Ethical Gifts

Unique gifts

At Danuworld we strive to make it easy to live an ethical lifestyle and to give unique eco gifts to friends, family or even work colleagues. All our gifts meet our strict criteria, produced without exploiting people, animals or the environment. Each of our suppliers must meet our codes of ethics in their manufacture, whether fair trade or ethically traded, we want to ensure the highest welfare standards are met. Read our 'making the difference' tabs on each product to find out more about the artisan behind the product, their code of ethics, social responsibility commitments and their ethical standards. And of course, we have a wide range of handmade items giving you unique gifts that are extra special.

We have a wide range of unique gifts for everyone, many are recycled, are 100% natural, and use materials like organic cotton. There's a great selection of seasonal gifts including Christmas or Easter presents, plus birthday gifts, thank you gifts, teacher gifts and gifts for him. And of course, we have a wide range of handmade items giving you unique gifts that are extra special.

Ethical Gift Ideas

Gifts for Her

Whether it's wife, mum, sister, friend, lover or a much loved aunty, the women in our lives deserve to be spoiled from time to time. We've chosen some stunning thoughtful gifts for women to suit every budget. Because it doesn't have to be an expensive gift to make it special. These lovely unusual gifts would make great birthday gifts, baby shower gifts or just a special thank you for being the best of friends.

  • If she loves jewellery, take a look at our handmade jewellery or fair trade jewellery stands. All handmade these necklaces and bracelets make a lovely gift for any woman. About the same price as a bunch of flowers but they'll last a lot longer.
  • If the lady in your life deserves to be pampered, Wild Olive's 100% natural bath melts are divine and the perfect excuse for a bit of her time. Lovely gifts for mom from the kids.
  • Handbag queen? We might just have the perfect gift for her. Our fair trade goat leather handbags are handmade, practical and absolutely gorgeous.
  • Give the gift of relaxation in style. We have a great selection of fairtrade throws to cuddle up under. There's a wide variety to choose from but the gold throw with pom poms is particularly hard not to love. How about adding a scented candle? Now all you need is a good book or the Downton abbey box set.
  • And if you are looking for unique gift ideas that can be used every day how about one of the Punc water bottles or a gorgeous bamboo chopping board.

Teacher Gifts

Teacher gifts can also be sustainable and ethical. And while homemade gifts are lovely teachers would probably prefer it was the parents that made the cookies. So, choose something a little different and browse our range of great value unique teacher gift ideas. Show the teacher your gratitude for their hard work in the year. Add a handmade card from your child and you are good to go.

  • Coffee Mugs It's a classic teacher gift and these ones are ethically made and rainbow coloured to brighten their day. You can always fill it with artisan chocolate or organic candy for a sweet treat.
  • Insulated mugs If they're a great teacher why not treat them to the possibility of a hot cup of tea or coffee at school.
  • Pen pot - if you want to be a bit more adventurous try our fairtrade recycled pen holders, every teacher needs one. Made from recycled pencils they'll look great on your favourite school teachers desk at home or school.
  • Bath treats we have a wide range of bath bombs and melts in fun scents that might be just what your teacher needs.
  • Tote bag A printed Jute tote bag is perfect for carrying school supplies, shopping or even a beach towel on holiday.
  • Gifts sets We've put together lots of gift baskets at different price points that all make lovely guilt-free gifts for teachers.

Unusual wedding gifts

If you are looking for an event such as a wedding then you’re probably looking for a gift that will last. Consider what they might need for the home? This is a great chance to buy a beautiful fair trade gift that will set them on the path to eco-living.

  • Recycled wine glasses Everyone uses them and these are far sturdier and more eco-friendly that the lead crystal variety. Plus if they do break one it won’t cost an arm and a leg to replace.
  • Fairtrade photo frame Photo frames are a classic gift for weddings or other special occasions as they are a great way to display wedding day snaps. Our reclaimed wood and driftwood frames are stylish and contemporary whilst holding stories and memories all of their own.
  • Warm cosy throws great for cuddling up together or picnicking in the park. Blankets make great unusual wedding gifts.
  • Or how about matching his and hers Pachamama hoodies to keep them warm on their marriage adventures. Perfect for a romantic getaway and a bit of luxury glamping.

