Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

“Paying for People’s Abortions” Long-Sleeve Tee

$36

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Available in black or white and in sizes XS to 5XL, this long-sleeve crewneck boldly declares support for reproductive rights and funding resources to help people access abortions. Both sleeves are adorned with “National Network of Abortion Funds,” a network of grassroots organizations that are working to remove financial and logistical barriers that hinder people from getting abortions. All proceeds from sales of the garment …

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These colorful, vibrant and playful cards have been designed by Heart n Soul at The Hub co-designers Aysen, Castro, Rajah, Robyn and Thomas in collaboration with artist Felix Peckitt. 100% of the profits from sales go back to Heart n Soul, a creative arts company and non-profit that focuses on people with learning disabilities. They aim to create opportunities to uncover, develop, share and celebrate …

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These lovely playing cards feature elements of Kehinde Wiley’s 2012 piece “Dacia Carter II” (from his An Economy of Grace show that comprised portraits of women) on both sides. On the back, the beautifully lit portrait; on the face, the suits feature the glorious green and pink floral pattern from the painting’s backdrop. Net proceeds from sales of the cards will be donated to Black …

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based Brother Vellies—founded by Aurora James—champions traditional African design practices while sustaining artisanal practices and offering luxury accessories. Their cotton mid-calf Cloud Socks are chunky and cozy. While the one-size-fits-all socks comes in a range of colors, our pick is the lavender, as proceeds from this hue go to the brand’s mask-making and food-distribution initiatives in Kenya.

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Ebecho Muslimova’s “Fatebe Blast” (2022) Screenprint

$2,400

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Available now in an exclusive edition of 45 on David Zwirner’s online gallery initiative, Platform, the “Fatebe Blast” (2022) screenprint finds Russia born, NYC-based artist Ebecho Muslimova’s comedic character rocketing toward the moon on her own gas supply. 25% of the proceeds from sales of the work will be donated to the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, which is currently directing aid toward civilians …

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“Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund” Cabana Shirt

$128

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NYC-based Tombolo will donate 100% of the sales from a forthcoming special edition of their cabana shirt (pictured here as a reference mock-up) to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. The premium activewear brand’s pledge means they’re covering payment processing and shipping themselves in order to guarantee that every dollar consumers spend on the shirt supports the humanitarian effort. This blue and yellow iteration of the …

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The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery

$110

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Designed in collaboration with the beloved Ron Finley—aka Gangsta Gardener, the horticultural activist who aims to transform food deserts through a concept he calls guerrilla gardening—The Fillmore Hoodie in Sunflower Embroidery is part of Taylor Stitch’s Dig In collection. The French terry hoodie has been crafted from 100% organic cotton and promises a comfy fit and vintage look. Embroidered with a sunflower, this hoodie has …

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With artwork by Heart n Soul Inclusive Futures co-designers—Aysen, Danielle, Ifeoma and Samuel—these greeting cards will brighten almost any occasion. Blank inside, the illustrations on the outside range from abstract patterns to colorful portraits. All 100% of the profits from sales go back to Heart n Soul, a creative arts company and non-profit that focuses on people with learning disabilities. They aim to create opportunities …

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Classic Pancake and Waffle Mix

$24

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Vegan, non-GMO, free from gluten and the most common nine allergens, Parktake’s classic pancake and waffle mix—with no peanuts, eggs, dairy, soy, tree nuts, sesame or artificial flavors and colors—is (perhaps surprisingly) appetizing. The base is a blend of gluten-free flours, including organic light buckwheat flour and tapioca flour, with potato starch, oat milk powder and organic fair trade cane sugar. Just add water to …

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MTA Locals T-Shirt

$48

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Available in XS to XXL, Only NY’s MTA Locals T-shirt is a 100% cotton top that pays tribute to the city’s public transit system and employees through its nostalgic design. A faded black base (from soft wash pigment dye), a small apple with the MTA logo (on the front) and the words “Connecting New York to New Yorkers” (on the back) adorn this article of clothing. …

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Lil’ Frankie’s T-Shirt

$35

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With all proceeds going to Lil’ Frankie’s—a Neapolitan wood-burning pizza and pasta place in NYC’s East Village, and sibling to nearby restaurants Frank and Supper—this black T-shirt channels the restaurant’s charm. The humorous graphic on the front finds a naked person making pizza, while the back features a larger version of this design as well as the restaurant’s number and address. Available in sizes small …

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Nothing More To Say Vinyl

$14

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Beloved and talented musician, singer, producer and DJ, SOPHIE tragically passed away earlier this year, and now her debut album, Nothing More To Say (2013), is set for reissue on vinyl, and all proceeds will be donated to the Scottish Trans Alliance. Out via the Glasgow-formed, now London-based label Huntleys + Palmers, the short but radical record features vocals from Jaide Green. Price is in British Pounds.

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