School's out! If you're like me, you're hitting the end of the school year with excitement for summer and exhaustion before it's even begun!
It's great that our kiddos are home (all day. every day. oh pass the coffee!) and our friends and sisters are graduating from college (sniff, sniff!). But you're busy planning summer vacations, getting kids' swimsuits bought, and keeping the house clean while you're at it! You hardly have time to grab a teacher gift or a graduation present, let alone an ethical one!
So you settle for a Starbucks gift card (hey, who's complaining?) and write a sweet note on one of the few pieces of paper in your house that isn't covered in crayon.
Well, sweet sister, this gift guide is just what you need! You can easily shop these ethical gifts from the comfort of your couch, and sleep easy knowing you spent your money where it counts. Whether you need unique gifts for grads, ethical teacher gifts, or just some sweet fair trade gifts for women in your life, this list will fit the bill! And your budget!
The Violet Journal from Flora Stationery, via Bought Beautifully($14.99). This beautiful hand-painted watercolor journal provides scholarships for young women in Kosovo, while providing a sweet space for your grad to take notes in her new college classes or your kids' teacher to plan out next year's lessons.
Mustard Seed Necklace by New Eve Jewelry ($28). I actually gave these little sweeties as teacher gifts to my son's teachers at his Mother's Day Out program. They loved them and were so encouraged by them! Each piece of New Eve Jewelry is handcrafted with reclaimed material to encourage you that you've been made new in Christ, and comes in a gifts box with a free Scripture card to build your faith. A portion of proceeds help provide food, homes, jobs, education, and more to single mamas and children in Ghana through Feeding the Orphans. Use these to encourage your teacher or grad to have faith that God can move mountains!
Mini Latte Mug in Rustic Cream by NS Pottery ($24). You know grads and teachers alike need their caffeine fix! Help them get theirs with this beautiful hand-thrown mug by NS Pottery.
Home Sweet Home Vintage Locket by New Eve Jewelry ($54). This piece is perfect for high school grads bound for the University of Tennessee, college ladies launching from UT into the professional world, and young women who are leaving Tennessee for college, but will always be Vols for life. Its Tristar design, a nod to the Tennessee State Flag, is handmade with brass stars and a vintage locket, along with carnelian gemstone beads.
Abera Crossbody Tote in Olive, Live FashionABLE ($178). Soft, buttery leather in a rich neutral olive green makes for the perfect school tote. It's large enough and strong enough to carry even the heaviest books and lesson plans, but still stylish and comfy to carry thanks to its adjustable crossbody strap. FashionABLE pieces are handcrafted in Ethiopia, creating jobs for women and empowering communites.
Horizon Raw Amethyst + Vintage Charm Necklace ($38). Give your grad or teacher a sweet monogram to show her how special you think she is! Each gold-plated raw amethyst pendant is as unique as your sweet loved one, so each piece really is one-of-a-kind!
Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquet from Farmgirl Flowers ($45). If all else fails, flowers are a beautiful way to celebrate the out-of-school lady in your life. Farmgirl Flowers are uniquely designed every day, and ethically sourced in the USA.
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