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As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year….” Here are the Fair Trade and handmade goods that some of the Global Gifts team are decorating their homes with this holiday season or what they’re hoping to find under the Christmas tree!
Get festive with Fair Trade…
All of the holiday garlands are a favorite for Nick Petry, a volunteer at the Bloomington Global Gifts location. He explains, "The star garland is colorful and reminds me of decorating our Christmas tree growing up."
Natalie, one of the high school interns at Global Gifts Short North, wants to decorate the tree at her house with this inventive flamingo seed pod ornament, hand painted by artisans in Zimbabwe.
Ellen Sebehar, a volunteer at Global Gifts Mass Ave., picked the hand-cut iron reindeer sculpture from India as her top holiday item.
Amy Phillips-Gary, Assistant Manager at the Short North location, is hoping for a more peaceful world this holiday (and beyond). Her favorite ornaments are all about peace!
Eden Schwartz, a volunteer at Bloomington, loves the dreidel. She says, "I love this big fun dreidel! It reminds me of all the Hanukkahs with my friends and family growing up. It was a very competitive game!"
And who can resist this sweet nativity? Short North Store Manager, Alissa Head, adores this hand painted terra cotta nativity set from Peruvian artisans.
Santa, please bring…
Nora store volunteer Jennifer Kaufmann, would like to get a super-soft hat-and-scarf combo to keep the chill out and the cozy in. Handknit by artisans in Peru and Bolivia and available in a variety of colors and styles!
Rebecca Critser, a volunteer at Global Gifts Mass Ave., is inspired by the “hope” and “love” soapstone candleholder handmade by Kenyan artisans.
Cynthia Carr and Ann Carlson, volunteers at the Global Gifts Nora location, love these cup cozies! As knitters, they know how much time, skill, and creativity it takes to make such a cute thing.
Mass Ave. volunteer Kathleen Flannery is wow’d (and so are we) by the hand-blown Phoenician glass carafe from the West Bank that’s made from recycled bottles.
Singing bowls are a favorite for Eric Lorentz, holiday associate at Nora.
Kinsey Davis, Assistant Manager at the Bloomington Global Gifts location, shares, "As someone who is obsessed with chocolate as it is, I get excited to see new flavors that are special for the holidays. Fair Trade chocolate is better in so many ways!"
All Global Gifts locations are ready to help you easily meet your holiday needs. And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Mawlid an Nabi, or the Winter Solstice, we encourage you to give gifts that are Fair Trade certified!