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Fair Trade Infant Toys From South America, Asia, Africa

As soon as November 1st hits the shift automatically happens. We go from reveling in fall and Halloween to diving headlong into the season of gift giving. This season, while it’s still early on, you can set your sights on fair trade gifts that will not only be the perfect gift for those you love, but also help those in need from master artisans who eek out a living as creators or supports literacy or women cooperatives.

Yesterday I wrote about 12 Buy One, Give One Gifts for the Holidays. Here are infant gifts ranging under $20 to nearly $100 that make great gifts for the holiday season or anytime of the year. Through the end of the year I will blog about gifts that give back. You can follow along at the hashtag #GiftsforGood.


  • Organic Cotton Scraptapus Toy 1 of 6
    Organic Cotton Scraptapus Toy
    This organic, Egyptian cotton sea creature is made in Egypt from scraps of other toys. $17.95 from Fair Trade Organics. Your purchase supports Egyptian artisans.
  • Sea Creature Mobile 2 of 6
    Sea Creature Mobile
    Your child will love looking at these colorful sea creatures. Plus your purchase goes to help support literacy in Peru. $32 from Global Goods Partners.
  • Unique Stuffed Monsters Knit From Cotton 3 of 6
    Unique Stuffed Monsters Knit From Cotton
    These hand knit stuffed monsters help women in the highlands of Peru. $30 from Global Goods Partners.
  • Rainbow Octopus 4 of 6
    Rainbow Octopus
    This multicolored octopus hand sewn in silk helps women with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia. $25 from Global GoodPartners.
  • Octopus with Sea Creatures 5 of 6
    Octopus with Sea Creatures
    This woven boiling set made of cloth helps mother care and literacy in Bangkok. $45 from Handcrafting Justice.
  • Animal Bowling Set 6 of 6
    Animal Bowling Set
    This woven boiling set made of cloth helps mother care and literacy in Bangkok. $65 from Handcrafting Justice.


Read more of Jennifer’s writing at Jennifer James Online and Mom Bloggers for Social Good. And don’t miss a post! Follow Jennifer on Twitter.

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