Best Golf Gifts that Give Back to Charitable Causes this Holiday Season
Tis the season for jolly and merriment—whether that means carving out some extra time for a relaxed round with pops or selecting thoughtful gifts for friends and family that will brighten their lives, on and off the course. This roundup includes great golf gift ideas to not only spread cheer and show your thanks and love this holiday, but also give back to the community, support the game’s growth, and champion nonprofits and causes focusing on, for example, the environment, veterans, or homelessness. From a pair of golf trousers that plants ten trees with each purchase, to cozy performance-enhancing cold weather boot socks that also donate pairs for those in need, this is how you can get the most merry for your swing this season.
Royal Albartross Duchess v2 Glove
Inspired by colors of the rainbow, this sunny orange and pink accented leather golf glove supports a cause close to the golf community. Ten percent of proceeds support Mia’s Miracles Foundation, named for the daughter of Maria Ochoa and PGA TOUR Professional, Camilo Villegas, Mia, who tragically passed away after battling cancer at 22 months old. The nonprofit works to spread positivity and comfort to families experiencing similar challenges.
Made from wheat straw, this stylish water bottle is easy to clean, so don’t worry if it gets messy on the course. Plus, it’s plastic-free so it’s safe for the wildlife on the greens, and with every purchase the company plants a native tree in an area in need, so you can stay hydrated while helping to end deforestation.
Tito's X William Murray Transfusion Men's Golf Polo
All the good vibes of a vodka, grape, and lime Transfusion are squeezed into this collaborative, limited edition polo. The entirety of net proceeds go towards the Texas vodka brand’s favorite charities, which includes Emancipet for animal welfare; Southern Smoke Foundation and Meals on Wheels America to address hunger, food insecurity, and the urgent needs of industry workers; United Service Organization (USO) for veterans; and the National Park Foundation. You can select which specific nonprofits you would like to support at checkout.
Igloo x Parks Project ECOCOOL Little Playmate 7 Qt Cooler
This cooler comfortably fits 9 cans of beer, sparkling water, or whatever sports drink you prefer, and is great for stashing in your cart or toting to the driving range. Plus, each purchase supports the U.S. National Parks Service, having raised over $2.5 million and counting, which is celebrated with doodles of favorite landmarks like Yellowstone and Zion—the perfect gift for your nature loving golfing buddy.
RealGolfers Muni Fox T-Shirt
Available in trendy-vintage colors like “butter” and “berry,” this incredibly soft cotton tee is inspired by a real-life fox who is often spotted during tee time on the Charleston Municipal Golf Course. The new brand, which was started by a caddy and seeks to create affordable, high-quality golf wear for all, donates 10 percent of profits to The First Tee of Greater Charleston which uses the game to empower youths and teens.
Olukai Men’s Kā‘anapali Golf Shoe
With options for men and women’s sizing, this Hawaii-designed collection of golf shoes are resilient and stylish, with a relaxed island vibe. Proceeds from each purchase go to the Ama OluKai Foundation to foster and preserve the cultures and traditions of Hawaiian peoples and lands.
Imperial The End Cancer Hampton Sun Protection Hat
The very clear, very bold, and very iconic End Cancer line of hats has been a bestseller since its creation, which was a collaboration between Imperial and PGA Tour Player Joel Dahmen, bucket hat-connoisseur and cancer survivor. Portions of the proceeds from each product in the #EndCancer collection goes to the MD Anderson Care Center and will help fund research and innovative care for cancer patients.
Pink Pony Love Fleece Sweatshirt
Welly Bamboo Traveler 28 oz
Craft + Foster and Puppies & Golf Morning Walk Natural Soy Candle
With earthy mint and floral bergamot, this candle captures the dewy brightness of a morning walk or play on the course. Each candle purchase supports military veterans—the brand’s founder is a veteran herself—through targeted organizations like K9’s for Warriors, which pairs service dogs with veterans experiencing effects of trauma, and Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities (ECAD) which trains service dogs to serve as companions and assistants for those experiencing disabilities.
Draw & Fade Modern Addie Sweatshirt
This cotton blend unisex sweatshirt features the brand’s signature embroidered golfer which was designed by artist, Young Dirty. Proceeds from each sale will go toward Black Girls Golf, an organization that works to make the sport more accessible and inviting so everyone can pursue their love for the game.
Rhoback The Drive Change Men's Polo
Working with Rhoback ambassador and rising professional golfer Trey Valentine, the company identified eight golfers of color deserving of financial support, then designed a golf shirt, from which all profits will go toward tournament-related travel and lodging for the group. Available in men’s or women’s, the ultra-soft polo features the “Drive Change” logo on the sleeve, matching the brand’s distinctive Rhoback Ridge stripe design on the back.
