Any season, any occasion, is the “most wonderful time of the year.” Thoughtful presents are part of that scene, and here is a gift-giving guide — from the progressive point of view! Survivalists will love it, too.
Updated November 12, 2023
Apparel & Accessories
- Peace Buttons – Perfect stocking stuffers.
- Recycled, Like-New Baby Clothes
- REI – New and used outdoor gear and apparel. Support a worker-owned-and-operated cooperative.
- Troublemakers Union T-Shirts – Perfect for the picket line.
- Vegan Leather Accessories
- Worn Wear – Patagonia’s recycled sustainable outdoor gear and apparel for men and women.
Arts & Crafts
- Bamboo Knitting Needle Set
- Fingerless Gloves – Start knitting now! Make several pairs!
- Peddle Sewing Machine, Non-Electric
- Rag Rug – Make it from old clothing and fabric scraps. It could become a family heirloom!
- Red Beret – Knit for a friend, and to show support for Medicare for All.
- The Nation Travel Excursion – Travel for “adventurous, intellectually curious, and open-minded progressives.”
Food & Beverages
- Hydroponic Herb Garden
- Microgreens Kit
- Prepare a Holiday Vegan Feast – An easy vegan menu and recipes.
- The Wonderful Wine – Sustainably farmed. Low sugar. Diet-friendly. Vegan.
- Bar Towels – Use. Wash. Repeat. Save paper towels.
- Cloth Dinner Napkins – Use, wash, repeat. Reduce paper waste. Throw in a set of napkin rings.
- Step Stools – Folding. Safe. Practical. Give a 2-pack.
- Spiralizer – for oodles of zoodles.
- Tofu Press
- Carsie Blanton – Pre-order the “After the Revolution” album. Release date: March 21, 2024.
- Corporate Bullsh*t: Exposing the Lies and Half-truths That Protect Profit, Power, and Wealth in America by Nick Hanauer, Joan Walsh, Donald Cohen & Zachary Roth
- Donate to Animal Legal Defense Fund – In honor of an animal-loving friend.
- Donate to Democracy Now! – In honor of a friend who prefers independent, noncorporate news.
- Donate to a Noncorporate Candidate – In honor of someone who loves American democracy and freedom.
- 32-oz wide-mouth mason jar (Ball or Kerr)
- Organic sprouting seeds
- How-to instructions
- Optional: rustic/vintage/pretty/attractive saucer or shallow bowl (The sprouting jar, with sprouting lid, will stand upside down on a saucer or in shallow bowl, to drain.)
- Container Gardening Seeds and Cookbooks from Renee’s Garden make a lovely present for patio gardeners.
- Tumbler Composter is a delight-inducing gift for sustainable gardeners.
- Janome Treadle Powered Sewing Machine runs without electricity! This is a magnificent gift for the sustainable tailor.
And last, but not least, for your…
Very Best Friends
- Collapsible Dog Travel Bowls from Rocky Mountain Dog, a proud carbon neutral company.
- Crunchy Dog Treats for your best friend’s delight, in all kinds of wild, delicious flavors! They are produced by a caring community and planet-responsible company.
- Interactive Dog Toys dispense treats and challenge canine puzzle-busting abilities.
- Lo-Cal, No-Cook Dog Treats From Your Kitchen make a party! Enjoy a few bites of fresh veggies and fruit, together, to celebrate your dog’s favorite winter holiday.