This holiday season, consider making it even more of a priority to support handmade and fair trade.  When we support artisans here and abroad, we help enable individuals, families, and communities to continue to make a living in this tough economy.  Often times, this season can make or break a business.  Reach out and support those who are pouring their hearts, souls, and precious time into making unique, high-quality creations.

Here are some gift giving ideas for the season:


Handmade Teas make great gifts for loved ones of all ages.  Everyone enjoys a warm cup of deliciousness!

Good Night Moon Tea, Loose Leaf, by Herbal Revolution

Organic Tea Sampler by Marble and Milkweed

Cedarwood Chai Tea by Flying Bird Botanicals

Medicial Organic Herbal Tea by MediTea

Perfumed Tea Blends and Herb-Infused Honeys at Barefoot Apothecary


Like teas, everyone benefits from a bit of aromatherapy.  From perfumes to diffuser blends, the calming, uplifting, sensual, and focusing effects of essential oils are quite a delight.

Cloud 9 Aromatherapy in a Jiffy, by Living Earth Botanicals

Manly Lips, Aromatherapy Lip Balm by Aromatherapy Jewelry

Uplifting Aromatherapy Perfume by Planet Earth Essential Oils

Meadow Bath + Body Oil by Fig and Yarrow

H20Soul Floral Waters by Skinfolk

Ceramic Diffuser Necklace with Essential Oils, Jamilah Aromatherapy

Handmade Soaps

Practical and luxurious, handmade soaps make great gifts for everyone on your shopping list, including yourself!

Rooibos Soap with Rooibos and Red Clay by Dirty Made Clean Soap

Doggie Fresh Soap by Whispering Willow

Organic Soap Sampler Gift Set by Mirasol Farm

Unscented “Pretty Plain” Luxurious Goat Milk Soap by The Northwoods Goat

Baby & Me Handmade Baby Soap 100% Castil by Opas Soap

Dead Sea Mud Goat Milk Soap by Rose of Sharon Acres

Chocolate and Roses Soap by Bulles et Molecules

Honeyed Tobacco Soap by The Scented Djinn

What are your favorite items to buy this holiday season?  Will you support handmade and fair trade this year?