Fair Trade Gifts for the Holiday Hostess

Curated favorites by Stefani Pollack of Cupcake Project

Hosting is work any time of the year, but especially so around the holidays. Show the hostess in your life how much you appreciate their labor of love with a classy gift that isn’t just another bottle of wine! Even better yet, make it a gift with a powerful impact story.

Here to help with that is Stefani Pollack, seasoned writer and recipe developer behind the popular recipe blog Cupcake Project, whose favorite gifts to give are ones she’s field tested herself in her own home.

The holidays are the perfect time to give your hostess something special they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. They’re also the perfect time to slow down and consider the people behind the products. With these fair trade gifts, you're doing just that. In 2017, after years of creating original recipes made with Fair Trade Certified ingredients, Stefani had the opportunity to meet fair trade farmers and growers in Ecuador. "I’ve talked about fair trade so many times on my blog," she says, "but supporting fair trade has never meant more to me than it does now after meeting fair trade farmers and their families and seeing firsthand the impact that fair trade has on their lives."

Take it from Stefani, these fair trade gifts will dazzle your hostess and highly increase your chances of getting invited over the next time they’re recipe testing.



Chateau Marble & Acacia Wood Tiered Stand

"The marble and wood look of this stand is timeless and elegant. It’s one that I’m proud to display my desserts on."

Mercer Iron and Acacia Wood Serverware Tray

"This tray is simply stunning! I use it for a cheese board, dessert board, breakfast-in-bed board, and any other excuse that I can think of to break it out."

Mercer Iron and Acacia Wood Serverware Lazy Susan

"Who doesn’t love a lazy Susan?! I pack this one with treats and let people spin it around until they get to their favorite."

Belgian Flax Linen Melange Napkins

"These napkins are stylish enough for a fancy party, but they go so well with our kitchen that we use them every day."

Roasted Cacao Nibs

"The smell of TCHO’s cacao nibs is intoxicating and they taste as fabulous as they smell. I love to throw them in cookie dough, yogurt, ice cream, and even salads!"

Extra Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

"Guittard’s dark chocolate chips take any recipe that calls for chocolate chips to the next level—if they make them into the recipe before I eat them!"