Flowers? Chocolates? Cards? You can Fair Trade them all.
If you’re going for a traditional Mothering Sunday gift, even in lockdown, it’s easy to send Fairtrade foods and flowers or Fair Trade cards. And when you do, you not only give pleasure to the person you’re treating, but you give a higher income to the people producing the gift.
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- Fairtrade Flowers
- Fairtrade Chocolates
- Start with your local Fairtrade shop if you have one. RISC World Shop in Reading and Just Trading in Wallingford both have large selection of Divine and other chocolates. If you’re in Oxford, you can do click and collect from Fair Trade at St Michael’s and Headington Fair Trade. If you’re within easy cycling distance of Faringdon (under 10 miles), contact the Mustard Seed to ask about deliveries.
- If none of those is an option, consider your local supermarket or shop – Coop, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose have large selections; Marks and Spencer has several own-brand chocolates on offer, including a letterbox gift box you can order online; Lidl uses Fairtrade cocoa in a wide range of products; smaller shops may carry some specialist Fairtrade brands.
- Or order online. You can go to a major retailer like Traidcraft, Ethical Superstore, Abel and Cole, or Real Foods. Traidcraft and Ethical Superstore sell hampers, as well as individual gifts.
Some of the major Fairtrade chocolate producers also have gifts that you can order online: take a look at the Cocoa Loco gift boxes, the design-your-own-wrapper feature offered by Tony’s Chocolonely, and Meaningful Chocolate‘s range of Mothering Sunday cards, bars, and boxes.
- Fair Trade Cards
- Other Fair Trade gifts
- Scarves? Jewellery? Stationery? You can find a range of Fair Trade gifts in the local and online Fair Trade shops. Check out, also, some lovely jewellery carried by Embrace the Middle East.