News 12.07.22

7 Meaningful Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

Don't know what to get your loved ones this year? Here are some gifts that give back.

By Henry Decker

The holidays are quickly nearing and if you’re finding yourself stumped by what to give the activists in your life, don’t worry! If you’re looking to give back this year, instead of just giving, we have seven great gift ideas for this holiday season.

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These are the perfect gifts for anyone in your life who’s dedicated to doing good.

  1. Apparel from For Everyone Collective


    Give a fashionable gift from the For Everyone Collective. Their ethically produced clothes are created with intention by formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones (and they look fantastic!). Check out their store here.

  2. An Innocence Project Justice & Equality tote bag

    Help someone in your life show off their support for the Innocence Movement with our premium cotton canvas tote. When you purchase from the Innocence Project shop, you’ll be directly supporting our work to free innocent people and reform the legal system. Grab a tote bag here.
  3. Sweet treats from Greyston Bakery 

    (Image: Greyston Bakery)

    These cravable baked goods make a great gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and a passion for justice. Greyston Bakery hires bakers who have experienced barriers to employment, including previously incarcerated people. Scope out the sweets here.

  4. An Innocence Project mug 

    The perfect gift for any coffee or tea lover in your life, this coffee mug will support the Innocence Project’s work — it ships free if bundled with a purchase of $60 or more. It’s also perfect for sipping hot cider or hot chocolate by a cozy fireplace. Check out our store here.
  5. Baloo weighted blanket

    (Image: Baloo)

    This weighted blanket from Baloo is not only comfy without being too hot, but comes with the added benefit of giving back. The profits from the sales of the blanket in the limited-edition shade “hope rose” will be donated to Ladies of Hope Ministries, which supports formerly incarcerated women and girls. Get a cozy gift here.

  6. A stunning and powerful photography book

    The Innocents by Taryn Simon (Image: Courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art)


    The Innocents,
    re-issued this year, is a remarkable collection of photography that documents stories of individuals who were incarcerated for crimes they did not commit. It’s a moving gift for anyone committed to stopping wrongful convictions. The re-issue also features a new introduction by Innocence Project Co-founders Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck. Available here.

  7. Give the gift of giving
    Give the gift of giving by making a donation to the Innocence Project in honor of a loved one. All donations will go straight to work helping to free innocent people, preventing wrongful convictions, and reforming the legal system. Set up a donation here.

Do you have your own meaningful gift idea for this holiday season? Let us know by sharing it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, and tagging the Innocence Project. Happy holidays!

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