#ForGood Gifts Under $50: For the Home

#ForGood Gifts Under $50: For the Home

Alright, let’s cut to the chase. Christmas time is here again, and this year we need to get our shopping done early so that we can enjoy everything this season has to offer, from office outings and Chrismukkahs, to cookie baking and church services. If you’re looking for gifts that are not only thoughtful picks for the loved ones on your list, but also kind to people and the planet, then you’ve come to the right place. I put together a list of 50 #ForGood Gifts Under $50 to help you shop ethically while making sure the most wonderful time of the year doesn’t break the bank.

Yesterday I shared my top ten food gifts, and this final installment is focused on gifts for the home. I had to exercise self control in making this particular list, because I’m convinced that I need it all! Check it out below and let me know which items are your favorites. Happy shopping #ForGood!


Whitebark Pine Candle
Brand: Bright Endeavors
Ethics: Made in USA, Gives back, Ethical production, Eco-friendly
Price: $24.99

Nothing evokes the spirit of Christmas faster than the smell of pine! This Whitebark Pine candle from Bright Endeavors gives back to support adolescent moms and women in need working at their HQ in Chicago. It’s made with soy wax and phthalate-free fragrance, and comes inside a recycled glass container.

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Macrame Hanging Planter
Brand: Ten Thousand Villages
Ethics: Artisan-made, Fair Trade
Price: $39.99

Hang this macrame planter in your living space and achieve that much sought after subtle vintage vibe. When your friends inevitably compliment it (trust me, they will) you can thank them and share how it was made by women in rural Bangladesh who now have the opportunity to earn supplemental income for their families.

Ten Thousand Villages Macrame Hanging Planter


Striped Kitchen Towels
Brand: Bloom & Give
Ethics: Artisan-made, Gives back
Price: $24.00

Everyone needs these towels in their kitchen! The muted color and stripe combinations are très chic, and they’re handwoven by female artisans out of soft, natural cotton. Half the profits from each sale goes to fund educational programs for girls in India.

Bloom&Give Towels


Horizon Pillow
Brand: enrou
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $31.50 ($45.00)

These soft, beautiful pillows are the perfect addition to any couch or bed. Each one is naturally dyed and hand sewn by artisans out of 100% raw silk. As a social enterprise, enrou reinvests their profits into the communities of their artisans, so supporting them is really the gift that keeps on giving.

Blue_Horizon_Pillow


Ceramic Sand Canister
Brand: 31 Bits
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $38.00

This ceramic sand canister is neutral enough to go with any decor style, and versatile enough to fit in any room. You could use it for storing dry goods in the kitchen, q-tips in the bathroom, or even pour wax into it and make it a candle if you’re crafty like that. Each canister is hand thrown by a fairly paid artisan in Bali, who adds sand from the beach to the glaze as a finishing touch.

Ceramic Sand Canister


Prism Bowl
Brand: Local + Lejos
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $45.oo

I’m dreaming of the day when I can decorate a full wall in my home with handcrafted bowls in all colors and sizes, but I”m getting a little ahead of myself. You have to start somewhere and this Prism Bowl from Local + Lejos is the perfect launching point. Each bowl is ethically handcrafted in Rwanda, and for each one sold, its artisan maker receives compensation worth one week of meals for her family. If you don’t share my bowl-wall vision, it serves it’s purpose quite well as a an actual bowl or tray.

Prism Bowl Local Lejos


Cleo the Bunny Ornament
Brand: West Elm
Ethics: Gives back
Price: $12.00

I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is mostly full of cute, furry animals and I try to keep it that way. West Elm had the genius idea of selling Christmas tree ornaments modeled after these animal Insta-stars, and Cleo the Bunny is just one in the collection. I’m a big proponent of buying ornaments for stocking stuffers, so I recommend checking these out, especially since for each one sold $1 is donated to the ASPCA to support animal welfare.

Cleo the Bunny


Moroccan Glass Vase
Brand: The Little Market
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $48.00

Fresh flowers are an instant way to brighten up your home, and this dainty glass vase serves as the perfect vessel to do so. Each one is handmade and painted by artisans in Morocco, and every sale helps to empower them and their families.

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Kidogo Salt & Pepper Shakers
Brand: Badala
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $24.00

If you’re going to leave your salt and pepper shakers out, make sure they’re going to dress up your table . These stunners are hand made out of bone by artisans in Kenya, and each sale empowers people to rise above poverty and escape human trafficking through social enterprise.

Salt and pepper shakers


Brass Rainbow Trivet
Brand: 31 Bits
Ethics: Artisan-made, Ethical production
Price: $32.00

Can you tell I’m a big fan of the 31 Bits home collection? 😉 I couldn’t pick just one of their new pieces because I love this brass, rainbow shaped trivet as much as the sand canister I shared above. This cheery design can stand alone as a decorative piece on a shelf, or used as an actual trivet under serving bowls. Each one is ethically made by artisans in Bali.

31bitsrainbow trivet

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