With Christmas and Hanukkah peeking around the corner, you may start rushing about wondering what to gift your loved ones. With everything we know about the fast fashion industry, this is the time of the year to really have the opportunity to be a thoughtful gift-giver. By choosing to discover ethical, sustainable and independent brands that really care about how their products are made and who is making them, you are giving two gifts at once. One being an extremely unique one-of-a-kind gift to a loved one while also giving back to small businesses and artists.
Here at Hiptipico, when you browse our Ethical Holiday Shop you can shop confidently knowing that every single dollar you spend makes a positive impact on the lives of our artisan partners and their families in rural Guatemala. Not only do we deeply care about our team of indigenous artists, we care about YOU, our conscious consumers from all around the world. That’s why every single purchase includes free gift wrapping! Whether you purchase a camera strap or huipil travel bag or even just an accessory, we will include a free colorful dust bag, floral greeting card, artisan information card and friendship bracelet. Because that’s what we believe. As soon as you choose to shop and support artisans, even just once, you are forever our lifelong friend and we appreciate you! When you purchase Hiptipico you will not only be giving an amazing present to your friends and family, but you will also be spreading so much joy to the artisans and their families in Guatemala this holiday season.
Here are some amazing gift ideas that are currently available to shop online with worldwide shipping! And just maybe you’ll find a little something for yourself as well.
For your BFF: Embroidered Bag Strap
These gorgeous hand-embroidered bag straps are perfectly designed to clip on easily to any bag that has removable straps. These colorful bag straps are embroidered with flowers and create a unique style to spruce up your favorite handbag. Each strap is embroidered by female weavers in Guatemala, as seen in Free People.
For the photographer: Professional Camera Strap
Our colorful camera straps are a unique gift idea designed for the professional photographer using a DSLR or quality mirrorless camera. Featuring a sturdy nylon attachment, each is adjustable to fit anyone depending on their shooting style. No two camera straps are the same and each is eye-catching and unique and will bring more cheer into snapping wonderful holiday moments!
For the globetrotter: Harmony Storage Case
The Hiptipico storage case feature multiple pockets and dividers and are designed to keep all your accessories in one place while you travel. This is our ethical version of a dopp kit or toiletry case as each is crafted from sustainable leather and recycled textiles. Whether it’s to store your electronics, makeup, or travel essentials, this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves being organized while on the go.
For your Mom: Mini Harmony Convertible Bag
Our convertible bags actually come in three sizes and our mini is the perfect gift for your Mom! These day bags are small but mighty beauties for everyday essentials and are fit to carry your keys, wallet, cellphone, sunglasses, and even small versions of your favorite water bottle, journal and camera. Each is 100% unique and handcrafted with buttery soft leather and unique textile. You can gift mom something extra special knowing no two bags are the same!
For your Sister: Medium Harmony Convertible Bag
Hiptipico’s medium convertible day bag is a thoughtful gift for any sister out there. Each bag is created with slouchy leather and rare textiles and is still lightweight enough to carry your essentials and a few extra items such as an ipad, 13” laptop, water bottle, wallet and even an extra sweater if needed. This leather handbag is perfect for day-to-day use.
For a Mom To Be: Large Harmony Convertible Bag
The largest of our convertible leather handbag family, this is a stylish gift spacious enough to be used as a diaper bag. Becoming a mother is one of the most special moments in a woman's life and there is nothing more special than gifting her with a one-of-a-kind bag to show her how much you care. This size is perfect to use as a diaper travel bag fit for all the essentials such as diapers, snacks, changing mat and more!
For your favorite Aunt: Casa Floor Pouf
We all have a super fun aunt who has embraced her uniqueness with style. Browse through our floor poufs to find a colorful ottoman that matches her style. These oversized floor pillows will add a pop of color to any interior living space and are each made with recycled textiles from Guatemala. Designed for multiple uses, our floor poufs are perfect for meditating, snuggling up to watch movies, or even as a unique dog or cat bed for your furry family member to nap on.
For your Cousin: Luna Travel Pouch
A small gift that says you’re unique! Our Luna Travel Pouch is 100% zero waste and one-of-a-kind. Repurposing scraps of textiles, this bright travel pouch is eco-friendly and will says you really thought about the person receiving it. Choose from many styles and find the one that matches your cousin's personality. The size is ideal for keeping your loose items in one place when you’re on the go.
For You!: Laptop Case
Looking to spruce up your work days? This adorable and colorful laptop case has been featured by Free People and will make those work days so much brighter. Fit for a 13” laptop, this protective cover is eco-friendly and made with recycled huipil textiles. And, this handmade laptop sleeve will even fit your charger and hard drive with its interior storage pockets!
We’re excited to bring these functional and beautifully unique gift ideas to your loved ones. From travel gear to interior accessories to luxury handbags everything in the Hiptipico Ethical Holiday Shop is handmade with love by artisans in Guatemala. Give a gift that gives back this holiday season and even take 30% off your next purchase for reading this blog!
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