10 Holiday Gifts that Give Back

LGBT Holiday Gift Guide

It’s time to start thinking about your holiday shopping.  If you’re looking for some gift ideas, here are 10 great presents (with a couple extras). Of course, the best part of these gifts is that the proceeds benefit worthy causes and organizations. We spend so much money during the holidays, why shouldn’t some of it go to help others? Here are some of my favorite items which are all $60 or less.

Recycled Tire Wallet

Recycled Tire Wallet – $25

Recycled Tire Wallet for Men
Global Goods Partners

This Recycled Tire Wallet For Men is built to last. Constructed from durable motorbike tires, this wallet will protect your belongs for years to come. Global Goods Partners (GGP) is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice in the Global South.

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Warwick Rowers

Warwick Rowers Calendar – $22

Warwick Rowers 2017 Calendar
Sports Allies

NSFW:  This calendar speaks for itself.  The Warwick rowers are once again baring all for a good cause!   At minimum of 10% of the proceeds from all Warwick Rowers products go to Sports Allies, an organization that promotes sports, and specifically team sports as an inclusive route to growth for everyone, including those who may have been excluded due to their sexual orientation or gender identity..

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Snap Back Love Cap

Love Cap – $24

Snap Back Love Cap
Human Rights Campaign

This structured, six-panel, high-profile snap back cap with the simple message of LOVE is new from the Human Rights Campaign.  100% of the purchase price goes to support HRC’s fight for HIV Equality.

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Elton John Holiday Candle by Nest

Nest Candle – $40

Nest Candle
Elton John AIDS Foundation

A blend of evergreen and balsam fir needles combined with rich woods and a sparkling citrus accord. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Sir Elton John’s Holiday will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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Levis Pride Collection Tee

Levis Pride Tee – $29.50

Levis Pride Collection Tee
Harvey Milk Foundation

The Levis Pride collection Tee features a rainbow version of the iconic Levis Batwing logo. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this shirt benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation.

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Moleskin Project (RED) Notebook

Moleskin Notebook – $19.95

Moleskin 2016 Notebook
Project (RED)

The classic Moleskin notebook you love, but with a distinctive red band instead of the usual black one. 5% of the suggested retail price of this product will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

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It Get's Better Beanie

It Get’s Better Beanie – $20

It Get’s Better Beanie
It Get’s Better Project

Receivve this It Get’s Better Beanie when you make a $20 donation to support the It Get’s Better Project and help It Get’s Better reach even more youth around the world with a message of hope and encouragement.

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Herringbone Scarf

Herringbone Scarf – $59.99

Herringbone Scarf
UNICEF

Peru’s Raquel and Gregor select alpaca and silk for the design of this elegant scarf for men, which features herringbone patterns underscoring the grey, beige and black parallel bands. Proceeds from this and other items from the UNICEF Market benefit local artisans and support UNICEF’s work to protect children around the world.

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Lush Charity Pot

Lush Charity Pot – $25

Lush Charity Pot Body Lotion
SLush Fund

When you buy this rich body lotion, 100% of the proceeds from every purchase go to the SLush Fund which supports small, grassroots organizations working in the areas of environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights.

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Keith Haring Baby T-Shirt

Keith Haring Baby T-Shirt – $29

Keith Haring Baby T-Shirt
Keith Haring Foundation

The Keith Haring Foundation continues the amazing legacy of artist and activist Keith Haring by continuing to fund HIV/AIDS and Children’s organizations including GMHC, SAGE, and the New York LGBT Center.  This stylish black t-shirt pays tribute to a classic Haring design.

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Flock of Chicks

Flock of Chicks – $20

Flock of Chicks
Heifer International

Heifer International gives poor families a sustainable source of food and income by buying them livestock with your donation. Buy a flock of chicks for just $20 in the name of a loved one or friend.  The perfect gift for the person that has everything.

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Glassy Baby Robin Hood Roundation

Glassy Baby – $44

Glassy Baby
White Light Fund/GLDW

Glassybaby makes these stunning hand-blown glass cups that are perfect for a tea light or small candle. 10% of the sale of each glassybaby will be donated to the glassybaby white light fund to help people, animals, and planet heal. One of the many organizations they support is God’s Love We Deliver, which provides nutritious meals to people in New York City who are too sick to cook or shop for themselves.

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