19 special-edition holiday gifts that help fight HIV/AIDS with every purchase

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  • (RED) works with global brands to create limited-edition branded products that drive monetary contributions to the Global Fund – an international organization that fights to end the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
  • When you purchase a PRODUCT(RED) item, a portion of the retail price is given to the Global Fund where 100% of that money is used to combat and end the spread of HIV/AIDS specifically.
  • Many popular brands participate and design special edition (RED) products like Apple, PopSockets, Alex and Ani, Vizio, and more.
  • With the holidays and World AIDS Day (December 1) coming up, consider purchasing a PRODUCT(RED) gift for friends and family.
  • Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of our holiday gift guides here.

Regardless of how you choose to celebrate the holidays, one commonality is buying a gift or two for your loved ones. This might be something as small as a charm bracelet or as big as a new smartphone. Since the holidays are all about giving, it might be beneficial to buy from socially aware companies who turn around and give back to other organizations like the Global Fund.

The Global Fund is an international organization that fights to end the AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics. Governments, technical agencies, and communities all over the world pull their resources together to educate, treat, and prevent the spread of these three diseases. One major initiative, and probably the most well known, is (RED).

(RED) works with global brands to create limited-edition branded products that drive monetary contributions to the Global Fund. When you purchase a PRODUCT(RED) item, a portion of the retail price is given to the Global Fund where 100% of that money is used to combat and end the spread of HIV/AIDS specifically.

Many popular brands participate and design special edition (RED) products like Apple, PopSockets, Alex and Ani, Vizio, and more. With the holidays and World AIDS Day (December 1) coming up, consider purchasing a PRODUCT(RED) gift for friends and family.

Learn more about the Global Fund and (RED).

Below are 19 of our favorite PRODUCT(RED) gifts:


A smart TV to watch your favorite holiday movies

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Amazon

(VIZIO)RED M-Series Quantum 50-inch 4K HDR Smart TV, available on Amazon, $479.99

When purchasing this limited edition (VIZIO)RED TV, you’ll also be donating 10% of the purchase price to the fight against HIV/AIDS. The (VIZIO)RED comes with built-in Apple Airplay 2 and Chromecast and is compatible with Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. Plus, it comes with a signature red remote.


A pair of wireless headphones to listen to Mariah Carey

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Best Buy

Beats Solo³ Wireless Headphones Product(RED), available on Amazon, $263.44

These headphones won’t have an issue delivering your favorite music to your ears with its Bluetooth capabilities. One full charge will give you 40 hours of battery life, and if you’re in a hurry, just five minutes of charging will give you three hours of playback.

Check out our full review here.


A basic cookware set to make Grandma’s famous baked ziti

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Best Buy

(Rachael Ray)RED 13-Piece Aluminum Cookware Set, available on Amazon, $132.17

Not only is the (RED)-inspired design sharp, but each piece of the set is built to last with a strong nonstick coating. The cookware set is made with silicone safety handles and shatter-resistant glass lids.


A new charm bracelet for someone special

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Amazon

Alex and Ani Charity by Design Heart of Strength Bangle, available on Amazon, $22

Alex and Ani’s heart charm is beautiful on its own or as an addition to an existing charm bracelet. When you purchase this Charity by Design bangle, 20% of the purchase price will be used to fight AIDS via (RED).


An affordable electric toothbrush

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Quip

(RED) metal electric toothbrush, available on Quip, $40

Quip’s recent rise to fame has made oral care more manageable and affordable. Quip has taken their health stance one step further by partnering with (RED). Each Quip purchase will provide 30 days worth of life-saving medicine.

Check out our full review here.


A phone grip to help keep your phone safe

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Popsockets

(RED)IFINE PopGrip, available on PopSockets, $15

PopSockets encourages new designs that represent a nonprofit’s goals and mission. When you purchase any Poptivism-inspired PopGrip, 50% of the sale goes to the assigned charity.


