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Holiday Gifts Diversity in 2020

Winter is here, and that means one thing – the holiday season is upon us.

You can always buy traditional gifts like a new coffee mug for your favorite uncle or a sweater for your sister. This year, why not do something different and buy a unique gift that will also – make a difference for an organization that is helping drive diversity.

There are a ton of companies that work to make the world a better place with their social activism, whether through donating to charity or employing fair trade artisans. By giving a gift that champions diversity , you’re investing in diversity and gaining access to some incredible and meaningful gifts for the people you care about. In the end, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Whether you celebrate Boxing Day, Christmas, Festivus, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just the end of 2020, these fabulous holiday gifts and charities will be a hit with your friends and family.

Gifts That Fund Diversity Causes

Bird and Stone offer various bracelets that donate 100% of profits to support organizations fighting for racial justice/equality and LGBTQ youth. Get your loved one a bracelet they’ll love and support the causes that they care about most. 

Human Rights Campaign Holiday Shop

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) envisions a world where every person of the LGBTQ community has the right to live their truth without fear of discrimination and with equality under the law. They offer everything from keychains, mugs to socks and even sweaters.

Gifts To Help Military & Veteran Families

When we think of diversity, we often forget some of those who deserve it most, our veterans. Military Benefits put together this awesome list of Holiday Programs for military families in need. To help thank our military families and veterans for the sacrifices they make year-round, many organizations offer programs to make the holidays possible, especially for families with children who deserve to have a joy-filled day. Learn how you can donate gifts or even adopt a family for the holidays.

$10 and Under Gifts

Black Lives Matter Support Bracelet

Craft Angie, produces beautiful handcrafted bracelets and earrings that support numerous causes, from the Black Lives Matter to LGBTQ. Her bracelets usually start around $5.

Bath Bombs By Entrepreneur with Down Syndrome

These bath bombs are just adorable. Better yet they help support Morgan Tibbens, a 21 year old entrepreneur based in Mississippi with down syndrome – who has dreams of attending MS State. Let’s help Morgan’s dream become a reality by taking a nice relaxing bath!

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Created By Differently Abled Adults in Virginia

These delicious guilt-free chocolates are made by a wonderful group of young adults and volunteers who have special needs. Culinary experts, students and a huge circle of volunteers join them in a collaboration with love and devotion for this wonderful group. I promise you’ll taste their passion in every single bite. 

$25 and Under

Children’s Rosa Park T-shirt

Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. This 100% cotton t-shirt features a portrait of “the mother of the freedom movement” and is the perfect way for your little one to celebrate their inner activist.

Black Lives Matter Lokai Jewelry

Take action now with the Black Lives Matter Lokai supporting racial justice and equality. Lokai will donate $1 from each Black Lives Matter Lokai sold to organizations actively working towards racial justice and equality.

Colorful Art & Accessories by Down Syndrome Artist Named Allie

Allie Art is the beautiful creation of Allie Guard, a young woman with Down Syndrome from the Cincinnati area, who is drawn to the magic of color. Using colored pencils, she fills intricate patterns with bright hues to create graphic landscapes, each with unique qualities of movement and emotion.

$50 and Under

Beautiful and Strong Girl Blanket

This Beautiful Girl Blanket and Tapestry is made from super soft material and features bright colors and an inspirational sentiment… making it perfect for snuggling up with a good read, around a campfire or even just watching your favorite shows on the couch!

Space Inspired Art by Autistic Artist

Discover your personal Solar System – custom made with help from NASA’s data – where the four dimensions (x, y, z, and t) are used to represent a particular location in time and space. Perfect for any memorable moments in your or a loved one’s life.

Love Wins LGBTQ Wine With Custom Label

Grab this keepsake bottle of wine (Cabernet/Merlot Blend) to commemorate June, 26th 2015 – the day that same-sex marriage became legal in the USA. This beautiful etched and hand-painted wine bottle is a perfect gift for anyone who loves love and supports same-sex marriage. 

$100 and Under

Civil Rights Leaders Fashion Hoodie

Melaninful, is a group of designers who are passionate about Black Culture and History. This hoodie was inspired by Civil Rights Leaders, known for their fight against social injustice and their lasting impact on all oppressed people’s lives. They hoped by people wearing this hoodie. The civil rights leaders can be more widely known and remembered over time. The hoodie is double-layered with vibrant polyester outside and soft/durable interior fleece for warmth and comfort. 

Jonathan Adler Pride Cookie Jar

Jonathan Adler is an American author, designer, and potter. He launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job in 1993 to pursue his first love: pottery.

Today his offerings span furniture, lighting, and most home decor. Plus countless iconic interior projects and over 25 stores-all dedicated to bringing Modern American Glamour to your life. If you haven’t seen his work before, I highly recommend taking a look at https://jonathanadler.com/  

Please share your diverse gift ideas with us too!  The more the merrier!

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Angela Hood, a serial entrepreneur from Austin, Texas, developed Ai4JOBS after years of research, development, and incubation at the University of Cambridge ideaSpace in England. Now operating across the world, ‘Ai4JOBS by ThisWay’ provides employers, recruiters, and staffing agencies with a suite of solutions that delivers unbiased job-to-candidate matching technology. ThisWay’s acclaimed technology and ethics-based methodologies help both businesses and individuals find greater success in the job world, through matching that matters. Hood’s passion around building unbiased technology was born from her own experience working as a field engineer and project manager in the construction and land development industries. She is a business and recognized thought leader in the fields of artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship and the ROI of diversity. Her groundbreaking work in artificial intelligence and de-biasing is often referenced in international research and is featured in a Simon & Schuster book being released in August 2019.