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LA2050 Social Impact Gift Guide – Shop for good!


This holiday season, give gifts that make a real difference – right here in Los Angeles!

Our LA2050 Social Impact Gift Guide features 60+ products and experiences sourced from local nonprofits, sustainable makers, cultural establishments, and BIPOC-owned businesses. There's something for everyone on your list, at a wide range of price points.

While you're at it, grab something for yourself. You deserve it!

Piece by Piece Linear Vase / $75

Piece by Piece offers residents of Skid Row and South Los Angeles free mosaic art workshops supporting wellness and quality of life with a path to earned income.

Library Foundation of Los Angeles 2024 Food Trucks Calendar / $18

The Library Store is a non-profit gift shop operated by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, located inside the historic Los Angeles Central Library in DTLA.

Japanese American National Museum YAHTZEE® Cup Noodles Game / $16

The Japanese American National Museum is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry.

Made by DWC LA Original Candle / $32

MADE by DWC is the social enterprise arm of the Downtown Women’s Center, the first and only organization in LA focused on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness.

Suay Sew Shop Pride Rainbow Linen Pillow / $80

Suay Sew Shop upcycles and reclaims fabrics to prevent typically-disposed of garments from ending up in landfills.

South LA Cafe South Central Hoodie / $35

South LA Cafe is a Black-owned, family-owned business that serves coffee with a cause.

Adams Wine Shop Monthly Wine Club / $50+

Located in West Adams, Adams Wine Shop specializes in wine produced by women and BIPOC from around the world.

California Department of Parks and Recreation California Explorer Day Use Annual Pass / $195

The California Department of Parks and Recreation preserves California's extraordinary biological diversity, protects its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creates opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

CicLAvia Socks / $12

CicLAvia catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation and good health through car-free street events. Free for all, CicLAvia connects communities to each other, creating a safe place to bike, walk, skate, roll, and dance.

Library Foundation of Los Angeles My LA Toddler T-Shirt / $32

The Library Store is a non-profit gift shop operated by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, located inside the historic Los Angeles Central Library in DTLA.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Butterfly Notecard Set / $22

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County protects and shares more than 35 million specimens and artifacts, the largest natural and cultural history collection in the western United States.

re_ Market Tote / $50

re_ is a sustainable market that propmotes zero waste and plastic packaging consumption.

Rareform Zion Sling Bag / $45

Rareform collects billboard vinyl to be repurposed into original products that inspire daily adventures.

City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Group Classes or Individual Lessons / Varied

The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks stewards 16,000 acres of parkland and offers extensive recreational, social, and cultural programs at more than 550 park sites.

People's Pottery Project Bud Vase / $55

People’s Pottery Project employs and empowers formerly incarcerated women, trans, and nonbinary individuals through paid training, access to healing community, and meaningful employment in its collective non-profit ceramic business.

Climate Candy FAVES 6 Pack / $24

Climate Candy turns unharvested, imperfect produce into sweet candy – and your new fave source of fruits and veggies!

relics Refurbished Point Shoot Camera / $50+

Relics is California's first Black-owned film camera store and lifestyle brand. Its mission is to bring diversity and accessibility to the world of film photography.

Sip & Sonder Monthly Coffee Subscription / $20 per month

Sip and Sonder is an Inglewood-based, Black women-owned coffee roastery that highlights Black diasporic experiences with monthly community events.

L.A. Taco Neighborhood Roll Call T-Shirt by Defer / $35

Founded in 2006, L.A. TACO is an independent news platform covering food, culture, and community in the LA metropolitan area.

Theodore Payne Foundation Superbloom Just Beach Towel / $75

The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants inspires and educates Southern Californians about the beauty and ecological benefits of native plants.

Boy Smells Exploratory Fragrance Set / $42

Boy Smells is an LA-based fragrance brand featuring scents that are fluid, essential, and also accessible.

Goodles Vegan is Believin' 4 Pack / $22

Goodles products are high in protein and fiber and can be used as a healthier alternative to popular mac and cheese brands.

Jose Ramirez Art Street Vendors 24x15" Print / $200

Jose Ramirez is an artist and an educator based in LA. In the past 30 years, he has illustrated children’s books, painted murals, and completed numerous commissions.

Angel City Football Club Unisex Grey Twill Wordmark Crewneck Sweatshirt / $70

Angel City Football Club is a member of the National Women’s Soccer League and a mission-driven organization with impact built into its business structure.

OPTIMIST Botanicals Bright Non-Alcoholic Spirit / $35

OPTIMIST Botanicals are award-winning, artfully distilled botanical spirits that are completely free of alcohol.

Homeboy Industries Chocolate Dipped Macarons / $28

Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people.

Poketo Quarterly Goal Planner / $28

Founded in 2003, Poketo has carefully curated and created a collection of design-conscious goods meant to cultivate a creative lifestyle.

LACMA Denim Embroidered Bucket Hat / $40

LACMA's mission is to serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art.

Todo Verde Taco Trio + La Vida Verde Cookbook / $30

Todo Verde is a woman of color-owned food business inspired by Latin American roots and flavors that provides healthy and delicious plant-based dishes.

Ebony Beach Club Surf Reparations Tee / $40

Ebony Beach Club is a community focused on welcoming the next generation to access a space that their ancestors were long denied.

Lil' Libros VÁMONOS: Los Angeles / $11

Lil' Libros began in LA when two friends and mothers came together with a vision to create captivating books that they did not have access to growing up.

Latinx with Plants Fishbone Cactus / $8

Latinx With Plants is a Latinx-owned business in Boyle Heights that cultivates community through plantitas and learning about our ancestral connection to plants.

Saguaro Cactus Leather Money Clip Wallet / $59

Saguaro’s mission is to make leather extinct through using high-quality cactus leather, contributing to a better world with ecological and sustainable alternatives.

