With Christmas just around the corner, you’ve probably started thinking about buying gifts for your friends and family, however that’s often as far as we get at this stage. Whilst we all know that buying gifts a few months ahead of the big day makes sense in a number of different ways, one of the most difficult things to get to grips with is inspiration. We know we want to give gifts which are a little different to what we’re used to giving, however it’s often difficult to come up with ideas for something that isn’t the usual of DVDs, gift vouchers and clothing. As such, we want to encourage you to go for something a little different for your friends and family this year and we’ve done the thinking for you. Why not go green and purchase fair trade and ethical gifts as opposed to the usual high street products?
When it comes to buying fair trade gifts, you’ll often find that these are far more unique than anything you could buy in high street chains and when it comes to giving gifts, that’s what you want! Whether you’re looking to give homeware gifts, clothing, photo frames or a whole host of other products, there is retailers out there selling fair trade, ethical gifts and there’s some fantastic products available if you look hard enough.
One particular retailer of fair trade gifts which we came across recently is AngelShare ho not only offer a great range of ethical gifts but also do their bit and give back! For every sale made through their online store, they invest 5% into loan funds for developing countries. When it comes to buying fair trade and ethical gifts, you can usually be confident that you’re buying from ethical traders who are genuinely out there to help those who produce these fantastic artisan gifts…something which means a lot!
Whilst it’s all too easy to nip down your local high street to do your Christmas shopping, you know you’ll just end up with the same presents as last year so why not do something for someone else this year and buy ethical and fair trade gifts for your friends and family? They’ll not only end up with a great present and something which is unique and different to what everyone else will buy but you’ll know you’re helping those who make these gifts get a fair deal and that you’re really contributing and doing your bit!