Global Gifts

Global Gifts Global Gifts is a volunteer-supported nonprofit fair trade store with five locations in Central Indiana and Ohio. Global Gifts supports marginalized artisans and producers around the world by providing vital fair trade income and employment for people of limited opportunity, by marketing ethically produced and ethically obtained handmade products, by educating the public about the cultures and traditions associated with the items for sale, and by helping consumers spend their shopping dollars in ways that benefit disadvantaged people and around the world.

More information at www.globalgiftsft.com.

Operating as usual

We're shouting out Kathleen this month, our volunteer of the month who has been rocking it at our Bloomington location! ...
01/22/2022

We're shouting out Kathleen this month, our volunteer of the month who has been rocking it at our Bloomington location!

Check out the post to see why our Btown team nominated Kathleen and hear from Kathleen herself about what motivated her to start volunteering and what she's learned. https://buff.ly/3KtjgBs

Inspired to join our squad? Apply to volunteer with us here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/service/volunteer/

We're shouting out Kathleen this month, our volunteer of the month who has been rocking it at our Bloomington location!

Check out the post to see why our Btown team nominated Kathleen and hear from Kathleen herself about what motivated her to start volunteering and what she's learned. https://buff.ly/3KtjgBs

Inspired to join our squad? Apply to volunteer with us here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/service/volunteer/

Our winter sale starts today, in stores only! Come shop with us to take 25% off woolens, jewelry, home decor and more fr...
01/21/2022

Our winter sale starts today, in stores only! Come shop with us to take 25% off woolens, jewelry, home decor and more from our Winter Sale collection.

Our winter sale starts today, in stores only! Come shop with us to take 25% off woolens, jewelry, home decor and more from our Winter Sale collection.

Do you have your tickets for Love Fair Trade?This year's fundraiser event features Quilling Card, Storehouse Tea, and Am...
01/20/2022

Do you have your tickets for Love Fair Trade?

This year's fundraiser event features Quilling Card, Storehouse Tea, and Amazonia Vanilla. Get your date night kits here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/love-fair-trade-fundraiser-tickets.html

This is a virtual event so you can enjoy this night of music, behind-the-scenes talks, silent auction, and fair trade goodies from the comfort of your own home. (Watch the replay if you're busy on February 10th!)

Do you have your tickets for Love Fair Trade?

This year's fundraiser event features Quilling Card, Storehouse Tea, and Amazonia Vanilla. Get your date night kits here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/love-fair-trade-fundraiser-tickets.html

This is a virtual event so you can enjoy this night of music, behind-the-scenes talks, silent auction, and fair trade goodies from the comfort of your own home. (Watch the replay if you're busy on February 10th!)

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor Dr. King's activism and his dedication to the fight for racial and economic just...
01/17/2022

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor Dr. King's activism and his dedication to the fight for racial and economic justice. Often we talk about the civil rights movement as if racism is a thing of the past, but MLK's words continues to be relevant and his legacy lives on in current social movements, such as the Black Lives Matter movement.

And while the days of segregation may seem far away, it continues to transpire in other ways including barriers in education and constantly increasing wealth gaps. Now is an important time to revisit MLK's work, and use it to understand how today's activism compares the to civil rights movement of the 1960s.

While Dr. King's activism and legacy reminds us that there is a lot of work remaining to be done in our own country, he also spoke to the injustices he saw on a global scale.

In his 1967 Christmas speech, MLK said "before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world." Over fifty years ago he identified our dependency on people around the globe to provide our everyday wants and needs. https://buff.ly/2DNamRu

Today our "interrelated structure" challenges us to reflect on how global trade continues to perpetuate slavery and racial injustice worldwide. https://buff.ly/3l4GXU3

We hope you are able to spend some time in service this MLK Day in honor of Dr. King!

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we honor Dr. King's activism and his dedication to the fight for racial and economic justice. Often we talk about the civil rights movement as if racism is a thing of the past, but MLK's words continues to be relevant and his legacy lives on in current social movements, such as the Black Lives Matter movement.

And while the days of segregation may seem far away, it continues to transpire in other ways including barriers in education and constantly increasing wealth gaps. Now is an important time to revisit MLK's work, and use it to understand how today's activism compares the to civil rights movement of the 1960s.

While Dr. King's activism and legacy reminds us that there is a lot of work remaining to be done in our own country, he also spoke to the injustices he saw on a global scale.

In his 1967 Christmas speech, MLK said "before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world." Over fifty years ago he identified our dependency on people around the globe to provide our everyday wants and needs. https://buff.ly/2DNamRu

Today our "interrelated structure" challenges us to reflect on how global trade continues to perpetuate slavery and racial injustice worldwide. https://buff.ly/3l4GXU3

We hope you are able to spend some time in service this MLK Day in honor of Dr. King!

We are closed tomorrow for MLK day! We'll be back open on Tuesday.If you'd like to spend some time reflecting on MLK's l...
01/16/2022

We are closed tomorrow for MLK day! We'll be back open on Tuesday.

