Have some fun with your stocking stuffers while doing good by gifting them! With the Spirit of St. Nicholas in the air, we here at Unique World Inspirations are hanging our stockings by the fire with care, and hope that you share. It was gold tossed down the chimney that landed in the stockings hung up to dry by the fire, that started the tradition. It gave such a blessing to the needy family, a truly generous heartfelt gift that enlivened their hearts, nourished their bodies and souls, and brought peace and prosperity into the household. The gold was said to come from the local Bishop or St. Nick himself and turned into the tradition of giving.
The holiday spirit of bringing “joy to the world” shines brightly within us all, as we give what we can to bring happiness into the lives of our loved ones. This holiday you now have the power to help others directly, fairly, purposefully, while finding fun, unique, gifts for family and friends. Better yet, these fun unique stocking stuffers come from many parts of our culturally diverse planet, adding intrinsic value to the gift. By gifting Fair Trade products you can know each artisan is being treated with fairness and respect each item is made with quality, sustainably, and by loving hands. This is giving at its best, as it’s a win-win-win. You’ll be happy in knowing your gift will bring joy to both your loved ones and the developing people of the world.
Together, we can make a difference this holiday season. We have put together a fun array of Fair Trade verified, sustainable, hand-crafted, stocking stuffer ideas from our amazing partners. The question simply lies, what unique stocking stuffers will you choose to bring the all-around smiles?
Have a pineapple or tropical destination lover in the family? Gift them this super fun felt pineapple keychain! Measuring 4"x2" it is handcrafted by our Fair Trade partners at Global Groove. Theses amazing artisans in Thailand and Nepal put their heart into making these creative keychains… and there are other fun unique designs to choose from.
Who doesn't love a good suds? This 4.2oz/120g shea soap bar is naturally moisturizing and refreshing and has packaging made from 100% recycled plastic, and it also smells great. Handmade in Ghana from pure unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, sodium hydroxide, and essential oils. All good stuff, no bad stuff. It comes as the perfect gift that was made with love by our Fair Trade partners at Global Mamas. Spread the love this holiday season and help create prosperity in their lives, while making your family and friends overjoyed. Multiple scents available for stocking list.
Have a hard to buy for woman on your list who loves global style? This beautiful handmade coin purse is perfect for women of any age! Coming all the way from Thailand, sewn by the Hmong hill tribe women, this 6" by 4" coin purse is sure to be a winner. Your purchase supports our partners at Global Groove, who are committed to sustainability and preserving the cultural heritage of Thailand and Nepal. Fun handmade coin purses for all ages.
Know someone who loves gifts that represent a deeper meaning? This 7" mala bracelet features Lotus seeds which symbolize truth, beauty, purity and spiritual growth. Threaded with elastic, this global style bracelet is a “one size fits all.” Your purchase helps pave the road to a safer, respectful, kinder world. Globally inspired bracelets for those who love global cultures, symbolism, and giving back.
Know someone whose scents take them back to past travels? The perfect smell for their home for the holidays, Juniper! Fair Trade and quality also comes in an incense, well at least it does from our partners at Global Groove, a Fair Trade organization working with women by supporting and developing artisan co-ops in Thailand and Nepal. Already wrapped in a fabric cylinder with a twisted paper closure, this bundle of Incense with approximately 30 sticks includes a wood holder. Each stick burns approximately 1 hour. Fair Trade incense in an array of scents to cleanse and freshen any home make the perfect stocking stuffer.
Have a candle or African traveler lover on the list? Fair Trade candles make the perfect stocking stuffer to warm and brighten anyone’s household. This colorful round candle is hand-painted by artisans in South Africa. Each candle is 3 inches in diameter, perfect size to fit in a stocking. Made by our partners at Nobunto, a Fair Trade artisan group that pays the utmost attention to detail using inspired designs. Their mission is, in a region with high unemployment, to alleviate poverty, not only through the development of industry, but to be socially, ethically, and sustainably responsible. You can warm a heart with these detailed hand-painted ball candles.
Know someone who's whimsical and loves unicorns? Unique ornaments make fun creative gifts to be hung on the tree with love. Women in Kyrgyzstan made this ornament with their loving hands from sustainable felt. With a loop for hanging, the ornament measures 6 inches long. Silk Road Bazaar represents marginalized artist groups throughout Central Asia and offers many felt ornaments to choose from. With a wide variety of fun handmade ornaments, you'll find a perfect fit for any holiday decor lover.
Have a bohemian style lover on the list? No, that’s not the jingle of Santa and his elves, it’s this globally inspired anklet walking down the street on one of your loved one’s ankles. With teardrop stones, brass bells and glass beads combine to adorn this anklet with an adjustable ball-and-loop closure, strung on waxed cotton. It measures 9 inches and handmade by our partners at Global Groove. Each anklet gives the crafters a sustainable fair-paying career while letting you gift the global style lover the perfect gift.
Have a tiger or safari lover on the list? Not sure what to get them? Carved from soapstone in Western Kenya, this small funky lion is like none found in nature with its brilliant color and whimsical shape! Measuring 3 inches, we find it the perfect stocking stuffer. Carved by our Fair Trade artisan partners at SMOLArt, your purchase helps support community development in the rural villages of Kenya. Fun hand-carved animal sculptures, available in multiple colors, will guarantee a unique stocking stuffer addition.
Have a favorite picture together you'd like to frame? Display your most treasured memories in this handcrafted Banka Frame. Made of beautiful carved, ethically sourced bone and wood it is beautiful and sustainable. It measures 3 by 3" and is made by our Fair Trade partners at Matr Bommie in India. They marry modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, bringing people and cultures closer together through crafts. By gifting this frame to a loved one, you are helping empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India. Fair Trade picture frames, unique gifts that preserve your memories while gifting the creators' new opportunities for good memories of their own.
Have a loved one who loves international decor? This tea light candle holder is crafted from sustainable mango wood and metal featuring a hand-carved scallop design. It measures 4" by 3.75" (candle not included.) Hand-crafted by our Fair Trade artisan Matr Boomie in India it preserves traditional crafts and provides sustainable, fair-paying jobs to talented global artisans. Bring international style into any home while making the world more equal and just. Global Fair Trade candle holders in multiple styles for any home will bring joy to the receiver.
Have a music lover in the family? This mini Ocarina is just 1.5 inches in size, made with molded clay and painted by hand by our Fair Trade artisan partners at Jamtown World Instruments. It plays almost a full scale using 6 holes and includes a fingering chart. At Jamtown their vision sees people around the world creating music with friends and family. Their instruments are special, authentic, beautifully crafted and handmade from countries all over the world. Artisans utilize ancient knowledge and naturally sustainable materials like bamboo, gourds, and seeds. Fair Trade handcrafted instruments of all types for the music lover in your family. What will your family/friends sing to?
These are just a few of our favorite fun stocking stuffer choices for your list. We hope you have fun exploring the unique items available that give back to the hands who craft them while bringing a smile to your holiday.
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones during this festive time of year, and our sincerest thank you from Unique World Inspirations for your support of our global artisan partners.