Struggling to come up with unique and special Christmas presents for the people in your life? We’ve rounded up ideas from some of our favourite Scottish Fair Trade and ethical suppliers. There’s something for everyone, so just follow our handy gift guide and look at list of retail members for a #FairTrade Christmas!
If they’re into…
Food and Drink
Why not create a distinctive Christmas food hamper that will go down a treat and support local, Fair Trade businesses and help ensure better prices for farmers and workers? You could fill it with products from JTS, Rainbow Turtle or One World Shop.
If you’re looking to bulk buy Fair Trade food and drink items for a party, check out Greencity or Highland Wholefoods.
Bala sport make great, high quality long-lasting balls, many of which are hand-stitched by highly skilled workers. The Bala Pro football is made to the same standards as FIFA’s highest specs, and the Team and Astro are made to the same standards as FIFA inspected balls. Rugby balls are made to IRB standards and the futsal balls are the official match ball of the Scottish Futsal League.
Ethically-produced fashion doesn’t have to be boring, as Fife-based store Dos Mundos proves. Offering a range of ethical and eco-friendly clothing and accessories, from cosy slippers to pretty bags and jewellery, our gift favourites include the chic and stripy Eve dress (£39).
Situated in the Scottish Fairtrade village of Fairlie, Ferry Row B&B offers a relaxing seaside stay, just 3 miles South of Largs. As well as offering gorgeous, panoramic views of the sea from your bedroom or the “Sitooterie”, Ferry Row is committed to minimising their impact on the global environment, and have won a Green Tourism Gold award for their efforts. It is ideally located for access to a number of other nearby attractions, including Brodick Castle and the Isle of Arran. Rates start at just £30 per person per night.
Home & Lifestyle
The One World Shop based in Edinburgh has a whole variety of Christmas gifts, from sweets and toys to stylish homeware. Celebrate the festive season in style with these hand-made, asymmetric wine glasses (£16 each).
Carishea produce natural and ethical skincare and beauty products for beauty fans who are conscious about what they use on their skin. The luxurious Weekender gift sets, or their Onyx skin and beard-care range for men would make great gifts.
Below is the full list of our retail members for some more festive gift inspiration: