Fair Trade Your Holidays

Suzi November 23, 2016

This holiday season, give gifts that give back

fair-trade-your-holidaysAs the holidays approach, many of us will be heading to the store in preparation for dinner parties, gift giving, and other festivities.

Last year, U.S. consumers spent over $600 billion during the holiday season. With this amount of spending, we have an incredible opportunity to support millions of producers around the world through our purchasing choices.

There are so many amazing Fair Trade products on the market today, making it easy to find ingredients for any dinner menu and gifts for anyone on your list. And to make it even easier, we’ve rounded up a few excellent gift guides, resources, and recipes right here!

Fair Trade Gifts

Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade USA asks, “why not make your gifts Fair Trade this gifts-that-do-good-600year and extend the goodwill one step further – to the people behind our favorite products?” Fair Trade’s Holiday Gift Guide has thoughtful gifts for everyone from the foodie to the outdoor explorer – it even has suggestions for your four legged friends!

Fair Trade Federation

From home goods and holiday decor, to clothing and accessories, to food and drink, Fair Trade Federation’s 2016 Fair Trade Holiday Guide is full of beautiful gifts and inspiration from dozens of Fair Trade Federation members.

Fair Trade Judaica

Fair Trade your Chanukah with these excellent resources from Fair Trade Judaica, including information about Guilt Free Gelt  and a collection of Fair Trade menorahs.

Fair Trade Recipes

gingerbreadChai Spiced Tiramisu from Numi Tea
Fair Trade ingredients: sugar, tea, vanilla

Chocolate & Brown Butter Banana Bread from Alter Eco
Fair Trade ingredients: bananas, chocolate, sugar, vanilla

Chocolate Sufganiyot from Divine Chocolate
Fair Trade ingredients: chocolate, sugar, vanilla

Gingerbread Cookies from Wholesome!
Fair Trade ingredients: molasses, sugar

Roasted Banana Dark Chocolate Cheesecake from Equal Exchange
Fair Trade ingredients: bananas, chocolate, sugar, vanilla

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from Fair Trade USA
Fair Trade ingredients: chocolate, strawberries, sugar, vanilla

Or try making your favorite holiday recipes with Fair Trade ingredients, and let us know how it goes! Leave a comment or tag us on social (#FTCampaigns) to show us what you’re baking this month.

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at
Fair Trade Campaigns!

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Suzi, National Organizer, Fair Trade Communities

Suzi is Fair Trade Campaigns' National Organizer for Fair Trade Communities. She supports Towns, Schools, and Congregations in their efforts to achieve Fair Trade status and maintain engagement post-declaration. Her work is fueled by the passion of Fair Trade advocates around the country, and generous amounts of Fair Trade coffee.