This is part 4 in a series of ethical holiday gift guides – let me know if there’s an ethical brand you’d like featured! Click on the images for links to the products shown – and all photos are credited to The Little Market. I did not take any of them.
I learned about The Little Market because I was a deeply devoted fan of The Hills, and am embarassed to admit that I followed Lauren Conrad’s career pretty closely after the show. She opened The Little Market with Hannah Skvarla a few years later, and it’s remained open as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The store sells handmade gifts from artisans all over the world, and the money from profits go to the artisans making them, generating meaningful income.
Each product has a bio about the organization or company that produces the products, as well as who they are, as well as the country they’re from and information about what “fair trade” means. This holiday candle, which is so cute AND soy-based i.e. better for the environment, is made by Prosperity Candle, which invests in women entrepreneurs to end poverty. Many of the women at Prosperity Candle have recently resettled from refugee camps to the United States.
Personally, I love the glassware on the site. This vase is so pretty!
These planers are a cute, affordable gift for a friend who’s a true #plantmom.
This tray would be a great catchall for jewelry at the end of the day.
I know you’ve probably seen tasseled earrings everywhere this season, and these do good, too. Win/win?
Soaking salts like these are a great, budget-friendly gift, too!
Check out the rest of their products on their website – while some can run pricier, they’re definitely doing good in the world to the entrepreneurs supported by The Little Market.
Let me know if you purchase anything! And if you’re stuck? The Little Market has gift guides for daaaaaaaays. Happy shopping!