Shop For A Cause

Everything pictured here does double duty, letting you check off your gift list while giving back to local charities.

Fiona Playing Cards

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Everyone loves Fiona. Her playing cards help support her home, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. $5.99, Bicycle Cards, shopbicyclecards.com


Public Supply notebook

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Teachers in high-needs classrooms get some of the profit from Paper Goods notebooks. $14, MiCA 12/v, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 533-1974, shopmica.com


Silk Fan

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

This elegant fan, featuring an intricate golden design on white silk, is not only a lovely accessory. Proceeds benefit eight local groups, including Freestore Foodbank, Light House Youth Services, and Wesley Chapel Mission Center. $175, Mannequin Boutique, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 813-3982, mannequinboutique.org


Art Supplies

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Sales support Indigo Hippo and area arts programs. Indigo Hippo, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 918-4917, indigohippo.org


The Original CincyGive Tee

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Every dollar from the sale of these Cincy-centric shirts benefits local charities. $20, My State Threads and Cincinnati Bell, mystatethreads.com


Transforming Cincinnati

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Learn about the ArtWorks murals all around the city and give back to the organization behind them. $49.99, ArtWorks, artworkscincinnati.org


Handmade Ceramic Bowl by local Artist Yvonne Cooper

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Buy a bowl for you and 40 percent goes toward filling one for kids through the Freestore Foodbank Kids Cafe After School Program. $20, MiCA 12/v, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 533-1974, shopmica.com


Charley Harper puzzle

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

An artwork-turned-puzzle by the famous local artist. Sales go directly to the Art Museum.  $18.95, Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, (513) 721-2787, shop.cincinnatiartmuseum.org


Owl Stuffed Animal

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

The purchase of an adorable stuffed animal or any other gift helps support the hospital’s important clinical and research work.  $14, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Gift Shop, Avondale, (513) 636-4310, cincinnatichildrens.org


Sari Crown Necklace

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Gold-colored spires combine with recycled, sari-wrapped wood beads in this necklace, which is crafted by makers working with an organization aimed at bringing hope to challenged areas of India. $39.99, Ten Thousand Villages, O’Bryonville, (513) 871-5840, tenthousandvillages.com


Graeter’s Blueberry Pie Brown Ale

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Braxton Brewing Co. and its partners have pledged to donate more than $10,000 to The Cure Starts Now. $9.99 per four-pack, Braxton Brewing Co., Covington, (859) 261-5600, braxtonbrewing.com


The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848 postcards

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

The Friends of the Public Library funds its activities and programs through profits from the gift shop. $10 per set of four, Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Shop, downtown, (513) 369-6035, friends.cincinnatilibrary.org


Carabello Coffee

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Your morning cup could help the Ohio Valley Cat Rescue, Miami Valley Christian Academy Fine Arts Boosters, and HELP Homeschool Co-op, in addition to programs abroad. $12.95, Carabello Coffee, Newport, (859) 415-1587, carabellocoffee.com


Penguin Painting

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

When you put the work of these penguin Picassos on your wall, the profit goes directly toward conservation of their fellow species. $200, Newport Aquarium and WAVE Foundation, Newport, (859) 261-7444, newportaquarium.com


Morropón Dark Chocolate

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Maverick operates on a direct trade model, purchasing its cacao beans so that farmers and co-ops—such as the Norandino Co-op in Morropón, Peru, which provides the beans for this bar—receive more than $500 per metric ton over the market price. $9, Maverick Chocolate, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 381-0561, maverickchocolate.com


Leather Wristlet

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

This hometown accessories company gives 10 percent of all profits back to a local nonprofit each year. This time around? ArtWorks. $65, Wish Supply Co., wishsupplyco.com


White Ceramic Clay House

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Sales from these adorable ceramic houses help the community of Vietnamese artisans who made them afford their very own homes. $29.99, Ten Thousand Villages, O’Bryonville, (513) 871-5840, tenthousandvillages.com


Flying Pig Marathon bow tie

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

In addition to raising awareness through bold design, $10 from the purchase of each bow tie supports the Flying Pig Marathon. $65, BowTie Cause, bowtiecause.com


Blue Planet Eyewear Sunglasses

Photograph by Aaron M. Conway

Purchase a pair of Blue Planet Eyewear glasses, and a new pair of reading glasses is donated to someone in need. $34, MiCA 12/v, Over-the-Rhine, (513) 533-1974, shopmica.com


Swoon-Braddock Tiles  
Designed by popular artist Swoon, these tiles are handmade in Braddock, Pennsylvania, each one a unique piece varying slightly in color, shape, and size. Profits benefit the Contemporary Arts Center. $60 per set of three, Contemporary Arts Center, downtown, (513) 345-8400, contemporaryartscenter.org

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