Fair Trade Stocking Stuffers and Last Minute Gifts!

Can you believe Christmas is less than a week away?  If your weekend is already packed with Christmas parties and preparing to go home for the holiday, you need some last minute gift ideas! All the way up to 4pm on Christmas Eve, Ten Thousand Villages is your one-stop-shop for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts and presents for the whole family – plus plenty of parking and thoughtful volunteers ready to help you shop! Here are some of our customer favorites from the last few weeks…

Treat yo-self package

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Treat yo-self!


For your bestie, your favorite teacher or your Mom – tell someone you love them and invite them to treat themselves with a luscious handmade soap, scented candle and some fair trade chocolate! What’s even better than treating yourself? Ensuring the people behind these products (marginalized groups in India, refugee women in the US and cocoa farmers in Ecuador) get fair wages and safe working conditions!

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Sea of calm gift basket

Holiday stresses getting your hostess down? Take her on a balmy seaside getaway with a set of fresh scented soaps and a beautiful ombré candle from Honduras! She can relax and recharge knowing her gift empowered women around the world.


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Biker babe

Austin is a bike loving city. Get your favorite cyclist a gift they’ll love – a handmade journal to note down their favorite routes, a bike chain snake bottle opener for Topo Chico on the go, or a Guatemalan fanny pack that won’t weigh them down! All of these goodies are made with upcycled materials – perfect for your planet loving pedal pusher.


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Your bearded bro

We have an amazing range of scarves for the ladies in store – but dudes get cold too! Keep your bro cozy this winter with a super soft handwoven scarf and knitted beanie, and tie it all together with a cuddly puppy card. What’s not to love?


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Global flavors kitchen kit

Is your Mom an adventurous cook? Got a friend who could use some guidance in the kitchen department? They can’t go wrong with the amazing, global recipes in our Share cookbook and a set of beautiful, hand painted measuring spoons from Vietnam. And if they do make a mess, the Guatemalan apron will keep them looking clean and tidy!


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Stocking stuffers galore

Got your presents sorted but need to beef them up a little bit? All of these goodies make great add-ons or stocking stuffers. We’ve got gifts in the $5-20 range for all ages, from organic cotton veggies for bubbas, hackey sacks and note pads for kids, shea body lotion for your Mom, leather bracelets for your girlfriend, a wonder wallet for your boyfriend, and inspiration stones and mini chocolates for everyone in between!


Christmas is our favorite time of year at Ten Thousand Villages, and we can’t wait to help you shop fair trade for your whole family. Got a tricky request? Don’t hesitate to call ahead at (512) 440-0440. There’s only 6 days left before Christmas Day – we look forward to seeing you soon!