Posted by: endithinks | December 11, 2009

On holiday gifts

As more and more people are beginning to reevaluate wasting money on gifts that they truly cannot afford, people are starting to look at alternatives for their holiday needs.

Some alternatives that are starting to gain ground are gifts of recognition of a person’s particular beliefs and wishes.  One way that this is seen is in the purchasing of acres of forestland, or in donating to non-profit organizations in the name of others.

Many consumers are leaving behind the malls and the black friday events to simply buy what really matters to their loved ones.   Donating money or time in someone else’s name is an economically sound idea and it shows that you actually value that person’s beliefs.

For some ideas on where to look for such unique gifts simply go to a few of the more reputable non-profit websites such as:

Mercycorps.org

Unicef.org

Unitedway.org

natureconservancy.org

The best part of giving to charities is that everyone wins and you do not have to worry about gift receipts.

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Responses

  1. I’d ad Kiva.org to what’s already a great list. 🙂


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