For presents that combine creativity and caring this holiday season, consider these charitable ideas.
CHOOSE THE CHARITY
Charitynavigator.org’s Good Cards work like gift certificates: You pick the donation amount, but your recipient selects the charity.
At shop.stjude.org, buy a toy, pet treats or clothes―and all profits benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Also check out the shop at unicefusa.org, where purchases benefit kids around the world.
Select “Shop for a Cause” on philosophy.com and find items like shower gel and bubble bath starting at $15. All net proceeds go to charity.
SHOP FOR GOOD
From flowers to food, giftback.com peddles dozens of great presents. When you make a purchase, the charity of your choice receives 10 percent of the sale price.
SEND AN ECO-FRIENDLY E-CARD
With every e-card you buy at treegreetings.com, a tree is planted in the United States or Central America. Cards start at $9, and recipients receive a personalized planting certificate.
MAIL RETURNABLE CARDS
Let recipients feel good, too, with cards they can send back to be recycled. Check out reproduct.net.