Shopping for the holidays can be daunting. And it can be particularly challenging to find gifts that are truly meaningful. This year, we are excited to share with you gifts that give back to communities in increasingly important ways. From new publications that celebrate diversity, to clothing that supports social justice initiatives, here are the top five presents on our holiday wishlist that are filled with meaning.
HUMAN, a magazine by photographer, Gregory Prescott, embraces photography, art and is a visual story of our diverse human race. The models featured in Volume 1 of the publication include African-American model May Daniels, twins Matt and Mike Perfetuo who have alopecia, and albino model Sky Maryse, among others. It’s a true celebration of what makes us all human. A gift for anyone who loves unique black and white photography.
Shopping for the guy on your list can be hard, so BOXFOX has made it easier with curated boxes by some of today’s top NBA players. We’re loving their Recharge box, curated by Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves. It includes everything a man needs to recharge, from a Native Union dock that will keep his phone powered up, to cozy socks for long trips.
This next gift we’re extremely proud about, as we produced the cover. MOYI Magazine is the first magazine to celebrate an African Diaspora lifestyle around the globe. Inside each issue, which is launched quarterly, you can see homes from New York to Johannesburg and beyond. It’s a true celebration of Black life, published both in English and French. A gift that goes beyond the typical magazine subscription.
Every month you can leaf through this calendar, and see a beautiful illustration by French artist, Nicholle Kobi. A celebration of Black women, Nicholle’s illustrations are filled with Black Girl Magic. The monthly calendar will quickly become a keepsake at the end of the year, featuring 12 original illustrations by the artist.
Santa is joining Colin Kaepernick this year in taking a knee. The Kneeling Santa Crew by HSTRY, a clothing line by Nas, is fashion that gives back. Proceeds from the sale will go to The Center for Court Innovation, a non-profit that seeks to help create a more effective and humane justice system, reducing both crime and incarceration.