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St. Baldrick’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts that Give Back!

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
November 25, 2019

Each year at this time, St. Baldrick’s highlights some of the ways you can get your Holiday shopping done AND support pediatric cancer research.

This year is no exception, and we are pleased to present the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll find a variety of items supporting St. Baldrick’s – so you’re likely to find something for everyone on your gift list and help us #DFYchildhoodCancers.

Amazon Smile

Many people will do their holiday shopping online at Amazon. If that sounds like your plan, use the Amazon Smile service. By following the Amazon Smile link prior to making your purchase, 0.5% of every sale will go to St. Baldrick’s.

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THE UPSET: Life (Sports), Death … and the Legacy We Leave in the Middle, The Tyler Trent Story.

The Trent Family has published a book titled THE UPSET: Life (Sports), Death … and the Legacy We Leave in the Middle, The Tyler Trent Story. To purchase the book, visit tylertrentbook.com. By using the code STBALDRICKS, you’ll save 20% on the price of the book and 30% from each book sale will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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Maddie’s Miracles

It’s a beautiful story — hope in the face of tragedy — Maddie’s Miracles is a book you can purchase to help St. Baldrick’s fund the best childhood cancer research. You can purchase the book on Amazon and 10% of net royalties will be donated to the St. Baldrick’s partnership with the American Cancer Society. From the very beginning, Maddie was giving us all the gift of this beautiful book of life. #MaddiesMiracles

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Celtic Crossing

Long-time St. Baldrick’s supporter, Dr. Len Mattano make the leap from from pediatric cancer doctor to researcher to novelist. Set in Ireland, Dr. Mattano’s novel, Celtic Crossing, is about a family’s multi-generational struggle with cancer. Dr. Mattano’s personal experience with Li-Fraumeni syndrome as a pediatric oncologist inspired the novel.

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Chasing the Bright Side

Also new this year is a book written by Headbands of Hope founder, Jess Ekstrom, called Chasing the Bright Side in which she shares her inspirational story of overcoming challenges using her belief in optimism. A great gift!

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Hot Mess: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized

If there’s one time of the year that requires serious organizational talent, it’s the holiday season. Laurie Palau’s highly acclaimed book Hot Mess is designed to help you simplify your life and get control of your stuff. Just about anyone could use this book in their stockings. But that’s not the only reason to buy Palau’s book: Because the author is a passionate fighter of pediatric cancers, she’s donating 100% of her sales to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation between now and Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Those funds will go to benefit the Pray for Dominic Hero Fund.

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Humble Bundle

If you know of someone who loves video games, head on over to Humble Bundle, where 5% of purchases go towards St. Baldrick’s and fighting childhood cancers. Since 2010, Humble Bundle has been directing portions of its proceeds to great causes, like helping kids beat cancer.

If video games aren’t on your shopping list, Humble Bundle also offers ebooks, software, and other digital content

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St. Baldrick’s Gear from Threadless

There’s a wide variety of St. Baldrick’s gear in the St. Baldrick’s Shop at the Threadless store, where 35% of every item sold goes towards funding lifesaving childhood cancer research. From reusable water bottles to t-shirts, mugs, and smartphone cases, there’s something for everyone.

Show your pride in St. Baldrick’s, help fund clinical trials, and take care of your shopping list all at once.

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New this Year: Honored Kids’ Art Collection!

Introducing our “New” Honored Kid Art Collection in our Threadless Shop!  Shop designs by our very own talented Honored Kids:

  •  Grace C. – Quadrant, Galaxy
  • Brooks B. – Sweet Pea Up in Heaven
  • Georgia M. – Flower Girl, Lucky Charms, Late
  • Abby F. – Rainbow
  • Daisy W. – Elephant, Fish, Hope, Panda, Turtle
  • Alec S. – Can’t Drown

 You can order a variety of merchandise with this amazing artwork including Bucketfeet shoes.

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Be Brooks Brave Microfleece Blanket

Chase away the chill and support a good cause while cozying up with this Brooksy microfiber throw! Measuring 50″ x 60″, this microfiber polyester fleece throw is knitted with ultra-fine microfiber yarns, finely sheared on both sides for a soft touch that rivals cashmere. It’s warm and durable for the ultimate in all-season comfort. As a meaningful gift, this one-of-a-kind blanket displaying Brooks’s painting communicates love, hope, and bravery, all while supporting St. Baldrick’s and honoring the children who have been impacted by cancer. Cost-$50 with all proceeds going directly to the Be Brooks Brave Fund with St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

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Headbands of Hope

Headbands of Hope is much more than pretty headbands. For every item sold, a headband is donated to a child with cancer, giving kids confidence during treatment. This holiday season, use the promo code stbaldricks for 30% off all purchases. Plus, every time the stbaldricks code is used, Headbands of Hope will donate 10% of the sale to St. Baldrick’s to help fund childhood cancer research!

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Give the gift of hope this season and #DFYchildhoodCancers!


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