If you'd like to spend some time reflecting on MLK's legacy, here are a few resources we recommend:
• Read his Letter from Birmingham Jail - After being arrested in 1963 for peacefully protesting, he responds to those who say his activism is "unwise and untimely." https://letterfromjail.com/
• In his 1967 Christmas speech, MLK said "before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world." Over fifty years ago he identified our dependency on people around the globe to provide our everyday wants and needs. Today our "interrelated structure" challenges us to reflect on how global trade continues to perpetuate slavery and racial injustice worldwide. https://buff.ly/3l4GXU3
• Seven Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy with Children:
https://buff.ly/3GvCST6
• I am Martin Luther King Jr. - Teach your child about his amazing life and leadership with colorful comic-style illustrations and easy-to-understand language. (https://buff.ly/2jESTRt)

#mlkday #martinlutherkingjr

We are closed tomorrow for MLK day! We'll be back open on Tuesday.

If you'd like to spend some time reflecting on MLK's legacy, here are a few resources we recommend:
• Read his Letter from Birmingham Jail - After being arrested in 1963 for peacefully protesting, he responds to those who say his activism is "unwise and untimely." https://letterfromjail.com/
• In his 1967 Christmas speech, MLK said "before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world." Over fifty years ago he identified our dependency on people around the globe to provide our everyday wants and needs. Today our "interrelated structure" challenges us to reflect on how global trade continues to perpetuate slavery and racial injustice worldwide. https://buff.ly/3l4GXU3
• Seven Ways to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy with Children:
https://buff.ly/3GvCST6
• I am Martin Luther King Jr. - Teach your child about his amazing life and leadership with colorful comic-style illustrations and easy-to-understand language. (https://buff.ly/2jESTRt)

#mlkday #martinlutherkingjr

01/14/2022
Holiday Sale

Our Holiday Sale is going to 75% today - in store only! Visit us to shop the deepest discounts on your favorite holiday decor, ornaments, and nativities.

Learn more about Human Trafficking by taking this quiz, "How many Slaves work for you?" #humantraffickingawareness #stop...
01/11/2022
Slavery Footprint

Learn more about Human Trafficking by taking this quiz, "How many Slaves work for you?"

#humantraffickingawareness #stophumantrafficking #endslavery

How many slaves work for you? There are 27 million slaves in the world today. Many of them contribute to the supply chains that end up in the products we use every day. Find out how many slaves work for you, and take action.

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freed...
01/11/2022

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world, including in our own back yards in the Midwest USA.

Human Trafficking is the only industry in which the supply and demand are the same thing: Human Beings. People demanding the sale of people.

Increasing demand from consumers for cheap goods incentivizes corporations to demand cheap labor, often forcing those at the bottom of the supply chain to exploit workers.

One way to prevent human trafficking is to change our buying habits where we can. Investing in ethically made products, especially fair trade products, is a good way to know that the things you buy prioritize the human rights of the people producing those goods.

#humantraffickingawareness #stophumantrafficking

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 24.9 million people around the world, including in our own back yards in the Midwest USA.

Human Trafficking is the only industry in which the supply and demand are the same thing: Human Beings. People demanding the sale of people.

Increasing demand from consumers for cheap goods incentivizes corporations to demand cheap labor, often forcing those at the bottom of the supply chain to exploit workers.

One way to prevent human trafficking is to change our buying habits where we can. Investing in ethically made products, especially fair trade products, is a good way to know that the things you buy prioritize the human rights of the people producing those goods.

#humantraffickingawareness #stophumantrafficking

01/10/2022
Roundups Totals (1)

You helped us raise almost $7,500 in December at the register for organizations that support housing security in our local communities! At our Mass Ave location, we raised $631 for @wheelermission. You can learn more about their organization here: https://wheelermission.org/

Thank you to our amazing & generous customers who made this incredible number possible. ❤

This month, your roundups and donations will support local organizations fighting human trafficking for Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

#stophomelessness #endpoverty #endhumantrafficking #humantraffickingawareness

Indonesia is our country of the month this January. Indonesian artisans from Women’s Peace Collection are keeping tradit...
01/05/2022
Watch this reel by globalgiftsshortnorth on Instagram

Indonesia is our country of the month this January. Indonesian artisans from Women’s Peace Collection are keeping traditional jewelry making alive in this beautiful collection.

Come visit us or shop online to see the full collection!
Globalgiftsft.com/tags/Indonesia/

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CYUbThBp8St/...

10 Likes, 1 Comments - Global Gifts Short North (@globalgiftsshortnorth) on Instagram: “Indonesia is our country of the month this January. Indonesian artisans from Women’s Peace…”

Hey all! Due to staffing a shortages, the Mass Ave location will be closing at 230p today. ALSO, we will be closed all d...
01/03/2022

Hey all! Due to staffing a shortages, the Mass Ave location will be closing at 230p today. ALSO, we will be closed all day tomorrow for inventory. We will see you again on Wednesday at 10a!

