Fair Trade Home Decor Gift Guide

Fair Trade Home Decor Gift Guide

At Thread Spun, we are kind of obsessed with gift giving and much prefer to give than to receive. We believe the key to giving the perfect gift, especially over the holiday season, is to shop early and shop with intention. You know this already if you read our Holiday Gift Guide for Surfers. We're keeping our 2019 Gift Guides going over the next month so that you can find the perfect handmade and fair trade gift for every special person in your life.

Read on to discover our top ten favorite home decor gifts this holiday season. Home decor gifts are a great choice for the person who "has everything", because each and every home can always use a little more adornment. There is something special here for each person and budget.

Handmade rainbow chain wall hanging by Lennon and Birdie is made in Canada and features bright orange shades to brighten any space

Handmade "Mellow Yellow" Rainbow Chain - $60

Keep it mellow this holiday season with this colorful and cheery wall hanging handmade and hand painted in British Columbia. This rainbow chain is perfect boho home decor, a playful addition to any nursery or kids space, or a bright pop of color to the minimalist home. Guaranteed to make the recipient smile and fits perfectly in a stocking. 

Prints by Real Fun, Wow! feature landscapes such as this desert scene in pale oranges and pinks showing cactus and mountains

Prints by Real Fun, Wow! - $40

Printed on matte archival paper, these quality prints make the perfect home decor gift. Hand-drawn in Ojai by Daren Magee of Real Fun, Wow!, these best selling prints fly out of our shop door. Daren aims to cross the supernatural with the natural, and his resulting illustrations are nothing short of magic. From beach scenes to desert scapes to inspiring mottos, Real Fun, Wow! has you covered. Pairs perfectly with one of our handmade in the USA, wooden, magnetic frames that fit any size print.


This handmade ceramic wall hanging is perfect for displaying your favorite air plant or dried flower arrangement

Ceramic Air Plant Wall Hanging - From $28

Shop our selection of handmade ceramic wall hangings for your air plants! These beauties come with the air plant included and are the perfect gift for the plant lover in your life. A great way to bring plants and greenery into the home with minimal care required. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, these planters bring life to your kitchen or any living space. 


Thread Spun pillows are handmade by resettled refugee women and feature handwoven and fair trade textiles from around the world

Handmade, Fair Trade Pillows - From $110

Our Thread Spun pillows are made entirely by hand, beginning with our artisan-produced and fair trade textiles that are handwoven in cooperatives around the world using natural fibers and dyes. Fabrics like Bogolan mudcloth and traditional Guatemalan wovens are combined with organic cotton and sewn by our resettled refugee artisans right here in San Diego. All artisans are paid fair wages and ten percent of all sales go directly to charity. We have a diverse selection of unique and artisan-made pillows for the maximalist, minimalist, mid-century modern and boho homes. Brighten up any space in your home. 


Handmade ceramic incense dish by Los Angeles artist Debbie Carlos

Amorph Ceramic Incense Holder - $33

A little hand-built ceramic incense dish with an irregular rim. Dishes are made for cone and stick incense but can also be used for palo santo and smudges! Each dish is formed from different shapes slabs, and glazed so that it interacts with the irregular rims in interesting ways. Each one is one of a kind, just like the loved one receiving this unique gift. Perfect for filling your home with the holiday scent of your choosing. 

Bath and meditate bundle by Incausa includes palo santo, copal incense and essential oil soaps and is the perfect gift this holiday season 2019

Fair Trade Incense + Palo Santo Bundle - $22

This little bundle by Incausa has consistently been one of our best sellers at Thread Spun since we opened up our shop, so it was a no brainer to place it on our Holiday Gift Guide for home decor! It includes a bar of vegan, small batch soap with essential oils, hand pressed Palo Santo incense and Palo Santo Wood. It also features Breu resin, Palo Santo and White Sage artisanal incense sticks. It makes a beautiful gift as it is hand wrapped with traditional Nepalese Lokta paper. Pair it with one of our incense holders.



Handwoven and fair trade tea or hand towel by Minna in moss

Handwoven Tea Towel - $28

Choose from a variety of colors and styles by one of our favorite brands, Minna. This completely handwoven tea towel is a classic yet modern addition to any kitchen or bathroom. Soft enough to function as hand towels, and durable enough to soak up spills around the kitchen. These beauties are handwoven in Oaxaca, Mexico, in an ethical environment, and make the perfect gift for any home chef.

Cut in a smooth organic shape from a single piece of shesham wood, this fair trade wood serving board is the perfect hostess gift

Shesham Wood Serving Board - $40

No Holiday Gift Guide featuring home decor would be complete without the ultimate host/hostess gift for all of those holiday parties you'll be attending. Cut in a smooth organic shape from a single piece of shesham wood, this serving board makes a beautiful backdrop for cheeses, meats, crackers, and more. The story behind this serving board is as beautiful as the board itself-it is made by artisans at Fair Trade Egypt, which creates meaningful employment for more than 1,700 Egyptian craft artisans.

Momma Pots Handmade Planter - From $30

We love supporting local San Diego makers at Thread Spun, and Momma Pots is one of our very favorites! Handmade and painted from start to finish, these concrete planters come in an array of sizes, styles and colors and can house all of your plants - whether indoor or outdoor. These planters feature bright colors and bold geometric designs, and each style is completely unique. These pots are the perfect mix and match item, so make sure to peruse our entire selection and find the perfect pairing for the plant lover in your life.

The Book of Symbols - $40

This book is the perfect coffee table book for anyone interested in art and spirituality. This encyclopedia explores the hidden meanings of visual symbols across time and geography, from the sun to whales and the human hand. Spanning different eras and cultures, over 800 beautiful images combine with expert illuminations of symbol history, meanings, and psychic associations, offering readers a precious and fascinating resource for thoughtful interpretations of life, art, and spirituality. If you're going to give a book this holiday season, make it this book.


Gifts wrapped in eco-friendly packaging for the holidays utilize brown paper, twine and natural greenery

We hope the upcoming holiday season brings you plenty of peace and love, and be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming Gift Guides featuring clean beauty products and handmade and fair trade accessories.

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