A vibrant workout band for your Apple Watch

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Apple

(PRODUCT)RED Apple Sport Band, available on Apple, $49

This (PRODUCT)RED sport band is made from the same durable and comfortable material as all other Apple Watch bands, but when you purchase this band, you are helping the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa.


A pillow that can help you nap wherever you are

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Amazon

(CASPER)RED Nap Pillow, available on Amazon, $35

The Nap Pillow is the perfect headrest wherever you may need a quick nap. When purchased, 15% of the retail price will be donated to (RED).


A portable Bluetooth speaker to spread holiday cheer

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Apple

Beats Pill+ (PRODUCT)RED Portable Speaker, available on Apple, $179.95

With 12 hours of battery life, you’ll always have music ready to go. Should you run out of juice, just three short hours gives you another 12 hours of listening.


A versatile towel

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Amazon

Balthazar & Rose (Product)RED Fouta, available on Amazon, $45

Fouta towels make great gifts because of their absorbent and soft material. This multipurpose gift can be used as a towel, shawl, and even tablecloth. Plus, 10% of the retail price will be donated to (RED).


A carry-on suitcase you can use to visit family

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Montblanc

Montblanc x (RED) Cabin Trolley, available on Montblanc, $865

This carry-on is the perfect size for business or weekend travel and is generally accepted as cabin luggage. For each trolly purchased, they donate €5 to support treatments aimed at reducing HIV transmission from mother to child.


A tea infuser for cold winter mornings

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Amazon

Alessi Tea Infuser, available on Amazon, $30

Brew your favorite cup of tea with this cone-shaped tea infuser. The metal holes are small enough to keep loose tea leaves inside but large enough to allow for a perfectly infused cup of love. For every infuser sold, 10% of the price will be donated to (RED).


A warm and cozy bathrobe

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Amazon

Alexander Del Rossa Fleece Robe, available on Amazon, $49.99 and up

With the weather growing colder, a full-length fleece robe is just what’s needed to stay warm and cozy. The zipper is a nice touch for keeping the robe from slipping off the shoulders.


A moisturizing lip balm to fight dry, cracked lips

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Amazon

EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Lip Balm, available on Amazon, $4.99

EOS is a popular lip balm brand that makes an all-natural, paraben-free product. The formula is packed with shea butter and jojoba oil for hydration and maximum moisture.


A powerstation to keep your phone charged while making holiday plans

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Zagg

Mophie EMPOWE(RED) Powerstation, available on Zagg, $35.95

Charge your smartphones and tablets separately or even at the same time with the dual charging port powerstation. The powerstation can add an additional 24 hours of playback time for smartphones and an additional nine hours of playback time for tablets. (RED) will receive 5% of sale proceeds.


A bottle of extra-hot hot sauce for family meals

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Amazon

TRUFF Hotter Sauce, available on Amazon, $17.98

If heat is what you like, look no further than TRUFF’s Hotter Sauce made with jalapeños. TRUFF’s has partnered with (RED), pledging $25,000 which equates to 125,000 days of HIV medication.


A Vespa helmet for scooter-enthusiasts

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Amazon

VESPA (RED) VJ1 Helmet, available on Amazon, $314

This sharp helmet blends the signature Vespa-style with topnotch safety from the chrome trim right down to its removable padded liner. Ten percent of every sale will be used to fight AIDS through the Global Fund.


The new iPhone is a sharp-, charitable-color

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Best Buy

(PRODUCT)RED iPhone 11, available on Best Buy, $699.99

The new iPhone is one of the more reasonably priced iPhones to hit the market, and it offers some pretty high-tech features like a dual-camera, fast processor, and sharp LCD screen.

Check out the best iPhones here.


A deck of cards that saves lives

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Amazon

Theory11 Product(RED) Playing Cards, available on Amazon, $9.49

Most people have a random deck of playing cards that they’ve acquired from a street fair or vacation rental, but they probably don’t have a deck of cards that saves lives. Each deck purchased means $1 toward the fight against AIDS, meaning three days worth of necessary medicine.