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Spreading Fair Trade Holiday Cheer (a Giveaway!)

December 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Happy December! It’s been a little quiet around here, but I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying all the holiday preparations. We’ve lit our (organic, real) Christmas tree and visited New York, now we’re counting down the days to Hanukkah and Christmas. Phew. As we get down to gift-giving business, I have a little holiday gift for you. Read on for the giveaway instructions.

I always have great intentions to make hand-made holiday treats, only to run out of time and have to buy something in a rush. Instead of combing the local mass retailer for something semi-natural (please tell me I’m not the only one who can’t even buy a tiny bottle of hand lotion without reading the ingredient list?), Equal Exchange offers the perfect fair-trade gift baskets for anyone on your list — gifts the recipient will love and that you can feel good about. (Think daycare teachers, the milkman, the boss, etc.)

gift_FTMixer50110_mediumEqual Exchange’s Fair Trade Mixer Gift Basket, for example, includes a variety of coffee, chocolates and nuts in a fairly traded kaisa grass basket imported by Ten Thousand Villages from Dhaka Handicrafts, a non-profit that works to improve the lives of children and rural families in Bangladesh. The gift basket is on sale  for $47 until December 15th. Also find other fair trade gifts that support small-scale farmers, ranging from $27-$75. Order online and get 10% of your order and receive free shipping on orders over $75. Use coupon code: giftme10 during checkout. Coupon expires 12/31/09. Visit today to order!

And here’s my gift to you, courtesy of Equal Exchange. One lucky reader will receive a FREE Fair Trade Mixer Gift Basket.* Just leave a comment below sharing your favorite holiday treat to give or receive, by midnight (Eastern time), Sunday, December 13. A winner will be selected randomly on December 14. One entry per person, please, and please help spread the holiday cheer by telling a friend! Please enter a valid email address when commenting (it will not be posted) so that I can contact you if you win.

The Fair Trade Mixer Gift Basket includes:

• Organic French Roast Coffee – 10oz, drip grind
• Organic Hot Cocoa Mix – 12oz
• Organic Very Dark Chocolate – 3.5oz bar
• Organic Dark Chocolate with Almonds – 3.5oz bar
• Organic Milk Chocolate with a Hint of Hazelnut – 3.5oz bar
• Organic Tamari Roasted Almonds – 5oz
• Roasted Salted Pecans – 5oz

*Please note the fine print: All shipments are sent via United Parcel Service (UPS). Orders will be shipped within the contingent United States only. We do not ship to PO/APO/FPO’s, American Samoa, Guam, Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or Virgin Islands.

And the disclaimer: all reviews are the opinions solely of myself and the FoodieTots family, and are not financially compensated in any way. Equal Exchange is providing the winner’s gift basket.

Tags: foodietots reviews · giveaway · holiday

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jen Gould // Dec 9, 2009 at 8:33 am

    I love to give away cookies!
    This basket of goodies sounds delicious:)

  • 2 Alicia Ghio // Dec 9, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I started out making small bundles of homemade cookies … well, that has blossomed into full-blown cookie baskets. It’s become a tradition that I love doing. This year I’m up to 6 types of cookies, 2 types of fudge and 10 recipients. Baking is key to getting me in the holiday spirit.
    .-= Alicia Ghio´s last blog post ..Tasty Local Gift Giving =-.

  • 3 michelle // Dec 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I love to give away homemade dog biscuits to dog owners… to remember the pets and bake bone shaped cookies!

  • 4 Pat // Dec 12, 2009 at 9:50 am

    I found a unique gift that people are so excited about. Its a kids cookbook with pockets in it to put pictures of kids cooking. I gave it to my cousins, my neighbor and brought it to a party for a pollyanna gift exchange (hey it wasn’t a candle and everyone was thrilled) You can see it at

  • 5 Erica Keil // Dec 13, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Love and smiles are great to give or recieve!!

  • 6 Ian // Dec 13, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Fav holiday treat has to be a fresh yummy pecan pie! especially if my aunt made it.

  • 7 Erica Keil // Dec 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Just curious if we have a winner yet? Did I miss a post somehow? thanks!

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