Co-op News Christmas gift guide

A selection of ethical gifts

As the festive season draws closer, Co-op News has been on the lookout for ethical gift-giving options. For readers seeking online shopping alternatives to Amazon, we’ve got you covered.

UK only

Amnesty shop

The Amnesty shop stocks a wide range of fair and sustainably sourced items. Purchases support community projects, fairtrade co-operatives and environmental initiatives, as well as raising funds for Amnesty International, the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation.

Amnesty Delicious Dissent Billionaires Shortbread Milk Chocolate – 100g £4.50
Amnesty Freedom Through Peace Jigsaw Puzzle by Sally Morgan – 24 Piece £16.00
Amnesty Tassle Trio Pendant – £26.00

Chococo 16 piece vegan festive selection box – £21.95

Doris & Dude red Christmas tree socks – £6.95

Amnesty handmade Christmas decoration – £11.95

Fair Trader

Fair Trader is a volunteer-run co-operative based in West Yorkshire. One of the largest fair trade shops in the UK, Fair Trader stocks a wide range of sustainable and ethical products including clothing, homeware and food & drink, each selected for its positive social and economic impact. 

Winter Warmers Hamper – £46.00
Dalit Spice Set – Box of 6 – £19.99
Dark Woods Good Morning Sunshine Coffee – Gift Tin £10.95

Nkuku Talini wreath – £10.95

Namaste set of four daisy carved coasters in a tray – £12.99
Aura Que Hemanta cable- knit beret – £16.50 is a B-corp set up to support independent bookshops through its online store. Customers can choose a specific bookshop to support when they make purchases, otherwise a portion of the profits goes to a pool that is split equally between participating book shops.


Revolver World

Revolver is a multi stakeholder co-operative based in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom that imports and markets Fairtrade-certified coffee and organic cotton goods. It was recently ranked as the highest-scoring B Corp in Europe.

Malawi Wholebean Coffee 200g – £3.99
Famous Blue Mountain Blend Coffee Bags (10s) – £3.49
Malawi Peppermint Tea – £3.49

Ethical Shop

Ethical Shop is owned by the New Internationalist co-operative. The online store stocks a wide range of ethical, fair trade, organic, recycled and vegan gift options, with proceeds going to support the New Internationalist magazine.

Fa-la-la-la-Llama Decoration – £6.99
Bathing Beauty Christmas Cracker, Citrus Spice Bath Salts – £10.00
Seville Lined Sofa Socks, size 4-6 – £29.95

Craft Your Own Herbal Hand Salve Kit – £33

Colour in pond life tote bag – £12.95

Jam & chutney trio gift set – £11.99

Shared Earth

Shared Earth was established in 1986 and sells Fair Trade, recycled, eco-friendly and ethical products in its mission to tackle the climate crisis and create a fairer, more sustainable world.

Wooden Mancala board game, hand-carved sheesham + bag of glass marbles – £29.99

Incense cones & holder, organic goodness, rose – £3.50

Recycled circuit board notebook – £16.99

News From Nowhere

News from Nowhere is a not-for-profit workers’ co-op based in Liverpool. Established in 1974, they aim to empower and inspire people to make positive changes in the world through the books they stock.

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