I added a list of Fair trade companies to my blog that I think are wonderful.
I encourage you to check these are and, if you're up for it, make an effort to buy gifts only from fair trade places like these. Well, as much as possible. (i know it doesn't make sense a lot of times)
I have been researching and trying to "buy fair trade" for several years now and it is slowly becoming more and more apart of my life.
I hope that in 20 years I'll be able to look around my material possessions and find almost all fair trade or hand-made-from-people-I-know, or recycled possessions. I really hope to be buying only fair trade, etc gifts for people one day too! But since I'm a big "gifter," I have a firm rule that I don't buy for people things that JULIETTE wants, but I buy what that person wants. Some people buy things that THEY like for someone else, and that annoys me. Unless of course I'm buying clothes for my husband. (in that case I have a firm belief that I should buy what I like on him since i'm the one who looks at him and he could care less)
Anyways, please refer to this list for Christmas, birthdays, Mother's days, etc! And let me know if you find other great companies!