100+ ethical gifts under $100

POINT’s 2018 Ethical Gift Guide is here to help you gift well.

🎶It’s the mooost wonderful tiiime of the year!

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If the entire supply chain for a product is done right, it can get a little pricey. When every worker is paid a fair wage and the environmental effects are accounted for and mitigated, it costs companies a pretty penny. But most ethical companies don’t exist for the sole purpose of having huge profit margins and many make their products as affordable as possible.

We’re here to tell ya, buying ethically-made goods doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily #domoregood this holiday season.

We’ve hand-selected 100+ products under $100, and include a key to let you know how they are ethical.

What do we mean by ethical?

Sustainable - products produced with green energy, made out of sustainable/upcycled materials, or handmade in small batches.

Fair Trade - artisans and farmers are paid a fair price for their goods. These products are most likely Fair Trade certified, but may have a system of direct trade instead.

$ Gives to charity/a cause - pretty self explanatory, but these companies and products give back a percentage of profits to a cause or registered charity.

Ethical production - companies ensure all manufacturing facilities and processes comply to ethical standards, including fair labor practices, environmental sustainability, and production transparency.

Local - made in the good ‘ole Midwest. Buying local supports small businesses, and has a much lower carbon footprint as items travel a short distance to you.

P.S. You can make just about any purchase on Amazon ethical by using AmazonSmile and picking POINT as your charity 😉



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UNDER $15

  1. Medium Assortment Box (↻ $ ⇆ ) - Tea Drops $12 || Zero waste, female-owned, organic, Fair Trade AND donates to clean water with every purchase? Can’t get any better.

  2. Breathe Pin (↻ $ ✂) - Yoga Girl $10

  3. Custom Ornament (↻☆ ) (Columbus, Cincinnati, Cleveland, etc.) - Alum Creek Design $10

  4. Mango Shea Butter Soap (↻) - Nuddy $6.50

  5. Recycled Clear Glass Ornament (↻ ⇆ ) - One World Projects $10

  6. Mint Dark Chocolate (vegan, GF) (↻ $) - Loving Earth $7

  7. Stainless Steel Straw (↻)- Package Free Shop $4.50 each || Just say no to single-use plastic, and help prepare your friends with better alternatives.

  8. Soapstone Side Bowl (⇆ ✂)- Badala $14

  9. Painted Notebook, Trapeze (↻ ☆) - Moglea $14

  10. Coffee Maple Syrup (↻ ☆) - Stumptown Coffee Roasters + Bushwick Kitchen $14

  11. Little Fires Everywhere ($) - buy used on AmazonSmile for $8.99

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UNDER $25

  1. Plantable Colored Pencils (↻ ✂) - Package Free Shop $18 || Got an artist who also loves to garden? These colored pencils are biodegradable with a seed capsule at the end to grow herbs and flowers.

  2. Marra Bowl Set (↻ ⇆)- Raven & Lily $22 || Supports Project Soar - empowering girls in Morocco to continue their education.

  3. Samia Drinking Glass (↻ $) - Baladi Home $18 || These glasses are ethically handblown with recycled glass by artisans in Cairo, Egypt.

  4. Merry Christmas Embroidery Loop (↻ ☆) - Silver Maple Shop $24.99

  5. Argan Beauty Balm (↻ $ ⇆ ✂ ☆) - Badger Balm $17

  6. Dad Hat ($)- YXU $20

  7. Organic Cotton Hot Sauce Rattle (↻ ✂) - Estella $18 || Finally, you can have hot sauce in your (diaper) bag, swag🌶

  8. Nail Polish in Bikini & Co. (↻) - Kure Bazaar $19 || Made with bamboo and vitamin E to strengthen nails, and 10-free (aka they don’t use the 10 of the most commonly used but toxic nail polish ingredients)

  9. Upcylced Red Leather Magnet Bookmark (↻) - Ethical Market $20

  10. Ethiopia Guji Mulish (↻ $ ☆)- Roosevelt Coffee Roasters $20

  11. Helios Studs (⇆ ✂) - Mata Traders $20

  12. Eye Glasses Holder (↻ ⇆) - Uncommon Goods $18 || We think this would look great on your dad’s desk, or anyone else in the fam who appreciates hand-carved unique goods (and wears glasses).

  13. After Shave in American Ale (↻ $ ☆) - Damn Handsome $24

  14. Felt Stocking ($ ⇆)- West Elm $20

  15. Sea Turtle Bracelet (↻ $)- 4Ocean $20 || Made from recycled glass and plastic pulled from the ocean, and each month the featured bracelet gives to a different ocean conservancy group.

  16. White Rum (↻ $ ⇆ ✂ ☆) - Naked Turtle $19 || Pair with the Sea Turtle Bracelet for the ultimate gift for the ocean lover in your life.

