Ethical Christmas Gifts for 2021

Ethical Christmas Gifts for 2021

Sustainable, Fairtrade and with people and planet at their heart, giving a gift that has been sustainably sourced or ethically produced by people who have been fairly paid makes for warm feelings all round.  

Fairtrade Advent Calendars

Divine Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar

Divine Vegan-friendly Chocolate Advent Calendars

Divine’s dark chocolate Advent calendar is vegan-friendly, made with deliciously dark, rich 70% cocoa.

If you prefer milk chocolate, choose the smooth milk calendar. Both are free from palm oil and made with 100% Fairtrade cocoa from Ghana. A cocoa co-operative of family farmers in Ghana owns a stake in Divine, which means the farmers receive a fair share of the profits they help to create.

£4.99. Available in Oxfam, Ethical Superstore, Traidcraft and elsewhere. 

Green & Blacks Organic Advent Calendar


Green & Black’s milk and dark chocolate Advent Calendar is an elegantly presented collection of Dark 70%, Milk with Butterscotch, Dark with Ginger, Milk, Dark 80% miniature bars.

£12.99. Buy online from the Green & Black’s website.

The Real Advent Calendar by The Meaningful Company

the Real advent calendar

This Fairtrade chocolate Advent calendar from the Meaningful Chocolate Company provides a sweet way to share the traditional Christmas story with children and discuss the importance of fair trade values while enjoying the Fairtrade chocolate.

The calendar also comes with a Christmas story activity book illustrated by award winning artist, Martina Peluso.

£4.50. Buy the calendar online at The Meaninfgul Chocolate Company or online at Traidcraft

Tony’s Chocolonely’s Christmas countdown calendar

Tony’s Chocolonely’s countdown calendar

This countdown calendar makes the wait for Christmas incredibly tasty this year. Enjoy 10 different flavours of Fairtrade milk, dark and white chocolate wrapped up in Christmas colours, ready for sharing.

£12.99. Buy online from WaitroseOcadoSainsbury’s or your local ethical stores.

Fairtrade virtual advent calendar

Bonus: Win prizes in fairtrade’s virtual advent calendar

24 Fairtrade prizes to be won!

Doors open 1st December!

Visit daily for a chance to win a special prize hidden behind the door!

Fairtrade stocking fillers treats

Aldi Specially Selected Chocolate Panettone

Aldi Specially Selected Chocolate Panettone 

This delicious Italian sweet bread has the added bonus of dark chocolate chips made from Fairtrade cocoa. It’s the perfect size for a stocking filler or to hang on the Christmas tree!

£0.99. Available to buy from Aldi

A carton of Asda's Blood Orange Flavour Drinking Chocolate

Asda blood orange flavour drinking chocolate

Made with Fairtrade cocoa and sugar, this extra special seasonal hot chocolate is the perfect winter warmer. Simply add to hot milk and stir for a warming festive drink. For an extra indulgence, top with cream and grated chocolate, or orange zest.

£2.69. Available at Asda. In store or buy online.

Cocoa Loco: White Chocolate Polar Bears

Cocoa Loco White Chocolate Polar Bears

These adorable white chocolate treats are handmade in West Sussex. They are Fairtrade certified, organic and are palm oil free. A perfect little stocking filler for white chocolate lovers.

£5.49 each. Buy online at Cocoa Loco.

Co-op Irresistible Chocolate Orange Bells & Baubles

Co-op Irresistible Chocolate Orange Bells & Baubles

This Christmas give the sweet gift of deliciously indulgent Fairtrade chocolate bells and baubles from Co-op’s Irresistible range.

£8 each. Shop online at Co-op or buy in-store.

Divine chocolate coins

divine Chocolate coins

A Christmas stocking must-have, choose Fairtrade chocolate coins and know that the farmers also received fair payment for their cocoa. 

From £2.40. Buy Divine chocolate coins online at Ethical Superstore or Lakeland

Forest of Hope's Milk Chocolate Egg


Deliciously tasty milk chocolate surprise egg made from Fairtrade, Gola Rainforest cocoa. Open the chocolate egg to discover 1 of 9 different animals from the Forest of Hope inside along with a challenge card!

