It is hard to believe the holidays are upon us and many of us are still left wondering what to buy for that hard-to-gift person or what other little surprise to put in our children’s stockings. Fortunately we have some last-minute ideas that would make a perfect gift or stocking stuffer and also capture what the holidays are all about; giving and thinking of others. And it does not hurt that some of these offer a little something tangible for us or our loved ones as well.
BiddingForGood – The perfect stocking stuffer for the tween or teen, or the grown up child in your life! Bidding for Good is a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers, and socially responsible businesses. With categories ranging from event tickets, to designer clothing and handbags, to electronics, and unique adventures there is sure be something for your hard to satisfy young adult. If giving to your child create a gift card to place in a stocking with a certain amount of money and ‘bid’ on an item with your child, letting him not only choose a really cool gift but also what charity to support.
FashionProject – This on line shopping and donation site is designed not only for shopping some of the top brands in fashion at significant discounts, but also allow the money spent on these items to go towards a good cause. Fashion Project’s mission is to raise as much money as possible for charity by creating a community where members can donate gently used items and shop for causes they care about. With new items added every day this would be a great gift to give to a fashion conscious bestie or your stylish teen.
DonorsChoose – The perfect ‘extra’ gift for your elementary student. Show how valuable you feel your child’s education is by giving a monetary gift to help teachers fund academic projects. Donor’s Choose supports schools in need of funding for special projects including field trips and performance arts. Search the many worthy projects with your child and let her choose the one she would like to support.
World Wildlife Fund – A wonderful gift for the little ones that not only gives them something sweet to snuggle but also teaches the importance of being kind to animals. Symbolically adopt an endangered species and your donation will help global efforts to protect wild animals and their habitats. Choose from several species including tigers, polar bears, gray wolves, leopards, and so many others. Depending on the donation amount children will receive plush toys, adoption certificates, tee-shirts, species info cards, and a framed photo of the adopted animal.
Seeds Of Life – The perfect family gift this holiday! A great way to celebrate a birth, a special day, or honor a loved one including pets. Choose from a wide variety of flowering trees of all sizes to plant in your yard or a special place. Not only a very meaningful gift, it is also a very green gift, helping to replace the many trees that are often cut down.