Fair Trade Gifts for the New Mom (and Little One!)

When it comes time to splurge on a gift for mom and little, Natalie Kay of Sustainably Chic offers three kid-tested favorites.

Caring for an infant or toddler is one of the most exhausting, selfless, and rewarding chapters of motherhood. Show the new mom in your life what a great job she’s doing with a gift that also spreads the love to working moms around the world.

Want to up the ante from another onesie or bib? Meet Natalie Kay, the voice and vision behind sustainable fashion, green beauty, and eco lifestyle blog Sustainably Chic. She and her son Elliot have done the legwork for you, testing and rounding up their top three Fair Trade Certified™ options for the new mom and little one.

The working moms behind your products want what every mom wants: to give their children a future without limits. When you choose a Fair Trade Certified gift, you’re equipping them to do just that. “As a sustainable fashion blogger, I believe that fair trade is one of the most important characteristics of a product,” says Natalie. “It means the maker is building a sustainable livelihood, and we should all put value on someone’s time and art.”

Take it from Natalie and Elliot, these fair trade gifts are sure to bring smiles to mom and little’s faces (and might even buy mom some much-deserved “me” time!).


Pottery Barn Kids Navy Rugby Stripe Anywhere Chair

"My son Elliot ran to give us kisses as soon as we put this chair together! It’s toddler-approved, and a wonderful encouragement to keep reading and dreaming."

west elm Souk Wool Rug

"This incredibly soft rug is made in a family-owned Fair Trade Certified rug-weaving workshop in India, by workers who earn additional funds for each rug made. The perfect gift for anyone looking to make their space feel cozy and intimate."

Pottery Barn Kids Play in the Park Rug

"From play time to…well, play time, this whimsical rug is a great way to spark the little one’s imagination. A fun gift option that’s sure to inspire countless adventures."