Palm Golf Co. Men's St. Jude Glove
This thoughtful glove is a collaboration between Palm Golf Co. and St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital—the brand donates 100 percent of all profits from the collection to supporting St. Jude’s ground-breaking research and care initiatives. As for the glove itself, the design comes in many sizes, fits, and genders. The slick, classic white form receives a colorful, moving touch by way of children’s artwork and doodles, each inspiring hope and awareness through rainbows, hearts, and words of encouragement.
Pangaia 365 Hoodie
This hoodie from Pangaia is more than just a trendy and stylish loungewear option—it’s a climate-positive product. The company says over seven miles of driving emissions were avoided, 876 days of drinking water were saved, and 53-square-feet of land was saved from pesticides in the process of creating the sweatshirt. The sweatshirt is made of 100-percent organic cotton, which is inherently natural and biodegradable, meaning that 95 percent of the water used to create the fibers is rain-fed.
Definite Articles Tor Short with Liner
These pine-hued shorts are created with CiCLO, a technology that helps hardy, synthetic materials often found in exercise wear, like polyester and nylon, break down and biodegrade more quickly. That means less impermeable plastic in our oceans, habitats, and fairways. Definite Articles is also committed to giving back to the planet; they plant trees through One Tree Planted to help reduce their environmental footprint.
Tombolo Company ‘Pearl Diver’ Swim Trunks for Billion Oyster Project
The hip brand’s oyster project capsule collection includes two breezy polos and these swim trunks, which are made with recycled polyester and adorable embroidered oyster shell iconography. Fifteen percent of proceeds go to the Billion Oyster Project which is working to keep New York City area waters clean and healthy by restoring one billion oysters to filter the rivers and ocean.
Bombas Women's Originals Calf Sock 4-Pack
When you purchase any item from Bombas, a product is immediately donated to shelters and organizations focused on aiding homeless and in-need communities. With 3,500 partnerships across the country, Bombas has donated over 100 million clothing items in return. Each product is designed with this mission in mind—the pieces are meant for those who don’t have the luxury of clean or new clothing.
Paravel Fold-Up Belt Bag
From design to construction, this bag is, in a word, thoughtful. It's a personalizable belt bag that folds into a completely flat sleeve so, when you’re not using it to carry all your must-haves, you can slip it effortlessly into your golf bag. It’s upcycled, which means it’s created entirely from post-consumer (aka used) plastic bottles. Even the zippers have been recycled. Plus, 10 percent of proceeds from the sales of this very bag will go to NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, which supports communities of color and low-income communities that are systemically impacted by climate change.
Wanderwide The Golf Register Print
The Golf Register Print features maps of 27 memorable public courses across the United States, with a place to mark all courses you've played yourself. The piece reminds us that golf doesn't have to be as exclusive as it's portrayed, and the game can make valuable impacts on young players. For this reason, $1 from every Golf Register purchase is donated to the First Tee, an organization which makes the game accessible to children across the country.
Weatherman The United Folds of Honor Golf Umbrella
Lee Elder x Linksoul Charity Rope Hat
With a pop of Augusta green, this snapback honors the legacy of the first Black man to compete at the Masters in 1975. Proceeds of sales go to the eponymous Lee Elder Foundation, stewarding opportunities and love for (and access to) golf for underprivileged children and adults in memory of the iconic trailblazer.
Life Is Good Men’s Playmaker Project Giving Crusher Tee
Made completely with cotton grown in the US, this classic tee-shirt silhouette donates 100-percent of net proceeds to the Playmaker Project, an initiative from the brand that connects joyful, supportive adult role models to 1 million children each year who have experienced trauma, and fosters play and community as healing.
For every pair of sunglasses purchased, this company donates a pair of eyeglasses or will fund an eye exam for someone in need. The scratch-resistant lenses have 100 percent UVA/UVB protection and ultra-durable frames that look great on any face shape.
Feed Projects Organizer Tote
Feed Projects partners with several smaller charitable organizations to provide meals to children in 63 countries, including America. With over 796 million people suffering from hunger around the world everyday and children among the most vulnerable in that population, the accessory company works to provide daily meals for kids at school. Each item is paired with a number—this marks the amount of meals Feed Projects will be able to distribute based on each purchase.
Stand Up To Cancer Men's Polo
Support accelerated cancer research by shopping the Stand Up To Cancer collection. This organization is focused on collaborative cancer research programs for more efficient progress toward beating cancer.
Allbirds Women's Wool Runners
Purchasing Allbirds shoes is a great way to spend while supporting sustainable practices. Allbirds strives to measure and offset their environmental impact not only through the use of sustainable materials, but also by monitoring everything that contributes to their carbon footprint, from factory processes to lighting in the company’s offices.
Tentree Twill Workwear Pant
Tread Bands All-Terrain Tieback
This headband is designed (and crafted in Pennsylvania) for adventurers of all sorts, which means it’s perfect for golf in all kinds of climates. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which focuses on educating the public about breast cancer and the importance of early detection, as well as funding free programs to offer hope, resources and support for those diagnosed.