Gifts for Golfers
18 holiday ideas that give back
In all the hubbub of the season—endless holiday parties and gift hunting and flash shopping deals—it’s easy to forget what giving during the holidays is really about: demonstrating care and thoughtfulness, and hopefully making someone’s life a bit brighter in the process. So here’s a little reminder, if you need it, to take a moment to reflect and consider. Pour some cocoa, breathe deeply, and remember what’s really important to you when it comes to spreading joy this year. And if you need it, we’ve collected a list of gifts that give back in some way, whether that’s through supporting charities or causes, funding research, or spreading awareness—all of which make for extra meaningful gifts.
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Rhoback Women's Fire Team Polo
This Americana-hued polo is just one tee in Rhoback’s larger collection of shirts that “drive change.” Each polo’s design corresponds to the cause it supports. For example, this polo features a fiery red Marine Corps-inspired microprint. With each purchase, Rhoback will donate 20 percent of all net sales to charities dedicated to supporting veterans and their families. A patriotic flag emblem marks the back, and the brand’s signature dog mascot is embroidered along the front of this machine-washable and stretchy, moisture-wicking athletic (and athleisure) wear.
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.
True Classic The Fundamental Polo 3-Pack
When this brand sought out to make the essential tee, part of their mission was to create a product that worked for everyone. That meant initiatives to bring comfortable, high quality outerwear to those who need it (tee shirts are the third most often requested item from homeless shelters). In addition to donating over 40,000 shirts monthly, the co-founders also partner with organizations and communities across the country to build homes.
Bombas Women's Holiday 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 75 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.
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.
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.
Welly Traveler 18oz
Welly donates a portion of sales to clean water projects around the world with a goal to provide access to clean water to those who need it most. The bottle is made with environment-friendly bamboo and has a double-walled vacuum insulation to keep drinks hot for 14 hours and cold for up to 24 hours.
Weatherman The United Folds of Honor Golf Umbrella
For every umbrella in Weatherman's Folds of Honor Collection, the brand will donate $5 toward the foundation that provides scholarships to families of fallen and disabled service members.
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.
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.
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Linksoul MPNW Trucker
This Linksoul "Make Par Not War" collection partners with the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), an organization that helps recovering combat veterans learn to train service dogs for other veterans, a process that is found to be extremely therapeutic. With each purchase from the collection, 10 percent of sales are donated to the WCC and other veterans foundations.
Life Is Good Men's Long Sleeve Shirt
The mission of Life is Good is to help create a more positive world for all children. Ten percent of all net profits go to the Life is Good Kids Foundation, which is an organization that impacts over 1 million kids each year by providing childcare professionals with the resources they need. This golf tee will become a fast favorite because of its fun winter-y graphic and extra-soft fabrication.
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.
The End Cancer Hampton Sun Protection Hat
Imperial hats recently teamed up with PGA Tour player and cancer survivor Joel Dahmen and MD Anderson Cancer Center to produce a special-edition bucket hat line (Dahmen’s signature hat). Proceeds from the #endcancer collection will be donated to MD Anderson’s research, education, and cancer prevention.
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.
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