You know it happens. The gifts you give often become clutter in the back of someone’s closet, or stuck in a drawer, or simply lost. We also always have people in our lives who are the ‘hard to shop for’ type. Sometimes they already have everything they need, yet you want to give them a gift. In either case, in place of a physical gift, here are some meaningful and useful gift ideas – I promise they won’t end up in the back of the recipient’s closet.
Bedandbreakfast.com – Accepted at more than 4,000 locations, no blackout dates, this certificate can be the perfect get-away weekend idea, starting at $25.
JustGive.org – Make a donation in honor of the gift recipient, or give a friend a membership to a non-profit organization. At Just Give you can donate online to thousands of charities.
Gift A Tree – Plant a seed for a greener tomorrow with the Arbor Day Foundation. With each $5.95 card purchase, a tree will be planted in a national forest that has been damaged by fire, insect or disease, and you’ll receive a Give-a-Tree card to present as the gift. Buy more then 100 for only $3.95 each.
Fandango.com – Everyone loves the movies and having Fandango Bucks makes going to the movies easier. Personalize your gift with a message and choose one of the many occasion-based themes! This gift can be emailed or printed for delivery.
Food and Friends.org – This is one of our favorite local charities. Your donation allows Food & Friends to serve more than 1,100 men, women and children, each day, who are living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-challenging illnesses. Just $25 provides enough food for a week of freshly-prepared meals.