£0.99. Shop at the Co-op, in Holland & Barrett, Tesco Ireland or on Forest of Hope website

Lidl Favorina Milk Chocolate Figures

Lidl Favorina Milk Chocolate Figures

Adorable festive chocolate treats that are almost too cute to eat. Choose from reindeer, Santa or Christmas teddy figures, or buy all three!

£1.99. Available to buy from Lidl

Fairtrade Seed and Bean Organic Vegan Christmas Cracker


This is a cracker of a cracker, containing four flavoured dark chocolate mini bars. What’s more, they’re vegan, organic, Fairtrade and the packaging is fully compostable. Boom! 

£7.49. Buy online from Seed and Bean, Ethical Superstore 

Tony’s Chocolonely Christmas Edition, Gingerbread


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, made even better by the addition of two special festive flavours to Tony’s deliciously chunky collection. Choose from 51% dark chocolate with mint or the milk chocolate gingerbread.

If you can resist eating the whole bar in one go, you can break out the Christmas tree shape and hang it on your tree as a decoration.

From £3.49. Buy online from Waitrose, Ocado, Sainsbury’s or your local ethical stores.

Chocolate from Waitrose shaped as a cookie, carrot and glass of milk

Waitrose Santa’s Christmas treat box 

A fun chocolate twist on carrots, milk and cookies for Santa and Rudolph! These shaped chocolate treats from Waitrose are made with Fairtrade cocoa – as are all their own-brand chocolate products. Sweet! 

£5.50. Buy Santa’s Christmas Treat chocolates in store or online at Waitrose


Earth Conscious Natural baby balm


Made with coconut oil and cream, this tin is packed full of moisturising properties that can be used as a nappy balm or for dry skin.

And you’re also helping Fairtrade support coconut farmers in West Africa, Asia and the Pacific who face challenges with decreasing productivity as coconut palms become older. Win-Win.

£7. Buy online from Earth Conscious

olive hand cream Fair Squared


Protect and nourish busy hands with this vitamin-rich hand cream made with Fairtrade olive oil from Palestine. Absorbs quickly and is a great addition to your self-care routine.

£5.45. Buy from Fair Squared

A tub of Fairtrade hand scrub

Honeystreet Handmade Gardners Gifts

From cleaning and moisturising those green fingers to soothing aches and pains, this range of gifts will care for gardening hands as much as it does the environment.

From £4.50. Browse the collection on Honeystreet Handmade

Little Green Radicals Rainbow Robins Organic Pyjamas

Little Green Radicals Pyjamas

These soft, gentle organic cotton PJs are perfect for the little radical in your life. Kind on delicate skin and kind on the planet, a lovely range of patterns and designs all in Fairtrade and organic interlock cotton.

£28. Buy online at Little Green Radicals

FAIR SQUARED Beard Soap Coffee

Sustainably sourced shaving accessories

Shaving essentials for men and women, the range includes a rather perky coffee beard soap and coffee shaving soap.

The range is made with ingredients such as Fairtrade shea butter to protect the skin and Fairtrade argan, olive and apricot kernel oils for a smooth shave. 

Buy online from Fair Squared


Four CRU Kafe coffee blends

CRU Kafe Fairtrade Coffee

CRU Kafe has launched a 100% recyclable, organic and Fairtrade range of whole beans and grounds. Look out for their espresso and signature blends from Peru, Colombia and Honduras. 

Perfect for all coffee lovers, whether you grind your own beans, own an espresso machine or enjoy a cup of filter coffee.

Available online at CRU Kafe

Grumpy Mule Landscape Espresso

Grumpy Mule Landscape Espresso

Grumpy Mule roasts its coffees with precision and care, making sure that it gets the very best flavour from each and every bean.

The Grumpy Mule Landscape Espresso is an organic blend that won two stars in the Great Taste Awards in 2020 and 2018. It is available as ground or whole bean.

£5.99 Shop online at Grumpy Mule

M&S Luxury Light Up Tea Bag House in gold

M&S Luxury Light Up Tea House

Light up your day with the perfect brew. 40 teabags housed inside an adorable festive house made of tin that lights up with a white LED tea light. Choose from gold, silver or bronze and once finished, keep as a festive decoration!

£4. Available widely at M&S stores throughout the UK as well as online at Ocado

Orla Kiely Fairtrade Earl Grey Tea Bags

Orla Kiely Earl Grey Tea Bags

John Lewis & Partners have come together with Orla Kiely for this exclusive collaboration.

