5 Great Gift Ideas for Progressive Dads and Grads

It’s June, and that means it’s a time to honor graduates for their recent success, and dads for their hard work year-round.

As you know, this year’s holiday and celebrations will be different, with canceled graduation ceremonies and fewer visits with family, as we all continue to do our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

But we can still show appreciation for our loved ones this month. If you’re looking for some gift ideas, we put together a few suggestions for your progressive dad or grad.

Harry’s Pride Shaving Set

Looking to combine Pride and a gift for your dad or grad this month? Harry’s has you covered with its “Shave with Pride Set.” Each set comes with a unique iridescent shave handle, 4oz of shave gel, three blade cartridges and travel cover, and a fun box designed by artist José Roda. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth (which is also on CREDO’s donations ballot this month).

Buy Harry’s Shave with Pride Set here.

Face Mask that Gives Back

It’s now widely accepted that wearing a face mask in public can help slow the spread of coronavirus. The CDC recommends wearing a face mask while continuing to remain socially distant and practice proper hygiene. Without a vaccine available, face masks may likely remain a go-to clothing item for quite some time. While some well-known fashion companies are looking to cash in on the face mask market, some other clothing manufacturers are making face masks with a social mission. 

If your dad or grad is looking for a new face mask, take a look at the ones made by Minna, a queer woman-owned and majority queer or woman operated business, which will donate one mask to an organization in need, like the Two Bridges Women’s Shelter in NYC, for every mask purchased.

Here’s a list of mask manufacturers and brands that are giving back.

Ben & Jerry’s Gift Certificates

We know, nothing says you went last-minute shopping like a gift card. But hear us out: First, during stay-at-home orders and social distancing, e-gift certificates make a lot of sense. Second, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and frozen yogurt are really good. And third, the company has been a long-time and outspoken advocate for progressive issues. The company recently called for dismantling white supremacy with a bold statement and action plan after the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.

We always want to recognize other companies that share our values and take meaningful action, so if you’re interested in voting with your wallet and giving some great ice cream to your dad or grad, you can purchase a Ben & Jerry’s gift certificate here.

Or get a year’s worth of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and $100 off a new smartphone of your choice (see last gift idea!)

ACLU’s Protest T-Shirt

Is your dad or grad planning to march for social justice and to reform our policing system? Give them a gift that will keep them and their fellow demonstrators informed of their constitutional rights as they protest with the ACLU’s Protest Tee.

The front of the tee features a warning to law enforcement that you are aware of your rights, and the back lists five steps to take if you or your friends are stopped by the police. With this t-shirt, the ACLU (a long-time CREDO grantee and ally) is “uniting in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives to completely reimagine policing by divesting from police and reinvesting in communities targeted by police.”

Buy the “Know Your Rights” Protest T-shirt or check out other gift ideas in the ACLU’s online store.

$100 Off ALL Smartphones (and more Ben & Jerry’s)

We might be biased, but what better way to celebrate your progressive dad or grad than with a new phone from CREDO Mobile, the only mobile company that shares their values and donates $150,000 every month to support civil rights, equality, voting rights, economic and climate justice, and more.

Add a line today to get $100 off ALL smartphones. You’ll also get 12 pints of Ben & Jerry’s® Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt—it’s ice cream all year!

Your dad or grad will not only get a phone on the nation’s best network, they’ll get the satisfaction knowing their mobile carrier is fighting for and funding the causes they care about.

Get $100 off all smartphones + 12 pints of Ben & Jerry’s here.