For recipients who prefer to give rather than receive, consider make a charitable donation to one of the organizations below. For more ideas, don’t forget to check out our list from last year.
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund – Adopt a gorilla (or two) for the animal lover you know. The adoption allows “courageous trackers and anti-poaching patrols to continue to protect the 380 critically endangered mountain gorillas in the Virungas seven days a week.”
Make-A-Wish Foundation – This well-known organization has been granting wishes for almost 30 years.
The Nature Conservancy – The Nature Conservancy has a variety of gift options, from trees in Brazil to an acre in Australia.
Mercy Corps – Pick out a Mercy Kit that will help someone in need – whether it be a food kit for a family who just survived a natural disaster or a women in a developing country who is starting her own business.
Carbonfund.org – Give your eco-minded friend or family member the gift of carbon neutrality.
TisBest – Too many charities to choose from? Get a gift card from TisBest, and let the recipient decide.