Why not Give Fair trade this Festive Season

If you want Christmas to be a little less commercial this year and have deeper meaning, then think about purchasing all your gifts from Fair trade or ethical sources. It’s easy to do and there is a huge variety of gifts to choose from so you’ll be sure to find something to suit every taste. Once you have made your choice make sure you get it delivered straight to your door with a Same Day Courier Slough service sourced at websites including uk-tdl.com/same-day-courier/same-day-courier-slough.html Here are just a few ideas for ethical gift-giving this Christmas:

1.For Chocolate Lovers

For a delicious after-dinner treat or the perfect gift for colleagues, friends or family, Fair trade chocolate truffles not only look posh but taste amazing too. Most Fair trade chocolate will come from ethically sourced and organic cocoa, look out for the stamp of approval from the Soil Association. Some of the world’s poorest communities pick cocoa pods so it’s only through buying Fair trade chocolate that you can be confident workers and farmers are receiving a real and fair wage.

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2.For those who love to pamper

There are beautiful gift sets for him and her in unique scents and containing natural ingredients. Skin care includes options for vegans too, offering smooth, soft and more radiant skin. Benefit from products containing ingredients like liquor-ice root for even skin toning and cucumber and prebiotics for calming sensitivity. These products do not contain any artificial colours, genetically modified ingredients or synthetic fragrances. The products won’t be tested on animals, have biodegradable packaging and be suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.

3.For the Kids

From sweets to teddies and books, buying Fair trade for children is the perfect opportunity to talk to them about the importance of shopping ethically in order to help the right people. Beautifully made clothes, baby teethers, blankets and timeless wooden toys all make wonderful gifts at this time of year. One of the favourites is the Big Red Bus, hand crafted in beautiful wood from woodcarvers in Sri Lanka. With colourful little wooden people to travel inside and brightly hand-painted, it will take pride of place in the toy box for many years to come.

4.For Interior Design Enthusiasts

Want to buy something that will adorn a loved one’s home and be a colourful addition to their existing décor? Fair trade crafts are bright and beautiful, authentic and handmade with great skill. Many such crafts have been made by women whom Fair trade seeks to empower by providing them with a fair income.

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5.For the Foodies

For the elegant diners, restaurant lovers and general connoisseurs of all things edible, a luxury Fair trade food hamper is the perfect present. Presented in an attractive wicker basket, examples of products that can be included are Fair trade coffee, biscuits, flavoring syrup, scented candles, chocolate, Earl Grey tea etc. All the produce will be made or originate from areas that are supported by Fair trade so you know your money will benefit the growers and producers. Think about buying a variety of organic and ethical produce and making up your own hamper. It will be a sophisticated and delicious gift that will go down a treat.