The 2013 Humanist Holiday Gift Guide

What should you get for your favorite humanist this year? Consider our 2013 Humanist Holiday Gift Guide by AHA Executive Assistant Meghan Hamilton—secular gifts that help out great causes!

It’s that time again, my fellow humanists, freethinkers, atheists and nones! It’s the time when we gather with our friends and family to celebrate and recognize our values, morals, beliefs, and love. You may not celebrate a religious version of Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, the Winter Solstice, or any of the other widely celebrated events December brings, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a secular version. Besides, who doesn’t like receiving gifts?

So, what do you buy your secular friend or family member for the holiday season? Here are a few suggestions:

1. Want to give a gift that keeps on giving? Consider adopting a species. Although many organizations offer this, the World Wildlife Fund features a species uniquely humanist. The Darwin’s Fox has reached a critical to nearly extinct status. This fox, founded by Charles Darwin in the 19th century, is being threatened by habitat loss. Not only is this a great gift for you loved one, it also helps save the lives of our beautiful wildlife.

2. Got a humanist book worm to shop for? Humanist Press has recently come out with two great books; The Outcast Oracle by Laury E. Egan (a “Best of 2013” selection by Kirkus Reviews) and Questions About God by Stephen Perry (recently reviewed by the Philadelphia Review of Books). To view other great secular titles, go to

3. EvolveFISH is the premier website to find the perfect gift for the “nones” in your life! They have beautiful jewelry, intelligent apparel, DVDs, posters, and books with humanist, secular, atheist, and science themes. You can also find some great stocking stuffers: bumper stickers, magnates, car emblems, handsome lapel pins and cuff links, and much, much more! Visit now and start shopping!

4. For the youngsters in your life, science kits are a fun and creative way of learning and make great gifts. You can find countless science kits and sets for children and teenagers at Edmund Scientifics.

5. Finally, do you know someone who isn’t a member of the AHA but is interested in learning about humanism? Start them off with a gift membership to the American Humanist Association. In addition to all the membership benefits, they will also receive quarterly issues of the Free Mind newsletter and bimonthly issues of the award-winning Humanist magazine! The gift membership only costs $35—and best of all, you’ll be supporting the American Humanist Association’s important work on behalf of non-religious Americans.

What else would you add to our 2013 Humanist Holiday Gift Guide? Let us know in the comments!