They say its the thought that counts when it comes to gift-giving. So why not opt-in on a charitable effort to really show your love? Support your cause, or better yet, their cause. This not only bolsters your connected spirit with your gift recipient but also benefits your local community. Bridging the gap has never been more important.

Here are some of our Favourite Gifts that Feature a Charitable Aspect

terry fox, adidas

Their annual Terry Fox Run T-shirts are just the start. Super-authentic and completely sold-out Adidas trainers, hats and countless books, the team at Terry Fox goes the distance with their merch. Loyal Terry supporters will love sporting a Fox-look in the off-season, shop early and shop often!

Non-profit Jordana’s Rainbow is a beautiful testament to the enduring love a parent has for their children. Sadly, young Jordana’s life was cut short by Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an inoperable brain tumour that affects children under 10 years old. These gorgeous sweaters from GOGO will keep you warm, inside and out. The sales also benefit research for childhood cancer with a focus on DIPG. Bracelets and other Sick Kids fundraisers make this campaign a year-round endeavour.

Child abuse is a tough pattern to break, so the folks at Kindness Only proudly employ a positive reminder for their line of clothing. Opting to always choose to be kind eliminates the possibility of abuse, and money raised with each purchase goes to charities and front-line workers who help victims of child abuse. Super-soft quality T’s that wear your heart, right on your sleeve, win-win.

All images courtesy of the brands. Lead photo by Libby Roach.