The ethical Christmas gift guide 2016 | Into the ether | 7 Dec 2016 | Amnesty International UK

The ethical Christmas gift guide 2016

By Georgie White, our online retail manager.

‘Ethical shopping’ has come a long way in the last few years. No longer purely the realm of the most conscientious consumers, or hardcore hippies – fairtrade can be affordable, fashionable, and good for the soul.

The Amnesty Shop sells a wide variety of gifts all with an ethical objective. Many come from small suppliers around the globe, that support local communities by providing people with marketable skills and a fair wage. We also have a huge range organic and eco gifts or items for the home, made right here in the UK. You can be confident that your money goes to worthy causes. And of course it also supports our work to defend human rights around the world.

We have a unique range and something for everyone – here’s my top 10 favourites:

1. Pineapple candle

 

A best seller! Its sunny colour will remind you of warmer climes. 

Price: £9.50

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2. Crochet scarf

 

A pure wool, crocheted scarf from Ecuador. Fairtrade.

Price: £23.50

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3. ‘Sons and Daughters of Amnesty’ hoodie

 

An Amnesty Australia import, biker-gang-style with ‘Keepers of the Flame’ emblazoned on the front.

Price: £34.50

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4. Banana leaf slippers

 

Highly original, unisex, made from banana leaf outer, with a leather sole and padded cotton inner and a woollen trim, they are made in Bangladesh. Nonslip.

Price: £23.50

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5. The Dalit spice box gift set

 

Hot set of six storage jars containing chillies, paprika, deggi mirch, and a recipe book, made in Kerala, India. Profits go to help orphanages and schools in the poorest areas of India.

Price: £20.00

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6. Recycled sari bunting

 

Bright and colourful flags made from recycled sari material perfect for livening up Christmas and beyond.

Price: £9.50

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7. Peace oil

 

Organic extra virgin Palestinian olive oil (500ml).

Price: £12.50

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8. Counting gorilla jigsaw

 

Handcrafted in Sri Lanka. Made with sustainable rubber wood.

Price: £10.95

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9. Huancaya Maraca

 

Hand-carved and painted in Peru. Also known as shac-shacs in Trinidad and rumba shakers in some parts of Latin America. These ones contain seeds.

Price: £5.50

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10. Notes and Totes for Women

 

From the suffragette collection.

Prices start at £4.95

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