This post was originally published on The Intrepid Foundation blog.
Remember the striped socks you took home in last year’s office gift exchange? Or the ‘Coastal Breeze’ scented candle from your uncle? Of course you don’t.
In 2012, ‘Giving Tuesday’ was started as a day to push back against the consumerism tempted by the holiday season. This year, join people around the world in a movement of paying it forward instead of paying for, well, just stuff.
Your loved ones don’t need another picture frame, so get ahead of your holiday shopping and gift them something that will last all year long.
1. For once, give a gift that you want regifted
When you make a donation on a loved one’s behalf, you can ask them to keep the giving going with a Global Gift to someone else. After all, sharing the love is what the holidays are about.
2. Give a gift to a cause that matters to you
From protecting Chile’s natural wonders, empowering youth in Cambodia, or protecting elephants in Sri Lanka, our Global Gifts range has something for everyone on your gift-giving list. No matter how much you have to give, it will go straight to the people and places who really need it – and every donation counts.
3. Give a gift that travels with you
For the globetrotters and wanderlusters in our lives, give them something that will actually help a place they love. From Cambodia to Morocco, our gifts have an impact all over the world.
4. This is a gift that won’t end up in a landfill
Unwrapping the latest smart watch or a new pair of shoes can bring a smile to anyone’s face. But here’s the truth: those things will one day end up shoved in the back of a drawer, tucked away on a closet shelf, or worse, tossed in the bin. So why not put that money to good use by investing in something that’ll last, like empowering female rangers in Kenya, or protecting sea turtles in Costa Rica?
5. It’s perfect for that hard-to-shop-for friend
6. It’s a gift that gives twice
When you invest in people and places, you’re making the world a better place for everyone. What starts with a Global Gift from us means so much more. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones that are shared with others. As always, we match every donation to The Intrepid Foundation – including Global Gifts. Plus, 100% of your giving will go straight to the project.
Get into the holiday spirit! Give back while you get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Check out our range of Global Gifts now.