Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

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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Beach Rose Island Shirt

$165

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A lightweight, short-sleeved button-up shirt with a relaxed fit designed for all genders, the Beach Rose Island Shirt is composed of 100% rayon with contrasting white piping along the collar and lapel. From the Nantucket-based brand Curlew, the shirt’s playful pattern was not only inspired by the salt marshes and sloping beaches of the enchanting island, but also hand-drawn in Pocomo Meadow. Further, 10% of …

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Complex, floral and with a littler black pepper and red cherry, Tank Garage’s 2019 Self-Love is a blend of 41% Syrah from Napa Valley’s Carneros AVA, 31% Cinsaut from El Dorado’s Snows Crossing, 22% Grenache from Carneros AVA and 6% Valdiguié from Wilson Farms in Clarksburg. A bold California red, it’s a rich and juicy drink that pairs well with hearty food. Best of all, …

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You Were Born For This: Astrology for Radical Acceptance

$16

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Chani Nicholas’ You Were Born For This is an astrology-based guide for healing and self-acceptance. Nicholas—who founded the popular astrology app CHANI and has practiced as a counseling astrologer for over two decades—compiled the book with journal prompts, affirmations and reflective questions to help readers use astrology as a mirror for the self and to encourage locating and living a more fulfilling life. The book …

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20×20 Diamond Signet Ring

$395

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Part of Zoë Chicco and Catt Sadler’s 20×20 collaboration, this oval signet features a white diamond within an engraved symbol that represents living in the present moment. Available in 14K yellow, rose or white gold, it’s made to order in size three to nine. Additionally, 100% of the proceeds are donated to The Loveland Foundation, an organization providing therapy, resources and healing opportunities to communities of …

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After an art show was cancelled due to the pandemic, artist, writer and performer Annie Bielski combined different pieces of paintings that were meant for the exhibition to construct the layered, abstract work “Outside” (2020). As part of the Fort Makers’ Dreamscapes series, a limited edition print of this visual promises 50% of its proceeds to Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, an emergency food pantry …

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Last Prisoner Project Single Pre-Roll + Lighter

$15

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Including one .5g hemp pre-roll accompanied by a sleek refillable lighter, Her Highness NYC’s Last Prisoner Project Set offers more than a relaxed smoking experience: 50% of the proceeds go to the advocacy and prison reform non-profit, which directly supports women who have been unjustly incarcerated for low-level cannabis infractions. Each pre-roll has been filled with CBD flower that’s been sourced from a minority-owned hemp …

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Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo

$19

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Each of the four to six sticks per box in Sounds’ Sustainably Harvested Palo Santo set have been collected and split (into four- to five-inch pieces) from naturally fallen trees in Ecuador and Peru’s dry forests. The NY-based, woman-owned brand donates 30% of the profits from the palo santo’s sale to a rotating list of non-profit organizations.

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Narciso Rodriguez + Cindy Sherman T-Shirt

$65

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In this limited edition collaboration, iconic photographer and artist Cindy Sherman teams up with fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez to create a graphic, black and white T-shirt, with all proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. Sherman—who is revered for her use of costumed and theatrical effects that critique gender and identity—lends one of her dramatic and visceral images to this classic fit, which is …

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This fortune cookie kit yields a total of 48 of the beloved Chinese takeout treats in an easy but creative way. It includes all ingredients (flour, superfine sugar and cocoa powder) as well as a silicone baking mat, 60 pre-written fortunes and customizable blank ones, an edible ink pen and step-by-step instructions to make the process stress-free. Thanks to Global Grub’s giveback program, proceeds from …

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Jewelry brand Awe Inspired crafts storied pieces from ethically sourced materials. The Snake Stud—available in 14k gold or sterling silver and as a single or a pair—calls on the motif of the serpent to symbolize rebirth. Throughout various mythologies, snakes have represented letting go of the past in order to transition to a better future, a transformation evoked through the shedding of skin. 20% of the …

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