This holiday season, why not give back to the city you love by buying gifts that help aid those affected by Hurricane Sandy? A bevy of retailers and designers are offering New York-centric goodies that directly support victims of the superstorm that ripped through the boroughs just over a month ago. Not only do these awesome wares help make a positive impact on the lives of fellow New Yorkers, they're also unique things that your friends and family will love.
At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20×200.
Artist Sebastian Errazuriz has transformed Milton Glaser’s iconic I Love New York T-shirts into pieces of wearable art that speak to how our city weathered Hurricane Sandy. The dip-dyed tees are great gifts for both guys and gals.
Note: Thanks to generous readers like you, this item is now sold out. Luckily, there’s another alternative shirt here that’s just as cool.
Jewelry designer Joan Hornig’s barbell shaped necklace is made from sterling silver and priced at $80.22 – paying tribute to Sandy’s 80 MPH winds and the 22 states affected. 100% of profits go towards a Sandy-related charity of your choice.
100% of the profits from Dana Walden’s recycled metal necklace will go towards The Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy Relief fund. Bearing the words “New York State of Mind,” the stylish piece of jewelry promotes giving and… Billy Joel?
The folks at Skreened have an array of New Jersey themed t-shirts that benefit our neighboring state, including Jersey Shore-themed duds. 100% of the profits go toward restoring the shore and the boardwalk.
Jersey rockers, Gaslight Anthem, have designed a line of t-shirts and posters to help clean up their beloved home state.
Nicole Cleary’s cute tote is printed on post-industrial recycled cotton, so you can save the Earth while you help out Sandy victims.
Lauren Bush Lauren’s charity FEED bags are upscale enough to be found at Bergdorf’s and Barney’s. The heather grey totes are emblazoned with the New York skyline, and each purchase will supply a Sandy victim with 2 meals.
Comic book nerds and Garbage Pail Kid fans will love this print of Donnie Goth by Luis Diaz, which will benefit the Hurricane Sandy NJ Fund.
If t-shirts, art or jewelry aren’t your thing, get your friends this Coney Island Forever coffee mug from Lola Star. With the iconic island mermaid on the front, the proceeds will be donated to Coney Island businesses and people.
Keep fruits and veggies fresh 2-4 times longer organically with FreshPaper‘s biodegradable sheets. Buy one pack, and FreshPaper will donate one to a food bank affected by Hurricane Sandy, starting with the Community Food Bank of NJ.
Tis the season for giving, so give twice with one of these awesome gifts that benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.