5 Ethically Made Customizable Gift Ideas


I decided to kick off my 2018 holiday gift guide series with this post highlighting a few really cool custom gift options from do-good brands. Custom takes time, so don’t delay if you want to create something personalized to have under the tree!

  1. Custom Jewelry from GLDN

    The attention to detail and generous heart behind this jewelry company is hard to beat. Personalize their pieces with adorable designs or take it to another level and use real handwriting on one of their beautiful necklaces. Ethically and beautifully made in the USA.


  2. Custom Market Tote from Apolis

    The canvas tote that can carry over 100 lbs. and has a waterproof interior can be customized with the message of your choice! Guaranteed to last at least 8 years, this sturdy companion is made in Bangladesh by mothers whose lives are changed by dignified employment.


  3. Custom Clothing From KNown Supply

    The well-respected social enterprise Krochet Kids launched a new brand which allows you to customize ethically made clothing with your name, meaningful word, etc. Each item comes signed by the individual who made it in one of their factories in Peru, India, or Uganda.


  4. Custom leather Goods from Sseko Designs

    In spring/summer you can design custom sandals with Sseko, and this time of year you can design custom leather goods. From leather color to speciality embroidery patches to monogramming and more, make something truly unique and receive it with a handwritten note from the woman in Uganda who brought your design to life! Every purchase creates more economic and educational opportunity for women in Africa.


  5. Custom Candles from The Little Market

    Choose your own scent from over 40 options and add a custom message on the glass exterior of the candle for a sweet surprise. These candles are hand-poured in small batches and made for The Little Market by an organization in the U.S. that employs women who have recently settled here from refugee camps.