The five best baskets to give as gifts

Our collection of Fair Trade baskets covers all color palettes and purposes. Here are our top five basket choices for different folks on your gift-giving list.

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Zulu Wire Baskets from South Africa

 $20 — $220

Whether you want to give a few small pieces as a desk set, or a platter to decorate a countertop or wall, the vibrant colors and swirling designs make Zulu Wire Baskets a lovely gift. Have a techie on your gift list? These bowls were featured on WireCutter as a “rare combination of Old World craftsmanship paired with echos of New World tech.”

Sisal Peace Basket

Lidded Baskets

$20 – $2,000

Put a little something in one of these charming lidded baskets, add a bow, and…voilà! The recipient has a beautiful keepsake basket. We have several lidded baskets to choose from, including nesting peace baskets from Rwanda, colorful Rwenzori baskets from Uganda, beaded baskets from Kenya, and earthy pots from Botswana and South Africa.

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Bolga Baskets from Ghana

$25 – $225

This is a gift that will come in handy all year, and last for years to come. The small baskets are great for creating your own gift basket, or give a larger basket that can be used for shopping. Ghana Bolga baskets are beautiful, strong, and versatile.

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Sparkly beaded bowls from Kenya

$25 — $75

Artists in Kenya take shimmering glass beads, string them on wire, and weave the wire into bowls. The result is a cheerful, colorful, affordable gift that will be sure to please.

Rwenzori Baskets from Uganda

$30 —$175

From small bowls to serving trays and cups, Rwenzori weaving features colorful, geometric designs. So pretty! HGTV featured these baskets as one of their favorite items to decorate a wall.