There are also lovely options for, engagement party gifts, bridesmaid gifts, groomsmen gifts and unusual gifts to give wedding guests instead of sugar-coated almonds at the table.

Ethical gifts for Men

Not sure where to start when you are looking for gifts for guys? Men seem to be inherently harder to buy for than women. And I guess even if they are fair trade, eco-friendly, bamboo socks, you can have too many pairs. Likewise, you only need one wallet and choosing a book can be tough. So if you are stuck for ideas or birthday gifts for men, or any other occasion really, why not step outside the box and give some of our more ethical gifts ago for slightly different ideas for men.

  • Bike lover - The bike chain keyring bottle opener or wine rack will go down well if they also like a beer or glass wine every now and again. Or the dinosaur is a unique recycled gift.
  • If they are more a whiskey drinker than a wine lover the whisky barrel frames are a great keepsake for any man cave. Handmade in the UK
  • Skin care. It's not just women who look after their skin and we have some ethical, organic, 100% natural skin care designed especially for male skin. The wild man mud mask is a spa style treat and the trevarno moisturiser is perfect for keeping skin soft
  • Beards and shaving whether the man you are buying for is the clean shaven type or sports a moustache we have ethical, environmentally friendly shaving products and beard care to nourish skin and hair and leave them smelling amazing.
  • Or why not treat your action man to healthy hydration. Punc stainless steel bottles are perfect for the gym, car or desk. They are stylish, will reduce his environmental impact and make a really thoughtful green gift.
  • And if you want to spoil them. The Pachamama Hoodies and jumpers are incredibly warm, Fairtrade, natural and fashionable. Just be careful as you might not want to give this away. And there are some great woolly hats to match.

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Celebrating your wedding anniversary? OK, so we might not be able to help with your golden wedding anniversary, and we don't sell Ruby's and Diamonds, but for romantic gifts, for the earlier years of marriage, we've got you covered. Thoughtful, ethical wedding anniversary gifts that respect the earth and the people who make them as much as you respect your husband or wife.

If you want to give traditional gifts based on the year, these suggestions might help you celebrate the occasion and the person you married. The perfect wedding anniversary gift ideas, with a modern eco twist.

  • 1st– Handmade Paper

Better than just a card, we think the Elephant Dung photo album is the perfect unusual gift. A gorgeous keepsake, mark the occasion and fill it with memories of your first year.

  • 2nd– Organic Cotton

You could opt for some handy reusable shopping bags (and risk complaint) but we think one of our stunning fairtrade cotton throws, with or without matching accessories might go down better.

  • 3rd– Fairtrade Leather

From gorgeous handbags to leather-bound notebooks. What lady wouldn’t want a handbag to say I love you. And if you want to follow the year anniversary gifts but would rather not buy animal products why not an amazing vegan leather picture frame.

  • 4th– Linen or Silk

Try one of our linen cotton cushion covers, a recycled silk scarf or silk sari covered recycled photo album.

  • 5th– Recycled Wood

We have some amazing recycled wood products to choose from. You might like a hand-carved memory box or photo frame, a chess and backgammon set for winter nights in front of the fire or a gorgeous Hex serving tray? (just make sure you don't forget the champagne to serve on it)

  • 6th– Candy

Well, that's easy. Just head to our luxury chocolate shop. We don't have any chocolate bouquets but you could always do that yourself.

  • 7th– Wool

We’ve fallen in love with Pachamama, who make the warmest, comfiest hoodies and jumpers you could imagine. The quality is incredible and if you look after them they will last you through many more anniversaries to come.

  • 8th– Salt

Maybe not the first thing you would think of when looking for wedding anniversary gifts but Himalayan salt lamps can actually make a lovely romantic gift. Perfect for a bit of mood lighting.

  • 9th– Copper

The Fairtrade Zanie Copper Wire Mirror is lovely and would make the perfect gift.

  • 10th Anniversary gift Tin

Possibly a bit of a stretch but, made by the last tin maker in London, seedball tins are full of the promise of new growth and joy. What better way to celebrate looking forward to the next ten years.