L.A. Times Guide to Hiking in Los Angeles / $10

The L.A. Times is a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world.

Would Works Charcuterie Board / $60

Would Works is an LA-based social enterprise that trains and employs people experiencing homelessness in the craft of woodworking.

Le Bon Garçon Cide + Spice Caramels / $22

Le Bon Garçon is a beloved LA confectionary that has been whipping up fresh and exciting new caramels since 2010 using traditional French technique and local, organic ingredients.

Angel City Brewery Gift Card / $10+

Founded in 1997, Angel City Brewery is an brewery and taproom located in the DTLA Arts District.

Graf Lantz Cozy Carrier Merino Wool Felt Solo / $44

Graf Lantz is a home and lifestyle accessories brand based in the Silverlake district of LA, creating products from the world's earliest, most durable and sustainable materials.

Library Foundation of Los Angeles LA Laser Cut Painted Wood Coasters / $35

The Library Store is a non-profit gift shop operated by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, located inside the historic Los Angeles Central Library in DTLA.

POT Studio LA Mug Ceramics Workshop / $65

POT is the first community pottery studio for and by people of color. It offers fun classes, private parties, memberships, and more.

Metro Go Metro Map Spiral Notebook / $15

LA Metro plans, operates, and coordinates funding for most of the transportation system in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles Zoo Membership / $60+

The Los Angeles Zoo saves wildlife and connects Angelenos to the natural world by providing animal care, learning opportunities, and unforgettable experiences.

Hija de tu Madre Preguntas Bilingual Conversation Card Game / $24

Hija de tu Madre is a lifestyle brand for Latinas, based in LA.

826LA Time Travel Mart LA 8x10 Prints / $13

The Time Travel Mart is the only LA purveyor of quality goods from the past, present, and future. Proceeds from the Time Travel Mart go to 826LA, a nonprofit that supports local students with creative writing.

Hedley & Bennet Home Bundle / $145

Hedley & Bennett was born in restaurant kitchen in LA. The aprons are hand-crafted and battle-tested.

The Giving Keys Enamel Best Friend Necklace Set / $94

The Giving Keys is a pay-it-forward company that hand stamps products with inspirational words. It donates a portion of its profits to the nonprofit Chrysalis.

Sustain LA Handcrafted Felt Ornaments / $9

Sustain LA is a woman-owned small business and social enterprise with a mission to change human behavior of consumption through advancing zero waste living.

TreePeople Native Flowers Shirt / $30

TreePeople is the largest environmental movement headquartered in Southern California, centered around taking action for our environment by planting and caring for trees.

Three Gems Tea Light + Dark Roast Oolong Flight / $36

Three Gems Tea make tea breaks good, simple, and fun, and donates three percent of all proceeds to clean water projects like DigDeep and LA Waterkeeper.

Now Serving Chími Nu'am: Native California Foodways for the Contemporary Kitchen / $40

Now Serving is a POC-owned small business in historic Chinatown, and LA's only dedicated cookbook and culinary shop.

KCRW Flower Mug / $60

KCRW connects diverse perspectives and the sounds of Southern California with curious communities around the corner and around the world — on the radio, online, and in-person.

Parks Project Shrooms Two Person Hammock / $85

Founded in Santa Monica, Parks Project preserves parklands for generations and helps fund projects in national parks around the United States.

The Huntington Ceramic Tea for One Infuser Set / $28

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a research and cultural center in San Marino with 120 acres of botanical gardens, an art museum, a library of rare books, and much more.

Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tour / $10+

The Los Angeles Conservancy is a member-based nonprofit that works to preserve historic buildings and educate the community about Los Angeles County's array of historic resources.

Guelaguetza Mole Jar Gift Box / $49

Guelaguetza offers delicious Oaxacan cuisine at its Koreatown restaurant, founded in 1994 and known as one of the best Mexican establishments in LA.

Circular Fashion LA Natural Dye Kit with Flowers and Silk Scarf / $38

Circular Fashion LA is a California Social Purpose Corporation aiming to tackle the dual problems of post-consumer clothing and textile waste.

Aquarium of the Pacific Gray Whale Watch Boat Tour / $60+

The Aquarium of the Pacific is Southern California's largest aquarium, home to 12,000 animals and more than 100 exhibits that celebrate the Pacific Ocean.

P.F. Candle Co x L.A. Times Plants Jeffrey Pine Soy Candle / $24

The L.A. Times is a leading source of breaking news, entertainment, sports, politics, and more for Southern California and the world. P.F. Candle Co. produces vegan, cruelty-free, phthalate-free and domestically grown soy wax candles in Southern California with a focus on sustainability.

Pippi + Lola CAPRA Etch Planter / $69

PIPPI + LOLA hosts a beautiful collection of houseplants and botanical goods, intentionally curated to highlight and promote women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ makers across the world.

Masienda Champurrado Mix / $15

Based in LA, Masienda is a premium masa purveyor with a supply chain reaches a network of more than 2,000 small farmers throughout Mexico, across approximately 30,000 acres of traditional agriculture.

South Central Farmers CSA Box / $17+

The South Central Farmers’ Cooperative, a collective of some of the original farmers of the South Central Farm, is commited to empowering communities around attaining food sovereignty and access to high quality organic produce.

Craft Contemporary Pocket Flower Press / $19

Located on LA's historic Miracle Mile since 1965, Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower.

dublab Future Roots Radio / $50

Founded in 1999, dublab has been streaming far-out music since the dial-up age. dublab: Future Roots Radio bends time and space through sound.

Heal the Bay Crab Multi-Tool / $23

Heal the Bay advocates for the health of the Santa Monica Bay, as well as protects the coastline, restores local waterways, and enacts clean water policy to protect public health.

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