While it's easy to get caught up in the endless holiday to-do list, I try to check myself from time to time so that I remember what this time of year is truly about. If I can give someone a gift they really love that is also ethically-sourced, it's an extra win. Keep reading to see a few of my favorite finds for bright and cheerful, fair-trade gifts for the kid, niece, nephew, or grandchild in your life:
1 - Bunny Felt Slippers - $32 - These hand-felted 100% wool booties will make your little one's toes cozy and warm.
2 - Crocheted Ice Cream Rattle - $10 - Handmade in Bangladesh, this crocheted rattle is made by a non-profit organization that provides women with working opportunities.
3 - Organic Elephant - $40 - Any child will want to cuddle this Slovenian treasure stuffed with buckwheat hulls.
4 - Merlin Cardboard Unicorn Head - $30 - The perfect adornment above your little one's bed or desk, this whimsical piece is easy to assemble and makes a bold statement.
5 - Alpaca Baby Mittens - $24 - These darling mittens hand-crafted in Bolivia using eco-friendly alpaca wool.
6 - Bright Colored Coin Purse - $15 - Give your child a place to stash lunch money or small toys with these bright Peruvian pouches.
7 - Organic Toy Blocks - $11 - Handmade from 100% organic cotton, these educational toys are made in Bangladesh.
8 - Shades of Pink Baby Rattle - $7.99 - This crocheted rattle is machine-washable, and made by small scale workers in cooperatives who are guaranteed a fair wage.
9 - Donut Rattle - $10 - Your sweet toothed darlings will appreciate this kitschy rattle. The proceeds from the sales of the Donut Rattle contribute to providing work opportunities and help women rise out of poverty in rural Bangladesh.
10 - Watermelon Booties - $25 - Give your baby these treats for their feet which are made in Kyrgyzstan.
11 - Senger Lamb Purse - $50 - This adorable purse handmade in a small town in Germany, is made of organic cotton and filled with sheep's wool.