Nestled right in between Christmas and Easter, we have this happy little day that tends to feel sweet during some seasons and obnoxious during others. If we have someone special in our lives, it’s the day to Expect Great Things to Happen! Romance! Surprises! And we can’t count how many bad movies have been made about Single People on Valentine’s Day.
There are so many stories about the origins of the holiday, and we all know that Hallmark doesn’t need to nail down the True Meaning of anything to make it a big deal, so here we are. With a day for Love and Expectations.
We have been thinking about how special it is for women to celebrate each other on days like this, and we are coming at you with a challenge to honor your love for the women you love this Valentine’s Day. What if we took this opportunity to show our love for Moms, Sisters, Friends, and Coworkers?
In the spirit of love, giving gifts that have also created meaningful opportunities around the globe is also very important. Fair trade Valentine’s Day gifts express love in more than one way -- to the receiver of the gift as well as the maker. That sounds like a Valentine’s Day meaning that we can get on board with!
Heart-felt (and shaped) Gifts for Everyone
Inevitably, all of the special ladies in your life have their own unique style and taste. And you have a unique budget for each of these special people, too!
There is a meaningful Valentine’s gift for everyone in the Fair Tribe Valentine’s Day collection. From jewelry to dishes to sculptures to soap, there are dozens of unique handmade gifts. There are even hand-crocheted gifts for the littlest ladies you know: a mouse and a donut baby rattle! So. Stinking. Cute!
Valentine’s Day is famous for chocolate and jewelry! This year, when you are buying chocolate, consider searching online for fair trade chocolate. This article from Simply Chocolate explains a little bit more about why fair trade chocolate is important. And check out these lovely pieces of jewelry:
Each of these pieces are meaningful, handmade, and fair trade. The women in your life will be so excited to receive a beautiful handmade piece of jewelry that represents your love for them and your care for women around the world.
Chimes & Decor
There are a variety of handmade ornaments and chimes that would be perfect for a coworker to adorn her space, for your Mama to hang in her kitchen, or for your best friend or sister to display in her home.
A set of Acacia Wood Heart Bowls would be a lovely gift for the kitchen or even to hold jewelry on her dresser. Or, a single 6” Heart Bowl would be a wonderful gift alone or with an Ayurvedic Soap Bar from India. It is so much fun putting together a little gift basket (or in this case, a gift bowl!) for a dear friend. Pretty little soapstone hearts from Kenya would also be perfect paired with the wooden heart bowls. The Carved Soapstone Hearts are available in pink flowers or a natural motif. Also! Soapstone trinket dishes from Haiti are perfect for jewelry, as well!
For a truly unique and wonderful gift, visit our collection of bronze statues from Burkina Faso. Each statue is handmade and therefore one-of-a-kind. They are a beautiful picture of West African culture and heritage.
Fair trade has an incredible way of bringing us one-of-a-kind gifts that represent the beautiful cultures around the world. When we supported talented artisans around the globe, we are expressing our love to the loved ones we are buying for as well as the talented artists who created the gifts. Win-win!
Spread the Love
How will you spread the love this Valentine’s Day? How will you celebrate the women in your life? And how can you celebrate other women around the world?
When we lift each other up, we make the world a happier place to be. When we express our love and care for each other, we help each other feel seen and loved for who we are. For those special women in our lives who love to receive gifts, we can add to their joy when we remember them on a special day.
Share your stories with us on Instagram via #fairtribe! We can’t wait to see how all of our friends are celebrating Love and joining in the Fair Tribe story this February!