Giving Guide

A Note From Our President

Dear Friend,

Holiday gifts are a dime a dozen. Dig around online or in the pages of almost any magazine and you'll quickly find checklists of the season's hottest gifts, trendiest gifts, must-have gifts. It can be overwhelming. What makes Mother Jones' annual gift guide different? We're committed to featuring products that are affordable, unqiue, and ethically made. 74 percent of our readers say they're more likely to support local or independet retailers than a big box store, a sentiment we take to heart. The companies here share our values. By supporting them, you're also supporting nonprofit Mother Jones—a gift that's truly priceless.

Happy holidays,

Madeleine Buckingham
President and CEO, Mother Jones


Buy Olympia

Take stock and value the handcrafted, the useful, the thoughtful, well-meaning everyday pieces of art that bring joy and deliver worth. Bringing you amazing new work since 1999. Over 300 artists, crafters, and instigators. A gift for everyone in your family. Seriously.

Indigenous Designs

You have the opportunity to give with a conscience this holiday season. Visit INDIGENOUS for artisan-made, ethical fashion that supports people and the planet. Find gorgeous knit sweaters, the softest organic cotton jerseys, and fair trade accessories to fit everyone on your list.

Choice Organic Teas

Choice Organic Teas works closely with our international growers in countries around the world to create organic teas known for outstanding character and clarity of flavor. We rely on simple, pure ingredients, strict organic guidelines, and an ethics-driven Fair Trade philosophy. With over 80 varieties of black, green, oolong, white teas and herbal infusions in tea bags, tea pyramids, and loose leaf, there's a tea sure to please everyone on your list. Visit our website and save 15% on your next online order. Simply enter promo code WELLNESS10 at checkout. Offer expires 12/31/13.

North Atlantic Books

Named a "Top Ten Fastest Growing Indie Publisher" by Publishers Weekly, North Atlantic offers over 1,000 books on subjects like sustainability, alternative health, and more. New releases include the riveting memoir of lion conservationist Linda Tucker, a treatise on interbeing from Sacred Economics author Charles Eisenstein, and an intergenerational call-to-action from homeless youth advocate Adam Bucko and radical theologian Matthew Fox, featuring interviews with young Occupiers. Use code MJONES30 to save 30% off ebooks at

Frey Vineyards

This holiday season share a bottle of Frey Organic wine (with no sulfites added), from America's first organic winery. It's also vegan-friendly and gluten free! Beginning with fine, certified organic grapes and finishing with no additives, we offer many award-winning varietals, both organic and biodynamic. Get one for yourself or ship one to a friend! Find Frey Organic wines near you or email us.

Oxfam America

Don't just give the usual suspects this holiday season—give a gift that delivers real reward. Put a goat, vegetable garden, or one of over 60 life-saving products from on your most wanted list and help families around the world lift themselves out of poverty. It's simple: you pick a gift, your friend or loved one gets a card in the mail, and someone in need gets exactly what he or she needs.

Equal Exchange

Gifts That Give Back

Use your purchasing power to make a difference in the world by choosing high-quality, Fair Trade Gifts from Equal Exchange for the holidays. Your recipients will enjoy our selection of delicious, organic items that support small farmers, their communities, and the planet we all share. Save an additional 10% with coupon code: MotherJones—not valid on wholesale orders, limit one use per customer, expires 12/31/2013.

Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill Records—our roots run deep. Sugar Hill has been a leader in producing quality music since 1978, with deep roots in bluegrass and Americana genres. From festivals to record store stacks and all points in between, music fans will recognize the artists on the Sugar Hill label for their musicianship, energy, and integrity. Artist roster includes Sarah Jarosz, Don Williams, Brian Wright, The Deep Dark Woods, moe., Dirk Powell, and more.

Seven Stories Press

THE GRAPHIC CANON is a one-of-a-kind, three-volume anthology of classic and contemporary world literature re-interpreted by comics artists and illustrators, edited by Russ Kick and published by Seven Stories Press. Praised by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast, Library Journal, and Kirkus, it is a unique collection that showcases over 200 works of literature, from Shakespeare to 19th century literature to The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, adapted by over 150 artists.