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Whether you get to spend the holidays with your loved ones or you’re shipping gifts this year, the Mother Jones Giving Guide can you help you find the perfect present. You won’t find the average, run-of-the-mill gifts curated by a billionaire’s algorithm here. This guide has something for the activists, environmentalists, and educators in your life. From compelling books to urgent causes and meaningful gifts at any budget, you can get something for everyone on your holiday list. This year, give the gifts that really matter.
Heifer International Gift Catalog
Gifts from Heifer International never go out of style — they’re too busy transforming lives around the world. This holiday season, shop the Heifer gift catalog for everyone on your list. Heifer offers living gifts like honeybees or cows, which help families move from poverty to prosperity. Whether it’s an adorable alpaca for your mother or a rambunctious goat for your grandpa, each gift will be sent in your recipient’s honor to a struggling family around the world — giving them the opportunity to create a better future. Shop Heifer.org today — because doing good is always in style.
Donate to the ACLU
The ACLU has fought for our civil liberties and civil rights for over 100 years. Now we need your help to urgently defend voting rights, abortion rights, racial justice, and more. Donate today. Your gift helps us go to work in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
Donate to American Farmland Trust
Since 1980, American Farmland Trust has led the movement to protect farms and keep farmers on the land. Every day, 2,000 acres of American agricultural land are paved over, fragmented, or converted to uses that jeopardize farming. What’s at stake? Nothing less than our future. If we let farmland loss continue, it may permanently change what and how we eat and threaten a way of life for ranchers, growers, farm families, and all Americans. No Farms, No Food: At American Farmland Trust, we believe that regenerative agriculture practices transform agriculture, making our food production resilient to climate change impacts. We have helped to permanently protect 6.8 million acres of US farmland and ranchland and led the way for the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices on millions more. Join us today and keep the bounty strong!
Donate to Earthjustice
For 50 years, case by case, Earthjustice’s lawyers have fought for our planet and won. We’re tackling the climate crisis now, in the courts and on Capitol Hill, and your gift can help us push for bold and equitable solutions. Donate $20 or more to support this critical work—because the earth needs a good lawyer.
Donate to Kids In Need Of Defense
Support Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit organization devoted to the protection of unaccompanied and separated children around the world. We provide free legal representation for refugee and migrant children across the US and serve over 6,000 children annually. We have connected tens of thousands of children—and their caretakers—with essential medical care, mental health care, educational opportunities, and crisis intervention to ensure their safety and well-being. Together with our supporters, we work every day to protect unaccompanied children on the move. Will you stand with KIND and support refugee children in need this holiday season?
The World We Need
The World We Need provides a vivid introduction to America’s largely unsung grassroots environmental groups—often led by activists of color and the poor—fighting back in America’s so-called sacrifice zones against industries poisoning our skies and waterways and heating our planet. Edited by journalist Audrea Lim, this one-of-a-kind anthology features art, interviews, and frontline reporting about movement workers and everyday people defending their communities from the Arctic, to the South Side of Chicago, to Vieques, Puerto Rico, and so many places in between. Published by The New Press. All proceeds from book sales go to the Climate Justice Alliance.
How to Be an Ally—Gifts for Activists and Changemakers
Focusing on social movements and building community, this selection of books from University of California Press offers guidance on how freedom and positive social change can be achieved in 2022 and beyond. From the final book by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue, detailing her life’s work fighting for gender equality, to The Auntie Sewing Squad Guide to Mask Making, Radical Care, and Racial Justice, which tells the story of the massive mutual-aid network of volunteers who banded together during the pandemic, these books will inspire meaningful change for a better tomorrow.
Organic Wine from Frey Vineyards
Celebrate the holidays with the gift of Biodynamic wine! Receive 20 percent off when you order three or more bottles of our Biodynamic wine at FreyWine.com. Use code BIO20 at checkout; offer good for one-time use only with a three case maximum. All Frey wines are USDA certified organic, made without added sulfites, gluten-free, and can be shipped to most states in the United States. Our beautiful vineyards at the headwaters of the Russian River in Northern California are the birthplace of certified organic and Biodynamic wine in the country. As three generations of organic farmers and winemakers, we find that our care and respect for the earth is reflected in the expression of purity and true terroir in our wines. We invite you to uncork the organic!
Books from Oxford University Press
This holiday season, find the perfect present for everyone on your list with our Holiday Gift Guide! With books ranging from political commentaries like Tom Nichols’ Our Own Worst Enemy to the new and definitive Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails by David Wondrich and Noah Rothbaum, we have titles to delight every type of reader. Explore our Gift Guide, helpfully sorted by Top Picks, Festive Reads, and more!
Give an Avocado Mattress
Net-zero carbon footprint? Check. B Corp certified to meet the highest standards for environmental and social responsibility? Check. 1% For the Planet member? Check. Award-winning luxury mattresses that harness the natural, breathable power of GOTS and GOLS organic certified materials and a world-class innerspring support system? Check, check, check. Give the gift of deep, restorative sleep with Avocado Mattress, where organic certified mattresses, bedding, pillows, and 100% real wood furniture raise the bar for sustainability.
Presents that Propel Change
This holiday season, give meaningful gifts that move the needle on the issues that move you. Featuring products from mission-driven businesses around the country, each item in the REDF Social Enterprise Gift Guide is handcrafted by an individual striving to reenter the workforce after experiences like homelessness or incarceration. Shop now and help support an economy that works for everyone.