This year’s Highsnobiety Gift Guide is all about the presents that’ll make a difference in these new and strange times. From gifts that encourage connection with loved ones to self-love suggestions you entirely deserve at the end of 2020.
The holiday season is the season for charity. It’s also, as we all know, the season of giving, but we sometimes forget what this really means. Yes, of course, you should shower those around you with gifts, but you can do that while giving something back, too. From fighting poverty to helping the environment, there’s a little something you can do in the process of present buying, and we’re here to show you how with a selection of gifts for charity.
This gift guide is all about the good cause, because as good as we know it feels to unwrap a fresh pair of Jordan 1s, giving charity gifts is the next level of holiday cheer. What’s more, after a year like 2020, a huge range of brands are realizing the importance of using the platform for a good cause. After Brain Dead raised over $500,000 for Black Lives Matter with a single T-shirt, many more have been exploring the possibilities of giving back. None of us should need any more proof that the more we can all do to contribute to a good cause, the better.
Find the best charity gifts below.
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
Patagonia is part of the 1 percent for the Planet initiative, a group of brands who donate at least 1 percent of their annual sales to environmental causes. That's just one of Patagonia's initiatives, by the way.
Urban Renewal Vintage Overdyed Collegiate Crew Neck Sweatshirt
Christmas is the most wasteful time of the year, so do your bit to use less by buying vintage this year. Urban Outfitters' Urban renewal section features a range of pieces brimming with retro appeal.
Klean Kanteen 800 ml / 27 oz Kanteen Reflect
Not only does Klean Kanteen take part in 1 percent for the Planet, but a reusable bottle can also save big on plastic waste over its timespan. This clean silver canteen is a year-round sidekick.
Bethany Williams Camouflage-Pattern Ribbon-Detailing Shirt Jacket
Bethany Williams is a London-based designer who you could class more as an NGO than a fashion label. While the collection's patchwork craftsmanship is second to none, Williams uses her skills as a medium for change within communities and in terms of sustainability.
NOAH Merino Wool Glove
Brandon Babenzien's Noah label has been a voice for transparency within fashion since it was founded. Multiple campaigns for environmental wellbeing, Black Lives Matter, and more have positioned it as a veritable activist and it also donates at least 1 percent of sales to environmental charities.
OAMC Black Lives Matter Liner
OAMC's Black Lives Matter liner jacket is a strong statement. White text pops from the quilted black backdrop, asking for equality and justice. Show your support in style.
2 MONCLER 1952 Anorak
Made in collaboration with Veronica Leoni, this 2 Moncler 1952 Anorak features "It's Her Right" text in contrasting white, denoting the involvement of Girl Up, a movement founded in 2010 to promote gender equality.
Jean-Michel Basquiat Skull
The Skateroom's skate decks, featuring iconic works of art, are a great way to bring art into your home. What's more, every purchase helps fund social skating projects around the world. This Basquiat triptych funds the Back-To-School project in Kabul.
Pangaia Mother Earth Organic Cotton Hoodie
Purchasing Pangaia's Mother Earth hoodie means you're contributing to the brand's goal of planting one million trees as well as the Bee The Change fund, which protects bees, the most important species in the world.
Mr Porter Health In Mind Printed Mélange Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
One hundred percent of profits made by this tee will be donated to the Movember Foundation, which campaigns for men's mental wellbeing. This tee was designed by Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo's children.
BOY AGES ISSUE 1 FALL 2020
Highsnobiety's very own Brian Boyages is donating all proceeds of his magazine BOY AGES Issue 1, which touches on female inclusion in fashion branding to Free Arts NYC.
Treasure & Bond Tie Dye Cotton Blend Sweatshirt
When you buy Treasure & Bond, Nordstrom will donate 2.5 percent of net sales to organizations that work to empower youth. That's not a bad deal when the tie-dye cotton sweatshirt looks this good, too.
Ralph Lauren Home Pink Pony Candle
The scented candle is a tried and tested winner when it comes to Christmas gifts, and 25 percent of the price of this one from Ralph Lauren is donated to programs for cancer screenings, early treatment, research, and patient navigation.
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