8 Big-Hearted Techie Gifts That Give Back
Is there anything better than giving someone a present they truly love? Why yes! Gifting them with something they love that also contributes to a worthy cause. Check out eight gifts that are practical, stylish, and best of all, charitable.
Stone + Cloth Backpack
The Lucas Backpack by Stone + Cloth ($74) is not only stylish for everyday use and offers a padded sleeve to protect laptops, but the company also donates a portion of each sale to The Knock Foundation, a group based in Kilimanjaro that provides scholarships to communities in need.
Mophie RED iPhone Case
There are so many reasons to love this RED iPhone 5 case ($120) — the ruby color, the fact that it comes with a juice pack air case for when your battery runs low, and most especially, the fact that five percent of the proceeds go to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS.
Mend 13-Inch Laptop Sleeve
Handmade in Uganda, this laptop sleeve ($25, originally $59) isn't just gift-worthy for its sleek look. The case was created by the organization Invisible Children to help empower women affected by the Lord's Resistance Movement conflict.
Vers 1Q Speakers
She can jam to her favorite tunes, thanks to this wireless wooden speaker ($130) with Bluetooth that remembers up to 10 devices. Even better, the company will match your $1 donation to the Arbor Day Foundation if you choose to do so at checkout.
Buy the PRODUCT(RED) edition of the iPod Shuffle ($49), iPod Nano ($149), iPod Touch ($199), iPad Air/iPad Mini Smart Cover ($39), iPad Air/iPad Mini Smart Case ($69-$79), iPhone 6 Case ($45), and iPhone 6 Plus Case ($49), and Apple will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Global Fund, which fights AIDS in Africa. The scarlet-hued PRODUCT(RED) versions do not cost more than the other color options.
A portion of every item you buy from The Literary Site Store — like this USB Hubdog ($12) — funds new books for children in need. How cute and practical is this powerful pooch?
Ona Sahel Camera Strap
Ona, the purveyors of fashionable camera accessories teamed up with charity:water for the Sahel Camera Strap ($99), which sends $30 of each leather strap's proceeds to the charity's operations.
Double points for LSTN Headphones. Not only are the music accessories made from reclaimed wood, but the company partners with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to donate a portion of proceeds to helping people hear music for the first time. We especially like the Troubadour collection ($130 each) for its unique shapes.
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