Give Twice With Just One Gift: Gifts for Dads That Give to Others

In our house, the hardest person I have to shop for is my husband. So it did double duty that I enlisted his help in creating this list of gifts for dads that benefit others – not only did I end up with a good variety of gift ideas to pass on to you, but I also know which things he really likes. If giving to charities while buying a gift is a win-win, then giving to charities while buying a gift that my husband will actually really like is a win-win-win. If you’ve got a man in your life that’s tough to buy for, perhaps he can find something on this list that looks good, and then you’ll have a win-win-win situation at your house, too.

  • Bacon Bookmark

    Bacon Bookmark

    If a man needs to mark his place in a book, what’s the manliest way to do it? With bacon. The proceeds from this hilarious stocking stuffer are given to the International Rescue Committee to aid in their work in Haiti.

    Available from Felt Like Helping.

  • Blue Nile Traders Ethiopian Coffee

    Blue Nile Traders Ethiopian Coffee

    In my opinion, Ethiopian coffee is the best in the world. The purchase of this coffee funds a feeding program in Ethiopia that not only assists HIV-affected families with nutrition, but also provides jobs for women who cook and serve the food.

    Available from Blue Nile Traders.

  • Branching Cuff Links

    Branching Cuff Links

    The cuff links are an elegant addition to a man’s wardrobe, and are cast from a design made by an ALS patient. Appropriately, 20% of the proceeds are donated to ALS Association to fund ALS research.

  • MOPHIE(RED) Juice Pack Boost

    MOPHIE(RED) Juice Pack Boost

    The Mophie holds enough charge to recharge an iPhone 100% and works with iPods, too. A PRODUCT(RED) item, 5% of the profits go to the Global Fund.

    Available from Gilt for a limited time. You’ll need to join Gilt to purchase.

  • Mustache Shaving Soap

    Mustache Shaving Soap

    Another hilarious stocking stuffer! For every bar sold, one dollar will be donated to a men’s health initiative, such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

    Available from Blue Roots Goods.

  • Not For Sale Tee

    Not For Sale Tee

    Most men I know own a lot of t-shirts, and why shouldn’t they be stylish ones that help others? Proceeds from this handsome tee will benefit Not For Sale’s anti-slavery initiatives.

    Available from the Not For Sale Store.

  • Seagull Messenger Bag

    Seagull Messenger Bag

    This bag is made of tough stuff and has custom art to boot. For each bag sold, 10% of the proceeds fund the work of Plan International USA.

    Available from Seagull Bags.

  • soleRebels Brown Slip-Ons

    soleRebels Brown Slip-Ons

    These attractive, comfortable shoes from soleRebels are produced in a neighborhood in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where there were no jobs in the past. Buying these shoes gives work to those who would otherwise have none.

    Available from soleRebels.

  • Warby Parker Classic Black Sunglasses

    Warby Parker Classic Black Sunglasses

    Most people know about Warby Parker and their commitment to give a pair of glasses to someone in need each time a pair of their glasses is purchased. Whether the man you’re shopping for needs prescription lenses or not, there are plenty of attractive options to choose from.

    Available from Warby Parker.

  • Zombie Apocalypse Etched Pint Glasses

    Zombie Apocalypse Etched Pint Glasses

    When I asked my husband if he’d like zombie glasses for a gift, his straightforwrd reply was, “I like zombies.” Proceeds from this set of glasses benefit Child’s Play Charity, making the lives of children who are hospitalized better by giving toys and games.

    Available from Moms Basement Charity.


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