19 November, 2018

Fairtrade's 2018 Christmas gift guide

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by Iain Strachan

Christmas is fast approaching and we’re all facing the same dilemma; what to buy for the special, conscious consumers in our lives.

Here at Fairtrade, with the help of our amazing producers and partners, we’ve got something for everyone, from chocolate and coffee, t-shirts and sneakers, to bed linen and tea. 

And because we know you’re going to love these goodies, we’re also giving you a chance to win some amazing prizes by entering Fairtrade’s 12 days of Christmas Advent calendar competition.  

So remember to check back throughout the first 12 days of December to find out what you can get your hands on!

In the meantime, sharpen your pencil, grab some paper and get your thinking caps on. This is going to be the best, most ethical Christmas shopping spree ever :)

ETIKO SNEAKERS

Let’s kick off our Christmas gift guide with something Boxing Day Fresh. 

Etiko, the only fashion brand to win an Australian Human Rights Award, has a wide range of footwear and clothing available, all made from certified Fairtrade and organic cotton. 

Their sneakers are not only the most ethical footwear you can buy, they are also great value.

What’s more, up until December 18 they’re also offering Fairtrade supporters a 15% discount by using the code FTX18. What are you waiting for?

Etiko sneakers

BENNETTO 

Fairtrade, organic, vegan and carbon neutral. Wow.

Sourced from the Acopagro cocoa-growing cooperative in Peru, Bennetto’s range of chocolate is available in two different sizes and seven unique flavours, including orange with chilli or toasted hazelnut. 

As if all that wasn’t enough, the exquisite artistry on each pack will provide the lucky recipient with something lovely to gaze at as they drift into a food coma late on Christmas Day. 

Bennetto chocolate

SEVEN MILES

Does someone special in your life usually need to revive themselves early on Boxing Day? 

The clever folks at Seven Miles can recommend their Leaf & Berry, a blend of 100% certified Fairtrade and organic coffees grown in the cool mountain climates of Latin America and Papua New Guinea.

They use a light/medium roast profile to reveal delicate citrus notes with sweet caramel and hazelnut characteristics.

The result is a complex blend that not only produces a deliciously balanced espresso, but also helps contribute to a sustainable future. It sounds like the perfect way to tackle 2019

Still need more convincing? The code FAIR30 will get you a tidy 30% off your first purchase of Leaf & Berry, expiring on December 31 2018.

Seven Miles coffee

RREPP

“Making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who's naughty and nice…”

Where have we heard that before? Instead of Santa, the good folks at RREPP have a saying of their own: Coz the planet’s watching. With that in mind, friends and family can rest easy if you get them a classic RREPP blank, unisex t-shirt, which is an essential fashion staple for every ethical wardrobe. 

Made from high-quality single jersey, combed and ring-spun cotton, their 100% organic and Fairtrade certified tees will always put people and planet at the forefront of purchasing. 

Not enough for you? OK, they’ll sweeten the deal. For each of the new unisex tees that are purchased, customers will be able to get a free RREPP branded cap plus a free RREPP branded tee. They’ll just be marked as $0 on their website during the Christmas sale period. Simple! 

RREPP t-shirts and cap

ENTER OUR 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR GIVEAWAY TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING SOME AMAZING PRIZES FROM OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNERS

VENEZIANO

We all know a lover of coffee and most of us know several. So do the right thing by the caffeine aficionados in your life at Christmas and hook them up with Veneziano Pure.

It’s a 100% organic and Fairtrade certified coffee with tasting notes of juicy citric acidity and smooth buttery mouthfeel. Not too mention cocoa, stonefruit and walnuts. Amaze. 

Veneziano coffee

HEART OF CHOCOLATE

The amazing peeps at Heart of Chocolate are like Australia’s very own Santa for chocoholics. 

This year, they’ve loaded their edible sleigh with some amazing goodies from the likes of Divine Chocolate and Seed & Bean

Go on, see if you can resist these truly tempting little stocking-fillers. Oh, and did we mention the discount? Use the code FAIRXMAS to get 5% off seasonal items from November 24 to December 31. 

Heart of Chocolate products

BUN COFFEE

From their roastery in Byron Bay, the legends at Bun Coffee have come up with the goods yet again, with a velvety smooth, rich and full bodied blend of 100% Fairtrade certified, organic, ‘A’ grade arabica coffee beans from Central America, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia. 

This coffee makes a truly superb espresso with hints of liquorice and caramel in the aftertaste. Go on, spoil somebody. 

Fairtrade Bun Coffee

AAGAN

We’ve all got at least one family member or friend who can’t wait to sneak off to bed on Christmas Day.

Don’t worry, we’ve got them covered too, thanks to Aagan’s Sateen flat sheets.

Super soft, breathable and cool, they’re ethically made with certified Fairtrade and organic cotton, sustainable and recyclable, right down to the packaging, so gift giver and receiver alike can sleep easy

And you can score 25% off by using the code FTXMAS18.

Fairtrade Aagan sheets

Sweet dreams folks! See you next Christmas :)

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