  17. Cheers Bottle Opener (⇆ ✂)- 31 Bits $22

  18. Robot Crayons (↻)- Tinta $16

  19. Buguta Animals, Elephant (↻ ⇆ ✂)- Raven & Lily $18

  20. Royal Armouries Desktop Onager Kit (↻ ⇆) - Ethical Market $20

  21. 614ever Print (↻ $ ☆)- Natterdoodle $17

  22. Organic Sateen Eye Mask (↻ ✂) - Coyuchi $18

  23. Reusable Organic Bamboo Rounds (↻) - Unwrapped Life $20 || It takes a lot of water and a ton of pesticides to make cotton balls that you only use once. These bad boys do a much better job and can be washed and reused.

  24. Thirst by Scott Harrison ($) - buy used on AmazonSmile from $15-22

  25. Lip Balm, in Tengo () - Package Free Shop $24

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UNDER $35

  1. Do More Good Tee (↻ $ ⇆ ✂ ☆) - POINT $25 || Yeah, you read that right, we’ve got merch! Our shirts are ethically made, and since POINT is a 501(c)3 charity, all proceeds are re-invested in providing communities with the easiest app ever to #domoregood (that’s a thing now - let’s get it trending 😉)

  2. Wild Vanilla Orchid Fragrance (↻) - Floral Street $28

  3. Hockey Stick Snow Brush (↻) - Uncommon Goods $25 || Perfect for the person in your life who lives, eats, and breathes hockey (go Blue Jackets!).

  4. There is no Planet B Tee (↻ $ ✂) - Wholesome Culture $29 || Made of organic cotton (which uses far less water than conventional cotton and no pesticides) and recycled plastic bottles.

  5. Goldie Ring ($) - Purpose $26

  6. Feldspar Cobalt Espresso Mug (↻ ✂) - Reve en Vert $28

  7. Cork Leash (↻ $) - Tentree $34

  8. Limited Edition Cedar Stack (↻) - Boy Smells $32

  9. 4-pack Classic Christmas Sock Gift Box (↻) - Thought $33

  10. Edible Flowers Kit (↻ ☆) - The Floral Society $32.50

  11. Free to Grow Tote (↻ $ ⇆ ✂) - The Tote Project $30

  12. Orbital Hair Pin (↻ ✂) - Favor $34 || We also really like their $28 Abacus Floating Bead Stacking Rings so we threw those in too.

  13. Wave Notebook (↻)- Rocketbook $27 || How cool would it be to instantly upload your notes into a digital format, make them searchable, and then microwave your notebook to erase it and start fresh? Yeah, pretty dang cool.

  14. Pink Spectrum Tassel Keychain ($ ⇆ ✂) - Accompany $28

  15. Self-Confidence, Self-Worth, and Strength Bracelet (↻ $ ✂) - Alora $25

  16. Tassel Charm Bracelet Gold (⇆ ✂) - Mata Traders $26

  17. Pink Clay and Pumpkin Face Mask (↻ $ ⇆ ✂) - Meow Meow Tweet $28 || Winner of most whimsical packaging (bonus points because it’s all sustainable)! Plus it’s vegan, small-batch, cruelty-free, and gives back.

  18. Norden Manzanita Candle (↻ ✂) - Whimsy + Row $30

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UNDER $50

  1. Family Crew Sock Gift Bundle (↻ ⇆) - Pact $45

  2. Midnight Black Clay Mask (↻ ✂) - Guy Morgan Apothecary $44 || Because #selfcare should be gender neutral.

  3. Being Kind is Cool, Men’s Crew ($ ✂)- Wholesome Culture $45

  4. Plant Lady Tee (↻ $ ✂) - SiiZU $40

  5. The Daily Glow (↻ ✂)- Neighbourhood Botanicals $36 || Pair with the Plant Lady tee and Edible Flowers Kit for the urban jungle grower in your life, they will love you (promise).

  6. Big Strong Man Moisture (↻ ✂) - Neighbourhood Botanicals $36

  7. Relay Short in Pebbled Canyon (↻) - Outdoor Voices $45

  8. Essential Companion Tote (↻ ⇆) - Ten Thousand Villages $40

  9. Brilliant Brunch Bundle (↻ $) - Brandless $42 || Get this, everything is $3 and you can shop by values (vegan, Fair Trade, sustainable, etc.), plus they donate meals to families in need across the US.

  10. Responsibili-Tee, white (↻ $ ⇆ ✂) - Patagonia $35

  11. Bridget Handmade Fair Trade Wooden Strategy Game (↻ ⇆) - Ethical Market $37

  12. Small Naturally Dyed Textile Art #07 (↻ $ ☆) - Anchal $36

  13. Classic French Terry Square Cut Hoodie (✂) - Everlane $34-44, you choose ;)

  14. Machete Large Hoops (↻) - Amour Vert $36 || Don’t worry - you won’t find petroleum plastics in here! Made from renewable cellulose acetate, these are sure to add the perfect touch to any wardrobe style - be it minimalist or hipster.

  15. Synbiotic Subscription (↻) - Seed $49/month || Because it’s important to keep your lady friends healthy so they can keep bossin’ it up. Seed’s vitamin packaging is recyclable, compostable, water soluble, and partially edible (kinda weird but cool).

