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Give a Gift That Goes on Giving

Updated on May 4, 2011

Give a gift that gives

Year round, there are always opportunities to give someone you know a gift. It can be Christmas, a wedding or a birthday, whatever, the reason it is a season for giving. The next time you need to buy someone a present, why not take a minute, and think about how you can make that gift a gift that goes on giving, long after the special event has passed.

The first step is to consider who the gift is meant for, what would be an appropriate gift for this individual; bearing in mind they are not actually getting a physical gift, but a notice that a gift has been made in their name to a particular cause.

A literacy organization may be the right choice and a cash donation the appropriate gift or a gift of books.

Food plays a major role in our celebrations whether anniversaries or graduations so why not make a donation to a local food bank or meal program in the name of the graduate.

There are a number of ways that you can give the gift of food; you can give food or money to an organization that is helping to feed those who are unable to purchase enough food to feed themselves.

Or you could select from several programs that provide farmers in other countries with tools, seeds or animals they require in order to feed themselves and their families. This is another way you can give a gift that has meaning that stretches far beyond the special occasion that you are celebrating with a gift in the first place.

Give thought to fair trade products. Fair Trade is a trading partnership: a partnership between individuals and communities that uses dialogue, transparency and respect, to evolve greater equity in international trade.

Fair Trade contributes to sustainable development because it offers better trading conditions to, and secures the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South.

Gift giving is a way that you can share the surplus you have accumulated over the year, often in our society, this surplus takes the form of money and gifting is a way to share.

For example, you can, when you go shopping for groceries, and there is a sale on canned or dry goods, (beans, pasta) buy a few extra and set them aside for the local food bank or meal program.

The next time you need to buy someone a gift, give though to making that gift and gift that makes a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate and give a gift that goes on giving.

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    6 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, and thanks for the link.

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    islandnurse 

    6 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

    I loved your hub so much I linked to it on one that I wrote! Thank you...

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    7 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, making a difference in someones life while giving someone else a gift is a win-win. Thanks for dropping by.

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    Kim Harris 

    7 years ago

    The grain bank sounds like a great idea and a life saver. Thanks for sharing Bob Ewing:)

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome, thanks for dropping by.

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    Sandy Mertens 

    8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    We should always remember that there are those less fortunate. It is too bad that many of us only think about this around the holidays. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome and thanks for dropping by

  • judydianne profile image

    judydianne 

    8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    Great ideas for gift-giving this holiday season for those less fortunate than us. Thank you!

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