Holidays & Entertaining

Holiday gifts that give back

64473H(NC)—There is no better gift to give than a gift that keeps on giving – whether this includes giving back to your community, environment or loved ones. Here is a list of some holiday gift ideas that not only add a little light to whoever receives them, but help make the world a bit brighter too.
Plan a Volunteer Vacation Getaway
The holidays are a lot about spending time with family and friends. This year, why not plan a vacation for you and your loved ones to get away together and volunteer for a good cause. Doing so will allow you to spend quality time together while helping individuals or communities in need – a priceless gift.
Make a Tribute Donation
Give in honour of someone else this holiday season. Instead of giving to a specific charity in someone else’s name, spread goodwill by donating money to a cause that holds special meaning to that person — like education, women’s empowerment or the environment.
Buy a gift that makes a difference
Luckily, many retailers today offer a variety of gift options that pull double duty. For example, for every soft toy purchased at Ikeabetween November 1 and December 26, $1 will be donated to UNICEF and Save the Children to support the education of children in need. In addition, during the week of December 20, Ikeawill extend the campaign to include all Children’s Ikeaproducts plus any kids’ meal.

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