  16. Fossil Stone Drink Cubes (⇆) - Ten Thousand Villages $40

  17. Monogrammed Teakwood Tumbler (↻ $) - S’well $40 || Yes! Now you can monogram S’well tumblers. Plus, they support water programs in Madagascar where nearly 50% of the population lacks access to clean drinking water. 

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UNDER $75

  1. Craft Cocktails Bar Tools Set (↻ ⇆)- Ten Thousand Villages $70 || Hand-carved in India by traditional artisans = automatic level-up for any bar cart.

  2. Gray Bull Denim Apron (↻)- Stock MFG $72 || We love this apron. Ethically handmade in Chicago, it comes with free repairs guaranteed for life - perfect for the person doing all the cooking this holiday in your house.

  3. Solar Powered Charger and Light (↻ $)- Waka Waka $60

  4. Glow for Good Gift Set (↻ $)- Osea $72 || Give the gift of a ‘grammable dewy look with a sustainably-harvested seaweed-infused hydrating skincare set. Oh, added bonus, 100% of the profits are donated to Kiss the Ground.

  5. Fitted T-Shirt “Make Good”, in white (↻ ✂) - Riley Studio $52 || Because subtle detail is our fave.

  6. Painter’s Palette Hemp Shirt, Dark Navy (↻) - Thought $65

  7. Zero Waste Starter Kit (↻)- Package Free Shop $59 || Has a friend been posting tons of “plastic is destroying the earth” videos? Make their day and gift them this plastic-free kit of essentials!

  8. Recycled Cashmere Beanie (↻ $ ✂) - Patagonia $69

  9. Spike Earrings (↻ ⇆)- Soko $50

  10. ReNew Fleece Sweatshirt in Surplus (↻ ✂)- Everlane $60 || Grab a super cozy fleece for your beau! He always says he “doesn’t get cold,” but we all know that’s a lie (sometimes). He’ll thank you when he stays warm on your winter hikes, or when you drag him out to do couples activities (read: ice skating).

  11. Compression High Rise Legging, Citrine (↻ ✂) - Girlfriend Collective $68

  12. Twisted Dash Ring (⇆) - Soko $58

  13. Seasonal Box (↻ $ ⇆ ✂ )- Cause Box $55

  14. Triangle Stained Glass Suncatcher, Modern (↻)- Debbie Bean $60

  15. BLAIR, in Shine (↻ ✂) - Matt & Nat $55

  16. Wireless Travel Kit (↻ $ ⇆ ✂ ☆) - Nimble $60 || Plant-based bioplastics, organic hemp, and recycled bottles make this travel kit both smart and stylish.

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UNDER $100

  1. Petrified Wood Slab (↻ ⇆) - Saffron + Poe $95

  2. Men’s Cloud Brushed Organic Flannel Pajama Pant (↻ ✂)- Coyuchi $78

  3. Sounding Pillow (↻) - Eighth Belle $88 || Made from upcycled sails and designed to reflect oceanic depth charts. Aesthetic 1000%.

  4. Wool Slippers (↻ ✂) - Chilote Shoes $76

  5. Hana Crossbody (⇆ ✂) - Able $98

  6. Organic Bath Box (↻ ✂) - Reve en Vert $94 || This lux bath set comes with Himalayan salt clay, milled shea butter soap, and organic shampoo and conditioner. Plus, the box is made of 100% recycled material, printed with eco ink and is topped with a bow made from 100% biodegradable hessian.

  7. ReNew Lightweight Puffer, in Lavender (↻ ✂) - Everlane $88 || #tbt to when you responsibly recycled that plastic water bottle - it grew up and became a coat! This puffer is made out of 15 upcycled plastic bottles, saving the earth while looking cool af.

  8. High Tops (↻ $ ✂) - POZU $84

  9. Botanical Perfume, Jasmine Balm (↻) - Earth Tu Face $78 || This is our Communication Manager’s favorite item on the guide this year. Perfume balm in a gold-plated sea shell? So much YES!

  10. Baby Pearl Hoop Earring (↻ $ ✂ ☆) - Catbird $88 || We see lots of Instagram fashion moguls wearing something like this - looking at you @evachen - so here’s an ethical fix from Brooklyn, NY.

  11. Swan Egg Necklace, in Silver (↻ $ ✂ ☆) - Catbird $98

  12. Eir Wool Scarf (↻ $ ✂) - SiiZU $90

  13. Smart Sneakers, in Black (↻ ✂) - Will’s Vegan Shoes $98

  14. Stainless Steel Stethoscope, in Black and Rose Gold ($) - MDF Instruments $80 || Got a med student in your life? They will love this stethoscope, and that it gives to the Crafting Wellness initiative.

  15. Men’s Wool Loungers (↻ $) - Allbirds $95

Keep in mind this season…

Most wrapping paper isn’t recyclable. Buy plain brown wrapping paper (or large sheets of colorful construction paper) and just add non-toxic paint/stamps or beautiful ribbon and greenery to make it festive. The modern-natural look is very in this year.

Let us know if you buy from the guide by tagging us on social, always @pointapp 🎁

From all of us at POINT, happy holidays and happy gifting!

P.S. if 102 products wasn’t enough for you, head on over to our 2016 and 2017 guides for more ideas.