of the coldest months of the year, a time when harsh weather conditions are not so nice to our skin and lips. A lotion, scrub, or lip balm made from Fair Trade Certified shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil, honey, sugar or plant extracts is a great addition to anyone’s daily routine. Everyone’s skin needs a little love, so why not give it with a little added fairness? Look for: Aura Cacia Body Polish, Badger Company Lip Tint and Shimmer, Acure Organics Body Lotion, Coco-Zen Chocolate Body Treats, Dirty Beauty Sugar Scrub, Kumani Shea-cation Travel Set, Savvy Boheme Sugar Scrub, Hand in Hand Soap and Eco-Lips Restore Lip Balm.
Follow this link to see the entire gift guide, including clothing, libations, sports balls and more!http://fairtradeusa.org/blog/fair-trade-holiday-gift-guide