Mother's day gifts

Ditch the flowers this year and consider thoughtful, ethical and eco-friendly alternatives. We have lots of great gift sets or you can make your own ethical hamper (the Jute bowls are a great starting point). Or you could treat mum to a handmade, fairtrade, knitted hoody to keep them cosy and warm. Check out our Mother's Day section or consider some of the ideas below.

  • Loves the garden Consider our gardener's gift set or a handmade birdhouse. Handmade gifts don’t have to be handmade by you after all.
  • Loves Tea We have artisan tea to die for and fairtrade mugs to drink it from. Just add hot water.
  • Loves the home There are so many things to choose from but we think you can't go wrong with one of our super cosy ethical throws. Great for adding a bit of cosy comfort to your home decor and who doesn’t love a throw.
  • Loves you A photo frame is a great mother's day gift. We have a great selection of picture frames to choose from. Many are made from recycled materials. Simply add your favourite photo and they make really special gifts for mum. Don't have a favourite photo? Get the camera out and take her somewhere lovely.

Christmas

Christmas is the time for giving, and often we can come unstuck when it comes to Christmas gifts, especially if we don't know the person that well.

  • If you have a Kris Kindle gift to buy and don't really know the personality behind the name, you can opt for one of our mystery eco gifts - let us figure it all out and do the hard work for you.
  • If you can't cope with surprises then something that everyone will love, like one of our fair trade photo frames or any of our recycled gifts. Food gifts are also a winner.
  • If you are looking for ethical children's gifts for Christmas, browse our extensive wooden toy range which has everything you need from age 0+ to age 10 to make that perfect child gift. There are loads of smaller items that make great stocking stuffers.
  • The presents are just one part of having an ethical Christmas, check out our fairtrade food and drink ranges to help, oh and of course our reusable Christmas crackers to go with the meal!

Birthday Gifts

Choosing a birthday gift can tricky. You want to find the perfect gift you usually have to think about price, especially if you have kids and multiple parties to go to that all require a birthday gift for the special boy or girl. Birthday gifts like any other gifts should be thoughtful and we think ethical.

  • Birthday gifts for him see our gifts for men ideas. And if all else fails we recommend chocolate.
  • Cool birthday gifts for kids Check out our toys section. Wooden toys will last far longer than a plastic gift or even a book. Which makes them pretty cool gifts in our book. We particularly love the wooden animals. They make a lovely birthday gift and you can keep a few in reserve for any unexpected party invitations. Or why not choose a lovely fair trade money box or a keepsake box for keeping treasure in.
  • Unique gifts for friends If you enjoy a glass of wine together why not choose a set of handblown wine glasses? Made from recycled glass they reduce waste and look great. The perfect green product. Or if you love to shop how about a fairtrade coin purse?

Baby gifts

Looking for new baby gifts. Start them on an ethical and sustainable path from a young age and choose a beautiful toy or teether that they will treasure for years to come.

Or try our natural baby balms or the gorgeous Bia Beauty mum and baby gift set.

The benefit of buying gifts online is that you can easily pop a treat for mum in two.

Wrapping

Don't forget the handmade and ethical paper bags and wrapping! Don't fall at the last hurdle and let your ethical standards drop by wrapping your lovely gift in a plastic bag. Our beautiful fairtrade paper gift bags can be reused time and time again, the gift that keeps on giving!

Or you can take advantage of our gift wrapping services.

Mystery Gifts and Gift Cards

If worst comes to the worst, choose our eco-mystery gift box. This is as unusual as unique gifts get.

Just leave comments at the checkout and we will use our expert skill to tailor the box to suit the recipient! This can be a great way to treat yourself as well.

We have various sizes gift boxes, including an ethical chocolate gift box, for those who love chocolate, think ethically and love a mystery!

Or our gift cards make a great last minute gift that means your recipient can choose the perfect unusual gifts personalized to their own unique decor or taste. They are even a great alternative to corporate gifts.

Donate

And finally, if you can't cope with fuelling any more ethical consumerism, and don't want to give any more expensive gifts which go unloved. Then how about a donation to Oxfam unwrapped or another charity organisation in the person's name? This makes a great gift whatever the occasion.