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Gifts That Give Back to Childhood Cancer Research (The 2019 Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Charity Gift Guide)

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By: Trish Adkins

’Tis the season for holiday shopping! We’ve got something for everyone on your list. When you shop with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) or one of our partners, your gifts help fund childhood cancer research and raise invaluable awareness of the need for cures!

From jewelry to gifts for party hosts to cozy socks, we’ve got something that will make everyone on your list happy. (And trust us, this stuff is so great, you’ll want to toss in a few gifts for yourself too!)  

1. Because Jewelry is Always a Good Idea
Gifting jewelry is a great way to create a lasting memory for the recipient. Whenever they slip on the bracelet or necklace you gifted, they will think of you and the good your gift made possible! The “One Cup, Lemonade” Unselfie Band is a great gift for the teens on your list. For each $10 bracelet purchased, Unselfie will donate $1 to ALSF.  Do you know someone who prefers a little more shine on their wrist? The Mantra Band ($35) available in yellow gold, rose gold and silver is perfect on its own and scores ALSF a $5 donation per bracelet sold. And just in time for winter, the “Let It Snow” locket from Origami Owl ($49)  makes a great teacher, parent, friend or grandparent gift. For each locket sold, Origami Owl will donate $1 to ALSF. 

2. Don’t Show Up to the Party Empty Handed
Whether you are overnight guests or just popping in for a holiday party, you don’t want to be those people who show up empty handed! Thank your host with a bottle of One Hope Wine ($25)  (and the company will donate 10% of your purchase to ALSF. Pair it with Nonni’s Limone Biscotti (3 boxes for $18.50) for double the deliciousness and double the donation. Staying the night? Bring along some Florida’s Natural (price varies by retailer) for lemonade mimosas in the morning. Florida’s Natural will donate 100% of their profits to ALSF from each lemonade sold.

3. Send Some Cookie Cheer
Spoil your loved ones or business colleagues with a gift package from Cheryl’s Cookies ($49.99). Filled with cookies, muffins and other goodies, this gift set donates 15% of all net profits back to ALSF!  Have children who live far away on your list? Send them the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Kiwi Co gift crate ($44.95), packed with everything kids need to host their own lemonade stand! Kiwi Co will donate 25% of net profits to ALSF for each Lemonade Stand crate sold.

4. The Best Gifts for your Favorite Families 
Treat your favorite families on your list with treats from Alex’s Shop, the official shop of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The adorable Hero Puppy ($12)  is perfect to cuddle up with while reading Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand ($15.95). Keep reading with the Suzie Sunshine book ($14.95 hardcover; $6.99 kindle) by Danelle Matlack, who donates a portion of her book sales to ALSF. If you are not cozy enough, snag some Little Sleepies pajamas (price varies). Little Sleepies donates a portion of all sales to ALSF!

5. Deck the Halls
Give the gift of warm scents all year round with the “When Life Gives You Lemons" warmer, ($20) and Scentsy will donate $4.25 from the sale of each warmer to ALSF. And get prepped for the holiday by decorating your tree with the official 2019 ALSF Ornament ($20), honoring the Valley Forge Towers lemonade stand which has raised more than $100,000 for childhood cancer research!


6. Because it’s Cold Outside
Stuff everyone’s stockings and keep them warm with Circle Socks ($10), available in black with yellow polka dots ($2 a pair donated to ALSF!). Since you should never go out without a hat, stock up on the brand-new beanie hat from the ALSF Shop or grab a Love Your Melon ALSF beanie ($30) and Love Your Melon will donate $10 a hat to ALSF. For bonus coziness, grab one of the brand-new ALSF sweatshirts available in crewneck ($24) or hoodie ($34).

7. For The Foodie
If you have a foodie on your list, don’t forget to grab them a copy of Alex’s Table ($29.95). Alex’s Table is filled with more than 55 recipes from world-renowned chefs and mixologists alongside favorites from hero families and celebrities. For snack lovers, treat them to a Zest Box subscription (starting at $49.99). In each Zest Box, your lucky recipient will receive a selection of healthy, non-gmo, organic snacks and meal options. (And Zest Box will donate 2% of profits to ALSF!)

8. Give the Gift of Research
Make your end of year gift in honor of someone before December 18, and we’ll mail your honoree an exclusive 2019 holiday card with a personalized, handwritten message from you! You can also gift one hour of research ($25 and up) from Alex’s Shop.

9. Amazon For It All
While you take advantage of Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping, be sure to shop through Amazon Smile. Select ALSF as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .5% of eligible purchases to ALSF. Want to give a gift that helps even more? Check out the ALSF Amazon wishlist to purchase items that help the organization administer more programs that help families and children!

10. Give the Gift of your Presence
Traveling this season? Rent your car from Budget! You can save up to 25% and Budget is donating 5% back to ALSF!

Looking for more great gift ideas? Head to Alex’s Shop for more gifts that give back to childhood cancer research.