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10 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts That Give Back

photo(46)Want to give the dads and grandfathers in your life something a bit better than another pair of socks or a coffee mug? We’ve got a few Father’s Day gifts that support charity right here, from gifts for surfers to foodies to sports fans.

Lots of charities offer gifts that give back and are perfect for dads. Help make the world a better place, and show dad how much you love and appreciate him. Here are 10 Father’s Day gifts to choose from.

 

 

  • Help Start a Small Business 1 of 10
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    By donating $100 to OxFam America, you can help support entrepreneurs in the 94 countries where OxFam creates lasting solutions to poverty. A perfect symbolic gift for business-minded fathers.  

  • Feed Him 2 of 10
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    Foodie dads will appreciate an afternoon or evening out enjoying good food for a great cause. Share Our Strength has a series of culinary events across the country, like the upcoming Taste of the Nation Los Angeles, where chefs will have over 50 different dishes to try. Proceeds support local charities that fight hunger.

  • Custom Bag 3 of 10
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    Create a custom bag through the FEED Project. On one side, the totes show FEED's logo. On the other, you can write a custom message - World's Best Grandpa - and include an image, like a favorite piece of your child's artwork. Each tote provides 10 meals for children around the world.

  • Save the Waves Shirt 4 of 10
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    Five dollars of each purchase of Patagonia's 100% organic cotton Save the Waves t-shirt goes to support Save the Waves, a nonprofit that works to preserve the coastal environment. The perfect gift for surfers, or ocean lovers.

  • Take Him Out To A Ball Game 5 of 10
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    In the Prostate Cancer Foundation's Home Run Challenge, you can make a pledge to give a certain amount for each home run hit from June 11 - 16. Join the challenge, and then take the fathers in your life out to a ball game. Don't forget the peanuts and cracker jacks.

  • Cubebot for His Desk 6 of 10
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    The MoMA store offers a lot of unique gifts for dads, like this fun Cubebot, a perfect desk toy to keep him occupied during long conference calls.

  • Team Rubicon Hoodie 7 of 10
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    This $35 Team Rubicon sweatshirt supports the organization's work to use veterans' skills and trainings to respond to natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.

  • Pirate Ship Artwork 8 of 10
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    Dads who are always up for playing pirate will love this artwork from 826 Valencia's Pirate Supply Store. Proceeds help support 826 Valencia's programs building writing skills for students ages 8 - 16.

  • Bike Chain Bottle Opener 9 of 10
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    Buying this bottle open made with recycled bike chain supports local artisans in India. It would make a great gift for cyclists, especially with a six pack of beer - or root beer.

  • Aviator Shades 10 of 10
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    Aviator sunglasses never go out of style. Proceeds from this pair from the Smithsonian Store keep the Smithsonian Museums running, like the National Air and Space Museum.

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