Sunday, December 2, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas

Ever have a hard time buying a present for someone who seems to have it all?  I recommend giving a gift which benefits more than just the receiver.  With the holidays just around the corner, this seems like an appropriate time for gift ideas! 

Specifically, making a donation in someone's name to a charity that is near and dear to them, or specific to one of their interests, is sure to benefit all involved!  I've listed some ideas below and please add your own suggestions in the comments section.  Happy gifting!

Give to others this holiday-Canned goods
under this tree will be donated to a food bank.
For the Travel Enthusiast, worldwide charities:
Heifer International
Doctors Without Borders

For the Nature Lover:
World Wildlife Fund
National Parks
Arbor Day Foundation

For Medical Interests:
American Cancer Society
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

For Children:
March of Dimes
Ronald McDonald House Charities
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Toys for Tots

The list goes on...  But, before you donate, check the Better Business Bureau's website to make sure the charity is legit and use your $avings for a good cause!


  1. Some soup kitchens will take donations and make the gift "receiver" the sponsor for a day. In Florida I gave a $75 donation in my mother's name, and they had a sign saying she was the sponsor that day. She absolutely loved that gift.

  2. You can also try for information on a charity's record.