At One Heart Africa, we’re keeping our planet at the front of mind this holiday season. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts to give your friends and loved ones. What better way to do some good while completing your holiday shopping than to select gifts from eco-friendly and sustainable businesses? Keep the Earth in mind! Shop sustainably by following these tips.
1. Support B-Corp and Fair Trade Certified businesses
Certified B-Corp businesses strive to balance purpose and profit to meet the highest standard of “social sustainability and environmental performance.” Visit bcorporation.eu to learn more about the B-Corp certification.
Products that are Fair Trade Certified must meet rigorous environmental, economic, and social standards. Supporting a Fair Trade Certified business means supporting responsible companies, empowering workers and protecting the environment.
2. On Amazon, look for the “Climate Pledge” icon.
Bonus: Use Amazon Smile to donate 5% of your purchase to the non-profit of your choice.
3. Head to EarthHero.com, an eco-friendly online marketplace, for a variety of gifts.
Bonus: Use the code SHIPFREENOV for free shipping during the month of November.
To help you find ethically sourced, fair trade options, we’re sharing some of our favorite sustainably sourced, eco-friendly gifts! Most of the products we’ve listed are available at EarthHero.com, an eco-friendly online marketplace.
Gifts Under $30
Shop sustainably this holiday season, and check out these eco-friendly and ethically sourced stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank.
This solid shampoo and conditioner boasts three salon-quality formulas to Maintain, Moisturize, and Volumize. Plus, it’s 100% plastic free! Find it on Amazon for $26.50.
Made with 100% natural ingredients, this Organic Unrefined Shea Butter replenishes and protects skin. Available at $15.00
Available in a variety of flavors, Yes Cocktail Co. Syrups are 100% natural and handcrafted for you favorite craft cocktails. Available at $12.00.
We love this Terrazzo Incense Holder, available at $28.00.
Shop at Earth Hero, the eco-friendly online marketplace, and give the gift of a Golden Coast Soy Candle for $11.95 or Earth Hero’s Organic Aromatherapy Travel Kit for $14.99
Got a sweet tooth? Try this sustainably-sourced chocolate, available in a variety of flavors.
Their mission: “To pioneer a full circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business – and to inspire others to do the same.”
7. Bee’s Wrap
These Beeswax Food Wraps are natural, sustainable, and made with Jojoba Oil. Available on Amazon for $18.00
Swahili Modern is contributing $10,000 to create an Artisan Relief Fund. Try this Mombasa Peri Peri Sauce, available at $12.00.
Check out these Silicone Pocket Bags, available at EarthHero.com for $13.99, these are the perfect alternative to plastic bags: reusable, washable, and sustainable.
Love this Jacaranda Safari Ornament Set? It’s available at $24.00, hand-carved and stained using jacaranda wood from Western Kenya
Trying to find gifts for her? We’re sharing our favorite, ethically sourced gifts for the ladies in your life.
Available on Soko at $78.00, these earrings are handcrafted in Kenya using traditional artisan techniques.
These reusable makeup removers are economic and eco-friendly, available at $12.00 on Amazon.
Rothy’s flats are made from recycled plastic, perfect for day to day wear or a night out. Available at $125.
Support a small business by gifting this cutting board, crafted from FSC®-certified wood. Available at $64.00.
At $33 a month, receive a monthly gift box just for YOU, filled with handmade, artisan goodies. “Every product
Help “shave” the world from plastic for just $30.00 by gifting this 100% stainless steal razor.
Check out this Waffle Jogger from Pact, a Fair Trade Certified Company that uses organic cotton and Carbon Offset Shipping. Available at $50.00.
“Able is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty.”
We love this Alma Crossbody bag, available at $168.
Available on Earth Hero for $61.99
Check out our favorite sustainable, eco-friendly gifts for the guys.
Handcrafted in Ghana, your purchase will provide 16 doses of measles vaccination to kids who need it. Available at UNICEF USA Market for $29.99.
Hand Carved Soapstone Animal Chess Set
Pact clothing is made with organic cotton materials. Check out the Essential Sweatpant, available at $45.00.
Cotopaxi is a certified B-Corp company, pledged to put “1% of its revenue toward addressing poverty and supporting community development”
The Monte Hybrid Jacket is available for $180.
This functional, portable bidet is available at $29.00.
Our favorite 3-in-1 Organic Shaving Kit is USDA Certified Organic and composed of natural ingredients.
This eyeglass holder is hand-carved from ethically sourced Indiana Rosewood. Available for $19.00.
Available at $184.
“Every Nisolo purchase provides a living wage to producers in the factory we own in Peru, enables us to pursue living wages within the rest of our supply chain, and combats climate change by protecting trees from deforestation in the Amazon Basin.”
Every pair donates to a cause for nature conservation and protection of endangered animals. Available at $45.00.
For the Kiddos
Find the perfect, sustainably sourced gifts for the tiny tots in your life by taking it back to the basics with gifts made from all-natural and organically-certified ingredients.
Sustainably made, available at $10.00. BONUS: For every item you buy, Gypsy & Lolo will plant 1 tree.
This frisbee was made in California from recycled fishnets, keeping harmful plastics out of our oceans. Available for $12.00
Mightly makes its clothing from organic cotton. You might this In the Band 2-piece pajama set, available for $30.00
Whether your kiddo prefers Wyatt the Fox or Ella the Unicorn, Cuddle + Kind’s ethically sourced, handknit dolls are the perfect gift for your kiddo. Available on Amazon at $55.00.
Solmate Socks are a Certified B Corporation. Ethically made, and crafted from recycled materials.
The Eco-Kids Busy Box, available at $29.50, contains an array of craft materials and activities for your artistically inclined kiddos, made from natural ingredients.
These stylish dresses are available at $40.00
All PlanToys are made from sustainably harvested rubberwood trees that can no longer produce latex paired with surplus sawdust chips. Mancala Game available for $24.99
“Kalimbas, mbiras, karimbas, finger pianos…all are names for the same African percussion instrument from the Lamellophone instrument family.”
Share these tips and gift suggestions with friends and family and encourage them to shop sustainably this holiday season. Help protect your planet by selecting ethically-sourced goods. Shop with the Earth in mind. #shopsustainably
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