Since 2017, Open to All has united nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and large corporations to transform America toward a shared vision that everyone should be welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability.
Open to All’s Holiday Gift Guide connects customers with businesses that are doing just that. The guide blends the presence of iconic brands, including Bath & Body Works, Michaels, and Petco, with unique, artisan-made gifts. The featured small businesses are operated by growing entrepreneurs, talented artists, and thriving changemakers. For the past five years, our Holiday Gift Guide has showcased brands creating a culture of belonging during the holiday season and all year-round.
Take, for example, Jansport, whose Central Adaptive Backpack mimics the brand’s iconic bookbag design while offering enhanced accessibility. The bag features easy-release buckles and finger loops for those with dexterity limitations, plus adjustable straps that help the bag fit securely on a wide variety of wheelchairs and other mobility devices. Jansport worked with Open to All Coalition member Disability:IN to create a product that centers the voices and needs of people with disabilities. Not only is the product featured in our Holiday Gift Guide, but Jansport’s Adaptive Collection was recognized by Fast Company’s 2023 Innovation by Design Awards.
Small businesses have the power to generate major change in their communities. Local First Arizona was built around the notion that inclusive economies begin with hometown pride. That’s why they’ve spent over twenty years connecting consumers with Arizona’s unique culture. A gift card from Local First can be used to purchase a one-of-a-kind item from more than 300 Arizonan sellers. Plus, each purchase helps build a vibrant and sustainable economy that strengthens entrepreneurship, community development, racial equity, and environmental action.
With items available at a wide range of prices from an array of retailers, there’s something for everyone on your list. Take a peek at the 5th Annual Holiday Gift Guide, and you’ll find the perfect present for your co-worker, significant other, parent, or friend!