20 refreshing Fairtrade tea bags in a tin designed with her trademark bold graphic design. English Breakfast tea bags are also available.

£12. Buy online from John Lewis

Sainsbury's Fairtrade Merry Mince Pie Flavour Tea Bags

Sainsbury’s ‘Merry Mince Pie’ Tea Bags

The perfect Christmas hot beverage, warm up with this blend of black tea, apple, hibiscus, cassia & clove with orange, lemon & liquorice.

£1.50. Available in stores and Sainsbury’s online

Tilmuqui Fairtrade Organic Malbec

Tilimuqui organic malbec red wine

Looking for wine to mull? There are so many great Fairtrade red wines available to buy now from most major stores including, Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Co-op, which has the UK’s largest range.

Try this rich and fruity organic Malbec from Argentina, but conveniently stocked in Waitrose!

£11.99. Buy online from Waitrose

Zaytoun Roasted Chilli Almonds

Zaytoun Roasted Chilli Almonds

These fiery slow roasted almonds are the perfect snack to add some heat to cold winter days. They are made from Om al-Fahem almonds, named after an ancient village in Palestine.

£5.50. Available to buy online at Traidcraft


Cotswold Fudge Co Christmas Hamper

Cotswold Fudge Co Christmas Hamper

This hamper of three bags of traditional fudge are the perfect gift for the fudge fans out there. Extra delicious because they’re handmade by the team at Cotswold Fudge Co using only Fairtrade ingredients with no additives or preservatives.

£14.00. Buy online from the Cotswald

A box of Divine Fairtrade baking chocolate and a tub of cocoa powder

Divine Baking CHOCOLATE hamper

This Divine baking hamper contains dark and milk Fairtrade chocolate, Fairtrade cocoa powder and recipe cards to keep you baking over Christmas. 

£19.99. Buy online from Ethical Superstore

Live Fair Fairtrade Christmas box content 2020

Live Fair box – the gift that keeps on giving

Donate £11/month and you will receive a Live Fair box (every four months), to help you live a little fairer, while supporting hardworking farmers to build a sustainable livelihood at a time when Covid-19 is having a massive impact on their lives and income.

Read more about Live Fair and sign up here

Naissance Raw Organic Chocolate Making Kit

NAISSANCE Chocolate making kit

Naissance Raw Organic Chocolate Making Kit contains everything you need to make your own dark chocolate at home. With organic ingredients and Fairtrade cocoa butter you’ll be all set to make vegan-friendly treats for yourself or to give as a gift.

£22.99. Buy this chocolate making kit online at Naissance

Sachets of mulled wine spice mix

Steenbergs mulled wine Spice mix

‘Tis the season… for mulled wine! Old Hamlet Mulled Wine spice mix contains 10 single serve sachets, each containing enough spice to flavour one bottle of red wine. Simple to use, festive and deliciously warming, each sachet contains sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, all traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards. Cheers to that.

£11. Buy online from the Steenbergs website

Traidcraft christmas hamper with a variety of  chocolate and cookies on display


Choose from a selection of hampers at Traidcraft, with themes including festive, organic and our favourite, afternoon tea. Don’t mind if I do. 

From £25. Available to buy from Traidcraft online

Zaytoun Fairtrade olive oil, dates, jar of za'atar and the gift box that they come in

Zaytoun artisan FOOD HAMPER

This Palestinian artisan food hamper is a box of flavour inspiration. Containing Medjoul dates, Za’atar, organic Fairtrade olive oil and recipe cards, it has everything you need to liven up Christmas dinner leftovers. 

£21.95. Buy online from Ethical Superstore


A hand holding the Fairphone 3+


Fairphone’s new Fairphone 4 is their most sustainable phone yet, made with care for people and the planet it boasts 48/16MP front and rear cameras and 40% recycled plastics. What’s more, its modular design allows for easier repairs and upgrades. Up your (or your loved one’s) sustainability game with the world’s most ethical phone (probably).

Find out more on Fairphone‘s website

Lily & Mortimer Star Gazer Duvet & Pillow Set

Lily & Mortimer fairtrade bedding

Bring luxurious freshness to any bedroom with crisp, natural organic cotton bedding that’s made from the highest quality, long staple organic cotton.

Browse the range of Lily & Mortimer organic Fairtrade bedding

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