10 Beautiful Ethical Gifts for Travellers

Looking for ethical travel gifts that are fairtrade and eco-friendly?

In this post, I’ve rounded up a list of practical travel which are produced from ethically sourced and sustainable materials and support the people who make them.  

Surprise that special traveller in your life with one of these beautiful ethical travel gifts.

Beautiful ethical gifts for travellers.

1. Sari Journal

Fairtrade and Ethical Travel Gifts

Looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel and write? This beautiful handmade notebook is made with recycled cotton paper, wrapped in a colourful sari. It comes in different, vibrant colours and each notebook has been crafted by a small family business in Rajasthan, India.  

These sari journals are fairtrade and eco-friendly, and the paper is made by a charity that empowers women in rural Rajasthan.

2. Soft and Cosy ‘Yak’ Shawl

This gorgeous shawl is the perfect travel accessory. It comes in a variety of beautiful colours and can be worn for different occasions. The material is ethically sourced and the scarves are hand loomed in Tibet by a female-led community that supports women from a disadvantage background.  

The scarf is light, but cosy, and can also be used as a blanket.

3. Eco-friendly RFID Blocking Wallet

Know someone who needs a new wallet? This vegan cork wallet is made from eco-friendly material, including RFID blocking material, to keep your bank cards safe in crowded places. It contains two bill compartments, six card slots and wee coin pocket.

4. Fair Trade Nepalese Festival Bag

This pretty shoulder bag is a great travel accessory. It is handmade in Nepal and is mostly made from cotton. You can also get it in red, purple and black, all with a beautifully embroidered tree of life.

5. Vegan Soap Bar Collection

Want to give a traveller a gift that is both ethical and practical? These vegan soap bars are cruelty free and come in a nice box. Each soap bar in the box is unique and leaves your skin feeling cleansed and super soft.

6. Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Want to help reduce plastic waste? This stainless steel water bottle can keep water cold for the entire day. It is also great for carrying hot liquids with you. This would make a nice gift for someone who enjoys hiking and camping.   The brand, Tree Tribe, is committed to the environment and plants 10 trees on every sale.

7. Stainless Steel & Bamboo Reusable Razor

This reusable double edge razor are made from high quality stainless steel and bamboo, making them an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to single use razor blades. They come in a wee pouch and gift box.  

8. Bamboo Cutlery Set with Travel Pouch

This bamboo cutlery set is another great gift for avid campers. Besides being an eco-friendly alternative to plastic cutlery, this bamboo set is also made from 100% natural ingredients. The cutlery is durable and comes packed in a lightweight pouch.

9. Eco-friendly & Biodegradable Travel Cup

This travel mug makes a nice stocking filler. Many coffee shops give you a discount if you take your own cup, so this mug would be a good thing to carry with you when you go travelling. The cup is made from organic bamboo and has food grade natural silicone lid and sleeve. It is reusable as well as biodegradable.  

10. Bamboo Makeup Remover Pads

Here’s another great stocking filler – 18 pieces of white bamboo makeup remover pads in a cute bamboo jar. This is a great gift for travellers who love wearing makeup and like taking care of their skin. The cleansing face pads come with a 100% cotton laundry bag.

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Daniela Frendo

Daniela Frendo

Hi! I'm a Maltese blogger based in Scotland. I created Grumpy Camel to help travellers connect with places through culture, history and cuisine.

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