Ethical gift guide: how to make your present go a little further

Christmas is almost upon us and there is nothing better than the gift of giving during this special time of year. Even better, your gift for that special person can help others less fortunate. Here are some suggestions for a gift that goes a little further.

Hey Tiger

This Melbourne business partners with the Hunger Project Ghana, which provides microloans to female farmers, childhood education programs and more. It donates between 25-50c per bar purchased.

www.heytiger.com.au

The Curious Cabinet

This Victorian business provides a range of mixers, elixirs and pre-serves, made in Geelong with local ingredients.

www.thecuriouscabinet.com.au

Songbird Gifts

Songbird has a collection of ethically, hand-crafted gifts, including jewelry, accessories, homewares and more that are all beautifully bird-themed.

www.songbirdcollection.com

Eden Jewelry

This jewelry is made by women who have escaped from the modern sexual slavery industry. They are paid a full-time wage for part-time work.

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Seed and Sprout

This business provides sustainable home and kitchen needs while promoting an end to plastic. Its gifts are a great option for anyone looking for a practical present that is great for the earth.

www.seedsprout.com.au

If you would like to see more ideas, try UnitingWorld’s Everything in Common catalogue.

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