Gifts that help support journalism this year. It's important.


As writers and publishers ourselves, we’re big 1A fans around here. We want to support the important work that journalists do every day as part of an essential free press. If you’re of the same mind, these are some really special gifts to help support journalists and journalism in different ways.

For the right person on your list, it will be an incredible meaningful gesture.

Gifts that help support journalism, because it matters more than ever




All gifts have been editorially determined by our staff. There has been no compensation for inclusion. (We know that's rare.)

There are affiliate links in this guide, which means that some purchases will generate a small commission to help support our own small woman-owned business, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting us!

All prices accurate at time of publication but subject to change.

Be sure to visit our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide posts and our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide posts for even more fabulous gift ideas
including 50+ cool gifts for kids and teens, all under $15





America Needs Journalists t-shirt

A portion of proceeds supports the Daily Iowan, the independent, nonprofit student newspaper at the University of Iowa.

$23, RayGun 


Under Fire, by April Ryan

Reporting from the Front Lines, indeed.

$16.48, Amazon


Tribute donation to the Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ defends journalists and upholds our right to access information to maintain a free society.


(Photo: Engin Akyurt via Pixabay)


We The People ACLU Mug

A little democracy with your morning coffee, perhaps?

$18, ACLU shop


$100 basic digital, or $150 premium digital


Pocket US Constitution

Good reading. For real. 

$12 for 10, ACLU shop 

 Be sure to visit our 2020 Small Business Holiday Gift Guide
which helps support dozens of indie shops, makers and artists with the best gifts for everyone on your list.

See our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here

And don't miss our guide to 50+ of the coolest gifts for kids under $50.