If you’re buying a gift for Mata sales manager, Emily, this season (and someone in this office is because we are doing a Secret Santa), then you’re going to want to pay special attention right about now.

We’re putting together our ethical holiday wish lists, and posting them, in the hope that we can be of service to shoppers looking for gifts that have a story or that make a positive impact beyond the gift’s recipient.  Emily’s up first with her suggestions…

Warby Parker ‘Sims’ Eyeglasses – for every pair you buy one is donated to someone in need.

Faire Collection’s Checkered Cowl Scarf – way-cool scarves from a fellow fashionable fair trader

Set of 3 Painted Wooden Vases – found on Etsy, these durable pine containers are perfect for storing crayons and small crafting materials.

Baggu Tote Bag – a recycled, reusable tote.

Nest Learning Thermostat – for making your home energy efficient, this device allows you to adjust the heat in your house from your phone!

Personalized Children’s Aprons – this would actually be a gift for Emily’s little guy, Henry.

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your holiday shopping.  We’ve got a few more wish lists coming up from the Mata team, so stay tuned to this blog.  And of course, there’s lots of fair trade clothing and handmade jewelry gift options on!