Gift-Giving Galore

May 20, 2024

The gift-giving season is upon us, and I like to shop for a cause whenever possible. To help make this easy, I’ve compiled a list of businesses and organizations that sell gifts which support people with disabilities. Some offer competitive employment and job skills development in the process. Nothing like a win-win to get your holiday season off to a good start.

I have a few more issues of this newsletter in the works for December. Meanwhile, thanks for shopping from the heart to improve the lives of young people with disabilities and their families. Use the button below to add to the list and share other shopping ideas with this wonderful community.

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Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.


  • 21 Pineapples is an apparel company that “wants to change the way others perceive people with Down Syndrome & other special abilities one Hawaiian Shirt at a time.” Lots of fashionable gifts for men, women and children. Shop here.

  • Every order from Coffee For Good supports job skills development for individuals intellectual and developmental disabilities. Just ordered my “Inclusive Brew.” Get yours here.

  • Shop Three Basketeers for unique gift baskets that can be shipped throughout the U.S.

  • Creativity Explored is a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with developmentally disabled artists to celebrate and nurture creative potential. Shop here.

  • Team Woofgang & Co. makes and sells all-natural dog treats for pooches and the people who love them, plus much more. I have a special place in my heart for this amazing organization, which provides job training and social opportunities to all

    team members free of charge.

  • YO! celebrates disability rights and advocacy and provides leadership opportunities to youth with disabilities. Check out their online store for inspiring and educational posters, t-shirts and more.

  • Haley Brown makes beautiful note cards and other items.

  • Allie Guard creates colorful wall art and jewelry.

  • Sweet Heat Jams offers flavors you can’t even begin to imagine, like Blushing Heat, Drunken Pepper and Midnight Yell. Creative and yummy. Take a look.

  • Christian Royal is an accomplished potter producing gorgeous handprinted stoneware “with the charm of things imperfect and simple.” Check it out.

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