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Global Gifts: About Us


Global Gifts is a non-profit business committed to creating sustainable economic opportunities and safe and equitable working conditions for disadvantaged artisans and farmers around the world. From jewelry and home goods to toys and food items, our stores are filled with handmade, one-of-a-kind items from nearly 40 different countries.

But that’s not the best part... Global Gifts' products are fair trade so you can be confident that your purchases have been produced ethically and artisans have been paid a fair wage. We pay our artisans upfront for our orders, and we only work with vendors and groups who take great care of their artisans.

We also mentioned we're a non-profit business - in fact, we're 501c3 certified! We rely on our volunteers, donors, and customers like YOU to help us support our artisan groups with continued orders. Our volunteers support our small team of staff in keeping our stores open, helping with special events, fundraising, customer service, and spreading the word about fair trade.



Incorporated in Indiana since 1988, Global Gifts is a nonprofit business committed to creating sustainable economic opportunities and safe and equitable working conditions for disadvantaged artisans and farmers around the world by:

  • Providing vital fair income and employment for people of limited opportunity;
  • Marketing ethically produced and ethically obtained handmade products;
  • Respecting cultural identity and educating the public about the cultures and traditions associated with items we sell; and
  • Helping consumers spend their shopping dollars in ways that support marginalized communities and environmental sustainability through the principles of Fair Trade.

See how we're progressing toward our mission




                                                                                                       Watch this short video highlight our 2020 Impact or learn a bit about about our history.


What is Fair Trade?

Fair Trade is a movement to reduce poverty, create safe and equitable working conditions, and provide fair wages to disadvantaged producers around the world. Unlike traditional production and labor models, fair trade is based on dialogue, transparency, and respect between the people who create products and those who purchase and distribute them.



Join Our Global Rewards Program

If you love shopping at Global Gifts and want to earn reward points for savings, join our global rewards program. You'll earn 1 point for every $1 you spend, with lots of other ways to earn too.



Volunteer With Us

Volunteering at Global Gifts is a fun and rewarding experience that helps spread the mission of fair trade in our community... and beyond! As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the dedication and talent of volunteers - assisting customers, stocking shelves, creating displays, attending offsite events, and more. No matter what your strengths are, we have a place for you at Global Gifts!



Other Ways to Help

Millions of people around the world live below the international poverty line, unable to meet their daily needs or to build for their future, either in educating their children or investing in their own community. At Global Gifts, our mission is to help change that and we invite you to join us.






Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI)

Global Gifts is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in principle and in action, in the way we operate our business and the way we further our mission and vision in line with the principles of Fair Trade.

Learn more here.


Local Impact Initiatives

The Global Gifts Local Impact Initiatives Committee is dedicated to working with partner organizations within Marion and Monroe Counties, Indiana and Franklin County, Ohio, to develop Local Fair Trade Initiatives. These initiatives will develop economic opportunities which create and market handmade goods that are developed in line with Fair Trade Principles.

Learn More Here.

  • Global Gifts - Mass Ave

    446 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Mon: Closed Tues-Sun 11am-5pm

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  • Global Gifts - Nora

    8519 Westfield Blvd - Indianapolis, IN 46240
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46240 Tues-Sat 10am-6:00pm; Sun-Mon CLOSED

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    Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
  • Global Gifts - Courthouse Square

    122 N. Walnut St. - Bloomington, IN 47404
    Tues-Sat 10am-6:00pm; Sun-Mon CLOSED

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  • Global Gifts - Short North

    682 N. High St. - Columbus, OH 43215
    Tues-Sat 10am-6:00pm; Sun-Mon CLOSED

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  • Global Gifts - Global Village Welcome Center

    4233 Lafayette Rd. - Indianapolis, IN 46254
    Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 12pm-4pm; CLOSED Sun

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