Hey all! Due to staffing a shortages, the Mass Ave location will be closing at 230p today. ALSO, we will be closed all day tomorrow for inventory. We will see you again on Wednesday at 10a!

Looking for a great book to kick off the new year? Try one of these awesome titles!
01/03/2022
22 Books to Read in 2022

Looking for a great book to kick off the new year? Try one of these awesome titles!

22 Books to Read in 2022 that will expand your world view, deepen your understanding of other cultures, and help you become a better global citizen.

01/02/2022
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Our first country of the month in 2022 is Indonesia. Our Made-In-Indonesia Collection includes colorful batiked sarongs, beautiful sterling silver jewelry, and wood carvings.

Follow the hashtag #countryofthemonth to learn more about our Indonesian artisan groups and the products they create throughout January.

You can shop the collection here: https://buff.ly/3GCBKgd

Volunteering at Global Gifts is a fun and rewarding experience that helps spread the mission of fair trade in our commun...
01/01/2022

Volunteering at Global Gifts is a fun and rewarding experience that helps spread the mission of fair trade in our community... and beyond!

Join us this year and get connected with your local AND global community.

Apply online here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/service/volunteer/

#volunteer #getinvolved

Volunteering at Global Gifts is a fun and rewarding experience that helps spread the mission of fair trade in our community... and beyond!

Join us this year and get connected with your local AND global community.

Apply online here: https://www.globalgiftsft.com/service/volunteer/

#volunteer #getinvolved

We are sorry but due to a staffing shortage we will need to close our Mass Ave location today at 2:30p. We are terribly ...
12/29/2021

We are sorry but due to a staffing shortage we will need to close our Mass Ave location today at 2:30p. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please visit us when we reopen as usual tomorrow, Thursday Dec 30th at 10a.

We are sorry but due to a staffing shortage we will need to close our Mass Ave location today at 2:30p. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please visit us when we reopen as usual tomorrow, Thursday Dec 30th at 10a.

We're wishing a Happy Kwanzaa to everyone who is kicking off their celebrations today! Kwanzaa is an annual celebration ...
12/26/2021

We're wishing a Happy Kwanzaa to everyone who is kicking off their celebrations today!

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. It was created by Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa, including West and Southeast Africa. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966.

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the 7 principles of #Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba - we encourage you to learn a bit about them this week.

We're wishing a Happy Kwanzaa to everyone who is kicking off their celebrations today!

Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture that is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. It was created by Maulana Karenga, based on African harvest festival traditions from various parts of Africa, including West and Southeast Africa. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966.

Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the 7 principles of #Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba - we encourage you to learn a bit about them this week.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!We are closed so that our team can spend the day with their...
12/25/2021

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!

We are closed so that our team can spend the day with their families and enjoy a little rest. We hope you find some time to do the same.

Wishing a very Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating today!

We are closed so that our team can spend the day with their families and enjoy a little rest. We hope you find some time to do the same.

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year which marks the official transition from Autumn to Winter.Com...
12/21/2021

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year which marks the official transition from Autumn to Winter.

Come visit us to shop our collection of cozy socks, woolens, blankets, and candles to get you through this long night!

When you shop at Global Gifts, you're supporting fair wages and safe working conditions for talented artisans in nearly ...
12/20/2021

When you shop at Global Gifts, you're supporting fair wages and safe working conditions for talented artisans in nearly 40 countries.

Come visit us and let us help you find a gift you'll feel good about giving!

We're 10-7pm this week, and 10-4pm on Christmas Eve.

When you shop at Global Gifts, you're supporting fair wages and safe working conditions for talented artisans in nearly 40 countries.

Come visit us and let us help you find a gift you'll feel good about giving!

We're 10-7pm this week, and 10-4pm on Christmas Eve.

Address

446 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN
46204

General information

We regularly carry items from the following countries: AFRICA Burkina Faso Cameroon Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Liberia Niger Nigeria South Africa Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe ASIA Bangladesh Cambodia China India Indonesia Laos Nepal Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand Vietnam CENTRAL AMERICA & CARIBBEAN El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua SOUTH AMERICA Argentina Bolivia Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru THE MIDDLE EAST Egypt West Bank NORTH AMERICA Denver, Colorado Elkhart, Indiana

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(317) 423-3148

Website

globalgiftsft.com

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I stopped in this afternoon and despite the crowd shopping on Mass Ave I was able to get in and out quickly and as usual I had a great experience, everyone working was friendly and helpful. I was able to pick up an amazing chess set.
Just wanted y'all to know that lots of people will be going into your store with legal concealed weapons. I've done it several times already. Commi asshats
Lovely & Cute!!
We have chocolate chip oatmeal cookies at my store in the Nora Plaza!
I love volunteering at the Mass Ave store!